1936 — 2014
Donald L. Selting, 78 of Elgin, NE, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Heritage of Bel-Air in Norfolk.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin.
Visitation will be 6:00-7:30 Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Lee Selting was born at Elgin on April 11, 1936 to Bernard and Ervilla Henkenius Selting and passed away November 9, 2014 at Heritage of BelAir in Norfolk after a courageous two month battle with brain cancer.
While a young child, he and his parents moved to Oregon and later to Boulder, Colorado, returning to Elgin in 1947. Don graduated from St. Boniface High School with the class of 1954. He joined the Nebraska National Guard in 1954, later transferring to active duty in the US Army where he served from 1955 to 1957 in the 7th Army Transportation Corp stationed in Bamberg, Germany.
After his discharge, he attended an agricultural short course at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
He returned to Elgin where he began his farming career, purchasing a farm near the Cedar Creek east of Elgin, where he resided at the time of his death.
In 1965, Don was recognized as Antelope County Outstanding Young Farmer, and competed for the state award. He was a seed corn producer many years for Northrup King Seed. He also served on Pope John school board, as a St. Boniface Trustee and lector, and was a member of Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 229.
On November 14, 1959, he was married to Nancy Paul of Elgin in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. They were blessed with five sons. Don and Nancy traveled extensively and spent the winter months in warmer climes, enjoying the fishing on the gulf coast of Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy; sons Leigh (Marsha) of Laramie Wyo; Lynn (Amy) and Gene (Angie) of Elgin, Jamie (Dixie) of Fairview, MT and Joseph (Tina) of Lincoln. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren; Brian (Kelsey), Tony, Kevin, Lauren, Nicholas, Gabriel, Elizabeth, Allyson, Michael, Lexie, Jesse, Lacie, Brady, Lindsey, Samantha, Megan Selting; three great-grandchildren; Carter, Eli, and Kinley Selting and step-grandson, Thomas Bodily (Charity, Alexander, Carolyn )of Utah.
1949 — 2014
Patrick Joseph Dwyer passed away Oct. 29 in Aurora, CO. Funeral services were at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Aurora on November 6, 2014.
Patrick was born on January 15, 1949.
He was the oldest son of Leo and Dorothy (Buelt) Dwyer. He attended rural school Dist. # 3 in Wheeler Co. for grades 1 through 8th and St. Boniface High School for 9-12th grades, graduating in 1967.
Patrick attended Wayne State College before enlisting in the United States Air Force.
During his four years of sevices he was stationed in England. After his service he lived in Omaha for a short time before moving to Aurora, CO.
In 1970 he married Judy Josten. To this union 4 children were born. Rev. Fr. Curtiss Dwyer in the Navy and currently serving in the Prusian Gulf, Gina (Jason) Eidinger of Grand Junction, CO, Nora (Dave) Bonfoey of Thorton, CO and Carl (Sara) Dwyer of Platteville, CO.
Patrick is survived by his father and step-mother, Leo and Dorothy of Elgin. Two brothers, Matthew (Jan) Dwyer of Hastings and Michael (Mary) Dwyer of Bartlett. Three sisters, Sheila (Patrick) Clark of Birdseye, IN, Patricia (Vincent) Spieker of Elgin and Bridget Dwyer of Jasper, IN. Three step sisters Deb (Mike) Hoffman, Bloomfield, NE, Dee (Gary) Walter of Columbus, and Darla (Dan) Schiefelbein of Columbus. Seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his mother, Dorothy and Brooke a step-neice.
James P. Schueth
1935 — 2014
James P. Schueth, 79, formerly of Palatine, IL, passed away, Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (today) at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will be Wednesday afternoon at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, rural Clearwater, with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
James Paul Schueth, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Thiele) Schueth, was born October 28, 1935 at Superior, NE.
He moved with his family to Elgin in 1940 and graduated from St. Boniface School in Elgin in 1953.
He entered the U.S. Army Sept. 3, 1953 and was honorably discharged in August of 1956. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he received a degree in Economics and Business Organization.
He worked for Multigraphics in Lincoln, NE, San Jose, CA, Cleveland, OH, Anaheim, CA, and Chicago, IL, where he lived until he retired do to ill health.
Many years of business travel allowed him to see most of the USA and a few foreign countries. Jim was an avid golfer and played on over 120 courses in 14 states, Mexico and the Bahamas.
He returned to the Elgin area in 2009.
At the time of his death, he resided at the Veterans Home in Norfolk.
Jim is survived by a brother: Henry and wife Rosie of Elgin, NE; a sister: Martha Coliannia of Denver, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Agnes Latin and husband Bill; Delora Thomas and husband Martin; Margaret McManaman and husband Jack; one brother: Brother Florian (Charles) Schueth SDS, and brother-in-law Phil Coliannia.
October 30, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1933 — 2014
Donald T. Starman, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 27, 2014 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Following services, Don’s body was donated to the Nebraska Anatomical Board, and later will be buried at St. Boniface Cemetery in Elgin. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Donald Theodore Starman, son of Gerhard and Pauline (Hoefer) Starman, was born January 16, 1933 at Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church and attended St. Boniface Catholic School in Elgin. He was employed by Contois Motors in Neligh until September 1961, when he began working for Union Oil Company.
On June 12, 1962, Don married Kathleen Ann Camp at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg. To this union, three children were born: Todd, Tammi and Tanya. The couple lived in Elgin where Don continued working for Union Oil Company for 25 years. In 1986, he started his own mechanic shop, Don’s Repair. Kathy passed away February 4, 1996.
Don married Marlene Clara (Schmidt) Eskens on February 15, 2014 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Coleridge, NE and moved to Coleridge. He entered Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge in August 2014, and it was there that he passed away on October 24, 2014 following a battle with cancer.
He was a life-long member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin and enjoyed being a member of St. Boniface Church Choir for 65+ years. He enjoyed old cars, motorcycles, the mountains, and spending the last several years traveling with Marlene, “Church Hopping” and visiting religious locations.
Don is survived by his wife Marlene of Coleridge; one son and family: Todd (Michele) Starman of Cozad, NE; Zach Starman of Lexington; Kaylea, Dillon and Alyssa Kolbo of Cozad; two daughters and families: Tammi (Robert) Wald of Omaha, NE; Rachel and Trevor Wald; Tanya (Darrin) Severson of Omaha; Taylor and Katelyn Severson; 11 step-children: Debra (Steve) Orwig of Wynot; Jeff (Barbara) Eskens of Temecula, CA; Ron (Tammie) Eskens of Fordyce; Mark (Wendy) Eskens of Yankton, SD; Donna (Charles) Fyfe and Doris Burns, both of Omaha; Jim (Cathy) Eskens of Wynot; Karen (Bill) Blind of Tampa, FL; Mike (Kari) Eskens of Lincoln; Kristie Eskens and husband Tony Lukens of Omaha; Pam (Steve) Kyriss of Omaha; 29 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Kathy; and two brothers: Robert and Vernon Starman.
October 23, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1939 — 2014
Memorial services for Crystal Merchen, age 75, of Petersburg, will be 10:30 A.M., Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Elgin.
Inurnment will be at a later date in the Beaverview Cemetery at Crofton.
She passed away Friday afternoon, October 17, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill.
Crystal is survived by her step-daughter, Janice Nichols and husband Chris of Columbus, and four grandchildren: Karissa, Aliya, Cade and Laura, one brother: Leon Thompson and wife Karen of Atkinson, and one sister-in-law: Laura Thompson of Hartington.
Crystal was born August 6, 1939 on a farm at Wynot, Nebraska to Chris and Bessie (Nelson) Thompson. She had a Master’s Degree in Special Education and was a teacher her entire career. She had received her Bachelor of Arts degree and her Master of Arts degree from Wayne State College. She married Don Merchen on July 3, 1983 at Lindy, Nebraska and he died July 25, 2014.
She was a member of the ABC Club at Petersburg, Nebraska.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Don Merchen and her brother: Byron Thompson.
Pastor Michael Davis will be officiating.