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Joan Pofahl

September 5, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Joan Pofahl
1934 — 2014
Joan Pofahl, 80, formerly of Elgin, NE, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Fr. Ross Burkhalter officiating.  Interment followed at 2 p.m., at Calvary Cemetery in O’Neill, NE. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to AseraCare Hospice, 421 E. Douglas St., O’Neill, NE 68763.
Mary Joan Pofahl, daughter of Leo and Mary Ellen (McCaffrey) Lydon, was born January 28, 1934 at the family farm near Ewing, NE.  She was baptized at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater, attended a country school through the 8th grade, and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School at O’Neill in 1951. On June 18, 1952, Joan was united in marriage with Martin Thomas Pofahl at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater.  The couple made their home on the Pofahl Ranch southwest of Ewing.  Joan taught school for a short time at District #18 ½, at Deloit, NE. After moving to Elgin in 1985, she worked many years as a CNA at the Golden Living Center in Neligh until retiring in 2007.  After her retirement, she worked as an In-Home Health Care Provider until her stroke in 2009.
Joan was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, St. John’s Christian
Mothers, St. Boniface Catholic Church and the St. Boniface Altar Society.  She also served as an EME and Lector. Joan enjoyed visiting, “coffee talk” and gardening.
Joan is survived by six children: Tom Pofahl of Neligh; Peggy Hanlin and husband Kurt of Elgin; Lee Pofahl and wife Debb of Neligh; Shellie Nelson and husband Wayne of Clinton, MT; Pat Pofahl and wife Sheri of Plainview; Nicole Wilkinson and husband Andy of McCool Junction; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Connie (Ron) Park of Omaha; Rita Troshynski of Stamford, CT; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother in infancy; her husband; two daughters, Theresa and Shannon; two brothers-in-law, Hugh Troshynski and Willis Rockey; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Max and Rose Pofahl; and sister-in-law, Judy Pofahl.

Donna Mae Armstrong

August 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Donna Mae Armstrong
1927 — 2014
Donna Mae Armstrong passed away peacefully on August 2, 2014, in the company of Family, Friends, and Loved Ones.
She is survived by her husband, Lou, of 68 yrs.; three sons: Dana, Terry, and Patrick; and grandchildren: Shawn, Rebecca, Mike, and Charlie; and great grandchildren: Macon, Max, Abbey, Molly, and Ashley. She has been preceded by her parents: Warren and Mary; and her sisters: Gladys, Ruth, Nadine, and Esther.
She was an active member of Oak Meadows United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. She was born June 28, 1927, and raised on the Riggs’ Family Dairy Farm in Elgin, Nebraska, where she delivered daily milk door-to-door, to the community, with her sisters. She married Lou E. Armstrong, after his return from U.S. Naval Service in World War ll.
They farmed, and raised their family, til Lou joined Braniff Airways in 1954 and they moved to Norfolk, NE.
Lou worked for Braniff for 35 years, and Northwest Air for 10 years. With Braniff; they lived and worked in Omaha, Chattanooga, San Antonio, and Seattle. They traveled to Mexico, South America, Canada, Europe, Alaska and Hawaii. They called San Antonio “Home”. She worked for Handy Andy and Foodway Grocery, Braniff, President of own ArmWel Construction Company and Artistic Luggage. Holidays, special occasions, and family get-togethers were always her cherished times, as she hosted and cooked her recipes for family and friends. She was warm, giving, and generous with her life. She will be missed by a great many. A Memorial Service was held at Oak Meadows United Methodist in San Antonio on Aug. 16, 2014.

Joseph Schlenz

August 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Joseph B. Schlenz
1930 — 2014
Memorial services for Joseph Schlenz, 84, of Norfolk was held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Home for Funerals, Norfolk: Reverend Mike Malloy officiated.
Joseph died Wednes-day, August 13, 2014 at Faith Regional Health Services.
Joseph was born March 1, 1930 to John and Ragina (Schlinzel) Schlenz at Elgin, NE.
He grew up and attended school at Elgin.  On February 7, 1961 joseph married Margaret Draney in Omaha. Joseph did custom farming throughout the area for many years. Joseph then worked for Eldon Mrsny for over 20 years. Joseph is survived by his wife Margaret, 5 children Jolene and friend Wayne Kendrick of MO, Tom Schlenz of Norfolk, Lynda and Brad Swanson of Meadow Grove, Mike Schlenz of Norfolk, Renee Schlenz of Council Bluffs, IA, 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a sister Mary Roland of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and a sister.

Orvilla Bivin

August 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Orvilla R. “Butch” Bivin
1946 — 2014
Orvilla R.”Butch” Bivin, 68 of Elgin, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A me-morial visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Orvilla Rae Bivin, daughter of James Orville and Bernadine Marie (Partridge) Hembree, was born April 15, 1946 at Loveland, CO.
She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Johnstown, CO. She worked various jobs, often including housekeeping.
Butch married Dale Dennis in 1966 and the couple lived in Greeley, CO. In 1972, Dale passed away and Butch moved.
She lived many various places, never staying too long in any one town.
On January 8, 1987, she married Leonard Stanley Bivin in Nevada. They lived in Carson City, NV where Butch did housekeeping, and took schooling to fix and repair slot machines. In 1996, they divorced and Butch moved to Idaho where she lived with her sister Sharon for eight years.
She moved to Elgin, NE in 2002 where she worked in housekeeping at the Elgin One Stop. She entered the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE in June 2014, where she passed away Monday, August 11, 2014, following a battle with cancer.
She is survived by three siblings: Sharon S. Floth of Boise, ID; Carole J. (Robert) Getzfred of Elgin, NE; Richard (Cheryl) Hembree of Greeley, CO; one sister-in-law: Angela Hembree of Manchester, NH; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Butch was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dale Dennis Sr.; son Dale Dennis Jr.; brother Jack L. Hembree; and brother-in-law George Floth.

Koreen Benda

August 14, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Koreen Benda
1938 — 2014
Koreen K. Benda, 75 of Bloomfield, NE passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at St. Bonaven-ture Catholic Church in Raeville with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Inter-ment followed in the parish cemetery. Visitation was held from  5-7 p.m. Monday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Koreen Kay Benda was born November 19, 1938 to Robert and Verna Benda at Petersburg, NE. She lived at home several years before going to reside at North Star in Bloomfield for thirty-six years.
She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, eating out and working puzzles. She cleaned at the bank and delivered newspapers at Bloomfield for several years.
Koreen is survived by three brothers: Bob (LeeAnn) Benda of Prague, NE; Noel (Judy) Benda and Dave (Delores) Benda, all of Petersburg, NE; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; along with her caretakers and friends at North Star, who she considered her family and loved them all as family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Verna Benda; maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, aunts and uncles.

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