1957 — 2016
Ellen “Ellie” Seier Plunkett, 58, passed away on May 25, 2016 at Fort Worth, TX. She returned to her Heavenly home while doing what she loved.
Ellie was born on Sept. 25, 1957, in Elgin, NE, to Raymond and LaVerne Seier. She married Randy Plunkett in 1977 and they raised 2 boys together in Hudson Oaks, TX.
Ellie was an accomplished registered nurse and manager. She was kind and passionate, and always had time for those in need, and will be deeply missed by the family and friends who loved her so dearly, and who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator.
Survivors include husband and best friend, Randy; sons and daughters-in-law, Zach and Jade, Greg and Chelsey; grandsons, Carter and Walter; siblings, Pat, Bill, Margaret, Elaine, Laura and Vicky; many nephews and nieces.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 31 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Worth, TX.
Judy R. Beckman
1945 — 2016
Services for Judy Rosemary (Werner) Beckman, 70, of Lindsay, were held Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay. Burial followed in the Holy Family Church Cemetery, with Rev. Jim Novotny, Rev. Martin Beckman, and Deacon Louis Dohmen officiating.
Visitation was held Sunday at Holy Family Church, with a prayer service.
She died on June 1 at the Golden Living Center in Norfolk, after a long battle with cancer.
Judy was born on July 14, 1945, in Humphrey, to Marion and Rosalia (Dohmen) Werner. She attended Holy Family School in Lindsay, graduating in 1963. After graduation she worked at Dugans Grocery Store in Lindsay.
In 1964 she moved to Omaha and was employed at the Omaha National Bank from 1964 to 1966.
On September 6, 1965, Judy married Larry Beckman of Elgin at Holy Family Church in Lindsay. They lived in Omaha until 1967, when they moved to Lindsay.
Judy was a housewife until 1978, when she was then employed at the Bank of Lindsay. She retired from the bank on December 23, 2011, after 34 years.
Judy enjoyed sewing, crocheting, traveling on a motorcycle with Larry, and camping with family and friends. She belonged to the Holy Family Guild, the American Legion Auxiliary, was a Girl Scout leader, was bookkeeper for Holy Family Church for several years, worked at the plant project, and loved spending time with family. Judy always put others above herself.
Judy is survived by her spouse, Larry, and their 3 children and spouses: Cheryl (Steve) Petroski of Omaha, Terry (Sue) Beckman of Norfolk, and Denise (Pat) Brockhaus of Humphrey; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her six sisters and two brothers and their spouses: Bonnie (Larry) Schumacher of Omaha, Marie (John) Borgmann of Norfolk, Joan (Ken) Stone of Lindsay, Mariam (Dan) Henggeler of Columbus, Gene (Sue) Werner of Lindsay, Jane (Paul) Frauendorfer of Madison, Ray (Carla) Werner of Firth, and Ann (Dean) Preister of Humphrey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joe and Walter Werner; and brother-in-law, Henry Aase.
Roger John Norris
1929 — 2016
ORD — Roger J. Norris, 86, of Ord passed away peacefully Friday, May 13, 2016.
Memorial service was held Thursday, May 19, at Chalk Hills Community Church in Scotia. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Chalk Hills Community Church, 206 S. Doane St, Scotia, NE, 68875.
Roger J. Norris was born Dec. 28, 1929, to Carl Roger and Mildred Helen Norris in Genesseo, N.Y. When the school semester was over in June 1930, the family moved to Portageville, N.Y. Roger was not given a middle name for the birth certificate. His paternal grandfather, Rev. John W. Norris, desired a grandson named after himself and to promote his wish, he sent a gift to his new grandson, addressed to “Master John Norris.”
In 1942, the family moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where Carl took a machinist job with Curtiss Wright. Roger finished his education at Burgard Vocational High School and soon after began driving truck for his brother-in-law, in Castile, N.Y., and hauling milk from the farms to the dairy in Buffalo, N.Y.
In 1952, Roger married Eileen O. McEntarfer. In 1954, Roger was drafted into the Army for two years, with basic training in Ft. Knox, Ky. From there, he was sent to Ft. Devens, Mass., to attend school with the ASA. After schooling there, he was shipped to Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. While stationed in Arizona, it was learned that he and his wife would be eligible to adopt children. For them, that was not possible in New York State. When separated from the Army, after one year of work and then a year at Nashville Auto-Diesel College, Roger and his wife moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Arriving there in August of 1958, the process of adopting a child was begun. In nine months, the adoption agency brought Walter Leonard, a beautiful two-month-old boy, and placed him in the home. After working at odd jobs for a couple of years, a chance to hire on with the city of Phoenix in 1960 as a heavy duty mechanic was offered. Roger’s marriage to Eileen ended in divorce in 1971.
In 1972, Roger met and married Lucille B. Woodman (Currie). In 1983, Lucille retired from Honeywell and Roger retired from the city of Phoenix. They moved to Bartlett, Neb., where they bought a home and a 15-acre tract on the very edge of town. In July 2011, Lucille was moved to the assisted living section of the Greeley Care Home. Roger took up residence in Ord.
As a teenager, Roger accepted Christ as personal savior and was baptized soon afterward. Throughout the remainder of his life, Roger was devoted to the church and serving the Lord.
Roger is survived by his wife, Lucille Norris of Greeley; son, Walter (Shirley) Norris of Peoria, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Janiece (Ron) Saxton of Prescott, Ariz.; stepsons, Paul (Susan) Woodman of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mark Woodman of Phoenix; and brothers, William Norris of Fredonia, N.Y., and Ronald Norris of Vinita, Okla.
He was preceded in death by parents, Carl and Mildred Norris, and his sisters, Jean Smith and Laura Hoover.
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1984 — 2016
Erin Rust, 32, daughter of Phyllis and Dennis Cannon formerly of Elgin, passed away at her home in Aurora on Sunday, May 29, 2016.
A Funeral Mass for Erin will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (today) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Exeter. Father Joseph Hannappel and Father James O’Kane will officiate the service.
A graveside committal will follow the funeral and be held in the Geneva Public Cemetery in Geneva.
Memorials are directed to the family for later designation.
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Leonard J. Martin
1930 — 2016
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016, for Leonard J. Martin, 86.
Services will be at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus, NE.
Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 01, 2016, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church.
Visitation continues Thursday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. also at the Church Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery. Military Honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard.
Leonard died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Brookestone Acres in Columbus.
Leonard was born April 14, 1930 on a farm near Elgin, Nebraska, to Patrick and Bernadine (Vollmer) Martin. He attended Star rural school in Antelope County and graduated from Elgin High School in 1947. He helped on the family farm after high school before enlisting in the Air Force in 1951. Leonard was part of the 90th Bomb Squadron (Pair-O- Dice) during the Korean War and was discharged in 1955. He met the love of his life after the war and married Virginia Potter on August 12th, 1957 in Petersburg, Nebraska. To this union six children were born and loved.
Leonard and family moved to Columbus in 1961 where he spent 34 years working for Dale/Vishay. After retirement, Leonard and Virginia enjoyed traveling and vacationed to numerous countries and cities with friends and family. He never missed the daily 10:00 coffee stop for cards and conversation.
Throughout his life, he took pleasure in coaching his children’s sport teams, attending all and any activity of his grandchildren, golfing with great friends, and following the Shamrocks, Huskers, Bluejays and the Fighting Irish.
He was involved with the Scotus Shamrock Club both during and after his children’s high school years and was a very active member of St. Bonaventure church serving as an usher, mass server, EMHC, member of the Parish Council, Finance Board, Perpetual Adoration, and Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of Sertoma for many years, serving as a past board member and putting out flags for holidays.
Growing up, Leonard had a reputation of being the nicest guy in town and this persona resonated throughout his life. He will forever be missed by his wife of 58 years, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two sisters and numerous friends.
He is survived by Wife: Virginia Martin of Columbus, NE; Son: Dan (Cathy) Martin of Omaha, NE; Granddaughters: Dr. Samantha (Tad) Beckman, Sara (Steve) Cho, Angie Martin and Micheala Martin; Daughter: Kim (Mark) Iossi of Omaha, NE; Grandsons: Luke Iossi and Nick Iossi; Daughter: Karen (Steve) Euteneuer of Columbus, NE; Grandsons: Dr. Joshua (Shannon) Euteneuer, Joe Euteneuer, Jake (Jamie) Euteneuer, James Euteneuer; Daughter: Kris (Mark) Macumber of Elkhorn, NE; Grandsons: Blake Macumber and Logan Macumber; Daughter: Kelli (Allison) Martin of Bennington, NE; 10 Great Grandchildren: Henry and Izzy Beckman, Noah and Delaney Cho, Oliver and Peter Euteneuer, Jackson, Teddy, Sophia and Ellie Euteneuer; Sister: JoAnn Dinslage of Elgin, NE; Sister: Frances Theis of Salem, OR; Sister-in-law: Rose Martin of Chili, WI; lots of Nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by Parents: Patrick and Bernadine Martin; Infant Daughter: Mary Bernadine Martin; Brother: Robert Martin; Sisters and Brothers-in-law: Patricia (Dale) Watkins, Lucy (Andy) Barton, Marian (Richard) LaMar, Bernadine McNeil Smith, Don McNeil and Brian Smith; Brothers-in-law: Lyle Dinslage and Dick Theis.
Memorials may be directed to St. Bonaventure Church or Scotus Central Catholic High School. Condolences may be left at www.mckownfuneralhome.com