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Ludwig Tagel

August 18, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Ludwig Tagel

1921 - 2011

Funeral Services for Ludwig Tagel age 89 of Grand Island, Ne  were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater.  Father Jacob Bauer and Richard Piontkowski, Officiating.   Music was provided by Tom Kimes, Organist and St. John’s Choir.

Visitation was 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2011 with a 7:30 Wake Service with Father James Kramper, officiating at Snider Memorial Funeral Home, Clearwater.  Music was provided by Gloria Christiansen and Brenda Riley.

Pallbearers were Mike Tagel, Brian Tagel, Chris Tagel, Brent Tagel, Travis Tagel, Jonathan Schueth, Allen Schueth, Tom Schueth, and Scott Opp.

Burial was St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery rural Ewing, Ne.  Ludwig passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Tiffany Square in Grand Island, Ne.

Ludwig Tagel was born on September 21, 1921 to John and Mary (Bauwens) Tagel  at Deloit , Ne.  He was baptized at St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church.  Ludwig grew up in the Deloit area, southwest of Ewing.  He attended school at District #146.  After schooling he helped his dad on the farm.  On November 22, 1943 he was united into marriage to Loretta Thramer at St. John’s Catholic Church.  Ludwig farmed until 1982, then they moved to Grand Island where he  sold machinery and scales until 2000.  Loretta passed away July 2, 2000 in Grand Island, Ne.  They were married for 56 years  He was a member of St. John’s Men’s Choir, St. John’s Mens Club, Board member of Ewing Creamery, A.M.P.I. of Plainview Nebraska Dairy Council, and School District 146.  Ludwig enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling.

He is survived by Son, Joe Tagel of Springfield, Ne.  Daughter, Elizabeth and husband Doug Schueth of Ewing, Nebraska.  Daughter-in-law, Pam Tagel of Grand Island, Ne and Son-in-law, E.J. Opp of Wood River, Ne.  14 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren.  Brother-in-law Earl Schindler of Neligh, NE.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Loretta in 2000;  Son, John (Jack); and Daughter, Marilyn (Jean) Opp.  Sister, Berniece Schindler and granddaughter, Tracy Tagel.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.snidermemorial.com

Judith F. Funk

August 18, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Judith F. Funk

1955 - 2011

Memorial Services for Judith F. Funk age 56 of Norfolk, Ne were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater with Father James Kramper, Officiating. Music was provided by Tom Kimes, organist and St. John’s Choir and Pat Baum. Pallbearers were Travis Funk, Nate Funk, Derek Funk, Kray Funk, Chase Funk, Chris Peterson, Paul Peterson, Michael Tiedeman, Marcus Leichner, Whitney Leichner, Emily Leichner, Riley Funk, and Sammie Funk. Honorary Pallbearers were Carol Unger, Pam Henrickson, and Sue Burtwistle.

Burial was in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Visitation was 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 with a 7:30 Wake Service at Snider Memorial Funeral Home, Clearwater. Judy passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, Ne.

Judith Faye Funk was born on January 17, 1955 to Edward and Rita (Baum) Funk at Neligh, Ne. She graduated with the class of 1973 from Ewing High School. After high school she received her degree from Wayne State College. She worked at Covidien in Norfolk for the past 35 years as a lab tech. Judy enjoyed bowling, golfing, baseball (Yankees), and high school sports. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her mother, Rita. Brothers and Sisters: RoseAnne and husband John Tiedeman of Omaha, NE, Marcia and husband Bryan Leichner of Omaha, Ne, Gary and wife Suz Funk of Ewing, Ne, Ed Funk of Ewing, Ne, Lois and husband Todd Peterson of Radcliff, Ky, Frank and wife Mel Funk of Ewing, Ne, Pete and wife Karen Funk, of Ewing, Ne, and Tom Funk of Ewing, Ne. 8 nieces: Tricia Whiting, Cassie Mettenbrink, Kimberly Goth, Shayla Funk, Whitney Leichner, Emily Leichner, Riley Funk and Sammie Funk. 9 nephews: Travis Funk, Nathan Funk, Derek Funk, Kray Funk, Chase Funk, Paul Peterson, Chris Peterson, Michael Tiedeman and Marcus Leichner. Great nephews:  Gavin Whiting and Asher Whiting and great niece:  Andee Mettenbrink. Her Special Friends: Carol Unger, Pam Henrickson, and Sue Burtwistle.

Proceeded in death by her father, Edward. Sister; Sandy and Brothers; Mark and Paul.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.snidermemorial.com

LaVern Stuhr

August 11, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

LaVern J. Stuhr

1934 - 2011

LaVern J. Stuhr, 77 of Elgin, NE, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, NE.

LaVern is survived by his wife Vera Dell of 29 years; six step-children: Karen (Jack) Allemang, Deb (Dwaine) Trease  all of Clearwater; Mike (Katie) Thiele of St. Paul; Gary (Carol) Thiele of Norfolk; Greg (Ellen) Thiele of Meadow Grove; Peggy (Ray) Connot of Neligh; 14 step-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; five sisters: Mrs. Duane (Marguerite) Henn of McCook; Mrs. Rosina Parr of Wisner, NE; Mrs. Fred (Mary Ann) Fangman of Petersburg; Mrs. Steve (Phyllis) Dahlkoetter of Norfolk; Mrs Richard (Dorothy) Schultz of Wisner; one brother: Frank (Linda) Stuhr of Atkinson; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2011 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin with Rev. James Kramper officiating. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery near Clearwater with Military Rites by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s newspaper.

Roland Kinney

August 11, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Roland E. “Rollie” Kinney

1925 - 2011

Roland E. “Rollie” Kinney, 86 of Elgin, NE, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at his home.

Kinney, the son of Walter and Ella (Earl) Kinney, was born May 19, 1925 at Elgin, NE. He attended Park Center School, District 52, through the 10th grade and graduated from Elgin High School with the class of 1942. He was a member of Park Congregational UCC Church for well over 70 years.

On June 28, 1944, Roland was enlisted in the United States Navy. He was assigned to a transport ship, the U.S.S. Sevier, until his honorable discharge on July 21, 1946, when he returned to the Park Center community to farm with his father.

On December 22, 1946, Roland was united in marriage with Phyllis Marie Lawson at the Antelope Creek Church northwest of Elgin, NE.  The couple made their home in the Park Center community where they farmed and raised their four children. After retiring, the couple moved to their home in Elgin, NE in 1993.

Roland was pleased that his sons chose to be farmers and have continued to farm the land that his grandfather homesteaded in 1880.  He was an avid fisherman and liked playing cards, reading western books and working Sudoku puzzles.

He was a member of the Elgin American Legion Post #229. In his retirement years, he enjoyed gardening and especially liked to start the seeds indoors and then transplant them in his garden. He enjoyed the times when family members came to visit. Because of his illness, he spent much of his time at home. He appreciated so much the visits with his special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ella; an infant daughter Beverly Ann; and a sister Elinor Hunter.

Roland is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 64 years; daughter Lana Bennett and husband Dick of Elwood, NE; three sons: Richard and wife Gwen of Elgin, NE; Michael and wife Karin of Elgin, NE; Thomas and wife Connie of Elgin, NE; nine grandchildren: Josh Kinney and wife Maria of Petersburg, NE; Matt Kinney of Norfolk, NE; ZoBeth Potter and husband Patrick of Smithfield, NE; LeAnne Bennett of Elwood, NE; KaLynne Bennett of Houston, TX; Richie Bennett of Kearney, NE; Alex Kinney of Neligh, NE;  Connor and Brett Kinney of Elgin, NE; six great-grandchildren: Faith, Cale, Brooke, Corbin, Emma  and Lillianne Kinney; one sister: Dorothy Currie and husband Wayne of Norfolk, NE; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Park Congregational United Church of Christ west of Elgin, NE. Rev. Ray Avidano officiated.

Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Park Cemetery Association.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com

Marjorie C. Seier

August 4, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Marjorie C. Seier

1925 - 2011

Marjorie C. Seier, 86, of Petersburg, NE, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Friendship Villa in Spalding, NE. Marjorie C. Seier, the daughter of Okey and Catherine (Brochtrup) Camp was born on February 23, 1925 at Elgin, Nebraska.  She gra-duated from Petersburg High School.

On Feb-ruary 19, 1946 she was united in marriage to Frank E. Seier at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg.  The couple farmed and raised their 10 children south of Petersburg.

Marjorie was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Christian Mothers.

She is survived by 10 children: Don and wife May of Petersburg, Ralph and wife Barb of Wood River, NE, Mike and wife Sue of Neligh, NE, Ann Mueller and husband Lew of Chambers, NE, Karen Schrage and husband Tim of LaVista, NE, Pat and wife Lynnette of Petersburg, Lavern and wife Vicki of Madison, NE, Leon and wife Jeanie of Spalding, NE, Marvin and wife Melody of Pilger, NE, Myron and wife Tammy of Albion, NE; 29 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother-in-law Alvin Luettel of Petersburg, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband Frank, her parents, a granddaughter Tricia Seier; 3 brothers, Jerome, Ben and Harold Camp and 2 sisters, Ruth Thoendel and Helen Ruther.

Funeral Services were held Monday, August 1, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with Fr. Jim Murphy officiating.

Burial was at the parish cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

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