January 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1937 — 2014
James R. Kerkman, 76 of Battle Creek, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, January 24, 2014, at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com
James Richard Kerkman, son of William and Luella (Kuester) Kerkman, was born August 31, 1937 at Elgin. He attended St. Boniface Elementary School and graduated from St. Boniface High School. He entered the United States Army on December 2, 1960 and was honorably discharged on October 4, 1962.
On October 1, 1960, Jim was united in marriage to Mary Armbruster at St. Ignatius Church in Brunswick. The couple made their home near Elgin where Jim was actively involved in farming and agriculture related jobs throughout his life. Mary passed away in March 1976 due to cancer.
Jim married Evelyn Johnson on August 18, 1977 at St. John’s Church in Petersburg, and made their home in Elgin.
On October 26, 1985, Jim married Betty Beal at Plainview Congregational Church in Plainview and the couple made their home at Battle Creek where Jim lived until entering the Golden Living Center in Neligh in January 2012.
Jim was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church in Elgin. He enjoyed all sports but especially the Chicago Cubs and Nebraska Cornhuskers. He also enjoyed watching and cheering on his children and grandchildren throughout the years and was always up for a backyard game of family softball.
He is survived by his wife Betty of Battle Creek, NE; children: Doug Kerkman of Columbus, NE; Dave Kerkman of Elgin, NE; Jayne Meis of Elgin, NE; Cynthia (Blake) Studley of Grand Island, NE; Jim Beal of Albion, NE; Jeri (Todd) Bessmer of Battle Creek, NE; Nyla (Dan) Kerber of Battle Creek, NE; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Joyce Thramer of Ewing, NE; Alice Kallhoff of Neligh, NE; Millie (Larry) Wanser of O’Neill, NE; Joan (Larry) Luettel of Albion, NE; two brothers: Leonard (Judy) Kerkman of Clearwater, NE; Cyril (Deb) Kerkman of Atkinson, NE; and sister-in-law: June Kerkman of Elgin, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary in 1976; a sister: Phyllis Beckman; and two brothers: Louis Kerkman and Dean Kerkman.
James R. Kerkman
James R. Kerkman, 76 of Battle Creek, NE, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2014, at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Donald Temme, 81, of Clarks passed away on January 14, 2014 at the Veteran’s Home in Grand Island. Temme was a native of Petersburg.
He is survived by a brother, Jerome and Betty Temme of Petersburg; a sister, Margaret Temme of Newman Grove; the husband of his late sister Rosemary, Bernard Wirges of Petersburg; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Jaycee M. Scholl
Jaycee Marie Scholl, daughter of Shyanne M. Thompson and Jared V. Scholl of Milford, NE, was born into God’s care on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, NE. Private services and burial were held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Raeville, NE. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Jaycee is survived by her parents, maternal grandparents: Jeff Thompson of Minden, NE and Deb (Ed) Herrick of Prairie View, KS; paternal grandparents: Ron Scholl of Elgin, NE and Pam (Jyller) McCullough of Petersburg, NE; aunts and uncles: Candace (Matt) Kendrick and daughter Maysa of Minden, NE; Jessica Thompson of Prairie View, KS; Derek Scholl of Elgin, NE; Amanda Scholl of Omaha, NE; maternal great-grandparents: Robert (Donna) Thompson of Berthoud, CO; Stanley (Donna) Kats of Prairie View, KS; paternal great-grandparents: Vince (Sandy) Kallhoff; along with several great-aunts and great-uncles.
She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandparents: Wilbert and Alice Scholl; great-aunt Jolene Ralston; maternal great-grandmother: Julia Kenney; and great-uncle Jim Thompson.
January 16, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1923 — 2014
Flora Rose (Schrage) Hoefer, 90, passed away January 7, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Columbus, NE with family at her side.
She was born September 26, 1923 to Ferdinand and Anna (Klein) Schrage at Elgin, NE.
On June 12, 1944 she was united in marriage to Quentin Hoefer of Sutherland, NE at St Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE. They made their home south of Sutherland on the farm, where they raised their six children. They later moved into Sutherland. In 1981 they moved to North Platte. Following the death of her husband in 2009, she moved to Columbus, NE.
She is survived by children: Judy (Larry) Johnson of Cedar Rapids, IA; Dolores (Jim) Ohmstede of Waterloo, IA; Raymond (Gachia) Hoefer of Carmel, IN; Dennis (Kimberly) Hoefer of Columbus, NE; Joan (Dirac) Twidwell of La Monte, MO; grandchildren: David (Karla) Dalton, Eric (Michelle) Dalton, Deb (Tony) Miksa, Alicia (Adam) Messer, Luis (Ashley) Ohmstede, Michael Ohmstede, Marty Ohmstede, Whitney (Wallace Karanja) Ohmstede, Anna Hoefer, Caitlin Hoefer, Justin Hoefer, Denise (Dallas) Thelen, Dirac (Kristin) Twidwell, Josh (Sylvia Pierzak) Twidwell, Jeremiah Twidwell and 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Jerome Schrage of Omaha, NE; Ferd (Mona) Schrage of Petersburg, NE; and sister Bernette (Jim) Ramaekers of Bayard, IA.
She was preceded in death by husband Quentin, son Gregory in 1980, her parents, brothers Ray, Walter, Claude, Bob and infant sister Rita Ann.
Memorials can be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church Building Fund in North Platte; Sisters of St Francis of Perpetual Adoration, Mishawaka, IN (http://www.ssfpa.org); or tax deductible donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association (http://www.alz.org) to assist in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Burial will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Rosary will be 7:00 pm Friday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.