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Jack Blair

June 14, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

John R. “Jack” Blair
1933 - 2012
John R. “Jack” Blair, 78 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Neligh with military rites being conducted by the American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. Visitation was held Thursday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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John Rex Blair, son of Arthur and Della Rose (True) Blair, was born August 25, 1933 near Brunswick, NE. He lived on a farm near Brunswick and then moved to a farm five miles south of Royal. He attended two different country schools through the eighth grade and graduated from Royal High School in 1950.
Following high school, he assisted his father with farming for a year, then worked for Dobson Construction as a timekeeper. He also did some auctioneering. From 1952-1954, he was in the Army, stationed at Fort Riley, KS.
On May 1, 1955, Jack was united in marriage with Mardelle J. Wilson at the Methodist Church in Neligh, NE. They lived in Neligh for six months in the Clint Stonebraker apartment, then moved to Elgin, where they lived three different places before building a basement house in 1964. They lived there for two years before finishing the house.
In November 1954, Jack started working for Contois Motor as a salesman in Neligh for six months. He was then transferred to Contois in Elgin. In 1965, he became manager and bought into the corporation at Neligh and Elgin. In March of 1982, he sold his share in the Contois Corp. in Neligh, and bought the Elgin dealership, which was then named Blair Motors, Inc. Jack continued to own and operate Blair Motors, Inc. until retiring in the fall of 2008.
Jack was a member of the Elgin United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #229 of Elgin, NE.
He enjoyed the car business, traveling to Texas during the winter, attending Nebraska Cornhusker football games, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.
Jack is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mardelle of Elgin, NE; two sons: Dennis and wife Priscilla of Elgin, NE; Kurt and wife Linda of Elgin, NE; four grandchildren: Stephanie (Scott) Stuhr and daughter Samantha of Elgin, NE; Kristen (Jay) Evans of Neligh, NE; Mindy Blair of Hastings, NE; Anthony Blair of Bird City, KS; three brothers: Theodore Blair of New Hampshire; James (Lois) Blair of South Dakota; David (Joan) Blair of Iowa; two sisters: Velma Hupp of Butte, NE; Beryl Gill of Oregon; one sister-in-law: Myrtle Blair of Winneton, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Della Rose; a grandson Adam Blair; one brother: Billy Blair; two sisters: Mildred Montgomery and Marjorie Blair; three brothers-in-law: James Hupp, Allen Montgomery, Delbert Gill; and one sister-in-law: Helen Blair.

Leonard Borer

June 8, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Leonard A. Borer
1931 — 2012
Leonard A. Borer, 80 of Elgin, NE, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bo-niface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin, NE. Visitation will be 4:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Leonard August Borer, son of Alphonse and Helen (Kramper) Borer, was born November 15, 1931 at Platte Center, NE. He attended school at a rural Boone County school east of Petersburg. He worked for several farmers in the area during his teen years before entering the United States Army on August 5, 1952. He served as a tank instructor at Ft. Lenard Wood, MO and was honorably discharged on August 6, 1954. He returned to Nebraska to begin farming.
On April 19, 1955, Leonard was united in marriage with Taureta C. Stuhr at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE. The couple made their home on a farm southeast of Elgin, NE all of their married life, where Leonard farmed and raised livestock.  Leonard was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.
He was always ready to meet and visit, always willing and ready to help out wherever needed. Leonard was always amazed at anything new, big stores, new technology. He loved to build bird houses. Great grandchildren would light up his life.
He is survived by his special friend: Alberta Sieler of Lynch, NE; four sons: Steven (Helen) Borer of Seward, NE; Gary (Lyn) Borer, Larry (Julie) Borer and Merle (Emily) Borer, all of Elgin, NE; two daughters: Patricia (Tom) Stoltz of Elgin, NE; Suzanne (Rodney) Tangeman of Omaha, NE; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: Alvin Borer of Scottsdale, AZ; Kenny Borer of Omaha, NE; one sister: Marlene Petzold of Elm Creek, NE; along with many other relatives and friends.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; wife Taureta in 1999; three brothers: Eugene, Ed and Norman Borer; and one sister: Laura Salber.

Fred Nelson

June 8, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Fred J. Nelson
1935 - 2012
Fred J. Nelson, 76, of Oakdale, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. David Kuhfal officiating. Burial followed in the Oakdale Cemetery with military rites being conducted by the American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. Visitation was held Monday evening at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Fred John Nelson, son of Fred William and Elvera Emma Louise (Meyer) Nelson was born August 4, 1935 on the family farm near Oakdale, NE. He was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faith, attended Antelope County Rural District #36 School and graduated from Oakdale High School with the Class of 1952. He entered the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1956. He received further education in refrigeration at an Omaha trade school before returning to the Oakdale area to farm.
On April 15, 1961, he was united in marriage to Mary Jo Mellick at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Norfolk, NE.
To this union, four children were born.
The couple made their home on a farm south of Oakdale, NE where Fred farmed and operated a dairy.
Fred was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Legion Post #229 in Elgin, NE, District #36 School Board, Oakdale Rural Fire Board, as well as an officer and trustee of Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by three children: Randy Nelson and wife Diane of Oakdale, NE; Ron Nelson of Omaha, NE; Karen Cronk and husband Alan of Page, NE; seven grandchildren: Chad, Aaron, Hanna and Levi Cronk; Kayla and Amy Nelson; Connor Nelson; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Charles and Mary Jo Mellick of Millard, NE; two aunts: Margie Meyer of Wahoo, NE; and Belva Beach of Atkinson, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jo in 2010; his parents; daughter Jo Ellen Nelson; brother: Francis Nelson; sister: Ruth Blanford; his grandparents, along with his aunts and uncles.

Jack Blair

June 8, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

John R. “Jack” Blair, 78 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, with Rev. Michael Davis officiating.
Burial will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Neligh with military rites being conducted by the American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

William C. Sprout

May 17, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

William C. Sprout
1930 - 2012
William C. Sprout, 81 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, NE with Pastor Michael Davis officiating. Interment followed at the West Cedar Valley Cemetery at Elgin with Military Rites by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin and the US Army Honor Guard. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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William Crawford Sprout, son of Charles and Vernocia (Dotson) Sprout, was born July 30, 1930 at Madison, NE. He attended country school near Madison and moved with his parents to a farm west of Elgin, NE in March 1940. He attended school at Maple Grove School District #123 west of Elgin, and graduated from Elgin High School with the class of 1948. He farmed until entering the service on January 2, 1952 and was stationed in Okinawa as a radio operator. On December 23, 1953, he was honorably discharged and returned to Elgin, NE to resume farming.
On May 27, 1956, Bill married Lois Elaine Hopkins in Neligh, NE. The couple lived and farmed west of Elgin their entire married life. Bill sold insurance for Antelope Mutual during the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Bill was a member of the United Methodist Church in Elgin, the CO-OP Board, the Antelope County Extension Board, Antelope County 4-H Committee, Allemande Left Square Dance Club and the Buzzard’s Roost Ham Radio Club.
He enjoyed woodworking, fabricating and fixing equipment and various other items, climbing the New Mexico Mountains in search of the elusive gold nugget and most of all, he loved his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Lois of Elgin, NE; two children: Craig (Merry) Sprout of Elgin, NE; Sarah Harrod of Pierce, NE; four grandchildren: Dr. Whitney Sprout and fiancé Justin Tramp of Ames, IA; Travis Sprout of Bartlett, NE; Hayleigh (Lance) Sudbeck of Norfolk, NE; Evan Harrod of Pierce, NE; a sister: Mary Gallishaw of Houston, TX; a sister-in-law: Mary Sprout of Redwing, MN; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Leland Sprout; and a brother-in-law: Chuck Gallishaw.

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