October 17, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Alan R. Kruse
1960 — 1958
Alan R. Kruse, 53, of Schuyler, died October 16, 2013, at his home in Schuyler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish St. Augustine Catholic Church in Schuyler. Celebrant will be the Rev. Andrew Syring.
Committal will be in the Schuyler Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler, and on Monday from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. A Rosary will be held on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Kracl Funeral Chapel.
Memorials will go to Family Wishes. Persons may send condolences to the family of Alan Kruse@ www.revbluejeans.com
Alan was born February 17, 1960 in Schuyler, Nebraska to Richard “Dick” and Theresa (Limbach) Kruse. He attended school in Schuyler and graduated from Schuyler Central High School in 1978.
After graduation, Alan worked at Cargill in Schuyler for many years and later worked as a meat cutter at Didier’s Grocery in Schuyler. Alan had worked for the Schuyler schools for the last 13 years as a custodian, and was a life long Schuyler resident. He was a member of the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Augustines Catholic Church, Schuyler.
Alan is survived by his two sons, Jason (Tami) Kruse of Columbus, Ryan (Kirsten) Kruse of Shelton.
Two Grandsons: Kadence and Decon Kruse. Parents Richard “Dick” (Theresa) Kruse of Leigh,
Brothers Paul (Kathy) Kruse of Schuyler, Jim (Mary) Kruse of Wahoo, Kurt (Katie) Kruse of Leigh.
Sisters, Diana (Jim) Dubas of Columbus, Karen (Lynn) Koizan of Elgin, Jeanette (Tim) Lass of Schuyler. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandparents Joe (Angela) Limbach, Paul (Elsie) Kruse.
Gloria J. Day
1942 - 2013
Gloria J. Day, 71 of Norfolk, NE passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at St. Joseph Care Center in Norfolk. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Gloria Jean Day, daughter of Aloys August “Louis” and Marie “Helen” (Camp) Beelart, was born April 2, 1942 at Omaha. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church and attended school at St. Boniface Catholic School. She worked as a nanny for a cousin in Oakdale, and then worked at the bowling alley and Parr’s Café in Elgin.
On August 20, 1983, she married William Branson “Bill” Day.
The couple made their home in Norfolk, where Gloria worked in the dietary department at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and Faith Regional Health Services for 23 years.
Gloria was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. She enjoyed crocheting, bowling, playing cards and dominos, taking trips to the casino, was a very talented cook, and she loved her cat Sassy.
She is survived by her husband Bill of Norfolk; two sisters: Patricia (Curtiss) Callahan of Wausa; Elizabeth (Tom) Spellman of Omaha; a niece: Christina Wetton and her son Seth of McCook; and a sister-in-law: Dell Behnk of Belton, TX.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents: Louis and Helen Beelart; her mother-in-law: Ann Day; maternal grandparents: Arthur and Elizabeth Camp; and paternal grandparents: Epolite and Anna Beelart.
Marcella E. Kamphaus
1936 - 2013
Marcella E. Kamphaus, 76 formerly of Raeville, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church at Raeville with Rev. Bernard Starman officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Marcella Emma Kamphaus, daughter of Raphael J. and Rose Marie (Neuhalfen) Dendinger, was born December 8, 1936 at Hartington.
She was baptized at East Bow Catholic Church near Hartington, and was confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill. She attended numerous grade schools in Nebraska and graduated high school at Minong, WI in 1953. She worked as a telephone operator and school secretary in Wisconsin before returning to Nebraska in 1958 where she worked at the Harding Creamery in O’Neill.
On January 7, 1961, Marcella married Anthony Clements Kamphaus at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.
The couple made their home on a farm in the Raeville area where she was a housewife and mother to her four children: Robert, Alvin, Eugene, and Mary.
In November 2012, the couple moved to Samaritan Estates Assisted Living in Albion, and in August 2013, Marcella entered the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion.
Marcella was a very active member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church serving as bookkeeper for 15 years, and the Christian Mothers group, serving as president several terms. She was involved as Band Mother for Elgin Public School’s Band, sponsoring many Band and FFA bus trips.
She is survived by her husband Anthony of Albion; four children: Robert (Elise) Kamphaus of Plattsmouth; Alvin (Karen) Kamphaus of Seward; Eugene Kamphaus of Swanville, MN; Mary (Rob) Hanson of Soldotna, AK; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Bernadette Jacques and husband Pat; one sister-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and one great granddaughter.
Elizabeth F. “Betty” Friese, 70 of Petersburg, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Petersburg, with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com
A complete obituary will be in next week’s paper.
Arthur A. Knust
Arthur A. Knust 85, of Elgin, NE, died Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home at Newman Grove, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Petersburg with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment followed in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery at Petersburg with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post #334 of Petersburg, NE.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Arthur Albert Knust, son of Edward Michael and Josephine Elizabeth (Rollman) Knust, was born July 4, 1928 at Humphrey, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis Church in Humphrey, and attended school at Platte County District #57 through the eighth grade. He started working for local farmers until he moved with his family to Petersburg, NE in 1948.
Art worked at the Hall Ranch until entering the United States Army on November 16, 1950 and served as a combat tank retriever in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on September 13, 1952 and returned to the Petersburg area and worked on the Pelster Ranch for a few years. He then went to work on the Grothe Ranch in Wheeler County and later the Grothe Feed Lot west of Elgin, NE. He worked there until retiring in 2003.
Art entered the Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove in 2004, and it was there that he passed away Monday, September 30, 2013 at the age of 85.
He was a hard worker and enjoyed working with cattle. He was always ready for a good game of cards, and loved spending time with his family.
Art is survived by eight siblings: Mary Ellen (Duane) Frauendorfer of Lindsay, NE; Lucille (Leo) Kalinowski of Columbus, NE; Lorraine Seier of Petersburg; Mark (Joan) Knust of Albion, NE; Doris (Ken) Schrad of Elkhart, IN; Joseph (Catherine) Knust of Petersburg, NE; John (Donna) Knust of Petersburg, NE; Janet (Bob) Klein of Spalding, NE; three sisters-in-law: Patricia Grosserode and husband Steve of Lincoln, NE; Marlyss Knust of Omaha, NE; Diana Bailey and husband Bill of Neligh, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mike and Josephine; three brothers: William, Paul and David Knust; a sister: Alice Raemakers; three brothers-in-law: Delmer Seier, Frank Pfiefer, and Edward “Bud” Raemakers.