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John R. Rubenthaler

March 1, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

John R. Rubenthaler
1955 — 2012
John R. “Jack” Rubenthaler, 57, of Kearney, passed away on February 19, 2012 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 24 at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney with burial at the Eustis West Cemetery.
Involved in the family cattle business with his brother and nephews, Jack was Past President of the Gibbon Ball Association, active in the 4-H Horse Club in Eustis and instrumental in the building of the horse arena there.
Jack is survived by his wife, Chris of Kearney; daughters Casey (Steve) Busteed of Elgin, Tiffany Rubenthaler of Kearney; grandchildren Baylee, Kyndal and Garrett Busteed; brothers Gordon (Delores) Rubenthaler of Clarkson WA, Dan Rubenthaler of Amarillo, TX and special friend Eleanor; sisters Jeannie (Bob) Rush of Preston, MO, Moni (Vern) Fasse of Eustis; many nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Dave Jeffres of Upland, Jeff Linner (Tammy) of Upland, Jan Jeffres (Alice) of Lawson, MO, Craig Linner of Wimberly, TX, Scott Linner of Upland and his special friend, Nancy; sister-in-law Barb Linner of Kearney.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Olive (Austin) Rubenthaler.

George M. Brooks

February 22, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

George Michael Brooks
1961 — 2012
George Michael Brooks was born on June 15, 1961, in Oakland and died a tragic and untimely death on Feb. 13, 2012, in Castro Valley. A loving and devoted father, husband, son, brother, uncle, mason, coach, neighbor and friend, George lived a full and extraordinary life. He was an amazing gift to all those who knew him, making everyone feel that he was their best friend with his wonderful smile and kind heart. He will be remembered above all for his devotion to his family.
Living in Concord for his first 31 years, George played baseball, basketball and football while attending Mt. Diablo High School. He also attended Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. He married the love of his life, Lisa Coleman, July 25, 1987. He has been a Fairfield resident for the last 19 years. George was an outstanding journeyman mason for more than 25 years. His favorite times were those he spent with his three sons, coaching Little League, basketball, soccer, camping, running, dirt biking and just being together.
George is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; sons, Baron, Thomas, and Eric; parents, Norbert and Ruth Brooks; brother, Peter; sisters, Barbara (Damon Helmantoler) and Carmen (Wayne Chang); father and mother in-law, Eugene and Bernie Coleman of Elgin, NE; brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Jeanene) Coleman, Daniel (Debra), David (Becki) Coleman; numerous nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles and cousins.
A visitation was held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield. A memorial service was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Calvary Chapel Solano, 1180 Western St., Fairfield, followed by burial at Rockville Cemetery, 4219 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. A reception was held after the burial services at the Calvary Chapel Solano in Fairfield.
Arrangements under the direction of Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041.

Stanley Price

February 16, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Stanley D. Price
1931 - 2012
Funeral services for Stanley D. Price, 80, of Norfolk were held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Norfolk; burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, rural Clearwater. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
A long time Norfolk businessman, he passed away on Feb. 7, 2012 at his home.  He had been battling various illnesses for several years.
Stanley D. Price was born on April 9, 1931 at Amelia, NE, the son of Ernest and Mary (Nachtman) Price.  He graduated from St. Mary’s in O’Neill in 1949.  Stan entered the Army in 1952, serving in the Korean War.  He was honorably discharged in March of 1954.  On April 3, 1956 he married Catherine Alberta Schueth at St. John’s Catholic Church, rural Clearwater.  To this union 8 children were born: Terry, Tim, Tom, Vicky, Connie, Peggy, Bob, and Barb.
In 1972, Stan and Alberta purchased the Norfolk Nursery, which they owned and operated for 31 years.  They sold the nursery in 2003 and retired.  Stanley enjoyed selling and planting trees, but mostly enjoyed visiting with customers and telling jokes to everyone he met.
Stanley was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and the VFW.  He enjoyed singing in the church choir and with the Just for Fun group for several years.
Stanley is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alberta, Norfolk; children Terry (Pat) Price and Tim (Diane) Price of Norfolk; Tom (Nancy) Price of Hickman; Connie (Michael) Bart of Woodbury, Minnesota; Peggy (Paul) Longmore of Kearney; Bob (Lori) Price of Omaha; Barb (Dave) Olson of Albion; grandchildren Amy (Jon) Siegert, Angela Price; Matt, Kelli, and Kayla Price; Eric, Craig, Kristina, and Keith Price; Elizabeth, Christopher, Catherine, and Victoria Bart; Leah and Dan Longmore; Maris and Ian Price; and Stephanie and Jacob Olson; Andrea and John Hansen; Landon and Patty Hecker; great-grandchildren Katie and Brody Hansen Omaha; Knox Newlin of Plano, Texas; one brother, Joe (Evelyn) Price of Custer, South Dakota.
Stan was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky Price, his parents, grandparents, and seven brothers.
Memorials can be made to Norfolk Catholic School Foundation or to Sacred Heart Parish.

Roger Whitwer

February 16, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Roger Whitwer
1949 - 2012
Funeral services for Roger Whitwer, age 62 of Tilden, Nebraska, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Tilden with Reverend Ross Burkhalter as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Tilden with military honors will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7603 and American Legion Post 170, both of Tilden.
Visitation will be Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Wake Service, all at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Roger died Sunday, February 12, 2012, at his home.
Roger Ray Whitwer, son of Ralph and Irma (Brandstetter) Whitwer, was born July 20, 1949, at Tilden, Nebraska. He grew up in the Tilden community, and graduated from Tilden High School in 1967. Roger served his country in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970, and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his Honorable Discharge, Roger returned to the Tilden area, where he was an active cattle order buyer. Roger loved spending his time at the sale barns throughout northeast Nebraska, attending cattle auctions. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and American Legion Post 170, both of Tilden.
Roger is survived by his sisters, Jane (Dean) Bretschneider of Springview, Nebraska, and Judy (Dennis) Pelster of Burwell, Nebraska; as well as nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Irma Whitwer; and brothers, Ronn Whitwer and Ken Whitwer.

Leo Eischeid

February 9, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Leo M. Eischeid

1914 - 2012

Leo M. Eischeid, 97 of Elgin, NE died peacefully Thursday, February 2, 2012 at his home.

He was born February 15, 1914 to Henry and Teresa (Friedman) Eischeid. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE and attended St. Boniface School through the eighth grade. After school and during the depression years, Leo farmed with his dad and brothers. In 1939, he began working for Victor Walls at the Neligh Hatchery and later managed Walls’ other hatchery in Clearwater, NE. In 1946, Leo purchased the Elgin Hatchery from Eldon Meyers. He installed a 52,000 capacity incubator and hatched chickens commercially for 28 years. He also sold Purina livestock feeds and vaccines, along with raising cattle and hogs on his farm. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce.

On October 15, 1949, Leo married Josephine Zimmerer at Sacred Heart Church in Norfolk, NE. To this union three sons were born: Tom, John and George.

Leo passed away peacefully at his home on February 2, 2012 following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He is survived by his wife Josephine of Elgin, NE; sons: Thomas and wife Orfilia of Elgin, NE; John of Omaha, NE; George and wife Audie of Dallas, TX; granddaughters: Tracey of Seward, NE and Carey of Elgin, NE; grandson Aiden of Dallas TX; sister: Regina (Ben) Koenig of Elgin, NE; his special caretaker Zoila Rodas; along with nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Teresa; brothers: Joseph and Edward; and sisters: Alma and Henrietta Ridder.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, February 7, at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE with Reverend Ross Burkhalter officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

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

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