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James L. Voigt

January 20, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

James L. Voigt, 82, the spouse of a retired clergy member of the Nebraska United Methodist Conference, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

Survivors include his wife, the Rev. Martha Voigt, 1421 Wallace, St. Paul, NE 68873; daughter, Susan Voigt; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Barb Voigt, Doug and Darla Voigt.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1320 Baxter, St. Paul, Neb. Officiating will be the Rev. Donna Dudley.

Memorials to St. Paul Public Library, Davenport Community Center, or church of your choice.

LaVern J. ‘Cricket’ Reicks

January 4, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

LaVern J. ‘Cricket’ Reicks

1927 - 2011

LaVern J. ‘Cricket’ Reicks, the son of Margaret (Kallhoff) and Carl Reicks, was born February 21, 1927 in Boone County, Nebraska. He departed this life on Friday, December 30, 2011 at his home in Red Cloud at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 9 days.

Cricket was united in marriage with Rita Marie Ketteler on January 16, 1951 at Petersburg, Nebraska. This union was blessed with eight children. A veteran of the Armed Forces, Cricket served his country with the United States Army. Following his discharge from service, he began his life’s work as a mechanic, operating Reicks Repair. In 1968, they left Petersburg and moved to Red Cloud where he continued his work until his retirement.

When all of his children were younger, Cricket always had a boat and would take them to the lake for a weekend of camping and fishing. His love for family went beyond measure. In his leisure time he restored old tractors and enjoyed hunting, fishing with his buddies and the boys. He will be fondly remembered for his saying about old tractors, “If it’s not under six foot of water, I can get it running.”

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Michael Carl in March of 1957, and a sister, Mona Veik.

Left to treasure his memory are his wife, Rita; his children: David L. Reicks and wife Dana of Red Cloud, Nebraska; James T. Reicks and wife Shirley of Columbus, Nebraska; LuAnn Reicks of Red Cloud; Pamela J. Reicks of Salt Lake City, Utah; Jeffrey J. Reicks of Loveland, Colorado; Beverly M. Neth of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Scott A. Reicks of Lincoln, Nebraska. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Hayden of Norfolk, Nebraska; other relatives and friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., January 3, 2012 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud, IA. with Rev. Paul Frank officiating.

Additional services were held Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., January 4, 2012, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment with military graveside honors took place at the St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

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

Arthur T. Meis

January 4, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Arthur T. Meis

1918 - 2011

Arthur Theodore Meis, son of Frank Sr. and Genevieve (Lappe) Meis, was born January 29, 1918 at Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, attended rural schools and St. Boniface School in Elgin. On February 12, 1945, Art was united in marriage to Auralia Catherine Kleffner at St. Boniface Church in Elgin.  They made their home on a farm southeast of Elgin and lived there for 58 years. To this union, three children were born: Marvin, Arlene and Jerry. Art was a true farmer, raising crops and livestock. In 2003, Art an Auralia moved into a house in town that his grandfather, Meinolph Meis, had built.

Art was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a life-long member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Arthur T. Meis, 93 of Elgin, NE passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at his home.

He is survived by his wife Auralia of Elgin; three children: Marvin Meis and wife Jodine of Elgin; Arlene Gabelman and husband Roger of Neligh; Jerry Meis and wife Jane of Omaha; five grandchildren: Ben (Anna) Meis; Bart (Toni) Meis; Candi (Dave) Kirkwood; Eric (Brenda) Meis; Monica (Kevin) McMahon; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister Laura Osgood of Napa, CA; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Art was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings: Frank Jr., Marie Nay, John, Ed, Ida Funk, and Sam.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, with Fr. Ross Burkhalter and Fr. Jim Heithoff officiating.

Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

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

Leona Voorhies

January 4, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Leona E. Voorhies

1915 - 2011

Leona E. Voorhies, 96, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away at the Papillion Manor in Papillion, NE.

Leona Eleanor Everhart, daughter of Chauncey and Olive (Meuret) Everhart, was born August 15, 1915 at Neligh, NE. She grew up in Orchard, NE, attended Orchard Public Schools and graduated in 1933. She attended Wayne State College and went on to teach school for five years.

On June 19, 1938, Leona was united in marriage to George Voorhies in Orchard, NE. The couple moved to Franklin, NE for a year and then to Fremont, NE until George was called into the service. Upon George returning from the service the couple bought the Elgin Review on October 13, 1947. They published the Review for 39 years before retiring and selling the news office in 1978. The couple continued living in Elgin and spending their winters in Arizona. Following the death of George in 1984, Leona continued living in Elgin until moving to Omaha 1995, then to an assisted living at Papillion, NE in 2005 before entering the Papillion Manor in November 2006.

Leona was a member of the United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter: Marlene “Marty” Cameron of Papillion, NE; two grandchildren: Tracy A. Cameron and wife Jenny of Bozeman, MT; Teresa A. Schram and husband Charlie of Plattsmouth, NE; along with three great-grandchildren.

Leona was preceded in death by her parents; husband George in 1984; and one brother Harold Everhart.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, NE with Revs. Michael Davis and Rev. Ray Avidano officiating.

Interment will follow in the West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.

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

Leona E. Voorhies

January 2, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Leona E. Voorhies, 96 formerly of Elgin, NE, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Papillion Manor in Papillion, NE.

Funeral services are pending with Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE.

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