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Elizabeth A. Schindler-Freese

April 19, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elizabeth A. Schindler-Freese
1911 - 2012
Elizabeth A. Schindler-Freese of Elgin, NE passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE at 100 years, 7 months, and 1 day of age.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter and Rev. Owen W. Korte officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Elizabeth Agnes Kerkman, daughter of Fredrick and Cecilia (Kuhl) Kerkman, was born September 10, 1911 on a farm east of Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, attended St. Boniface Catholic School thru the eighth grade, and later earned her GED from Norfolk Community College.
On February 18, 1936, Elizabeth was united in marriage to Adolph Schindler at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. To this union, five children were born: John, Gale, Carol, Dave and Dan. The couple made their home on a farm four miles south and one mile east of Elgin, where they raised hogs, cattle, and farmed.
Following the death of Adolph on April 1, 1951, Elizabeth continued to live on the farm and raise their children.
On April 18, 1970, she married George Freese at St. Boniface Church in Elgin and they continued to live on the Schindler farm southeast of Elgin. George died on September 15, 1975 and Elizabeth later moved into town where she continued to live until just recently.
Elizabeth was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church and the St. Boniface Altar Society. She served as a Circle Leader and was a past-president of the Altar Society. She also served as a Sacristan at St. Boniface Church for over 20 years.
She is survived by four children: Gale (Dolly) Schindler of Elgin, NE; Carol Mescher of Elgin, NE; Dave (Linda) Schindler of Odell, NE; Dan (Sharon) Schindler of Elgin, NE; daughter-in-law: Joan Schindler of Elgin, NE; 23 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by two husbands: Adolph in 1951 and George in 1975; one son: John Schindler; one grandson: Mark Schindler; one son-in-law: Robert Mescher; one grandson-in-law: Dave Voss; 10 siblings: Bill Kerkman, Kate Hoefer, Ted Kerkman, Sr. Gertrude Kerkman, Tony Kerkman, Theresa Wolverton, Joe Kerkman, Fritz Kerkman, August Kerkman and Margaret Kerkman in infancy.

Lura M. Boster

April 12, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Lura M. Boster, 88 of Elgin, NE passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
Private family services were held at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota, where Lura was laid to rest, with her husband Lyle.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE was in charge of arrangements.
Lura is survived by her daughter Bonnie Lohmiller, granddaughter Rita
(Shane) Kirstine and family, all of Elgin, NE.

Alfred M. “Bud” Beelart

April 12, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Alfred M. “Bud” Beelart
1937 - 2012
Alfred M. “Bud” Beelart, 74 of Elgin, NE, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE following a brief illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 10, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Fr. Ross Burkhalter officiating. A private family committal service will take place at a later date in the parish cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Alfred Marcel Beelart, son of Michael Alfred and Helen Marie (Winnepenninkx) Beelart was born April 8, 1937 on a farm near Elgin, NE. He attended St. Boniface Catholic School.
He entered the US Navy on March 14, 1956 and was honorably discharged on October 14, 1957.
Following his discharge, Bud returned to the Elgin area where he worked for various farmers. He also worked at the Elgin Lumber Company for a few years before becoming a mechanic at the Farmer’s COOP in Elgin, where he worked for over 30 years before retiring.
Bud was a member of the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department for 51 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and in his earlier years competed in motorcycle racing and hill climbing. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Bud is survived by a brother: Joe Beelart of St. Paul, OR; four sisters: Frances, Martha, and Mary Delores Beelart, all of Elgin, NE; Joan Van Ostrand of Orchard, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Leo, Albert and Leonard Beelart; and two sisters: Marie Sabin and Mary Rita Beelart in infancy.

Benjamin J. Koenig

April 5, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Benjamin J. Koenig
1926 - 2012
Benjamin J. Koenig, 85 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface School or Pope John High School. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Benjamin James Koenig, son of Louis A. and Mary (Rosno) Koenig, was born June 20, 1926 on the family farm northwest of Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church. He attended the Sheldon School District #148 until 1941 and graduated from St. Boniface High School in May 1943.
In 1944, he was employed at the Stringfellow Service Station as an attendant.
In 1946, he began farming in the Antelope Creek vicinity.
In April 1950, Ben was united in marriage to Regina Eischeid at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE. They lived on several farms in the area until moving to the Koenig family farm in 1979, where they lived, farmed and raised cattle and hogs until retiring and moving to town in 1991.
Ben was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church in Elgin. He was interested and involved in education, serving on Sheldon District #148, St. Boniface and Pope John School Boards, along with being a deanery representative on the Archdiocese of Omaha Board of Education for six years. He also served on the board of directors of the Farmers Cooperative Exchange at Elgin.
Ben is survived by his wife Jean of Elgin; sons: Bob (Karen) Koenig of Elgin, NE and Joe (Lisa) Koenig of Raleigh, NC; daughters: Carol (Doug) Smith of Griswold, IA; Linda Koenig of Oklahoma City, OK; Betty (John) Dine of Omaha, NE; Mary (Jeff) Bohning of Seward, NE; 13 grandchildren: Melissa Smith of Syracuse, NY; Mary Helen Smith of Denver, CO; Mitchell (Erica) Smith of Cedar Falls, IA; Laura (Cody) Adams of Dallas, TX; Nathan Dine of Phoenix, AZ; Stephanie Dine of Omaha, NE; Melodie (Justin) Puffer of Roseville, CA; Shanna Koenig of Mission Viejo, CA; Allison Koenig of Elgin, NE; Arianna Bohning of Seward, NE; Elise Bohning of Seward, NE; Adam Koenig of Raleigh, NC; Ana Koenig of Raleigh, NC; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mary; brothers Leo and Bill; and a sister Lucile.

Alfred M. “Bud” Beelart

April 5, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Alfred M. “Bud” Beelart
Alfred M. “Bud” Beelart, 74 of Elgin, NE, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE following a brief illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Fr. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 3-5 p.m. at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com

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