1927 — 2013
LuVerna F. Jochum, 86 of Elgin, NE, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 21, 2013 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
LuVerna Frances Jochum, daughter of Rudolph & Theresa (Venteicher) Heithoff, was born July 28, 1927 on the family farm near Elgin, NE.
She attended school at St. Boniface School in Elgin and graduated in 1945.
On February 3, 1948, she married LaVern Charles Jochum at St. Boniface Church in Elgin.
The couple made their home on a farm west of Raeville where they raised their five children: Ron, Linda, David, Sharon and Sandi.
LuVerna was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, Raeville Christian Mothers, Raeville Quilters, and the ABC Club. She enjoyed quilting, playing cards, gardening and spending time with family.
She is survived by her husband LaVern of Elgin, NE; 5 children: Ron Jochum of Lincoln, NE; Linda (Roger) Dinslage of Omaha, NE; David (Pam) Jochum of Elgin, NE; Sharon Jochum of Omaha, NE; Sandi (Shonn) Marker of Kearney, NE; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Delbert (Avis) Heithoff and Harold Heithoff, both of Elgin; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
LuVerna was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Delores Pelster; a brother Larry; and 2 sisters-in-law: Myra Heithoff & Vera Heithoff; one brother-in-law Joe Pelster.
Elizabeth F. Friese
1943 — 2013
Elizabeth F. “Betty” Friese, 70 of Petersburg, NE, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Petersburg, with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.
Interment followed at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth Frances Friese, daughter of Fred W. and Malinda (Moser) Bode, was born July 25, 1943, at Raeville. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church at Raeville and attended St. John Berchman School at Raeville.
On June 1, 1964, Betty was united in marriage to Don Friese at St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church at Raeville. They made their home at Petersburg.
Betty was a homemaker and later worked as a cook at Jack’s Cafe’, M & D Steak House, and the Elgin Bowling Alley. Most recently, she had worked at the Petersburg Senior Center for 15 years and the Albion Country Club for 10 years.
Betty was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Altar Society.
She loved to play cards, take sisters trips, see movies, read, watch Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and other game shows. She worked crossword puzzles virtually every day of her life.
She is survived by her husband, Don, of Petersburg; a daughter Angela Friese of Hastings; two sons: Tim Friese of Wayne; and Troy Friese and wife Gina of Petersburg; three grandchildren Tyrell (Tennille) Friese; Lorna Boyd; and Bradley Boyd Rucker; one step grand-child Kayla Clyde; two great-grandchildren: Truett and Trytten Friese; six brothers: Bill (Ann) Bode of Lincoln; John (Donna) Bode of Lincoln; Richard “Rick” (Elaine) Bode of Hershey; David “Dave” (Michelle) Bode of Norfolk; Michael “Mike” (Cindy) Bode of Raeville; Eugene “Squeak” Bode of Hershey; four sisters: Jo Ann (John) Waters of Westminster, CO; Mary (Marv) Thieman of Petersburg; Jackie (Bruce) Bode-Steinke of Papillion; and Linda Bode of Omaha. She is preceeded in death by her parents.
Sister Mary Imelda Koch
1927 — 2013
Sister Mary Imelda Koch, 86, Liberty, MO, passed away October 13, 2013 at the Dooley Center at Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, KS. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs, MO. Internment followed in Resurrection Cemetery North, Kansas City, MO. Memorials may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Kansas City, Inc.
Sister Mary Imelda was born July 26, 1927 in Petersburg, NE. She made her religious profession on April 22, 1945. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master’s Degree in Administration both from Creighton University. She also received a Master’s Degree in Sacred Studies from St. John’s University, in Collegeville, MN
She was a teacher, a formation director, hospital chaplain, and a Prioress for many years. She was one of the original founders of Immacolata Manor, the home of the developmentally disabled women in Liberty, MO and founders of Queen of Angels Monastery, Liberty, MO.
Sister Mary Imelda was awarded the William Yates Medallion from William Jewell College and the Spirit of Kansas City Award for her work in the community. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank J. and Elizabeth Brachle Koch, and 8 siblings.
Sister Mary Imelda leaves her religious Benedictine Sisters of Liberty, MO and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.
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.
October 16, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
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.