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Pearl Moore

June 23, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Pearl M. Moore

1911 - 2011

Pearl Mae (Schrunk) Moore, daughter of John and Mabel (Gull) Schrunk, was born May 14, 1911 at Atkinson, NE. She attended school in the Atkinson area and graduated from Atkinson High School. Pearl was baptized and confirmed into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1931.

On March 28, 1932, Pearl was united in marriage to Orlen “Dukes” Moore.

The couple worked for Ed Kennedy for three years, after which they went to work for Wolf Bros. Ranch in Wheeler County for 13 years, where Pearl cooked meals for all the ranch hands. They moved to Clearwater for two years while Dukes was in the trucking business, before moving to the Wolf Farm at Albion for three years. They then bought a ranch west of Petersburg where they lived for 18 years before retiring to their home in Elgin in 1972.  After the death of her husband, Pearl later moved to Neligh.

Pearl passed away Monday, June 13, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.

Pearl is survived by one son: Bill Moore and wife Kathy of Sidney, NE; four grandchildren: Jonathan Moore of Vail, CO; William Benda and wife Sabina of Omaha, NE; Kelley Redding and husband Terry of Omaha, NE; Daniel Benda and special friend Courtney of Dallas, TX; two great-grandchildren: Michelle and Patrick Benda of Omaha; one sister Lois Reis of Carthage, MO; along with other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Orlen “Dukes” Moore in 1986; daughter Linda Morton in 2008; son-in-law Merrill Morton; four brothers: Francis, Earl, John, and Ralph Schrunk; six sisters: Ina Roth, Ida Boles, Ethel Rzeszotarski, Mabel Banks, Ruth Andrus and Lusetta Alton.

Funeral services were Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Community of Christ Church in Clearwater, NE, with Marvin Morsbach officiating.

Internment followed at the All Saints Cemetery near Clearwater. Condolences may be sent to www.huffmanlevander.com.

Pearl Moore

June 16, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Pearl M. Moore

Pearl M. (Schrunk) Moore, 100 of Neligh, NE passed away Monday, June 13, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Community of Christ Church in Clearwater, NE, with Marvin Morsbach officiating.

Interment will follow in the All Saints Cemetery near Clearwater. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.

Leroy Fritz

June 10, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Leroy Bernard Fritz

1958 - 2011

Leroy Bernard Fritz, the son of Emil and Mildred (Kallhoff) Fritz, Jr., was born on December 23, 1958, in Neligh, Nebraska.

Leroy worked for American Electric in Omaha for many years. In 2003, he began working full-time as a cabinet and furniture maker, despite a long battle of cancer, he worked as much as he could.

On June 21, 1980, he married June E. Brennan in Omaha; they later divorced. In July 2003, he and the love of his life and best friend, Celeste Morris, committed to a life together.

Leroy was a member of the Shelby United Methodist Church in Shelby, Iowa.

He was an animal lover (he especially liked eagles) who enjoyed riding his Goldwing motorcycle, listening to country music and playing chess. He also like following the Nebraska Huskers and the Atlanta Braves.

Leroy died on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at his home in Shelby, Iowa, having reached the age of 52 years, four months and 18 days.

He was preceded in death by his father and two infant brothers. He is survived by his love, Celeste Morris of Shelby, Iowa, one daughter Kelsey Fritz of Omaha, one son Brandon and wife Kathryn Ftiz of Seattle, Washington; his mother Mildred Fritz of Omaha; two sisters, Bette (Tim) Matza of Omaha, and Nancy Doyle (friend, Vern Pomerleau) of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one brother, Larry Fritz of Omaha; one grandchild and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held May 14, 2011, at the Shelby United Methodist Church in Shelby, Iowa.

Memorials may go to the Jennie Edmondson Memorial Hospital Wings of Hope and the Myrtue Medical Center Hospice.

William J. Bergstrom

June 2, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

William J. Bergstrom

1953 - 2011

William J. “Bill” Bergstrom, 58 of Elgin, Nebraska, died at his home Saturday, May 28, 2011, following a battle with cancer.

William Joseph Bergstrom, son of Ivan S. & Joan F. (Keil) Bergstrom, was born April 15, 1953 at Neligh, NE.

He grew up in Elgin, attending Elgin Public Schools and graduating from Elgin High School with the class of 1971.

Bill attended Norfolk Technical College for a short time before returning to CVA.

Bill began working for Farmers Coop Exchange (currently CVA) while in high school and returned to the company after his short time at college.

He enjoyed the friends he worked with and the work he did for more than 40 years.

Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on his cars, and spending time on his computer.

Bill is survived by a brother Thomas Bergstrom and wife Mary of Norfolk, NE; nephew Tom Bergstrom Jr. and wife Julie of Omaha, NE; Niece Andrea Borgman and husband Reid of Kansas City, KS; two great-nephews: Jesse Bergstrom of Springview, NE and Mason Borgman of Kansas City, KS; and one great-niece: Ava Borgman of Kansas City, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services will be held, followed by interment at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Robert J. Thiele

June 2, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Robert J. Thiele

1950 - 2011

Robert James Thiele, son of Vincent and Marie (Pistulka) Thiele, was born February 12, 1950 in Tilden, NE. He began his education at District #131, a one-room school house near Clearwater, NE. He then attended St. Boniface High School in Elgin, NE and graduated with the class of 1969 from Pope John XXIII Cen-tral Catholic High School in Elgin. He continued his edu-cation at Milford Technical College in Architectural Drafting, and then worked 1½ years in construction before taking the assistant manager position at Millard Lumber.

On August 21, 1971, Robert was united in marriage to Nancy Marie Meis at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE.

The couple made their home in the Omaha area until 1974, when they moved from to their current home southwest of Elgin, NE. Robert began farming and continued the rest of his career.

Robert was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church since 1974 and was an active member of AA for 24 years. He was on the Pope John Development Committee for over 20 years; founding the “Grain for the Brain” program and was dedicated to selling raffle tickets. He was also a board member for the Farmers Coop Exchange and Pope John School Board. Robert was honored in 2010 to receive the Roncalli Award for his dedication and support to the Pope John Community.

Robert was a fair and just man. He thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren, Texas Hold-em, Bowling and Casino Blackjack.

Robert J. Thiele, 61 of Elgin, NE, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011 at his home southwest of Elgin, NE.

Bob is survived by his wife Nancy of 39 years; 4 children: Candice Rastrelli and husband Dr. Peter of Round Lake, IL; Amy Weber and husband Joel of Dorchester, NE; James Thiele and wife Kiley of Louisville, NE; Dr. Kevin Thiele and wife Sarah of Parkston, SD; 10 grandchildren; his father Vincent Thiele of Clearwater, NE; one sister: Kathryn Wells and husband Dennis of Beatrice, NE; one brother John Thiele and wife Patty of Clearwater, NE; mother-in-law: Sally Meis of Petersburg, NE; sister-in-law: Sam Murray of Phoenix, AZ; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Marie Thiele; 3 brothers: Tommy, Joey and Pat Thiele; and father-in-law Leonard Meis.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.  Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Pope John Endowment Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

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