November 16, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1925 - 2011
Eunice (Hilger) Klintworth, daughter of Harry and Philomena (Buddecke) Hilger, was born May 29, 1925 and passed away October 30, 2011. She is survived by grandson Scott Adams, and great granddaughter Haylee Adams of Texas; sisters Evelyn Pelster of Elgin and Elaine Spieker of Fremont; brothers Melvin of Milwaukee, Kenneth, James and Henry of Omaha;
Eunice was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Willard, sister Elizabeth Havlovic, daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Butch Adams, and granddaughter Angie Adams.
October 27, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
John H. Schindler
1936 - 2011
John Harold Schindler, son of Adolph and Elizabeth (Kerkman) Schindler, was born December 26, 1936 on a farm near Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. He attended St. Boniface School, graduating with the class of 1954. On September 7, 1955, he entered the US Army, served time in Germany, and was honorably discharged on July 8, 1957. He returned to Elgin and began farming and raising hogs west of town.
Jack was united in marriage to Joan M. Stoltz on June 18, 1960 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. The couple made their home west of Elgin and to this union 7 children were born: Gwen, Beverly, Marla, Mark, Paul, Greg, and Jeff. The couple continued farming and raising hogs for the next 51 years.
Jack was a life-long member of St. Boniface Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served on the Elgin Rural Fire Board, St. Boniface Parish Council, Stanton Township Board, and was very involved in the Thanksgiving Bazaar.
Jack’s most treasured times were spent with his family, following and supporting his grandchildren in all of their activities.
John H. “Jack” Schindler, 74 of Elgin, NE passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
He is survived by his wife Joan of Elgin; mother Elizabeth Freese of Elgin; 6 children and spouses: Gwen Beckman and husband David of Elgin; Beverly Funk and husband Jim of Clearwater; Marla Neukirch and husband Don of Yankton, SD; Paul Schindler of Yucaipa, CA; Greg Schindler and wife Judy of Norfolk; Jeff Schindler and wife Tracey of Elgin; daughter-in-law: Peg Schindler of Elgin; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings and spouses: Gayle (Dolly) Schindler of Elgin, Carol Mescher of Elgin, Dave (Linda) Schindler of Odell, Dan (Sharon) Schindler of Elgin.
Jack was preceded in death by his father Adolf Schindler; step-father George Freese, son Mark Schindler, and brother-in-law Bob Mescher.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin, NE. Condolences may be sent to www.huffmanlevander.com.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE was in charge of arrangements.
October 19, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Joseph V. Grundmayer
1929 - 2011
Joseph Vincent Grundmayer, son of Joseph H. and Elizabeth M. (Kuhlman) Grundmayer, was born March 20, 1929 on the family farm near Raeville, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, attended St. John Berchman School, and graduated from the 8th grade. Following school Joe began farming with his father and continued to farm until retirement in1993. He moved from the farm into Raeville in 1991and lived there until entering the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE in 2005.
Joe was a member of the National Farmers Organization, Knights of Columbus, Petersburg Rural Fire Board, and the Board of Directors of the Boone & Antelope Mutual Insurance Company; serving as president for a period of time. He also served as an election judge in Boone County.
Joe was also very involved in his church. He was a life-long member of the St. Bonaventure Parish and a member of the St. Bonaventure Holy Name Society. After moving off the farm, he took on the role of looking after the church, along with giving tours of the church when called upon. Along with attending any and all happenings at the church, he enjoyed bowling, taking pictures and traveling to visit family.
Grundmayer, 82, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE.
Joe is survived by four brothers: Jerome and wife Elvira of Eagan, MN; Edmund and wife Cathy Ann of Gaithersburg, MD; Alvin and wife Kathy of Ceresco, NE; Gerald and wife Barb of Hastings, NE; 10 nephews and nieces, 12 great-nephews and great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Ferdinand; two brothers in infancy; one sister: Adele Barnett and her husband Richard.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
October 13, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1930 - 2011
Grace Delema “Sarah” McDowell, 81, of Lakewood CO passed away on October 4, 2011. Grace was born on January 25, 1930 to Rudolph and Faye Schindler in Lincoln, NE. Rudolph was a brother to Adolph and Fred Schindler of Elgin.
Grace is survived by her ex-husband Robert Wright McDowell, Jr. of OK and their five children, Dianne White of TX, Lt. Cmd Robert W. MCDowell III (Lisa) of FL, Thomas R. McDowell of CO, Mary F.M. Pekas of CO and spouse Scott Kelley of NE, and Daniel M. McDowell of MO; four grandchildren - Aleesha Faye McDowell of CO, Daniel C. McDowell (Candice) of CO, William Gray McDowell (Joribeth) of MI and Lucas M. Pekas of CO.
She was preceded in death by both her parents, sisters Mary Ellen McGee and Rudina Lautenschlager and ex-husband Richard White.
Memorial services were held on Friday, October 7, 2011 in Centennial, CO.
October 13, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Margaret A. Schrage
1914 - 2011
Margaret Ann Pelster Schrage, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Uphoff) Pelster, was born January 23, 1914 at Raeville, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville and received her education from St. John Berchman School in Raeville, graduating with the first four-year class in 1932.
She went to California in 1934 where she worked as a nanny and also in a walnut factory. In 1938, she married Hubert Schrage. They lived in California for a short time before returning to the Elgin community to farm. Later, they moved to Idaho for a few years before returning to their farm near Elgin in 1951. They continued to live on the farm until retirement when they moved to town. Hubert passed away in 1987 and Margaret continued living in her home until entering the Golden Living Center in May 2010.
Margaret was a firm supporter of Pope John High School and St. Boniface Schools, receiving the Roncalli Award in 2003 for making a significant contribution to the long term advancement of the school. She was a member of the St. Boniface Alter Society and a lifetime member of the Elgin Garden Club. Margaret and Hubert loved to square dance and both enjoyed all of their nieces and nephews.
Margaret A. Schrage, 97, formerly of Elgin, NE, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, with her nieces Carol Busteed and Sue Seier at her bedside.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers: Cyril Pelster; Joseph Pelster and wife Delores; two sisters: Marie Moser and husband Leonard; Florentine Vanderheiden and husband Burt; and a brother-in-law Leonard Meis.
Margaret is survived by her sisters: Sally Meis of Petersburg; Ann (Vic) Borer of Albion; sister-in-law: Viola Pelster of Elgin; along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.