October 6, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Fred H. Nolze
1918 — 2013
Funeral Services for Fred H. Nolze age 94 of Clearwater, NE were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2013 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater, NE with Pastor Fay Hubbard, Officiating.
Music was provided by Carol Thiele, Organist and Curtis Bolling, Soloist. Burial was in the Clearwater Cemetery with Military Rites by Clearwater American Legion Post #267.
Pallbearers were Brian Dixon, Craig Dixon, Jordon Kerkman, Justin Kerkman, Chris Uttecht, Jeremiah Nolze, Jared Nolze, Jarrod Long, Eric Doerr, and Luke Wescott.
Honorary Pallbearers were Dwaine Filsinger, Leo Starman, “Glenn” Buster Wolfe, Gary Miller, Earl Foster, Gerald Friedrich, Roy Klabenes, and Chuck Luedke.
Visitation was 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater.
Fred passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Neligh, Ne.
Fred Henry Nolze was born on October 12, 1918 to Ernie and Edith (Graham) Nolze at Clearwater, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at the Church of Christ. Fred attended school in Clearwater and graduated with the Class of 1937.
He then attended University of Nebraska Lincoln for 2 years on a basketball scholarship. He played baseball for the National Rifle Association which is now The Anaheim Angels for several years. On May 31, 1941 he was united into marriage to Shirley DePue in O’Neill, NE.
Fred then enlisted in the United States Navy on July 26, 1944. He was discharged on February 28, 1946. After returning from the service of WWII, Fred farmed and purchased Clearwater Implement and John Deere Dealerships in Clearwater and Nolze Implement in Neligh.
He operated these dealerships for many years until retiring and continued farming.
Fred enjoyed baseball, fishing, hunting, farming, and family.
He was a member of Clearwater American Legion, United Methodist Church, Clearwater Village Board, and School Board.
In 2011, Fred received the “Ag Family Year Award” from the Farm Bureau at the Nebraska State Fair.
He is survived by dearest friend, Caroline Jaeke. Daughter, Rochelle and husband Bill Dixon of Clearwater, NE. Son, Rick and wife Toni Nolze of Clearwater, NE. 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents and wife, Shirley. Siblings: Chi, Clarence, and Everett Nolze, and Elsie Lander.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
October 6, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Alvin S. Schrage
1924 — 2013
Alvin S. Schrage, 89 of Elgin, NE, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating, and interment followed in the parish cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service
Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface School, and Pope John High School. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Alvin Stephen Schrage, son of Stephen and Philomena (Liekhus) Schrage, was born June 2, 1924 at Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church, attended St. Boniface and Elgin High Schools and graduated in 1942. He farmed with his father until entering the US Navy in May 1944 and served his country until being honorably discharged in May 1946. He returned to Elgin, NE and resumed farming on his parents’ farm.
On August 17, 1953, Al married Mary Helen Fritz at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE. They lived on the family farm near Elgin, NE where they were blessed with three children: Deb, Sherri and Mark. Al continued living on the farm until moving to town in 1987.
He continued his time working around the farm, referring to himself as a “suitcase farmer”.
Al entered the Golden Living Center in Neligh in January 2013, and passed away there on September 25, 2013 at the age of 89.
Al enjoyed farming, raising cattle, playing cards, reading, learning about history, hunting for arrowheads and Indian artifacts, traveling with life long friends Ray and Leora Dinslage, and most of all spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a lifetime member of St. Boniface Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. He was a former member of the Cedar Township Board and the St. Boniface Parish Council.
Al is survived by his wife Mary Helen of Elgin, NE; three children: Deb (Kyle) Warren of Elgin, NE; Sherri (Dave) Peterson of Norfolk, NE; Mark (Brenda) Schrage of Elgin, NE; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one brother: Urban (Celine) Schrage of Salinas, CA ; two sisters-in-law: Juan Hoefer of Elgin, NE; Dorothy Schrage of Red Oak, IA; one brother-in-law: Paul (Joan) Fritz of Owensboro, KY; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Terry Zegers; grandson Andrew Peterson; six brothers: Hubert, Clarence, Gilbert, Wilfred and Art; a sister: Philomena Lee: sisters-in-law: Annabel Schrage, Margaret Schrage and Joanie Fritz; brothers-in-law: Leonard Hoefer and Robert Lee.
September 27, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Jeramy G. Maddux
1977 — 2013
Jeramy G. Maddux, 35 of Albion, NE passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, NE, with Pastor Scott Wiles officiating.
Memorials are suggested to a college fund that has been established for Jeramy’s children at Ericson State Bank.
Jeramy Gordon Maddux, son of Dan Gordon and Mary Frances (Akerman) Maddux, was born Sept. 19, 1977 at Oklahoma City, OK. He was raised and attended school at Marlow and Duncan, OK. He started working for an electrical contractor and traveled regularly for work, ending up in Albion, NE in 2007.
On Dec. 18, 2008, Jeramy married Traci Anne Shaw at Albion, NE. The couple made their home in Albion. Jeramy continued doing electrical work for a short time before getting involved with driving pilot cars, and later he and Traci started their own company, AM Pilot and Escort Service LLC.
Jeramy enjoyed traveling, taking vacations, family BBQ’s, good home cooking, spending time with his nieces and nephews, and most of all spending time with his children. Family was his number one priority.
He is survived by his wife Traci and son Aidan of Albion; daughter Tarryn Shaw of Bartlett, NE; his father: Dan Maddux of Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters: Danielle Maddux of Oklahoma City, OK; Katrina Nelson of Duncan, OK; step-mother: Karen Coleman of Marlow, OK; step-brother: Juan Reyes of Lawton, OK; step-sister: Katherine (Michael) Dodd of Duncan, OK; paternal grandmother Mary Elwood of Marlow, OK; great-grandmother Ruby Cole of Marlow, OK; special aunt and uncle JoAnn (Roy) Stringfellow of Marlow, OK; special cousin Miranda Stringfellow of Oklahoma City, OK; parents-in-law: Tom (Sue) Shaw of Bartlett, NE; sister-in-law: Tory (Dave) Durre of Elgin, NE; special friend: Anne Ryding of O’Neill, NE; along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Jeramy was preceded in death by his mother; a brother in infancy; his maternal grandparents; his paternal grandfather; and a nephew.
September 19, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Raymond E. Havel Jr.
1948 — 2013
Raymond E. “Gene” Havel Jr., 64, of Grand Island, Nebraska, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at his home with his family at his side. Services were held Monday, September 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bob Rhodes officiated. Burial was in the Grand Island City Cemetery, with military honors provided by the United Veterans Honor Guard, U. S. Navy Honor Team, along with Gene’s niece Jennifer Kerkman. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Gene was born October 28, 1948, at Tilden, Nebraska. He was the son of Raymond J. and Irene E. (Day) Havel.
His daughter Ginger R. Griffiths preceded him in death on November 7, 2010.
Survivors of the immediate family include his wife of 41 years, Sandi Havel of Grand Island, NE; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gerrod and Brett Havel of Grand Island, NE; Garrett Havel of Grand Island, NE; His mother, Irene Havel of Bartlett, NE; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Judy Havel of Bartlett, NE; Jerry and Jackie Havel of Grand Island, NE; Three sisters and brothers-in-law, Rita and Terry Muir of Grand Island, NE; Janette and Norm Bialas of Fullerton, NE; Judy and Mike Kerkman of Elgin, NE
Others left to cherish his memory include his grandchildren, Victoria Griffiths, Wyatt Hopkins, Ashlynn and Quentin Havel, numerous nieces and nephews.
Gene grew up in Wheeler County attending Red Top Grade School and graduated from Wheeler County High School in Bartlett, NE in 1967. He attended a welding trade school in Omaha, NE before entering the U.S. Navy on March 17, 1969. He married Sandi Robinson on September 2, 1972, at Ericson, NE. They lived in National City, CA until Gene’s honorable discharge on March 2, 1973. They returned to Grand Island where Gene began his employment with Chief Automotive working as a welder and later lead man/supervisor until the plant closing in 2009.
He then worked for Rogue Manufacturing as a machinist until March 2013.
Gene enjoyed spending time with his family, shooting guns with his sons, camping, fishing, boating, hunting, traveling and woodcarving. He was the ultimate handy man, he could fix anything.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Platt-Duetsche and the VFW.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond J. Havel and daughter Ginger R. Griffiths.
Online condolences may be given at www.curranfuneralchapel.com un-der Gene’s obituary.
August 23, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Doris J. Esau
1916 — 2013
Doris J. Esau 96, formerly of Petersburg, NE, died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward, NE.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Albion, NE with Reverends Ray & Mary Avidano officiating.
Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Petersburg.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Doris Josephine Esau was born August 20, 1916 to John and Hannah (Retzlaff) Wilkinson in Oakdale, NE. She was baptized in June 1953 at the United Church of Christ, Congregational at Albion, NE. She received her education near Elgin, NE at Cedar Creek School, Maple Grove School and graduated from Park Center High School in May of 1931.
On September 19, 1941 Doris and Elmer Esau were united in marriage at Bartlett, NE.
To this union were born 4 children: Janet, Duane, Marilyn, Elaine. They lived and farmed at Halls ranch and Halls farm near Petersburg, NE before moving into Petersburg in 1971.
She later moved to Cloverlodge Care Center in Saint Edward, NE in 2008.
Doris was a loving housewife and mother and worked with her husband on the farm as they raised their family.
Doris had many passions in life including: gardening, flowers, reading, embroidery, and especially for her family. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, Congregational at Albion since August 30, 1953 and served several terms as a Deacon of the church.
She is survived by daughter Marilyn (Jesse) Abrego of Columbus, NE; son Duane (Janice) Esau of Elgin, NE; sister Shirley (Donald “Bud) Ofe of Oakdale, NE; sister-in-law: Belle (Robert) Esau of Petersburg, NE; son-in-law: Jim (Janet) O’Cilka of Petersburg, NE; six grandchildren: John (Lisa) O’Cilka of Rapid City, SD; Jennifer (Tim) Kalvelage of Hastings, NE; Scott (Heather) VanDeWalle of Philipsburg, PA; Jason (Tonja) O’Cilka of Rapid City, SD; Krystal Dittmer of Wilbur, NE; Angie (Kenny) Swanson of Emerson, NE; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elmer on July 7, 1997; two daughters, Elaine Esau and Janet O’Cilka; grandson Matthew VanDeWalle; 4 brothers and 4 sisters.