February 3, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Lawrence G. Luettel
Lawrence G. Luettel, 95 of Petersburg, NE passed away at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center on Monday, January 31, 2011.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 4, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the church with a 7:00 p.m. wake service. Visitation will resume Friday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
January 27, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Edward F. Sauser
1943 - 2011
Edward Francis Sauser, 67, was born December 12, 1943 in Randolph. He was the son of Leonard and Thelma (Leiting) Sauser. He grew up near Belden and graduated from St. Frances Catholic School in Randolph in 1961. He joined the navy in 1963.
Ed was stationed in San Diego and Sasebo, Japan and was honorably discharged in 1967. He married Katherine Ann Schmit on August 22, 1969 in Randolph.
To this union was born seven children. He worked with his Dad farming in Belden and then advanced his farming opportunities by moving to Neligh in 1978.
While in Neligh he farmed and raised livestock.
Ed was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Catholic Church, Angus Association, American Legion Post 172, and the Rural Fire Department. His family always came first as well as his Catholic faith. He enjoyed attending his kids’ activities and later on, his grandkids’ activities as well.
He died January 17, 2011 at home with his family. Survivors include his wife Kathy, sons Clinton (Teri) of Plainview, Todd (Minnie) of Bloomfield, Aaron (Tina) of Tilden, Eric (Rosemary) of Neligh, and daughters Carla (Dale) Pellatz of Urbandale, IA, and Connie (Matthew) Kersten of Norfolk. His mother Thelma of Randolph; 3 brothers, Vince (Sharon) of Neligh, Marvin (Sandy) of Indianola, IA, and Mike (Julie) of Plainview; 4 sisters, Ileen Beckman of Omaha, Kathy (Alan) DeTomaso and Donna Sauser all of Phoenix, AZ and Lynn (Randy) Scott of Dundee, OR. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; Taylor, Tayven, Schuyler and Trynity, Hali, Christian and Preston, Tyson and Jarrett, and Damien, Payton and Alexsis. He was preceded in death by his son Dan, his father, his brother Dennis and his sister Connie.
Funeral services for Edward Sauser, 67, of Neligh were held Friday, Jan. 21 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh. Burial was in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Neligh under the direction of Beyer Funeral Home in Neligh.
January 20, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Marjorie C. Leibel
1925 - 2011
Marjorie C. Leibel was born March 23, 1925 in Elgin.
She attended Rural District #82 and Boniface schools, graduating in 1942. She worked 45 years for the Farmers Coope-rative Exchange before retiring in 1990.
Marjorie was active in St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface Alter Society, the Elgin Chamber of Commerce , Hobby Club and Ladies Club. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, embroidery and genealogy.
Marjorie, 85 of Elgin, NE passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
She is predeceased by her twin sister who died shortly after their birth, her parents Frank and Marie (Henkenius) Leibel, her brother Francis Leibel, sister Lois N. Lechner, brother-in-law Joseph M. Lechner; and niece Mary Jo Nordman.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Clarice & Florian Luettel, Albion, NE; Niece and spouse Eileen Lechner Phillips & Scott Phillips, Lawrence, KS; and nephews and spouses - Rob & Michelle Lechner, Omaha; John & Mindie Lechner, Rochester, MN and Jim & Jan Lechner, Hamburg, IA. Also by great-nephews and great-nieces: Sarah Norwood, Jared Norwood, Mike Norwood, Daphne Phillips, Colin Phillips, Reed Lechner, Jeff Lechner, Jackson Lechner, Molly Lechner and Joey Lechner. Also many family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday morning, Jan. 18, 2011, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, 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 St. Boniface Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
January 20, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Joseph LaVern Turner
1918 - 2010
Joseph LaVern Turner, 92, died Sunday, October 2, 2010, at his home in Danville, Calif.
Graveside services were held Oct. 7, at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, Calif.
Joseph was born July 5, 1918, at Petersburg, Neb., to John and Elizabeth (Von Bonn) Turner.
Joseph was married to Mary “Peggy” Dowd on Sept. 23, 1944, at St. Canices Church—Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.
Joseph spent four year in the service during World War II.
Joseph loved working in his yard and loved animals, especially loved his family.
Joseph will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched with his quick wit and insatiable hunger for life, candy corn and licorice.
Survivors include a special niece LaRae and husband David Verhoelk and children Jason, Jennifer and Janelle, who took care of Joe for many years; brothers LaVern Turner of Stayton, Ore., Sylvester Turner and his wife Mary of Eudora, Ark., Edward Turner of Cedar Rapids, and Julius Turner and wife Bonnie of Cedar Rapids; sisters Delores Wiehn and husband Dan of Carroll; Darlene Roberts and husband Ed of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and many other nieces and nephews.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth (Von Bonn) Turner, his wife Mary “Peggy” Dowd Turner, who died on Jan. 18, 2003, brothers Leonoard and Johnnie Turner, sisters Betty Jo Turner, Helen and Marie Espenhover, and brothers-and sisters-in-law Jo and Harry Espenhover, Ina Marie Turner and Jerome Sporrer.
January 14, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Jerome B. Roth
1927 - 2011
Jerome Bruno Roth, son of Frank L. and Catherine M. (Heithoff) Roth, was born May 16, 1927 at Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St Boniface Church and attended St. Boniface School in Elgin, NE. He helped his father farm and then moved to Omaha, where he worked in the stock yards in 1948. He returned to Elgin where he resumed farming.
On September 1, 1955, Jerome was united in marriage with Bernice C. Koenig at rural St. John’s Church near Clearwater, NE. The couple made their home on a farm northeast of Elgin where Jerome farmed and they raised their four children: Kathy, Janis, Lori and Mary Beth.
Jerome enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, yard-work, going to the coffee shop to visit with people and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #2411 and a lifelong member of St Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin.
Jerome, 83, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
He is survived by his wife Bernice of Elgin, NE; four daughters and their families: Kathy McPhillips and husband Dan of Lindsay, NE and children Tammy (Luke) Kaufman, Julie (Tim) Campbell, Karla, Michelle and Laura McPhillips; Jan Starman and husband Rick of Petersburg, NE and children Adam, Amanda and Juliann Starman; Lori Beckman and husband Gary of Elgin, NE and children Andy, Makayla and Erin Beckman; Mary Beth Hankla and husband Brian of King George, VA and children Jacob and Bethany Hankla; two great-grandchildren: Owen and Oliver Kaufman of Meadow Grove, NE; one sister: Kathleen Ruther and husband Bernard of Petersburg, NE.
Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Roman, Albert, Arthur and Orlandis Roth; three sisters: Sr. Gladys Roth, Leora Dinslage and Juliann Roth.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating and interment at St. Boniface Cemetery. Music was provided by Mark and Julie Dwyer at the wake service, St. Boniface Choir and Laura McPhillips at the Mass, and were accompanied by organist, Rosie Schueths. Pallbearers were Andy Beckman, Adam Starman, Jacob Hankla, Bruce Dinslage, Zane Ruther, Kenny Roth and Jim Roth. Honorary Pallbearers were Jerome’s granddaughters.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.