July 20, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1921 - 2011
Eileen Dicke, 90, of Columbus, Nebraska (formerly of Creston, Nebraska) died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Mory’s Haven in Columbus.
The funeral services were held on Saturday, July 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural Leigh, with Rev. Dr. Marsha Jark-Swain officiating.
Interment was in the St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Eileen Ruth Dicke was born February 1, 1921, to Herman and Lucia (Michelsen) Hillen on the family farm near Leigh, Nebraska. She attended rural elementary school and graduated from Leigh School as valedictorian of her class. She worked at the ASC office in Columbus before being united in marriage on October 10, 1940, to John Dicke in Hooper, Nebraska. They farmed all their lives in the Creston area.
Eileen was a life-long member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed the Luther League activities during her teen years. Her favorite activities included ice skating, dancing at Welch’s Hall, especially to the “Blue Skirt Waltz”, tending a large garden, canning, sewing for her family, quilt making for missions, raising chickens, baking bread and award winning pies using a wood-burning stove during her earlier years.
She took great pride in her “spick & span” clean farmhouse and beautiful garden and was known for never having a hair out of place (with the help of egg whites during the depression years, and that is no yolk).
Eileen is survived by: Son: Allen Dicke of Creston, NE; Daughter: Ruth (Robert) Brichacek of Columbus, NE; Son: Dale (Judy) Dicke of Creston, NE; Son: Paul (Diane) Dicke of Ewing, NE; Granddaughter: JoLynn (Jason) Ratzlaff of Clarkson, NE; Grandson: Matt Brichacek of Livermore, CO; Granddaughter-in-law: Kristy Brichacek of Columbus, NE; Grandson: Travis (fiancee Jennifer Machacek) Dicke of Creston, NE; Granddaughter: Keri Brichacek of Columbus, NE; Granddaughter: Tarryn (Michael) Hickman of Smithville, MO; Grandson: Waylan (Kayla) Dicke of Creston, NE; Granddaughter: Tricia (David) Kersting of Creston, NE; Granddaughter: Tambri (Clint) Paulsen of Atchinson, KS; Granddaughter: Karissa Dicke of Ewing, NE; Great Grandchildren: Jaedyn, Jordyn, & James Ratzlaff; Great Grandchildren: Katelyn & Joseph Brichacek; Great Grandchildren: Remi & Milo Brichacek; Great Grandson: Coen Hickman; Great Granddaughter: Kenna Dicke; Sister-in-law: Dorothy Hillen of Clarkson, NE; Sister-in-law: Nadine Hillen of Leigh, NE; Sister-in-law: Elva Dicke of Columbus, NE; Sister-in-law: Verna Dicke of Columbus, NE; and Brother-in-law: Leonard (Katherine) Dicke of Columbus, NE.
Eileen was preceded in death by: Parents: Herman & Lucia Hillen;
Husband: John Dicke; Son: Raymond Dicke; Grandson: Nathan Dicke; and Brothers: Walter & Gordon Hillen.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com
July 6, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Monica A. Penne
1923 - 2011
Monica A. Penne, 88, of Columbus died Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
She was born March 11, 1923 at Elgin, NE to Jacob and Eleanor (Henkenius) Heil. She graduated from Elgin Public School in 1940.She was married to John J. Penne on January 17, 1952 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin.
Monica worked several years at the Elgin drugstore. She was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.
She is survived by: Husband John Penne of Columbus; Son Douglas (Bev Walters) Penne of Lincoln; Daughter Susan Penne of Columbus; four Grandchildren: Andrea Glenn of Lincoln; Mrs. Wayne (Jill) Mortensen of Cleveland, Ohio; Elizabeth Penne of Lincoln; and Michael Penne of Lincoln; one Great Granddaughter Maggie Glenn of Lincoln; Brother Paul Heil of Covina, CA; Sister Mrs. Edward (Arlene) Eischeid of Elgin, NE; Sister Mrs. Robert (Rita) Wright of Denver, CO; Sister Mrs. Tom (Della) Zeimens of Chadron, NE; Sister Mrs. Edward (Eleanor) Starman of Elgin, NE; and Sister Mrs. George (Mary) Shoemaker of Denver, CO.
She is preceded in death by: Parents Jacob and Eleanor Heil.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 01, 2011, at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus, NE.
Officiating was Rev. Joseph A. Miksch. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery.
McKown Funeral Home of Columbus was in Charge of arrangements.
July 6, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Martin T. Pofahl
1932 - 2011
Martin Thomas Pofahl, son of Louis J. and Edith M. (Huff) Pofahl, was born on August 2, 1932 on a ranch southwest of Ewing, NE. He was baptized at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater, NE, attended elementary school at District #1 in Wheeler County and graduated from Wheeler Central High School in 1950.
On June 18, 1952, Martin was united in marriage with Mary Joan Lydon at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater, NE.
The couple made their home on the ranch where Martin was born and raised. He continued ranching there until moving to a ranch north of Thedford, NE.
Martin loved ranching and the sandhills.
He is survived by his wife Joan Pofahl of the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE; six children: Thomas Pofahl of Thedford, NE; Peggy Hanlin and husband Kurt of Elgin, NE; Lee Pofahl and wife Debb of Neligh, NE; Shellie Nelson and husband Wayne of Clinton, MT; Pat Pofahl and wife Sheri of Plainview, NE; Nicole Wilkinson and husband Andy of McCool Junction, NE; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister: Carol Rockey of Ewing, NE; three brothers: Roger (Elaine) Pofahl of Ewing, NE; Dean (Bev) Pofahl of Kearney, NE; Leroy “Butch” Pofahl of Ft. Calhoun, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters: Shannon (infancy) and Teri Jo; a brother Max Pofahl; two sisters-in-law: Rose and Judy Pofahl; and one brother-in-law: Willis Rockey.
Martin T. Pofahl, 78 of Thedford, NE passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
Private family services were held Saturday, July 2, 2011, followed by 3:00 p.m. graveside services at the O’Neill Cemetery in O’Neill, NE. officiated by Rev. Dean Pofahl.
July 1, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
George J. Lordemann
1954 - 2011
George J. Lordemann was born December 25, 1954 at Norfolk, Nebraska.
He was 56 years old when he passed away on June 22, 2011 near Mead, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Lucille Lordemann; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marsha and Art Burnap; brother, Mark Lordemann.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Bonnie (Burnap) Lordemann; son, Andy Lordemann and wife Sam and their daughter, Chloe; daughter, Michelle Lordemann (Chris Westring); siblings: Phyllis Camp (Bill), Marie Mack (Ray), Ray Lordemann (Mary), Rose Wiehn (Dennis), Walt Lordemann (Darla), Ann Hawkins (John), Carol Snitily (Ermin), Aggie Mahoney, Rita Peters, Earl Lordemann, Phil Lordemann (Grace Sears), Teresa Brown (Mark); brother-in-law, Mike Burnap (Kimberley); many nieces and nephews, friends and relatives.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 27, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Celebrant was Rev. Michael P. Eckley.
Pallbearers were Scott Starman, Matt Lordemann, Todd Small, Allen Camp, Duke Hawkins, Michael Armstrong, Joey Peters and Jonathan Schmidt. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Farkle Fund, or may be directed to the family for their designation.
Funeral arrangements were by Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak & Cutler Mortuaries.
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.