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Mildred A. Simmons

December 11, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Mildred A. Simmons
1918 — 2013
Mass of Christian Burial for Mildred A. Simmons, age 95 of Neligh, Nebraska, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2013, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Neligh. Reverend John Broheimer will be Celebrant, with burial in the Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale, Nebraska.
Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden, Nebraska, and then resume from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Neligh, with a 7 p.m. Wake Service.
Mildred died Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
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Mildred A. (Goscha) Simmons, daughter of Nick and Francis (Zimmerman) Goscha, was born March 14, 1918 at Clearwater, Nebraska. Mildred attended school in Clearwater, after which she began her career as a teacher. Mildred taught 37 years, mainly in the Oakdale and Elgin area, during which time, she earned her teaching degree from Wayne State College.
On May 14, 1946, Mildred was married to John W. Simmons at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Clearwater.
The couple was blessed with three children: Sandra Ann, Mary Salestine, and Samuel John. Mildred and John made their home and raised their family on their farm in the Star Community until retiring into Neligh, Nebraska in June of 1999. After John’s death on November 12, 2000, Mildred continued to reside in Neligh, where she passed away at the age of 95 on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the Golden Living Center.
Mildred is survived by her daughter, Mary “Sally” (husband Verlyn) Louison of Council Bluffs, Iowa; son, Sam (wife Ann) Simmons of Oakdale, Nebraska; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Lucy Allemang of Neligh, Nebraska, and Jean Goscha of Norfolk, Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John W. Simmons; and a daughter, Sandra Barnhart.

Elizabeth DeCamp

November 21, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elizabeth DeCamp
1907 — 2013
Funeral Services for Elizabeth “Betty” DeCamp age 106, of Neligh, were at 10:30 am, November 18, 2013 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh, NE with Father John Broheimer, offficiating. Visitation was from 5 -7 pm Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the St. Francis Catholic Church with a 7 pm Rosary. Music was provided by Jane Ruterbories and Shelly Meyer.
Burial was at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh. Pallbearers were Ed Richart, Walt Richart, Larry Reuss, Tom DeCamp, Steve DeCamp, and Dan Chilcoat. Arrangements by Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh.
Betty passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
Elizabeth “Betty” Ann DeCamp, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Kloster) Richart, was born on May 22, 1907 at Petersburg, NE. She attended school at Raeville.
On October 24, 1942 she was united in marriage to Bill Reuss at Elgin. Bill served in WWII where he lost his life in action.
She continued to live in Elgin and started a seamstress shop. On February 18, 1958 she was united in marriage to Marcus DeCamp at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beatrice, NE. They lived in Neligh before moving to Fremont.
From there they moved to South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming. After he retired, they returned to Neligh in 1983.
Betty was member of the VFW Auxiliary Unit 5816 and “Betty’s Club”, St. Francis Catholic Church, Rosary Sodality, and church quilting club.
Betty is survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and both husbands, sisters: Ella Weiler and Leona Scholl. Brothers: Frank Richart, John Richart and Henry Richart.
Condolences may be directed to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com

Dallmont Erickson

November 14, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Dallmont Erickson
1920 —2013
Dallmont J. Erickson, 93, formerly of Elgin, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, NE.
A memorial service was held Friday, November 8, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin with Rev. Michael Davis officiating.
Inurnment followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin with military rites by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Dallmont was the only child born to Emil and Mary Josephine (Lee) Erickson.
Dallmont attended country school and was a graduate of the class of 1939 from Elgin Public High School where he was selected as outstanding Elgin High School Alumni in 2009. Dallmont was a Lieutenant with the Merchant Marines, a branch of the US Army during WWII. He received an honorable discharge in 1946 and was given an official discharge from the United States Army in 1992, after Congress passed legislation recognizing the service of the Merchant Marines.  He was a proud veteran and loved to share stories about his experiences during the war.
On June 18, 1949, Dallmont married Bernadine L. Anderson of Elgin. They resided on a farm west of Elgin which was homesteaded by Dallmont’s grandfather, John Erickson in 1885.
Dallmont was a farmer, cattle feeder, and rancher. He raised registered Angus cattle; was active in the Nebraska Angus Association, the National Angus Association, and was instrumental in organizing the first Nebraska Jr. Angus Association where he served as advisor for many years. He was a 4-H leader and FFA sponsor, as well as a promoter of youth in Agriculture.
He was a member of the Elgin United Methodist Church for many years where he held various leadership positions.
In his retirement years, Dallmont was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and enjoyed flying his Cessna 140 aircraft.  He also enjoyed sailing, music of the 40s, buying and selling antique cars and participating in parades with his cars.  Dallmont and Bernadine traveled with friends, and were very active in the Antique Auto Car Club of Norfolk.
Dallmont is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bernadine L. Erickson and daughter Korene Ann Erickson Fehringer (Jim), five step-grandchildren and spouses, twelve step-great grandchildren, one second cousin, Anita Ott (Gary) and family, distant cousins and family, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be directed to the family or charity of your choice.

Arlene Eischeid

November 14, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Arlene Eischeid
1921 —2013
Arlene M. Eischeid, 92 of Elgin, NE, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, November 7, 2013 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..
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Arlene Marie Eischeid, daughter of Jacob L. and Eleanor (Henkenius) Heil, was born October 21, 1921 at Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, attended St. Boniface School through the 10th grade and graduated from Elgin Public High School in 1940. After graduation, she was employed as a clerk at the Elgin Drug Store and a teller at the Bank of Elgin.
On September 20, 1948, Arlene married Edward M. Eischeid at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. They began farming and in 1965 they purchased the family farm from Edward’s mother. Arlene was a housewife, raising their four children: James, Paul, Marian, and Rita. After the family was raised, Arlene worked part-time at the St. Boniface School lunch program. In 1998, the couple moved to town. Arlene moved to The Willows in Neligh in 2009 and in October 2011, entered the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Arlene was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #229 of Elgin, St. Boniface Quilters and St. Boniface Altar Society, where she was a past president and circle leader.
She is survived by two daughters: Marian (Doug) Wehr of Lexington, NE; Rita (Bob) Kocian of Seward, NE; two daughters-in-law: Karen Eischeid of Elgin; LuAnn Eischeid of Omaha, NE; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; four sisters: Della Zeimens of Chadron, NE; Eleanor Starman of Neligh, NE; Mary (George) Shoemaker and Rita Wright, all of Denver, CO; brother-in-law: Jack Penne of Columbus, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward; two sons: James and Paul Eischeid; son-in-law: James F. Kozisek; sister: Monica Penne; brother: Paul (Joan) Heil; In-laws: Alma Eischeid, Henrietta (Herman) Ridder, Bob Wright, Ed Starman, Tom Zeimens, Leo (Josephine) Eischeid, and Joe (Angela) Eischeid, Jean (Ben) Koenig.

Teresa Parks

November 7, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Teresa Parks
1917 — 2013
Funeral Service for Teresa Gertrude Parks, age 96 of Neligh, NE, were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh with  Rev. John Broheimer and Father James Kramper officiating and lector Jack Wolf. Music was provided by Roxanne McNally and Julie and Mark Dwyer.  Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery of rural Clearwater.
Pallbearers were Matt Parks, Joel Thieman, Aaron Parks, Christopher Parks, Brent Parks, Mike Lordemann, Jon Wolf, and Heath Borer.
Visitation was Friday, November 1, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at St. Francis Church, with a 6:45 p.m. wake service with Father James Kramper, Officiating.  Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home, of Neligh is in charge of arrangements.
Teresa passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
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Teresa was born on February 26, 1917 to Carl J. and Rose G. (Funk) Thiele at their home southwest of Clearwater.
She attended a rural school in that area and graduated from St Mary’s Academy in O’Neill, NE. Teresa continued her formal education at Chadron State College earning her teaching certificate.  She taught in a rural school near Page, NE. for several years. While teaching she met Alva Curtis Parks of Page, NE. They were married on September 28, 1940 at rural St. John’s Catholic Church Clearwater, NE.
When Alva was deployed with the Army, Teresa moved to Grand Island and worked as a telephone operator with the Grand Island Telephone and Telegraph. When Alva returned they made their home working on a ranch south of Ewing near the Deloit area until Alva lost his arm in a farming accident September 5, 1956.
The couple then moved to the Thiele farm west of rural St. John’s Catholic Church. Teresa worked at Antelope Memorial Hospital from 1965-1973.  They remained on the farm until 1994 when they moved to Neligh. She enjoyed living in Neligh and made many new friends through the Senior Center, church, quilting group, and other activities.
Teresa enjoyed giving back to others and passing good deeds forward by volunteering at church, the Red Cross Blood Mobile, and the hospital to name a few.  She was a devout Catholic and took great pleasure doing what ever she could for the church, priests and parishioners.  She was a member of St. John’s Christian Mother’s and St. Francis Rosary Sodality. She was also a member of the Legion Auxiliary.
Teresa enjoyed working in her garden from which she fed her family and shared her produce with friends and neighbors.  She loved to sew whether it was patching blue jeans or designing a new quilt.  She made numerous patchwork quilts for family, friends and for Birth Right.  She was devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always looked forward to them spending time at the farm.
She is survived by her nine children and their spouses;  Leo Allen (Carol) Parks of Nebraska City, NE;  Mary Ellen (Ray) Lordemann of Greeley, CO; Tom (Shelia) Parks of Neligh, NE;  Jackie (Jeff) Gilbert of Aurora, CO; William Parks and special friend Cindy Wolff of Omaha, NE;  Jane (Jerry) Thieman of Petersburg, NE;  Linda (Jack) Wolf of Atkinson, NE;  Kenny (Nancy) Parks of Neligh, NE and Ed (Anne) Parks of Elgin, NE.  along with 27 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Her sisters: Margaret Fiser, Lillian Brennum, Ade Lou Hamm all of AR and Bernadette Thramer of MT; brothers Vincent of Neligh, NE Charles (Josephine) of  CO, and Louis (Connie) of Omaha, NE; brother-in-law, Percy Payne of Elgin, NE. Many relatives, friends, and acquaintances, for no matter where she went she could strike up a conversation and form a lasting friendship that would never be forgotten.
Preceded in death by husband Alva, Dec 24, 2001; infant daughter Margaret Ann, a son-in–law Ronald Borer, her parents; Carl and Rose Thiele, brothers; Clement and Augustine and sisters; Cecelia Payne and Geraldine Koehler.

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