January 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1961 — 2015
David W. Peters 53, of Albion, formerly of Elgin, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his home.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin with Rev. Michael Davis and Revs. Ray and Mary Avidano officiating.
Interment will be held at a later date. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
David Wayne Peters, son of Kenneth and Norma (Swanson) Peters, was born May 13, 1961 at Tilden, NE. He attended Elgin Public Schools, graduating from Elgin High School in 1979.
Dave married Cristi Lee Allen on December 12, 1993 at the Plantation House in Elgin.
They lived in Albion before moving to Kearney and Columbus each for two years, and then back to Albion in 1998. Dave worked a variety of jobs including farming, but driving trucks was his passion. Since the mid 80’s, he has been an independent truck driver, hauling for Behlen Manufacturing for 15 years and more recently for Danielski Farms of Valentine.
Dave was a member of the UCC Congregational Church in Albion and also attended the United Methodist Church in Elgin.
He is survived by his wife Cristi of Albion, step-daughter Cassandra (Issac) Sager of Chadron; step-son: Danny Ridder and friend Malinda of Norfolk; two step-grandchildren: Shaela Ridder and Averyille Sager of Chadron; his mother: Norma Peters; three sisters: Gwen Koinzan, Noreen Weidner and Jean Peters all of Elgin; sister-in-law Rita Peters of Omaha; mother-in-law and step-father-in-law: Barb and Merland Clark of Kearney; father-in-law: Tom Allen (Becky Moyer) of Omaha; sister-in-law: Cheri (Clint) Weber of Baggs, WY, along with many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers: Myron and Gaylen, and one nephew, Riley Weber.
January 29, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Geraldine (Jeri) Koskovich (Mooney) 73, passed away January 26, 2015. She was born December 4, 1941 in Elgin Nebraska to Jack and Rose Mooney. Survived by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth, sons John, Daniel and Charles and their families including seven grandchildren Jeri was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. A great cook and friend to everyone Jeri always had goodies to eat, fantastic dinners and loved entertaining. She also enjoyed golfing, decorating and simply spending time with friends. If not busy taking care of us all in Castle Pines Colorado, she and Ken relaxed and enjoyed time at their second home in San Jacinto, California. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
A Rosary will be held Thursday January 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Horan McConaty Funeral Home, which is located at 5303 E County Line Road in Centennial Colorado.
The funeral mass will be held Friday January 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm, St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church located at 8035 South Quebec Street in Centennial, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Porter Hospice in Jeri’s honor.
Mary Helen Schrage
1932 — 2015
Mary Helen Schrage, 82 of Elgin, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday morning, January 12, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burk-halter offici-ating. Interment followed at the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface School and Pope John Central Catholic School. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Mary Helen Schrage, daughter of Albert & Ann (Overmohle) Fritz was born on March 3, 1932 at Elgin, NE.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church, attended St. Boniface High School and graduated in 1949.
After graduation, Mary Helen worked Monday’s in the office of the Elgin Livestock Commission and part-time at the 2 x 4 Café.
On August 17, 1953, Mary Helen married Alvin Schrage at the St. Boniface Church in Elgin. They lived on the family farm near Elgin where they were blessed with three children: Deb, Sherri and Mark. They moved to town in 1987.
Mary Helen relocated to the Willows in Neligh, in July of 2013.
She entered the Golden Living Center in July of 2014, where she passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
Mary Helen loved farming with Al, quilting and sewing, playing cards, traveling with life-long friends Ray and Leora Dinslage and singing in the choir.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-children and having tea parties with them.
She was a loving and tender caregiver to Al during his illness.
Mary Helen was a lifetime member of St. Boniface Church, a former member of the Choir, St. Boniface Christian Mothers and the Domestic Arts Club.
She is survived by her children: Deb (Kyle) Warren of Elgin, NE; Sherri (Dave) Peterson of Norfolk, NE, Mark (Brenda) Schrage of Elgin; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister: Juan Hoefer of Elgin, one brother: Paul (Joan) Fritz of Owensboro, KY, one brother & sister in-law Urb & Celine Schrage of Salinas, CA and sister-in-law Dorothy Schrage of Red Oak, IA; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mary Helen was preceded in death by her husband Alvin, son-in-law Terry Zegers; grandson Andrew Peterson; brother-in-laws: Hubert, Clarence, Gilbert, Wilfred, & Art Schrage, Leonard Hoefer and Robert Lee, sister-in-laws Philomena Lee, Annabel Schrage, Margaret Schrage and Joanie Fritz
1978 — 2015
Funeral services for Amanda Jo Ofe, age 36, of Neligh, Nebraska were held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Neligh United Methodist Church.
Visita-tion was Friday, January 9, 2015 at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Amanda died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Amanda Jo Ofe, daughter of Donald Bruce and Connie (Brittell) Ofe was born August 23, 1978 at Tilden, Nebraska. Mandy attended Elgin Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1996.
She was blessed with two sons, Alex and Julien.
She graduated from Northeast Community College with a degree in Business Administration. Mandy loved her job as Customer Sales and Service Representative at Farmers Pride in Neligh, Nebraska.
Some of her hobbies that she enjoyed were reading and cooking, but her favorite thing in the world were her sons Alex and Julien and their accomplishments. Mandy was a member of the Oakdale Methodist Church.
Survivors include: her two sons, Alex and Julien; her parents Bruce and Connie Ofe of Oakdale; sister, Jenny and husband Adam Cameron of Oakdale; three nephews, Taven, Kaden, and Jace all of Oakdale; grandmothers, Shirley Ofe of Oakdale, and Evalena Brittell of Neligh; and soul mate, Clinton Linder of Neligh.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Bud and Leland.
Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
1924 — 2015
Dorothy E. “Dottie” Landauer, 90, of Albion, NE, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Wolf Memorial Good Sam-aritan Center in Albion. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.
Burial followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Albion.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Dorothy E. “Dottie” Landauer, the daughter of Frederick “Fred” and Mary Dozler Henke was born April 20, 1924 at Elgin, Nebraska. She received her education at St. Boniface Catholic School and graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1942.
Following her schooling, she worked in Norfolk, Omaha, and at the Ordinance Plant in Grand Island.
Dorothy was united in marriage to LaVern Joseph “Shorty” Landauer on October 1, 1946 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Petersburg.
The couple lived northwest of Petersburg and later west of Petersburg until 1957, when they moved to a farm southwest of Albion. There they farmed until 1988, when they moved into Albion.
Dottie worked as a housekeeper for several families in Albion and later at Qualset Furniture for a number of years.
In addition to being a longtime member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Altar Society, Dottie was a member and past president of the Cedar Rapids Art Guild and a member of the Korner Quilters for over 30 years. She enjoyed painting, quilting, crocheting and embroidering as well as cooking.
She is survived by her husband LaVern “Shorty” of Albion; one son, Dave Landauer (Deb) of Albion, NE; one grandson, John Landauer (Angie) of Fremont, NE; two granddaughters: Jennifer Landauer of Petersburg, NE, and Janelle King (Chad) of Newman Grove, NE; great grandchildren: Julia and Jack Landauer of Fremont, NE; one sister Laverna Sauser of Cedar Rapids, NE, and one brother Darold Henke of Buckeye, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Marvin in 1968; brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Millie Henke; sister Mildred Henke, brother-in-law Charles Sauser and sister-in-law Dorothy Henke.