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Tom Bergstrom, Sr.

February 4, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Tom Bergstrom, Sr.
1951 — 2016
Tom E. Bergstrom Sr., 64, of Norfolk, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2016, at Faith Regional Hospital.
The son of Ivan (Ike) S. and Joan F. (Keil) Bergstrom, he was born on October 17, 1951 at Tilden, Nebraska. He attended Elgin Public Schools, graduating from Elgin High School in 1970.
On December 4, 1971, he married Mary Kluthe at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. After marriage, Tom and Mary lived in Norfolk. Tom began working at Vulcraft in Norfolk in 1973 and retired from there in 2012, having worked there for 39 years. Tom enjoyed working on his cars and spending time with grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ike and Joan Bergstrom; and brother Bill Bergstrom.
Survivors include wife Mary Bergstrom of Norfolk, children Tom and wife Julie Bergstrom Jr. of Omaha, Jesse Bergstrom of Omaha, Andrea and husband Reid Borgman of Norfolk, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning, February 1, 2016, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Rev. Terry Buol officiating. Casket Bearers were Dennis Hansen, Rick Meyers, Jesse Bergstrom, Reid Borgman, Tom Bergstrom and Bob Warburton. Interment was at West Cedar Valley Cemetery near Elgin. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

Audrey Mickelson

January 21, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Audrey Mickelson
1927 — 2016
Audrey M. Mickelson, 88, formerly of Elgin, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Park Congregational-UCC Church west of Elgin, with Rev. Janet Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Audrey Mae Mickelson, daughter of Lawrence and Lillian (Ernst) Worden, was born April 4, 1927 on the family farm near Clearwater, NE. She was born the eldest of three girls and graduated the eighth grade from a rural school west of Elgin.
On April 5, 1948, Audrey married the love of her life, Donald Mickelson at Ft. Collins, CO.
They began their married life on a ranch northwest of Bartlett, NE, through the blizzard of 1948-49. They lived most of their married life on several farms around the Ericson, Bartlett, Ewing and Elgin areas, with a few years lived near Creighton, NE. They retired from farming due to health reasons and moved to a home in Elgin, in the fall of 1978.
Audrey was a wonderful cook, always trying new recipes. She liked sewing, embroidery and in later years, talking to her family on the phone. Reading was a favorite pastime until she couldn’t see, and then liked listening to books on tape. She enjoyed time spent camping with Sharon and Marlin, and loved being near the water. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was a strong lady and it especially showed in the love, care and attention for her son Dale at the end of his life.
She is survived by her children: Carolyn Ragland of Neligh; Sharon (Marlin) Matson of Elgin; Jolene (Mike) Retzlaff of Yankton, SD; Linda King of Neligh; 14 grandchildren: Tracy Robledo of Gretna; Trisha (Brian) Sams of Utica; Kurt (Jina) Ragland of Lincoln; Jackie (Nate) Alsman of Omaha; Marsha Matson of Norfolk; Rodney (Stephany) Matson of Norfolk; Eric (Kristy) Matson of Smithville, MO; Jodi Retzlaff of Sioux Falls, SD; Justin Retzlaff (Janelle) of Harrisburg, SD; Melissa King of Neligh; Aaron King (Sara) of Neligh; Marcella Mickelson of Neligh; Donnie Mickelson of Battle Creek; Danny Mickelson of Neligh; 24 great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and friends.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: JoAnn Mickelson and Donna Worden at nine months; husband Donald; son Dale Mickelson; and great-granddaughter McKenna Ragland.

Wilfrieda Shain

December 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Wilfrieda Shain
1920 — 2015
Wilfrieda M. Shain, 95 formerly of Elgin, passed away Sunday morning, December 13, 2015 at the St. Joseph Villa in Omaha, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, December 18, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin with Reverend Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Wilfrieda Mae Shain, daughter of Charles and Ida (Arehart) Josten, was born June 10, 1920 at Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin and attended Elgin High School, graduating in 1938.
On July 12, 1940, Frieda married Lewis G. Shain. To this union, three children were born. The couple farmed in the Elgin area until 1959, when they moved to Elgin where Frieda was a housewife, teacher’s assistant, and cooked at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE and Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
She was a member of St. Boniface Church and St. Boniface Christian Mothers. She was very active in the Elgin VFW Auxiliary, serving as president at both local and district levels. Frieda enjoyed embroidering and spending time with her family, especially when she got the whole family together - kids, grandkids & greats.
Frieda is survived by her daughter Lewrieda Davies of Omaha; one son Tom (Mary) Shain of Whitney, TX; four grandchildren: Brett Beck of Omaha; Sherry (John) VanNice of Monticello, KY; Tara Shain of Barcelona, Spain; Valerie Shain of Phoenix, AZ; five great-grandchildren: Max, Luke, Emerson, Page and Blake; along with cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lew in 1986; and son David Shain.

Alvin Mooney

December 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Alvin Mooney
1929 — 2015
Alvin George “Bud” Mooney, age 86, passed away peacefully, in his home at Water Valley, Windsor, Colorado on Thursday, December 10, 2015.
He was born March 27, 1929 in Boone County, Nebraska to John and Rose Mooney. He spent much of his early life in Elgin, Nebraska and married the love of his life, Rose Mary, in May of 1950.  Their children were all born in Nebraska before moving to Loveland, Colorado in the early 60’s.
Bud is survived by his wife, Rose Mary, children Dori (Bill) Fitzgerald, Bob (Versa) Mooney, Marlene (Martin) Poole, Rita (Ken) Chandler, Debbie (Dave) Munter, all of Colorado, his sister, Mary Bartlett of Bellevue, Nebraska, his brother, George Mooney of Centennial, Colorado, 11 grandchildren, Jenna Starling, Neotha Leslie, Shawna Shearer, Ashley DeKam, Christy McGinn, Katie Meirath, Heather Kahler,  Ben Mooney, Michael Mooney, Monica Chandler and Ryan Chandler, six great grandchildren, Rylee Starling, Kylie McGinn, Owen Leslie, Avery, Miles and Nolan Shearer.  Bud was preceded in death by a son, John and his sister Jeri.
Bud was a loving husband and family man. Among his many talents he built homes and helped all of his children with their construction projects.  He adored making stacks and stacks of pancakes, grilling hamburgers, roasting turkey dinner for all the family, as well as entertaining friends.  He loved cars and finances and spent his entire business life in the auto business.   For many fine years he was general manager of Reynolds Olds, Cadillac and Subaru in Ft. Collins, Colorado retiring as an “automotive accountant” as he liked to say.  His other hobbies included flying his airplane, boating on the “river” in Nebraska and Lake Loveland and camping/traveling around the country in their motor home.
Catholic Mass was held on Monday December 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1730 W 12th St. Loveland, Co. A reception at the church followed.
Inurnment will be in Elgin, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado. pathways-care.org and/or National Parkinson’s Foundation parkinsons.org
Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.

Leah Petsche

December 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Leah L. Petsche
1934 — 2015
Leah L. Petsche, 81, formerly of Petersburg, NE passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society – Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with Rev. Stan Schmit officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Raeville, NE.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Leah Lavonne Petsche, oldest of 12 children born to Leander Theodore and Rosella Marie (Werner) Petsche, was born December 9, 1934 on the family farm northeast of Raeville, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE and St. John Berchman’s School in Raeville. Following school, she lived at home, helping raise her younger siblings.
In 1985, Leah moved to Petersburg after the death of her father.
She had a passion for ceramics and spent a lot of time creating and painting them. She was a longtime member of St. Bonaventure Church and St. Bonaventure Christian Mothers in Raeville and after moving to Petersburg joined St. John the Baptist Church and St. John’s Altar Society.
Leah was a great cook and baker. She enjoyed making weekly Sunday dinners for her siblings and their families watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday evenings.
Some of her favorite times were spent on birthday trips with her sisters to Branson, MO and South Dakota.
Leah is survived by her 11 siblings: Joan (Mark) Knust of Albion; Ellen (Lawrence) Stuhr of Albion; Susie (Jerry) Borer of Petersburg; Ruth (Kenneth) Kerkman of Petersburg; Dave (LuAnna) Petsche of Denton, NE; Don (Shirley) Petsche of Petersburg; Mary (Joe) Henn of Petersburg; Joe (Evelyn) Petsche of Petersburg; Chuck (Pat) Petsche of Petersburg; Lori (Bob) Henn of Petersburg; Sharon (Bill) Ketteler of Albion; 41 nieces and nephews; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, along with many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one nephew, Randy Stuhr.

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