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Bonnie Olson

October 21, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Bonnie Olson

1924 - 2010

Bonnie Earlene (Gibbs) Olson was born November 18, 1924 in Sioux City, Iowa the daughter of F. Byron and Geneva (Tague) Gibbs. She grew up in Ponca, Nebraska and graduated from Ponca High School with the class of 1942. She was very accomplished on the saxophone and after graduation she played throughout the United States with Jane Griffith and her All Girl Orchestra. She attended Business College in Sioux City and then worked for Dixon County Judge Ehle for six years. She then moved to Omaha and worked for Watson Brothers Trucking until her marriage.

Bonnie was united in marriage to Warren Olson on October 22, 1950 in Ponca. The couple made their home on a ranch in the Beaver Valley in Wheeler County. She continued to live there after Warren’s passing in 2007, keeping the ranch books, cooking for the many brandings, and making endless lists of things needed to be done.

She came to faith in Jesus Christ as a young adult and served the Lord the rest of her life. After her marriage she joined the United Methodist Church in Bartlett. She served faithfully there until her death, serving in many capacities. She was also an amazing mother and saw to it that her kids did things that were good for them.

Bonnie had a variety of other interests including reading, crossword puzzles, genealogy and compiling family stories. She was a big Husker football and volleyball fan. She also strongly supported the Wheeler Central Broncos and she was always ready to coach her kids and grandkids. Her interest in history led her to compile a history of the Headquarters stone house, located in the Beaver Valley. She delighted in giving tours of the home, explaining its historical value. In addition, she belonged to the Wheeler County Community Band, Beaver Valley Women’s Club, United Methodist Women, and Farm Bureau.

Survivors include four children and their families: Sibyl and her husband Randy Spahn of Norfolk, NE and their children, Katie and her husband Michael Fagan of Omaha and Tyler of Lincoln; John and his wife Chris Olson and their son Tanner of Bartlett; Sally and her husband Ken Jennings and their children Taylor and Larissa all of Langdon, ND; Mark and his wife Sally Jo Olson and their children Jill, Sam and Scott all of Milford, NE; one brother, BJ and his wife Irena Gibbs of Ponca, NE. She was preceded in death by her husband Warren; her parents; three brothers, Wendell, Harold and Orin; and one sister Wanda.

She was a very good skater, could skate backwards and had her own skates she carried in a metal case. And, she was a good speller.

Funeral services for Bonnie Olson age 85 of Bartlett were 10:30 Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the Bartlett United Methodist Church with Pastor Delano Cunningham, Officiating. Music was provided by her grand children and Eudeen Nichols, Pianist.

Burial was in the Bartlett Cemetery. Pallbearers were Monte Snider, Chip Gibbs, Rick Smith, Ed Uecker, Paul Nordhues, and Doug Nichols. Visitation was from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at The United Methodist Church in Bartlett. Bonnie passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 in Norfolk. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Snider Memorial Funeral Home.

Wallace E. Nyrop

October 13, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Wallace E. Nyrop

1920 - 2010

Wallace Earl Nyrop, 90, died Monday, October 11, 2010 in Norfolk, VA.

Born in Elgin, NE, he was the son of the late Martin Edwin and Vesta Alice Kelly Nyrop and was the husband of the late Yun Joon Lee Nyrop.

Mr. Nyrop was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during both World War II and the Korean War.  He later retired as civil engineer with Stanley Consultants where his work allowed him to live overseas for many years.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Mr. Nyrop is survived by his daughters, Virginia N. Bald and husband Stephen of Norfolk, VA and Sonya Nyrop and husband Ed Cornejo of Riverside, CA; a sister, Elsie Nyrop Forbes of Maryland; a brother, Richard Nyrop of Richmond, VA; and two grandchildren, Kai and Elijah.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Nyrop.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 11 a.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Nyrop family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

James Ackman

October 7, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Graveside services will be held this Saturday, October 9 at the Raeville cemetery for James Ackman of Riverdale, Washington.  James was a previous resident of Elgin. He passed away this June.

Gary Busteed

October 7, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Gary Busteed

1945 - 2010

Gary Busteed, 65, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Saturday, October 2, 2010, at his home in Columbus.

A memo-rial service will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010, at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus with Rev. Tim White officiating.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Gass Haney Funeral Home and continue on Friday from 9:30 AM until service time at the church.

There will be a family prayer service on Friday at 10:15 AM also at the church.  Private family interment will be at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Columbus Community Hospital Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church.

Gary Dean Busteed was born February 24, 1945, in Neligh, Nebraska, to Vernon and Florence Lucille (White) Busteed.  Gary grew up on the family farm west of Elgin, Nebraska on the edge of the sandhills.  He attended Antelope County District 97 and graduated from Elgin High School in 1963.  An outstanding athlete, Gary participated in football, basketball, and track receiving many honors and awards.  Today, Gary still maintains a Nebraska Boy’s Basketball Individual Points Career record of 1,793 as achieved in 1963.

After graduating from Wayne State College in 1967, Gary taught Industrial Arts at Columbus High School from 1967 - 1980.  During that time he was an assistant track coach for nine years and also taught driver’s education for many summers.  Gary was employed with Sperry New Holland as an Assembly Supervisor, until the Columbus plant closed in 1983.  He worked as a general carpenter with Siebler Construction until starting Busteed’s Home Improvements in 1990, specializing in interior trim work, painting, and finishing.

On August 13, 1967, he married Linda Musser in Elgin.  To this union two children were born, a daughter, Amy and son, Bryan.  Gary and Bernice (Deichmann) Strehle were united in marriage on April 27, 1984, in Columbus.

Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, black powder shooting, visiting with his friends and spending time in his shop - the “man cave”.  He also treasured time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  Gary will best be remembered for his work ethic, tremendous athletic ability, love for hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors, his special skills with wood and teaching of young people.

As a family, we take comfort in the cherished and revisited memories of those who have shared with us how Gary has touched their lives and the home construction projects that are so visible throughout our community.  Catch you on the Flip-flop!

Gary is survived by: Wife - Bernice Busteed of Columbus, NE; Daughter - Amy (Chris) Blaser of Duncan, NE; Granddaughter - Elizabeth Blaser of Duncan, NE; Grandson - Liam Blaser on Duncan, NE; Son - Bryan (Kerrie) Busteed of Omaha, NE; Granddaughters - Peyton and Madeline Busteed; Step-son - Russell (Lynn) Strehle of Columbus, NE; Grandson - Taylor Strehle of Columbus, NE; Granddaughter - Ashley (Jeff) Hartman of Manhattan, KS; Step-daughter - Lynn (Robert) Sjuts of Columbus, NE; Granddaughter - Brooke Sjuts of Columbus, NE; Grandson - Jakob (Tara) Sjuts of Lincoln, NE; Great-Grandson - Noah Sjuts of Lincoln, NE; Grandson - Anthony (Amanda) Sjuts of Omaha, NE; Brother - Robert (Deborah) Busteed of Wexford, PA; Sister-in-law - Mona (Wayne) Kubert of Lincoln, NE; Nephew - Brandon (Deanna Busteed of Sherborn, MA; Niece - Keely (Spencer) Singer of Fort Mills, SC

Gary was preceded in death by: Parents - Vernon and Florence Busteed

Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com

Catherine W. Bode

October 7, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Catherine W. Bode

1917 - 2010

Catherine Wilma Bode, daughter of Anton and Theresia (Pelster) Bode was born November 13, 1917 on the family farm northwest of Raeville, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bon-aventure Catholic Church, attended St. John Berchman’s grade school in Raeville, NE., and graduated from Raeville High School.

Catherine helped on the family farm and assisted in raising her younger siblings after the death of their mother. She also helped local families in their homes.

In 1950, she began working for Rev. Norbert Boland in the parishes of Clyde-Dublin, Wisner, Jackson and Olean, taking care of the cooking and housekeeping duties.

Following Rev. Boland’s retirement, she worked for Rev. Godfrey Meiergard in Hooper and Marianna Retirement Center.

When Catherine retired in 2001, she entered St. Joseph’s Retirement Center in West Point, NE. She continued to live there until being hospitalized in September 2010, after which time she entered the West Point Living Center. It was there that she passed away on October 1, 2010 at the age of 92.

Catherine was a great cook and enjoyed good food. She loved her many nieces and nephews and truly enjoyed their visits. Her family and friends could always count on her to pray for them. She enjoyed and was very good at “fancy work”, such as embroidery, smocking; along with other hand work.

Catherine W. Bode, 92 formerly of Raeville, NE passed away Friday, October 1, 2010 at the West Point Living Center in West Point, NE.

Catherine is survived by two sisters: Viridiann Gorman of Grand Island, NE; Teresa Marie Schaecher of Madison, NE; sister-in-law: Dolores Bode of Elgin, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers: Charles, Sylvester, Joseph, Delbert and a brother in infancy; three sisters: Della Bode, Christine Bode, and Sylvia Schrad.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 (today) at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating and burial followed in the parish cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

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