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Marjorie Beeson

September 7, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Marjorie M.J. Beeson

1919 - 2011

Marjorie Mary Josephine Sprout, daughter of George M. and Jennie (Pojar) Sprout, was born September 30, 1919 on the family farm southwest of Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at Park Congregational Church west of Elgin, attended Park Center School K-10 and graduated from Elgin High School in 1937.

On March 3, 1945, Marjorie was united in marriage to Harold R. Beeson at Elgin, NE. The couple made their home southwest of Elgin, NE where Marjorie was a homemaker and helped her husband farm. In 1993, the couple moved into Elgin. Marjorie entered the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE in the Fall of 2009.

Marjorie was a member of Park Congregational UCC Church, American Legion Auxiliary of Elgin, NE, the ABC Extension Club, and was a 4-H Leader for many years.

Marjorie M. J. Beeson, 91, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Monday, September 5, 2011 at Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.

She is survived by one daughter: RaeJeanne Peterson of Neligh, NE; three grandsons: Jeff Lewis of Lincoln, NE; James Lewis of Madison, NE; Jon Peterson of Neligh, NE; one brother: George F. Sprout and wife Vida of Elgin, NE; two nieces: Chris Redding and husband Jim of Elgin, NE; Eileen Bode of Elgin, NE; along with other relatives and friends.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold in September 2010; one son: R. Bruce Beeson; one son-in-law: Lee Peterson.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Park Congregational UCC Church west of Elgin, NE, with Rev. Janet Davis officiating. Burial follow in the Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.

Condolences may be sent to www.huffmanlevander.com.

LaVern Stuhr

August 18, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

LaVern J. Stuhr

1934 - 2011

LaVern J. Stuhr, 77 of Elgin, NE, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, NE.

LaVern Joseph Stuhr, son of Frank and Rose (Klein) Stuhr, was born April 21, 1934 at Raeville, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville and attended school through the 8th grade.

On September 7, 1955, he was inducted into the United States Army and was honorably discharged on July 8, 1957. While in the Army he earned his GED. Following his discharge, he returned home and began farming.

On July 9, 1982, LaVern was united in marriage with Vera Dell (Funk) Thiele at the Rural St. Johns Catholic Church near Clearwater, NE. The couple made their home on a farm east of Elgin where he continued to farm.

LaVern enjoyed woodworking, camping, spending time with his family and a good dessert. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Frank and Rose; 1 brother: Herman; along with 2 sisters, Elizabeth Anne in infancy and Taureta Borer .

LaVern is survived by his wife Vera Dell of 29 years; six step-children: Karen (Jack) Allemang, Deb (Dwaine) Trease all of Clearwater; Mike (Katie) Thiele of St. Paul, NE; Gary (Carol) Thiele of Norfolk, NE; Greg (Ellen) Thiele of Meadow Grove, NE; Peggy (Ray) Connot of Neligh, NE; 14 step-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; five sisters: Mrs. Duane (Marguerite) Henn of McCook, NE; Mrs. Rosina Parr of Wisner, NE; Mrs. Fred (Mary Ann) Fangman of Petersburg, NE; Mrs. Steve (Phyllis) Dahlkoetter of Norfolk, NE; Mrs Richard (Dorothy) Schultz of Wisner, NE; one brother: Frank (Linda) Stuhr of Atkinson, NE; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, August 11, 2011 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. James Kramper officiating. Interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery near Clearwater, NE with Military Rites by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin, NE.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.huffmanlevander.com.

Ludwig Tagel

August 18, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Ludwig Tagel

1921 - 2011

Funeral Services for Ludwig Tagel age 89 of Grand Island, Ne  were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater.  Father Jacob Bauer and Richard Piontkowski, Officiating.   Music was provided by Tom Kimes, Organist and St. John’s Choir.

Visitation was 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2011 with a 7:30 Wake Service with Father James Kramper, officiating at Snider Memorial Funeral Home, Clearwater.  Music was provided by Gloria Christiansen and Brenda Riley.

Pallbearers were Mike Tagel, Brian Tagel, Chris Tagel, Brent Tagel, Travis Tagel, Jonathan Schueth, Allen Schueth, Tom Schueth, and Scott Opp.

Burial was St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery rural Ewing, Ne.  Ludwig passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Tiffany Square in Grand Island, Ne.

Ludwig Tagel was born on September 21, 1921 to John and Mary (Bauwens) Tagel  at Deloit , Ne.  He was baptized at St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church.  Ludwig grew up in the Deloit area, southwest of Ewing.  He attended school at District #146.  After schooling he helped his dad on the farm.  On November 22, 1943 he was united into marriage to Loretta Thramer at St. John’s Catholic Church.  Ludwig farmed until 1982, then they moved to Grand Island where he  sold machinery and scales until 2000.  Loretta passed away July 2, 2000 in Grand Island, Ne.  They were married for 56 years  He was a member of St. John’s Men’s Choir, St. John’s Mens Club, Board member of Ewing Creamery, A.M.P.I. of Plainview Nebraska Dairy Council, and School District 146.  Ludwig enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling.

He is survived by Son, Joe Tagel of Springfield, Ne.  Daughter, Elizabeth and husband Doug Schueth of Ewing, Nebraska.  Daughter-in-law, Pam Tagel of Grand Island, Ne and Son-in-law, E.J. Opp of Wood River, Ne.  14 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren.  Brother-in-law Earl Schindler of Neligh, NE.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Loretta in 2000;  Son, John (Jack); and Daughter, Marilyn (Jean) Opp.  Sister, Berniece Schindler and granddaughter, Tracy Tagel.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.snidermemorial.com

Judith F. Funk

August 18, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Judith F. Funk

1955 - 2011

Memorial Services for Judith F. Funk age 56 of Norfolk, Ne were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater with Father James Kramper, Officiating. Music was provided by Tom Kimes, organist and St. John’s Choir and Pat Baum. Pallbearers were Travis Funk, Nate Funk, Derek Funk, Kray Funk, Chase Funk, Chris Peterson, Paul Peterson, Michael Tiedeman, Marcus Leichner, Whitney Leichner, Emily Leichner, Riley Funk, and Sammie Funk. Honorary Pallbearers were Carol Unger, Pam Henrickson, and Sue Burtwistle.

Burial was in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Visitation was 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 with a 7:30 Wake Service at Snider Memorial Funeral Home, Clearwater. Judy passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, Ne.

Judith Faye Funk was born on January 17, 1955 to Edward and Rita (Baum) Funk at Neligh, Ne. She graduated with the class of 1973 from Ewing High School. After high school she received her degree from Wayne State College. She worked at Covidien in Norfolk for the past 35 years as a lab tech. Judy enjoyed bowling, golfing, baseball (Yankees), and high school sports. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her mother, Rita. Brothers and Sisters: RoseAnne and husband John Tiedeman of Omaha, NE, Marcia and husband Bryan Leichner of Omaha, Ne, Gary and wife Suz Funk of Ewing, Ne, Ed Funk of Ewing, Ne, Lois and husband Todd Peterson of Radcliff, Ky, Frank and wife Mel Funk of Ewing, Ne, Pete and wife Karen Funk, of Ewing, Ne, and Tom Funk of Ewing, Ne. 8 nieces: Tricia Whiting, Cassie Mettenbrink, Kimberly Goth, Shayla Funk, Whitney Leichner, Emily Leichner, Riley Funk and Sammie Funk. 9 nephews: Travis Funk, Nathan Funk, Derek Funk, Kray Funk, Chase Funk, Paul Peterson, Chris Peterson, Michael Tiedeman and Marcus Leichner. Great nephews:  Gavin Whiting and Asher Whiting and great niece:  Andee Mettenbrink. Her Special Friends: Carol Unger, Pam Henrickson, and Sue Burtwistle.

Proceeded in death by her father, Edward. Sister; Sandy and Brothers; Mark and Paul.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.snidermemorial.com

LaVern Stuhr

August 11, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

LaVern J. Stuhr

1934 - 2011

LaVern J. Stuhr, 77 of Elgin, NE, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, NE.

LaVern is survived by his wife Vera Dell of 29 years; six step-children: Karen (Jack) Allemang, Deb (Dwaine) Trease  all of Clearwater; Mike (Katie) Thiele of St. Paul; Gary (Carol) Thiele of Norfolk; Greg (Ellen) Thiele of Meadow Grove; Peggy (Ray) Connot of Neligh; 14 step-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; five sisters: Mrs. Duane (Marguerite) Henn of McCook; Mrs. Rosina Parr of Wisner, NE; Mrs. Fred (Mary Ann) Fangman of Petersburg; Mrs. Steve (Phyllis) Dahlkoetter of Norfolk; Mrs Richard (Dorothy) Schultz of Wisner; one brother: Frank (Linda) Stuhr of Atkinson; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2011 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin with Rev. James Kramper officiating. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery near Clearwater with Military Rites by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s newspaper.

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