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Helen Jean Huffman

September 9, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Helen Jean Huffman

1921 - 2010

Helen Jean Huffman (Elam) was born in 1921 in Falls City, Neb. She graduated from Falls City High School and attended the University of Nebraska where she met Stanley Huffman.  They married in Falls City on Dec. 19, 1942, and lived in Lincoln, Neb., for a brief period of time before the ROTC was activated. After Stanley returned from military duty they returned to Elgin, Neb., to the Huffman Ranch in Wheeler County. In 1961 they purchased the Carver Ranch 30 miles north of Whitman, Neb. The ranch was the center of many community activities, NCHA cuttings, Memorial Day Old-Timers Ropings, Huffman Ranch Horse Sales. The ranch was the home of the Round Lake Ropers. Jean often hosted parties and entertained guests and was always ready with a plate of cookies when anyone stopped by. She enjoyed a good game of bridge, classical music and playing the piano.

Jean was a member of the Eastern Star and a lifetime member of the Auxiliary at the American Legion Post in Elgin, Neb. She is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Huffman, mother, Mabel Mary Pearson, father, August Earl Elam and brother, Frank Elam of Texas.

Survivors include her daughters Zoe Ann Huffman of Whitman, Becky (Emmanuel) Akporiaye of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren, Gabe (Katie) Huffman, Nicole Akporiaye of Minneapolis, Minn., and Alicia Akporiaye of Brisbane, Australia and two great grandchildren, Braden and Chase.

Ruth Ridder

August 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

No services for RUTH RIDDER, 93, will be held at this time.  

She was born in Randolph, Nebraska on October 6, 1916.  Ruth passed away at the Mitchell Care Center on August 8, 2010 and cremation has taken place.  

A memorial service for her will be held at a later date.  

Colyer Funeral Home was in charge of the cremation arrangements.

John Slizoski

August 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

John Slizoski

1927 - 2010

Funeral Services for John Slizoski, age 83 of Ewing, will be at 10:30 a.m. (today) Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ewing, with Father James Kramper, Officiating.  

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Ewing, NE.   

John passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Golden Living Center in O’Neill, NE.  Arrangements are being conducted by Snider Memorial Funeral Home of Clearwater.  

John Virgil Slizoski was born on March 2, 1927 to Frank and Anna (Cielocha) Slizoski in Fullerton, Nebraska.  He attended Lone Tree Country School in Ewing and received his GED.  He enlisted into the United State Marine Corps on September 1945 at Kansas City, Missouri.  He was discharged in October 1946 from San Francisco, CA.    He farmed near Fullerton with his brother Raymond.  On February 18, 1950 he was united into marriage to Lois Hawk at St Peter’s Catholic Church in Ewing.   John worked at a packing plant in Omaha until 1951.  They then returned to the Ewing area and farmed and ranched at various places for many years.  In 1971 they moved to the Slizoski family farm southwest of Ewing where they operated a dairy, and raised cattle until retiring in 2009, currently residing there.  John enjoyed fishing, playing cards (poker),  horse and dog racing.  He also liked playing the button accordion, dancing, and spending time with his family and grandkids.  

He was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ewing.  He belonged to Sander’s American Legion Post #214.

He is survived by his wife Lois of Ewing.  Children: Cindy and husband Chuck Ritz of Comstock, NE, Frances Anson of Ewing, NE, Susan Wright of Ewing, Rita and husband Terry Anson of Ewing, NE, Gina and husband Kevin Koenig of Ewing, NE, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Brother: Ted Slizoski of Bellevue, NE.  Sisters: Clara Latzel, Rosie Synoweicki, Esther Midowski, Susie Vinski all of Omaha.  Sister-in-laws Louise Slizoski  of Omaha, NE and Irene Slizoski of Sioux City, IA. 

John was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Charles, Louie, Raymond, Eddie, Leo, twin brother Frankie, Steve and Adam, and a sister, Cecilia.

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

Kristine Henn

August 5, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Kristine O. Henn

1917 - 2010

Kristine Oline Henn, the daughter of Ivar and Anna (Dyb) Week was born on August 17, 1917 northwest of Newman Grove, NE.  Kristine and her family were members of the Lutheran Church in Newman Grove.  She received her elementary education at rural schools near Newman Grove and Petersburg, and graduated from Petersburg High School in 1935.  

On May 12, 1935 Kristine was united in marriage to Marcellus “Sal” Henn at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE.   She was also baptized and confirmed into the Catholic Church.  In 1936 the couple moved to Los Angeles, CA until they returned to Petersburg in 1938.  They lived there for two years then moved to Pilger, NE.  Sal and Kristined then moved to a farm near Raeville where they lived for 22 years until moving to Petersburg in 1967.  Kristine volunteered at the Petersburg Libraray and worked at the Petersburg Lockers for many years.  In December of 2009 Kristine moved to The Willows Assisted Living in Neligh, NE.

Kristine was a member of the St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE.  She was also a member of the Raeville Christian Mothers and the St. John’s Altar Society.

On July 28, 2010 Kristine passed away at the Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh at 92 years, 11 months, and 11 days of age.

She is survived by 8 children: Duane L. and wife Marguerite of McCook, NE; Marilyn J. Schrad and husband David of Petersburg, NE; Deanna R. Stokes and husband Walter of Petersburg, NE; Gerald L. and wife Mary Kay of Elgin, NE; Shirley M. Stuhr and husband Sylvester of Petersburg, NE; Richard M. and wife Veronica of Omaha, NE; Beverly E. Seier and husband Michael of Neligh, NE; and Jolene Daniels and husband Leslie of Petersburg, NE; 22 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.

Kristine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Sal, son Norman Henn; 3 brothers: Inar, Norman, and Novar Week; 2 sisters: Alma Lang and Johanna Milan.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 31, 2010, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Burial will be at St. Bonaventure Catholic Cemetery. Honorary casketbearers were “Granddaughters” Janet Moon, Deb Hofman, Karla Rein, Maureen Henn, Amy Melville, Kelly Bode, Melissa Kaisershot, Karrie Fogleman, Shelli Thies, and Jaci Mach Casketbearers were “Grandsons” Mike Schrad, Russell Stokes, Greg Henn, Jeff Henn, Gary Stokes, Andy Seier and Lee Daniel.

Condolences may be sent to www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Eva Cornett

August 5, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Eva Cornett

1916 - 2010

Funeral Services for Eva Cornett, age 94 of Neligh, formally of Brunswick will be at 10:30 am Friday, July 30, 2010 at Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Brunswick, with Pastor Kringle, Officating. 

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home, Clearwater. 

Eva passed away Sunday, July 25,2010 at Osmond General Hospital in Osmond. Arrangements are being conducted by Snider Memorial Funeral Home of Clearwater. 

Eva was born on April 24,1916 to Walter and Blanche (Amon) Hankla at Plenty, Canada. She attended High School in Meadow Grove graduating in 1934. On November 3, 1936 she was united into marriage to Fred Cornett in Tilden. She was a homemaker, helping out on the farm whatever needed to be done she pitched in. Eva taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, but most of all her family and grandkids was a big part of her life. She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance at Brunswick and Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her children: Virginia and husband Duaine Filsinger, of Clearwater, Ne, Betty and husband Dallas Stettner of Sidney, Ne, and Gary and wife Aradelle Cornett of Longview, TX. 10 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren, and 10 Great Great Grandchildren. 1 Brother, Orval and wife Delores Hankla, Clearwater, Ne.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband. Brothers: Lester, Walter, Clair. Sisters: Frances, Marie, Ruth, Ina, Amazetta, Phoebe.

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

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