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Selma F. Wilson

April 23, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Selma F. Wilson

1910 - 2010

Funeral services for Selma F. Wilson, age 99 of Neligh, Nebraska were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Neligh with Pastor Carroll Plisek, Officiating. Music was provided by Marie Krohn, Pianist and Dave Doeschot, Soloist. Burial will be in the Laurel Hills Cemetery in Neligh. Pallbearers were Raymond Olson, Alvin Olson, Steve Olson, Dan Olson, Allan Rittscher, and Gale Rittscher. Selma passed away April 18, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.

Selma was born on a farm near Stanton on October 21, 1910 to Andrew and Maude (Strope) Olson, the youngest of 5 children. When she was 6 months old the family moved to a farm 10 miles South-West of Neligh. She attended school in District #70 in Antelope County and Graduated from the Clearwater High School in 1929. On November 24, 1932 she was married to Oscar Wilson. They lived southwest of Neligh. Three children were born to the couple. They moved south of Clearwater in 1938. While living in the country she wrote news for many years for 3 local papers. Oscar passed away in May, 1980. She moved to Neligh and still resides there. She was very active in the Antelope Creek Church and WSCS. She spent a few years volunteering in the craft room at the Neligh Nursing home. For several years she led a Bible class at Pioneer Homes. She was a member of the Neligh United Methodist Church, at the time of her death. 

She is survived by her daughter and Husband, Mardelle and Jack Blair of Elgin, NE; 2 Grandsons and their wives, Dennis and Priscilla Blair of Elgin, NE and Kurt and Linda Blair of Elgin, NE. Three great granddaughters; Stephanie (& husband Scott) Stuhr and Kristen Blair; and Mindy Blair. One Great Grandson, Anthony Blair. 1 great great granddaughter, Samantha Stuhr. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband. Two children in infancy. 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters; Merwin Olson, Madge York, Ruth Clark, and Ronald Olson. 1 great grandson, Adam Blair. 

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

Joseph A. Thramer

April 23, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Joseph A. Thramer

1928 - 2010

Funeral services for Alex Thramer, age 81, of Ewing, Nebraska, were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17th at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jim Kramper officiating. Music was provided by Rita Kester, Organist and Mark Rotherham, Soloist. Casket Bearers were PVT Derek Thramer, Zac Thramer, Travis Jackson, Paul Kresge II, Scott Sisson, Ryan Thramer, Rod Sisson, Casey Reiter, Jason Thramer, Cody Thramer, Andy Thramer, Nic Thramer, Philip Thramer, and Brian Thramer. Burial was in the Parish Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Friday, with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service music was provided by Mark & Julie Dwyer and Doug Wright. 

Joseph Alexander Thramer was born to Joseph Albert & Elizabeth Rotherham Thramer on November 24, 1928, Ewing, Nebraska, and grew up on the family farm southwest of Clearwater. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Catholic Church. He attended Clearwater rural schools, Sacred Heart High School in Norfolk, and continued farming with his father. 

He was united in marriage to Joyce Kerkman of Elgin on August 29th, 1950, and farmed southwest of Clearwater and Neligh for 9 years. In 1959, they moved their family to Ewing where they bought the Gamble Store. In 1965, Alex and his brothers built Two Rivers Steakhouse. He managed and eventually purchased the steakhouse along with working in the irrigation “field” for 11 years. In 1976, Alex and his son, Chuck, opened Thramer Irrigation and worked with the irrigation and agriculture industry as well as farm and ranch communities for another 32 years, until his retirement in 2008. 

Alex was instrumental in the creation of several businesses, community landmarks and causes throughout the state of Nebraska. He was a visionary and leader in developing the Summerland Golf Course where he served on the Board of Directors. Alex served on the Board of Directors of the C.O.R.E. Development Team, and helped make a difference in Ewing and throughout the state for residents in need of home purchases and improvements. He organized and led the way for the building of the Husker Ag Ethanol Plant in Plainview in 2001, and served on the Board of Directors. Alex was also very visible and supportive in politics relative to Nebraska agricultural issues, and served as a member of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development Board. He was a lifetime parishioner of St. Peter’s and St. John’s Catholic Churches. 

Alex had a passion for flying, his cows, country music, and exploring the countryside. He reached out to those in need of hugs, laughs and prayers. He will fondly be remembered with his “iron body, wooden clothes, fiery ……and smokey nose; and he knew how to have fun and lighten up a party……“It‘s hardly dark!”………..“On Top Of Old Smokey“!

Husband, Dad, and Grandpa Alex leaves a huge void in the family as he was there for each one of them, deeply involved with all of their families, supported them with his endless fatherly love and will never ever be forgotten. He died at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, on April 14, 2010. 

He is survived by his wife Joyce; 4 daughters: Linda Winget, Ewing; Vonnie Kresge & husband, Paul of Lafayette, Colorado; Carol Jackson, Lafayette, Colorado, and Teena Albert and husband, Tony of Omaha; 3 sons: Joe Thramer and wife Nancy, Spalding, Chuck Thramer & wife RoseAnn of Omaha; Pat Thramer and wife, Deb, Ewing; 28 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Alice Funk, Clearwater, and Bernadine Walnofer and husband Bob, O’Neill; and brother, Cletus Thramer and wife, Yvonne, Ewing.

Alex was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved daughter, Bev Thramer, his grandson, Joshua Thramer, sister Loretta Tagel and his brother, Mark Thramer; and a host of extended family members and friends.

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

Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 



Dave “Pardner” Grundman Sr.

April 15, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Dave “Pardner” Grundman Sr.

1948 - 2010

Dave “Pardner” Grundman Sr., 62, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Memorial Medical Hospital in Springfield, Ill. 

Memorial services will be held at Penn Lake in Neligh, Nebraska, on Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

Dave C Grundman Sr, the son of Carl and Fern (Sexy) Grundman, was born March 28, 1948 in Iowa City, IA. 

As a child he lived in many places but as an adult he lived in the Norfolk, NE area. Then moved to Oakdale, NE for 12 years before moving to Illinois.

He was a member of the Trans World Side Banders X-ray Club. He was a stock car owner/driver and worked Security in the area. He owned DJ’s Electronics where he sold and repaired C.B. radios. In addition, he also performed mechanical work and scrapped vehicles. 

‘Pardner’ loved to camp, fish, hunt with his family and friends. For the past three years he lived in Illinois where he was happy with his fiance Billie Smith. 

He was survived by his daughter Dalynna Robertson and husband Tommie Jr. of Elgin, Neb. Jessica Grundman of Oakdale, Neb. and a son David C. Grundman Jr. of Oakdale, Neb. and fiancé Billie Smith of White Hall, Ill., sisters Mary Peterson and husband Lemar of Fremont, Neb., and Velma Washka and husband Joe of LaVista, Neb., three grandsons and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by his father Carl Grundman, mother Fern (Sexy) Ochsner, sister Beth Ann Reeves, and son Jeff Grundman.

Janelle Weed

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Janelle E. Weed

1952 - 2010

Janelle Eileen Loges, daughter of John J. and Elizabeth L. (Sheets) Loges, was born July 5, 1952 at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. 

She grew up in the Arlington, NE area, attending school at Fremont Public Schools and graduating from Fremont High School with the class of 1970.  After graduation, she worked at the Campbell Soup Company in Omaha, NE.

On, August 22, 1970 she was united in marriage to David C. Grundman Sr. 

The couple made their home at Hooper, NE where Janelle was a homemaker and raised her children. After a divorce in 1976, she and her children moved to Magnolia, IA . Janelle married Howard V. Weed on December 3, 1980 at Logan, IA. They continued living in Magnolia, IA and she worked for Small’s Orchard in Mondamin, IA. 

In 1997, Janelle moved to Oakdale, NE where she lived for the past thirteen years.

She was a member of the Oakdale Fun Club, volunteered to help with many bake sales in the community and was baptized a member of the Mormon Faith. She enjoyed fishing, camping, crocheting, traveling, bingo, music, spending time on the internet, collecting salt and pepper shakers, and the occasional trip to the casino.

Janelle passed away on Friday, March 12, 2010 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.

She is survived by her special friend, Claude Hansen of Oakdale, NE; four children: Dalynna Robertson and husband Tommie Jr. of Elgin; David Grundman Jr. of Oakdale, NE; Darrell Weed and wife Kelly of Norfolk, NE; Donnelle Weed of Oakdale, NE; 9 grandchildren; one brother: William Loges Sr. and wife Marilyn of Elden, MO; one sister: Anita Jensen of Magnolia, IA.

Janelle is preceded in death by her parents; one brother Donald Loges Sr.; one brother-in-law: Gene Jensen; former husband: Howard Weed.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, March 16, 2010 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE. 

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

Amelita Tunink

March 17, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Amelita A. “Lita” Tunink

1927 - 2010

Amelita A. Heithoff, daughter of Albert and Eleanor (Kroeger) Heithoff was born August 14, 1927 at the family farm near Elgin, NE. She was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin and received her education from St. Boniface Schools, graduating with the class of 1945. She was assistant bookkeeper and teller for the Elgin Cooperative Credit Association for three years.

On August 18, 1947, she married Gerhard “Jerry” Tunink at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. 

The couple made their home in Elgin, where Lita served as bookkeeper for Tunink Construction for 40 years until they retired in 1985. 

She was the mother of three children: Robert, Carol Ann, and Mary Jean “Jeannie”.  

She was a loving mother and caregiver to her three handicapped children. 

Lita was an avid gardener, homemaker and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and crocheting Afghans. 

She loved playing cards and visiting with family, friends and neighbors, along with being a leader in the family. She was a member of St. Boniface Alter Society, a lifelong member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and led the Parish Prayer Line for many years.

Amelita A. “Lita” Tunink, 82 of Elgin, NE, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Faith Regional Health Center in Norfolk, NE following a brief illness.

She is survived by her husband Jerry; one brother: Louis (Darlene) Heithoff; four sisters: Eunice Goetzinger, Yvonne Heithoff, Audrey (Gene) Miller, and Lorene (John) Stuhr; along with several nieces and nephews.

Lita was preceded in death by her parents; three children, one brother Donald Heithoff, and one brother-in-law Charles Goetzinger.

Funeral services were held Monday morning, March 15, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Dan Andrews officiating and burial in the parish cemetery.

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

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