March 11, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Amelita A. “Lita” Tunink, 82 of Elgin, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.
Funeral services are pending with Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
March 4, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1963 - 2010
EWING - Funeral services for Bev Thramer, age 46, of Honolulu, Hawaii, formerly of Ewing, Nebraska, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, followed by graveside services in the parish cemetery, with the Rev. Jim Kramper officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.m. Friday, with a 8:00 p.m. prayer service at the church under the direction of Snider Memorial Funeral Home. She died at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 27th, 2010.
Candlelight vigil services were held with her Hawaii family on February 28th.
Beverly Jean Thramer was born on March 23rd, 1963, in Neligh, Nebraska and baptized at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ewing, Nebraska. She attended school in Ewing and graduated in 1981. Bev went on to college at Northeast Nebraska Technical Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.
She is survived by her parents, J. Alex & Joyce (Kerkman) Thramer; sisters Linda Wingett, Ewing; Vonnie Kresge & husband, Paul of Lafayette, Colorado; Carol Jackson, Lafayette, Colorado, and Teena Albert and husband, Tony, of Omaha. Three brothers, Joe Thramer and wife Nancy, Spalding, Chuck Thramer & wife RoseAnn of Omaha, Nebraska; Pat Thramer and wife, Deb, Ewing, Nebraska. 28 nieces and nephews and 13 great nieces and nephews, including 3 Godchildren: Tara Thramer Coppola, Makala Ruroede Peed and PVT Derek Thramer.
Bev was preceded in death by her grandparents, her nephew, Joshua Thramer, Godmother Mary Kerkman, extended family members and her beloved 4-legged best friend, Haley.
She moved to Lafayette, Colorado in 1982 and began her career in accounting at United Van Lines for 6 years. In 1988 she joined International Language Engineering, Inc., as Accounting Manager for 11 years. She then decided she was finished with the corporate world and pursued her dream of traveling.
After completing bartending school in Denver, Colorado and received her Certified Mixology Degree, she hit the road and the water. Her first stop in her travels was the U.S. Virgin Islands, then onward to Newport, Rhode Island, Naples, Florida, back to the Virgin Islands and finally landed in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu was her home for the past 8 years where she was employed as manager of Cabana’s Pool Bar Ohaha West Hotel on Waikiki Beach. She was a member of the Star By The Sea Catholic Church in Waikiki.
Bev had a tremendous love and devotion for her parents and family and was always “there” for them. She loved bringing her warm Hawaiian culture to share during the cold Christmas seasons in Nebraska. Mele Kalikimaka! (Merry Christmas!). She made many life-long friends and touched many lives with her positive attitude, fearless determination, cheerful smile and her faith in God. She enjoyed reading, photography, games with her family and was the eternal party planner. She was a loyal fan to her native Ewing Tigers, Huskers and Wheeler Central Bronco’s, and Denver Broncos; she wore their colors proudly.
Bev was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer in December of 2009, and underwent surgery in January, followed by her 1st chemo treatment in February. She died suddenly from a bacterial infection. Her Hawaii family was by her side as she peacefully went home to God. Aloha! Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.snidermemorial.com.
February 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Clarence Joseph Zwingman
1922 - 2010
SALINAS, Ca. – Clarence Joseph Zwingman, age 87 passed into the loving arms of the Lord on February 12, 2010. All will miss his gentle way, loving smile and story telling with a chuckle.
He was born in Petersburg, Nebraska on April 24,1922. He served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist testing and repairing aircraft in the South Pacific during World War II.
He married the love of his life, Margaret A. Spierkman, on February 5, 1945. They farmed and started their family in Nebraska before moving to Salinas, California in 1957 where he owned and operated Fertilizer Application Service until he retired in 1994;
He was an avid baseball fan who never missed a game. He leaves us with many cherished memories in our hearts and minds.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Nativity and Madonna Del Sasso Catholic Church Parish for 53 years and a member of SIRS #56.
Clarence is survived by Margaret his beloved wife of sixty-five years, his children David (Barbara) Zwingman, Robert (Pam) Zwingman, Sharon (Wayne) Socha, Duane (Melody) Zwingman, Alice (Vince) Pellerin and Alan (Natalie) Zwingman, two sisters Katherine (Ray) Reistman and Dorothy (Darold) Henke, Twelve grandchildren and six ½ great grand children.
His parents Henry and Angelina Zwingman, brothers Anthony, Richard and Donald Zwingman, preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers donations to be made to your favorite charity.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. at Struve and La Porte Funeral Chapel, 41 West San Luis St., Salinas, Ca. 93901
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 19, at 10 a.m., at Madonna Del Sasso Catholic Church, 320 East Laurel Dr., Salinas Ca. 93906
Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Reception at Madonna Church Hall after services at cemetery
February 11, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Lester E. Varn
1923 - 2010
Lester E. Varn, 87, of Council Bluffs, IA, passed away January 27, 2010.
Memorial services were held Monday February 1, 2010 in Omaha.
He is survived by his wife, Anna; children Vi (Richard) Sain, Richard (Bev) Varn, Dan (Debbie) Varn; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
February 11, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Dolores E. Henn
1934 - 2010
Dolores Elaine Henn, daughter of Sylvester and Ada (Stokes) Henn was born October 5, 1934 on the family farm near Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. She attended St. Boniface Elementary School, graduated from St. Boniface High School with the class of 1952 and attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE.
She returned to Elgin, NE where she worked as a teller for the Bank of Elgin. In 1960, Dolores moved to Aurora, CO where she worked as an Executive Admin Asst. at the Samsonite Corporation for many years. Dolores then worked at Aquanomics and also for Walker Parking Consultants as a Business/Office Manager. She retired on March 1, 1996.
Dolores was a 40 year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3224 in Aurora, CO. Her many hobbies included bowling, reading, gardening, playing cards and crocheting. She was a super avid sports fan and loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.
Dolores E. Henn, 75 of Aurora, Colorado died Sunday, January 31, 2010 at her home.
She is survived by her son: James Henn of Aurora, CO; 3 grandchildren: Joey, Justin and Kyra, all of Colorado, Special Friend: Joe Caponiti of Aurora, CO; 7 siblings and spouses: Floyd (Marlene) Henn of Clearwater, NE; Roger (Joan) Henn of Crofton, NE; Dean (Mary Jane) Henn of Elgin, NE; Dan (Raedean) Henn of Elgin, NE; Lois (Bob) Camp of Yankton, SD; Mary Jane Overton of Dickinson, ND; Terry (Jan) Henn of Elgin, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents: Sylvester and Ada Henn,Sister-in-law Marjorie Henn, and niece Cindy Bohaboj.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Dan Andrews officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Elementary School and Pope John Central Catholic High School.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com