September 6, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
John L. “Jack” Pruden
1932 - 2012
John L. “Jack” Pruden, 80 of Ewing, NE passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012 (today) at the United Methodist-Presbyterian USA Church in Ewing, NE, with Pastor Eric Ford officiating.
Interment will follow at the Ewing Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Sanders Post #214 of Ewing.
Visitation will be one-hour prior to services at the church.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
John Lee Pruden, son of James Lee and Edna Pearl (Tucker) Pruden, was born July 4, 1932 at Ewing, NE. He attended Ewing Public Elementary School and graduated from Ewing High School in 1950. He entered the United States Army on January 24, 1953 and received an honorable discharge December 24, 1954.
Jack was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Mutchler in November 1955 at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Ewing, NE. The couple made their home on the ranch south of Ewing, NE where they raised their son, Joel. In 1984, Jack moved off the ranch into Ewing where he resided until 2012.
Due to health problems, Jack spent the past few months in nursing homes and passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE at the age of 80.
He was a member of the United Methodist-Presbyterian USA Church in Ewing, NE, American Legion Sanders Post #214, and the Masonic Lodge. Jack earned his private pilot’s license in 1948 and enjoyed flying his Piper Cub for many years. He will always be remembered for his dynamic storytelling abilities.
Jack is survived by his son Joel Pruden and wife Marvi; one grandson Brandon Pruden, all of Ewing, NE; nephew: James Burtwistle and wife Trish along with their children Samantha Jo and Charlie, all of O’Neill, NE, three cousins: Bob Pruden and wife Patricia, Neva Jones and husband Bob, all of O’Neill, NE; Melvin Pruden of Faytteville, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Barb; two brothers: James “Farmer” Pruden and Robert Pruden; and a sister Fern Burtwistle.
August 29, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Richard L. “Dick” Demerath
1954 - 2012
Funeral services for Richard L. “Dick” Demerath, age 58 of Plainview, Nebraska, were held Monday, August 27, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. Reverend Jonathan Meraz officiated, with burial in the Danish Cemetery, rural Plainview.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Creighton, Nebraska, was in charge of arrangements. Dick died Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Avera Creighton Hospital in Creighton.
Richard LeRoy “Dick” Demerath, son of John P. and Angline (Braband) Demerath, was born on May 22, 1954 at Plainview, Nebraska. Dick attended District 19 and St. Ludger Academy through 9th grade, and graduated from Plainview High School.
On October 24, 1992 he was united in marriage to Linda Doerr at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. Two children were born to them: Brent John and Marie Jean. Dick lived his entire life on his family farm six miles west of Plainview. He farmed, milked cows, and also backgrounded feeder calves. Dick was known for his good nature, his humor, and his love of John Deere tractors. He loved his family with every bit of himself and farming and the love of the land ran through his veins.
Dick was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Crawford Township Board, FFA Alumni, Stewardship Committee at Zion, and a past member of AMPI board. He passed away August 22, 2012, at Avera Creighton hospital at the age of 58, following a brief illness.
Dick is survivors include his wife Linda; his son Brent; daughter Marie; sister, Ruth (Alvin) Risinger; nieces and nephews, Nancy (Rodd) Paul, Neil (Sophie) Risinger, Leonard Risinger, and Linda Risinger; great nephew, Wyatt Paul; his mother-in-law, Phyllis Doerr; brothers-in-law, Dwain and Leroy Doerr; as well as a host of extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; and father-in-law, Martin Doerr.
David J. Madsen
1940 - 2012
David J. Madsen was born on January 17, 1940 and passed away on August 16, 2012.
He was preceded in death by parents, Edward and Claire Madsen; brothers, Jerry and Bill Madsen; brother in law, Dodi Holz.
Madsen is survived by children and spouses, Edward and Angela Madsen, Robert and Lisa Madsen, Barbara and Thomas Worster; grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Treven, Kayla, Mary, Robert, Michael; sisters and brothers in law, Sharon and Bruce Gill, Linda Holz; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Monday, August 20, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Omaha, Ne.
A funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 22 (today), at 2 p.m. at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin. Interment will be at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.
Eleanor C. Henn
1910 - 2012
Eleanor C. “Nora” Henn 102, of Petersburg, Nebraska died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at the Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, August 17, 2012, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment followed at the parish cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Eleanor Cathryn Henn, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Vogel) Parr, was born April 3, 1910 at Howells, NE. She was baptized at St. John’s Catholic Church in Howells, NE, confirmed at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE and attended school in Raeville, NE thru the eighth grade.
On September 29, 1931, Nora was united in marriage to Delbert F. Henn at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE. They made their home and farmed in the Raeville area for three years before moving to Petersburg, NE where they built and operated the Knotty Pine and owned and operated Henn’s Service Station for many years. While in Petersburg, she served for 10 years as the St. John’s School Librarian.
Nora was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, St. John’s Altar Sodality, St. John’s Choir, Petersburg Senior Citizens Center, a past president of the Christian Mothers, and served on the Senior Center Board of Directors for two years. She also belonged to the ABC Extension Club, was in the Happy Kids Band, and was a member of a card club. Nora enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening, and traveling to Port Aransas, Texas during the winters for 20 years.
She is survived by four children: Maurice Henn of Petersburg, NE; Duane (Marilyn) Henn of Kimberling City, MO; Donna (Bud) Ketteler of Petersburg, NE; Marlene McClinton of Omaha, NE; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Jerome Ketteler; sister-in-law Germaine Julich; special friend Jannelle Henn; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Nora was preceded in death by her parents; husband Delbert in 1976; one daughter: LaVonne; step-father: Tony Bode; four brothers: Maurice, Edward, Walter, and Julius Parr; three sisters: Philomena Schlerz, Freda Beha, Helen Daughtery; son-in-law Bob McClinton; daughter-in-law Mary Henn; granddaughter Deb Wiseman; grandson-in-law Bob Belgum.
William “Bill” Rotert
1932 - 2012
Elgin native Bill Rotert, 80, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Omaha.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; daughters Monique (Don) Roberts, Rebecca (Bud) Shaw; son Will Rotert; brother Jerry Rotert; sisters Joyce McKenna, Marilyn (Gail) Koch, Cheryl (Neil) O’Neill; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Anton and Josephine Rotert; brother Maurice; sister-in-law Doris Rotert; brother-in-law E.J. McKenna.
Mass of a Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at St. John’s, Creighton University Campus.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.