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Dorothy Talbert

July 20, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Dorothy Talbert
1918 - 2012
Dorothy M. Talbert, 94, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Denver Colorado.
Memorial Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Monday August 13, 2012 at the West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy M. Ragland was born to Daniel and Ethel Ragland in Mullen, Nebraska on May 20, 1918.
She married Guy Talbert April 6, 1939 and they resided together in Elgin, NE until his death in December of 1976. They had 6 children, 3 girls and 3 boys.  Dorothy remained in Elgin until 1989 at which time she moved to Fort Morgan, CO and resided there until her death on July 12, 2012.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Guy, her daughter, Janet Coy, one grandson, Rocky Ellis, and one great grandson, Kyle Ellis.
She is survived by her children;  Twila Ellis of Littleton, CO, Donald Talbert of Lakewood, CO, Gary Talbert of Lincoln, NE, Linda Rogers of Lincoln, NE and Stanley Talbert of Lincoln, NE, one sister, Gladys Tierney of Aurora, NE, 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.
She was loved by all who knew her.

Charles Brazie

July 3, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Charles Leonard Brazie
1920 – 2012
Charles Leonard Brazie, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.), a resident of Liberty Shores in Poulsbo, Washington, passed away on June 27, 2012, at the age of 91.   Born November 26, 1920, in Rushville, Nebraska, Charles was the youngest of two children born to Fred Peter Brazie and Martha Eleanor (Hagel) Brazie.
He joined the US Army shortly after graduating from Elgin High School in 1939,  and finished first in his class from the select Aviation Cadet program.  He married his high school sweetheart, Arlene Elizabeth Krause on May 24, 1942 in Odessa, Texas.  As one of the elite “Flying Seargeants” of the Army Air Corps, he served in the Pacific Theater during WWII, supporting the “Island Hopping” campaign. Despite injurings suffered in a plane crash on Iwo Jima,  Charles maintained his status as an active Command Pilot throughout his career.
Charles was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and served tours in the Philippines, Detroit, Chicago, at the Pentagon, with the Air Defense Command in Colorado Springs, and with the Military Transportation Service in St. Louis.  He also was a member of the International Joint-Service, Southeast European Task Force (SETAF) of NATO in Verona, Italy.
Following his military retirement in the fall of 1968, Charles became Assistant to the Vice President of the National Defense Transportation Association and Director of its Foundations in Washington, DC.  Returning to Nebraska in 1971, Charles worked for the State housing program in Kearney, as Chairman of Governor Exon’s Housing Advisory Council in Lincoln, Executive Vice President, Home Builders Association of Lincoln; member, Executive Officer’ Council, the National Association of Home Builders; Nebraska State Housing Representative; Director of the Housing Field Agency, Office of Economic Development; and President, Nebraska Housing and Economic Development Organization.  He retired in 1988.
Charles was a life member of the Air Force Association, the Flying Sergeants Assocation, the Disabled Amercian Veterans, the Amercian Legion, and the Knights of Columbus.
Charles will be dearly missed by his children: Charles Lee of Washington DC; Nancy and Douglas Kuhnel of Las Vegas, NV; Tommy and Sherry of Huntsville, AL; Michael of Alexandria, VA; Elizabeth and Jim Lundy of Corvallis, OR; and Mary and Mark Wiese of Silverdale, WA; as well as his beloved grandchildren: Elizabeth Murillo, Charles and Andrea Portes, Nanci Kettler and Robert Kuhnel; Jennifer Bailey, Marc, Jonathan, Christina, Kimberly, and Tommy Brazie, Andrea Welch and Brandon Davis; Jessica and Nicole Brazie; Nathan and Amanda Lundy; Aaron Wiese and Laura Sharp; his loving great grandchildren, brothers- and sisters-in- law, and countless friends and family he cherished deeply.  Charles was preceded in death by his wife Arlene, his parents, his infant daughter Barbara Leigh, and his sister Florence Brazie Parker.
Charles loved his family and the wonderful country he served so well.  He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, cards and golf and was a gifted, very humorous public speaker.  He loved to laugh and deighted in making others laugh  He was especially proud of the international life he built for his children.
Services and interment will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Paul H. Heil

July 3, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Paul H. Heil
1926 - 2012
Paul H. Heil, 86, died peacefully in his home on the morning of Saturday, June 23, 2012. Paul was born in Elgin, Nebraska on February 6, 1926 to Jacob and Eleanor Heil. In 1954, he married Joan Suzan Freihammer and settled in California shortly thereafter.
Mr. Heil was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Eleanor Heil; loving wife, Joan Suzan Heil; son, Timothy Paul Heil; and sister, Monica Penne.
He is survived by sons, Michael and Matthew Heil; daughter, Carroll Heidi Hoekwater; daughter-in-law, Margaret Scaturro Heil; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson; and sisters Arlene Eischeid, Eleanor Starman, Della Zeimans, Rita Wright, Mary Shoemaker (George).
A Celebration of Life was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina, CA on Monday, June 25, 2012.

Warren E. Siems

June 28, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Warren E. Siems
1930 - 2012
Warren E. Siems, 81 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, NE with Reverend Michael Davis officiating. Interment followed in the West Cedar Valley Cemetery at Elgin with military rites by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. Visitation was held Thursday evening at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Warren Eugene Siems, the son of George and Gladys (Ward) Siems, was born on December 31, 1930 on a farm near Brunswick, NE. He moved with his family northwest of Elgin when he was two years old. He attended grade school and one year of high school at Dist. 148 (Sheldon), finishing his education at Neligh High School, graduating in 1948. Warren served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War, spending 18 months in Germany.
He was married to Bernice Verna Krueger of Norfolk, NE on June 6, 1954 at the Methodist Church in Elgin, NE. To this union, four children were born. They made their home 4 miles north and 2½ miles west of Elgin. Warren was a member of the United Methodist Church of Elgin and American Legion Post #229.
He is survived by his wife Bernice of 58 years; children: Debra Lynne Weiss (Paul) of McCool Junction, NE; Diane Kay Miller (John) of York, NE; Danny Eugene of Montana; David Jo (Sherry) of Norfolk, NE; sisters: Eleanor Godkin of Walcott, IA; Ruth Rouse of Bella Vista, AR; one brother: Larry (Cathleen) of Cherokee Village, AR; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law: Mick Rouse and Harry Godkin.

Louise B. Werner

June 21, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Louise B. Werner
1915 - 2012
Louise B. Werner, 96 of Petersburg, NE passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with Rev. Stan Schmit and Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Louise Barbara Velder, daughter of John and Regina (Herlitizus) Velder, was born December 10, 1915 at Raeville, NE.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church and attended St. John Berchman School in Raeville.
On July 3, 1934, Louise was united in marriage with Hugo Valentine Werner. The couple made their home by Elgin, NE where they lived until 1946. They moved to the Petersburg, NE area to rent, and eventually buy a farm. Following retirement, they moved into Petersburg.
Louise also enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and helping Hugo in the fields. The couple enjoyed traveling and spent their retirement years wintering in Texas. They enjoyed fishing: taking trips to Minnesota and Hawaii, along with fishing off the coast of Texas during the winters. Louise and Hugo spent every summer enjoying the cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota with friends and family. On July 3, 2010, the couple celebrated 76 years of marriage.
Louise was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. John’s Altar Society, Extension Club and various card clubs. She was a past member of St. John’s Parish Council and past President of St. John’s Altar Society. Hugo and Louise were instrumental in the development of the Petersburg Senior Center in Werner Hall.
Louise is survived by her children: Della Edic of Norfolk, NE; John (Betty) Werner of Perham, MN; C.L. (Rachel) Werner of Montrose, CO; Carol (Cletus) Scholl of Columbus, NE; Lois (Jim) Bode of Petersburg, NE; LaVern Werner of Petersburg, NE; daughter-in-law Marlene Werner of Springfield, NE; 32 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters: Marie Cheatum of Elgin, NE; Evelyn Asmussen of Missouri; Julianna Asmussen of Greeley, CO; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hugo; son Jim; parents John and Regina; one son-in-law: Carroll Edic; four brothers: Alvin, Aloysious (Bud), John Jr. and Don; four sisters: Freda Schalk, Rita Liebentritt, Lydia Glissman, and Florence Macke.

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