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Irene Wilkinson

July 14, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Irene E. Wilkinson

1920 - 2010

Irene Elizabeth Wilkinson, daughter of Bernard and Teresa (Tunink) Von Bonn was born November 5, 1920 at Petersburg, NE. 

She was baptized at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE, attended St. John’s Catholic School and graduated from the eighth grade at St. Boniface Catholic School in Elgin, NE.

On December 31, 1941, she was united in marriage with Max Wilkinson at Elgin, NE. 

They made their home southwest of Elgin, NE until moving northwest of Elgin in 1961. She was a housewife and raised their children. 

In 2007, she moved into Elgin where she resided until entering the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE in February 2010.

Irene was a member of the “Out Our Way” club, enjoyed playing bingo and loved bowling. 

She passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE at the age of 89.

Irene is survived by four children: Ron Wilkinson and wife Sharon of Elgin, NE; Max Wilkinson Jr. (Bud) and wife Teresa of Elgin, NE; Dean Wilkinson and wife Linda of Oakdale, NE; Lois Buffington and husband Alan of Ft. Collins, CO; one daughter-in-law: Sharon Wilkinson of Elgin, NE; one sister: Sally Wood of Colorado Springs, CO; eleven grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Max in 1989; son Gary; daughter Patsy; grandson Randy; three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ray Avidano and Mark Polifka officiating. Music was provided by organist, Kay Crosier. 

Pallbearers for the funeral were Dick and Steve Von Bonn, Dale and Stanley Wilkinson, Duane Esau, and Rick Penne. Burial followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE.

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

Irene E. Wilkinson

July 2, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Irene E. Wilkinson

1921 - 2010

Irene E. Wilkinson, 89 of Elgin, NE passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE 

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE. Burial will follow at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.

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

Jeff Scholl

June 23, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Jeffery A. Scholl

1971 - 2010

Jeffery Alan Scholl, son of Waldean L. and Karen M. (Ausdemore) Scholl was born July 26, 1971 at the Boone County Hospital in Albion, NE. He was baptized, received first communion, and was confirmed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE. He attended St. John’s Elementary School through the eighth grade and graduated from Petersburg High School in 1989 with a perfect attendance record at both schools. 

While in high school, Jeff became an Eagle Scout. He entered the United States Air Force, was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, SD, and was honorably discharged in 1993. He moved to Norfolk and worked for IBP in Madison, NE. 

On August 12, 1995, Jeff was united in marriage to Suzanne K. Childers at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE. The couple made their home in Norfolk, NE where they have raised their two boys: Ryan and Brendan. Jeff worked for the Nebraska Central Railroad as a Train Engineer for 10+ years.

Jeff was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk, NE.  Jeff truly enjoyed trains, restoring antique tractors and especially spending time with his family. He was a loving husband to his wife and an exemplary father to his sons.

Jeff passed away at the age of 38, on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 as a result of a railroad bridge collapse near Sara’s Lake, at Norfolk, NE.

He is survived by his wife Suzie and sons: Ryan (6) and Brendan (3) of Norfolk, NE; his parents Wally and Karen Scholl of Petersburg, NE; three brothers: Lynn Scholl and wife Stacy of Charleston, SC; Brian Scholl and wife Chris of Norfolk, NE; Rob Scholl and wife Nicole of Waverly, NE; two sisters: Kim Rolf of Council Bluffs, IA; Anne Dierks and husband Jim of Petersburg, NE; grandmother: Cecilia Ausdemore of Neola, IA; Parents-in-law: George and Marge Childers of Elgin, NE; brother-in-law: Eric Childers and wife Jaime of Neligh, NE; along with nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other family and friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents: Leonard, Cecilia and Katherine Scholl; Ambrose Ausdemore; and two aunts: Sharon and Lenora Scholl.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with burial at the parish cemetery. 

Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE in charge of arrangements.

A college fund has been established for Jeff’s sons at the Petersburg State Bank, Petersburg, Nebraska. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com

Rose Reicks

June 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Rose A. Reicks

1923 - 2010 

Rose Ann Reicks, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Starman) Beckman was born January 3, 1923 south of Elgin, Nebraska. 

She grew up in the Raeville area, receiving her education through the eighth grade. Rose went to Omaha where she worked as a nanny. Later she worked at the Bomber Plant during WW II. 

Rose married Ambrose Reicks on June 5, 1946 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville. The couple started their married life in Sutherland, Nebraska. In 1951 they moved to a ranch north of Spalding where they farmed and raised their children. 

After Ambrose’s death in 1997, Rose moved into Spalding for two years before moving to an assisted living facility in Norfolk in 2002. Soon thereafter Rose entered St. Joseph’s Care Center, Norfolk, NE. It was there where she passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the age of 87.

Surviving Rose are her four children: James & wife Beverly Reicks of O’Neill, NE and their children Corri & Greg Heiss and Erinn Reicks; David Reicks of West Point, NE and his children Cindy Reicks, Carrie & Brandon Essink and their children Kyler, Sena and Jack; Edward Reicks & wife Joyce of Pierce, NE. and their children Tim and Gina Reicks; Tom Reicks & wife Katie of Columbus, NE and their daughter Tammy Reicks; Karen Esch & husband Kevin of Columbus, NE. and their children Brandon and Michael; 6 sisters: Dorothy Reith of Minnesota; Martha Zadina of Omaha, NE; Sr. Bernadine Beckman of Winnebego, NE; Delores Olson of Kearney, NE; Mildred Fritz of Atkinson, NE. and Alice Powell & husband Jerry of Omaha; 3 brothers: Alfred Beckman & wife Mary Lou of Blaire, NE; Clarence Beckman of Colorado, Melvin Beckman & wife Mary Lou of Omaha, NE; sister-in-law Charlene (Mrs. Walter) Beckman of Elgin, NE. along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ambrose; son Robert, daughter-in-law Suzann Reicks; brothers Edward & wife Phyllis and Walter Beckman; Brothers-in-laws Bernard Reicks, Lawrence Reicks, Mark Reicks, Joe Fleecs, Lawrence Keuter, Vern Burkes, Norbert Reith, Louis Zadina, Leonard Olson and Frances Fritz; sister-in-laws Barbara Burks, Rose Fleecs, Agnes Keuter, Catherine Reicks, and Thelma Reicks; and niece Jeanette Beckman.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 3, 2010, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spalding with Fr. Don Burhman officiating.

Condolences may be sent to www.levanderfuneralhome.com.




Joseph Knievel

June 16, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Joseph Knievel

1922 - 2010

Joseph L. Knievel was born March 2, 1922, near Clearwater to Joseph and Mary (Thiele) Knievel. Joe was married to Theresa Funk on June 14, 1949, at St. John’s Catholic Church near Clearwater. To this union 12 children were born. 

Joe and Theresa owned Knievel’s Store and established a fuel and fertilizer business at Knievel’s Corner. Theresa passed away in 1975. Joe later expanded the business to a plant in Oakdale as well as enlarging his farming operation. 

On Aug. 18, 1983, he married Lucille Thramer at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Joe and Lucille lived in Neligh and after the sale of his business in 1997, he continued working with his farming operation. Joe was an innovative and adventurous businessman and embraced new technology both in his business and in farming. 

Joe was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was devout in his faith and a strong supporter of his church. He enjoyed golfing, cars, photography, and making windmill clocks. Family and friends were well informed of the superiority of his Walker® mower and his favorite pickup “Old Faithful”. He also traveled extensively and he and Lucille enjoyed spending their winters in Mission, Texas.

 Survivors include his wife Lucille of Neligh; his sons, Christopher and Chong Knievel of Lincoln, Steven Knievel of Neligh, Edward Knievel of Elgin and Paul Knievel of Omaha; his daughters, Rosemary and Lloyd Schoolfield of Omaha, Connie and Mike Dvorak of Elgin, Donna Knievel-Kamas and her husband Jim of Louisville, Ky., Katherine and Kent Fry of Ewing, Theresa and Dale Mackel of Papillion, Ann Marie Bentley and Bob Cook of Omaha, and Rita and Alan Weiss of Papillion; stepchildren, Tim and Debra Thramer of Blue Hill, Ted and Rhonda Thramer of Ankeny, Iowa, Lynn and Marc Dennis of York, Annette and Dan Bentzinger of Olathe, Kan., and Terry and Penny Thramer of Norfolk. He is also survived by his sister Josephine Thiele and her husband Chuck of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 33 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and two step- great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Theresa, his son Joseph C. Knievel, his sister Rita Croteau, and his brothers Carl, Tony, John, Henry and Bill.

Funeral services for Joseph Knievel age 88 of Neligh were held Friday, June 4, 2010, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh with burial in the St. Patricks Cemetery rural Clearwater.

Pallbearers were Christopher Knievel Jr., Adam Dvorak, Alec Kamas, Tyler Fry, Kyle Knievel, and Aaron Mackel.

Honorary Pallbearers were Barrett Cook, John Dvorak, Steven Dvorak, Brent Fry, Cash Fry, Keith Fry, Noah Knievel, Joey Mackel, Nathan Mackel, Sean Schoolfield, Elijah Weiss, and Ryan Weiss.

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