November 18, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Ilene J. Pletcher
1928 - 2009
Ilene J. Pletcher, 81, of Grand Island, died Sunday, November 8, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center.
The funeral service was held Thursday, Nov. 12, at the North Loup United Methodist Church. The Reverends Bruce Phillips and Mary Avidano officiated. Burial was at the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup.
Mrs. Pletcher was born February 21, 1928 at Lincoln, Nebraska the daughter of Clifford and Bertha (Mong) Bishop.
Ilene was adopted as an infant, was raised and received her education in Bartlet.
She graduated from Wheeler County High School, class of 1944. She married Robert Martin in 1946. She then was united in marriage to Gene Pletcher on June 4, 1963. They made their home in North Loup until moving to Grand Island in 1989.
Ilene was employed at the Yancey Hotel as a telephone operator then worked for the Grand Island Independent and later as a dispatcher for the Ord Police Department. She played the piano at Bartlet Methodist Church and was a gifted singer that sang for many funerals and weddings in her earlier life. Ilene enjoyed photography and crocheting having crocheted many afghan’s for family and friends.
During Ilene’s last years her faithful cats, Mushie and Molly brought her laughter and companionship. Ilene had a great interest in all of God’s creatures and would be pleased to have memorials directed to Central Nebraska Humane Society.
Survivors are her husband Gene; son, Randy Martin of Grand Island; daughters and sons-in-law, Lauren and Duke Stevens of Grand Island and Kim and Mark Koch of Norfolk, NE.
Other survivors are grandchildren, Rhett Martin, Jamie Hurley, Tracey Stevens, Sherri Kolar, Kalin Koch and Kirstie Koch and five great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com.
November 11, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Margaret E. Childers
1919 - 2009
Margaret Evelyn Childers, 90, of Burwell, Nebraska died November 7, 2009 at Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell, Nebraska. Burial will be in the Chambers Cemetery in Chambers, Nebraska at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Bill Stovall will officiate.
Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Margaret was born August 5, 1919 near Dumas, Nebraska to Alfred and Isabella (Sherman) Green.
She grew up in rural Wheeler County calling Chambers her home town.
Margaret married Lyle R. Childers on December 26, 1946 in Grand Island, Nebraska. They lived west of Chambers for 10 years. They then lived in Wheeler County where they owned and operated their own farm located 14 miles west of Elgin, Nebraska. Margaret was a homemaker very busy raising their family. They retired in 1976 and moved to Chambers. Then in 1981 they moved to Burwell. For twelve years Margaret and Lyle spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona.
Margaret enjoyed playing games and cards with her grandchildren, gardening, and hosting many family gatherings. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and she was active in the Senior Citizens Center.
Margaret was a Goldstar Sister member of the Chambers Legion Auxiliary. She was very proud that six of her brothers and husband were veterans of the United States military during W.W.II and has since had sons and grandsons serve their country.
Margaret is survived by seven children; Melvin and Sandi Childers of Russell, Kansas, Allen and Julie Childers of Gothenburg, Nebraska, Kenneth and Vicky Childers of Loomis, Nebraska, Jerry Childers of Chambers, Nebraska, Kathy and Ron Kerkman of Burwell, Nebraska, Michael and Connie Childers of Maxwell, Nebraska and Ronald and Cheyrl Childers of North Platte, Nebraska. A special nephew, Robert and Darlene Green of Ewing, Nebraska. A brother-in-law, Charlie Childers of Maryland. Three sister-in-laws, Thelma Green of Grants Pass, Oregon, Marge Green of Chambers, Nebraska and Helen Alderson of Tempe, Arizona, 23 grandchildren and 27 great grand children.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband and ten brothers, Charles, Raymond, Clifford, Ralph, Earl, Harold, Lester, Tevis, Donald, and Dean.
November 7, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Vonda Florine Mlnarik
1917 - 2009
Vonda F. Mlnarik, 92, formerly of Ewing, NE died Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk, NE.
The daughter of Fred and Vera (Hoffman) Serr, she was born September 3, 1917 at Naper, NE. She attended school at Jamison, Springview and Clearwater, Nebraska.
In 1932, she moved with her parents from Jamison, NE to a farm home south of Ewing, NE.
On May 1, 1935 she was united in marriage to James Frank Mlnarik of Ewing, NE at Rural St. John’s Catholic Rectory south of Ewing, NE. To this union three daughters and one son were born.
The first 12 years of their married lives were spent on farms south of Ewing. In 1947, she moved with her husband and family to Ewing, NE. While raising her family she was employed by several families in domestic cleaning of homes. She was employed as a cook by St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill from 1971-1976.
In 1976, she retired to being a homemaker and grandmother.
Vonda actively participated in the St. Peter’s Christian Mothers in Ewing, NE and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America at St. Mary’s in Norfolk.
She is survived by three daughters: Dorla Schroeder of Creighton, NE; Donna Mackel and husband Don of Elgin, NE; Karen Mackel and husband Jim of Norfolk, NE; one son: Larry Mlnarik and wife Marilyn of Monkey Island, OK; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband James in 1992, and son-in-law Dwight Schroeder.
Funeral services were Friday, October 30, 2009 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ewing, NE, with Rev. James Kramper officiating and burial in the parish cemetery.
Music was provided by St. Boniface Choir and accompanied by Rosie Schueths, organist.
Pallbearers were Steve Mackel, Mike Schroeder, Kelly and Todd Mlnarik, and Trevor and Ryne Battershaw.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com
October 7, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off
DeLoris M. Jackson, 83, of Longmont, died September 28, 2009 at Peaks Care Center.
She was born September 10, 1926 in Stratton, Colorado to Frank and Adeline (Friedell) Meis. DeLoris moved to Elgin, Nebraska as a child where her family farmed.
She graduated high school in Elgin, Nebraska and moved to Longmont in 1944.
DeLoris married Amos M. Jackson on August 4, 1945 in Longmont.
She was a homemaker and later an accountant for StorageTek. DeLoris was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, formerly Spirit of Peace Catholic Community. She enjoyed gardening, reading, the mountains and spending time with family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1967 and a son, Timothy Jackson in 1998.
Survivors include her son, Greg Jackson (Jeanne) of Longmont; three brothers, Bill Meis of Wisconsin, Jim Meis (Shirley) of Elgin, Nebraska and Bob Meis (Marylou) of Illinois; a sister, Jane Reed (Wayne) of Denver; three grandchildren, Mallori Reitz (Keith) of Windsor, Kristi Jackson (Roddy) of Greeley and Kelli Johnson (Bill) of Frederick; eight great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, October 2 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2410B Trade Centre Ave., Longmont, Colo. Interment Longmont Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and sent to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.
September 23, 2009 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Orville Filsinger passed away peacefully on September 15, 2009 with his family by his side after a brief illness, in Loveland, CO. He was 87 years young.
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service was in charge of Orville’s care and funeral arrangements.
Pastor Vonnie (Yvonne) Phillips, 49 of North Loup died Wednesday, September 16, 2009 as a result of an automobile accident east of Ericson, Nebraska. She was cremated.
Mrs. Gene (Geri) Mackel, 70, of Atkins, IA, died Sept. 15, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Services were held Saturday Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church at Newhall, IA, by Father Jack McClure.