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Clare Coulthard

March 10, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Clare J. Coulthard

1926 - 2011

Clare John Coulthard, son of Clarence William and Winnie Jane (Cooper) Coulthard, was born November 29, 1926 on the family farm northeast of Elgin, NE. He was baptized on September 28 1928 at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Oakdale, NE. Rural Elgin remained his childhood home.  Clare’s early education was received through a rural Antelope County School.

As a youth he attended the Methodist Church and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America.  In 1944 he graduated from Oakdale High School.  After attending college in Norfolk and Wayne NE he chose to continue his education in Dallas TX.  While completing courses at the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science he also received his pilots license.  He then returned to Wayne NE as an employee for Beckenhauer Funeral Home.

Throughout his life Clare had many achievements to be proud of but on May 25 1950 was his most cherished as he was joined into marriage with Elsie Bernita Benthack.  This was the beginning of a genuine life partnership.  The couple left Wayne in 1951 to become owners and operators of the funeral home in Lynch Nebraska.  While in Lynch, Clare also became a self-employed carpenter.

Scottsbluff NE became the Coulthard’s new home in 1956 as they became partners and operators of the Benson-Coulthard Funeral Home.  During this time Clare was a member of Kiwanis, Masons and the Presbyterian Church.

After many years as a successful professional, he chose to seek new challenges.  The desire to be challenged led him and his family to Chambers NE.  Ranching and custom baling were two of his many endeavors before returning to his roots and beginning his career as a Holt County Farmer.  Clare actively continued to farm until he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007.

Clare passed away at his home near Chambers, NE on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at the age of 84.

Clare is survived by his wife Elsie of Chambers; 2 daughters: Christiana Coulthard-Childers of Ainsworth, NE; Cathlina Frederick and husband Jim of Amelia, NE; 8 grand-children: Andrew Childers of Glendale, AZ; Zoelle Childers of Chambers, NE; Vickie Giedd and husband Jesse along with their children Connor & Jaidynn of DeSmet, SD; LeAnne Schaaf and husband Bill along with their children Haily, Ashly, and Brinly of Atkinson, NE; Wayne Frederick of Lincoln, NE; Weston Frederick and wife Hannah of Lyons, NE; Margaret Frederick of Amelia, NE; and Russell Frederick of Amelia, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lettie Jean (Coulthard) Koinzan and Tom.

Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, NE with Revs. Michael Davis and Janice Farrell officiating.

Music was provided by Joanne Anderson, pianist. Pallbearers were Wayne, Weston and Russell Frederick, Bill Schaff, Andrew Childers, Jesse and Conner Giedd.

Interment followed in the Oakdale Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Kathryn Stoltz

March 10, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Kathryn Stoltz

1957 - 2011

Kathryn Stoltz, 54 of Lincoln, NE, died Saturday, February 26, 2011 in Lincoln. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, Lincoln.

Kathy Stoltz, daughter of Philip and Ursilla (Janisch) Stoltz was born February 16, 1957. She attended rural school at District 97 in Antelope County thru the 8th grade. She graduated from Pope John High School in 1975.

She married Ron Burney on May 17, 1979. They made their home in Albion, NE and worked at Lindsay Manufacturing. After leaving Lindsay Manufacturing, she worked at various different jobs.  To this union, two sons were born: Ryan and Andrew.

Kathy is survived by her children: Ryan and Andrew Burney of Lincoln, NE; her mother Ursilla Stoltz of Elgin, NE; four brothers: Tom (Patty) Stoltz and Jack (Joan) Stoltz both of Elgin, NE; Bob (Deb) Stoltz of Mt. Vernon, SD; Dave (Laura) Stoltz of Pierce, NE; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.

Jonah G. Totten IV

February 17, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Jonah G. Totten IV

1920 - 2011

Jonah G. Totten IV, 91, retired general supervisor with Boeing Wichita, passed away Monday, February 7, 2011.

Totten was born in the Elgin community.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 11 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wichita, KS.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Pluma Totten, parents, and siblings. Survivors include his daughters, Gayla Banz of Humboldt, D.L. Shane of Larned, Patricia Totten of Wichita, and Sandy Calwell of Dublin, OH; grandchildren, Julie Snyder, Eric Banz, Rye Shane, Rachel Shane, and Kasey Calwell; seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Share condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com.

Services by Broadway Mortuary.

Alma Behnk

February 10, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Alma Jane Behnk

1929 - 2011

Alma Jane Behnk was born on April 21, 1929 to Frank and Anna (Drewe’s) Ollendick in Elgin, NE. Jane was baptized at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. She graduated with the class of 1947 from St. Boniface High School. On November 21, 1951, she was united into marriage to Otto Behnk at St. Boniface Catholic Church. They celebrated 45 years of marriage. Otto passed away in 1996. She was a homemaker all her life. Jane enjoyed playing pitch, vacationing, watching westerns, her flower garden (roses), cooking, and going to St. Boniface’s Thanksgiving dinner. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church.

Jane passed away Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Antelope Memorial Hospital, Neligh, NE.

She is survived by her children: David Behnk of Clearwater, NE, Leroy and wife Ronda Behnk of Elgin, NE, Johnny and wife Cindy Behnk of Gulfport, MS, Judy and husband Chuck Risinger of Pierce, NE, Carol Sullivan of Norfolk, NE, and Mary and husband Ed Auger of Plainview, NE. 9 Grandchildren: Brandi Lorenzen, Daniel Risinger and wife, Kamille, James Lorenzen wife, Brandie, Ashley Sullivan, Schuyler Sullivan, Matthew Risinger, Dylan Behnk, Lydia Behnk, Garet Behnk, and 4 Great Grandchildren: Ayden Lorenzen, Emma Risinger, Luke Lorenzen, and Lily Risinger. Sisters: Arlene and husband Harold Jensen of McIntire, IA and Rose Ann Valvoda of Cresco, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Kathy Lorenzen (2004). Brothers: John Frank (Jack) Ollendick and Leonard Ollendick.

Funeral services for Alma Behnk, age 81, of Clearwater were Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. February 9, 2011 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater with Father James Kramper, Officiating.

Music was provided by Rita Kester, Organist and Bob Kester, Soloist.

Burial in the Clearwater Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Jensen, Merlin Bolling Sr., Kenn Capler, Daniel Risinger, Matthew Risinger, and James Lorenzen. Honorary Pallbearers were Brandi Lorenzen, Ashley Sullivan, Schuyler Sullivan, Dylan Behnk, Lydia Behnk, and Garet Behnk.

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

Lawrence Luettel

February 10, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Lawrence G. Luettel

1915 - 2011

Lawrence George Luettel was born on April 8, 1915 to Ben and Mary (Hoefer) Luettel in Geddes, SD. He was baptized at St. Ann Catholic Church in Geddes and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE.  Lawrence attended school at St. John Berchman School in Raeville, St. John’s School in Petersburg and graduated from the eighth grade at Rural District 16, northwest of Petersburg.

On April 24, 1940, Lawrence married Florence Spieker at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg.  They lived and farmed in the Petersburg area until moving to Adrian, MN in 1946. They farmed near Adrian for five years before returning to the Petersburg, NE area in 1951. Lawrence moved to the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion in June 2008.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, working with animals on the farm, and riding his 4-wheeler.

Lawrence G. Luettel, 95 of Petersburg, NE passed away at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center on Monday, January 31, 2011.

Lawrence is survived by his wife Florence of Albion; five children: Louella Commerford and husband Michael of Highlands Ranch, CO; Larry Luettel and wife Joan of Albion; Kathy Hoffman and husband Len of Grand Junction, CO; Joe Luettel and wife Carol of Petersburg; Ken Luettel and wife Jacque of Petersburg; 1 daughter-in-law: Rita Luettel of Ft. Calhoun, NE; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven siblings: LaVern Luettel of Albion; Stella Stokes of Petersburg; Florian (Clarice) Luettel of Albion; Flavian (Pat) Luettel of Albion; Alvin Luettel of Petersburg; Bernard Luettel of Omaha, Mary (Henry) Starman of Albion; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son Richard; four siblings: Emma Koch, Clem Luettel, Marcella Stokes, and Greg Luettel.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 4, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.

Burial was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

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

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