August 4, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Marjorie C. Seier
1925 - 2011
Marjorie C. Seier, 86, of Petersburg, NE, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Friendship Villa in Spalding, NE. Marjorie C. Seier, the daughter of Okey and Catherine (Brochtrup) Camp was born on February 23, 1925 at Elgin, Nebraska. She gra-duated from Petersburg High School.
On Feb-ruary 19, 1946 she was united in marriage to Frank E. Seier at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg. The couple farmed and raised their 10 children south of Petersburg.
Marjorie was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Christian Mothers.
She is survived by 10 children: Don and wife May of Petersburg, Ralph and wife Barb of Wood River, NE, Mike and wife Sue of Neligh, NE, Ann Mueller and husband Lew of Chambers, NE, Karen Schrage and husband Tim of LaVista, NE, Pat and wife Lynnette of Petersburg, Lavern and wife Vicki of Madison, NE, Leon and wife Jeanie of Spalding, NE, Marvin and wife Melody of Pilger, NE, Myron and wife Tammy of Albion, NE; 29 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother-in-law Alvin Luettel of Petersburg, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband Frank, her parents, a granddaughter Tricia Seier; 3 brothers, Jerome, Ben and Harold Camp and 2 sisters, Ruth Thoendel and Helen Ruther.
Funeral Services were held Monday, August 1, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with Fr. Jim Murphy officiating.
Burial was at the parish cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
July 20, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Mildred J. Borer
1915 - 2011
Mildred J. Borer, 95 of Albion, NE, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion.
Mildred Josephine Borer, the daughter of Jens Edward and Emma Haave Paulson was born on April 21, 1916 on a Boone County farm 10 miles north of Albion. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church (South Branch). She attended Boone County school District #62, and graduated from Albion High School in 1933 with Normal Training.
On October 12, 1943, Mildred was united in marriage to Dennis H. Borer at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion. They lived on a farm in rural Boone County near Albion. Mildred taught school in rural Boone County Schools, St. Bonaventure Catholic School at Raeville, and St. Michael’s Catholic School in Albion. In 1968 she moved into Albion. Mildred continued her education at Wayne State College, receiving her degree in 1973.
She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Petersburg, and St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion along with St. Michael’s Altar Society. Along with entertaining people as a member of the Elkhorn Valley Fiddlers, she enjoyed playing the piano and accordion, writing poetry, and writing the family newsletter.
Surviving Mildred are her children: Dianne Salber of Elgin; Donna Bennett of Grand Island; Dennis Borer (Mary Lou) of Albion; 4 grandchildren: Rolley Bennett (Julie), Darren Bennett (Lynn), Dawn Borer Stevenson (Cody), Shannon Borer and 3 great-grandchildren: Nick, Mary and Cara Bennett.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dennis in 1976, son-in-law Willie Salber and one sister Eileen Jacobson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 18, 2011 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit and Fr. John Hagemann officiating. Lector was Rolley Bennett. Servers were Jacob Nore and Ethan Young. Organist was Jill Nore. Casket bearers were Nick Bennett, Rolley Bennett, Darren Bennett, A. J. Jacobson, Harlan Jacobson and Jerry Hageman.
Interment followed at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Albion. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
July 20, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1921 - 2011
Eileen Dicke, 90, of Columbus, Nebraska (formerly of Creston, Nebraska) died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Mory’s Haven in Columbus.
The funeral services were held on Saturday, July 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural Leigh, with Rev. Dr. Marsha Jark-Swain officiating.
Interment was in the St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Eileen Ruth Dicke was born February 1, 1921, to Herman and Lucia (Michelsen) Hillen on the family farm near Leigh, Nebraska. She attended rural elementary school and graduated from Leigh School as valedictorian of her class. She worked at the ASC office in Columbus before being united in marriage on October 10, 1940, to John Dicke in Hooper, Nebraska. They farmed all their lives in the Creston area.
Eileen was a life-long member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed the Luther League activities during her teen years. Her favorite activities included ice skating, dancing at Welch’s Hall, especially to the “Blue Skirt Waltz”, tending a large garden, canning, sewing for her family, quilt making for missions, raising chickens, baking bread and award winning pies using a wood-burning stove during her earlier years.
She took great pride in her “spick & span” clean farmhouse and beautiful garden and was known for never having a hair out of place (with the help of egg whites during the depression years, and that is no yolk).
Eileen is survived by: Son: Allen Dicke of Creston, NE; Daughter: Ruth (Robert) Brichacek of Columbus, NE; Son: Dale (Judy) Dicke of Creston, NE; Son: Paul (Diane) Dicke of Ewing, NE; Granddaughter: JoLynn (Jason) Ratzlaff of Clarkson, NE; Grandson: Matt Brichacek of Livermore, CO; Granddaughter-in-law: Kristy Brichacek of Columbus, NE; Grandson: Travis (fiancee Jennifer Machacek) Dicke of Creston, NE; Granddaughter: Keri Brichacek of Columbus, NE; Granddaughter: Tarryn (Michael) Hickman of Smithville, MO; Grandson: Waylan (Kayla) Dicke of Creston, NE; Granddaughter: Tricia (David) Kersting of Creston, NE; Granddaughter: Tambri (Clint) Paulsen of Atchinson, KS; Granddaughter: Karissa Dicke of Ewing, NE; Great Grandchildren: Jaedyn, Jordyn, & James Ratzlaff; Great Grandchildren: Katelyn & Joseph Brichacek; Great Grandchildren: Remi & Milo Brichacek; Great Grandson: Coen Hickman; Great Granddaughter: Kenna Dicke; Sister-in-law: Dorothy Hillen of Clarkson, NE; Sister-in-law: Nadine Hillen of Leigh, NE; Sister-in-law: Elva Dicke of Columbus, NE; Sister-in-law: Verna Dicke of Columbus, NE; and Brother-in-law: Leonard (Katherine) Dicke of Columbus, NE.
Eileen was preceded in death by: Parents: Herman & Lucia Hillen;
Husband: John Dicke; Son: Raymond Dicke; Grandson: Nathan Dicke; and Brothers: Walter & Gordon Hillen.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com
July 6, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Monica A. Penne
1923 - 2011
Monica A. Penne, 88, of Columbus died Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
She was born March 11, 1923 at Elgin, NE to Jacob and Eleanor (Henkenius) Heil. She graduated from Elgin Public School in 1940.She was married to John J. Penne on January 17, 1952 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin.
Monica worked several years at the Elgin drugstore. She was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.
She is survived by: Husband John Penne of Columbus; Son Douglas (Bev Walters) Penne of Lincoln; Daughter Susan Penne of Columbus; four Grandchildren: Andrea Glenn of Lincoln; Mrs. Wayne (Jill) Mortensen of Cleveland, Ohio; Elizabeth Penne of Lincoln; and Michael Penne of Lincoln; one Great Granddaughter Maggie Glenn of Lincoln; Brother Paul Heil of Covina, CA; Sister Mrs. Edward (Arlene) Eischeid of Elgin, NE; Sister Mrs. Robert (Rita) Wright of Denver, CO; Sister Mrs. Tom (Della) Zeimens of Chadron, NE; Sister Mrs. Edward (Eleanor) Starman of Elgin, NE; and Sister Mrs. George (Mary) Shoemaker of Denver, CO.
She is preceded in death by: Parents Jacob and Eleanor Heil.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 01, 2011, at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus, NE.
Officiating was Rev. Joseph A. Miksch. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery.
McKown Funeral Home of Columbus was in Charge of arrangements.
July 6, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Martin T. Pofahl
1932 - 2011
Martin Thomas Pofahl, son of Louis J. and Edith M. (Huff) Pofahl, was born on August 2, 1932 on a ranch southwest of Ewing, NE. He was baptized at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater, NE, attended elementary school at District #1 in Wheeler County and graduated from Wheeler Central High School in 1950.
On June 18, 1952, Martin was united in marriage with Mary Joan Lydon at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater, NE.
The couple made their home on the ranch where Martin was born and raised. He continued ranching there until moving to a ranch north of Thedford, NE.
Martin loved ranching and the sandhills.
He is survived by his wife Joan Pofahl of the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE; six children: Thomas Pofahl of Thedford, NE; Peggy Hanlin and husband Kurt of Elgin, NE; Lee Pofahl and wife Debb of Neligh, NE; Shellie Nelson and husband Wayne of Clinton, MT; Pat Pofahl and wife Sheri of Plainview, NE; Nicole Wilkinson and husband Andy of McCool Junction, NE; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister: Carol Rockey of Ewing, NE; three brothers: Roger (Elaine) Pofahl of Ewing, NE; Dean (Bev) Pofahl of Kearney, NE; Leroy “Butch” Pofahl of Ft. Calhoun, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters: Shannon (infancy) and Teri Jo; a brother Max Pofahl; two sisters-in-law: Rose and Judy Pofahl; and one brother-in-law: Willis Rockey.
Martin T. Pofahl, 78 of Thedford, NE passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
Private family services were held Saturday, July 2, 2011, followed by 3:00 p.m. graveside services at the O’Neill Cemetery in O’Neill, NE. officiated by Rev. Dean Pofahl.