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Jerome W. Oberhauser

July 22, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Jerome W. Oberhauser

1924 - 2010

Jerome W. Oberhauser, 86, of Lindsay, NE passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.

Oberhauser was born on March 18, 1924 in Lindsay, NE. Parents were Anton and Elsie (Hamling) Oberhauser.

He attended Holy Family Schools.

Oberhauser served in the U.S. Army from September 1950 to August 1951. He was a rank corporal in the HQ Battery First Field Artillery. After completing his military service, he returned home where he farmed and fed livestock.

On August 20, 1957, Oberhauser married Lorene Selting at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE.

The couple lived on a farm north of Lindsay for many years before moving into town in 1985.

Among the organizations he was active in was the Lindsay American Legion Rotherham Post #261, and the Holy Family Knights of Columbus Council. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Survivors include wife Lorene of Lindsay, one brother Tony (Joan) Oberhauser of Bellevue, NE, two sisters Dorothy Schaefer and Betty (Dennis) Steiner both of Columbus, NE, two sister-in-laws Connie “Oberhauser” (Dale) Daigh of Bellevue, NE, and Joyce Temme of Petersburg, NE, and one brother-in-law Melvin (Pat) Selting of O’Neill, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tony and Elsie Oberhauser, brothers Andrew Oberhauser and wife Regina Oberhauser, Bill Oberhauser and Eugene Oberhauser, brother-in-law Louis and wife Irma Hagemann, Earl and wife Dolores Schulze, and Joe Temme, Sr.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay. Officiating was Father James F. Novotny. Pallbearers were Richard Steiner, Jerry Schaefer, Chris Loeffler, Steve Selting, James Temme and Tom Hagemann.

Burial was at Holy Family Cemetery. Military graveside ceremony was conducted by Lindsay American Legion Rotherham Post #261 and the Nebraska Army National Guard.

Preferred memorials are family choice.

Duesman Funeral Chapel of Humphrey, NE, was in charge of arrangements.

Mike Kifer

July 22, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Mike Kifer

1949 - 2010

Funeral services for Mike Kifer, 61, of Oakdale, were held Monday, July 19 at the United Methodist Church in Oakdale with burial in the Oakdale Cemetery. 

Military rites were conducted by AmericanLegion Post #172 and VFW Post #5287. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, at the Beyer Funeral Home in Neligh, Nebraska. 

He died suddenly Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Hastings.

Michael J. Kifer was born Januaryu 20, 1949 at Wagner, S.D. to Fora E. (Sonny) and Mildred L. (Geary) Kifer. He attended school at Pierre, S.D. before moving to Colorado and graduating from Basalt High School in 1968. 

Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1968 and served as a rifleman in Vietnam. He received his discharge as a CPL in 1970 and returned to Colorado where he graduated from Denver Diesel and Automotive School. He then went to work in the mining industry in Colorado and Pennsylvania before moving to Oakdale in 1984. 

Mike worked as a mechanic in Tilden, Norfolk and Neligh before spending 20+ years at the Oakdale fertilizer plant starting with Knievel’s Inc. and ending with Ag Agronomy Center LLC. He was looking forward to retirement in January.

He was married to Teresa Bailey on December 4, 1976. To this union was born a son, Jacob. They were later divorced.

Mike and Karen Howard were married June 25, 1993, at Glenwood, Springs, Colo. They made their home in Oakdale.

He was a member of American Legion Post #172 and enjoyed riding motorcycles and fast cars.

Survivors include his wife Karen; son, Jake Kifer of Neligh; stepson, Robert and Tonya Petersen of Tilden; step daughters, Wendy and Tony Hombert of Jackson, Cindy and John Winkleblack of Tilden, and Kathy Peterson of Myrtle Creek, OR; sisters, Pat and Gery Landeen and Dixie Tindell of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Dianne and James Smith of Topeka, KS.; a half brother, Gary McKay of Champion, MI.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Beyer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Father Paul Fangman

July 14, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Father Paul J. Fangman

1922 - 2010

Fr. Paul J. Fangman, 87 of Albion, NE passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, and after 6:30 p.m. at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. 

Paul J. Fangman was born on Oct. 25, 1922 in New York State. He came by orphan train to Nebraska in 1923 and was adopted at nine months of age by Andrew and Anna (Halbur) Fangman. He attended grade school and high school at St. John Berchmans in Raeville, NE and graduated in 1940. He attended St. Lawrence College at Mt. Calvary, WI for three years, studied his philosophy requirements at St. Louis Preparatory Seminary in St. Louis, MO, and completed his thological course at Kenrich Seminary in St. Louis, MO.

Fr. Paul was ordained on April 25, 1949 at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral in Omaha, NE, by Archbishop Gerald T. Bergan D.D. He celebrated his first Solemn High Mass at St. Bonaventure’s Church on Monday, May 2, 1949 at Raeville, NE. 

On May 12, 1949, Fr. Paul began his first assignment as Assistant Pastor at St. Frances Church in Randolph, NE. He also served as Assistant Pastor at St. Wenceslaus Church and Assumption Church in Omaha, NE (1952-1953). He served as Pastor at St. Anthony’s and St. John’s churches in Platte County, NE (1953-1963), St. Mary’s Church in Primrose, NE (1963-1984), St. Peter’s Church in Clarks, NE (1984-1991), St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Butte, NE (1991-1993). 

On Oct. 29, 1993, Fr. Paul retired to Platte County, NE. He moved to Lindsay, NE and lived at the rectory of Holy Family Church with Fr. Novotny until moving to the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE on Jan. 11, 2007.

Fr. Paul was a very learned man; in both religion and worldly news. He was deeply involved with the Orphan Train and attended many conventions on its behalf. 

He also mastered the art of “Junk” collecting; acquiring a substantial collection over the years.

He is survived by cousins, other relatives, former parishioners and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Fr. Paul was great at counseling people in their troubled times. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Condolences may be sent to www.huffmanlevander.com.

Louie Medcalf

July 14, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Louise C. Medcalf

1923 - 2010

Louise Charlotte Medcalf, daughter of Lewis and Minnie (Jahn) Sargent was born June 10, 1923 at Sioux City, IA. She attended elementary school at Moville, IA and graduated from Moville High School with the class of 1940.

On August 27, 1944, she was united in marriage with Lyle LeRoy Medcalf at Sioux City, IA. 

The couple lived and farmed all of their married life northeast of Clearwater, NE. Louise was a homemaker and a wonderful mother to her three children. 

After the death of her husband in 1992, she moved to Pioneer Homes in Neligh, NE. She later moved into the Willows Assisted Living in Neligh, NE and moved to The Chateau Assisted Living in Norfolk, NE in 2008.

Louise enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, playing cards and playing bingo. She was a 4-H leader, County Fair Judge for many years, a member of the Elkhorn Valley Extension Club and a member of the United Methodist Church in Clearwater, NE.

Louise, 87 of Norfolk, NE passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.

Louise is survived by three children: Bob Medcalf and special friend Myrna Mosel of Neligh,NE; Louanne Higgins and husband Mike of Caballo, NM; Linda Morrison and husband Don of Broken Arrow, OK; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother: George Sargent of Anthon, IA; two sisters: Clara Rumohr of Kingsley, IA; Mary Lou Tabke of Moville, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lyle; one son Ronnie Ray; one daughter-in-law Mary Kay Medcalf; one sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Clearwater, NE. Officiating was Rev. Carroll Plisek. Pallbearers were Brian Medcalf, Tyler Hardy, Dennis Desy, Hank Hardy, Travis Hardy and Martin Thorberg.

Interment will follow at the Clearwater Cemetery

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

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.

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