October 17, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Margene R. Suhr
1947 - 2012
Margene R. Suhr, 65 of Elgin, NE passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012 at her home.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. David Kuhfal officiating and burial in the West Cedar Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Margene Rae Suhr, daughter of Nedker “Jack” and Thelma (Westeen) Wolhoy, was born August 10, 1947 at Vermillion, SD. She received her education at Meckling, SD, graduating in 1965. After graduation, she worked at the hospital in Yankton, SD.
On December 2, 1967, Marg was united in marriage with Dennis Suhr at the Lutheran Church in Yankton, SD. They first lived near Pleasant Dale, NE until moving to Whitman, NE in 1979. In, 1980, they moved to a ranch east of Bartlett, NE. Marg worked at the Imperial Grill in Neligh, NE as a cook. She also cooked at Kate’s Kitchen in Elgin, NE for many years, until retiring in 1997. Marg also cooked meals for workers at Wagonhammer East Ranch. In 2010, they moved to Elgin, NE.
Marg enjoyed cooking, working “Fill-in-the-Blank” books, crocheting, and most of all, spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband Dennis of Elgin, NE; three children: Thomas Suhr of Norfolk, NE; Joleen (Jerome Sr.) Koenig of Elgin, NE; Todd (Barb) Suhr of Columbus, NE; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren on the way; two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Carol Lurz of Norfolk, NE; Connie Johnson of Lead, SD; one brother: Jackie (Mary Jo) Wolhoy of Clarinda, IA; along with many nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.
Marg was preceded in death by her parents, a brother in infancy, and a brother Gary Wolhoy.
October 17, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
John B. Hoefer
1923 - 2012
John B. Hoefer, 89, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Homestead Assisted Living in Norfolk, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, with Reverend Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed at St. Boniface Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
John Bernard Hoefer, son of Russell and Catherine (Kerkman) Hoefer, was born January 8, 1923 at Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, attended St. Boniface Grade School, and graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1941. He farmed with his father until entering the US Army on June 28, 1944. He served in the Southwest Pacific Theater of WWII and was honorably discharged on May 13, 1946.
John was united in marriage with Irma Irene Leibel on January 2, 1948 at Wayne, NE. The couple made their home near Elgin, NE where John continued farming until 1967, at which time he began working for Farmers Cooperative Exchange as Grain Division Manager, until retiring in February 1987.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, American Legion Post #229, VFW Post #5816, and past president of the Elgin Library Board.
John enjoyed reading, supporting Elgin’s high schools sports teams, spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities.
Survivors include two daughters: Janice (Donald) Mollhoff of Tilden; Judy (Michael) Joy of Norfolk; five grandchildren: Jennifer (Brandon) Rystrom of Tilden; April (Marcus) Taege of Olathe, KS; Amber (Scott) Greiner of Randolph; Benjamin (Amy) Mollhoff of Boone, IA; Jill (Scott) Junck of Randolph; three step-grandchildren: Jennifer Synovec, Kevin Joy and Michelle Joy, all of Lincoln; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; one brother: Paul (Charolette) Hoefer of Elgin, NE; three sisters: Margie Baum of Elgin; Regina Smith of Germantown, WI; Lois (Bill) Williams of Sun Lakes, AZ; sister-in-law: Juan Hoefer of Elgin; brother-in-law: Bob Medcalf of Neligh; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents; wife Irma in 2000; a sister: Mary Kay Medcalf; a brother: Leonard Hoefer; and a brother-in-law: Roman Baum.
October 10, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Roy Charles Schmidt
1925 - 2012
Roy C. Schmidt, 86, of Fairbury, previously of Elgin, passed away at the Gardenside long term care facility on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
A graduate of Neligh High School, he farmed and ranched northwest of Elgin for 48 years.
Funeral services for Schmidt were held Monday, Oct. 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin. His son, the Rev. Charles Schmidt of Fairbury and the Rev. David Kuhfal officiated.
Burial was in the Park Cemetery at Elgin.
Funeral arrangements by Gerdes/Meyer Funeral Home.
October 10, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
October 2, 2012
Notice of meeting published as required by statute.
A complete record of these minutes as well as all resolutions and agreements are on file at the County Clerk’s office and are open to the public.
Those responding to roll call: Bolling, Brandt, Schwager, Baker, Williby, Henery and Kerkman.
Discussed the Green Line Equipment bill for repairing the asphalt machine; no action taken.
Appointed Maurice Soper to the Antelope County Airport Authority board.
Authorized the chairman to sign the resolution adding the Central Valley Ag Road Project No. C-2(364) to the one and six year road program.
Approved accelerating the county road department employees who were hired on the old wage scale to the new wage scale.
Selected Smith Hayes at the bonding company for the new jail facility.
Discussed funding of the Antelope County Resource Center; no action taken.
Reviewed the clerk of the district court August fee report.
Approved the Elgin Public Library and Oakdale Public Library interlocal agreements.
The American Legion Club gazebo will not be dismantled; several individuals have taken it upon themselves to see that it is repaired.
County Government Day will be October 4, 2012.
Job descriptions for the county road employees was discussed.
Decided to have the safety committee draft a policy on how the county employee’s driver checks will be handled.
Discussed drafting a dress code for county road employees.
Approved the lease/purchase of a Case 621 Payloader at the cost of $121,712.00; said payloader to be purchased from Titan Machinery.
Heard an update from Blue Cross Blue Shield Representative Sue Warner regarding the county health insurance.
Authorized the chairman to sign the proclamation declaring October as Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Approved the September 4, 2012 and the September 11, 2012 regular board minutes.
No action taken on selling the bridge stored at the Neligh shop.
No action taken on the Tilden North Bridge Project right of way acquisition.
Antelope County Board of Supervisors
LEROY KERKMAN /s/
Chairman of County Board
Attest: CAROLYN PEDERSEN
/s/ Antelope County Clerk
Publish: October 10, 2012
September 27, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Sylvester J. Beckman
1928 - 2012
A Christian service with military honors was held Monday, September 24, for Sylvester “Vet” Beckman.
Beckman, age 84, of Laurel, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Wayne, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Laurel with Rev. Jaime Farias officiating.
Interment will be at a later date at memorial Park Cemetery in Siouc City, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family for a later designation.
Hasemann Funeral Homes of Laurel was in charge of arrangements.
Sylvester John “Vet” Beckman was born April 19, 1928, at Elgin on the farm of his parents, to Louis H. and Anna E. (Schiltmeyer) Beckman. He was baptized at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville where he made his First Communion and was confirmed. He attended St. John Berchman’s School in Raeville. He enlisted in the United States Army on March 31, 1955, serving until his honorable discharge on February 25, 1957. After returning from his military service, Vet farmed the home place near Elgin, later buying the farm. He took up square dancing, where he met the love of his life, Doris. Vet married Doris (Roost) Engel December 28, 1985, at Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City. The couple lived in South Sioux City until 1990, when they a built a summer home in Norfolk. They loved traveling to many states and countries from 1986 to 1998 including the Hawaiian Islands, Canada, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Islands, Cancun, Copper Canyon, and Mexico.
The couple spent many winters in Mission, Texas before making it their permanent home for 11 years. In 2007, they moved to Laurel. Vet loved his family, grandkids, friends, and neighbors. He enjoyed farming and helping his nephews, Dave and John, continue their dad’s farming operation. Learning about the new cars, pickups, and John Deere machinery was always of interest. The couple spent much time square dancing, listening to polka music, and attending music jams.
Vet is survived by his wife, Doris; step-son, Richard (Bev) Engel of Homer; seven step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard (Ann) Beckman of Elgin; sisters, Mary Ann (Rudy) Starman of Petersburg and Helen Preusser of Petersburg; sister-in-law, Mary Rose (Beckman) Schainost of Norfolk; brother-in-law, Norbert (Jan) Starman of Elgin; in-laws, Yvonne (Charles) Emmons of Hubbard, Leona Porter of South Sioux City, Clifford (Nina) Roost of Dakota City, Ray Severson of Emerson; many nieces and nephews.
Vet was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Norbert Beckman; a sister, Clara M. Starman; sisters-in-law, Theresa Severson and Joyce Rechkammer; brothers-in-law, Jim Preusser, Louis Roost, James Roost, and Dewayne Roost; step-son, Dan Engel.
Vet’s family appreciates your thoughts and kindness and invites you to lunch in the church fellowship hall following the service.