May 9, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Alvin E. “Butch” Arends 64, of Petersburg, NE, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 at The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 10, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by the Petersburg American Post #334. Visitation will be 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Visitation will resume Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Church. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com
May 3, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Dorothy A. Ormesher
1946 - 2012
Dorothy A. Ormesher, age 66, of North Platte, died April 29, 2012 at her home in North Platte.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Platte, with Rev. James Golka as celebrant. Inurnment, at a later date, will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery.
May 3, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
William H. Baum
1932 - 2012
William H. Baum passed away Tuesday April 24, 2012 at his home in Central Point, Oregon.
He was born on July 16, 1932 in Elgin, Nebraska to Peter Jacob Baum and Anna Marie Buelt.
He married Patricia Keizur Baum on May 9, 1953 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford, OR.
Baum served in the Army National Guard and was a business owner for many years.
He attended Shepard of the Valley Church and enjoyed low-ball poker, hunting, fishing and bowling.
William is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Raeanne Jackson, Greg (Tonya) Baum, Kelli Leiby, and Kristin (David) Lisandrelli; nine grandkids; five great-grandkids; and one sister, Rita Funk.
A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 10 a.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church, Central Point, Oregon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church.
Arrangements by Perl Funeral Home.
April 26, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Kenneth Leo Krause, 76 of Elgin, NE, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Reverend Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4:30-7:30 a.m. Friday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Kenneth Leo Krause was born in Elgin, NE on September 27, 1935, the son of Henry and Gertrude Jasper Krause. He was baptized and confirmed in St. Boniface Catholic Church. Kenneth attended St. Boniface Elementary and High School and graduated in 1954. He worked at various jobs after graduation; then joined the Army in 1955 and served with the Military Police for two years in Korea. After his discharge he worked at the Elgin Mills for ten years, and then worked for Schmitt Construction.
Kenneth started as a sub rural mail carrier in 1974. In 1984 he was assigned the regular carrier’s mail route and drove the route until his retirement in 2001.
He married Loretta (Lori) Beck on March 14, 1959 and they have made Elgin their home ever since. He served on several St. Boniface Church committees and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce. He sang in the St. Boniface choir for over 40 years. He was a volunteer fireman for more than 35 years and was a charter member of the EMT squad and served for 20 years. He announced the football games for both Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School and Elgin Public School for many years until 1992 when health reasons forced him to quit.
He is survived by wife Lori, children Leah (Todd) Erb, Jacquelyn (Kenneth) Luettel, Kevin (Julie) Krause, and Denise (Bryan) Hilson, 17 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia (Pasqual) Alessandra, and Barb Stonebraker; two brothers, James (Anne) and Thomas (Ione). He is preceded in death by one daughter, Renee, parents, one brother, Gail, one sister-in-law, Kate (Donner), and two brothers-in-law, Mike Philben, and Delbert Stonebraker.
April 19, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Elizabeth A. Schindler-Freese
1911 - 2012
Elizabeth A. Schindler-Freese of Elgin, NE passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE at 100 years, 7 months, and 1 day of age.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter and Rev. Owen W. Korte officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Elizabeth Agnes Kerkman, daughter of Fredrick and Cecilia (Kuhl) Kerkman, was born September 10, 1911 on a farm east of Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, attended St. Boniface Catholic School thru the eighth grade, and later earned her GED from Norfolk Community College.
On February 18, 1936, Elizabeth was united in marriage to Adolph Schindler at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. To this union, five children were born: John, Gale, Carol, Dave and Dan. The couple made their home on a farm four miles south and one mile east of Elgin, where they raised hogs, cattle, and farmed.
Following the death of Adolph on April 1, 1951, Elizabeth continued to live on the farm and raise their children.
On April 18, 1970, she married George Freese at St. Boniface Church in Elgin and they continued to live on the Schindler farm southeast of Elgin. George died on September 15, 1975 and Elizabeth later moved into town where she continued to live until just recently.
Elizabeth was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church and the St. Boniface Altar Society. She served as a Circle Leader and was a past-president of the Altar Society. She also served as a Sacristan at St. Boniface Church for over 20 years.
She is survived by four children: Gale (Dolly) Schindler of Elgin, NE; Carol Mescher of Elgin, NE; Dave (Linda) Schindler of Odell, NE; Dan (Sharon) Schindler of Elgin, NE; daughter-in-law: Joan Schindler of Elgin, NE; 23 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by two husbands: Adolph in 1951 and George in 1975; one son: John Schindler; one grandson: Mark Schindler; one son-in-law: Robert Mescher; one grandson-in-law: Dave Voss; 10 siblings: Bill Kerkman, Kate Hoefer, Ted Kerkman, Sr. Gertrude Kerkman, Tony Kerkman, Theresa Wolverton, Joe Kerkman, Fritz Kerkman, August Kerkman and Margaret Kerkman in infancy.