Ella Mae Dozler
1934 - 2010
Ella Mae Dozler, the daughter of Richard and Marie (VonBonn) Penne, was born on May 6, 1934 in Elgin, Nebraska. She was Baptized and Confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin.
Ella Mae attended elementary school at a rural school near Elgin. She left school to go to work as nanny for the farming families in the area.
Ella Mae was united in marriage to Donald A. Dozler on April 13, 1955 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE. The couple made their home eight miles west of Albion until the fall of 1990 when they moved into Albion. Ella Mae worked at the Albion Public School from 1980-1996 as a cook.
In 2008 Ella Mae moved to the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Home. It was there that she passed away on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 76 years of age.
Ella Mae was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, she was also a member of the Altar Society.
She was a member of the VFW Legion Auxiliary and belonged to many card clubs. Ella Mae loved to play bingo, and she attended bingo every Thursday night. She also enjoyed quilting and she made a quilt for every one of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Don; two sons; David (Lisa); Richard (Roberta) all of Albion; two daughters; Connie Asche of Beaman, IA; Cyndee (David) Merrell of St. Edward, NE; 12 grandchildren; Rebecca Dozler, Sarah (Josh) Peter, Trista, Kayla, Melissa, Macey, and Tye Dozler, Luke and Erin Asche, Allison, Blake, and Brandon Merrell; four great grandchildren; Shashannah, Jayla, Eli, Lexis; 4 sisters: Jo (Ray) Kallhoff of O’Neill; Betty (Rollie) Davidson of Columbus, NE; LaVerna (Dave) Edmister of Elkhorn, NE; Phyllis Hyde of Missouri; 2 brothers: James (Joan) Penne; Rick (Mary Ann) Penne both of Oakdale, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Marie Penne; her mother and father-in law Andrew and Clara Dozler, infant sister Melinda; son-in-law Steve Asche, and a niece Kristine Dozler.
Funeral service were held Thursday, September 16, 2010, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit and Deacon James Schindel officiating.
Burial was at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Herman L. Ridder
1920 - 2010
Herman L. Ridder, son of Herman and Helen (Drueke) Ridder was born August 15, 1920 on the family farm three miles east of Elgin, NE where he grew up with his eight siblings. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church, attended country school until 1930 when he became a student at St. Boniface School and graduated in 1939.
On June 14, 1944, Herman was united in marriage to Henrietta Eischeid at St. Boniface Church. The couple made their home in Elgin, NE where they raised their four children: Rick, Jeanne, Joan and Jan. Herman worked, and later managed, Elgin Lumber and Grain for 45 years. On November 30, 1996, he married Ruth (Roberts) Gries. The couple continued to live in Elgin, NE until due to health reasons they entered The Willows in Neligh, NE in January 2006. In March 2006, Herman entered the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion and Ruth entered a Lincoln care center.
He was a great community supporter and a member of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Antelope County Weed Board, and the Antelope Country Club Board. A member of St. Boniface Parish his entire life, he was active in the Parish Council, Finance Committee, Trustee, counted and recorded Sunday offerings for 10 years, School Board and Knights of Columbus.
Herman enjoyed card club, his family, community and parish activities. He was a league bowler for many years and loved to golf. He loved going for drives, loved people, especially children, and they loved him back.
Ridder, 90, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE.
Herman is survived his son Rick Ridder and wife Cheryl of Hixson, TN; two daughters: Jeanne Knievel and husband John of Elgin, NE; Jan Leehy and husband Bill of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren: Nolan Walker; Alex and Zach Ridder; Michael, Carrie and Jeff Knievel; Garin and Dana Leehy; six great-grandchildren: Ava, Grace and Nora Knievel; Cecilia Wiedel; Oscar and Jesse Knievel; two sisters: Mary Ann Olsen and Darlene Josten; two step children: Jim Gries and Myla Anderson and their families; along with many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives: Henrietta in 1993 and Ruth in 2010; daughter Joni in 1979; three brothers: Joe, Frank and Lawrence Ridder; three sisters: Catherine Arends, Bernadine Fitzwater, and Cecelia Scheyer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, September 20, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter celebrating, Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Frank J. Hecht
1925 - 2010
Funeral services for Frank J. Hecht of Tilden will be held Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Tilden. Reverend John Bro-heimer will officiate with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7603 and American Legion Post 170 of Tilden.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 4 to 6 P.M. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home and a 7 P.M. wake service at the church.
Frank J. Hecht, son of Albert J. and Caroline (Rotter) Hecht, was born on February 22, 1925 in Tilden, Nebraska on the farm. He attended Bunker Hill School and graduated from Tilden High School Class of 1942 and then attended Wayne State College.
He married Nancy Forge of Omaha on June 25, 1960 at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church in Omaha.
To this union eight children were born: Lisa, Mark, Paul, Anne, Emily, John, Sarah and Kathleen.
The couple lived on the farm southwest of Tilden, where Frank farmed. Frank was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Tilden. His hobbies included home building, carpentry and building scaled replicas of antique machinery for show. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He loved antique cars, animals and spending time with his family.
Frank died on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at the age of 85, at Tilden Community Hospital.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Nancy Hecht of Norfolk, NE; seven children and their families, Lisa (Paul) Mettler, Tara and Katie of Champaign, IL, Mark (Mary) Hecht, Ashley and Tristan of Tilden, NE, Paul (Stephanie) Hecht, Tucker of Tilden, NE, Anne (Jim) Meis, Justine, Jonathon and Marie of Elgin, Emily (Merle) Borer, Olivia and Jackson of Elgin, NE, John (Stacy) Hecht, Makinley and Isabella of Gretna, NE, Kathy (Scott) Margheim of Columbus, NE; and sister, Agnes Renner of Battle Creek, NE.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter in infancy; sister, Marion Wisch; and one brother in infancy.
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Mary Jane Overton
1945 - 2010
Mary Jane Henn, daughter of Sylvester and Ada (Stokes) Henn was born March 20, 1945 on the family farm near Elgin, Nebraska. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. She attended St. Boniface Elementary School, graduated from St. Boniface High School with the class of 1963 and later attended trade school in Minnesota before returning to Nebraska and marrying Ralph Overton. She lived throughout the Midwest, spending time in Nebraska, Montana, New Mexico, Missouri and North Dakota. She finally settled in Dickinson, North Dakota where she has lived for the last 20 years. Mary Jane’s hobbies included crafts, playing cards, reading, gardening, and crocheting. The greatest joy in her life was her grandchildren and she enjoyed every moment spent with them.
Mary Jane Overton passed away Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Triumph Hospital in Mandan, ND.
Mary Jane is survived by her 5 brothers: Floyd (Marlene) Henn, Roger (Joan) Henn, Dean (Mary Jane) Henn, Dan (Readean) Henn, Terry (Jan) Henn, all of Nebraska; 1 sister: Lois (Robert) Camp of South Dakota; 2 sons: Trent Overton of St. Louis, MO; Nolan (LaCota) Overton of Dickinson, ND; and 1 daughter: Nicole Overton of Dickinson, ND; and her 8 grandchildren: Jacob, Zachary, Jennifer, Kelton, Vanessa, KaDynse, Dante, EvaRyst; Also calling her grandma are Finny, Connor and MyKa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Ada Henn, her sister, Delores Henn, sister-in-law Marjorie Henn and niece Cindy Bohaboj.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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George H. Harsin
1921 - 2010
George Harvey Harsin, son of William and Effie (Roberts) Harsin was born July 12, 1921 in Spalding, NE. He attended school at a rural Wheeler County School.
George was united in marriage to Ann Schmeits in June 1945 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE. The couple made their home near Spalding, NE where he farmed until 1956 when they moved to the Elgin, NE area. George worked for Gail and Theresa Doran on the farm and at the sale barn and later worked for the Elgin Lumber Company for a couple of years and for a local farmer until he retired.
George enjoyed playing cards, dancing, site-seeing, fishing and hunting. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
George H. Harsin, 89 of Elgin, NE passed away on September 10, 2010 at his home.
He is survived by special friend: Elma McLain; one son: Larry Harsin of Minden, NE; three daughters: Georgia Koenig and husband Bill of Omaha, NE; Mary Timblin and husband Virgil of Bee, NE; Patricia Boldt and husband Del of Upland, NE; one sister: Margery Cape of Lincoln, CA; 9 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
George was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ann, a brother Ray Harsin, and a sister Pearl Hawley.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Chuch in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating and burial in the parish cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.