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Auralia C. Meis

January 10, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Auralia C. Meis
1921 - 2013
Auralia C. Meis, 91 of Elgin, NE, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at her son’s home in Elgin.
A Mass of Christian burial was held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter, Rev. John Broheimer, and Rev. Bernie Starman officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Auralia Catherine Kleffner, daughter of Ben and Emma (Heithoff) Kleffner, was born December 25, 1921 on a farm east of Elgin, NE.
She attended District #110 for two years and then St. Boniface School. She worked at the Agler Grocery Store and also at the Elgin Post Office part-time.
On February 12, 1945, Auralia was united in marriage to Arthur Theodore Meis at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. They made their home on a farm southeast of Elgin and lived there for 58 years.
To this union, three children were born: Marvin, Arlene and Jerry. In 2003, Art and Auralia moved into a house in town that his grandfather, Meinolph Meis, had built.
Auralia was a member of St. Boniface Altar Society and a life-long member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.
She was a charter member of the St. Boniface Quilters and the Domestic Arts Club. She was a leader for the Elgin Busy Bees 4-H Club, a member of the Elgin Red Hatters, Antelope Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and spent many hours volunteering at the hospital. She was known for her skills in gardening, cooking, growing flowers, and sewing. She loved spending time with family, entertaining friends and was a great supporter of the Catholic schools and their activities.
She is survived by her three children: Marvin Meis and wife Jodine of Elgin; Arlene Gabelman and husband Roger of Neligh; Jerry Meis and wife Jane of Omaha; five grandchildren: Ben (Anna) Meis; Bart (Toni) Meis; Candi (Dave) Kirkwood; Eric (Brenda) Meis; Monica (Kevin) McMahon; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law: Laura Osgood of Napa Valley, CA; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Auralia was preceded in death by her husband Art on December 30, 2011 and her parents.

Regina Koenig

December 20, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Regina M. Koenig
1925 - 2012
Regina M. Koenig, 87 of Elgin, NE passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface School or Pope John High School.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Regina Magdalena Koenig, daughter of Henry and Theresa (Friedman) Eischeid, was born June 5, 1925 on a farm northeast of Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church, attended St. Boniface Grade School and graduated from St. Boniface High School in May 1943. She worked for the Antelope County Soil Conservation office in Elgin and Neligh for a few years, and then was employed in Omaha, NE for 1 ½ years as secretary for the Farm Credit Building manager.
In April 1950, Jean was united in marriage to Benjamin J. Koenig at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE. They lived on several farms in the area until moving to the Koenig family farm in 1979, where they lived, farmed and raised chickens, cattle and hogs until retiring and moving to town in 1991.
Jean was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church, an active member of the Altar Society and Choir and a member of the Scattered Neighbors Extension Club. She was also a church organist. She enjoyed baking, gardening, quilting, playing the piano and spending time with her family.
Jean is survived by her sons: Bob (Karen) Koenig of Elgin, NE and Joe (Lisa) Koenig of Raleigh, NC; daughters: Carol (Doug) Smith of Griswold, IA; Linda Koenig of Oklahoma City, OK; Betty (John) Dine of Omaha, NE; Mary (Jeff) Bohning of Seward, NE; 13 grandchildren: Melissa Smith of Syracuse, NY; Mary Helen Smith of Denver, CO; Mitchell (Erica) Smith of Cedar Falls, IA; Laura (Cody) Adams of Oklahoma City, OK; Nathan Dine of Omaha, NE; Stephanie Dine of Omaha, NE; Melodie (Justin) Puffer of Roseville, CA; Shanna Koenig of Aliso Viejo, CA; Allison Koenig of Elgin, NE; Arianna Bohning of Seward, NE; Elise Bohning of Seward, NE; Adam Koenig of Raleigh, NC; Ana Koenig of Raleigh, NC; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Theresa; husband Ben in March 2012; three brothers: Joseph, Leo and Edward Eischeid; and two sisters: Alma Eischeid and Henrietta Ridder.

Elizabeth C. “Betty” Musser

December 13, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elizabeth C. “Betty” Musser
1922 - 2012
Elizabeth C. “Betty” Musser, 90 formerly of Oakdale, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Cottonwood House Assisted Living in Columbus, NE.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Oakdale, NE, with Reverend Carroll Plicek officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Elizabeth Carrie (Christensen) Musser, daughter of Neil Jr. and Nellie (Clark) Christensen, was born March 11, 1922 at Westlake, OR. She graduated from Gardiner High School in Gardiner, OR and attended Business College in Portland, OR.
Betty married Elmer W. Musser on May 6, 1944 at the 1st Christian Church in Klamath Falls, OR. She worked for Montgomery Ward as a credit manager in Oregon and worked as a cashier for Montgomery Ward in Norfolk, NE. She started working in Neligh, NE for Agricultural Stabilization (ASCS) in 1956. After a 26 year career with ASCS, she retired in March 1982.
Betty was a member of the Oakdale United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary, the Sew and So Club of Oakdale, and the Betty Club.
She is survived by her son: Wesley N. Musser and wife Lynn of Laurel, MD; two daughters: Linda R. Rumsey and husband Dan of Columbus, NE; Cheri G. Blocher and husband Mike of Oakdale, NE; three grandchildren: Jonathan Musser and wife Amy; Amy Blaser and husband Chris; Bryan Busteed and wife Kerrie; six great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer in 1998; and two brothers: Dick Clark and Leland Christensen.

David C. Grundman

December 6, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

David C. Grundman
1972 - 2012
David C. Grundman Jr., 40 of Oakdale, NE, passed away November 28, 2012 at his home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Elgin. Burial followed at the Oakdale Cemetery.
David Charles Grundman Jr., son of David C. Grundman Sr. and Janelle E. Loges, was born January 14, 1972 at Omaha, NE. He attended Logan-Magnolia High School in Logan, IA, graduating with the Class of 1990. Following graduation, he worked for Perfection Form and Perfection Press for a few years and then worked at various convenience stores including Taylor Quick Pik in Blair, NE, Kum and Go in Missouri Valley, IA, and Sinclair in Council Bluffs, IA. He also worked at the No Frills Supermarket in Blair, NE before moving to Oakdale, NE in the spring of 1997. David began working for Guard-Rite Security at Nucor Steel and Norfolk Iron and Metal, receiving a promotion to Lieutenant of both accounts in 2003.
In 2005, he moved to Indiana for a few months before returning to Oakdale, NE where he worked at Mr. S’s Convenient Store for several years.
David was an avid fan of Star Trek, compiling a large collection of memorabilia. He also enjoyed collecting elephants. He was a charitable person who spent much time helping others.
He is survived by five siblings: Dalynna (Tommie Jr.) Robertson of Elgin; Justin (Jill) Fauss of Mt. Lebanon, PA; Darrell (Kelly) Weed of Norfolk, NE; Jessica Grundman of Oakdale, NE; Donnelle Weed and special friend Matt Wright of Oakdale, NE; nine nephews and nieces: Ryan (Jenny) Robertson, Thomas Allen Dobberstine, Katelyn Fauss, Nathanial Grundman, Kaylee Weed, Cameran McKirdy, Elizabeth Weed, Calib McKirdy, and Darrell Weed Jr.; one great-nephew: Hunter Robertson; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
David was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and one brother Jeff Grundman.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Lois Riedmiller

November 8, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Lois J. Riedmiller
1944 - 2012
Lois J. Riedmiller, 68 of Albion, NE passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.
Interment followed at St. Boniface Cemetery at Elgin, NE.  Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE was in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Lois June Riedmiller, daughter of Leo and Mary (Schneider) Strong was born July 14, 1944 at her family’s home in Neligh, Nebraska.  She was baptized, received her first communion and was confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE.  She attended Neligh Public School and graduated from Neligh High School in 1962.
On June 1, 1964, Lois was united in marriage to James Raymond Riedmiller at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh, NE.  They lived in several towns in Nebraska before making their home in Elgin, NE where they raised their family.  They owned and operated the Albion Lockers in Albion, NE, where Lois worked as the bookkeeper, and in 1992 they moved to Albion. Lois retired in 2008 following the sale of their business.
Lois enjoyed puzzles, game shows, camping, fishing with her husband and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church of Elgin, St. Boniface Christian Mother’s and later St. Michael Catholic Church in Albion.
Lois is survived by her husband Jim of Albion, NE; 2 daughters: Pamela (Calvin) Heithoff of Elgin, NE; Shelli (Brian) Swerczek of Cedar Rapids, NE; 4 grandchildren: Jessica and Andrew Heithoff of Elgin, NE; Riley and Lane Swerczek of Cedar Rapids, NE; 2 brothers: Leon (Mary) Strong of Oakdale, NE; Larry (Barb) Strong of Meadow Grove, NE; 3 sisters: Sharlene Arehart of Neligh, NE; Sandy Wright of Page, NE; Carol Mumm of Fremont, NE; along with several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Merle Strong, and a sister Beverly Coover.                                a sister Beverly Coover.

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