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Florence D. Anderson

January 20, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Florence D. Anderson

1913 - 2010

Funeral services for Florence D. (Neidig) Anderson, 96, of Madison were held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 15, 2010 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Madison.  

Burial was at Park Cemetery, Elgin.

Mrs. Anderson died Sunday, January 10, 2010 at Community Pride Care Center, Battle Creek.

Florence was born on March 14, 1913 in Madison; the daughter of Ed and Anna (Dorr) Neidig.  She graduated from Madison High School. After graduating from business college, Florence moved to Washington, DC where she worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She soon returned to Madison and began working at the Moyer & Moyer law firm where she remained for many years before opening and operating her own abstracting business.  

Florence and Denzel Anderson wed on October 11, 1968. The couple lived and farmed near Elgin raising livestock including Angus cattle until Denzel’s death on December 8, 2003. 

She was a lifelong member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison. Florence was a member of Chapter CQ P.E.O. in Neligh, Park Women’s Fellowship of the Park Congregational UCC Church, Stitch and Chatter Club both of Elgin, and the Clearwater Creek Club.

She is survived by nieces Bonnie Tillotson of Battle Creek, Peggy Thomas of Norfolk,  Joan Schmidt of Kearney, and Koreen Erickson of Omaha, and nephew Steve Upton of Germantown, MD.

She was preceded in death by her husband Denzel, one brother Myron, and one sister Margaret.

Edna Wilkinson

January 20, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Edna M. Wilkinson

1922 - 2010

Edna Maxine Edwards Wilkinson, daughter of Rodney and Mabel (Scears) Edwards was born February 26, 1922, near Oakdale, NE. 

She was baptized in the Methodist faith, attended Elgin Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1939.

She was united in marriage to Paul E. Miller at Yankton, SD. The couple made their home in Elgin. Three sons were born to this marriage: Jerry, Duane, and Dale.

On February 4, 1974, Edna was married to Irl Wilkinson at Hastings, NE. The couple lived in Hastings, Norfolk and Oakdale. She taught at rural schools, worked at Farmers Storage, Baldwin Filters, and Dale Electronics.

She was a member of the Oakdale United Methodist Church, Friends of Oakdale Library, Neligh Women’s Bowling Association, and the Oakdale Senior Citizens. 

Edna M. Wilkinson, 87 of Oakdale, NE died Friday, January 15, 2010 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. 

Edna is survived by her 3 sons: Jerry (Gloria) Miller of Columbus; Duane (Vicki) Miller of Elgin; Dale (Kim) Miller of Lincoln; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 5 step-children: Dale (Joyce) Wilkinson of Neligh; Ron Wilkinson and friend Donna of Oakdale; Lynn (Pat) Wilkinson of Neligh; Vance (Lori) Wilkinson of Grand Island; Roseann (Pat) Cool of Columbus; 13 step-grandchildren; 31 step-great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-great-grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Irl Wilkinson; 1 brother Robert Edwards; 2 sisters: Arlene Miller and Mary Miller; 1 grandson: Jeremy Miller.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Oakdale, with Rev. Carroll Plisek officiating. Burial was at the Oakdale Cemetery.


Edward Starman

January 20, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Edward H. Starman

1930 - 2010

Edward Henry Starman, son of John and Mary (Beckman) Starman was born April 26, 1930 on a farm northeast of Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin and attended St. Boniface School.

On Sept-ember 6, 1955, Ed was married to Eleanor Heil at St. Boniface Catholic Church. 

He farmed and the couple made their home on the family farm northwest of Elgin for 35 years. 

In 1990, they moved to a house in town.

Ed was in the US Army during the Korean War; serving on the Korean Military Advisors Group. 

He was a member of the Elgin VFW Post # 5816, Knights of Columbus, and St. Boniface Catholic Church. He sang in the choir and served on the parish council. He enjoyed playing his accordion and played many dances with the Tune Tappers.

Starman, 79, died Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.

He is survived by his wife Eleanor of Elgin; 2 sons: Philip Starman and wife Kris of Elgin; John Starman and wife Kelly of Petersburg; 1 daughter Ruth Starman of the Benedictine Convent in Clyde, MO; 8 grandchildren: Laura, Kelly, Andy, Jeff, Sarah, Greg, Peter, Matthew; 1 brother Herman Starman of Elgin; 2 sisters: Helen Venteicher of Pierce; Catherine Hemenway and husband George of Clearwater.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister-in-law: Joan Starman; 1 brother-in-law: Anton Venteicher.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 18, 2010, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Dan Andrews officiating. 

Burial was at St. Boniface Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.

Moore to Present Program on Missionary Work in Haiti

January 20, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The public is invited to join St. Boniface/PJCC students at an assembly this Thursday morning. Elgin Police Chief Bob Moore has been involved with missionary work in Haiti and will be sharing information about the country with everyone at 9 am in the St. Boniface gym.

St. Boniface and Pope John students are currently collecting funds to aide Haitians following the massive destruction caused by the earthquake.

St. Boniface Awarded NAC Grant

January 20, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — St. Boniface Elementary School announced Monday that it has been awarded a grant of $625 by the Nebraska Arts Council.

This grant will support resident artist, Nancy K. Childs, in her week-long residency at the school. Ms. Childs will be working with the students of St. Boniface as they celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

Nebraska Arts Council’s Executive Director, Suzanne Wise, commended St. Boniface for it’s programs, noting that “St. Boniface does an outstanding job of providing arts activities in the Elgin area. 

“It is through fine organizations like this that Nebraska’s children receive a better education in the arts, and the quality of life improves for all Nebraskans.”

Throughout the week the students will experience papermaking, color mixing with pulp, and casting along with other types of designing. It is completely hands on. Ms. Childs will work with each class individually, on a daily basis. 

The projects that the students make will then be on display at the end of the week for the community to view.

For more information about this artist-in-residence program contact St. Boniface school at (402) 843-5460.

The Nebraska Arts Council grants monetary resources to Nebraska’s nonprofit organizations for arts projects and programs in communities throughout the state. 

This financial support is made possible by funds appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature, through competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a federal agency, and funds from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment (NCE). 

Nebraskans wishing to learn more about NEA grants or the NCE should visit the NAC website at www.nebraskaartscouncil.org.

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