May 31, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off
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CARD OF THANKS:
Thank you to everyone that joined us at the Community Center for our May evening meal. The cooks did an excellent job and the music was very fun. Thank you Wayne Ives, Julie Jochum and Connie Nelson for your talents! We appreciate everyone that brought the nice variety of salads too. Hope to see you all next month!
Dearest Family and Friends at home,
I wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our family and friends back home for your prayers, phone calls and good wishes when my son Adrian, (now 32 years old) had his third open heart surgery here in Denver. They successfully implanted an artificial aortic valve (he already has an artificial mitral valve implanted when he was 13) and is healing very well. He can drive now but can’t lift his infant son yet. A special thanks to my dear sister Elaine Kimes, my brother Jim and his wife Bev Funk, and my mother, Alice Funk, who made the trip to Denver to be with us during those anxious hours he was in surgery. My sister Betty Jean lives here in Colorado and is always by our side at these times and for her and her family’s love and devotion we are deeply grateful. As has always been the case throughout the 39 years I’ve been away, this beloved community has been one of the greatest sources of strength and support. For that I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart.
I want to thank the Elgin Area Community Foundation directors, members, and donors for the scholarship I received.
Thanks so much for all the cards and good wishes we received for our 45th Anniversary. God bless you all!
1927 - 2010
Florian Pelster, 82, of Kearney died Thursday April 22, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Graveside services were held last week at the St. Boniface Cemetery in Elgin, with Father Dan Andrews officiating.
He was born October 21, 1927 to John & Veronica (Buddecke) Pelster in Elgin.
On August 19,1947 he married Joy Hawks in Long Pine Nebraska.
Survivors include Beverly Walton of Kearney, John & Debra Pelster of Burwell, La Vern & Echo Plester of North Platte, Suzanne & Doug Cheeks of Midland Texas, & Karla & Jim Hehnke of Ravenna. 16 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Sister, Lucille Jillson, sisters-in-law Alfreda Pelster, Mildred Pelster, Bessie Hawks, Marilyn Krause & brother-in-law Orland Krause. And many many nieces & nephews.
He graduated from Elgin High School in 1945. Then he received his Auctioneering degree in the fall of 1947. He also farmed, raised cattle and had a dairy, besides auctioneering. In 1979 they moved to Loup City where he was a hog buyer. They retired to Kearney in May of 1995 and to Mother Hull Home in 2007.
He was preceded in death by his wife Joy, infant daughter Diane, parents; brothers Raymond, Wilfred, Maynard, La Vern, Phillip & Jerome; sisters Irene Moser, Laura Speiker, Esther & infant twins, and an infant grandson.
Jack and Lisa Meers of Elgin welcomed a son, Caleb Matthew Meers, on April 30, 2010.
He was born at Faith Regional in Norfolk, weighing 8 lbs, 2 oz. and he was 20 in. long.
Caleb joins a brother, 2-year-old Aiden, at home.
Grandparents are Steve and Jane Niewohner of Elgin, Vickie and Tim McGinley of Chester and Rick and Lois Meers of Fairbury.
Great-grandparents are Delbert and Marilee Niewohner of Albion and Virginia Scott of Wauneta.
Thomas and Lori Pelster of Petersburg are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Denice Florence, to Mark John Tieszen, son of Reed and Mary Tieszen of Canistota, South Dakota.
The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Denice is currently employed at KLKN-TV in Lincoln as the morning and midday meteorologist.
Her fiancé is a 2004 graduate of Canistota High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Mark is currently employed at John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa as a design engineer.
Grandparents of the bride-to-be are Robert and Jacqueline Lundquist of Neligh. Grandmothers of the future groom are Catherine Tieszen of Marion, South Dakota and Helen Murphy of Watertown, South Dakota.
The couple is planning a June 26, 2010 wedding at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville.
Raymond F. Kalvelage
1917 - 2010
Mass of a Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE for Raymond F. Kalvelage of Neligh. Kalvelage, 93, passed away on May 15, 2010 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Raymond Frank Kalvelage, son of Frank and Anna (Baum) Kalvelage, was born January 17, 1917 at Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church, attended St. Boniface Grade School and graduated from St. Boniface High School. He spent some time working on a cattle ranch near Stuart, NE. He began working with his father as a carpenter in the Elgin area until entering the United States Army in August 1942. Raymond served in WWII as a demolition/explosives instructor and later helped build Kue Army Hospital on Okinawa was honorably discharged in January 1946.
He was united in marriage to Maxine Reiniger in October 1943 at Spokane, WA. They made their home in Spokane, WA and moved back to Elgin, NE in 1959 when Raymond began working at Ward’s Appliances as an electrician, sheet metal worker, furnace installer and appliance repairman.
In 1976, he was united in marriage to Maxine Lee at Neligh, NE. The couple made their home in Neligh, Aurora and Clearwater before returning to Neligh and entering The Willows in 2008. They enjoyed traveling together and took many vacations including a trip to Australia and a cruise to Alaska.
Raymond was an avid bowler, enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially spending time gardening.
He is survived by his wife Maxine of Neligh, NE; five children: John Kalvelage and wife Cathy of Thousand Oaks, CA; Rayann Hale and husband Arthur of 29 Palms, CA; Max Donaldson-Kalvelage of Fresno, CA; Jane Motel and husband Vincent of Norco, CA; Paul Donaldson-Kalvelage of Sacramento, CA.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son Steven; 10 siblings: Joseph, Anne, Alphons, Fred, Herman, John, Eleinor, Richard, Alvis “Dutch”, Robert.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Dan Andrews officiating and burial in the parish cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.