Leander J. Hamling
1937 - 2011
Leander J. “Lee” Hamling, age 74, of York, NE, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 in Lincoln, NE, following a very courageous six month battle with Leukemia.
He was born March 15, 1937 at Petersburg, NE to Edward and Clara (Spieker) Hamling. Lee graduated from St. Boniface High School in Elgin, NE.
Following graduation he served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1959 and was married to Joyce Janning on September 8, 1959 at Elgin. Lee attended Platte College where he received his associate’s degree in business management. He worked for the Loup Power District and NPPD for a total of 35 years prior to his retirement. Lee was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in York, the Knights of Columbus, and a former member of the Lions Club. Lee had a lifelong love of deer hunting, camping, and fishing, but enjoyed traveling, coin collecting and tinkering in his “Doghouse” as well.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 51 years, Joyce of York; four sons, Dave (Lori) Hamling, and Dean (Sherry) Hamling of York, John Hamling of Kearney, NE, and Brian (Reneé) Hamling of Corpus Christi, TX; one daughter Nancy (Dave) Dickey of York.
Lee also leaves behind 12 grandchildren: Ryan, Adam, Erik and Lexi Hamling, Laura Howard, Aaron and Emily Dickey, Savannah Hamling, Daniel, Mary, Nora and Joe Hamling; two step-grandchildren, Justin Harcrow and Heather Davis; one great-grandson James Howard; and two step-great-grandchildren, Karson Harcrow and Everett Davis.
Lee is also survived by his mother, Clara Schmitz of York and step-father Bob Schmitz of Grand Island, NE; brother LeRoy Hamling of Forsyth, MO; one niece and one nephew. Preceding him in death were his father Edward and infant daughter Joan Ellen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will was celebrated Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in York with the Reverend Monsignor James Reinert officiating.
Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, York. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to St. Joseph Catholic Church for the masses. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.metzmortuary.com. Metz Mortuary, York NE, is handling arrangements.
The 2010-2011 NVC Girls All-Conference basketball teams have been announced.
Earning first team honors were Erin DeVries, Laura Tomjack and Kelsey Owen, Chambers/Wheeler Central; McKenna Rossmeier, Lynch; Brooke Bauer, St. Mary’s, Darcy Hagberg and Rebekah Binder, West Boyd; and Tia Whipple, Santee.
Two members of the Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack, Jessica Heithoff and Lauren Selting, headed up the second team selections. Other players on the second team are Taylow Twibell, Clearwater/Orchard; Shelby Myers, Stuart; Harlee Hollenbeck, North Central; Angela Haun, West Boyd; Brianna Hamilton, Niobrara/Verdigre; and Jessi Pongratz, St. Mary’s.
Among the players receiving honorable mention were Chelsi Mescher of Elgin Public-Pope John.
Selections were made by conference coaches.
The 2010-2011 NVC Boys All-Conference basketball selections were announced last week.
Named to the first team were Tait Sibbel, St. Mary’s; Ross Miller and Shane Young, Chambers/Wheeler Central; Justin Jacot, Niobrara/Verdigre; Jeff Knox, North Central; Troy Thramer, Ewing; Ben Kaup, Stuart; and Jon Alford, West Boyd. Evan Parks of Elgin Public-Pope John headed up the second team selections. Others named to the second team were Camden Liska, Niobrara/Verdigre; Derek Blumenstock and Ty Eiler, St. Mary’s; Christopher Heiser, Lynch; Dexter Blkack and Kendall McCarthy, West Boyd; and Ryan Larabee, Stuart. Receiving honorable mention was EPPJ’s Nick Heithoff.
Matthew and Amanda Kuhlman of Lincoln are the parents of a baby girl, Hayley Bren, born Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 6:54 p.m. at Bryan LGH East Campus. She weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. at birth.
Grandparents are Paul and Brenda Kuhlman of Petersburg and Emmett (Jay) and Brenda Carnes of Beatrice.
Great grandparents are Floyd and Marlene Henn of Clearwater; Bernard and Lucille Kuhlman of Petersburg and Rosina Carnes of Beatrice.
It’s become an annual tradition, a sign that Spring is here.
Elgin area residents turned out in large numbers Thursday evening to attend the Seventh Annual Wild Game Feed held at Boomerang’s in Elgin.
Having been postponed by bad weather earlier in the month, St. Patrick’s Day proved to be a day of celebration.
Present were business owners and teachers, retirees and wannabes, all came with one mission in mind —to to sample something ‘wild’ they seldom get to taste any other time of the year.
As one walked through the establishment, shortly after 7 p.m., fans of wild game could be seen dining on such deliquacies as grilled venison loin, barbequed deer brats, elk meat balls, antelope sticks, pheasant pot pie, chivo, mallard duck, wild turkey and Canadian goose.
For those who preferred their ‘wild game’ to have an aquatic flavor, there was salmon/halibut, Alaskan salmon chowder, Alaskan Ling Cod and catfish.
For more exotic tastes, there was well done rattle snake.
Also, for persons wishing to enjoy more traditional St. Patrick’s Day fare, there was corned beef and cabbage.
Persons donating food items, according to the list which was handed out at the feed, were:
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