John H. Schindler
1936 - 2011
John Harold Schindler, son of Adolph and Elizabeth (Kerkman) Schindler, was born December 26, 1936 on a farm near Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. He attended St. Boniface School, graduating with the class of 1954. On September 7, 1955, he entered the US Army, served time in Germany, and was honorably discharged on July 8, 1957. He returned to Elgin and began farming and raising hogs west of town.
Jack was united in marriage to Joan M. Stoltz on June 18, 1960 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. The couple made their home west of Elgin and to this union 7 children were born: Gwen, Beverly, Marla, Mark, Paul, Greg, and Jeff. The couple continued farming and raising hogs for the next 51 years.
Jack was a life-long member of St. Boniface Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served on the Elgin Rural Fire Board, St. Boniface Parish Council, Stanton Township Board, and was very involved in the Thanksgiving Bazaar.
Jack’s most treasured times were spent with his family, following and supporting his grandchildren in all of their activities.
John H. “Jack” Schindler, 74 of Elgin, NE passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
He is survived by his wife Joan of Elgin; mother Elizabeth Freese of Elgin; 6 children and spouses: Gwen Beckman and husband David of Elgin; Beverly Funk and husband Jim of Clearwater; Marla Neukirch and husband Don of Yankton, SD; Paul Schindler of Yucaipa, CA; Greg Schindler and wife Judy of Norfolk; Jeff Schindler and wife Tracey of Elgin; daughter-in-law: Peg Schindler of Elgin; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings and spouses: Gayle (Dolly) Schindler of Elgin, Carol Mescher of Elgin, Dave (Linda) Schindler of Odell, Dan (Sharon) Schindler of Elgin.
Jack was preceded in death by his father Adolf Schindler; step-father George Freese, son Mark Schindler, and brother-in-law Bob Mescher.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin, NE. Condolences may be sent to www.huffmanlevander.com.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE was in charge of arrangements.
Meeting Monday night, the Elgin Community Club discussed scheduling dates for two Elgin events.
Approximately 20 persons attended the meeting held at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon.
Club President Jeremy Young led the discussion on scheduling the dates for Vetch Days. At previous meetings there has been discussion of wanting to move the annual celebration to a weekend as opposed to having the event held during the week. In recent years the dates for the celebration have been determined by when a carnival could come to town.
Young said he had been in contact with Richards’ Amusements, the carnival which has been coming to Elgin since DC Lynch decided not to come back years ago. Young said he asked Richards’ Amusements if there was any chance of being available for a weekend. He said the answer was ‘no’.
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Work is winding down and equipment is being moved back into the Elgin Veterans’ Medical Clinic. An open house will be held this Sunday, Oct. 30.
Construction workers were busy putting on the final touches earlier this week
Owen Jacobsen, project manager for Beckenbauer Construction which served as general contractor for the project, said Monday work is winding down on the project. Altogether, 25 contractors played a role in construction of the new building including Kallhoff Electric who did the electrical work.
“It’s our plan to hand over the keys to Boone County Health Center (BCHC) by the end of the week,” he said in a telelphone interview. “According to our schedule, we’re going to be early (in finishing the project).”
He said from the day they started with concrete, it’s taken just over three months to construct the new medical clinic. Demolition of the old building began the second full week of July.
BCHC Administrator Victor Lee said plans are to start moving in equipment on Wednesday and complete the task, hopefully by Friday. “Everything is going very well,” he said Monday morning.
“It’s (the clinic) going to be a nice addition to the Elgin community. We’re pleased to offer that. We want everybody to come and see the new clinic and enjoy coffee and cookies on Sunday.”
The open house will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hospitality and tours will be provided throughout the afternoon.
Elgin Public-Pope John will make their second appearance in the Class D-1 State Football Playoffs this week. The #2 seed in the West Division, the Wolfpack will welcome Franklin to Elgin Field for a playoff game which is slated to begin at 4 p.m. today.
October 22, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off