More than 100 relatives and friends attended an Open House for Rosamond (Spieker) Klein’s 100th Birthday celebration on Saturday afternoon, July 12, at the Elgin Community Center. Before the open house, a family noon luncheon was held. Special guests attending were Rosamond’s brother, Leroy Spieker of Fremont and two sisters, Florence Luettel who lives at the Good Samaritan Home in Albion, and Linda Buelt from Elgin. Rosamond has two other living brothers, Fred Spieker and Bob Spieker. Five of her brothers and sisters are deceased.
A special moment from the afternoon was when her sister Florence (age 97) arrived and the two got to visit after not seeing each other for more than two years.
Rosamond, the oldest sibling in her family, has lived much of her life in Petersburg. She is the mother of Dolly (Gale) Schindler of Elgin, Harold (Sharon) Klein of Neligh, Jerry Klein of Norfolk and Walt Klein of Petersburg. She turned 100 years old on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Rosamond said she had the best time at her party and enjoyed visiting with all of her family and friends. Birthday greetings can be sent to her at 111 Leona Ave., Petersburg, NE 68652.
On Friday, July 11, the Antelope County Healthcare Foundation held its 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Antelope Country Club near Neligh. A total of 100 golfers from area communities and businesses participated.
Team winners of the tournament were – Championship Flight - First Place: Nebraska Medical Center Team, Second Place: Dr. Doug Welsh Team #2 and Third Place: Nathan Stec, PA-C Team. First Flight - First Place: TKO Anesthesia Team, Second Place: Dr. Tom Beutler Team and Third Place: Overland Rehab Team. Second Flight - First Place: J.E. Meuret Grain Co. Team, Second Place: Dr. Doug Welsh Team #1 and Third Place: Alegent Team.
The afternoon concluded with a meal of grilled Windsor loin and side dishes. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the purchase of a new MRI at Antelope Memorial Hospital and other special needs for wellness in Antelope County.
Ryan and Pam (Baum) Luetkenhaus of Bennington are the proud parents of a baby daughter, Emma Marie Luetkenhaus.
She was born on June 10, 2014 at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha. She weighed 11 pounds, eight ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long.
She was welcomed home by a brother, Trevor Luetken-haus, age two.
Grandparents are Pat and Bonnie Baum of Albion; and Bob and Joyce Luetkenhaus of Lindsay.
Great grandparents are Rudy and MaryAnn Starman of Petersburg, Margie Baum of Elgin, and Agnes Luetkenhaus of Columbus.
1947 — 2014
Carole McDonald, age 67, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July 17th at Zion Lutheran Church in Hampton. Rev. Loren Cooper will officiate. No Visitation.
Private Family Inurnment will be in the Stromsburg Cemetery. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be emailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Carole Louise McDonald, the daughter of Arthur and Anna May (Jenkins) Doremus, was born at Stromsburg, Nebraska on January 30, 1947 and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska on July 14, 2014 at the age of 67.
She grew up on a farm in rural Polk and graduated from Polk High School in 1965.
Carole was united in marriage to Robert C. McDonald on September 24, 1965. After their marriage they moved around to many places until settling down in Aurora.
She worked at various restaurants as a cook. As a cook at the Hamilton Manor she grew close to residents and staff and eventually resided there when her health failed.
Carole had a love of cross stitching. She collected cookbooks and Winnie the Pooh. She loved the Huskers and especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Diane Bohne. Those left to cherish her memory are her three children, Janna (Steven) Schrunk of Elgin; Troy (Jennifer) McDonald of Aurora and Michelle Wengler of Nebraska City; eight grandchildren, Nicholas and Meghan Schrunk, Abby and Brad McDonald, Austin, Ian, Cyrus and Kia Wengler and sisters, Delores (Gary) Aringdale and Jolene Lingwall.
Just eight days formed a lifetime of memories for two young adults from Elgin who recently went to aid the suffering in Honduras.
Corrine Becklun and Clayton Hensley returned home July 5 from an eight-day mission trip to Honduras. It was there they came face to face with poverty on a scale likely not to be found anywhere in the U.S.
The duo was part of a Nebraska team consisting of eight persons who traveled to Central America through World Gospel Outreach (WGO). The organization’s vision statement is “Impacting the faith of Christ followers through serving and evangelizing children and the poor.”
Participants are driven to pursue this vision because of three fundamental Biblical mandates. They are:
• To care for the poor, especially the widows and orphans (James 1:27)
• To be fishers of men and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost (Matthew 4:19)
• To be accountable before God for how we meet the needs of others (Matthew 25:31-46)
Miss Becklun is currently employed at Henderson Health Care Services. She said Saturday she first became interested in going to Honduras approximately one year ago when a nurse friend from Utica suggested she could make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate there.
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