Funeral services for Erma Suhr, age 93, of Elgin, Nebraska will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh, Nebraska. Pastor David Kuhfal will officiate, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale, Nebraska.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden, Nebraska.
Erma died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek, Nebraska.
Erma Gail Suhr, daughter of Roy and Mary Elizabeth Ofe, was born April 22, 1923. She was united in marriage to Alfred Suhr on September 1, 1941. They were blessed with three children, Elvon, Elvena Gail, and Jennell. Erma was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh, Nebraska. She loved her family, grandchildren, and quilting.
Erma is survived by her children, Elvon (Vicky) Suhr of Norfolk, Nebraska, Elvena Gail (Gary) Weger of Round Rock, Texas, and Jennell Suhr of Elgin, Nebraska; grandchildren, Greg Suhr of O’Neill, Nebraska, Brent (Sue) Beech of Billerica, Massachusetts, Julie (Mark) Smith of Neligh, Nebraska, and Monica Zylstra of Solana Beach, California; great-grandchildren, Preston Smith and Spencer Smith of Neligh, Keith (Shelby) Catt of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Cassandra Borgmeier of Norfolk; great-great-granddaughter, Kennedy Catt of Lincoln; sister, Betty (Donald) Mahannah of O’Neill; sister-in-law, Shirley Ofe of Oakdale, Nebraska; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Mary Elizabeth Ofe; husband, Alfred Suhr; sisters, Esther Strahm, Viola Williams, and Hazel Obermire; brother, Donald Ofe; and eleven brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Memorials may be directed to The Arthritis Foundation for Research.
Funeral Services for Fredrick Schindler, age 78 of Norfolk will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh, NE with Father Christopher Onuoha, Officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh, NE. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery rural Ewing. NE. Military Rites will be conducted by Neligh American Legion Post #172 and Legion Riders. Fred passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk. NE. Condolences may be directed to family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com.
Fredrick Ernest Schindler was born on August 2, 1938 to George and Rose (Crocker) Schindler in Ewing, Ne. He attended school in Neligh and graduated with the Class of 1956 from Neligh High School. Fred attended Creighton Universally College. He entered the United State Army from 1961 - 1963. He worked for Schindler Construction with his brother Eddie for many years and retired in 2003. He went went into the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk in 2010. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. He was a member of Neligh American Legion and St. Francis Catholic Church.
Survived by Brothers and sisters: Eddie & Marlene Schindler of Neligh, Ne, Georgia Hoefer of Neligh, Ne, Sharon and Don Lallier of Orchard, Ne, and Rita and Stan Clifton of Orchard, Ne. Sister-in-law Evelyn Schindler of Neligh, Ne. Many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents. Sister, Janet and husband Dean Kallhoff; brothers, Albert and Otto Schindler; sister-in-law, Luella Schindler; and Brother-in-law Bob Hofer.
Funeral Services for Gregory Shabram, age 71 of Neligh, NE will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 at United Methodist Church in Neligh, NE with Pastor Bruce Phillip, Officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh, NE.
Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery Neligh, NE. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Gregory passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.beyersnidermemorial.com
Gregory Ralph Shabram was born August 28, 1945 in Norfolk, NE to Ralph and Winona (Carson) Shabram. He attended Antelope County District #14 Country School. Greg farmed all his life. He lived with parents and cared for them, then moved to Pioneer Homes shortly after his father's death. He enjoyed spending time at the coffee shop, driving around, and checking crops.
Survived by sister-in-law, Marian Shabram of Neligh, NE and brother, Monte and wife, Rita Shabram of Orchard, NE; sister, Harriet and husband, Loren Lorenz of Meadow Grove, NE. Niece, Sara Alder and nephews, Chad, Jeff, David, Troy, Curt, and Ross.
Preceded in death by his parents and brother, LeRoy.
Stephen P. Finn, 81, of Elgin passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin with Father Kevin Vogel officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Elgin St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. A memorial visitation will be at 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Church with a 7:30 p.m. rosary. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Steve was born on December 11, 1935 in Tecumseh, NE. He was the first born child of Robert and Eva (Peairs) Finn. He graduated from Tecumseh High School, attended college at St. Benedict’s College in Atchison, Kansas and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1961. Following graduation, he moved to Neligh where, for 17 years, he practiced law. In 1978, he was appointed to the bench as a county judge to serve the 7th Judicial District. He served as county judge for 24 years, retiring in 2001.
Steve served as president of the County Judges’ Association. He was on the original Board of Governors when NE Technical Community College was created and served for six years. He also served on the board of development for Pope John XXIII High School in Elgin and Pioneer Homes in Neligh. Steve served on the Antelope Country Club Board for many years. Following retirement, he continued with his three favorite hobbies, woodworking, golf, and poker club.
Steve married Kay Lawson; three children were born to this union, Matthew (Kathy) Finn, Karen (Cory) Iber and Trish (Graeme) Bayless. In 1989, Steve married Barbara J. (Totten) Zegers and moved to Elgin, NE where he lived until his death.
Steve is survived by his wife, Barbara, son Matthew, and daughter Trish, stepdaughter Michaela (Preston) Hoffmeyer, stepson Curtis (Ronna) Zegers, stepdaughter Moriah (Rob) Brookshier, seven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Robert Finn of Sun City West, AZ, sister Catherine Stansbury of Daytona Beach FL, sister Margaret Bryan of Sun City, AZ, nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Karen.
Funeral services for Betty B. Brown, age 90, of Oakdale, Nebraska will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden, Nebraska. John Petersen will officiate, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale.
Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Betty passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, Nebraska.
Betty Bernice Brown, daughter of Joseph Hoyda, Jr. and Florence (Kinnan) Hoyda, was born November 28, 1926, on a farm ten miles south of Oakdale. Betty attended Star School through the tenth grade and graduated from Oakdale High School. On September 25, 1945, she was united in marriage to Dean Levern Brown in a house on Main Street in Oakdale by a retired Methodist minister. They were blessed with six children, Lewis, Timothy, Arthur, Bonnie, Leona, and Elaine.
Betty lived her entire life in Oakdale except for a short time that her family lived in Petersburg, Nebraska when she was a young child. Betty was a housewife and also worked in the office at the elevator in Oakdale. She enjoyed gardening, raising her family, cooking, and baking.
Betty loved traveling, meeting people, and seeing the country. She would read the map and give Dean directions to their camping destination. She enjoyed drawing pictures for embroidery, and making quilts. Betty would make patterns for woodwork for Dean to cut out and then she would paint them. They worked together as a team for 71 years.
Betty is survived by her husband, Dean Brown; children, Lewis (Dena) Brown of Oakdale, Nebraska, Bonnie (Jerry) Sears of Sweetwater, Tennessee, Timothy (Claudia) Brown of Oakdale, Elaine Cuffe of Tilden, Nebraska, and Arthur (Evelyn) Brown of Sour Lake, Texas; grandchildren, Matthew Brown, Kristin Heerman, Janelle Foote, Rhonda Messenger, Sheila Bellar, Sarah Woodard, Christopher Brown, Stacey DeWitt and Carrie Rutjens; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Glenice Pollock of Oakdale.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Hoyda, Jr, and Florence (Kinnan) Hoyda; daughter, Leona Peters; brothers, Cleo Hoyda and Charles “Chuck” Hoyda; and grandson, Jimmy Peters.
Funeral services for Burnell Von Seggern, age 76, of Orchard, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Orchard. Reverend Marcel Kohlmeyer will officiate, with burial in Orchard City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton.
Burnell was called to heaven Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Avera Creighton Care Centre.
Burnell was born March 2, 1940, in Fremont, Nebraska to Arthur and Ella (Wobken) Von Seggern. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church (Cuming County Line). The family moved to Venus in 1941. He attended Venus District 44 and graduated from the eighth grade. Burnell was confirmed in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Venus in 1954. He attended Creighton High School and graduated with the class of 1957. After high school, Burnell joined the Nebraska National Guard (1957-1964), and farmed with his father Art Von Seggern. He worked in the Venus store, trucked cattle, and farmed, raising cattle and crops.
On September 18, 1960, he married Virginia A. Johnson at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton, Nebraska. Burnell and Virginia were blessed with three children, David J., Kay R., and Susan L. They lived next to the Venus store, north of Orchard, Nebraska all their married life.
Along with his brother, Dennis, Burnell had a love for music. He, Dennis, and their dad, Art, formed a dance band and played for years as Von’s Merry Men. They played for many dances from 1960 to 1985. They played by ear and learned to play many a tune by simply listening to the song on the radio. Burnell also enjoyed playing with Leo’s Music Makers, the Just Because Band, as well as singing with the Verdigre Community Chorus for many years.
Burnell was always an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he held nearly all church offices. He also served as the District President of the Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League from 2007 to 2010, and was a 12 year member of the Nebraska District LCMS Board of Directors.
Burnell and Virginia enjoyed living in the Venus/Orchard rural area and cherish their friends and neighbors in the entire area. His favorite name was Grandpa, and enjoyed many ballgames, concerts, programs, and sporting events in which the grandkids participated.
Burnell is survived by his wife, Virginia of 56 years; son, David (Yvonne) of Creighton; daughter, Susan (Brad) Krutsinger of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Allyson Von Seggern of Phoenix, Arizona, Aaron Von Seggern of Wayne, NE, Seth Hincker and Tessa Hincker of Lincoln, NE, Kimberly Krutsinger of Jacksonville, AL, Kessandra Krutsinger and Kaden Krutsinger of Colorado Springs; brother, Dale (Kristy) Von Seggern of Columbus, NE; sisters, Joanne Falter of Norfolk, NE and Betty (Lowell) Poppe of Scribner, NE; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Ella Von Seggern; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Stephen Hincker; brother, Dennis Von Seggern; sisters-in-law, Irene and Marlene Von Seggern; and brother-in-law, Dwayne Falter.
Memorials may be directed to Mission Central for missionary support in his memory, the Nebraska District LLL, or the Lutheran Hour.
Delores M. Bode, formerly of Elgin, NE, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE, and 6:00-7:00 at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. wake service.
Delores Marie Bode, daughter of Frank and Francis (Schrad) Jochum, was born on a farm near Raeville, NE. At the age of three, she moved with her family to a farm northwest of Elgin, NE. She attended rural school until the 8th grade. After receiving her education, she continued helping her father on the farm.
On April 7, 1951, Dee married Delbert G. Bode at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE. They lived southeast of Petersburg until moving to a farm northwest of Elgin, NE in 1957. Four years later, they settled on a farm four miles west and one-half mile south of Elgin, NE where they farmed and raised their children.
Dee was a member of St. Boniface Church and St. Boniface Altar Society. She loved being outdoors, especially camping and planting trees. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends, including a trip to Alaska and their annual winter trip to Texas.
She is survived by eight children: Doris (Brian) Rusnak of Milltown, WI; Patricia (John) Burgert of Table Rock, NE; Kenneth (Barb) Bode of Elgin, NE; Jeffrey (Sandy) Bode of Petersburg, NE; Stanley Bode of Elgin, NE; Clay Bode of Wayne, NE; Charlie (Shelley) Bode of Elgin, NE; Doug (Jean) Bode of Burwell, NE; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sister-in-laws: Teresa Marie Schaecher of Madison, NE , and Donna Jochum of Norfolk NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents, husband Delbert, son Delbert Jr. in infancy, three brothers: Vincent, Dennis and Maurice Jochum; four sisters: Myra Hopkins, Adeline Van Horn, Millie Zegers and Stella Schindler.
Funeral services for Mary Ann Pettijohn age 81 of Royal will be held Thursday Febr. 23rd at 2:00 PM. at the Brunswick Community Church.
Burial will be the the Royal City Cemetery. Visitation for Mary Pettijohn will be 1 Hr. prior to service at the Brunswick Community Church. Mary passed away Febr. 17, 2107 at the Alpine Village Care Center in Verdigre.
Funeral Services for Alice D. Miller, age 91 of Ewing, Ne will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Cornerstone Bible Church in Orchard, NE with Pastor Troy Watson, Officiating. Burial will be in Ewing City Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater, NE. Alice passed away on February 10, 2017 at Alpine Village. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorial.com
Memorials may be directed to Cornerstone Bible Church or Alpine Village in Verdigre.
Alice Darleen Miller was born on July 5, 1925 to Elza and Ruby (Hindman) Wolfe. She attended Ericson High School and graduating with the Class of 1942 and was the Valedictorian. Then she received her teaching certificate. Alice taught at District 60 Greeley County. On March 8, 1949, she was united in marriage to Walter Miller at her parents home in Ericson, NE. In 1956, they welcomed into their home Daniel Walter to start their family. The family grew by two, in September 1961 when Linda and Donna came to live. In 1963, their family was completed with the addition of Ruth Darleen. They farmed southeast of Ewing their entire life. She enjoyed gardening, ceramics, singing, teaching piano and Sunday School. She was a 4- H leader and member of Jolly Worker Club. But most of all she enjoyed teaching her children and grandchildren about Jesus. She was member of Evangelical Free Church in Orchard.
She is survived by her children: Linda (Mike) Chaney of McPherson, KS; Donna (Tom) Arehart of Orchard, NE; Daniel (Jan) Miller of Ewing, NE; and Ruth (Mark) Hawk of Elkhorn, NE. 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband of 65 years, grandson-in-law Mark Mullins; and sister, Eileen Johnson.
Funeral services for Jimmie O. Haskin, age 90, of Creighton, Nebraska will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at United Methodist Church in Creighton. Reverend Bev Hieb will officiate, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1151, American Legion Post 74, and Army National Guard Honor Guard.
Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton.
Jimmie died Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Avera Creighton Care Centre.
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