Funeral services for Robert Pokorny, 52, of Clearwater, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 13 2018, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Clearwater with Father John Norman and Father James Kramper, officiating.
Burial will be at Chambers Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and the wake will be at 7 p.m.
Bob passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 Neligh. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be directed to family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the family for future designation.
Robert Walter Pokorny was born on October 22, 1965 in Atkinson, NE to Donald and Arlis (Edwards) Pokorny. He graduated from West Holt High School in Atkinson with the Class of 1984. He was united in marriage to Jayne Bykerk on June 12, 1992 in Burwell, NE. They lived in the Amelia area, then moved to Clearwater in 1998. Bob raised cattle, ran a custom calving operation, and worked at Thiele Dairy when he wasn't busy with ranch work. He put family first and cheered his four children on at many activities and sporting events through the years. Bob loved taking trips to the mountains with his family. Horses were always a big part of his life and he passed this love on to his children. He was quick to greet friends and neighbors and never lacked for stories and jokes. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Clearwater.
Survived by his wife, Jayne of Clearwater. Children: Sydney Pokorny of Clearwater, NE; Taylor Pokorny of Elkhorn, NE; Alexis Pokorny and Austin Pokorny of Clearwater, NE. Parents, Don and Arlis Pokorny of Atkinson, NE; sisters: Donita (Michael) Williamson of Orchard, NE, Christy (Rod) Liss of Independence, IA, and Wendy (Bob) Coutts of Creighton, NE. Brother, Jeff Pokorny of Atkinson, NE. Father and mother-in-law, Edward and Sonja Bykerk of Taylor, NE. Brother-in-laws Scott Bykerk of Lincoln, NE and Michael (Amy) Bykerk of Doniphan, NE. Sister-in-laws, Jody Bykerk of Omaha, NE and Jenny Bykerk of Lincoln, NE. Numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Preceded in death by his grandparents: Walter and Helen Pokorny, laid to rest in Atkinson, and Delbert and Erma Edwards, laid to rest in Chambers.
Funeral services for Nadeen Eymann, age 92, of Phoenix, Arizona will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday July 7, 2018, at Peace United Church of Christ in Tilden, Nebraska. Pastor Theta Dame will officiate, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale, Nebraska.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Peace United Church of Christ in Tilden. Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nadeen died Friday, June 29, 2018, at Mountain Park Senior Living in Phoenix.
Nadeen Faye Eymann, daughter of William and Myrtle Good, was born May 25, 1926, at Neligh, Nebraska. She attended Neligh High School. On January 5, 1946, Nadeen was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Eymann at Oakdale, Nebraska. They were blessed with two children, Steven and Barbara.
Nadeen was a loving wife and mother. In addition to living in the Oakdale area when she was young, Nadeen also lived in Columbus, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona. She was employed at Becton-Dickinson for many years. Nadeen was a member of Dayspring Methodist Church.
Nadeen is survived by her children, Steven (Deb) Eymann and Brett of Phoenix, Arizona and Barbara (Dave) Mohrman of Elkhorn, Nebraska; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, June and Jeanette.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Lois Johnson Memorial Library in Oakdale, Nebraska.
Dolores M. Bauer, 67 of Oakdale, NE, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek, NE, surrounded by family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Neligh, NE. Interment will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery, Elgin, NE. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Dolores Marie Bauer, the second child of Phillip and Mildred (Hupp) Pelster, was born August 12, 1950 at Norfolk, NE. She attended grade school at Wheeler County School District #3 and grew up on the ranch west of Elgin, NE. She went to school at St. Boniface School and was a member of the first graduating class of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School in 1968. She went to Bergan Mercy School of Radiologic Technology in Omaha, NE and following graduation in 1970, she worked at Bergan Mercy Hospital.
On January 8, 1972, Dodi married Donald S. Bauer at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. They made their home on a farm northwest of Elgin, NE and later on a farm near Oakdale, NE. Along with raising their four children, Dodi worked as a radiologic technologist at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh and Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Dodi was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and St. Francis Rosary Sodality. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, sewing, crocheting, cooking and baking. Her famous apple pies will always be remembered, but never duplicated. Most of all, she loved her family, spending much of her free time with her children and grandchildren.
Dodi is survived by her husband Don of Oakdale; four children: Terry (Mary) Bauer of Elgin; Krista (Robert) Demo of Fennimore, WI; Lori (James) Saville of Omaha; Scott (Keli) Bauer of Phillips; 13 grandchildren: Trenton, Heather, Austin and Natalie Bauer, Corbin and Brogan Demo, Landon, Colson and Gavin Saville, Anna, Ava, Stella and Maxton Bauer; nine siblings: JoAnn (Jim) Penne of Oakdale; Bonnie (Gary) Dinslage of Elgin; Phyllis (Dennis) Cleveland of Plainview; Bob (Janice) Pelster of Bartlett; Denny (Judy) Pelster of Burwell; Jeanine (Kurt) Saner of Dunning; Jeanette (Dave) Henn of Elgin; Marcia (Bob) Redler of Milford; Ginni (Bill) Fangman of Raeville; along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Dodi was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Mildred.
Funeral services for Lanny Williby age 73 of Royal will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 2nd at the United Methodist Church in Orchard. Burial will be in the Royal Cemetery. Visitation for Lanny Williby will be from 6-8 P.M. on Sunday, July 1st at the United Methodist Church in Orchard. Lanny passed away June 29, 2018 at the Osmond General Hospital.
Funeral services for Neta Lee Jones, 80, of Elgin, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater with Pastor Toni Nolze, officiating.
Burial will be in the Clearwater Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Neta Lee passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Fatih Regional Hospital in Norfolk, NE.
Neta Lee Jones was born on July 16, 1937 to Fred and Evalena (Jefferies) Maben in Omaha, NE. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in O'Neill with the Class of 1954. After graduation she began her teaching career. On March 29, 1959 she was united in marriage to Jack Jones in Albion, NE. She went on to get her Teaching Degree from Wayne State College. Through the years she taught at several schools in the area. Jack and Neta Lee farmed southwest of Clearwater, where they raised their children. Neta Lee enjoyed reading, playing cards, golfing, and going to Jammin' at the Neligh Senior Center. She served on the Clearwater Public School Board and was a member of the Clearwater United Methodist Church where she would often play the organ.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Jones of Elgin, NE. Three children and five grandchildren: Rocky and Judy Jones of Geneva, NE, their children Thomas and Kati Jones, Connie Jones and fiance Cam Knopik, and Macy Jones. Daughter, Jody Jones of Phoenix, AZ. Son, Jack and Debbie Jones of Genoa, NE and their children Jaxson and Jed Jones. Sister-in-law Anneliese Maben.
Preceded in death by her parents; son, Thomas Jones; brother, Galen Maben; mother-in-law, Bernice Brown; father-in-law, Jack Jones; sister-in-law, Bette (Richard) Brandt.
Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
Funeral Services for Alys A. Kruger age 87, of Clearwater will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater with Pastor Daniel Feusse, Officiating.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Burial will be at a later date.
Alys passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
Maegen Rene Amrine (Dahldrill) was born June 15, 1985. She attended school, and graduated from Swansboro High School. Maegen attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE majoring in psychology. Maegen had a passion for life and loved her children more than anything. She was very artistic and loved to write.
Maegen is survived by her fiance Chris Ziegenbein, son Dylan and daughters Josalynn and Adeline all of Pierce, NE. She is also survived by her parents David and Anita Amrine of Hubert, NC and Lauren Sheridan-Simonsen of Neligh, NE. Her brothers Tyler Amrine (Hubert, NC), Kyle Knievel (Omaha, NE) and Noah Knievel (Neligh, NE) and sister Taylor Knievel (Omaha). Maegen is also survived by her grandparents Bernice Sack (Jacksonville,NC) and Lyn and Dana Sheridan (Neligh, NE), numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in both North Carolina and Nebraska.
Funeral services are pending.
Margie Baum, 86, of Elgin, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 at her home, surrounded by family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface School, and Pope John School.
Rozella Margaret Baum, daughter of Russell and Catherine (Kerkman) Hoefer, was born November 9, 1931 on the family farm south of Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, attended St. Boniface Grade School and graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1949. She attended Wayne State College in Wayne, NE, receiving her Teaching Certificate in the summer of 1949, and continued her education through night classes and by correspondence. She taught school at the Horn School and at District #39 south west of Elgin from fall 1950 through spring 1953.
On December 30, 1952, Margie married Roman John Baum at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. They made their home on the farm southwest of Elgin, where they lived, farmed and raised their nine children: James, Ruth, Pat, Nancy, Bruce, Anita, Tim, Mike and Lisa. After their children were raised, Margie worked several years as the Laundry Supervisor at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, NE.Margie was active in her church and community as a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church, member and president of St. Boniface Christian Mothers, St Boniface Choir, Circle Leader for St. Boniface Altar Society, Rosary Block Group, VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary, and Elgin Community Center Board Member.
Her family and music were big parts of Margie’s life. She delighted in her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and their visits and photos brought a smile to her. One way she supported her grandchildren was by attending many of their musical performances and sporting events.
She inspired her children, encouraging them and passing down her love of music to them. She and Roman often played and sang traditional music and old country music: Margie on the piano and Roman on his guitar while the family joined in singing and/or playing drums and strumming Grandpa Baum’s four-string banjo. She and Roman enjoyed the many dances they attended throughout their over 49 years of marriage. A busy farm wife, she found time to teach each of her daughters, as well as other neighborhood pupils, the basics of the piano. Margie’s children were proud of the fact that their mom was the pianist for all of the District #97 Country School’s Christmas programs.
Margie was never without a book in her hands, especially non-fiction and history books, and she instilled that passion for reading in many of her children: Saturday trips to the Elgin Library occurred weekly. Margie often crocheted and quilted and enjoyed gardening, especially flowers. She raised a huge garden from which she canned the family’s vegetables for each winter. She was also active with the farming operation and helped in the field and with the livestock. Margie was a devout Roman Catholic, observing its rituals, customs and practices. She was a sports fan and loved board games: she was an avid baseball fan, never missed Jeopardy, and enjoyed Scrabble, puzzles, and card games, especially with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: James (Mary) Baum of Elgin, NE; Ruth Vacha of Norfolk, NE; Pat (Bonnie) Baum of Albion, NE; Nancy Baum (Kursat Guzey) of North Richland Hills, TX; Bruce Baum of Elgin, NE; Anita (Larry) Vacha of Wahoo, NE; Tim (Kim) Baum of Elizabeth, CO; Mike (Anna) Baum of Mullen, NE; Lisa (Kevin) Thiele of Wahoo, NE; 15 granddaughters; four grandsons; eight great-granddaughters; six great-grandsons; a sister Lois (Bill) Williams) of Sun Lakes, AZ; a brother-in-law Bob Medcalf of Neligh, NE; two sisters-in-law: Charlotte Hoefer and Juan Hoefer, both of Elgin, NE; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Margie was preceded in death by her husband Roman; parents Catherine and Russell; sisters Mary Kay Medcalf and Regina Smith; brothers John, Leonard and Paul; grandchildren Dana, Clinton, Baylie and Trevor Jerome, and son-in-law Vincent Vacha.
Private family Celebration of Life and Inurnment for Ronald Helmer, 90, of Neligh will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018 and inurnment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Public visitation will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Ron passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Neligh. Beyer Snider Memorial is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be directed to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com.
Ronald Lee Helmer was born on September 1, 1927, to Jake and Nettie (Spjut) Helmer, graduated from Royal High School, and immediately entered the Seabees, serving in the south Pacific. Upon his return, became engaged and married Lois (Mickey) McDaniel and the two celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on December 27, 2017. After a short stint in farming, he entered into construction, eventually forming Helmer’s Home Improvement Construction Company, designing, building and remodeling homes in Neligh and the surrounding area. He and his wife then purchased Binkerd’s Furniture, and for the next twenty years worked side by side in Helmer’s Home Furnishings until their retirement in the mid 1990’s. Next to spending time with his family, Ronald was a passionate fisherman, fishing the lakes throughout the United States and Canada. He also enjoyed working in his lawn, his poker club, golf, writing, painting, sculpting, singing, and his tie spent dancing and traveling with his soul mate Mickey. He served on the Neligh Volunteer Fire Department, the United Methodist Church Council, and Neligh Jaycees, and was a three term elected city councilman where he served as president all three terms. He was a lifetime member of the Neligh Legion.
Ronald is survived by his wife, daughters Vicki (Gary) Cotton of Morrill, Nebraska and Cheri (Roger) Helmer-Reinsche of Omaha, Nebraska. Three grandchildren, Michelle Cotton Harriger and finance Troy Eisenhauer of West Point, Nicole Cotton Talavat (Chris) of Kearney, Bob Cotton and special friend Clay Obrigewitch of Merri Island, Florida, eight great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, brother-in-law Lon (Audrey) McDaniel of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Larry (Gwen) McDaniel of Titusville, Florida, sister-in-laws Mayra Helmer of Fairbanks, Alaska, Helen McDaniel of Denver, Colorado, nieces and nephews, and host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Leonard and Blanche McDaniel, brother-in-law Lloyd McDaniel, and siblings, Clara Helmer-Danielson, Danny Helmer, Terry Helmer, and nephew Johnny Helmer.
Funeral services for Vella Escritt, 85, of Neligh, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh with Pastor Robert Moore, officiating.
Burial will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. Vella passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com.
Vella Escritt was born on November 17, 1932 to Walter and Effie (Neibuhr) Downs in Oakdale, Nebraska. She attended school in Oakdale and graduated from Oakdale High School with the Class of 1950. On April 15, 1951 she was united in marriage to Bernard Escritt in Smith Center, Kansas. She worked on the farm, Imperial Steakhouse, and Cabin Bottle Shop. She enjoyed camping, Nebraska Football, gambling, and spending time with grandkids; especially seeing them on Halloween. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Oakdale.
She is survived by her daughters: Bev Howell and Richard Stolley of Woodbine, IA and Vicky Carstens and Art Sehi of Oakdale, NE, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandkids and brother, Everett Downs of Mulberry, FL.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Allan; grandson, Bradley Hanlin; brother, Raymond, two son-in-laws, Mark Carstens and Steve Howell and sister-in-law, Irene Downs.
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