Funeral services for Sandra Clarkson, age 77, of Neligh, NE will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at St. Francis Church in Neligh with Father Pat Nields, officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery at Neligh, NE. Visitation will be 5:00 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2018 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. Sandra passed away peacefully in her sleep October 13, 2018 after a battle with cancer at the Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Sandra Lee Clarkson was born on August 19, 1941 at Wayne, Ne to Harry F. and Elsie (Wert) Kay. She was baptized April 5, 1950 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church. Confirmed May 29, 1955. On August 4, 1960 she was united in marriage to Keith Clarkson and later divorced. She and Keith owned and operated several newspapers. She moved to Neligh in 1983, she worked at Neligh News and Leader for many years.
Survivors are Sally (LeRoy) Clarkson of Neligh, NE, Gene (Bev) Kay of Columbus, NE, Linda (Larry) Anderson of Wakefield, NE, Roger Kay of Wayne, NE, Barbara Kay of Omaha, NE, and Mary (Gerald) Stalling of Wayne, NE, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by her parents and close friend Freddie Schindler.
Private family inurnment for Herman Brothers, age 76, of Neligh, will be at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh is handling the arrangements. Herman passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Herman Bruce Brothers was born June 11, 1942 at Ebensburg, PA to Walter and Aletha (Jones) Brothers. He attended school at Ebensburg until his family moved to Edinburg, Indiana where he graduated from high school in 1960. After graduation he attended Nebraska Christian College at Norfolk,NE. On November 28, 1964 Herman was united in marriage to Karen Moore at the Nebraska Christian College Chapel in Norfolk to this union one daughter was born Lori Brothers. In 1966 he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was discharged in 1970. After his discharge he lived in Neligh, NE and worked various jobs in the area. On December 14, 1984 he was united in marriage to Arlene (Velder) Moore at Neligh. To this union one sone was born, Michael Brothers. Herman worked at Blackburn Manufacturing until his retirement. He enjoyed wood working but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Herman is survived by his wife, arlene. daughter, Lori Brothers, of Deadwood, SD, son Michael Brothers of Lincoln, NE, step-son Cody (Lisa) Moore of Helendale, CA. Grandsons, Tyler Brothers and Dillon Burns of Deadwood, SD. Step-grandchildren, Samantha, Sasha and Sean Moore of Helendale, CA. Niece, Freda (Gary) Walters of Turkey, NC. Great Niece, Lindsey (Jason) Brewer of Turkey, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
LaVern C. “Toby” Jochum, 94, of Elgin, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Neligh Care and Rehab Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2018 at St. Boniface Church in NE, with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Committal services will follow in the parish cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin, NE. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the church, with a 6:00 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
LaVern “Toby” Charles Jochum, son of Leo and Rose (Rotert) Jochum was born July 8, 1924 on the family farm west of Raeville. Toby passed away on October 4, 2018 at the Neligh Care and Rehab center at the age of 94 years old.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville. He attended school at District 16, Sunny Side School and St. Bonaventure in Raeville. Toby joined the army in May 1945, serving in World War II with the Military Police. After returning home he returned to farming and raising cattle and hogs up until his retirement. He was a member of the St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville. He served as a trustee and was on the Parish Council. He belonged to the American Legion Post 334 and Post 229 for 72 years, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Elgin. He was commissioned an admiral in the Navy by Norbert Theiman on this 80th birthday. Toby loved being a farmer, so much you would consider his job his hobby. When he wasn’t farming, he loved to fish, go for drives and playing cards in several card clubs with friends.
On February 3, 1948, Toby married LuVerna Heithoff. They shared the same anniversary as Toby’s parents and grandparents. To this union, five children were born: Ron, Linda, Dave, Sharon and Sandi. Toby was a proud grandparent to six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Toby and LuVerna celebrated 65 years of marriage.
Survivors include sons and son-in-law: Ron Jochum of Lincoln, Roger Dinslage of Omaha; Dave (Pam) Jochum of Elgin; daughters: Sharon of Omaha; Sandi (Shonn) Marker of Kearney. He is also survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren: Jarid, Heather, Amanda, Ann, Brittney, Lauren, Alex, Ashley, Jasmin, Andrew, Anthony, Brooklyn, Aubrey, Aaron, and Riley; brothers: Leo (June) Jochum of Norfolk; Darrell (Lynn) of St. Joseph, Missouri; brother-in-laws: Delbert (Avis) Heithoff and Harold Heithoff; along with several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He was proceeded in death by his wife, LuVerna; daughter Linda; parents Leo and Rose Jochum; brothers Delmar and James; parents-in-law Rudy and Theresa Heithoff; sisters-in-law: Donna Stuhr, Myra Heithoff, Vera Heithoff, Delores Pelster; brother-in-law Joe Pelster, and niece Janet Abler.
Funeral Services for Ronald D. WIllers, Sr., age 85, of Neligh, NE will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Neligh United Methodist Church with Pastor Bruce Phillips, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Wayne, NE with Military Rites. Visitation will be 5:00 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. Ron passed away September 21, 2018 in Tilden, NE. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Dallas Willers, Sr. was born on January 5, 1933 to Elmer and Rachel (Heineman) Willers at Cuming County, Nebraska. He attended country schools through 8th grade. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on February 26, 1952 at Omaha, NE and was discharged on May 27, 1960 from Loring Air Force Base in Maine. He went into Trade College at Santa Rosa Jr. College. On March 17, 1961 was united in marriage to Dorothy Thompson at Williams, CA. They moved to Nebraska 1982. He enjoyed fishing and doing mechanical work on cars and lawn mowers. He was a member of the Clearwater American Legion Post #267.
Survived by his children: Catherine and Galen Niehues of Rushville, NE, Ronald Jr. and Shellie Willers of Norfolk, NE, and Penny and William Kiehl of Tilden, NE. 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Brothers and sisters: Sylvia McAuliffe of Schuyler, NE, Larry and Carol Willers of Wayne, NE, Irene Fielder of Buda, TX, and Randy and Valerie Willers of Jackson, NE.
Preceded in death by parents; wife; and sisters, Barbara Forth and Betty Rice; nieces and nephews.
Michael Anthony Peetz, 62, entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 14, 2018. First and foremost, Michael was the beloved husband of Joni Hughes Peetz and the father of two daughters whom he adored, Alexa Berry and Caroline Peetz of St. Louis. Michael was a devoted family man and especially enjoyed attending Alexa and Caroline’s dance performances and school activities.
Michael is the son of Dr. Dwaine Peetz and the late Mildred Bauman. He was born in Neligh, Nebraska, where he was one of nine children. Michael cherished the memories of working on the farm, backyard family carnivals, and playing a variety of sports, with wrestling being his favorite. Michael was also a great storyteller and the life of the party. He was a lifelong sports fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Creighton Blue Jays, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Michael received his undergraduate degree in Economics from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He later earned his Juris Doctorate at Creighton Law School. Michael was a member of the Missouri Bar, and established the Peetz Law Firm in Chesterfield where he enjoyed working with a network of solo practitioners which led to long-lasting friendships with his clients and fellow colleagues.
Survivors include his wife, Joni Peetz, daughters Alexa (David) Berry and Caroline (Peter Jochens) Peetz; father, Dr. Dwaine (Carmen) Peetz, siblings: Susie (Del) Ames, Dwaine (Cathy) Peetz, Jr., Frosty (Melanie) Peetz, Thomas (Carolyn) Peetz, Candy Pelster, Kristi (Gerald) Zimmer, Stephanie (David) Scott, and Katie (Mike) Thiele; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his mother Mildred Bauman, stepfather James Bauman, and nephew Jesse Peetz.
Services: Wake at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road, Ballwin 63021, on Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2-6 p.m.
Mass at Ascension Catholic Church, 230 Santa Maria Drive, Chesterfield 63005, on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration or the Alzheimer's Association. Friends may sign the family’s on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.
Terry Keith Held was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on September 2nd, 2018.
He passed away at his home at Lake Ericson, Nebraska surrounded by his loved ones. Terry was born on March 6th, 1950 to Keith and LaVonne (Weyers) Held in Burwell, Nebraska.
He spent his childhood in Ericson and graduated from Wheeler County High School in 1968 and from the University of Nebraska with his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1971. On June 14, 1969 he married Kathy Clouse and together were blessed with three children, Jason, Matt and Heidi. Early on, Terry was an Ag teacher, plumber, electrician, farmer, and eventually found his passion as a Real Estate Broker and Farm Manager. He had owned and operated Cabin Realty and Ag Services for the last 30 years. Terry spent his adult life in the Ericson, Neligh and Verdigre areas where he was known as a kind and generous man full of wisdom and adventure. He found joy in spending time with his friends and family, traveling and helping others. On September 23rd, 2012, Terry married Linda Kittisinthana. They spent their six years together taking many adventures and enjoying a happy life in Ericson.
Terry is survived by his wife Linda Held; children Jason (Sophia Sierks) Held of Atkinson, Nebraska., Matt (Elizabeth Nutter) Held of Clovis, California, and Heidi Bitney of Norfolk, Nebraska.; 8 grandchildren, Bryce, Chloe, Gracie, Zach, Ella, Tyla, Livia, and Maddie; a sister Judy (Norm) Mieth of Norfolk, Nebraska.; a brother Dean (Sandy Ernst) Held of Stockham, Nebraska, and numerous special nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held at Clear Creek Lodge near Bartlett, Nebraska on Sunday, September 9th at 1 pm with Pastor Alison Rook assisting family with the celebration. (Clear Creek Lodge is 4 miles south of Bartlett and 2 ½ miles west on 828th Road)
Funeral services for Fredrick Ritter, age 95, of Tilden, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Peace United Church of Christ in Tilden. Pastor Theta Dame will officiate, with burial in Tilden City Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7603, American Legion Post 170, and American Legion Riders.
Visitation will be Friday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Fredrick died Sunday, September 2, 2018, at Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek, Nebraska.
Fredrick Milan Ritter was born February 24, 1923, the son of Fred Ritter Jr. and Ella (Clausen) Ritter. He was born on the family farm near Tilden, where his grandparents settled when they came to America from Switzerland in 1893. He grew to manhood on this farm, which later became the place where he worked, raised his family, and lived until ill health forced a change in the last two years.
Fredrick attended rural School District 34 through eighth grade, and later attended Tilden High School, graduating with the class of 1940. He was a lifetime member of Peace United Church of Christ in Tilden, being baptized, confirmed and married in this church, which at the time was known as Peace Evangelical and Reformed. He was a faithful member of the choir and served on the consistory.
One of Fredrick's strongest passions in life was music. He sang in the Peace choir from the time immediately following his confirmation until the age of 86. He was also a original member of the Peace Church Men's Quartet, which was formed following the war. This quartet sang for funerals at the church and in the community. The quartet is still singing, with his sons, nephew and good friends as members. This musical legacy has traveled throughout the area and the world, as past members have gone on to teach and make music in many communities.
Fredrick was inducted into the navy on May 20, 1944, serving in the South Pacific during WWII. He went to boot camp in Farragut, Idaho, and was stationed aboard the USS Cinnabar, a supply barge, which went aground at Baten Ko, Okinawa during Typhoon Louise. He was honorably discharged on May 26, 1946.
Fredrick married Clara Ahlers on August 8, 1948. They were blessed with four children. Three of their children became music teachers, and the fourth remains on the family farm as the fourth generation farmer.
Fredrick was active in the community, serving for many years on the school board of District 17 and the rural fire board for 29 years. The family received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award in 1993 for having the farm in the family for 100 years. His hobbies included playing horseshoe, for which he received numerous trophies, collecting stamps, coins, and arrowheads, playing piano and singing and following Husker football. He enjoyed travel, and had visited every state with his original family before he graduated from high school, and later again with his wife. He took his children camping in the western U.S. and toured Europe with cousins, Patsy and Scott Moore.
Fredrick is survived by his wife of 70 years, Clara; his daughter, Patricia; his sons, Fredrick and wife Becky of Columbus, Duane and wife, Amy of Tilden and Dale and wife, Kimberly of Alma. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Louise Prevo and Eleanor Fields and Emma Irene in infancy; and son-in-law, James Miller.
Don Henkenius, 86, of Elgin, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin, NE. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
John Donald Henkenius, son of William and Irene Catherine (Kuester) Henkenius, was born August 14, 1932 on the family’s farm west of Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, attended St. Boniface School through the ninth grade and received his High School Diploma at a Veteran’s Day Program from Elgin High School in 2001. He entered the United States Army on February 4, 1953 and served until being honorably discharged on January 26, 1955 with the rank of Corporal.
On October 12, 1955, Don married Shirley Ann Sehi at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater, NE. The couple made their home southeast of Elgin until moving to rural Clearwater, where Don farmed until he suffered a heart attack in 1966. They moved to Elgin and Don bartended at Pines Bar and worked as a janitor at Elgin Public School until his retirement in 1997.
Don was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church and a member of VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gambling and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Henkenius of Elgin; sons: Larry Henkenius and Don Jr. (Jen) Henkenius, both of Elgin; daughters, Patricia (Duane) Ohlrich of Columbus, Linda (John) Nadolski of Valentine, Mary (Bob) Bauer of Elgin, Diane (Kasey) Landers of Abilene, KS and Janet (Bert) Dozler of Elgin; daughter-in-law Brenda Henkenius Towns of Giltner; 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren with two on the way, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Edward and daughter Sharon; sister Donna McGrath and husband Charlie; and an infant sister.
Funeral services for Luella M. Stelling age 96 of Battle Creek, NE were at 10:30 am Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh with Pastor Kuhfal, Officiating. Music was provided by Bonnie Reinke , Organist and the grandsons, Ty, Ryan, Ross, Jay Stelling. sang. Burial was in Orchard Hill Cemetery in Orchard, NE. With Military Rites by Creighton American Legion Post #74 and VFW #1151. Pallbearers were Grandsons, Troy Stelling, Ty Stelling, Ryan Stelling, Ross Stelling, Brent Stelling, Jay Stelling, Brandon Stelling, and Grant Stelling. Honorary Pallbearers were Granddaughters, Tracy Westrom, Amy Olson, Spouses, Kristen Stelling, Angela Stelling, Kelly Stelling, Miriam Stelling, Marie Stelling, Colette Stelling, Jackie Stelling, Michaela Stelling, Bill Westrom, and John Olson. Visitation was from 4 - 8 p.m. Monday, September 3, 2018 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh.
Luella Maxine Nelson was born to Alfred and Edith Mae (Cunningham) Nelson on September 27, 1921 on a farm south of Pierce, NE. The family later moved to Orchard, NE where Luella graduated from Orchard Public School with the class of 1939.
She attended Wayne State College for one year and taught school for three years in District 102 south of Orchard. On August 7, 1943 she married Gilbert Stelling in Coffeyville, KS where they lived for 15 months. Luella was baptized & confirmed on April 21, 1944 at St. Paul's in Coffeeville, KS. They moved back to Nebraska in 1946 and lived southeast of Orchard. In 1962, they purchased a farm eight miles northeast of Royal and lived there for 45 years.
Luella was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church of Neligh where she taught Sunday School and belonged to Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Help-U-Club of Brunswick for many years.
Four sons were born to this union, Arnold, Bradley, Roger, and Alfred. She enjoyed quilt making, crocheting, flowers, gardening, and writing thousands of letters to whoever she knew.
Survivors include sons, Arnold of Yankton, SD, Bradley and Jody of York, NE, Roger and Connie of Plainview, NE, and Alfred and Janell of Neligh, NE; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren with another due in the fall; sister-in-law, Gertie Stelling.
She was preceded in death by husband, Gilbert, parents, infant sister, daughter-in-law, Shirley Stelling, brother, Marvin and sister-in-law, Edna Nelson, brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard and Alma Stelling, Bennett Stelling, and Norman and Ardis Gehrke.
Funeral service for Nadine F. Dredge, age 78, of Neligh will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 30, at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater with Pastor Kuhfal officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. August 29, 2018 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Burial will be at a later date. Nadine passed away at her home on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Nadine Fedilis (Rice) Dredge was born on August 4, 1940 to Henry “Hank” and Helen (Reefe) Rice at Royal, Nebraska. She grew up in the Royal and Clearwater area. She graduated with the Class of 1957 from Clearwater High School. On June 29, 1959 she was united in marriage to Lyle D. Dredge at Clearwater, NE. They made their home north of Neligh for 53 years by each others side. She helped Lyle with the farming, milking cows, planting, and haying and whatever needed to be done. She enjoyed taking vacations, seeing her kids and grandkids, playing cards and going gambling.
Survived by her husband, Lyle. Her children: Gwen (Gene) Schilousky of St. Paul, NE, Pam (Roger) Wells of Randolph, NE, Gaylen Dredge of Neligh, NE, LuAnn Dredge of Osceola, NE, and Wanda (Darek) Hoefener of Overton, NE. 20 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Brothers, Bob (Louise) Pick of Ogallala, NE, and Mike (Cindy) Rice of Neligh, NE. Sister-in-laws, Bev Rice of Silvis, IL, Marla Rice of California, and Dorothy Jones of Neligh, NE. Many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Preceded in death by parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews, great grandkids, and cousins.
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