Funeral services for Claus “Bud” C. Knuth, Jr., age 88, of Royal, Nebraska will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton, Nebraska. Pastor Milana Joseph will officiate, with burial in the Orchard Hill Cemetery in Orchard, Nebraska.
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 Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton.
Bud died Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Avera Creighton Care Centre.
Claus Carl “Bud” Knuth was born March 4, 1930, on the family farm to Claus and Adelheid (Kiihne) Knuth. Bud was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church Creighton, Nebraska. He was confirmed October 15th of 1944, and his bible verse was Isaiah 43:1. He grew up working on the farm and attended country school District #54 and some high school at Creighton. On February 3, 1949, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Army. He was a US Army Sargent and was placed on reserves in 1950, receiving an Honorable Discharge in May of 1953.
Bud and Maylo Wilton were united in marriage October 12, 1952, at Park Congregational Church by Elgin, Nebraska. They moved to Bud’s family farm by Royal. Together they purchased the farm from Bud’s father. Bud and Maylo worked together on the farm for as long as they were able. Three children were born to their union, Timothy Mark, Jill Diane, and Sonya Kay.
Bud enjoyed farming with his family and spent many years working side by side with his son. His adventurous nature led him and Maylo to enjoy several new experiences. They took up snow skiing, water skiing, square dancing, and ballroom dancing. They traveled throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Bud also took flying lessons and obtained his private pilot’s license. He soon bought a two-seat Cessna plane that he kept on his farm. The farm provided a half-mile long driveway which Bud used as his private airstrip. Bud was a very generous person who was known for giving people free airplane rides as he enjoyed sharing his love of flying with others.
Bud was a member of the Farm Bureau and Nebraska Natural Resource District for several years. He was a very active member of Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed teaching Sunday School. He also volunteered time with the Christian farms program. Bud participated in several mission trips to Mexico and Jamaica to build churches. As he aged, his travels moved closer to home and he focused on family activities such as his grandson’s ball games and socializing with friends. Bud loved to call up friends and make plans to go out to eat or go dancing. He also volunteered time with the hospice program. Bud had an irresistible sense of humor and always a joke ready to share with others. He was a kind-hearted man who loved his family and was very proud of them. At the end of his life visits from his family were his greatest treasure.
Bud was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Mark; his parents; Claus and Aidelhide Knuth; parents in-law, Paul and Gertrude Wilton; brothers, Kermit Knuth and Lyle Knuth; brother in-law, Warren Wilton; sister, Helen (Perry) Adams; and sister-in-law, Amy Knuth.
Survivors include his wife, Maylo Knuth; daughter-in-law, Connie Knuth; daughters, Jill (Jay) Fuchtman and Sonya (Jason) Simons; seven grandchildren and spouses, Jeremy (Michele) Knuth, Angie (Tim) Goldsberry, Gina (Michael) Moser, Blake Fuchtman, Adam Fuchtman, Ean Stacken, and Levi Stacken; step-grandchildren, Ashley Hof, Tristan Simons, and Kali Simons; seven great grandchildren, Sofia and Henry Knuth, Turner and Noah Goldsberry, Elizabeth, Lilly, and James Moser; five sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews.
Melvina R. “Dodi” Mack, 78 of Elgin, NE, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at her home in Elgin, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Interment will follow at the Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, NE. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. wake service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.
Melvina Rae “Dodi” Mack, daughter of Harold “Johnny” Tierney and Lavaugne “Lou” (Wheeler) Tierney McKay was born on April 24, 1940 at Arcata, California. She attended Elgin Public School and was baptized into St. Boniface Church, July 1957.
On March 2, 1957 Dodi was united in marriage to Brian T. Mack at Ararillo, TX. The couple lived at Sunny Mead, CA until 1960 when they moved to Elgin where they raised their two sons Randy and Rod.
Dodi painted and cleaned homes while raising her family and on into later years. She also enjoyed bowling with her sisters, Wednesday card club with friends, fishing and black powder rendezvous and helping in the body shop with her husband Brian. Her passion for the community led her to the VFW Legion Auxiliary, Christian Mothers, Red Hatters, Antelope County Election Board, and an incredible commitment to the Community Center as a board member. All duties aside, Dodi loved most her family and their shopping get togethers!
Dodi is survived by her husband of 61 years Brian of Elgin, NE; two sons: Randy of Elgin, NE; Rod (Lisa) of Selma, TX; five grandchildren: Chris Mack of Orchard, NE; Jessi (Jeremy) Woslager of Clearwater, NE; Dylan (Randi) Mack of Royal, NE; Casey (Jenna) Mack of The Woodlands, TX; and Aaron Mack of Austin, TX; nine great-grandchildren: Lane and Faith Woslager; Synclare, Jozlynne, Elwood, Carson, McKenna, Raegann, and Lincoln Mack; one great-great granddaughter Ansley Tomjack; two sisters: Donna Iburg and family of Petersburg, NE; Vicki (Duane) Miller and family of Elgin, NE; brother-in-law Terry Reisinger of Grass Valley, CA; sister-in-law Judy Brown of Sacramento, CA; along with many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Ron Tierney.
Funeral Services for Dale "Buzz" Bragg, age 84 of Neligh will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh with Pastor Bruce Phillips, officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home. Buzz passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018. Condolences maybe directed to family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com.
Dale Bragg was born on November 14, 1934 to Gerald “Pat” and Alice (Colby) Bragg at Greeley, Nebraska. He graduated from Oakdale Public with the Class of 1953. On February 14, 1954 he was united in marriage to June Schrader at Methodist Church in Neligh. Buzz started working in the service/parts at Contois at a very young age and then retired from there on December 1, 1996. He loved sport; but his favorites were golf, Nebraska football, and town team baseball. He was a member of Neligh Methodist church.
Survived by his wife, June. son, Rodney Dale and wife, Leslie Bragg of Redmond, WA. Grandchildren: Megan, J. Hogeland, John Edwin Abram Wilde. Great grandchildren, Aiden Isaac Wilde, Ariya Julann Hogeland.
Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Julann Kay Wilde; sisters: Maxine and Sylvia.
Memorial services for Harlan D. Frazier, age 92, of Neligh, NE, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at Neligh United Methodist Church in Neligh, NE with Pastor Bruce Phillips, Officiating. Burial will be at Clearwater Cemetery in Clearwater, NE. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh.
Harlan passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Omaha. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be directed to family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com
Harlan David Frazier was the second of three children born to Maurice and Maude Frazier, at Arma, Kansas on January 11, 1926. He attended Kansas State College for two years, then entered the United States Air Force for four years, training to be a pilot until the was ended in 1945. He would return to Kansas University to graduate with a B.S. in accounting two years later. During this time, Harlan met the love of his life, LaVonne E. Mummert of Clearwater, NE and they married on December 27, 1953. LaVonne passed away May 5, 2005. After marriage, Harlan worked for Merril Lynch for two years, then Tension Envelope Corporation in Kansas City, MI for approximately 25 years as head accountant. He later pursued his own business in Nebraska City for six years in retail. He then moved to Neligh, to work with Leon McCoy as an accountant and tax preparer where he later retired. Harlan’s hobbies included family, yard work, gardening, and barbecuing.
Harlan is survived by his two sons, Gary of Omaha, NE and David and his wife Judy of Greeley, CO, three grandsons: Chad, wife Leah; Curtis, wife Dorina; Todd. Two great grandchildren, Addison and Joshua.
Harlan was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post of Neligh. He was a 50 plus year member of the Girard Lodge #93 of AF and AM of Kansas (Masons) and a lifetime member of the Kansas University Alumni Association.
Helen M. Neukirch, 94 of Elgin, NE, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society-Millard, Omaha, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral Services for Omer J. Hoffman, age 97, of Clearwater, NE, were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Clearwater, NE with Father John Norman and Father James Kramper, Officiating. Music was provided by Carol Thiele and St. Theresa’s Choir. Burial was at St. Theresa’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mara Troup, Nicholas Hoffman, Patrick Hoffman, Mendie Welu, Alexandra Vogt, and Dimitry Troup. Honorary Pallbearers were Bryce Barr, Shane Krebs, Marvin Domina, John Knievel, Steve Brune, and Tom Hruska. Visitation was 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and Wake at 7:00 p.m. Omer passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at his home. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be directed to family at snidermemorialfh.com
Memorials may be directed to Clearwater Fire and Rescue and Antelope Memorial Hospital.
Omer James Hoffman was born to Victor and Mayme (Kandyba) Hoffman at Neligh, Nebraska on August 2, 1921. He attended country school and graduated from Neligh High School with the Class of 1939. On June 20, 1946 he married his life partner Joan (Albright) Hoffman in Colorado. To this union a daughter, Mary Hollis (Holly) and son, Gregory were born. He spent the next 80 years nurturing, stewarding, and loving the land known as Lazy Horseshoe Ranch, in the Elkhorn Valley of Antelope County Nebraska. From nearly a fenceless desert, Omer transformed the land into a productive and beautiful grassland. Fiercely independent, he weathered multiple storms, pulled many a calf and calmed dozens of would-be broncs.
Along with managing a cow-calf herd, he was one of the irrigation pioneers of Northeast Nebraska, selling Valley Irrigation systems for Mid Nebraska Irrigation for twenty years. He was a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Board of Directors at NNTC and St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed family, soil and water preservation, fishing, hunting and politics.
Survived by his wife, Joan. Daughter, Mary Hollis (Holly) of Clearwater, NE and son Gregory and Mary Jo Hoffman of Sioux City, IA. Six grandchildren, Dimitry and Justine Troup; Alexandra and Carsten Vogt all of Germany; Mendie Jo and Jordon Welu of Boston, MA; Patrick and Cathy Garst-Hoffman of Bozeman, MT; Nicholas and Brittany Hoffman of Ord, NE; Mara Troup of Chicago, IL; and six great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents. Brothers, Joseph and Nora Hoffman, Edward and Evelyn Hoffman, Robert and Cynthia Hoffman, Fredrick and Helen Hoffman, Raymond and Anne Hoffman, and Leonard and Marie Hoffman.
David Clark, age 66, of Bennington, Neb. passed away on Nov. 17, 2018.
His visitation has been set for Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bennington. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bennington with graveside services on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Woodbine Cemetery. Hadan-Golden-Reichmuth Mortuary in Bennington is handling arrangements.
The former mayor of Bennington, he is survived by wife Dalene “Dee;” children Timothy and Kerry Clark of Bennington and Jennifer and Cory Furstenau of Neligh, NE; and grandchildren Caleb and Cloie Clark and Dylan, Tyler, Lane and Luke Furstenau.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bennington Community Foundation for Scholarships.
Funeral services for Dolores DePeel, age 88, of Brunswick will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 19, at the Brunswick Community Church. Visitation will be from 3-5 P.M. Sunday at the Brunswick Community Church. Visitation will also be held Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service Time. Burial will be in the Clearwater City Cemetery. Dolores passed away in Brunswick on November 14, 2018. Ashburn Funeral Home in Plainview are in charge of arrangements.
Dolores Maxine (Meyer) DePeel was born December 25, 1929 at Orchard, Ne., the youngest child of William "Bill" and Mabel (Brandt) Meyer. She attended rural school in District #37 north of Royal and graduated from Creighton High School with the class of 1947.
On February 19, 1948 she was married to Mearl DePeel at the home of her mother.
Mearl and Dolores lived and worked on farms in the Royal/Orchard area before moving to Plainview in 1957. In 1963 they bought the Brunswick Locker and moved to Brunswick. She helped at the Locker until it closed, and was a news correspondent for area newspapers for many years, first typing on an old manual typewriter, before moving on to an electric machine, and finally a computer. She was active in the Brunswick Community Club, Evening Missionary Fellowship of the Brunswick Community Church, and was a church musician for many years.
While raising their 5 children they had large gardens, spent time fishing, and in later years she enjoyed traveling and working crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years Mearl, and children Ardith (Don) Carr of Elgin, Merlin of Omaha, Roxie (David) Boschult of Neligh, Willetta (Steve) Lindsay of Oakdale, and Arlyn (Jalene) of Lincoln, 8 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, 4 Step-great grandchildren, her sister Wilma Morrison of Tilden, sister-in-law Betty Meyer of Lincoln, and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents William and Mabel Meyer, In-laws Millard and Jennie DePeel, brothers Charley, Bernard, and Lester Meyer.
Mary Lou (Sovereign) Eley, age 84, died Thursday, November 1, 2018, at Bryan Hospital, Lincoln, NE.
She was born May 25, 1934 in Royal, NE, to Cecil and Edith Sovereign. She attended Royal School all 12 grades. Mary was united in marriage to Gilbert B. Eley on February 16, 1951, in Orchard, NE. After helping work on the farm for five years, she moved with Gib to Lincoln with one son and three daughters in 1956. Mary worked at Pershing Auditorium then helped Gib with Marshall Field Enterprises for 17 years while raising her family. Mary started working for Woods Bros. Realty, for many years with her husband as a realtor.
Mary served on many committees for local and state real estate associations. She was the first recipient of the Equal Opportunity Award in 2002 for the Realtors Association of Lincoln. Mary was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church, supported the Lincoln Community Playhouse, was active with the Republican Party, was part of the Welcome Wagon, loved Nebraska football, enjoyed their cabin on the lake, setting up for antique shows & flea markets, entertaining and being surrounded by her family and friends. She could play a mean game of Carbols and could play with the best in pinochle. Mary and Gib enjoyed traveling and in their later years wintering in Mesa, AZ.
Survivors include daughters Marcia (Phil) Brewer, Deborah Kennell and Julia (James) Harbols; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, brother Clifford(Elaine)Sovereign, sister-in-law Sharon Sovereign, brother and sister-in-law John (Aletha) Eley, one foster son Fred Orduna and many special nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Gilbert B Eley, son Michael L Eley, parents Cecil and Edith Sovereign, brother Gordon Sovereign, sister Nona (Sovereign) and brother Timothy Nelson, two nephews Patrick and Timothy Nelson and sister and brother-in-law Violet(Eley) and Lionel Gibbs.
Visitation is Monday, November 5 at Butherus, Maser and Love, 4040 A St. in Lincoln, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial Services at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 6 at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Light luncheon to follow. Internment at Orchard Hills Cemetery, Orchard, NE, November 6, at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Please direct memorials to Lincoln City Mission or Wounded Warriors. Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.bmlfh.com.
Linda Keil died in the arms of her husband Richard, family, and her close friend on Friday, October 19, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Linda was born on January 17, 1946 in Orchard Nebraska to Homer and Clara Barton and graduated from Orchard High School.
Linda met and fell in love with her husband Richard Keil at the age of 16 and remained happily married to him her entire life.
Linda is survived by her husband Richard, Sister (Carole), Brother (Doug), four children (Michael, Michelle, Kelli, and Melinda), nine grandchildren (Becky, Bradley, Justin, Rachel, Jacob, Nathaniel, Kaylin, McKenna, and Carey), and four great-grandchildren (Preston, Layla,
Marlie, and Thomas).
Linda was the good in everything! She was modest, loving, selfless, and gave everything of herself to her family and friends and never wanted anything in return. She cared deeply for everyone she knew and lived her life for God and her family. She had the kindest heart of anyone we knew. Her actions and the incredible example she showed us are behaviors that should be emulated by all of us. She was the best wife, mother, and friend! There was no-one like her! She will always be our life, our love, and our angel.
Celebration of Life services will be held on November 11th, 2018 at 11 a.m. Intimate reception with family and close friends immediately following service.
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