Colfax Co., NE - 2003 Deaths (Leigh World) NEGenWeb Project
COLFAX COUNTY, NEBRASKA
2003 Deaths Reported in the Leigh World


KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS: b = born; d = daughter; s = son; m = married


ANDERL, Sterling L, 82: b Aug 10, 1920, David City; s of William F J Anderl-Pauline E Krueger; m Dorothy Hefti, Nov 2, 1944; s William H, Robert S, Richard C; died Apr 3, 2003, Fremont; burial Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Lincoln

BABCOCK, Rose, 98: b July 26, 1904, Schuyler; d of Frank Noha-Helen Severa; m Leonard Babcock, Feb 19, 1925; s Richard; died Mar 9, 2003, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

BALAK, Martha C, 93: b July 29, 1909, rural Heun area; d of Albert Lodi-Mary Brichacek; m William Balak, Sept 16, 1933; s William, Samuel J; died Apr 1, 2003, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

BEHNE, Lucille, 89: b Jan 7, 1914, Edinburg, Texas; d of Frank V Krska-Mary E Prochaska; m Louisa A Makovicka, Aug 21, 1934; m Henry Behne, Setp 10, 1971; s Ernest Makovicka, Eugene Makovicka, Donald Makovicka; d Elaine Kratochvil; died Feb 6, 2003, David City; burial Seward Cemetery, Seward

BENDER, Herb, 52: b Mar 20, 1950, Columbus; s of Alvin Bender-Celine Beller; m Annette Zach, Aug 25, 1972; s Steve; d Stephanie Labez, Robin Bender; died Jan 27, 2003, Newman Grove; burial Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Lindsay

BOHAC, Richard O, 79: b Aug 5, 1923, rural Leigh; s of Jerry Bohac-Anna Lohtan; m Betty Lou Perske, Nov 14, 1950; s Dr Rodney; d Dr Beverly; died Mar 4, 2003, Norfolk; burial Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk

BREITKREUTZ, Gene, Sr, 75: b Apr 23, 1927, Stanton County; s of George Breitkreutz-Lydia Matthes; m Frances Pettit, Feb 6, 1948; s Gene Jr, Tom; d Sandy McInerney; died Apr 4, 2003, Stanton; burial Stanton Cemetery

CALLIES, Leo B, 85: b Mar 26, 1917, Papillion; s of Benjamin Callies-Sophia ??; m Joan Heller, Mar 28, 1941; s Lee, Larry; died Mar 9, 2003; burial Williamette National Cemetery, Portland

CAREY, Doris Albert: b Oct 30, 1925, Leigh; m Donald W Carey; died Oct 25, 2003

DANIELS, Mildred, 80: b Feb 25, 1922, rural Creston; d of Emil Brauner-Louisa Dasenbrock; m Leo Daniels, June 30, 1943; s Leland E, Gene F, Robert L; died Jan 4, 2003, Peoria, Arizona; burial Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Leigh

DASENBROCK, Helen W, 93: b June 18, 1909, rural Leigh; d of Henry W Callies-Elizabeth Wieboldt; m Herbert H Dasenbrock, Aug 8, 1930; s Wilbur (Bud), Richard; d Jeanne E Went, Ann Podraza; died Jan 18, 2003, Columbus; burial Leigh Cemetery

DAWKINS, Willis LeRoy, 96: b July 7, 1907, Leigh, to George Washington and Mary Isabelle (Sayers) Dawkins; m Alma; s Duane, Bill, Bob; d Deloris Reed, Donna Kolar; died Nov 19, 2003, Albion; burial Hampton Cemetery

DEAN, Billy Joe, 41: b Jan 2, 1962, Columbus; s of Orville Dean-Geraldine Pokorny; died Apr 11, 2003, Lincoln; burial Schuyler Cemetery

DICKE, John E, 90: b Jan 4, 1913, rural Columbus; s of Louis D Dicke-Helena Otlmann; m Elieen Hillen, Oct 10, 1940; s Allen, Dale, Paul, Raymond; d Ruth Brichacek; died Mar 19, 2003, Columbus; burial St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Leigh

EATON, Jack L, 65: b Jan 18, 1938; s of Will A Eaton-Blanche Warta; m Janice Egr, Sept 9, 1961; s Will, Roger, Jonathan, Gregory; d Shannon Berry, Tracy Paseka, Tricia Eaton, Laurie; died Apr 8, 2003, Linwood; burial St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Linwood

EGR, Rose, 99: b Sept 24, 1904, Edholm, to Anton and Anna (Votava) Viglicky; m Adolf Egr, June 4, 1929, Abie; sc Janice Eaton, Ernest, Leonard; died Nov 6, 2003, Schuyler; burial St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Linwood

FEYE, Lowell W, 75: b Mar 11, 1928, Platte County; s of Walter Feye-Florence Lueschen; m Ruth B McMullin, Feb 24, 1951; s Steven; died Apr 1, 2003, Columbus; burial St Paul's Cemetery, rural Leigh

FREIBERG, Eva A, 86: b June 6, 1916, Wisner; d of Emory Worrell-Marie Reinhold; m Louis Freiberg, Mar 14, 1936; s Rich; d Jackie Koll; died Jan 4, 2003, Stanton; burial Stanton Cemetery

GREVSON, Willard D, Sr, 76: b Aug 5, 1927, West Point, to Louie and Ann (Rozendall) Grevson; m Ruby Lehman, Apr 16, 1950; m Cecilia Subiabre, July 22, 1967; sc Kareen Mumm, Willard Jr, Michelle; dc 1 dau; died Nov 9, 2003, Stanton

GRONENTHAL, Tanner Tait, 1 day: s of Jessie Gronenthal-Nicole Sievers; died Mar 28, 2003, Omaha; burial Greenwood Cemetery, Wayne

HAJEK, Joseph J, 69: b June 12, 1934, Abie, to Joseph Hajek and Olga Virgel; m Gloria White, Dec 27, 1959, Schuyler; s Keith; d Cindy Starrett; died Nov 12, 2003, Columbus; burial Schuyler Cemetery

HALL, Margaret, 88: b Apr 15, 1914, Leigh; d of Edward Bausch-Katheryn Thalken; m Oscar C (Mike) Hall, Dec 17, 1945; died Feb 12, 2003, Fremont; burial St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Leigh

HELLER, JoAnn M, 62: b Sept 12, 1941, Clarkson, ; m Marvin Phillips, 1959; m Donald H Heller, Mar 2, 1985, Hooper; s Roy Phillips, Steven Phillips; d Patty Adams; ss Dave Heller, Dan Heller, Donald Heller; sd Debbie Slechta, Denise McDuffee, Diana Lofquest, Dell; died Nov 11, 2003, Fremont; burial Ridge Cemetery, Fremont

HOGENDORN, Hazel I, 87: b Leigh; d of John Hogendorn-Elsie Glandt; died Mar 15, 2003; burial Leigh Cemetery

HOLLATZ, Nicole L, 28: b Jan 12, 1975, Norfolk; d of Richard Rakowsky-Karen Unger; m John Holatz, Dec 26, 1998; died Mar 30, 2003, Norfolk; burial Crown Hill Cemetery, Madison

HOLLENDIECK, Lucille, 83: b July 8, 1919, Creighton; d of John Davids-Anna Falter; m William H Hollendieck Sr, May 16, 1936; s William, Richard, Robert; d Nancy Sindelar; died Feb 28, 2003, Fremont; burial Memorial Cemetery, Fremont

HOLTZ, Nancy Ann, 66: b Sept 11, 1936, Rensselaer, Indiana; d of Alonzo Daniels-Anabel Nelson; m Richard Lee Critser, Feb 5, 1957; s Richard Critser, Randy Critser, John W Critser, Chad Allen Critser; d Debra Przybylski, Kimberly Critser, Sherry Ramirez; died Feb 23, 2003, Omaha

HOUFEK, Elaine, 88: b Nov 7, 1914, rural Colfax County, to Henry and Anna (Jenny) Dasenbrock; m Olambert Charles Houfek, May 27, 1936, Clarkson; s Dean Charles; d Judith Louise Blackbird; died Jan 18, 2003, LaGrance, Kentucky; burial Clarkson National Cemetery

JAHN, Violet, 91: b June 25, 1912, Colfax County, to Albin and Hannah Anderson; m Alfred P Jahn, June 29, 1943, Pierce; d Marcia Reyes, Joni Favors; died Nov 12, 2003, Columbus; burial Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Columbus

JEDLICKA, Helen, 80: b Dec 23, 1922, Leigh; d of Frank Machacek Sr-Hedvicka Janousek; m Albert Jedlicka, Sept 30, 1941; s Robert; died Jan 5, 2003, Lincoln; burial St Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Wilson, rural Clarkson

JENSEN, Guelda, 89: b Nov 20, 1913, Norfolk; d of Charles Shirley-Cleo Everhart; m Lowell Jensen, June 30, 1943; died Apr 10, 2003, Norfolk

JONAS, Agnes, 90: b June 5, 1912, rural Heun area; d of Albert Lodi-Mary Brichacek; m Lambert Jonas, Nov 9, 1936; s Tom; d Mary Kracl; died Mar 29, 2003, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

KOHLER, Robert, 77: b Mar 30, 1925, Columbus, to Henry and Mabel (Van Housen) Kohler; m Vi Vitamsva, Feb 14, 1947; s Robert H; d Sharon Huffman; died Jan 16, 2003, Omaha; burial Schuyler Cemetery

KOHLOF, Gwendolyn J, 67: b Mar 26, 1936, Stanton County, to Earl and Thelma (Bartholemew) Hubbard; m Melvin Kohlof, Sept 22, 1953, Stanton; s Jerry; d Susan Terveer; died Nov 1, 2003, Norfolk; burial Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery [Norfolk?]

KORTE, Marie, 91: b Mar 30, 1911, rural Creston; d of William Muth-Lydia Lueschen; m Arthur T Korte, Feb 25, 1932; s Loren, Robert; died Mar 15, 2003, Columbus; burial Memorial Cemetery, Fremont

LEHMAN, Leonard, 87: b Oct 13, 1916, Stanton County, to Henry and Alma (Holtman) Lehman; m Elvira Glaser, Apr 16, 1936, Pierce; m Irene Eilers, June 8, 1961, Spencer; m Wanda Webster, Mar 22, 1996, West Point; s Larry, Ron, Jerry, Terry, Rick; d Patty Holtman; sd Richard Hansen, Robert Ellenberger, Dan Ellenberger; sd Janice Utecht, Sandra Miller, Lou Anne Hicks, Peg Ellenberger; died Oct 15, 2003, Stanton; burial Stanton Cemetery

LUTJELUSCHE, L Otto, 92: b Apr 17, 1910, Colfax County; s of Louis Lutjelusche-Camilla Plugge; m Alva Marty, June 30, 1942; s Reuben; d Nila Brand, Karen Carey, Vera Cromwell; died Jan 8, 2003, David City; burial Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Columbus

MAROLF Edward, 87: b Nov 7, 1915, Platte County; s of John Marolf-Violet Jenny; m Mazie (Shell) Mitchell, Apr 19, 1979; m Luella (Wilken) Asche, July 18, 1998; died Feb 27, 2003, rural Columbus; burial St Paul's Cemetery, Leigh

MIHULKA, Jerome, 68: b Mar 7, 1934, Columbus; s of Fred Mihulka-Emma Brunken; m Georgene Janssen; d Erin Mihulka, Lisa Sanders; died Jan 31, 2003, Norfolk; burial Stanton Cemetery

MOHNSEN, Irvin R, 91: b Dec 5, 1911, Howells; s of John Mohnsen-Frieda Flamme; m Meta Wiese, Apr 15, 1941; s Ronald, Allan; died Apr 7, 2003, Schuyler; burial Leigh Cemetery

MOLACEK, Patricia A, 46: b Dec 24, 1956, Schuyler; d of Lambert Dostal-Marilyn Korecky; m Joseph Molacek Jr, Sept 19, 1987; d Christin; died Mar 4, 2003, Omaha; burial Calvary Cemetery, Omaha

MUHLE, Millie, 92 b Mar 9, 1910, Leigh; d of Gustave Hilbert-Meta Hoffman; m Arnold D Muhle, Sept 12, 1928; s David, Kenneth, Donald, Arnold Jr; d Joan Zuroski, Elaine Euchner, Shirley Johannes; died Jan 7, 2003, Columbus; burial Calvary Cemetery, rural Platte County

MUSSACK, William "Bill", 88: b Aug 15, 1914, Stanton County, to Ferdinand and Mary (Uecker) Mussack; m Inger (Hansen) Lund, May 10, 1947, Stanton; s Larry Lund; d Lana Hinnerichs, Jane Timm;died Jan 15, 2003; burial Stanton Cemetery

NIVEN, Cole Matthew, newborn: stillborn Feb 28, 2003, s of Matthew Niven-Linda Becker; burial Lincoln Memorial Park Babyland, Lincoln

NOONAN, Michael Leo, 66: b Aug 14, 1936, West Point; s of George Noonan-Catherine Prinz; m Barbara ??; s Greg; d Stacy Vernon; died Feb 3, 2003, Columbus; burial Ss Patrick/Joseph Cemetery, Platte Center

NOVAK, Orville, 85: b Oct 21, 1917, Colfax County, to Adolph and Anna (Divis) Novak; m Margaret Konicek, Sept 10, 1941, Schuyler; s Eugene, William J; d Bonnie, Annette Pycha; died Oct 14, 2003, North Bend; burial Schuyler Cemetery

PAYZANT, Bill D, 73: b Sept 11, 1930, rural Schuyler, to Fred H and Eva (Kunneman) Payzant; m Ruth Nichols, May 21, 1953; m Shirley Jones, Dec 8, 1984, Columbus; s Bill, Gary, Mike; d Sue Ward, Deb Cole, Vicki Black; ss Mike Jones; sd Deb Carlson, Linda Petropoulos, Janet Bouc; died Nov 15, 2003, Schuyler

POLLARD, Irene M, 88: b Oct 16, 1915, Leigh, to John F and Rose (Dolezal) Karel; m Leo T Pollard, Oct 17, 1933, Clarkson; died Nov 14, 2003, Fremont; burial Calvary Cemetery, Fremont

POULAS, Arlene Dorothy, 82: b Feb 9, 1921, Schuyler; d of Charles Vanicek-Gusta Mensik; m John Poulas, Feb 21, 1944; died Feb 27, 2003, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

RAMAEKERS, Cecelia B, 91: b Sept 16, 1911, Humphrey; d of Frank Ternus-Christina German; m Edward Ramaekers, Oct 27, 1936; s Pat, Dan, William, Ed Jr, David; d Rosalie Engstrom, Marilyn Mohr, Cindy Flaherty; died Apr 2, 2003, Genoa; burial Valley View Cemetery, Genoa

REICK, Marie, 89: b Apr 30, 1914, Columbus area; m Harold Reick, Dec 11, 1935, Columbus; s Milan, Myron; d Marlene Hopper, Marilyn Labens, Sharon Lareine; died Nov 10, 2003, Omaha; burial Memorial Cemetery [Fremont?]

RICHARDS, Leonard R, 67: b Apr 9, 1935, Osceola; s of Earl Richards-Nettie Wolfe; m Charlotte Bower, 1955; m Pamela Boden, Aug 9, 1963; s Greg, Todd; d Amber Richards, Jan Zurcher, Judy Smith; died Mar 9, 2003, Columbus; burial Osceola Cemetery

ROSENDAHL, Lucille A, 91: b Apr 18, 1911, Platte County; d of William Barrett-Ida Rowlett; m Rudolph R Rosendahl, Feb 27, 1930; s Franlin, Harold; died Apr 8, 2003, Columbus; burial Creston Fairview Cemetery, Creston

SCHINDLER, Lester F, 78: b May 31, 1924, rural Schuyler, to Frederick and Laura (Lueke) Schindler; m Darlene Bohac, June 21, 1945, rural Columbus; s Ron; d Sandie Friesen, Deb Kucera; died Jan 15, 2003, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

SHUSTER, Lillian P, 93: b May 15, 1909, Clarkson; d of Rudolph Hobza-Pauline Klinsky; m Harvey E Shuster, May 20, 1926; s Harvey, Rudy; d Lillian Balmer, Margaret Kirchoff, Phyllis Koci; died Mar 14, Omaha; burial Schuyler Cemetery

SPRAGUE, Elaine M, 80: b June 23, 1922, Colfax County; d of Emil Hoff-Augusta Kroeger; m Laurin W Hespe, May 29, 1941; m Otto Sprague, Oct 14, 1977; s Don Hespe, Terry Hspe; died Feb 11, 2003, Columbus; burial O'Neill Cemetery

STUEVE, Marvin G, 84: b Nov 12, 1918, Lodgepole, to Gerth and Ethel (West) Stueve; m Dorothy Bloedorn, Apr 2, 1941, Norfolk; d Linda Chesley, Joy Keifer, Shirley Anne Connor; died Oct 31, 2003, Norfolk; burial Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery [Norfolk?]

SUCHAN, Milo, 81: b Jan 2, 1922, Stanton County, to Anton F and Emma (Bartuenk) Suchan; died Nov 18, 2003, Columbus; burial Clarkson Catholic Cemetery

SUHR, Judith "Judy", 56: b Apr 21, 1947, Norfolk, to Matthew and Leona (Alkire) Stemper; m Glenn Suhr, Mar 22, 1964, Norfolk; died Oct 30, 2003, Norfolk; burial Stanton Cemetery

TESAR, Palma J, 84: b Mar 14, 1919, Clarkson, to Frank and Rose (Krofta) Zdenek; m Eldon Tesar, 1941, Clarkson; died Oct 28, 2003, Littleton, Colorado; burial Clarkson Catholic Cemetery

TOMAN, Joe F, Sr, 81: b Mar 12, 1922, rural Creston, to Frank and Mary (Gross) Toman; m LaVern "Lee" Synovec, Dec 14, 1952, Pierce; s Joseph Jr; d Jennifer, Jackie Hanel, Nancy Musil, Sheila Braithwait; died Oct 28, 2003, Schuyler; burial Clarkson National Cemetery

VIGLICKY, Jerald (Jerry), 94: b Dec 2, 1908, Butler County; s of Anton Viglicky-Frances Votova; m Libby Faltys, Nov 9, 1936; d Maxine Jedlicka; died Feb 18, 2003, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

VRZAK, Jerusha (Jerrie), 86: b May 11, 1916, Richland; d of Charles Jonas Sr-Pauline Brodecky; m Frank A Vrzak, Nov 1, 1933; s Frank C; d Colene Stuebinger, Nancy Vrzak; died Feb 28, 2003, Columbus; burial Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery at Heun, rural Clarkson

WEMHOFF, Lawrence J, 86: b Sept 18, 1917, Humphrey, to Phylip J and Anna H (Kopetzky) Wemhoff; m Angela M Sueper, Feb 5, 1946, Humphrey; m Dorene A Cason, Aug 5, 1983, Humphrey; s Mark, Milton, Arlen, Timothy; d Elaine Euteneuer, Joyce, Mary Jo Laudenklos, Loreen Hain; died Nov 17, 2003, Columbus; burial St Francis Catholic Cemetery, Humphrey

WURDEMAN, Esther P, 94: b Oct 27, 1908, Leigh; d of Wilhelm Hespe-Anna Loseke; m Elmer Wurdeman, July 16, 1935; s James, M E (Mike), Richard; d Faye Kolder; died Mar 1, 2003, Columbus; burial Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Leigh

ZABKA, Ivan P, 72: b Jan 23, 1930, rural Clarkson; s of Phillip Zabka-Minnie Bruhn; m Lorraine Stepanek, June 14, 1950; s Robert, Michael, Tim; d Kay Pofahl; died Jan 5, 2003, Omaha; burial St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Leigh

ZELENY, Jennie R, 101: b Sept 3, 1901, Abie; d of Joseph Voboril-Katherina Shimerka; m Edward Zeleny, June 28, 1921; s Ed; d Mildred Berglund, Georgia Svatora, Maymie Plasek; died Feb 25, 2003, David City; burial St Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, Bruno

ZUBAR, Frances M, 92: b Feb 7, 1910, Stanton, to William and Julia (Wiley) Oliver; m Elmer Zubar, Sept 14, 1932, Julesburg, Colorado; died Jan 16, 2003, Stanton; burial Stanton Cemetery


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