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COLFAX COUNTY, NEBRASKA
2008 Deaths Reported in the Leigh World


KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS: b = born; m = married; sc = surviving children; dc = deceased children; ssc = surviving step-children; dsc = deceased step-children


ACKERMAN, Phyllis F, 88: b May 30, 1919, St Paul, to Andrew H and Sadie (Buchfinck) Fairbairn; m George C Ackerman, Mar 8, 1952, Lincoln; sc Russell Ward, Geoffrey "Jeff", Daniel, Candy Sowell, Rodney; dc Max Ward; died Feb 9, 2008

AHRENS, Rolland W, 74: b to William John and Josephine Swoboda Ahrens; m Roz Zucker; sc Scott Rolland, Todd Michael; died Feb 23, 2008

BARCUS, Dorothy R, 78: b Mar 2, 1929, Winner, South Dakota; m Eugene Dale Barcus, May 5, 1945, Colome, South Dakota; sc Eugene, Monte, Betty Labez, Bruce; dc Lila Ann Steuck; died Feb 18, 2008, Columbus; burial Prospect Hill Cemetery [Norfolk?]

BELL, Chris Elmer, 90: b Apr 9, 1917, near Richland, to John and Katie (Miller) Bell; m Mary Krula, Apr 15, 1944, Schuyler; sc Judy Cordes, Eileen Booth, Kathy Walters, Christine Liebschwager, Alnetta Mueller, Dean; died Jan 7, 2008, David City; burial Calvary Cemetery, rural Columbus

BRAUNER, Emil Ladean, 71: b Sept 15, 1936, Columbus, to Emil and Louisa (Dasenbrock) Brauner; sc Gregory Ladean, Stephanie Louise Chandler, Jason Emil, Valerie Jean; died Feb 16, 2008, Lincoln; burial St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Leigh

BRAUNER, Emil Ladean, 71: b Sept 16, 1936, Columbus, to Emil and Louisa (Dasenbrock) Brauner; sc Gregory Ladean, Jason Emil, Stephanie Louise Chandle, Valerie Jean; died Feb 16, 2008, Lincoln; burial St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Leigh

CALLAHAN, Jody K, 48: b Apr 1, 1959, Sioux City, to Robert E and Shirley L (Kai) Oberg; m Terry "T C" Callahan; sc Ryan, Eric; died Feb 9, 2008, Dakota City; burial St mark's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Pender

CONLAN, Matthew R, 33: b Jan 27, 1974, Atlantic, Iowa, to Tim and Jane (Goodell) Conlan; m Stephanie; sc Morgan Roberts, Mallory; died Jan 26, 2008; burial Leigh City Cemeteyr

CUDA, Kenneth C, 59: b Nov 10, 1948, Columbus, to Joseph and Anna (Dudek) Cuda; m Patricia Seidel, Nov 26, 1983, Columbus; sc Lloyd, Lynn, Laura; died Jan 28, 2008, rural Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

DeBOWER, Florence, 104: b June 19, 1903, Colfax County, to Carl and Mary (Schindler) Kramer; m Walter F DeBower, Dec 31, 1924, Schuyler; sc Donna Behmer, Dean; dc Glen; died Mar 4, 2008, Lincoln; burial Schuyler Cemetery

DeTOUR, Harold Edward, 91: b Mar 18, 1916, Bladen, to Joseph Louis and Ethel Mae Thompson DeTour; m Letha B Kounovsky, Aug 16, 1939, Juelsburg, Colorado; sc Richard, Douglas; died Feb 21, 2008, Norfolk; burial Wellfleet Cemetery [?]

DOLESH-CRAIG, Julia C, 103:b Nov 7, 1904, Colfax County, to Emil and Julia (Mrsny) Kominek; m Edward Dolesh, May 15, 1928, Stanton; m Anthony Craig, Oct 30, 1982, Stanton; sc Darlene Reuter; dc Reynold; died Feb 2, 2008, Norfolk; burial Stanton Cemetery

DRUEPPEL, Harold N, 81: b Aug 9, 1926, St Bernard, to Joseph and Clara (Collins) Drueppel; m Josephine Van Ampting, June 29, 1948, Lindsay; sc Norbert, Donald, Raymond, Richard, Harold, Tony, Marty, Dan, Mary Miratsky, Cathy, Ann Harding, Theresa; died Feb 11, 2008, Schuyler; burial Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Schuyler

DUSEL, Jeanette L, 65: b Oct 15, 1942, rural Lindsay, to Joe and Eleanor (Ottis) Schaecher; m Dennis Dusel, Sept 1, 1962, Lindsay; sc Cathy-Dusel-Podliska, Carol Dusel-Cerny, Jane Dusel-Misfeldt, Jodi Gabel; died Feb 12, 2008; burial St Leonard's Catholic Cemetery, Madison

FISHLER, May A, 92: b Aug 21, 1915, Leigh, to Harry and Elsie (Landerfield) Philson; m Lester Fishler, 1935, Omaha; sc John E, Marvin L, Helen Hoessing; dc James R; died Jan 20, 2008, Fremont; burial St Mary's Cemetery, Leigh

GAHAN, Dwaine R: b June 23, 1949, San Francisco, to Ann (Blaser) and Bob Gahan; m Bobbie Engdahl, June 17, 1971; sc Rev Gregg, Joe, Betsy Bitker; dc Scott, Sara; died Jan 31, 2008, Oakland; burial Swaburg Cemetery, rural Hooper

GERMAN, Rev Fr Ambrose, 81: b Aug 12, 1926, rural Humphrey, to Albert and Ella (Herchenbach) German; died Mar 6, 2008, Hermann, Missouri; burial St George Cemetery, Hermann, Missouri

GRABAU, Herbert E, 83: b May 29, 1924, Chester, to Ernest and Clara (Pieschke) Grabau; m Amanda Poppe, Aug 4, 1946, Chester; m Ingeborg Perlebach, Sept 6, 2003, Omaha; sc Angelynn; ssc Dr George Perlebach, Camilla Plock; died Feb 6, 2008, Omaha; burial Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln

HAJEK, Milo D, 79: b Mar 9, 1928, rural Abie; m Betty Jean Votava, Jan 28, 1984; m Barbara Jean Muhle, Feb 10, 1962; sc Sharon Fricke, Gail Weinbrandt; died Jan 27, 2008, Colorado Springs, Colorado; burial Fairview Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colorado

HAMMONS, Annemarie, 85: b Sept 18, 1922, Rheinhausen, Germany, to Ludwig and Maria (Bender) Hepp; m Charles Hammons, Mar 12, 1949, Grossauheim, Germany; sc Karl, Tommy, David, Dale, Jeanette, Linda Esser; died died Mar 7, 2008, Madison; burial Fairview Cemetery, Creston

HANSEN, Lindy, Sr, 79: b May 9, 1928, Stanton, to William Sr and Ella (Mates) Hansen; m Lyda Siegert, Jan 14, 1951, Pilger; sc Lindy Jr, Larry, Garry; died Feb 11, 2008; burial Beemer Cemetery

HARBISON, LaVern "Boone", 62: b Sept 2, 1945, Creighton, to Clarence and Dorothy (Larkin) Harbison; m Barbara Foster, July 17, 197-, South Sioux City; sc Dorothy, "Winnie" Chaparro; died Mar 6, 2008, Columbus; burial Schuyler Cemetery

HARRIS, Cecil J, 92: b June 25, 1915, rural Dodge, to James Artie and Elsie (Black) Harris; m Katherine Legband, Apr 8, 1936, Hooper; m Ardith Stubbert Sumner Clausen, May 4, 1991, Schuyler; sc Maxine Schoettger, Judith Lerdahl, Carol Lawrence; died Feb 12, 2008, Nye Pointe; burial Glencoe Cemetery, rural Scribner

HARTMAN, Ruth Marie, 77: b Oct 15, 1930, Leigh, to Walter and Rose Ludwig; m Orville Hartman, July 29, 1951; sc Steve, Keith, Alan, Dale, Diane Glasgow, Rachel Braunersruther; died Feb 8, 2008; burial Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery [Denver, Colorado?]

HINTZ, Vern "Doc", 58: b Jan 3, 1950, Pierce, to William Hintz and Martha Rautenberg; m Joy Wilkinson, Jan 1, 1981, Fort Myers; sc Jennifer, Christi; died Jan 6, 2008, Fort Myers; burial Pleasant View Cemetery, Madison

HOFF, Melvern R "Whitey", 75: b Feb 23, 1932, Clarkson, to Emil and Augusta (Kroeger) Hoff; sc Michael; died Jan 26, 2008, Lincoln; burial Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota

HUETTMANN, Theodore M, 65: b Nov 7, 1942, Wisner, to Theodore H and Frances (Mann) Huettmann; m Gladys Loewe, Dec 31, 1967, Norfolk; sc Bryan; died Feb 23, 2008, West Point; burial Wisner Cemetery

JENKINSON, Christine "Chris" M, 52: b June 27, 1955, Columbus, to Paul and Jackie (Mustard) Schmid; m Dave Jenkinson, May 26, 1973, Monroe; sc Tim; dc Trisha; died Mar 5, 2008, Stromsburg; burial Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Columbus

KINGSLEY, Raymond W, Sr, 72: b Feb 9, 1935, Omaha; adopted son of Wilson and Lulu (Cleek) Kingsley; m Carol Ann Marshall, June 3, 1956, Stanton; sc Debbra Lynn Clausen, Raymond "Chip" W Jr, Joseph Darrell; dc infant dau; died Jan 13, 2008 [Norfolk?]; burial Stanton City Cemetery

KOBZA, Olga Anna, 96: b Oct 8, 1911, to Joseph and Mary Anna (Simanek) Shalon; m Emil E Vachal; m Joseph J Kobza, Sept 1988; sc Marge Heinz, Ron Vachal; dc Richard Vachal; died Mar 5, 2008, David City

KRAJICEK, Elsie E, 82: b Sept 15, 1925, Clarkson, to Joseph and Anna (Cerny) Hejtmanek; m Frank J Krajicek, Jan 28, 1947, Clarkson; sc Bonnie Nations, Cheryl Berg; died Mar 3, 2008, Loveland [Colorado?]

KRATOCHVIL, Jim, 73: b Apr 10, 1934, Clarkson, to Frank and Antonia (Polodna) Kratochvil; m Sharon Lee Sup, May 14, 1960, Clarkson; sc Neal, Mike, Mark; died Jan 30, 2008, Lincoln; burial Clarkson Catholic Cemetery

LADEHOFF, Ruth, 71: b June 28, 1936, Colfax County, to Walter and Mary (Janousek) Blum; m Richard "Bud" Ladehoff, July 25, 1955, Schuyler; sc Fred, Richard, Tim, Alan, Dwain; died Mar 9, 2008, Omaha; burial Schuyler Cemetery

LEGBAND, Evelyn M, 81: b Sept 5, 1926, rural Dodge, to Frank and Marie (Studnicka) Cerny; m Arnold Legband, June 3, 1945, Snyder; sc Carlene Beffa, Jean Schneiderman, Laurie Janecek, David, Daniel; died Feb 14, 2008, Millard; burial Memorial Cemetery [Fremont?]

MANDL, Donna J, 80: b Mar 19, 1927, Fremont, to Nicholas Omer and Kathryn Marie (Wolverton) Brooks; m Tom J Mandl, Aug 3, 1946, Stanton; sc Nancy; dc Tom Jr; died Mar 5, 2008, Norfolk; burial Stanton Cemetery

MILLER, Ileen Blanche, 85: b May 15, 1922, Elk City, Oklahoma, to James and Lillie (Campbell) Snyder; m Harold L Baker, July 1943; m Reinhold Miller, Jan 1947; sc Cheryl Husmann, Linda Grace, Dallas Miller, Lynette Larson-Campbell; died Feb 3, 2008, Stanton; burial Davenport Cemetery

MOSER, Edward L, 80: b Sept 20, 1927, North Bend, to Edward A and Hilda (Studt) Moser; m Doris E Wotpika, Feb 18, 1950, Wahoo; sc Mary Bodell, Monica Coulter, John; died Feb 20, 2008, Lincoln; burial Calvary Cemetery, Fremont

OBERSHAW, Victor H, Sr, 79: b Feb 24, 1928, Oakdale, to Oscar and Agnes (Sonnenfelt) Obershaw; m Bertha Milliken, July 30, 1950, Neligh; sc Peggy Roder, Lori Tweedy, Debby Hernandez, Teresa Svoboda, Victor A, Chris, Roger, Paul; dc Timothy; died Feb 3, 2008, Lincoln; burial St Mary's Cemetery, Tilden

OLTMER, Kenneth J, 71: b Dec 8, 1936, Leigh, to John Henry and Mary (Long) Oltmer; sc Judy, John, Penny Kavlick, Cory, Bill, Mary Diaz, Shirley Kriesch; dc 1 son, 2 dau; died Feb 13, 2008

PETERSON, Gail L: b Apr 29, 1947, Columbus, to LaVern and Elsie Zimmer; m Ron Peterson, Dec 23, 1967, Albuquerque, New Mexico; sc Brandi McAtee, Amy Gray; died Jan 20, 2008, Albuquerque, New Mexico

PODANY, Lambert, 81: b Sept 30, 1926, Clarkson, to William and Marie (Koza) Podany; m Marion Rota Koch, Apr 3, 1951; sc Bonnie Bachtold, Patricia Kline, Nancy Bartz, Bill, Cecelia Werner, Jim, Mary Beth Hilbers, Paul; died Jan 2, 2008, Norfolk; burial St Bonaventure Cemetery, Raeville

RERUCHA, Anna J, 89: b Apr 11, 1918, Appleton, to Adolph and Antonia (Svoboda) Samek; m JohnJ Rerucha, Sept 14, 1946, Appleton; died Jan 17, 2008, David City; burial St Anthony's Cemetery, Bruno

ROWLAND, Nathan J, 7 weeks: b Jan 3, 2008, Fremont, to Adam and Stephanie (Timm) Rowland; died Feb 23, 2008, Fremont

SCHEFFLER, Perle: b to Carl and Anna Scheffler; m Ruth; sc Robert, Ron, Jerald; dc Bonnie; died Feb 27, 2008, Omaha

SCHMIDT, Ervin, 53: b Sept 23, 1954, Schuyler, to Glenn and Henrietta (Foust) Schmidt; sc Christopher, Jesse, Jodi; died Mar 4, 2008, Butler County

SCHRECK, Elvira "Vera", 93: b Mar 6, 1914, Stanton, to Henry and Maria "Alma" (Holtman) Lehman; m Herbet Schreck, Jan 15, 1937, Fremont; sc Barbara Addy, Brenda Cole; died Feb 29, 2008, West Point; burial Manhattan Cemetery [West Point?]

SETTJE, Wilbur H, 93: b May 25, 1914, rural Creston, to Herman and Ida (Meyer) Settje; m Elverna Michaels, Oct 29, 1939; m Sylvia Gross, Feb 1960; m Grace (Lubben) Levos, Dec 31, 1964; sc Larry, Sharon Junck, Jeanette Reeves, Shari Staudenmaier; died Jan 18, 2008, Battle Creek; burial Crown Hill Cemetery, Madison

SKODA, Julie Marie: b Oct 3, 1915, rural Schuyler, to Mary and Frank Anton Slavik; m James Martin Skoda, Sept 11, 1935; sc Karen Nelson, Sandra Barklow; died Jan 12, 2008

SMITH, Kerry Dean, 55: b Aug 7, 1952, Augusta, Georgia, to Harold and Betty (Hasselbalch) Smith; sc Meghann, Rachel; died Mar 6, 2008, Columbus

SNYDER, Bernice E, 96: b Jan 23, 1912, Stanton County, to Gus and Augusta (Pobanz) Heller; m Vernon T Snyder, Dec 27, 1941, Fremont; sc Larry, Diane Goetsch; died Feb 13, 2008, Stanton; burial Pilger Cemetery

SPENCE, P Arthur, Jr, 86: b Oct 17, 1912, Stanton, to Percy Arthur Sr and Glenna (Meade) Spence; m Ruth B Pederson, Dec 24, 1955, Hiawatha, Kansas; sc Karen Grether, Marta Baumert, Louise Eberly; died Feb 16, 2008, Omaha; burial Stanton Cemetery

SVATORA, Lloyd, 80: b Jan 5, 1928, Colfax County, to Peter and Anna (Kasik) Svatora; m Lorene Shonka, June 12, 1951, Schuyler; sc Linda, Leslie, Leroy; died Mar 9, 2008, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

TICHOTA, John, 74: m RoseMarie; sc Kenn, Tom, Kathy, Ron, Mary Prusa; died Feb 13, 2008, Dodge; burial St John's Catholic Cemetery, Howells

TOMEK, Mitchell Edward, 15: b June 18, 1992, Columbus, to Mike and Denise (Kroeger) Tomek; died Feb 21, 2008; burial Schuyler Cemetery

TULLY, James P, 82: b May 6, 1925, Columbus, to Joe F and Nellie (Riley) Tully; died Jan 7, 2008, Dodge; burial St Patrick's Cemetery, Clyde

TUMA, Edwin Emil, 77: b to Emil Joseph and Eva (Zoubek) Tuma; m Irma Irene Kassal; sc Susan Lynn Findlay, Jacqueline Annette Tuma; died Jan 22, 2008, Clarksville, Arkansas

WOLFF, Gary D, 61: b July 18, 1946, Norfolk, to Dale Wolff and Eva Mae Smith Wolff Langenmeier; m Bette O'Brien, Dec 19, 1964, Stanton; sc Barry, Brien, Shad, Bart; died Jan 9, 2008, Stanton; burial Stanton Cemetery


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