NEGenWeb Project
COLFAX COUNTY, NEBRASKA
2009 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


ADAMS, Evelyn, 81: b Apr 17, 1928, to Ernst and Josephine (Wendt) Sander; m Elmer W Adams, Nov 22, 1949, Lincoln; sc E Stephen, Mark, Paul, Scott, Gene, Ann, Mary Jo Penry; died Oct 23, 2009, Omaha; burial Fairview Cemetery, Creston

AYERS, N Fred, 79: b Apr 22, 1929, Winnetoon, to Niles Fred and Leola (Miller) Ayers; m Patricia Redinbaugh, June 24, 1950, Plainview; sc Mary Steinberger, Nancy Lammers, Hniles, Jean McVay; died Feb 27, 2009, David City; burial Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, rural Schuyler

BAHNS, Calvin, 56: b Sept 7, 1953, Columbus, to Marvin and Doris (Jenny) Bahns; m Joan Widhalm, May 12, 1979, Humphrey; sc Brandy, Audrey Alder, Elaine Karnes, Bryan, Jonathon; died Nov 27, 2009, Norfolk

BAME, Ruby, 90: b Nov 25, 1918, Rogers, to Charles and Emma (Draper) Krater; m Emil A Bame, Nov 6, 1935, Wahoo; dc (2) inf; died Aug 26, 2009, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

BAUMERT, Leo, 95: b Mar 5, 1913, Howells, to Frank and Theresa (Steffensmeier) Baumert; m Olivia Heimann, Jan 25, 1939, rural West Point; sc Duane, Ken, Francis, Karen Stoltenberg, Marilyn LaPorta; died Feb 4, 2009, Clarkson; burial Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Howells

BEAVER, Mildred M, 87: b Mar 5, 1922, Leigh, to Herman and Emma Oldigs; m Clark Beaver; sc Lewis, Anita Ryan, Richard, Monty, Bonnie Frey, John; died June 6, 2009; burial Lincoln Memorial Park

BECHER, Harry, 92: b Feb 29, 1916, rural Platte County, to Herman and Olga (Depe) Becher; m Ruby Leffers, Nov 20, 1937, Fremont; sc Nancy Kapels, Gary; dc Thomas; died Feb 8, 2009, Norfolk; burial St John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Columbus

BECKIUS, Ronald E, 66: b Sept 17, 1943, Omaha, to E Loran and Maxinea (Ellis) Beckius; m Ruth Ann Welch, 1965; m Carla Inks, Apr 8, 2003, Columbus; sc Bill, Sandra Boswell, Ron Jr, Jason, Carey Espinosa; ssc Juanita Randall, Ramona Kaup, Shawn Bignell; died Dec 29, 2009, Schuyler

BELINA, Richard "Rich", 53: b Jan 27, 1956, Schuyler, to Marvin and Mary Ann (Roubal) Belina; m Terri Burenheide, May 15, 1976, Howells; sc Craig, Brock, Byron, Clark; died Aug 2, 2009, rural Howells; burial Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Howells

BENSON, Ruby Lucille, 85: b Jan 8, 1924, Jane, Missouri, to Milton and Ethel (Dobbs) Dopp; m George Benson Sr, Aug 17, 1941, Reno, Nevada; sc George Jr, Gary, Roger, Lonnie; died Aug 9, 2009, Stanton; burial Stanton Cemetery

BIEBER, Barbara E: b Apr 25, 1939, Sutton, to Edmund and Sara (Rauscher) Bitterman; m Donn K. Bieber, Mar 24, 1973, Vail, Colorado; sc Erika Schafer; died Feb 16, 2009, Lincoln; burial Schuyler Cemetery

BIERMANN, Lois, 71: b Apr 21, 1938, St Bernard, to William and Mary (Schafer) Biermann; died Oct 7, 2009, Columbus; burial St Bernard Cemetery

BOS, Ervin, 86: b May 27, 1923, rural Clarkson, to Tom and Anna (Podany) Bos; m Mary Ann Korecky, Apr 3, 1951, Heun; sc Jo Ann Johnson, Tom, Ron, Rich, Bill, Ken, Larry; died June 15, 2009, Clarkson; burial Clarkson Catholic Cemetery

BRANDT, Alice, 96: b June 1, 1913, Leigh, to Gerhardt and Marie (Schlueter) Reins; m Harold L Brandt, July 28, 1936, Clarinda, Iowa; sc Kenneth, Norene Brauner; died Nov 14, 2009, Madison; burial St John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Columbus

BRUCKNER, Mary Agnes "Aggie", 82: b July 25, 1927, Lawrence, to William and Margaret (Hoelting) Brockman; m Duane L Bruckner, Aug 18, 1947, Lawrence; sc Dave, Jan Pollard, Kay Wilke, Nancy Schwank, John; died Sept 5, 2009, Columbus; burial Ss Patrick/Joseph Cemetery, Platte Center

BRUNKEN, Mary Anne, 85: b Feb 17, 1924, Red Oak, Iowa, to Percy and Isabelle (Elwood) Smith; m Robert R McGee, July 1947, Omaha; m Ed Brunken, May 20, 1989, Creston; sc Robin Anderson, Shane Hockett, Holly Mencl, Amy Kranz, Sara Gilbreath, Randy McGee, Jed Brunken; dc Bruce R McGee; died Sept 16, 2009, Newman Grove; burial All Saints Cemetery, Columbus

BUSCH, Robert, 74: b Jan 26, 1935, Stanton County, to Rudolph and Mary (Parr) Busch; m Noreen Faltin, Feb 5, 1955, Howells; sc Dan, Susan Peitzmeier; dc Jeff; died Feb 26, 2009, Blair; burial St Henry's Catholic Cemetery, rural Howells

CAMP, Austin Alexander, 16 months: b to William and Dorothy Camp; died Aug 9, 2009; burial Signal Hill Memorial Park, Hanover, Virginia

CAMPLIN, Craig, 56: b Oct 12, 1952, Creighton, to Davis and Evelyn Camplin; m Debbie Duncan, 1970 (divorced); m Cynthia Wheeler, Dec 30, 1988, Omaha; sc Jon, Geoffrey, Meredith Stegman; ssc Aaron Wheeler, Angel Wheeler; died July 14, 2009, DeBary, Florida

CARRIG, Richard "Dick": b Aug 5, 1939, Platte Center, to Donald and Josephine (Evans) Carrig; m Gladys; sc Chuck, Jenny; died Mar 4, 2009 [Rainier, Washington?]

CASKEY, Robinette Lorene, 89: b Nov 20, 1919, to Charles and Ida (Fechner) Luedeke; m Lawrence "Larry" Daniel Caskey, Aug 17, 1941; sc Charles, Susan Watts, Jean, Daniel; died July 21, 2009, Stanton; burial Stanton Cemetery

CATTAU, Caecelia, 92: b Feb 7, 1917, Columbus, to John Emil and Wilhelmina (Muth) Wilke; m Elma Cattau, Sept 8, 1937, rural Columbus; sc Emil, Angeline Becher; died Feb 12, 2009, Madison; burial Christ Lutheran Cemetery, rural Columbus

CISLER, Alice Arlene, 88: b Sept 18, 1920, rural Stanton, to Axel and Lillian (Kingsley) Davidson; m Anton Cisler, Aug 19, 1941; sc Terry, Michael, Kirk; dc Kevin; died Sept 8, 2009, Stanton; burial Stanton Cemetery

CONRAD, Marion Alice, 85: b July 31, 1923, Pickrell, to Benjamin Homer and Ida Mae (Hurst) Balderson; m Harold L Conrad, June 6, 1948; sc June Borchers, Jan Fuhr, Steve; died June 11, 2009, Madison; burial Leigh Cemetery

DANIELS, Donald E: died Dec 29, 2009, Omaha

DEARDORFF, H Maxine, 92: b Apr 22, 1912, Stanton, to Theodore and Gertrude (Miller) Namur; m Rolland "Roll" Deardorff, Dec 20, 1945, Topeka, Kansas; died Nov 5, 2009, Stanton; burial Stanton Cemetery

DeBOWER, Edith W, 94: b Aug 24, 1915, rural Schuyler, to Edward and Ida (Ernst) DeBower Jr; died Oct 12, 2009, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

DIXON, Brent, 12: b Aug 3, 1997, Nebraska City, to Mike and Karla (Korte) Dixon; died Nov 5, 2009, Omaha; burial Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Columbus

DOERNEMANN, Donald Dean, 75: b July 31, 1934, rural Cumming County, to Joseph and Lena (Rhode) Doernemann; m Vyiolette Fuchs, Dec 27, 1958, Battle Creek; sc Sharyl Lynn, Brian; died Nov 7, 2009, West Point; burial Sacred Heart Cemetery [Olean, rural Dodge?]

DUBSKY, Adella A, 96: b July 15, 1912, Howells, to Frank and Anna (Mrsny) Vacha; m Frank J Dubsky, Apr 5, 1932, Howells; sc Arlene Wachal, Dennis; died Jan 21, 2009, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

DUPSKY, Donald S, 53: b Aug 7, 1956, Norfolk, to Reuben and Adella (Buresh) Dupsky; died Oct 2, 2009, Denver, Colorado; burial Clarkson Catholic Cemetery

DWORAK, Lillian, 100: b Mar 6, 1909, rural Howells, to Frank and Anna (Kudera) Kment; m Emil F Dworak, Apr 19, 1927, Heun; sc Valerian "Val"; died Aug 30, 2009, Seward; burial Schuyler Cemetery

DWORAK, Paul, 85: b May 29, 1923, Omaha, to Charles and Helen (Jonas) Dworak; died Jan 19, 2009, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

EIKMEIER, Mark, 52: b Nov 14, 1956, West Point, to Delbert and Rosanne (Emanuel) Eidmeier; m Geri Faltin, Oct 8, 1977, Howells; sc Karla Patzel, Molly Coufal, Mathew; died Mar 3, 2009, Howells; burial SS Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Howells

EUSTERWIEMANN, John (Wiemann), 85: b Aug 31, 1923, rural Howells, to John and Mabel (Schlautman) Eusterwiemann; m Marian Brabec, Sept 11, 1951, rural Howells; sc Tom, Bill, Lois Lamb, Ann Fenton, Alan; died Mar 28, 2009

FAJMAN, Gordon, 85: b Jan 31, 1924, Leigh; m LaVaine Bahns, 1946; sc Gayle; died Apr 4, 2009, California

FEYE, Florence W, 99: b Nov 29, 1909, rural Platte County, to Julius H and Emma "Amalie" (Cattau) Lueschen; m Walter H Feye, Sept 1, 1927; sc Vernon, Ruth Reichmuth; dc Lowell; died May 15, 2009, Columbus; burial St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Leigh

FRANZEN, Beverly, 71: b May 15, 1937, Creston, to Helmuth and Jessie (Wilkens) Loseke; m Myron Franzen, June 1, 1956, Creston; sc Kent, Dean; died May 8, 2009, Columbus; burial Calvary Cemetery, rural Columbus

FUHR, Janice Kay, 57: b Apr 16, 1952, David City, to Harold and Marion (Balderson) Conrad; m Larry Fuhr, Mar 28, 1969, Leigh; sc Dave, Jennifer; died Nov 26, 2009 [Lincoln?]; burial Leigh Cemetery

GLISH, Marie A, 98: b Mar 25, 1911, Moravina, Czechoslovakia, to August Vsetecka and Anna Toman; m Milo R Herink, Apr 10, 1928, Leigh; m Andrew Glish, May 1958, Columbus; sc Loretta Wegener, Norma Hemmer, Lorraine Balister, Milo Herink, Allen Herink, Arlen Herink; dc Mary Dohmen; died Oct 20, 2009, Germantown, Wisconsin; bural St Mary's Cemetery, Leigh

GUSTIN, Shirley, 78: b Feb 1, 1930, rural Clarkson, to Jerry J and Elizabeth (Gross) Lukl; m Jim Gustin, Sept 10, 1951, Schuyler; sc Dave, Jeff, Jerry, Sue Gannon, Tim; died Jan 7, 2009, Clarkson; burial Clarkson National Cemetery

HAASE, Olivia, 95: b Apr 24, 1914, Bancroft, to Ferdinand and Emilie (Tietz) Leimer; m Ervin F Haase, Dec 8, 1937, rural Bancroft; sc Mervin, Joan Jones; died Oct 20, 2009, Fremont; burial Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Howells

HAKE, Cory S, 31: b July 24, 1977, Norfolk, to Merlin R and Leona R (Boubin) Hake; died Feb 28, 2009, Norfolk; burial Fairview Cemetery, Creston

HAKE, Lietha, 85: b Feb 29, 1924, Leigh, to Emil and Marie (Oldigs) Hunteman; m Helmuth Hake, Aug 19, 1942; sc Pam Nitz, Marcia Schlender, Doreen Morinelli, Leanne, Denise Grein, Dale; dc Sharon Franks; died Nov 12, 2009, Columbus; burial Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Columbus

HAMATA, Viola, 96: b Sept 2, 1913, Stanton County, to Ferd and Lena (Pojar) Kucera; m Elden Hamata, Nov 23, 1937, Schuyler; sc Marlene Eckert; died Sept 12, 2009, Elkhorn; burial St Bonaventure Cemetery, Columbus

HAMMOND, Maxine, 79: b Jan 31, 1929, Howells, to Anton Sr and Agnes (Kolar) Janata; m Donald Hammond, 1962, Denver; died Jan 4, 2009, Clarkson; burial Clarkson National Cemetery

HARNEY, Keigan M, 4 months: b Sept 5, 2008, Yankton, South Dakota, to Andrew and Kayla Harney; died Jan 6, 2009, Bloomfield; burial Bloomfield City Cemetery

HEAVICAN, Bernice M, 96: b Sept 10, 1913, Schuyler, to George and Bertha (Held) Busch; m Martin F Heavican, June 7, 1937, Schuyler; sc Jean Augustine, Robert, Mike, George; dc Richard; died Sept [19], 2009, Schuyler; burial Holy Cross Cemetery

HEERMANN, Delbert Frank Alvin, 91: b Dec 14, 1917, rural Pilger, to W F and Emma (Koopmann) Heermann; m Farnces Courek, Sept 6, 1949, Clarkson; sc Beverly Inloes, Karen Mangels, Bill; dc inf dau; died Jan 1, 2009, Norfolk; burial Pilger Cemetery

HESPE, Arnold L, 88: b Dec 12, 1920, Leigh, to William and Anna (Loseke) Hespe; died Feb 12, 2009, Alexandria, Virginia; burial Zion Cemetery, Leigh

HESPE, Donald, 63: died bef Aug 27, 2009; burial Zion Cemetery, Leigh

HILLIGAS, Lloyd "Hilly" Ervin, 78: b Feb 22, 1931, Hampton, to Ervin and Leonie (Misner) Hilligas; sc Cindy Tracy Meyer, Jan Nixon, Ron, Amy Rathje; died Mar 4, 2009, Norfolk; burial Fairview Cemetery, Creston

HINES, Peggy, 69: b Sept 28, 1939, Cartersville, Georgia, to Rosario and Zora (Cowart) Cassar; m Walter Samuel Howard Jr, Aug 15, 1958, Augusta, Georgia; m William Sheldon Hines, Nov 28, 1976, Augusta [Georgia?]; sc Barbara Ellenberger, Marvin Howard; dc Cassie Elizabeth, Walter Samuel Howard III; died Sept 4, 2009, Norfolk; burial Bega Cemetery, near Stanton

HINTZ, Alice, 85: b Aug 24, 1923, Stanton County, to John and Anna (Brauner) Oeltjen; m Clarence Hintz, Feb 24, 1952 [Creston?]; dc Julie Ann; died June 9, 2009 [Madison?]; burial Crown Hill Cemetery [Madison?]

HOESSLY, Ernst S, 93: b Nov 30, 1915, Creston, to Samuel and Ida Hoessly; m Patricia; sc Ernst Jr, Barbara Borth, Betty Gonzalez, Dorothy Dempsey; died Nov 20, 2009; burial Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery

HOLLMANN, Wilma, 91: b May 6, 1917, rural Clarkson, to Adolph and Agnes (Hradec) Jindra; m Hellmuth Hollmann, Jan 25, 1938, Clarkson; sc Edward; dc Jerry; died Apr 2, 2009, Stanton; burial Leigh Cemetery

HOPPE, Geraldine "Sis" Elizabeth, 91: b Mar 5, 1918, Polk County, to Jesse and Clara (Ernst) Olcott; m Louis Hoppe, Oct 22, 1940, Columbus; sc Bob, Julie Houfek; died Dec 3, 2009, Schuyler; burial Roselawn Cemetery, Columbus

HOPPER, Marlene, 73: b July 14, 1936, near Leigh, to Harold and Marie (Geier) Reick;sc Marlyce Scott, Marsha Brown, Kim Blumm, Jay Palmer; died July 14, 2009, Gretna; burial Memorial Cemetery, Fremont

HORNBACHER, Jaxson Dennis, 23 months: b Aug 10, 2007, York, to Nicholas and Lori (Heiden) Hornbacher; died July 23, 2009; burial Greenwood Cemetery, York

HOY, Phyllis, 81: b Feb 28, 1928, Schuyler, to Elmer and Katherine (Kehrli) Grotelueschen; m Alvin Hoy, Mar 14, 1947, Las Vegas, Nevada; sc Jim, Gary, Debra Shannon, Diane Johnson, Janice Ray; dc Dennis Alvin; died Dec 23, 2009, Clarkson

HYNES, William T “Bill”, 63: b Jan 6, 1945, Conde, South Dakota, to John and Genevieve (Hess) Hynes; m Mary Hauser, Aug 20, 1968, Parkston, South Dakota; sc Jason, Stephany; died Jan 4, 2009, Omaha; burial Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Schuyler

INSELMAN, Edna L, 90: b July 21, 1918, Leigh, to Ernst and Anna (Bakenhus) Otte; m Hugo Inselman, Sept 1, 1940, rural Columbus; sc Dale, Mike; died Mar 25, 2009, Columbus; burial Christ Lutheran Cemetery, rural Columbus

JANSEN, Marvin H, 77: b May 31, 1932, Madison County, to Herbert and Agnes (Bartak) Jansen; m Bertha Melcher, June 5, 1952, Norfolk; sc Bob, Gary "Shorty", Pat von Glan, Jean Hartner, Becky Neuhalfen; dc Jim; died Aug 22, 2009, Norfolk; burial Pleasant Valley Cemetery

JEDLICKA, Robert Allen, 66: b rural Schuyler, to Albert and Helen Jedlicka; m Penney, June 23, 1973; sc Jeff, Scott, Brenda Schroeder; died Aug 31, 2009, Lincoln

JEDLICKA-GEE, Faith Angelica, 3 days: b Nov 11, 2009, Columbus, to Tyler Gee and Parris Jedlicka; died Nov 17, 2009, Genoa; burial St Mary's Cemetery, Leigh

KANDER, Delaine Leroy, 75: b May 25, 1934, to Charles and Blazina (Belina) Kander; m Janet Johnson, June 22, 1954; m Judy Bartling, Jan 15, 1981, Las Vegas, Nevada; sc Tracey Davidson, Cheryl Wooten, Joni Buresh, Chad, Brad, Bruce; dc Steven; died Sept 13, 2009, Lincoln; burial New Lutheran Cemetery [Norfolk?]

KAREL, Wilma, 86: b July 21, 1923, Howells, to Joe and Marie (Hrouda) Hledik; m Jerry J Karel Jr, Nov 19, 1946, Howells; sc Linda Sucha, Janet Wellman, Kenneth, Sherry Rusin, Donna Gall, Mary Horkey, Diane Prokopec, Sue Pekny; died July 30, 2009, Schuyler; burial Clarkson Catholic Cemetery

KEIL, Harold F, 89: b Nov 7, 1919, Grand Forks, North Dakota, to Gustaf and Ottila Keil; m Wylma Zacek, July 31, 1942; sc Judy Meays, Cindy Hiermeier, Kathy Klug, Jay Keil; died Aug 9, 2009, Columbus; burial St Bonaventure Cemetery, Columbus

KEIL, Wylma A, 87: b July 29, 1921, Clarkson, to Vaclav and Anna (Podany) Zacek; m Harold Keil, July 31, 1942, Sturgis, South Dakota; sc Judy Meays, Cindy Hiermeier, Kathy Klug, Jay; died May 14, 2009, Columbus; burial St Bonventure Cemetery, Columbus

KELLER, Donald J, 87: b Aug 24, 1922, Raeville, to John A Keller and Frances Schafer; m Phyllis M Moser, Apr 17, 1951, Raeville; sc Marian Arvizu, Dee Johnson, Grace, Ruth Chesnut, Dave, Frank, Pat, Chuck, Ken, Jerry, John; dc Thomas; died Nov 17, 2009 [Norfolk?]; burial St Francis Catholic Cemtery, Humphrey

KEMLER, Jennifer "Jennie" L, 54: b June 7, 1955, to Eugene and Janice Herink; m John Kemler, 1985; sc Matt, Joey; died Nov 29, 2009, Omaha; burial Calvary Cemetery [Omaha?]

KERWIN, Eugene H (Msgr), 83: b Apr 14, 1926, Carroll, Iowa, to John E Sr and Kathryn (Donahue) Kerwin; died June 23, 2009, Omaha; burial Calvary Cemetery, Omaha

KLIMES, Irene V, 89: b Sept 28, 1919, Clarkson, to Henry and Margaret (Rolfs) Bahns; m William Klimes, Sept 20, 1941, Leigh; sc Jane Adams, Michelle Madera, Jim, Mark; died Aug 5, 2009, Moline, Illinois; burial Schuyler Cemetery

KOCI, Helen, 88: b July 6, 1921, Rogers, to Frank and Mary (Pokorny) Mihulka; m John E Koci, May 5, 1943, Fremont; died July 30, 2009, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

KOLAR, Kevin Robert, 54: b July 7, 1955, St Paul, to Francis and Rose Marie (Merchen) Kolar; m Sally Podany, Apr 12, 1986, Pilger; sc Whitney, Nicholas; died Oct 24, 2009 [Norfolk?]; burial Pilger Cemetery

KOLM, Betty Jo, 61: b Feb 10, 1948, Omaha; adopted iin 1956 by Mildred and Jerome Spulak, Schuyler; m Dennis Kolm, Apr 11, 1981, Cedar Rapids; sc Christina Bywater; died July 20, 2009; burial Columbus Cemetery

KOPETZKY, David R, 65: b July 27, 1944, Columbus, to Ralph and Irene (Staroscik) Kopetzky; m Karen Wellman, Apr 30, 1966, Howells; sc Kristin L Brichacek, Ann V Kirby; died Sept 20, 2009, Wisconsin; burial St Bonaventure Cemetery, Columbus

KRUGER, Marius, 89: b Jan 19, 1920, Snyder, to Henry and Anna (Hergenroder) Kruger; m Marie Hegemann, Oct 15, 1952, Howells; sc Tom, Mark, Terry, Brian, Joan Magdanz; died Oct 19, 2009, Omaha; burial Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Schuyler

KUDRNA, James, 41: b Aug 30, 1967, Columbus, to Donald and Anna Mae (Meyer) Kudrna; m Kim Gleason, Oct 26, 1991, St Paul; sc Karlie, Sarah, Meranda; died June 21, 2009, Omaha; burial St John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Columbus

LADEHOFF, Laverne L, 97: b May 16, 1912, Pleasant Valley Township, Dodge County, to John and Julia (Mitchell) Ladehoff; m Anna H Dunker, June 26, 1935, Schuyler; sc LaVerne L, Sharon Brichacek, Charlene Graham; dc (1) dau; died Nov 10, 2009, Fremont; burial Memorial Cemetery, Fremont

LADEHOFF, Richard, II, 24: b Aug 5, 1984, Columbus, to Richard Wayne and Ranita (Anderson) Ladehoff; sc Presten Richard, Isaac Wayne; died Mar 3, 2009, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

LEFFERS, Leonard, 70: b Jan 31, 1939, Humphrey, to Ludwig and Juanita (Preston) Leffers; m Sharon Schwank, Feb 10, 1963; sc Mike, Valarie Johnston; died Sept 19, 2009, Columbus; burial Humphrey City Cemetery

LEGATE, Mitchell W, 44: b Aug 26, 1965, Tilden, to Bill and Sharon (Menebroker) Legate; died Oct 3, 2009, Norfolk; burial Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Clearwater

LEONARD, Michael John, 62: b Sept 12, 1946, Northwood, North Dakota, to John and Bertha Leonard; m Brenda Duff, Nov 8, 1969; sc Mitzi Wynia, Mark, Michael; dc Meranda; died Aug 23, 2009, Omaha

LOSEKE, Louis Eno "Louie", 96: b July 9, 1912, Leigh, to Louie and Anna (Littelman) Loseke; m Mary Prokop, Feb 14, 1940, Booneville, Missouri; sc Mike, Carolyn Wersching, Jean Davis; died July 5, 2009, Columbus; burial Roselawn Cemetery, Columbus

LUCHSINGER, Florence, 98: b Nov 17, 1911, Brooklyn, New York, to Ernest and Frieda (Nabors) Cooper; m Henry Luchsinger, Feb 10, 1931, Council Bluffs, Iowa; sc Gene, Joan Willoughby, Kenneth; dc Bob; died Dec 21, 2009, Columbus; burial Roselawn Cemetery, Columbus

LUCHT, Jason "Jack" B, 35: b May 15, 1974, Norfolk, to Marvin and Evelyn Lucht; died June 20, 2009; burial Pilger Cemetery

LUEBBERT, Elmer Theodore, 69: b Nov 1, 1939, West Point, to August and Teresa (Schmuecker) Luebbert; m Margaret Mae Daniel, June 24, 1962, Stanton; sc Dan, Susie Mitchell; died Jan 14, 2009, West Point; burial Snyder Cemetery

LUESCHEN, Milan, 82: b June 26, 1927, rural Platte County, to Adolph and Mary (Eisenmann) Lueschen; m Elaine Lueschen; sc John, Diane Baumert, Don, Tom, Sue, Ron; died Sept 23, 2009, Norfolk; burial Creston Fairview Cemetery

LUTZ, Myron J, 73: b Jan 13, 1936, North Bend, to Eugene and Ruby (Stubbert) Lutz; m Carol J Plant, Aug 11, 1956, Hatboro, Pennsylvania; sc Karen Chandler, Robert, Richard; died Oct 11, 2009 [Norfolk?]; burial Prospect View Cemetery, Pierce

LUXA, Longin, 103: b Oct 13, 1905, Stanton; m Sophie Dubsky; sc Marilyn Newcomb, Janet Vieira; died July 2, 2009, Manteca, California

MAGNUSSEN, Randall "Charlie", 60: m Kathy; sc Christopher, Matthew, Sherri Stapleton; ssc Mark Gurnsey, Justin Gurnsey, Nikki Lovitt; died Dec 25, 2009, Gainesville, Texas; burial Memorial Park Cemetery [Bassett?]

MARTIN, Mary, 50: b June 6, 1958, Schuyler, to Elmer and Helen Jedlicka; m Alexander Martin, 1986, in Vermillion, South Dakota; sc Ginger, Joseph; dc Joshua; died Jan 16, 2009, Scotland, South Dakota; burial Schuyler Cemetery

MASTNY, Helen M, 73: b Sept 2, 1935, rural Stanton County, to Jerry and Emily (Basta) Tomasek; m Lloyd Mastny, Oct 11, 1960, Clarkson; died Apr 21, 2009, Clarkson; burial Clarkson National Cemetery

MEYER, Gordon, 75: b Aug 1, 1934, rural Howells, to Henry and Sophie (Goeller) Meyer; m June Hoferer, Apr 5, 1964, Creighton; died Sept 23, 2009, Omaha; burial Crown Hill Cemetery [Madison?]

MILLER, Thomas W, 88: b Nov 1, 1920, Omaha; m Libbie Juva, May 16, 1946, Omaha; died bef Aug 7, 2009; burial Park Lakeside Mausoleum, Sun City, Arizona

MOHNSEN, Oliver, 85: b Apr 24, 1923, Leigh, to John and Frieda Mohnsen; m Darlene Ellis, June 14, 1946, Leigh; sc Candy; dc David; died Mar 22, 2009, Ortonville, Minnesota

MOTYCKA, Weta, 87: b Mar 19, 1922, rural Leigh, to John Louie and Elsie Mae (Purchase) Bruns; m Edward Motycka, Oct 15, 1940, Leigh; sc Allan, Shirley Pinkley, Linda Luedtke; dc Roger; died Apr 14, 2009, Columbus; burial Leigh Cemetery

MUELLER, Edna Jenny, 91: b Nov 29, 1918, Norfolk, to Frederick and Ida (Klentz) Mueller; died Dec 9, 2009; burial Stanton Cemetery

MURPHY, Francis J "Frank", 86: b Sept 8, 1922, Greeley County, to Joseph and Florence (Petersen) Murphy; m Maryo Carrig, Nov 9, 1942, Platte Center; sc Don, David, Colleen Ewert, Michelle Foral; died Apr 13, 2009, Columbus; burial St Bonventure Cemetery, Columus

MUSIL, Eleanor, 82: b May 3, 1927, rural Clarkson, to Rudolph and Emma (Vitek) Novotny; m Clarence P Musil, Oct 1, 1950, near Clarkson; sc Calvin, Kathy, Laurie Chapp; dc David; died Oct 8, 2009, Omaha; burial Clarkson National Cemetery

NAGENGAST, Delwyn Jpseph (Dr), 78: b May 1, 1931, rural Howells, to Julius and Emma Nagengast; m Norma Palensky, 1955; m Josephine Payne, 1983; sc Patricia Lindner, David, Kay Scott, Stephen, John, Jim; ssc Anthony Payne, Frank Payne; died Nov 17, 2009; burial Bloomfield Cemetery

NAGENGAST, Helen E, 93: b Oct 10, 1915, rural Leigh, to John and Clara (Hamliton) Koch; m William Nagengast, June 2, 1936, Leigh; sc William L, Norman, Daniel, Valdean Vrba, Jeri Schlepp, Elaine Crist; dc Velma; died Jan 5, 2009, Fremont; burial St Patrick's Cemetery, Clyde

NELSON, Delbert Leslie, 84: b Mar 17, 1925, Pilger, to Leslie and Verna Mae (Mewis) Nelson; m Esther Virginia Schneider, June 18, 1948, Scottsbluff; sc Brenda Novotny, Janice Kucera, Cindy Pekny; died Nov 7, 2009, Norfolk; burial Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Leigh

NOVOTNY, Donald Frank, 67: b Feb 20, 1941, Stanton County, to Frank and Mary (Studnicka) Novotny; m Myrt Muhs, Sept 22, 1962, Stanton; m Sally Pully, Sept 19, 1992; sc Shane; died Jan 20, 2009, Norfolk; burial Clarkson National Cemetery

NOVOTNY, Eleanor, 92: b Oct 20, 1916, Stanton County, to Joseph and Anne (Brabec) Pospichal; m Lumir J Novotny, Jan 14, 1941, Clarkson; sc Duane, Janice Prewitt, Garry, Diane, Ronnie, Dean, Cheryl Most; died Feb 5, 2009, Omaha; burial Clarkson Catholic Cemetery.

OBORNY, Emil G, 95: b Feb 22, 1914, rural Schuyler, to Frank J and Barbara (Votava) Oborny; m Wilma S Bukacek, Oct 12, 1937, rural Howells; sc Marcella Humlicek, Margaret Sander, Robert, Ron; died Oct 30, 2009, Schuyler; burial St Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Wilson, rural Schuyler

ODVARKA, Marjorie "Eloise", 88: b July 20, 1921, Enterprise, Maryland, to Guerney and Helen (Yohn) Stuller; m Morris Odvarka, Aug 14, 1944, Fort Bennington, Georgia; sc Sharon Steinberger, Glen; died Dec 19, 2009, Clarkson; burial Clarkson Cemetery

OGAN, William J, 55: b Aug 2, 1953, Norfolk, to Harold and Dorothy (Wardenburg) Ogan Sr; m Kandy Kyncl, Nov 23, 1974, Madison; sc Travis, Jennifer; died bef Jan 29, 2009; burial Fairview Cemetery, Creston

ONDRACEK, Jaroslav "Jerry", 88: b Sept 14, 1920, Schuyler, to Rudolph and Mary (Kourek) Ondracek; m Lucille Jane Butterfield, Sept 14, 1942, Howells; sc Sharon A; dc Julia Rose; died June 21, 2009, Columbia, Missouri; burial Highland Sacred Gardens, Sedalia, Missouri

PAPE, Ruth, 74: b Apr 1, 1935, Carroll, Iowa, to Raymond and Hildegard (Roth) Eckerman; m Gerald "Jerry" Pape, Oct 1, 1953, Council Bluffs, Iowa; sc Scott, Cindy Schaf, Linda Hegr; died Nov 10, 2009, Omaha; burial Leigh City Cemetery

PAPER, Winifred: b May 12, 1921; m Henry G Paper; sc Barbara Klein, Thomas; died Oct 10, 2009, LaVista; burial Columbus

PESTEL, Ruth Marjorie, 80: b Aug 8, 1928, rural Pilger, to Edgar and Ethel (Moore) Sasse; m Clarence Pestel, Dec 28, 1949; sc Marjorie Zimmerman, Loren; died July 27, 2009; burial Stanton Cemetery

PINKSTON, Larry, 65: b Oct 16, 1943, Evansville, Indiana, to Ellis and Helen (Hopping) Pinkston Jr; m Katherine Bradnstetter, Apr 7, 1969, Junction City, Kansas; sc Brenda Maudlin, Tammy Beery, Kathy Terriquez, Douglas Calder, Anthony Calder, Richard Pinkson, William Spies; died June 2, 2009, Omaha; burial Leigh Cemetery

POLLOCK, Jack, 77: b May 22, 1931, Stanton, to District Judge and Mrs. F.H. Pollock; m Beverly Ann Buck, Sept 13, 1958, Lincoln; sc Andrew S, Allison Ann Welch; died Feb 20, 2009, Ogallala

RABBASS, John LeRoy Ott, 66: b July 28, 1942, West Point, to LeRoy and Irene (Hansen) Rabbass; m Stephanie Laubsch, Sept 17, 1967, Norfolk; died Apr 15, 2009, Omaha; burial Prospect Hill Cemetery [Norfolk?]

REICHMUTH, Richard F "Dick", 83: b Feb 18, 1926, rural Leigh, to Frank R and Ella (Herink) Reichmuth; m Lorie Hollatz, Sept 13, 1955, Humphrey; sc Jeff, Julie Degner, Tim, Pete, Tom; dc Sara; died Oct 20, 2009, near Leigh; burial St Mary's Cemetery, Leigh

REICHMUTH, Sara, 49: b Nov 8, 1959, Columbus, to Richard and Lorie (Hollatz) Reichmuth; died Mar 9, 2009, Idaho; burial St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Leigh

RIPPE, Donald, 80: b Feb 24, 1929, Ohiowa, to Emil and Martha (Weber) Rippe; m Geraldine Madison, Feb 1950; m Margaret (Jisa) Pekarek, Apr 16, 1977, David City; sc Russ, Rochelle "Shelli" Ripe; Jayne Germer, Karen; died Nov 26, 2009, Omaha; burial Schuyler Cemetery

ROJAS, Donald J, 50: died May 24, 2009, Omaha

SAYERS, Leonard, 75: b Sept 22, 1934, rural Leigh, to Frank and Wilma (Purchase) Sayers; m Beverly Rosicky, Dec 17, 1964, Clarkson; sc Scott; ssc Janelle Mizell; died Dec 20, 2009, Fremont; burial Clarkson National Cemetery

SCHEFFLER, Henrietta Leona, 90: b July 4, 1919, Creston, to Henry and Lena (Kruse) Husmann; m Milton Scheffler, Sept 20, 1940; sc Linda Odermatt, Sandra, Carol Rawlings, Christine Kratochvil; dc Terry; died Aug 16, 2009, Madison; burial Creston Fairview Cemetery

SCHEFFLER, John Arthur, 70: b Nov 14, 1938, rural Creston, to Arthur and Amelia (Walters) Scheffler; m Nancy Dasenbrock, Aug 21, 1960, Leigh; sc Jim, Lynn Olmer, Joani Bruhn, Rob; died July 11, 2009, Columbus; burial Creston Fairview Cemetery

SCHMIDT, Theresa Mae, 59: b June 14, 1950, Columbus, to Paul John and Helen Lucy (Shotkoski) Jazwick; m Ernest Lawrence Schmidt, Jan 9, 1971, Platte Center; sc Kurt, Craig, Brent, Nathan; died Aug 12, 2009, rural Monroe; burial Ss Patrick/Joseph Cemetery, Platte Center

SCHWANKE, Nancy A, 68: b May 12, 1941, Norfolk, to Otto and Clara (Ragotzke) Schwanke; died June 12, 2009, Fremont; burial Memorial Cemetery, Fremont

SELICHNOW, Gayle R, 70: b July 9, 1938, Platte County, to Roy and Caroline (Weber) Selichnow; m Norma Roschynialski, 1963; sc Brad; died June 1, 2009, Columbus; burial Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Columbus

SEVERIN, Ethel, 94: b July 18, 1915, rural Leigh, to Adam and Daisy (Sayers) Fuhr; m Fred W Severin, Feb 23, 1936, Leigh; sc Darlene Charipar, Diane Hellbusch, Doris Craig; died Sept 19, 2009, Columbus; burial Leigh Cemetery

SIEFKEN, Leona: b July 4, 1924, rural Leigh, to William and Clara (Marty) Johannes; m Elmer Heins, May 26, 1943; m Paul Siefken, July 26, 1945; sc Leon, Dale, Darlynn; died Aug 4, 2009

SINDELAR, Vlasta L, 89: b Nov 10, 1919, Omaha, to Karel and Marie (Jukl) Dvorak; m Mike F Sindelar Jr, Sept 26, 1939, Heun; sc Ervin, Michael, Marian Ring, Veronica Flamme; died June 1, 2009, Clarkson

SLADKY, Mathias "Math" J, 78: b Sept 12, 1930, Wahoo, to Mathias G and Sophie (Hobza) Sladky; m Dorothy "Dottie" Skoda, Sept 12, 1994, Lincoln; sc Robert A, Edna Mae Fencl; died June 9, 2009, Valparaiso; burial St Francis Cemetery

SLIVA, Sandra Ann "Sandy", 49: b Sept 4, 1960, Columbus, to Arthur and Elverine (Foltz) Pillen; m Mark Sliva, Oct 26, 1991, St Edward; sc Tony, Erika; died Sept 26, 2009, Albion; burial Ss Patrick/Joseph Cemetery, Platte Center

SPEHR, Lydia Johanna Fenske: m Rev Otto Spehr, 1943, Akron, Iowa; sc Ruth Stone, Paul, Jeanette Cole; died Aug 26, 2009

STEPAN, Anne Frances, 87: b Nov 24, 1921, Stanton County, to Frank V and Anna Trojan Kucera; m James Stepan Jr, May 28, 1946, Stanton; sc Janet Anne Switzer, Katherine Rose Kazakoff, Robert James, James David; died Mar 31, 2009, Stanton

STODOLA, Donald Gene, 67: b Aug 26, 1941, rural Leigh, to Albin and Adeline (Richtig) Stodola; m Alice M Fritz, Sept 18, 1965, Elgin; sc Jeff, John, Jason, Linda Hadcock, Laurie Stephenson; died June 19, 2009, Stanton; burial Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk

STREBLOW, Richard W, 78: b Aug 19, 1931, Tarnov, to George H and Phlippine "Bena" (Michelsen) Streblow; m Doris; sc Randy, Russell, Roger, Jolene Oltmanns, Judy Denton; died Oct 13, 2009, rural Leigh; burial Humphrey Cemetery

STUTHMAN, Bertha A, 94: b Dec 30, 1914, Stanton, to John and Marie (Hartman) Heinold; m Carl Stuthman, Feb 27, 1938, Stanton; sc Jeanette Hoppmann, LaFaye Weyhrich; died bef Oct 7, 2009; burial Pilger Cemetery

SWANSON, Gladys M, 83: b May 8, 1926, to Herman and Carrie (Nielsen) Kunneman; m Virgil Swanson, May 30, 1944, Stanton; sc LeeRoy, Michael, Karen Prososki; died Oct 13, 2009, Clarkson; burial Schuyler Cemetery

THEISEN, John F (Dr), 83: m Valeria; sc Frank, Mary Jo Stegman, Patty Brown; died June 6, 2009, Schuyler

TROFHOLZ, Ronald D, 76: b Aug 16, 1932, Richland, to Cyril and Agnes (Jura) Trofholz; m Norma J Bruns, Sept 2, 1952; sc Shelly, Greg, Jim; died July 24, 2009, Florida

UECKER, Lillian, 98: b Dec 1, 1910, near Hoskins, to Victor and Margaret (Leif) Olson; m Reuben Uecker, Aug 7, 1936, Norfolk; died Nov 20, 2009 [Clarkson?]; burial Clarkson National Cemetery

UZENDOSKI, Emily Jane (Dr), 67: b Jan 17, 1942, Palmer, to Michael Stanley and Rose Kathryn (Choyeski) Uzendoski; m George Baca, 1964, Omaha; sc Michele Uzendoski; died Dec 7, 2009, Columbus

VIDLAK, Leonard A “Len”: b Nov 19, 1927, Abie, to James and Lillian (Brecka) Vidlak; m Lorraine Podany, Apr 15, 1948, Schuyler; sc Lana Birkel, Lori Janak, Lenny; died Jan 23, 2009, David City; burial St Mary's Cemetery, David City

VOECKS, Leona, 97: b Oct 18, 1911, Norfolk, to William and Amanda Schwanebeck; sc Gary, Lois Theasmeyer; died Sept 27, 2009, Thornton, Colorado

WAGNER, Robert J "Bob", 71: b May 15, 1938, Dunning, to Clyde and Mary (Lewis) Wagner; m Frieda Hoesche, Feb 5, 1970, North Platte; sc Quentin, Mike, Mary White, Vicki Burley, Lori Kritikos; died Aug 31, 2009, Schuyler

WEBER, Alta Mae Ruth, 75: b July 7, 1933, Dorchester; m Ivan “Stub” Weber; sc Marty, Linda Bachman, Sharri Kasl; died Feb 6, 2009, Lincoln; burial Dorchester Cemetery

WEIHER, Catherine B, 90: b Aug 29, 1919, Pierce County, to Herman and Maggie (Lange) Meyer; m Harry Weiher, Nov 28, 1940; sc Sandy Ehlers, Harriet Coble, Pat Macumber, Frank, Deb Klug, Joni Brand; died Oct 29, 2009; burial New Lutheran Cemetery [Norfolk?]

WENDT, Earl V, 80: b Dec 2, 1928, Leigh, to Walter and Katherine (Reininger) Wendt; m Joy Harding, Dec 22, 1952, Houston, Texas; sc Terry, Ricky, Gary, Dedri; died Apr 25, 2009, Clarkson; burial Leigh Cemetery

WENT, Elmer “Bud”, 93: b July 29, 1915, Enid, Oklahoma, to John and Anna (Asche) Went; m Hilda Groteluschen, Nov 20, 1939, Sioux City, Iowa; sc Ron, Sharon Behlen, Terry, Gerolyn, Jan Wietfeld; dc Rhonda; died Feb 1, 2009, Columbus; burial Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Columbus

WIDHALM, Cletus H, 83: b June 15, 1925, rural Cornlea, to Leopold and Walburga (Rossler) Widhalm; m Lucille C Moser, Aug 24, 1954, Humphrey; sc Clarence, Joan Bahns, Jane Bruegger, Ron, Alvin, Roy, Lyle, Maria Schneider, Leon; died Jan 7, 2009, Norfolk; burial St Francis Catholic Cemetery, Humphrey

WIEDNER, Luke, 78: b Apr 27, 1931, rural Cornlea, to Ferdinand H Weidner Sr and Agnes Brandl; m Arlene Cerny, Feb 6, 1951, Madison; sc Jeanne Esparza, Lonnie, Scott; died Apr 27, 2009, Norfolk; burial St Francis Catholic Cemetery [Humphrey?]

WIESELER, Nicholas J, 22: b Nov 17, 1986, Holdrege, to Gary and Cindy (Mueller) Wieseler; died July 26, 2009, Seward; burial St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Leigh

WILCH, Darlene, 82: b Oct 29, 1926, Schuyler, to Elmer and Lenora (Kroeger) Folken; m Glen H Wilch, July 18, 1948, Schuyler; sc Karen Murphy, Deb Christensen, Steve, Dennis, David; died Mar 25, 2009, Schuyler; burial Schuyler Cemetery

WILKE, Arthur, 90: b July 18, 1918, rural Leigh, to Herman "Rudolf" and Marie (Marty) Wilke; m Georgia Frese, Mar 5, 1940, Blair; sc Sidney, Philip, Martin, David, Quentin, Clark, Colin, John, Andrew, Luke, Gloria Wilke Miller, Andrey Sayers; died July 7, 2009, Osmond; burial Christ Lutheran Cemetery, rural Columbus

WOEPPEL, Floyce Fern, 93: b July 27, 1915, rural Stanton, to James and Grace (Barr) Kingston; m Clifford Woeppel, Mar 30, 1947; sc Cliff, Dan, Jim, Bill, Ed; died Apr 2, 2009, Stanton; burial Stanton Cemetery

WOLFF, Zeublun D, 18: b Sept 14, 1990, Norfolk, to Brad and Donna (Frazier) Wolff; died Mar 1, 2009, Norfolk

WOLTA, Elmer, 84: b Aug 5, 1924, rural Colfax County, to Carl and Edith (Schroeder) Wolta; m Elaine Bauman, June 20, 1945, Schuyler; sc Larry, Richard; died June 4, 2009, Schuyler

WURDEMAN, Ruth M, 91: b July 26, 1917, rural Colfax County, to Lewis and Margaret (Mackenstaddt) Bridges; m Edgar Wurdeman, Sept 18, 1940, Wayne; sc Dennis; Eunice Settgast; dc inf son, inf dau; died June 25, 2009, Columbus; burial Christ Lutheran Cemetery, rural Columbus

ZILA, Elizabeth "Lis", 92: b Aug 18, 1919, Olean, rural Howells, to Joe and Mary (Dolejs) Evert; m Henry Rhode, Jan 12, 1938, Olean; m George Zila, June 11, 1976, Winnetoon; sc Shirley Schroeder, Doris Meyer; dc Janet, Marlene; died July 24, 2009, Verdigre; burial St Michael's Cemetery, West Point

ZIMA, Donald James, 76: b Dec 6, 1933, Abie, to James and Laura (Krenk) Zima; m Margaret Krumbach, Shelby, Dec 2, 1967; sc Joan Leu, Donna; died bef Dec 22, 2009


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