Platte Co., NE - 1957 BMD NEGenWeb Project
PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS
RECORDED IN THE COLUMBUS NEWSPAPERS
--1957--


The Columbus Daily Telegram, January 7, 1957
DIED
LUSIENSKI--Funeral services for Mrs. Edward F. Lusienski, 71, a former Columbus resident, were held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernard Catholic church in Omaha with burial in Calvary cemetery.
    A resident of Omaha the past two years, Mrs. Lusienski died Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital in that city.
    As Nell Regan, daughter of John and Mary O'Keef Regan, she was born Nov. 28, 1885 in County Cork, Ireland. At an early age she came with her parents to Platte Center, where she attended St. Joseph's school.
    She was united in marriage to Edward F. Lusienski at St. Joseph's church in Platte Center and they resided in that community until 1934 when they came to Columbus. In 1955 they moved to Omaha to live with their daughter, Mrs. C. J. Hittner. Mr. Lusienski is a former Nebraska state senator.
    Surviving are her husband; daughter, Mrs. C. J. Hittner of Omaha; sons, Dean of Omaha and Edward J. of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Mrs. Ann Sheridan and Mrs. Francis Kemnitz of Columbus, 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A daughter, Catherine, died in infancy and Mrs. Lusienski was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.
    Pallbearers were nephews Dick Kemnitz, Ray and Jack Gladfelter, Bill Brock and Albert Wunderlich, all of Columbus, and Don Williams of Omaha.
    Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral included Edward J. Lusienski of Salt Lake City; Sister M. Gwendolyn of Portland, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kemnitz and Dick, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brock, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wunderlich, Mr. and Mrs. Blake Gladfelter and family, Mrs. Josie Soulliere, J. A. Borg, Edd Kelly and William Remeakers, all of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs.Herman Luetkenhaus of Richland; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hittner and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hittner of Cornlea.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, January 21, 1957
DIED
GALUS--Frank Galus dies today; services on Thursday
    TARNOV -- (Special) -- Frank Galus, 72, died today at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Norfolk after a short illness.
    Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic church. Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Duesman Funeral home in Humphrey where the body will lie in state until the hour of the service.
    Mr. Glaus (sic) was born July 14, 1884* at Tarnov, Poland. Coming to the United States in 1904, he lived in Chicago for a time before coming to Nebraska. For the last 32 years he made his home with Joe Paprocki of Tarnov.
    Surviving are two brothers, Tom and Stanley of Omaha, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joe.--[submited by Marge Galus Sandlier Note: Birth records from Leki Gorne, Poland, show Frank's birth date as June 18, 1884.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, February 11, 1957
DIED
JONES--Evan L. Jones Dies; Services on Wednesday
    GENOA--(Special)--Evan L. Jones, 85, died Saturday at his home north of Genoa.
    Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the family home and at 2 p.m. at the Palestine Baptist church with the Rev. M. G. Jones of Birmingham, Ala., in charge. Burial will be in the Postville cemetery at Monroe.
    Mr. Jones, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, was born August 21, 1871, at Towyma, North Wales and came to the United States in 1889. The following year he came to Platte county, where he engaged in farming.
    Surviving are four children, Elsie, John and Raymond, at home, and Mrs. Gwendolyn James of Lindsay; brother, David of North Wales; and sister, Miss Elsie Jones of North Wales. His wife, Margaret Ann, whom he married Dec. 28, 1892 in Columbus preceded him in death in 1935 at Lindsay.
    Hasch Funeral home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 6, 1957
DIED
PERRY--Charles (Harry) Perry, 67, of 1965 32nd avenue, died last night in St. Mary's hospital where he was a patient for about 10 days. He was a retired Columbus businessman.
    Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Bonaventure Catholic church with the Rev. Fr. Roch Hettinger, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
    Rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gahan funeral home where the body will lie in state after 1 p.m. Thursday.
    Mr. Perry, son of the late Frank and Velma McCarty Perry, was born at O'Neill, Neb., on March 9, 1890, and received his education in the O'Neill schools.
    For many years Mr. Perry was in partnership with George Condon of Omaha in a road construction company.
    He married Caroline Mostek on Sept. 25, 1937 at St. Bonaventure Catholic church in Columbus, and they made their home here. Mr. Perry owned and operated Perry's Bar on twelfth street for about 10 years before he retired in 1951.
    A Catholic, he was a member of St. Bonaventure parish and a former member of the Holy Name society.
    He was affilated [sic] with the Eagles lodge and was a former member of the Izaak Walton league.
    Surviving are his wife; two brothers, Fay of Maywood, Calif., and Frank of Dixon, Ill.; four nieces and four nephews. Two brothers, Lee and Glenn, preceded him in death.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 8, 1957, pg. 3
DIED
WELCH, ROBERT C. [May 31, 1878 - March 7, 1957] and WELCH, CHARLES H. [February 3, 1872 - March 7, 1957]
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran church, Shell Creek, for Robert C. Welch, 78, and his brother, Charles H. Welch, sr., 85, lifetime residents of this community, who died Thursday morning.
    The two brothers, residing less than two miles apart, died at their farm homes northeast of Columbus. Robert passed away at 8:40 a.m. after a year's illness and Charles, who had also been in poor health the past year, expired at 11:45 a.m. He was in failing health the last three months.
    The bodies will lie in state at the Gass Funeral home from 11 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday, then at the church until the time of the service. The Rev. J. N. Marxen will officiate at the funeral rites. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.
    Charles and Robert Welch, sons of the late Henry and Margaret Pilling Welch, were born on their parents' homestead in Colfax county where they resided nearly all their lives. Both lived on the home farm after their marriages, but when Charles retired eight years ago, he and his wife moved to a small acreage one-half mile west of St. John's church. Robert, also retired the last few years, remained on the home farm.
    Charles Welch was born Feb. 3, 1872 and received his education at District 8 school in Colfax county of which he later served as a board member for 25 years.
    He was a member of the Modern Woodmen for almost 60 years and a former president and vice-president of Farmers Union Local No. 370, Shell Creek, in which he still held membership at the time of his death. He was also manager of Welch's Community hall for 24 years.
    Mr. Welch was an active member of St. John's Lutheran church, Shell Creek, and it was there that he married Mary Luchsinger on May 16, 1900. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1950.
    Charles is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Stella) Lusche, Mrs. Ruby Egger, Mrs. Leonard (Lucille) Henggeler and Mrs. Andrew (Mary) Mikkelsen, all of Columbus; four sons, William, Charles and Chester of Columbus and David of Coalinga, Calif.; 33 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
    Robert Welch was born May 31, 1878, and attended District 8 school. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.
    On Feb. 2, 1904, he married Alma Loseke at St. John's church and they observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1954.
    Surviving are his wife; five children, Mrs. Edward (Maggie) Mackenstadt of Leigh, Walter Welch and Mrs. Walter (Vera) Loseke, both of Richland, Mrs. Earl (Annie) Bridges and Mrs. Eldon (Mabel) Kasper of Columbus; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
    The brothers are also survived by three sisters, Mary E. Welch of Columbus, Mrs. Lucille Voss of Fremont and Mrs. Stella Kurth of Bennett, Colo.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, June 29, 1957
DIED
HULSEBUS--Former Platte county farmer dies today.
    Bernard Hulsebus, sr., 98, former Platte county farmer, passed away at 7 a.m. today at the Old People's Home, Aurora.
    Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Gass Funeral Home chapel and 2:30 p.m. at Shell Creek Baptist church with the Rev. P. T. Hunsicker officiating. Burial will be in the Shell Creek Cemetery. the body will lie in state at the Gass Chapel from 3 p.m. Monday until the hour of the service.
    Mr. Hulsebus was born January 18, 1859 in Flachsnur, Ostfriesland, Germany. His parents are the late Pete and Mary Hulsebus. He received his education in Germany. In 1884, Mr. Hulsebus married Engeline Ahrenholz.
    They moved to America in 1885 and settled near Erling, Ia. In 1890, they moved to Platte Center, and from 1920 to 1933, the family resided in White and Corona, South Dakota. They moved to Platte Center in 1933, where they resided until Mrs. Hulsebus' death in 1945. Since that time Mr. Hulsebus has made his home with his children and in Old People's Homes in Fremont and Aurora. He was a member of the Shell Creek Baptist church.
    Survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. John Hassebrook, Platte Center; Mrs. Anna Sorenson, Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Minnie Hulsebus and Mrs. William Hassebrook, Columbus; Mrs. Berthol Holloway, Redwood Falls, Minnesota; Mrs. Albert Holloway, Fergus Falls, Minnesota; Mrs. Roy Hatra, David City; and Mrs. Edward Shuck, Corvallis, Oregon; four sons, Pete, Omaha; Bernard, Columbus; Henry and John, White, South Dakota; 35 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, one daughter, his parents, brothers and sisters.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, July 9, 1957
DIED
HOOK--Funeral services Wednesday for Mrs. Mary Hook
    Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hook, 71, Columbus, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gass Funeral chapel with the Rev. George Swieney in charge, and at 2:30 p.m. at the Shell Creek Baptist church with the Rev Paul Hunsicker officiating. Burial will be in the Shell Creek Baptist cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass chapel until the time of the service.
    Mrs. Hook died Monday morning in Morys Haven after a lingering illness.
    The daughter of George and Talena Hulsebus Borchers, she was born July 13, 1885 in Iowa, and came to Nebraska as a child. She lived in Platte Center, Shell Creek township and Columbus.
    She was thrice married: to August Woodrick, in 1913; to Arnold Black in 1923; and to Arnold Hook in September, 1948. Mr. Hook was killed in an auto accident shortly after their marriage.
    A Baptist, Mrs. Hook was a member of the Mission Society of the Bible Baptist church and was a past president of the Ladies Aid Society of the First Baptist church.
    She is survived by one son, George R. Borchers of Omaha; three stepchildren, Mrs. George Payne of Fullerton, Calif.; Edward Woodrick of Michigan and Mrs. C. R. Ott of Sawyer, Mich., and many cousins in this vicinity. Her parents and brother, the Rev. John Borchers preceded her in death.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, October 7, 1957
DIED
HEINEN--Anton Heinan dies; funeral services Tuesday
    HUMPHREY (Special) -- Anton Heinan, 64, a retired farmer, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Norfolk where he was a patient the last two months.
    Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic church with burial in the parish cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Maynard Billig will officiate. Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. today.
    Mr. Heinan, son of John and Philomena Heinan, was born Nov. 18, 1892 at Humphrey and attended St. Francis parochial school.
    He married Josephine Wemhoff on Sept. 1, 1917 at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic church near Humphrey. They resided on his parents' farm three miles south of Humphrey until six years ago when they retired and moved into town.
    Mr. Heinan was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.
    He was one of the directors of the Madison Creamery and a former director of the Farmers Union Co-op of Humphrey.
    Surviving are his wife; six sons, Norbert of Long Beach, Calif., Art of Seattle, Wash., John of Kankakee, Ill., Edgar of Wheaton, Minn., Al of Underwood, Minn., and Ted of Humphrey; five daughters, Mrs. Francis (Beatta) Van Dyke of Underwood, Minn., Mrs. William (Clara) Schwarz of Grangeville, Ida., Mrs. Robert (Rita) Seume of Omaha, Mrs. Art (Bernie) Reinhart of Lincoln and Mrs. Alvin (JoAnn) Van Dyke of Humphrey; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Wemhoff of Cottonwood, Ida., Mrs. Teckla Boyes of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Maria Pelster of Los Angeles and Mrs. Margaret Lewis of Humphrey; and 31 grandchildren.
    An infant daughter, Mary Ann, preceded him in death.
    Pallbearers will be Carroll Magsamen, Roy Schumacher, Earl Lewis, Clem Rist, George Brockhaus and Francis Wemhoff. Members of the Knights of Columbus will attend the funeral in a body.

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