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PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS
RECORDED IN THE COLUMBUS NEWSPAPERS
--1958--


The Columbus Daily Telegram, [unknown date], 1958
KLOPPEL--Died in Colorado - Mrs. Jennie Kloppel, 93, a former resident of Leigh, died Saturday in Aurora, Colo. Survivors include two sons, Reginald H. of Crawford, Neb., and H.R. of St. Petersburg Fla., and a daughter, Mrs. E.C. Jungbluth of Aurora, Colo. Burial will be at Leigh with the Gass Funeral home in charge of arrangements.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, January 3 (?), 1958
KNEIFEL--Former Resident Dies - Joe S. Kneifel, a former Coumbus resident, died Wednesday night in Yakima, Wash., where he lived the past 38 years. He was employed by the Gottberg Auto company in Columbus.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, January 6, 1958
HEBDA--Funeral services for John J. Hebda, 73, of 654 25th Avenue, will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic church with the Rev. Fr. John Schniegenberg, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.
    Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. today at the Gahan Funeral home, where the body lies in state.
    Mr. Hebda, a retired Union Pacific Railroad employee, died Saturday morning in St. Mary’s hospital after an illness of six months.
    He was born May 27, 1884 in Poland, the son of Joe and Agnes Wadas Hebda. Coming to Nebraska in 1908, he farmed in Valley county until 1922, then was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad in Columbus until his retirement in 1953. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Workers.
    Mr. Hebda was united in marriage to Antonia Persak on Nov. 22, 1911 in Valley county. She passed away in 1925, and on June 2, 1929 he married Anna Swirczek in Fullerton.
    A Catholic, Mr. Hebda was a member of St. Anthony’s church since coming to Columbus.
    He is survived by his wife, Anna; one daughter, Mrs. Joe (Valeria) Wozny of Columbus; one son, Frank of Santa Barbara, Calif.; two stepsons, Julius Swirczek of Long Beach, Calif., and Ted Swirczek of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Josephine Swirczek, at home; 12 grandchildren; a brother and sister, Andrew and Caroline, in Poland; two half-sisters, Victoria Rayhon of Rahway, N.J., and Mary Hopta of Newark, N.J.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, January 10, 1958
JANSSEN--Mr. Janssen Dies - Otto Janssen who suffered a heart attack Thursday, died this morning at St. Mary's hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending. The body is at the McKown Funeral Home.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, January 11, 1958
JANSSEN--Funeral services Sunday for Otto F. Janssen
    Funeral services for Otto F. Janssen, 74, of 3119 14th street, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church with the Rev. John N. Slice, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial cemetery.
    The body lies in state at the McKown Funeral home.
    Mr. Janssen, in failing health the last 10 years, died Friday in St. Mary's hospital where he had been a patient following a heart attack Thursday.
    The son of M.J. and Nancy Rieken Janssen, he was born May 11, 1883 at Danforth, Ill., and received his education there. He was confirmed in St. John's Lutheran church at Danforth.
    On March 9, 1910 he was united in marriage to Sena Eden Rieken in Columbus. They farmed in Platte county until 1935, when they moved to Columbus.
    Mrs. Janssen died Feb. 10, 1947, and a son, Orval Richard, died in infancy. Several brothers and sisters also preceded Mr. Janssen in death.
    He is survived by six children, Wilford of Maywood, Calif., Mrs. Maynard (Doris) Speas of Ames, Ernest, Lorence, Leo and Mrs. Roy (Viola) Bernt of Columbus; five stepchildren, Oliver Rieken of Friona, Tex., Carl Rieken of Grand Island, Edward Rieken of Monroe, Herman Rieken and Mrs. Virgil Stone of Columbus; three brothers, Claus and Nelson of Danforth, Ill., and Edward of Houston, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Gerhard Wilkens of Danforth, Ill., and Mrs. Frank Beyers of Watseka, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, January 19, 1958
FLAKUS--Mrs. Mary Sokol Flakus of Los Angeles, Calif., a former resident of Duncan, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. She had suffered a heart attack that morning.
    Mrs. Flakus is survived by five daughters, three in South America and two in Los Angeles; three brothers, Charles Sokol of San Diego, Calif., Frank of St. Edward and Leo of Duncan; and three sisters, Mrs. Martin Koziol, Mrs. Henry Micek and Mrs. Frank Robak, all of Duncan.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Flakus; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sokol; and three brothers, John, Edward and Thomas.
    Funeral arrangements are not yet definite.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, January 27, 1958
JONES--Former Resident Dies - J. C. (Jake) Jones, 91, a former resident of Columbus, died Jan. 12 at LaGrange, Mo., where he lived with his sister, Miss Mary Belle Jones, 95. Funeral services were held Jan. 14. While in Columbus, Mr. Jones associated in the grocery business with J. Bushman and F.P. Kilts. He was affiliated with various branches of Masonry during his lifetime, but in recent years he was a member of the Blue Lodge.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, Februry 16 (?), 1958
JAHN--Louis J. Jahn dies; funeral services Tuesday
    Louis Joseph Jahn, 74, Columbus, a retired railroad employee, died at 5:15 a.m. today in the Mory's Nursing Home. The death of Mr. Jahn, who had been in failing health the past two years, was attributed to a heart attack.
    Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Bonaventure Catholic church with the Rev. Father Roch Hettinger in charge. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the McKown Funeral home after 1 p.m. Monday until the hour of the service. The Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Monday.
    Mr. Jahn, son of Alois and Anna Thanel Jahn, was born in Keya Paha county on December 22, 1883. He attended school in Polk county.
    In 1933 he married Nellie Mortensen in Madison and she passed away in 1949.
    Mr. Jahn worked for the railroad at the roundhouse in Grand Island, then worked as a fireman for the Northern Pacific in Wenatchee, Wash., before coming to Columbus in 1921 to work as a custodian for the Union Pacific railroad. He was retired from the Union Pacific in 1955.
    Mr. Jahn was a Catholic and a former member of the Sons of Hermann.
    He is survived by one brother, Joseph, Columbus; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Theresa) Gates, Columbus, Miss Anna Jahn, Wenatchee, Wash., and Mrs. Edgar (Bertha) Davis, Scottsbluff.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two sisters, Miss Adolphina Jahn and Mrs. Harry (Mary) Travis.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, February 17, 1958
KLUG--Mrs. Albert Klug dies; father one of city's founders
    Mrs. Albert Klug, 87, a lifetime resident of Platte county whose father, the late John Held, was one of the 13 original founders of Columbus, died at 3 a.m. today at 2819 14th street. Mrs. Klug had been in failing health since suffering a broken hip in July.
    Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m at the McKown Funeral Home chapel and at 2:30 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran church, with the Rev. John N. Slice, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Columbus cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of service.
    Mary Held, daughter of the late John and Margaret Schneller Held, was born July 29, 1870, in Bismark township of Platte county, where her parents had settled in 1857. She attended rural school.
    On Oct. 13, 1887, she was married to Albert Klug. They made their home in Columbus, where Mr. Klug operated a blacksmith shop. Mr. Klug died Jan. 23, 1942.
    Mrs. Klug was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran church, and active in the Ladies Aid.
    She is survived by one daughter, Martha Stubblefield of Columbus; a grandson, John M. O'Sullivan of Beaver City; and a half-brother, Otto Schwartz of Chapman.
    Mrs. Klug was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Clara O'Sullivan and Mrs. Hattie Malone; six brothers; one sister, and one half-brother.
    The family requests that memorials be made to the building fund of Trinity Ev. Lutheran church.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 18, 1958
LUSIENSKI--Funeral services for Edward F. Lusienski, 73, of Omaha, former several terms as a state senator, Columbus resident who served [sic--2 lines appear to be reversed] were held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernard's Catholic church in Omaha. Burial was in Calvary cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Don Hittner, Fremont; Raphael Gladfelter, Lincoln; Jack Gladfelter, Richard Kemnitz and William Brock, Columbus; and Dan Hittner, Omaha.
    Mr. Lusienski, who had made his home in Omaha the past few years, died last Wednesday in an Omaha hospital.
    Edward F. Lusienski was born in Columbus Dec. 24, 1884, the son of Constans and Katherine Juskiewic Lusienski, pioneer Platte county residents. He received his early education in St. Joseph's school, Platte Center, and later attended school in Omaha.
    Mr. Lusienski spent many years in Platte Center, and at various times worked as a general merchandise clerk, owned and operated a hotel, and was in the produce and newspaper business.
    Interested in public power and irrigation development, he served on the board of directors of the Loup River Public Power District.
    Mr. Lusienski, who came to Columbus in 1933, was elected to the bicameral legislature in 1933 and 1935. He was elected to the unicameral in 1945 and served until early in 1953, when he resigned for reasons of health.
    His wife, the former Nell Regan of Platte Center, died Jan. 3, 1957. The couple was married Nov. 4, 1914.
    Mr. Lusienski is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Maureen Hittner, Omaha; two sons Dean of Omaha and Edward J. of Bountiful, Utah; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

JOHNSON--Dies in Aurora - Mrs. Mary Johnson, 81, died this morning at the Beebe rest home in Aurora. Gahan Funeral home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.


The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 19, 1958
JOHNSON--Final rites for Mrs. Mary Johnson on Thursday
    Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Johnson, 81, will be held at 2:30 p.m Thursday at the Gahan Funeral home with the Rev. William Nollmann, pastor of the First Baptist church, in charge. Burial will be in the Columbus cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the funeral home from noon Thursday until the time of the service.
    Mrs. Johnson died Tuesday at the Beebe rest home at Aurora where she had lived since October, 1956. She was previously hospitalized in Norfolk for several years.
    The former Mary Kastanek, she was born in Austria in 1877 and lived in Colfax county, near Clarkson and Schuyler, before coming to Platte county.
    Her husband, Emil Johnson, preceded her in death. There are no immediate survivors.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 20, 1958
KILIAN--Nephew Dies - Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Sheldon received word this morning of the death of her nephew, James Alphonse Kilian, 66, at Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C. Born in Columbus on July 17, 1891, Mr. Kilian was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius N. Kilian, who lived here until 1901. Services will be held Saturday at the Hines Funeral home in Washington, and on Sunday at Fort Myer chapel, Arlington, Va., with burial in Arlington National cemetery.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 21, 1958
KILIAN--Kilian family has Army background
    By Francis M. Dischner
    Death of Lieut. Col. James A. Kilian in Washington, D.C. Thursday brings into focus a family with a strong Columbus background in which every one of the men, for three generations, served in the U.S. Army.
    The Columbus story started in 1889 when Julius N. Kilian, native of Germany, possessing an excellent education, unusual for an immigrant of that era, came to Columbus.
    Julius Kilian started in Columbus as editor of the Nebraska Biene, German language newspaper, which for many years enjoyed a healthy subscription list. As a sideline, having been admitted to the bar, he practiced law. In a then strong Democratic county, Republican Kilian managed to be elected Platte county judge in 1895.
    Organized Company K
    A year before the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Editor Kilian who had military service in Germany, organized a volunteer company which was designated K in the First Nebraska Regiment. The company went into service as a federal troop during the war and took part in the Philippine campaign.
    Intereting to note that, of all the Columbus men who were in Captain Kilian's company, only two are still living locally. They are State Senator August Wagner and Charles Brock. Mr. Wagner recalled that Kilian was a tough, but good commander. Overseas, Kilian soon left the Columbus company and eventually became a major.
    In 1901, Governor Dietrich appointed Kilian adjutant general of Nebraska and a short time later President McKinley offered him a captain's rank in the regular army, which he accepted. During the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, Kilian then a major, was sent to the stricken city to distribute food to the destitute while the city was under martial law.
    Considered an expert in Philippine affairs, he spent most of his army career on the Islands. He died Aug. 29, 1913 on board ship while returning from one of those tours of duty.
    Tradition Established
    Julius Kilian first came to Blair, where he met and married Myrtle Patrick, a sister of Mrs. C.C. Sheldon of Columbus. The couple had three children, Leo, James and Eunice, all born in Columbus.
    Leo chose the medical profession, served many years as an army doctor, and died in service. James spent all his adult life in the army, rose to lieuteant colonel, retiring a few years ago.
    Eunice is now Mrs. George Bruse of Sibley, Ia.
    James had three sons, Jack, James and Richard. All three chose the army for their careers. Jack died in Germany during World War II. James and Richard are still in the army. Their ranks and present locations are not currently known to Mrs. Sheldon. Also surviving are the widow and minor daughter, Nona.
    Funeral services will be held Saturday in Washington and burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 24, 1958
BEHRENS--Miss Alwine Behrens, 75, of 1703 10th street, died Saturday night at the Hoffmeister Nursing home at Genoa after an illness of about three months. Before entering the nursing home she had been hospitalized in Columbus and Omaha.
    Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gass Funeral chapel and at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran church with the Rev. A. H. Guettler pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass Funeral chapel after 11 a.m. Tuesday.
    Miss Behrens, a lifetime resident of Platte county, was born July 31, 1882, the daughter of Johann and Maria Kunneman Behrens. She was baptized and confirmed in Christ Lutheran church and received her education in Christ Lutheran parochial school and the Platte county rural schools.
    A resident of Columbus many years, Miss Behrens was a member of Immanuel Lutheran church.
    She is survived by her brother, William of Columbus and seven nieces and nephews.
    Miss Behrens was preceded in death by her parents, twin brother, Emile [sic], and her sister, Mrs. Emily Wurdeman.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, April 16, 1958
KAUFMAN--J. T. Kaufman dies suddenly this morning
    J. T. (Ted) Kaufman, 67, former owner of the Kaufman Hardware store, died unexpectedly about 9:35 a.m. today. He suffered a heart attack while at the store, and was taken to the Lutheran
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hospital by the emergency unit of the Columbus fire department, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
    Funeral arrangements are pending. Gass Funeral home is in charge.
    John Theodore Kaufman, a resident of Columbus since 1900, was associated in the hardware business here for about 40 years.
    He became owner of the Kaufman store after the death of his father. J.E. Kaufman in 1928, and operated the business until January, 1956, when he sold the store to his son-in-law, Gilbert Asche. Since that time, Mr. Kaufman helped at the store intermittently.
    He was a native of Hampton, Neb.
    Mr. Kaufman is survived by his wife, the former Emma Lusche; two children, Mrs. Gilbert Asche of Columbus and John Theodore jr., of Naugatuck, Conn.; five grandchildren; two brothers, William of Dutch Flat, Calif., and Herman of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Sophia Gass, Mrs. Ida Lohr and Mrs. Augusta Fontein all of Columbus.
    A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Telegram.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, April 17, 1958
KAUFMAN--Funeral services Friday for J.T. Kaufman
    Funeral services for John T. (Ted) Kaufman, 67, who was active in Columbus business circles for many years, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran church.
    The Rev. A.H. Guettler, pastor, will officiated [sic], and burial will be in the Columbus cemetery. The body will lie in state only at the Gass Funeral home, until the hour of service.
    Mr. Kaufman, former owner of the Kaufman Hardware store, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning. He was stricken with a heart attack.
    He was born July 25, 1890, at Hampton, the son of John E. and Augusta Gradowski Kaufman. He attended school in Hampton and later in Columbus, the family moving here in 1900.
    As a youth, he started to work in the lumberyard operated here by his father, and then went into the hardware store when his father started in that field.
    Upon the death of his father in October, 1928, Mr. Kaufman took over operation of the store and continued to operate it until January, 1956, when he sold the business to his son-in-law, Gilbert Asche. Since that time, he helped intermittently at the store.
    Mr. Kaufman married Emma Lusche on Oct. 16, 1912, in Columbus.
    Mr. Kaufman was a former member of the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department, served on the board of directors of Wayside Country Club, and had served on the board of the Columbus Mercantile Bureau, predecessor of the Chamber of Commerce. He was interested in agriculture and sports.
    He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran churh.
    Mr. Kaufman is survived by his wife; a son, John Theodore, jr., Naugatuck, Conn.; a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert (Rose) Asche, Columbus; five grandchildren; two brothers, William of Dutch Flat, Cal., and Herman of Columbus; and three sisters, Mrs. Sophia Gass, Mrs. Ida Lohr and Mrs. Augusta Fontein, all of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, April 22, 1958
KERN--George W. Kern dies; services on Wednesday
    George W. Kern, 74, a retired railroadman, died at 9:10 p.m. Monday in St. Mary's hospital. He had been ill since December.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McKown Funeral chapel by the Rev. J. Alan Justad, and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.
    The body will lie in state at the McKown chapel until the time of the services.
    Mr. Kern, a railroadman for 47 years, worked as a foreman for the Burlington Railroad at McCook Gillett and Sheridan, Wyo, and later was employed by the Union Pacific as foreman at Kansas City, Junction City and Marysville, Kans., Green River, Wyo., and Columbus.
    He was transferred here from Kansas City on March 7, 1937, and was mechanical foreman when he retired on Dec. 1, 1948, after 30 years of service with the Union Pacific.
    He was a member of the Union Pacific Retired Employees.
    Mr. Kern was a member of the Federated church and was affiliated with Masonic Lodge No. 135 at McCook.
    A native of Andrews, Ind., he was born Nov. 17, 1883, the son of George Adam and Elizabeth Catherine Kern. He attended school at Huntington, Ind.
    Surviving are his wife, the former Frances Wolf; five children, William of Denver, Mrs. Ray (Betty) Wilcynski of Ralston, Mrs. C.F. (Valla Jean) Veach and George W., jr., both of Columbus, Miss Helen of Omaha; and three grandsons.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
    The family requests that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, April 26, 1958
KINYON--Funeral services Monday for Mrs. Becky Kinyon
    Funeral services for Mrs. Becky E. (Nellie) Drum Kinyon, 95, a former Columbus resident who died in Oregon, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Gass Funeral chapel, and burial will be in the Columbus cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass chapel after 1 p.m. Sunday.
    Mrs. Kinyon, seriously ill the past nine months, died Thursday in a Pendleton, Ore., hospital. She had lived in Hermiston, Ore., the last 14 years.
    The former Becky Emery, she was born Sept. 23, 1862 at Quincy, Ill.
    She and Austin Drum were married Dec. 24, 1879, and lived in Osceola before coming to Columbus about 60 years ago. Mr. Drum died April 24, 1924.
    On March 15, 1925, she was married to William Kinyon of South Dakota. They lived in South Dakota for some time, and he died there.
    Mrs. Kinyon was a former member of the Royal Neighbors in Columbus.
    She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Dora) Magill and Mrs. Bess Perdue, both of Hermiston, Ore.; six grandchildren, Lyle Magill of Hermiston, Ore., Maurice Drum of Oregon, Leland Drum of Omaha, Neal Drum, jr., Dwayne Drum and Mrs. Lloyd Waldman, all of Columbus; and 10 great grandchildren.
    Preceding her in death were three sons, Lloyd (Buck) Drum, who died here April 12, Neal Drum, sr., and Ervin Drum, also several sisters and brothers.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, April 28, 1958
JONES--Charles Jones, former Columbus resident, dies
    Charles Jones, 69, of O'Neill, former Columbus resident, died about 3 a.m. today of injuries sustained in a traffic accident at O'Neill last Tuesday.
    Mr. Jones, father of C. Vincent Jones of Columbus, was a native of the Polk vicinity.
    As a young man, he was employed at a bank in Verona and later resided in Grand Island for a number of years. He came to Columbus and spent several years here, in the Central Finance office.
    Leaving Columbus early in 1940, Mr. Jones went to O'Neill, where he was manager of the Central Finance office.
    He is survived by his wife, Julia; son, C. Vincent, of Columbus; daughter, Mrs. Don Anderson of Vinton, Ia.; five brothers and four sisters.
    Funeral arrangements are pending.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, May 12, 1958
KISER--Samuel H. Kiser dies; services on Wednesday
    Samuel H. Kiser, 80, Columbus, a former Nance county sheriff, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in St. Mary's hospital where he was a patient the last two weeks. He had been ill about three months.
    Funeral services will be at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at the McKown Funeral home and at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist church with the Rev. J. Alan Justad, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the McKown Funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
    Mr. Kiser, who served as sheriff of Nance county in 1950-51, had been a semi-invalid the last several years following a stroke.
    A long-time resident of this area, he had worked for the Lyman Richey Sand & Gravel company at Bellwood and Columbus for about 13 years, was employed by the Loup River Public Power District at Genoa for five years and served as a policeman in Genoa for several years. He also worked as a guard at the Grand Island ordnance plant for two years.
    Since 1952 he had lived in Columbus.
    He was a member of the Methodist church and the Nebraska Sheriffs and Peace Officers association.
    The son of John and Mary Jane Auten Kiser, he was born August 21, 1877 at Willow Creek, in Saunders county.
    His marriage to Mattie Zehr Burmood took place August 9, 1922 and she preceded him in death Nov. 3, 1957.
    Surviving are their four children, Mrs. Louis (Fern) Birkel, Mrs. William (Donna) Cejka and Don Kiser, all of Columbus, and Jack Kiser of Fremont; five children by a previous marriage, Earl and Sam Kiser of Omaha, Clarence of Wichita, Kans., LaVern of Lincoln and Frances of Los Angeles; five stepchildren, Lee Burmood, Mrs. Elmer (Bess) Hodges and Mrs. Joe (Evelyn) Sock of Columbus, Mrs. Les (Clara) Ernst of Council Bluffs, Ia., and Russ Burmood, of Albion; 31 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, a great grandson, three brothers, Jess, Jim and Bill, and his sister, Evie.
    The family requests that memorials be given to the American Cancer society or the local Methodist church.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, June 19, 1958
KENT--John Kent Dies - John Kent, 66, Columbus, died this morning at the Masonic home in Plattsmouth. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gass Funeral chapel and burial will be in the Columbus cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. The body will lie in state at the Gass chapel after 11 a.m. Friday.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, June 20, 1958
KENT--Funeral services Saturday for John E. Kent
    Funeral services for John E. Kent, 66, who died Thursday morning at the Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gass chapel in Columbus. The Rev. J. Alan Justad will officiate, and burial will be in the Columbus cemetery.
    The body is lying in state at the Gass Funeral Home until the hour of service.
    Mr. Kent, who had been in poor health since 1940, had been at the Masonic Home since May 4, 1954.
    John Edward Kent was born Sept. 23, 1891, at Platte Center, the son of William E. and Anna L. Bucknell Kent. He attended Platte Center and North Bend schools, completing his education at Nebraska Military Academy in Lincoln.
    On Nov. 28, 1912, he married Hester Collins at the Presbyterian church in North Bend. They made their home in Omaha until 1928, when they moved to Columbus.
    Mr. Kent's occupation was that of a railroad engineer. He retired on disability in 1945.
    He was affiliated with the Masonic order, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, the Eastern Star, and the Izaak Walton League.
    Mr. Kent was a member of the Federated church.
    He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Arnold Oehlrich of Richland; three grandchildren, Dorcas Ann and Arnold Kent Oehlrich, and Mrs. Donald Muehlich of Schuyler; and one great-granddaughter, Dawnn Muehlich. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Pearl Kent of Mitchell.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, June 30, 1958
LUTJELUSCHE--Louis Lutjelusche, 88, of 2508 21st street, died Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at his home. In failing health for about a year, Mr. Lutjelusche was seriously ill the past two weeks.
    Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the family home and at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church, Shell Creek with the Rev. W.H. Saas officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass Funeral Home Chapel from this afternoon until 10:30 Tuesday morning when it will be taken to the family home, there to remain until the hour of the service.
    Louis Lutjelusche, son of J.H. and Ann Borchers Lutjelusche, was born July 30, 1869. He was born aboard ship as his parents were coming from Oldenburg, Germany to this country to make their home. They landed in Baltimore, Md. on August 6 and came directly to Colfax county to reside.
    His marriage to Milla Plugge took place September 25, 1907 at St. John's, Shell Creek, and they farmed in Colfax County until his retirement in the spring of 1946 when they moved to Columbus. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in September of 1957.
    Mr. Lutjelusche was a member of the Farmers Union. A member of St. John's Lutheran church all his life, he once served as a trustee on the board.
    He is survived by his wife, three sons, Arthur J. and Otto of Columbus, Ernest of Richland; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Muhle and Mrs. Martha Muhle of Columbus, Mrs. Hugo (Clara) Lueschen of Creston; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
    His parents, four brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren preceded him in death.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, July 5, 1958
KLUG--William Klug, 83, dies; funeral services Tuesday
    William Klug, 83, a pioneer resident of this community, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lutheran hospital after an illness of several months.
    Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gass Funeral chapel and at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church, Shell Creek, with the Rev. William H. Saas, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass Funeral chapel from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of the service.
    William Klug was born in Colfax county on August, 4, 1874, the son of Johann and Ann Gisin Klug. He received his education in District 8 school in Colfax county.
    On October 26, 1899, Mr. Klug married Anna Schutte in St. John's church. They lived on a farm in Platte county until 1943, when Mr. Klug retired and they moved to Columbus. Mrs. Klug died in 1949 and since that time he has made his home with his daughters.
    Mr. Klug, a member of St. John's Lutheran church, Shell Creek, served on the church council. He was, at one time, on the school board of District 2, and was an honorary member of the board of trustees of Midland College in Fremont. He received a citation for this a few years ago.
    He is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Clarence (Laura) Mueller and Mrs. (Esther) Groteluschen, both of Richland; Mrs. Alvina Siefken and Mrs. Harvey (Erna) Mueller, both of Columbus; four sons; Ewald and Ray of Columbus; Louis and Herbert of Richland; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Herman (Anna) Klug of Columbus; one brother, Emil Klug of Columbus.
    Preceding him in death besides his wife are: his parents; one son who died in infancy; two brothers Louie and John.
    Frank Kasper will have charge of memorials.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, July 19, 1958
HERRGUTH--Alvin Herrguth dies; funeral services Monday
    Alvin F. Herrguth, 63, a former Columbus resident, died unexpectedly about 4 p.m. Friday in the Grand Island Veterans hospital after a short illness. He was a veteran of World War I.
    The body will be brought to Columbus for burial, and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the McKown Funeral chapel with the Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside in Columbus cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the McKown chapel from 1 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service.
    Mr. Herrguth, son of Charles F. and Mary Louisa Schroeder Herrguth, was born in Platte Center on Nov. 13, 1894. He attended the public schools there, graduating with the Class of 1911, and then attended a business college in Omaha.
    After completing his schooling, he entered the employ of the Pollock Drug company in Columbus, located on the site of the present Fleischer Drug company where he worked until his enlistment in Company D, 355th Infantry, on April 29, 1918.
    Injured while serving overseas, Mr. Herrguth spent several months in overseas hospitals, and after the close of the war, he was hospitalized in the States for several months. Returning to Columbus after his discharge from the Army, he was employed at the Purity Drug company, now the Miessler Drug company.
    On March 9, 1921, he was united in marriage to Amy Wagner, and they had one daughter, June, now Mrs. Lloyd Loseke.
    Moving to Platte Center in 1929, Mr. Herrguth operated a cafe and grocery business there until September, 1955, at which time he moved to Grand Island, residing there until his death.
    Mr. Herrguth was a member of Parry Post 283, American Legion, at Platte Center, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Grand Island. He was a charter member of the Platte Center Lions club and a former member of Wayside Country club, Columbus.
    He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran church in Columbus.
    Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Loseke of Platte Center, one grandson, William, and one brother, Carl F. Herrguth of Columbus. His parents preceded him in death.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, July 22, 1958
KREIL--Burial Here - Mrs. Charles Kreil, a former Columbus resident whose husband was manager of the Hotel Evans, died Monday at Fort Dodge, Ia. Burial will be in the Columbus cemetery with graveside rites at 2 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. M.E. Schroer.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, August 4, 1958
KUSANT--Mrs. Kusant dies; rites Wednesday
    Mrs. Mary Kusant, 98, died unexpectedly in her sleep last night at her home, 1903 Eighth street. One of the oldest residents of Columbus, Mrs. Kusant had been blind the last two years and had [picture of Mrs. Mary Kusant] been in failing health before her death.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist church with the Rev. J.A. Justad pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the McKown Funeral chapel from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the service.
    Mrs. Kusant was born Feb. 29, 1860 at Ratzebuhr, Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Plath, and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 10. They settled in Passaic, N.J.
    Her marriage to Cornelious Kusant took place May 23, 1882 in Passiac, and they lived there until coming to Columbus in May, 1908. Mr. Kusant died here July 10, 1940.
    Mrs. Kusant joined the Methodist church in 1917, and was a member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service.
    She is survived by her son, Clarence H. Kusant of Columbus.
    Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Hanna Brunken and Mathilda Plath; three brothers, Leopold, Gus and William Plath.
    Memorials may be given to the Methodist church building fund.

KNOWLTON--Infant Dies - David Earl Knowlton, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Knowlton of Monroe, died shortly after birth Saturday at the Lutheran hospital. The Rev. A.H. Guettler officiated at graveside services at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gruetli cemetery. The Gass Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. David is survived by his parents; a sister, Rebecca Lynne; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Reese of Henderson and Mrs. Anna Knowlton of Davenport; and two great grandmothers, Mrs. Emma Reese of Monroe and Mrs. Katie Bonin of Davenport.


The Columbus Daily Telegram, August 7, 1958
KOOP--Dies at Fullerton - Mrs. Frances Koop died about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fullerton Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for two days. She is survived by a son, Walter, of Los Angeles. Funeral arrangements are pending, with the Miller Funeral home of St. Edward in charge.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, September 6, 1958
JENNY--Mrs. Andrew Jenny dies; funeral services Monday
    Mrs. Andrew Jenny, 59, of 2906 17th street, died Friday afternoon in the Lutheran hospital after a lingering illness of about a year and a half. A former resident of the Leigh community, she had lived in Columbus the last three years.
    Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Gass Funeral home and at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev. J.N. Slice, pastor, in charge. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass Funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.
    Mrs. Jenny, nee Olga Loseke, was born at Neboville, Neb., on Dec 20, 1898, the daughter of Louie and Anna Littlemen Loseke. As a young girl, she was baptized and confirmed in Christ Lutheran church at Leigh and attended Christ Lutheran school.
    Her marriage to Andrew Jenny took place Feb. 25, 1919 at Leigh, and they lived in that community until coming to Columbus in June, 1955.
    She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church until her membership was transferred to Trinity Lutheran church in Columbus. At Leigh she was a member of the Missionary Society, Ladies Guild and also the Leigh Woman's club.
    Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Ray (Pearl) Delaney of Blair, Mrs. Ray (Bernice) Gronek of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Henry (Darlene) Hefti of Clarkson; two sons, Jerome of Blair and Elmer of Olathe, Kans. 10 grandchildren; her father, L.L. Loseke of Leigh; six sisters, Mrs. Louise Ahrens and Mrs. Elsie Chamberlain of Tekamah, Mrs. Emma Stott of Olathe, Kans., Mrs. Hulda Olson of Fremont, Mrs. Irene Hajek of Columbus and Mrs. Lillian Bonner of Leigh; two brothers, Louie E. Loseke of Columbus and Hugo Loseke of St. Augustine, Fla.
    She was preceded in death by her mother and one grandson, David Jenny.
    Memorials may be given to the Trinity Lutheran church building fund.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, September 8, 1958
JAWORSKI--T. S. Jaworski dies; funeral services Tuesday
    Thomas S. Jaworski, 57, of Springfield, former Columbus resident, died suddenly Saturday morning.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kahler Mortuary in Papillion. Graveside services and burial are scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Catholic cemetery in Columbus.
    Thomas S. Jaworski, son of Thomas S. and Catherine Curulo Jaworski, was born Feb. 4, 1901, in Columbus, and received his education in Columbus schools.
    He is survived by three brothers, Jake of Columbus, Charles S. of Jennings, La., and Emil G. of Ingelwood, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Chohon of Columbus and Mrs. Agnes Imig of Inglewood, Calif. Mr. Jaworski was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Rose, and four brothers, Lon M., John T., Joe F., and Steve, who died in infancy.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, October 2 (?), 1958
KAUFMAN--Died - William E. Kaufman of Fremont died there this morning. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel of the Fred Bader funeral home. Mr. Kaufman was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Svea C. Loomis of Columbus.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, October 8, 1958
JAWORSKI--Jaworski Funeral - Funeral services for Mrs. Lon (Anne) Jaworski, 69, a former Columbus resident who died in Omaha, will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception church in Omaha with burial in Mary Magdalene cemetery. Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. today at the Dworak mortuary in Omaha.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, November 6, 1958
KEEFER--Word of Death - Word has been received of the unexpected death of Dwayne L. Keefer, 28, at Poplar, Mont., this morning. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Keefer, sr., of Columbus, and husband of the former Helen Marie Bandur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bandur of Duncan. Also surviving are two daughters, and three brothers, Herman, jr., Richard and Merlyn, all of Columbus. The body will be brought to Columbus for funeral services and burial, with the McKown Funeral home in charge. Complete arrangements are pending.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, November 7, 1958
KEEFER--Services will be held Monday for Dwayne Keefer
    Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Bonaventure Catholic church for Dwayne Leroy Keefer, 28, who died unexpectedly Thursday morning in a Poplar, Mont., hospital. He had been ill since Saturday.
    The Rev. Fr. Roch Hettinger will officate at the requiem Mass and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery with military graveside rites by the American Legion.
    Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Sunday at the McKown Funeral chapel, where the body will lie in state after 1 p.m. Sunday.
    Mr. Keefer, formerly of Columbus, was manager of the Fort Peck motel in Poplar, Mont.
    The son of Herman T. and Anna Kaipust Keefer, he was born May 28, 1930 at Newton, Ia., and was graduated from Columbus High school in 1948. He served in the Navy from 1948 to 1952.
    On June 24, 1953 he married Helen Marie Bandur in Duncan.
    He was a member of the Holy Name society and the Knights of Columbus.
    Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Kayleen Ann, 3, and Joan Marie, 1; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Keefer, and three brothers, Richard, Herman, jr., and Merlyn, all of Columbus.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, November 10, 1958
KORTE--Adolph Korte dies; services on Tuesday
    Adolph F. Korte, 79, of 3004 20th street, died Saturday evening in Morys Haven. Although bedfast for three years, Mr. Korte had been critically ill only one day.
    Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gass Funeral chapel and at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church, Shell Creek, with the Rev. William Saas in charge. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass chapel until the time of the service.
    Mr. Korte, a lifetime resident of this area, was born Jan. 2, 1879 near Schuyler the son of William and Christina Korte.
    He married Anna Louise Rickert on April 25, 1901, and they had two children. She died in 1906.
    On April 16, 1910, Mr. Korte married Clara Heibel. They lived on an acreage 10 miles northeast of Columbus until 1945, when they moved into town. Mr. Korte was a painter.
    A member of St. John's Lutheran church, Shell Creek, he was active in church affairs and had served on the church council.
    He is survived by his wife, Clara, his daughter, Mrs. Sam (Irene) Drinnin, and son, Lester Korte, by his first marriage; four grandchildren, Sam, jr., Katherine and Grace Drinnin and June Korte; one great granddaughter, Judy Drinnin; five sisters, Mrs. Amalie Behrens, Mrs. Minnie Hunteman, Mrs. Caroline Loseke, Miss Rose Korte and Mrs. Adolph hoge, all of Columbus.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, November 24, 1958
SCHEFCICK--John Schefcick dies; services on Wednesday
    John Schefcick, 85, a retired Union Pacific railroadman, died Sunday at his home at first street and 15th avenue.
    Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic church with the Rev. Fr. Armand Lubanski, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the McKown Funeral home from 1 p.m Tuesday until the hour of the service and Rosary will be prayed there at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
    Mr. Schefcick, born February 12, 1873 in Poland, was a resident of Nebraska for many years. He farmed in Nance County before coming to Columbus.
    His wife, the former Mary Knopick, whom he married at Krakow, Nebraska, preceded him in death November 21, 1954.
    He is survived by ten children, John jr. of Omaha; Mrs. Nellie Ballew of San Francisco; Mrs. Ray (Josephine) Schutt of Long Beach, California; Frank of Bardonia, New York; Pete of San Mateo, California; Joe, Steve, Mrs. John (Helen) Price, Mrs. Julius (Vera) Schmit and Mrs. Harry (Frances) Blahak, all of Columbus. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, November 25, 1958
KERSENBROCK--Prominent Columbus woman dies
    Mrs. Herman J. Kersenbrock, 76, prominent Columbus resident, was found dead Monday evening at her home, 1759 27th avenue.
    Neighbors became concerned over the absence of activity at the Kersenbrock home and summoned authorities, who entered the residence and found the body of Mrs. Kersenbrock in her bedroom. It was determined that death resulted from natural causes, but the exact time of death was not known.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gass Funeral chapel with the Rev. Harold B. Taylor officiating, and burial will be in the Columbus cemetery. Graveside rites will be conducted by Harmony Chapter No. 13, Order of Eastern Star.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass chapel after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
    Mrs. Kersenbrock, as Blanche Gertrude Niewohner, was born Aug. 25, 1882, at Logan, Ia., the daughter of Edward J. and Frances Hiernich Niewohner. When Blanche was three years of age, the family moved to Port Byron, Ill., where Mr. Niewohner had purchased a jewelry store.
    In 1890, Mr. Niewohner came west to find a new location to go into business, and decided to settle in Columbus.
    Educated in Columbus
    Upon arrival here, Blanche Niewohner attended St. Francis Academy about two years and then attended public school, graduating from Columbus High school in 1901.
    On Oct. 12, 1910, she was married to Herman J. Kersenbrock, member of a pioneer Columbus family. Mr. Kersenbrock was apprenticed to Edward J. Niewohner in the jewelry business for several years, and later was active in business here and spent many years as a traveling salesman.
    Mrs. Kersenbrock was a charter member of the Delphian Society, organized in 1921; was a charter member of the Columbus Woman's Club and held several offices in that organization; and was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, and took an active part in the club of Past Worthy Matrons.
    She was also a member of Wayside Country Club, and of the Woman's Division of the Columbus Elks Lodge.
    World Traveler
    Mrs. Kersenbrock enjoyed the hobbies of reading, fishing, golfing and water color painting, and in later years had traveled extensively around many parts of the world.
    Her travels took her to various parts of Europe, Asia and other sectors of the globe, as well as to South America and Alaska. She also traveled extensively in many parts of the United States and Mexico. On many of her travels, Mrs. Kersenbrock prepared interesting summaries and impressions which were printed in the Columbus Daily Telegram.
    Her husband died in 1947, and her parents also preceded her in death. There are no immediate survivors.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, November 27, 1958
KERSENBROCK--Services Held - Funeral services for Mrs. Herman J. Kersenbrock, 76, prominent Columbus resident and world traveler, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gass Funeral chapel, the Rev. Harold B. Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Columbus cemetery with Eastern Star graveside rites by Harmony Chapter No. 13. Leonard Miller, Mark Boettcher, Hans McElfresh, Phil Whitney, Edgar Hearrell and A.W. McAuliff were the pallbearers. Out-of-town relatives attending the services were a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Kersenbrock, and son, Frank Kersenbrock, jr., both of Ogallala, a newphew and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Karl R. Hille, and daughter, Judy of Kansas City, Mo.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, November 28, 1958
KUESTER--Mrs. Clara Kuester dies; funeral services Monday
    Mrs. Clara Kuester, 83, of Rt. 2, Columbus, died early Thursday morning in the Lutheran Old People's home in Omaha. She had been ill about a year.
    Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Gass Funeral chapel and at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran church with the Rev. A.H. Guettler, pastor, in charge. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass chapel after 11 a.m., Sunday.
    Mrs. Kuester, a native of Platte county, was born Sept. 8, 1876, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Frese. Her father was pastor of Christ Lutheran church at that time, and she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
    She was married to John Kuester on Feb. 13, 1896 in Washington county, Kans., and they lived in Kansas, Wisconsin and Nebraska.
    For the last 10 years Mrs. Kuester made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Osten, Rt. 2, Columbus. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran church.
    Surviving are seven children, Mrs. John (Caroline) Osten of Columbus, Mrs. Ben (Clara) Wambsganss of Elmdale, Kans., Mrs. Ed (Irene) Goering and Mrs. Elfreda Dockweiler of Bell, Calif., Mrs. Lydia Cirio of San Gabriel, Calif., Rheinhardt of Long Beach, Calif., and Elmer of Minneapolis, Minn.; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters.
    Her husband died in 1955 and a daughter, Beata Kuester, and several sisters and brothers also preceded her in death.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, December 2, 1958
JARVIS--Former Resident Dies - Mrs. C.N. McElfresh has received word of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Florence Jarvis, in Laguna Beach, Caliw. [sic], today. She was the mormer [sic] Florence Elliott, native of Platte county and a Columbus High school graduate. The body will be brought here for buriol [sic] in Columbus cemetery, with graveside rites at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Her son, Elliott Jarvis will arrive here Friday from Chicago for the service.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, December 3, 1958
JARVIS--Funeral Change - Graveside servies for Mrs. Florence Elliott Jarvis, a former Columbus resident, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Columbus cemetery, rather than 10:30 a.m. as previously announced. The body is being brought here from Laguna Beach, where Mrs. Jarvis died Tuesday. Gass Funeral home is in charge of the local arrangements.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, December 8, 1958
JARVIS--Graveside rites held here for former resident
    Graveside rites for Mrs. Florence Elliott Jarvis, a former Columbus resident who died Nov 30 in Laguna Beach, Calif., were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Columbus cemetery with the Rev. Harold B. Taylor officiating.
    Mrs. Jarvis, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Elliott, was born Aug. 18, 1889 in Columbus and was graduated from Columbus High school and Chicago university. She taught in Chicago high school until retiring to California a number of years ago.
    Her husband, Royal Jarvis, whom she married July 9, 1908 at Leadville, Colo., died about 25 years ago. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
    Mrs. Jarvis is survived by her only son, Elliott of Deerfield, Ill., and three grandsons. Elliott and his wife were here for the funeral.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, December 11, 1958
JOHNSON--Mrs. Guy Johnson, former Columbus resident, dies
    Mrs. Guy Johnson, 67, former Columbus resident, died Wednesday at a Tilden hospital where she had been a patient for several days.
    Funeral services wil be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Methodist church in Elgin, and interment will be in the family plot at Neligh.
    A sister of A.E. and F.H. Trowbridge, Mrs. Johnson resided in Columbus from 1925-28, her husband being a partner in the Trowbridge-Johnson automobile agency. She was a native of Neligh.
    Other survivors include her husband, a son, A.E. Johnson of St. Edward, a daughter, Mrs. Don Gemrick of Elgin, and six grandchildren.
The Columbus Daily Telegram, December 13, 1958
JARECKI--Rites for Infant - Graveside rites were held at 1 p.m. today in St. Bonaventure Catholic cemetery for Mary Lou Jarecki, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Jarecki, Columbus, who died shortly after birth this morning in St. Mary's hospital. The Rev. Fr. Roch Hettinger officiated and McKown Funeral home had charge of the arrangements. The infant is survived by her parents; brothers, James and Ronald; sisters, Marcella and Esther; two grandparents, Mrs. Anna Kmiecek of Silver Creek and Matthew Jarecki of Columbus.

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