Wednesday, January 24, 2007

OBITUARIES

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Elaine McDowell said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado

January 23, 2007

Bob Bauer

April 21, 1943 - Jan. 21, 2007

Age: 63

Residence: Lyman, Neb.

Tribute: Robert W. "Bob" Bauer was born in Kersey to Conrad and Esther (Stark) Bauer.

He attended school in Kersey and Greeley. He married Barbara Pound on June 10, 1962, in Greeley.

He farmed with his parents until their deaths and then with his son in the Kersey and Greeley area until 1997 when he moved his farming operation to Lyman, Neb., where he farmed until 2006 when ill health forced his retirement. He never met a stranger and was always talking up a storm. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Bauer died Sunday at his home.

Survivors: His wife Barbara of Lyman; a daughter, Connie Lewis and husband David of Greeley; a son, Rob Bauer and wife Pam of Mitchell, Neb.; grandchildren, Duane Lewis, Melissa White and husband Richie, Courtney, Kelsie and Conner Lewis, all of Greeley, and Tory Bauer of Mitchell.

Preceded in death by: His parents; and a granddaughter, Jamie Bauer.

Funeral services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Eastgate Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Sparks officiating. The casket will be closed.

Interment: 10 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.

Note: Memorials to the family would be appreciated.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Anonymous said...

Becker family from Erlenbach, Russia

Zauel, Mrs. Esther, Royal Oak and Saginaw, Michigan Esther was called home to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. Esther Amalia Becker was born on March 11, 1921 in Saginaw to the late George and Sophia (Eurich) Becker. She was married to Rudy J. Zauel on June 21, 1941 in Saginaw. He predeceased her on October 20, 1988. Prior to her retirement, Esther was employed as a bookkeeper alongside her husband who owned and operated Rudy Zauel Garage until 1987. She was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, American Businesswomen's Association and Altrussa International. Those surviving Esther are her son, Roger Zauel and Margot LaPointe, Royal Oak; sisters, Ella and Gotto Kabobel, Saginaw, Margaret Malecki, Lancaster, CA; brother, Robert and Valerie Becker, Naples, FL; sisters-in-law, Loretta Becker and Elsie Becker, both of Saginaw; brother-in-law, Harold Geistman, Saginaw; five grandchildren, Amy Zauel and Susa!
n Zauel, Ann Arbor, Jennifer Lawrence, Downers Grove, IL, Rudolph Zauel, Boise, ID, Elizabeth Zauel, NY; four great-grandchildren, Kate, William, Thomas Lawrence, and Drew Zauel; also many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She was predeceased by three brothers, Reinhold, David, George Becker; two sisters, Ann Geistman, Betty Wilcox, and her brother-in-law, Geno Malecki. The celebration of Esther's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2007 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5335 Brockway Rd. The Rev. Mark P. Buckert will officiate with burial in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave., on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., then at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials contributions may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Memories and sympathies may be shared with the family online at WakemanFuneralHome.com Published in the Saginaw News on MLive.com on 1/26/2007.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
26 Jan 2007

Dolores Marie Schick, 81, of Gering, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at the Mitchell Care Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at Christ the King Catholic Church with Father Stephen Deaver as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at West Lawn Cem-etery. At her request, she was cremated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the church or to Panhandle Humane Society.
Tributes of sympathy may be left at www. geringchapel.com. Gering Memorial Chapel & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Dolores was born July 18, 1925, to August and Eleanor (Waiss) Jesch in Beardsley, Kan. She graduated from Stratton High School in 1942. She attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska Teachers College January of 1948, receiving her master's degree from Chadron State College in 1972.
She was united in marriage to Robert L. Schick March 29, 1948 in Stratton, Neb.
Dolores worked for 10 years with the USDA ASCS Office. She was a business teacher at the Gering High School from 1969-1981. She had various volunteer jobs including Panhandle Mental Health and Treasurer of Birthright.
She enjoyed walking, exercising, crossword puzzles and getting on the Internet.
Survivors include her husband Robert L. Schick; son, Robert J. Schick (Joan) of Cheyenne, Wyo.; grandson, James R. Schick (Amy) of Cheyenne, Wyo.; expecting the arrival of great-grandchildren, (twins) Colton and Hannah; brothers Eugene "Bud" Jesch (Donna) of Stratton, Neb., Ramon Jesch (Luan) of Boulder, Colo. and Gilbert Jesch of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Her parents preceded her in death.

Anonymous said...

Greeley (CO) Tribune
25 Jan 2007

Molly Griffin
Residence: Panaca, Nev., formerly of Greeley
Tribute: Molly Harding Griffin was born in Ritzville, Wash., to Henry and Mary (Adler) Harding. She grew up in Greeley.
On Oct. 10, 1942, she married Jasper "Warren" Griffin in Portland, Ore.
Mrs. Griffin and her husband retired to Panaca in 1976 from Las Vegas and continued working for the Park Service for 10 years in the Lincoln County, Nev., area. She loved gardening, animals and fishing.
Mrs. Griffin died Thursday at her home.
Survivors: A sister, Freda Strait of Kennewick, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Ronnie Harris of Redwood City, Calif.
Preceded in death by: Her parents, her husband, three sisters, Mary, Martha and Edna, and two brothers, Henry and Ruben.
Notes: Services were in Nevada. Southern Nevada Mortuary of Caliente was in charge of arrangements.

Anonymous said...

McCook (NE) Gazette
19 Jan 2007

Katherine Eckhardt Adams
Katherine Eckhardt Adams, died Thursday (Jan. 18,
2007) at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 95.
She was born March 17, 1911, at Frank Russia to Jacob and Katarine (Schreiner) Eckhardt. She came to America in October 1912, and arrived in McCook in 1913. In 1926, she moved with her family to Culbertson.
She was baptized in the Lutheran Church in Frank, Russia, confirmed in the Westside Congregational Church in McCook on March 28, 1926. She received her schooling in McCook.
She married Edward Jacob Adams on June 3, 1928, at Oberlin. They lived and farmed at Culbertson. She was a homemaker. She belonged to several clubs and was very active in the Ladies Aide of St. John's Lutheran Church. She has been a member of St. John's Lutheran Church at Culbertson since 1932.
She moved to McCook in October of 1997. She loved her family and grandchildren, enjoyed traveling and playing cards and games with her family and friends.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Edward J.
Adams in September 1978; her parents; stepmother, Katie Heinbigner Eckhardt; infant twin sister, Lydia and sisters, Elsie and Heneritta; an infant brother, Conrad Eckhardt; sisters, Natalie Kern, Elizabeth Hidy and Esther Sinner; brothers, Jake Eckhardt, George Eckhardt, John Eckhardt, Reinhold Eckhardt and Jake Heinbigner.
Survivors include her daughter Kathleen J. and husband, Elmer Krumme of Fairbury; son, Dale Adams and wife, Clara of McCook; three grandchildren, Jeffery Dale Adams and wife, Susan of Lincoln, Douglas Ray Adams and wife, Pamela of Keller, Texas, and Allan Dean Krumme of Kearney; five great-grandchildren, Timoree Adams of Lincoln, Hilary Adams Everett and husband, Josh of Bennet, and Mallory Adams of Kearney, Wesley Alyn Adams of Elk River, Minn., and Joslyn Raye Adams of Keller, Texas; one great-great grandchild, Cain Jeffery Everett; sisters, Darlene Leibbrandt and husband, Dale of Danbury and Marion Roach of Littleton, Colo.; brother, Dave Eckhardt and wife, Florence of Cedar City, Utah; and many nieces, nephews and friends..
Funeral services were today at 10:30 a.m., at St.
John's Lutheran Church in Culbertson, with the Rev.
Brad Rick officiating, Interment will be in the Culbertson Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name and friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home in McCook from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
25 Jan 2007

Henry "Hank" Flagler, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at home on Monday, Jan. 22, 2007.
Born Nov. 16, 1924, the youngest of Henry and Elizabeth (Krieger) Flagler. He married Ruth Reiter on July 29, 1943, in Billings. After 25 years of dedicated service at Midland Materials Company, he retired in February 1985.
In his retirement years, he enjoyed making wind chimes, birdhouses and "tinkering" in his garage. He loved sitting on the patio, watching the sprinklers sprinkle and the grass grow so he could hop on one of his riding lawnmowers and groom his lawn once again.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of 63-1/2 years; and their five children, Karen (Dennis) Emmerick, Bernie (Eunice) Flagler, Doug Flagler, Lanette (Dave) Christopherson, all of Billings, and Tim (Diane) Flagler, Gilbert, Ariz.; grandchildren, Kelly (Darwin) Rowton, Powell, Wyo., Koby (Todd) Hatch, Chicago, Renae Flagler, Laurel, Nick and Chad Christopherson, Billings; great-grandchildren, Kourtney and Keaton Rowton and Sydney Hatch. He also has one surviving sister, Elizabeth Mill, Billings; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Alex and Rhiney; and his sister, Frieda Roth.
Our thanks to Dr. Jon Bullman, Visiting Nurse Services and Big Sky Hospice for their love, care and concern.
Services will be held at Smith's West Chapel, 304 34th St. West, at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, with Pastor Kristi Bummer of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
25 Jan 2007

Eva L. Pogue, 84, died on Jan. 21, 2007, at St. John's Lutheran Home in Billings. Eva was born on March 16, 1922, in Billings, the third of eight children of Annie Martin and J. Herman Peterson.
Eva grew up in a musical family and had a wonderful voice. She was always in the middle of the large group gathered around the piano for the sing-along at Peterson gatherings, having a great time. All her life, she thoroughly enjoyed singing, dancing and playing the piano. Later in life she liked to listen to recorded music.
Eva graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1939, attended Billings Business College, and then worked until 1943 when she enlisted in the W.A.V.E.S. of the U.S. Navy. After attending Yeoman school in Cedar Falls, Iowa, she served at Sandpoint Naval Air Station, Seattle, for the duration of the war.
Eva met her future husband, Omar W. Pogue, in 1935, when he came from Brockway to board with her family while attending business school. They began corresponding after he took a job out of town following graduation and then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1940. While on furlough from his station in the Aleutian Islands, he traveled to Seattle and proposed. Eva would laugh as she told the story of her whirlwind marriage and her mother scrambling to put it together. They were married on Jan. 15, 1945, at the First Congregational Church, in their service uniforms. The war then separated them until October of 1945 when they were both discharged.
Eva and Omar had one daughter and three sons between July 1946 and December 1953. Eva always enjoyed the many activities her children participated in, which included sports, scouting and choir.
Eva worked for the Bureau of Land Management from 1961 until her retirement in 1981.
Eva was active in the Moose fraternal organization, rose through all the chairs of the Women of the Moose (WOTM), and received her College of Regents Degree at Mooseheart in June 1977. She was chosen in 1981 to serve on the International Grand Council of the WOTM for two years, during which she traveled all over the United States and Canada.
Eva was preceded in death by her husband Omar in 1989; and her daughter, Deborah Pogue Coleman of Seattle in 2001.
She is survived by three brothers, Jim Peterson of Billings, Wes Peterson of Houston and Gene Peterson of North Carolina; her three sons and their wives, Gary and Sheri Pogue of Billings, David and Marilyn Lyons-Pogue of Billings, and Ronald Pogue and Kye Cochran of Quechee, Vt.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at First Baptist Church, corner of Third Avenue North and Division Street, with interment to follow at Terrace Gardens Cemetery.
The family asks that any memorials go to St. John's Lutheran Home Endowment Fund, 3940 Rimrock Road, Billings MT 59101.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
25 Jan 2007

Darlyne Joy Steinmetz, 73, passed away peacefully the evening of Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at home, surrounded by her loving daughter Lori and primary caregiver Dawn.
Darlyne was born in Billings to her parents, Ameila (Weigand) and Ed Schleining, on May 29, 1933. She attended grade schools in Bayview, Idaho; Thomas, Wash.; and Billings (Garfield school), and high school in Billings. As a child, she was baptized and confirmed at the Pilgrim Congregational Church. After graduating from Billings Senior High School, she married Lawrence Steinmetz on March 30, 1952. They were divorced after 24 years of marriage. They were blessed with four children, twins Larry Dean and Lori Dawn, Edward Scott and Michael George. All completed their higher education with advanced degrees from either Gonzaga University, Spokane Wash., or Montana State University, Bozeman.
Darlyne's life was devoted to raising her family and caring for her parents, especially in their later years. Darlyne will be remembered by her winning smile, great sense of humor, warm and generous heart, tremendous courage and her ability to make everyone she met feel special. She gave unselfishly from her heart and expected nothing in return. Many times, she did without so others wouldn't have to. The many friendships she made along the way were lifelong ones. She was a wonderful cook and avid gardener with a special love for growing roses. Darlyne loved all kinds of music and loved to dance - and she was really good at it. Throughout her life, Darlyne held a variety of employment positions and truly enjoyed the many people she came into contact with.
Darlyne is survived by her children, twins Larry of Spokane and Lori of Fromberg, Edward and grandson Alex of Valleyford, Wash., and Michael (Ardis) and grandchildren Dillon and Shannon of Livingston; sister Doris (Vic) Redinger of Billings and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Dwight Hager at the St. V's Laurel Clinic for his kind and compassionate care provided to Darlyne and to her wonderful caregivers, Dawn Braaten, Cora Brumbaugh and Katy Colter for their kind and loving care.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, at Smith's West Chapel, 304 34th St. West, in Billings, with interment to follow at Mountview Cemetery.
Those wishing to do so may send memorials to Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 S. 36th, Billings, MT 59102.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
23 Jan 2007

SEATTLE - Yvonne (Krieger) Eckman, 70, of Seattle, formerly of Billings, passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2007, at Highline Medical Center in Seattle, due to complications of leukemia.
She was born to Ben and Lydia (Jerke) Krieger on Feb. 14, 1936, in Gackle, N.D. At the age of 2, she moved with her parents to Worden, Mont., and at age 4, moved to Shepherd, Mont., where she received her education, graduating from Shepherd High School in 1953.
Yvonne married Raymond Eckman, Oct. 3, 1954, in Billings.
She worked from 1955 to 1969 at Montana State College (now University) School of Nursing at Deaconess Hospital Campus. In July 1969, Ray and Yvonne moved to Seattle, where she worked and became Vice President for Perine Machine Tool Company, doing business primarily for Boeing. Yvonne continued to work for the same ownership for 25 years until illness forced her to retire early. Yvonne and Ray enjoyed traveling, especially to Montana, North Dakota, Arizona and Nevada to see their family, relatives and friends.
Yvonne is survived by her husband, Ray, of 52 years; two daughters, Lynn Malaspino (fiance Duane Rogers) and Debbie Banghart (Kenny); two grandsons, Bobby Malaspino and Nicky Banghart, all of Seattle; a sister, Jenifer Dunn (Rick); brother Nolan Krieger (Debbie), both of Billings; a brother-in-law, Ivan Eckman (Helen); and sister-in-law Dorothy Schaeffer, both of Seattle. Also survived by five nephews, Adam Krieger and Duane Dunn of Billings, Brian Krieger of Molt, Jim Hochhalter of Everett, Wash., Lonnie Schaeffer of Auburn, Wash.; and two nieces, Doni Weissman of Great Falls, Mont., Karen Lovejoy of Lehi, Utah; two uncles, Christ and John Jerke of Gackle; and numerous cousins.
Services will be held at Bonney-Watson Parker Chapel, 900 S.W. 146th St, Burien, WA, 98166, on Friday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Riverton Crest Cemetery, Seattle.
Memorials may be sent to Highline Medical Center (Cancer Center), 16251 Sylvester Road S.W., Burien, WA 98168; or Highline Christian Church, 14859 First Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98168.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
23 Jan 2007

Agnes Schnell, 92, of Scottsbluff, went to sleep in Christ and awaits His return. With family by her side, she died on Thursday, January 18, 2007, at Golden Living-Scottsbluff.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 22 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Rodney Long officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials have been established to Golden Living-Scottsbluff, or to Prairie Haven Hospice.
Friends may call at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel Sunday between 1-6 p.m.
Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.
Agnes was born November 9, 1914, in Windsor, Colo., to William and Mary (Kraus) Gomer. She grew up and attended school in Windsor. She married Henry Schnell June 15, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wisc. Agnes worked as a nurses aide for over 30 years, then served as a foster grandparent working 20 hours each week at Regional West Medical Center for over twenty years. She loved music, singing, walking and spending time with her family.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Scottsbluff.
She is survived by her daughters: Ruth Ann (Bill) Solomon, Lakewood, Colo., Judi (Jerry) Jessop, Scottsbluff, Esther Harbour, Sarasota, Fla., Mary Lou (Ricardo) Olivarez, Colorado Springs, Colo.; sons Hank (Cheri) Schnell Jr., Bakersfield, Calif., Roy (Connie) Schnell, Greeley, Colo., Dennis Schnell of Texas, Steve (Ellen) Schnell of Scottsbluff and Nick (Rose) Schnell of Gering; sister Violet Reed of California; 21 grandchildren, and 51 great-grandchildren.
Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, four brothers, two grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
23 Jan 2007

Harold A. House, 80, of Gering, went to be with the Lord on Saturday January 20, 2007, at his home with his family at his side.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday January 23 at 10 a.m. at the Central Church of Christ in Gering with Pastors Willie Coop and Herb Rainey co-officiating. Burial will follow at the East Lawn Cemetery near Minatare. Visitation will be on Monday January 22 from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home, the casket will be closed at the church. Memorials may be made to either the Prairie Haven Hospice or the Summit Christian Bible College. Condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com and will be forwarded to the family. Jolliffe Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Harold was born on December 15, 1926, near Minatare to Roy and Viletta (Kistler) House. He attended elementary school at Lake Minatare and high school at Minatare graduating in 1944. Harold and Bettie Poland were married May 28, 1948, in Minatare. He farmed and had a cattle operation near Minatare retiring in 1988 when they moved into Minatare, they then moved into Gering in 1991. Harold and Bette Huber were married April 29, 2000, in Bayard; they enjoyed a life together with mutual love of friends, family and each other.
Harold had a great faith; he was very loving, generous, and kind to everyone. He loved his family and had time for everyone. He was an avid sports enthusiast as well as loved to play cards and visit with his friends.
He was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Gering where he taught Sunday school for many years.
He is survived by his wife Bette of Gering; son Kent (Dianna) House of Omaha; daughter Jeanie (Jerry) Kilthau of Gering; son Bill (Charlotte) House of North Platte; step-daughters Deanna (Roger) Funk of Mitchell and Dana Shultz of Scottsbluff; step-sons Dean (Marla) Huber of York and Dale (Chris) Huber of Tucson, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, as well as 12 step-Grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Bettie on December 19, 1998, a brother Lloyd House.

Elaine McDowell said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
01-22-2007


Owen Leffler
Age: 26
Residence: Greeley
Tribute: Owen Marshal Leffler was born in Greeley to MaryBeth Groves and Phillip Leffler. He was raised in Eaton, where he attended school until his graduation from Eaton High School in 1998. He worked for TCE of Greeley as a heavy equipment operator. He was active in sports and Future Farmers of America and was a lifelong member of Faith Lutheran Church. He loved snowboarding and cars. He enjoyed his rural heritage and being outdoors. He was a strong individual who touched many lives and the people he met were not strangers for long.
Survivors: His mother, MaryBeth Groves and his father, Phillip Leffler; two sisters, Andrea Bauer and Ashley Leffler; his grandparents, Victor and Elizabeth Leffler; a niece, Taylor Bauer; 25 aunts and uncles; 28 cousins and numerous second cousins.
Preceded in death by: His grandparents, Jack and Bev Groves and an aunt, Ann Bales.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Eaton.
Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Allnutt Macy Chapel.

Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Note: Contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church in memory of Owen. Friends may view the online obituary and sign the guest book at www.allnutt.com.

Anonymous said...

Lois Ann Laux

Lois Ann Laux, age 83, of 611 Appleton Street, Plymouth went home to be in the arms of her Lord on Thursday morning, Jan. 18, 2007.
She was born on January 8, 1924 in Park Falls, WI, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Mildred Schmitt Swinehart.
She attended Random Lake Grade School and graduated from Random Lake High School in 1942.
On November 6, 1943 she married Ralph L. Laux in Random Lake.
The couple farmed in the Town of Scott for 38 years retiring in 1981 then moving to Batavia.
She worked for GTE Telephone Company in Rockford, Illinois, also at Allen Edmond Shoe Factory in Belgium for a couple years before becoming a housewife. Her husband preceded her in death on April 22, 2005.
She was a former member of Zion United Methodist Church in Batavia and was currently a member of Grace Bible Church in Adell. She was a member of the Batavia Homemakers for many years, also enjoyed decorating cakes, playing cards and doing handwork (crocheting, etc).
Survivors include her three children Gerald Laux (special friend Carol Schneider) of Harshaw, WI, Beth (James) Archer of Adell, William Laux of Kennesaw, GA; five grandchildren; six step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; eighteen step great grandchildren; one brother Charles "Skip" Swinehart of Hartland; one sister-in-law Mildred Behnke of Brillion; and one brother-in-law Harold (Olive) Laux of Random Lake. Lois is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law Earl Behnke, Jean Swinehart, Vernon and Carol Laux.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday Afternoon, Jan. 22, at 3:00 P.M. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Rev. Paul Thyren, Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Adell will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion United Methodist Cemetery in Batavia.
Friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth from 11:00 A.M. on Monday morning, Jan. 22, until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Lois's name.
The Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

The Sheboygan Press
January 20, 2007

Elaine McDowell said...

Jolliffe Funerfal Home
Scottsbluff, Nebraska

2007-01-18

Albert Gottfried Loose, 85, of Scottsbluff, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at the Northfield Medical Center at Gering. His Memorial Service will be Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 A.M. at the Zion Evangelical Church at Scottsbluff with Pastor Garry Schick officiating.
Interment will be held in Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff prior to the Memorial service. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Church. Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff, Friday, Jan. 19 from 1:00 P.M.
to 7:00 P.M. His obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com , where condolences may be left and will be forwarded to Albert's family. Albert was born February 14, 1921 at Ft. Morgan, CO., the son of Gottfried and Mary Loose. In 1924, his family moved to a farm in the Gering Valley. He graduated with the Class of 1939 from the Gering High School. He was united in marriage to Irene Yakel, May 30, 1942 at Torrington, WY. They lived in the Gering Valley where he farmed for 40 years. He was an active member of the Church where he served on the church council in various capacities. Survivors include his wife Irene, sons and daughters-in-law: Jim and Joan Loose of Chandler, AZ., Steve and Mary Loose of Scottsbluff, daughters and
sons-in-law: Karen and Dick Rubottom of Idaho Falls, ID., Susan and Austin Maddox of Scottsbluff, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sisters: Betty Gross and Gladys Keller both of Gering and Viola Leonhardt of Lovell, WY. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert and Harold Loose.

Anonymous said...

Norman C. "Zimmy" Zimmermann, 78, of 1235 New York Ave., died at his home following an apparent heart attack on January 18, 2007.
Norman was born December 10, 1928 in New Holstein, Wisconsin to Joseph and Esther (Born) Zimmermann.
On October 13, 1953 Norm was united in marriage to Delores Schultz of Sheboygan.
Norm was employed by the Mayline Co. for 38 years until his retirement.
In addition to his wife, Delores, Norm is survived by three children, David E. (Paula) Zimmermann, Noreen Beemann and Lorie Zimmermann all of Sheboygan; two grandchildren, Patrick Beemann and Jennifer Leavit; two sisters, Josephine (Raymond) Gainey and Mary Ann (Wesley) Vruwink; and other family members and his companion and pal, his dog, Molly.
Three sisters, Laverne Meyer, Elda Reglin and Arlene Williams preceded Norman in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 1:00 P.M. at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Entombment will take place in Garden Terrace Mausoleum. A time of visitation and support will be held at Ballhorn Chapels on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Email condolences to support@ballhornchapels.com

The Sheboygan Press
January 19, 2007

Elaine McDowell said...

Fort Morgan Times
Fort Morgan, Colorado
01-19-2007

Connie Michael, 56, of Fort Morgan, died Monday at her home.
Ms. Michael was born Dec. 9, 1950, in Fort Morgan to Manuel and Marie (Loose) Michael.
She enjoyed doing crafts, especially ceramics. She also liked to crochet and she was a good cook. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and liked to read her Bible.
Ms. Michael attended several area churches in Fort Morgan.
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Franzel of Fort Morgan; her son, Matt Michael of Denver; her mother, Marie Michael of Fort Morgan; four sisters, June of Fort Morgan, Rosemary of Maroa, Ill., and Kathy and Barb, both of Denver; her brother, Jim of Brighton, and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and her infant brother, Ronald.
A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Life Fellowship in Fort Morgan. Services will conclude at the church. There has been cremation.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts in Ms. Michael's name to the Heer & Jolliffe Mortuary, 225 E. Platte Ave., Fort Morgan, 80701.
The Heer & Jolliffe Mortuary in Fort Morgan was in charge of cremation.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
19 Jan 2007

WIBAUX - Clarence Edwin Wolff, age 94, of Wibaux, formerly of Glendive, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at the Wibaux County Nursing Home in Wibaux.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glendive, with Father Denis Fournier officiating. Rite of Committal will be in the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive is entrusted with arrangements.
Clarence was born on March 23, 1912, at the family home north of Lindsay, the second son of five boys born to Edwin Adam and Anna Gertrude (Schiller) Wolff. He attended the Spring Creek School located just two miles east of his home. Clarence received his high school education at Dawson County High School in Glendive and graduated with the class of 1931. After graduation, he pursued his love of farming with his dad and brother, eventually forming Wolff and Sons Inc. In the fall of 1936, when the farming was done, he went to work for the Holly Sugar factory in Sidney. He was employed as a mechanic and worked through nine seasons. The season began in October and continued until the beets ran out in February or March. Clarence returned to the farm in time for spring work. He developed a talent for welding by attending vocational school in Minneapolis in 1940.
Clarence met Marjean Lasich in July 1945. They were united in marriage on June 22, 1948, at Twin Bridges. Their first home was on the hill above his parents' place. In 1946, they bought the Ira Wolff homestead located one mile north of his parents' place. They built their home there in 1954, living there until 1967. Clarence and Marjean bought a home in Glendive, where they resided until 2001. Clarence was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Marjean, in February of that same year. In August of 2001, Clarence moved to the Wibaux County Nursing Home, where he resided until the time of his death. Clarence loved his extended family of caregivers at the nursing home and they loved him.
Clarence loved farming. He was a very creative thinker and enjoyed developing innovative items that could be used in every day living. Clarence's "love for learning" included reading and studying nutrition. He was passionate in sharing nutritional knowledge with others.
Clarence was a member of the Glendive Elks Lodge #1324, had served on the G.A.T.E. Committee and the Dawson County High School Board.
Survivors include two daughters, Marijane Pellett of Dillon and Bonnie Mauch and her husband Dennis of Ann Arbor, Mich.; one son, Bob Wolff of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren, Marc Wolff, Scott Wolff, Brittney Wolff, Darryn Wolff, Matthew Mauch and Hannah Mauch; four great-grandchildren, Kayla Wolff, Alexis Wolff, Grant Wolff and Daniel Wolff.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.

Published in the Billings Gazette on 1/19/2007.

Anonymous said...

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Cheyenne, WY
19 Jan 2007

Minnie Weber
1912-2006

Minnie Weber, 94, of Cheyenne died Jan. 16 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 25, 1912, in Gering, Neb.
Mrs. Weber was a homemaker and a day-care provider.
She married Gus P. Weber on Feb. 7, 1941, in Colwell, Utah.
Mrs. Weber was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Ladies of the Moose.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth E. Weber of Seattle; a sister, Irene Fegler of Riverton; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gus P. Weber; and her parents, Henry and Minnie (Miller) Reichert.
Private family services will be held.
Friends may contribute to Meals on Wheels or The Salvation Army.
Arrangements by Schrader Funeral Home.

Anonymous said...

Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Vi Bieber
April 19, 1920 - Jan. 17, 2007

Viola Mae "Vi" Bieber, 86, a resident of Wheatland Village, 1500 Catherine St., died Jan. 17, 2007, at Park manor rehabilitation Center, 1710 Plaza Way.
Viewing will be from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and 9-11 a.m. Sunday at Mountain View Colonial DeWitt Cremations & Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road. The funeral will follow at noon there Sunday. Pastor Darold and Barbara Bigger will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, West Sixth Street, College Place.
Memorials may be made to Blue Mountain Television through the funeral home.
Mrs. Bieber was born April 19, 1920, in Bowdon, N.D., to Daniel Samuel and Christina Unterseher Bietz. She attended Plainview Academy in South Dakota and graduated from Sheyenne Adventist Academy in North Dakota.
On May 26, 1940, she and F.W. "Bill" Bieber married in Lincoln, Neb. A homemaker and lifelong partner in her husband's ministry to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, she enjoyed sewing, baking and entertaining.
In Pierre, S.D., she was a member of a house painting club where members painted interiors and exteriors of homes as tall as three stories.
She enjoyed gardening and always had a prize-winning yard wherever they lived. During their years of ministry, they served in many areas, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Idaho, Ontario and British Columbia.
She taught home economics at various schools where her husband was principal. The family moved to this area from Caldwell, Idaho, in 1979.
In retirement the enjoyed traveling with friends in their RV. She was a member of the WWC Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include her husband, at home; daughter Sherene Bieber of Vallejo, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by infant son Billie Bruce Bieber; three sisters, Frieda Krueger, Ottilia Walcker and Eldina Koehler; and four brothers, R.R., Emil, Arthur, Nathan and Albert Bietz.

Anonymous said...

DEINES, MELVIN WILLIAM 1924-2007.

Milwaukie resident Mel Deines passed away Thursday, January 11, at his home at the age of 82. Mel was born in Portland to Conrad and Pauline Deines in 1924. A 1942 graduate of Grant High School, he served in the Army during World War II. Upon returning from the service he went to work with his father in the family garbage hauling business. Mel married Louise Stallard in 1949. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, his daughter Kay, son Tim, daughter-in-law Debra and three grandchildren, Brian, Jeffrey and Christopher. In 1968 Mel started his business, Mel Deines Sanitary Service. He was a member of the Milwaukie Kiwanis Club and the Clackamas County Refuse Recycling Association where he was secretary for 12 years. He belonged to the Portland Rifle Club, the Johnson Creek Gun Club and the NRA. An avid fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed many hours trolling the Willamette for spring salmon. Upon retirement, M el and Louise traveled the West in their motorhome, wintering in the remote desert, hiking and exploring. A wonderful man, Mel was respected and loved by an extended family and many friends. Rest well, our love, after such a long illness. There will be no service, at his request. Arrangements by Stehn Family chapels Milwaukie Tribute Center.
Published in The Oregonian on 1/18/2007.

Anonymous said...

Marion J. Weber Baumann

Marion J. Baumann, 82, of 1533 Florida Avenue, died Friday morning, January 12, 2007 at St. Nicholas Hospital.
Marion was born April 21, 1924 in Sheboygan to Henry and Emily (Kraus) Weber. She attended Ebenezer Lutheran Grade School and was a graduate of Sheboygan Central High School, Class of 1942.
On October 28, 1961 Marion and Herbert C. Baumann were united in marriage at St. Ann Parish in Francis Creek, WI.
For over forty-one years Marion was employed as a secretary for the Sheboygan County Highway Department, retiring in 1985.
Marion was a faithful member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
In addition to her husband, Marion is survived by a brother, Arthur (Marion) Weber; a sister Dorothy Wagner, all of Sheboygan; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Weber and a sister, Lillian Grohskopf.
Private family services were held for Marion. Rev. Marcus H. Powers, Pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church was the officiant. Entombment has taken place at Holy Cross Mausoleum.
Email condolences to support@ballhornchapels.com

The Sheboygan Press

January 18, 2007

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
18 Jan 2007

LAUREL - Rosetta Kay Deines (Hauf), was born in Billings, November 23, 1942 to Harry and Rose Deines. She passed away Jan. 15, 2007, at St. Vincent Healthcare.
Rosetta grew up in Laurel and attended schools there and graduated from Laurel High School in 1961. She was employed at several businesses in Billings, retiring due to ill health.
Rosetta had a close friend, Rita Schraeder, who was always there for her.
Rosetta is survived by her son, Doug Hauf of Sheridan, Wyo.; her mother, Rose Deines of Laurel; a sister, Donna Leuthold of Billings, nephews, Jeff (Ingeri) Leuthold and Rick (Cindy) Leuthold and their children; Rosetta's godmother and husband, Irene and Norm Shorb.
Rosetta was preceded in death by her father, Harry, and several aunts and uncles.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel. Inurnment will be in the Laurel Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to: Dialysis, 2411 Village Lane, Billings, MT 59102, or charity of one's choice.

Elaine McDowell said...

Fort Morgan Times
Fort Morgan, Colorado
01-17-2007

Elsie E. Bever, 81
Denver woman worked for Western Union 35 years
Elsie Eileen Bever, 81, a lifelong resident of Denver, died Thursday at her home in Windsor Gardens.

Mrs. Bever was born Dec. 28, 1925, to Henry and Marie Baumgartner Kammerzell. She married Carl Earl Bever Nov. 21, 1946, in Denver. She worked for Western Union Telegraph Co.
for 35 years, retiring in 1985.
Survivors include her children, Robert Bever of Brush and Kenneth Bever of Peoria, Ariz.; three brothers, Neil Kammerzell of Libbey, Mont., Irvin Kammerzell of Newport News, Va., and Herman Kammerzell of Harbor Beach, Calif.; four sisters, Dorothy Gimer of Denver, Doris Gimer of Commerce City, Esther Crawford of New Mexico and Donna Conrad of Weaverville, Calif.; three grandsons and four great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; three brothers, Alvin Kammerzell, Eddie Kammerzell and Leonard Kammerzell, and her parents.
Visitation was to be held today from 3 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Highland Mortuary, 104th and I-25 in Thornton.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the mortuary.
Friends may send memorial gifts to the American Heart Association.

Elaine McDowell said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
01-17-2007

Sarah Lapp
Sept. 19, 1945-Jan. 14, 2007
Age: 61
Residence: Barnesville

Tribute: Sarah Elizabeth Lapp was born in Greeley to James and Elizabeth (Underwood) Hess. She went to grade school in Barnesville and graduated from Greeley High School in 1963.
On Feb. 26, 1966, she married Jack Lapp at Galeton Community Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Mrs. Lapp was first introduced to Jesus by her Grandma Underwood, and when she turned 16, Mrs. Lapp took her grandma, brothers and sisters to church. She loved working with her husband on the family farm and enjoyed the animals most. She also loved taking care of others and worked as a caregiver for many years.
Mrs. Lapp had many hobbies and enjoyed every minute that she was able to spend with her family. She liked to play jokes right up to the very end. She always thought of others first.
Mrs. Lapp died Sunday at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit in Greeley.
Survivors: Her husband, Jack Lapp; a daughter, Christine Rogers, and a son, Rhiney Lapp, and three grandchildren, Wyatt and Marie Rogers and Ben Lapp, all of Barnesville.
Also surviving are two sisters, Janet Painter and Edna Connors, both of Nebraska; a brother, John Hess of Greeley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: Her parents, a sister Ruth Reed and a brother Jimmy Hess.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.

Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Macy Chapel.

Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631. Go to www.allnutt.com to read an online obituary, sign the family guestbook and send condolences.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
17 Jan 2007

Arlie D. Schenbeck, 73, of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at his home.
A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at Northfield Assembly of God Church in Gering with Pastor Lyn Reimers officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Scottsbluff with military honors provided by the Nebraska National Guard.
Friends may visit at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday. Memorials have been established to Prairie Haven Hospice, Northfield Assembly of God Church and Bridgeport Assembly of God Church. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.
A memorial service will be held at a future date in Aiea, Hawaii at Bethany Assembly of God Church.
Arlie was born July 8, 1933, at Gering, Neb., to Alva and Pearl (Hungerford) Schenbeck. He served in the United States Navy from June 1951 to May of 1958 serving two enlistments. He married Lorraine Yoshiko Kauo, March 6, 1954 in Honolulu. He was an Air Traffic Controller in Hawaii from 1958 until 1985 when he went into the ministry. He was a servant of the Lord, serving churches in Honolulu, Oahu, Northfield Assembly of God and Bridgeport Assembly of God. Arlie was united in marriage to Pauline Sheets July 13, 2000, in Scottsbluff.
He is survived by his wife Pauline; daughters and sons-in-law: Audrey (Robert) Strapple, Loretta (Frank) Trigilio, Esther (Henry) Schenbeck-Chang, Anna Elizabeth (Kose) Godinet and Arliene Moe all of Hawaii; stepdaughter: Charlsie (Larry) Walker, Phoenix, Ariz.; stepson: Marshall (Peggy) Sheets of Scottsbluff; 14 Grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren; brothers: Homer (Shirley) Schenbeck, Denver, Colo., and Kent Schenbeck of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters: Norma (Max) Harmon, Hamilton, Mont., and Marlene (Erv) Reifschneider, Aurora, Colo., Judi (Dale) Harding, Billings, Mo.; brothers-in-law: Emmett (Gail) Marshall, Milton, Wash., and Bill Robinson, Gering; sister-in-law: Blanche Schenbeck, Gering.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorraine, parents, two infant children and a brother Lane Schenbeck.

Anonymous said...

REISBICK, EMANUEL G. Died Jan. 8, 2007 at age 95. Preceded in death by wife of 67 years, Anna Miller Reisbick, and by nine siblings. Survived by children Fredric Reisbick (Mary Lou), John Noel Reisbick (Jean), and Lissbeth La Prad (Paul); grandchildren Kelli Guericke, Kristin Petron, Daniel Reisbick, Thomas Reisbick; and step-grandchildren Amy Hernandez and David LaPrad. Also survived by great grandchildren LeAndra and Alexander Guericke, Kylie and Bryn Petron, and numerous nieces and nephews. Emanuel retired as executive V.P. of a surgical supply company. He was a 60-year member of Montview Presbyterian Church, a Past Master of Oriental Lodge No. 87, a devoted husband and father, man of integrity, and truly generous gentleman. Visitation will be Tues., Jan. 16, 4-7 PM at Olinger Hampden, 8600 E. Hampden Ave. Memorial Service at 2:30 PM, Wed., Jan.17 at Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St.
Published in the Denver Newspaper Agency from 1/14/2007 - 1/15/2007.

Anonymous said...

Specht, Edward H., Vassar, Michigan Passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2007, at Covenant Medical Center-Harrison. Age 71 years. Ed was born on August 7, 1935, in Saginaw to the late Henry and Eva (Asmus) Specht. He married Arlene M. Palmreuter on December 28, 1978. She survives him. Prior to his retirement, Ed worked in road construction. He loved fishing, bowling, animals and casino gaming. He was a member of the Bridgeport Eagles and was of the Lutheran faith. Surviving besides his wife, Arlene, is a daughter and son, Cheryl (James) Marth, St. Charles; Edward Specht, Jr. (Gina Vassallo), Vassar; two grandchildren, Marcie (Jerry) Nothelfer; Dasha (Corey) Moore; four great-grandchildren, Dustin and Nicole Nothelfer, Cody and Maddison Moore; step-children, Bonnie (Dan) McInerney, Merrill; Lori Nugent, Hemlock; Rick (Carol) Reinbold, Reese; four step-grandchildren, Jeremy, Heather and Lindsey Porath; Tim (Victorina) Nugent; sister, Dorothy (Wayne) Fulton, Saginaw; brother, !
Ray Specht, Saginaw; many nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters. Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw. The Rev. Douglas W. Kahl will officiate with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., then on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society or the Humane Society. Memories and sympathies may be shared with the family online at www.WakemanFuneralHome.com Published in the Saginaw News on MLive.com on 1/15/2007.

Anonymous said...

Amalia (Molly) Weideman was born Dec. 6, 1919 at Winnipeg, Canada. She was the daughter of Heinrich and Katherine Elizabeth Weideman nee Steinbrecher.

Newspaper and publishing date unknown.

Molly Girman
October 29, 2002
MOLLY GIRMAN After a long, happy and healthy life, Molly Girman quietly passed away at the age of 82, on Thursday, October 24, 2002, with her daughter
Claudia at her side. Predeceased by her husband Fritz and son Glenn, Molly leaves behind her daughter Claudia and son-in-law Martyn of Ladner, BC, and her son
Lloyd and daughter-in-law Lea of Winnipeg, and grandchildren, Jordan, Jared and Joshua. Molly grew up in the vibrant north end of Winnipeg and lived her life in
East Kildonan before moving to Vancouver a few years ago. The neighbourhood in East Kildonan was a close and tight knit family and a very significant part of Molly's
life. She took great joy in the many friends that she held dear: Dot and Pete Wilby, Dorothy and Dick Howard, neighbours Edie and Wally Derpak and Mary Daniels,
and all their children. She was renowned by all who knew her for her gardening and sewing skills. Her doll clothes have delighted children and adults around the world.
Molly was very active in the church, the school, and in community organizations working tirelessly on committees and fund raising, but her main focus of attention was always her children and her grandchildren. Molly loved bingo and poker. The Tuesday night games at their home in East Kildonan, with Molly at the table alongside six hard nosed poker playing men, made her a legend. Her last hours were spent playing poker at the Kinsmen Recreation Center in Tsawassen, BC, where she came
away the big winner. Special thanks to the Delta Hospital Emergency ward for their loving attention. In Winnipeg, a memorial service for friends and family will be held
at noon on December 26 at the Pavilion in Kildonan Park. It was Molly's wish that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Salvation Army.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
27 Jan 2007

Victor Deines, 85, of Scottsbluff, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff. His Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Jones Mortuary at Mitchell with the Reverend Carroll Plisek officiating. Interment will be in the Mitchell Cemetery with Military Honors by the Nebraska National Guard.
A Memorial has been established to the Panhandle Alzheimers Association, 1517 Broadway, Scottsbluff, NE. 69361. Friends may call at the Mortuary, Friday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Online condolences may be left at jonesmor@charterinternet.com.
Victor was born Aug. 23, 1921, one of 13 children of John and Mary (Bauer) Deines in Mitchell. He was raised and educated at Morrill. He began farming in the Morrill area. He enlisted in the Army Air Force Sept. 2, 1942, and was honorably discharged Dec. 23, 1945. He returned to farming north of Morrill. Victor was united in marriage to Ruth White, Oct. 3, 1947, at Harrisburg, with three children Jerry, Jon and Judy born to this union. He was later united marriage to Esther Schlotthauer, Jan. 17, 1969, at Morrill. After 34 years with the Morrill Simplot Soilbuilders, he retired as manager in 1986.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, Rotary International and American Legion Post #10 all in Morrill. He also had been a mayor of Morrill.
Survivors include his wife, Esther; sons, Jerry (Virginia) Deines of Wellington, Nev., Jon (Shelly) Deines of Aurora, Minn.; step-sons, David (Pam) Schlotthauer of Omaha, Jerry (Lana) Schlotthauer of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, June Dittenber of Mitchell, Mary Feagler of Torrington, Wyo., Ruth Ewing of Loveland, Colo. and Emma Deines of Hastings.
His parents, daughter Judy Preston, four sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
27 Jan 2007

HENRY - Pauline C. Orr, 67, died at the Mitchell Care Center Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 29, at the Henry United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Youngquist officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington, Wyo.
Memorials may be directed to either the family or Prairie Haven Hospice.
Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Colyer Funeral Home and prior to the service Monday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Pauline was born March 17, 1939, in Hawk Springs, Wyo. the daughter of George and Esther (Miller) Wilhelm. She grew up and received her education in various places in Wyoming and graduated Torrington High School in 1957. She worked at Hested's Department Store until she married Robert Orr in Torrington on November 13, 1960. They lived in Henry most of the rest of her life. She worked at Anderson Hardware, Anderson Grocery, at Western Sugar during campaigns, and they owned and operated Orr's Conoco in Henry. In 1989 she became the postmistress in Henry until her retirement in 2000.
Pauline enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, camping, fishing, and especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the Henry United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Henry Betterment Club, and was director and teacher of the church Sunday School for many years.
Pauline is survived by her husband, Robert of Henry; daughters, Kelly Svitak and her husband Mark of Colona, Ill., and Laurene Avila and her husband Jeff of Henry; brothers, George Wilhelm and his wife Jean of Torrington, Peter Wilhelm of Torrington, and Daniel Wilhelm of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sisters, Betty Zimmerman and her husband Dennis of Sterling, Colo. and Virginia Gibson and her husband Dan of Lyman, Neb.; grandchildren, Brent Svitak of the USMC, Tylor Svitak of Colona, Ill., and Kristen, Brandon, and Andrew Avila all of Henry.
Her parents, one infant brother, and one son Robert James Orr Jr. preceded her in death.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
27 Jan 2007

HEMINGFORD - Stanley James "Jim" Schekall, 73, passed on peacefully at his home in Hemingford Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, following a battle with cancer. A celebration of his life will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Bridget Catholic Church with Father James Heithoff officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Hemingford Cemetery.
A wake service will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, at St. Bridget Church.
Visitation will be Friday from Noon to 5 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Funeral Home in Hemingford and at the wake service.
Memorials may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice, Hemingford Volunteer Firefighters Association IV Module Fund or to the American Legion Post No. 9 Avenue of Flags.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.
He was born April 1, 1933, in Mullen, Neb., to Verna May (Reigle) Schekall and Mark Schekall. He grew up in Hemingford and attended schools in Hemingford and Scranton, N.D.
Jim served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Coast Guard as an engine mechanic. He was stationed in San Francisco, Calif. He traveled to Japan and the Bering Strait on his tour of duty. He met and married Donna McKenna in California. Jim and Donna returned to Hemingford to raise their family.
Jim spent his life farming and ranching. He designed and built his own hydraulic driven pivot irrigation system. He was an entrepreneur, innovator, inventor and mechanic. His wife, eight children and those who worked with him are grateful for the perseverance, work ethic and wisdom that he shared.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna Schekall; daughter and son-in-law, Caren and Tom Grandgenett of Merriam, Kan.; daughters, Susan Schekall of Chillicothe, Mo., and Mary E. Broad of North Platte, Neb.; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Shelley Schekall of Wichita, Kan.; Stanley and Regina Schekall of Santa Clara, Calif.; and Joseph and Lisa Schekall of Hemingford; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Chris Taylor of Albuquerque, N.M.; 18 grandchildren; and sister, Iola Trickler-Pfenning of Hemingford.
His parents and his son, David Daniel Schekall, precede him in death.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
27 Jan 2007

HARDIN - Martha Wagner, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 25, 2007, at Heritage Acres in Hardin.
She was born July 21, 1914, to Louis and Anna (Schnell) Seder at Scotts Bluff, Neb. She married Harry Wagner on Nov. 16, 1932, in Scotts Bluff. Their only son, Jim, was born in 1933.
Harry and Martha lived in Milwaukee and moved to Sheridan, Wyo., in 1939. In 1947, they moved to Clearmont, Wyo., and then to Hardin in 1950, where they farmed and ranched south of town. They moved into town in 1969.
Martha was an active member of the Christ E & R Church, teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir in her earlier years. She loved gardening, cooking and sewing for her grandchildren.
Martha is survived by her son, James (Delores) Wagner of Billings; brother, Harry (Anne) Seder of Billings; half-brother, Conrad (Judy) Pauley of Silesia; half-sister, Rae Taylor of Aurora, Colo.; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in February 1975.
Funeral services for Martha will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Christ Evangelical & Reformed Church in Hardin. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel in Hardin.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
27 Jan 2007

CIRCLE - From the very beginning Kenneth Leo Schillinger loved life and lived it with enthusiasm and optimism. On Friday, March 13, 1922, he simply could not wait for the midwife to arrive. From that day forward, this third of four children born to Ed and Helen Schillinger at the Vida homestead, proved himself to be a good and loyal son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Succumbing to the effects of an earlier hemorrhagic stroke, on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, in Circle, Kenneth went home to be with the Lord. He left a firm imprint upon all who knew him.
Throughout life, when Kenneth decided to do something, he did it well, whether it be his farming practices, his music, having fun, his choice of a good woman, raising his children or telling a story. Some of the stories were so good, they actually were repeated more than one time!
Earning a living in rural Eastern Montana was a challenge to Kenneth, as it was to his neighbors. On May 22, 1947, he committed to his partner for life, Anna Lucille Maves, who was up to the challenge to work with Kenneth to build a good life. With their combined work ethic and commitment to family, they were able to realize their dreams and then some. As their family grew over the years, Kenneth and Anna worked hard and worked smart to provide for their family. Even though Kenneth always said, "If we had waited 'til we could afford to have kids, we'd have never had any of you," seven children joined the Vida household: Kathleen, Joyce, Elaine, Jerry, Annette, LaVern and Leanne.
Kenneth, along with partner and brother, Walter, worked long hours becoming good and productive farmers, adding in time at the Vida Post Office, the Vida Oil Service, selling fuel, chemicals, grain bins and augers, in order to continuously improve the family's circumstances.
Kenneth rarely was too busy to pass up an opportunity to share his love of music, whether it be Sunday church, weddings and funerals, barbershop quartets, or providing vocals as his mother spun out tunes on the piano. In fact, he began his "career on stage" at the age of 4 when he sang on Montana's first radio station, KGCX in Vida. It was no secret that Kenneth and Anna loved to dance, too, though the opportunities in the years of long work days and seven children were few and far between.
Fortunately, as agriculture became more mechanized, life got a bit easier. In the early years, a "vacation" meant cramming kids into a station wagon on the last day of harvest and racing off to Dutton or some such exotic place for a few days of "relaxation" before school started. Kenneth and Anna eventually enjoyed some real vacations, among them the Fiji Islands, Hawaii, Poland, the USSR, Austria and Germany. Kenneth's 16 years as a member of the McCone Electric Board of Directors was personally rewarding for him. He and Anna valued the memories and friendships garnered in those years. Likewise, their years involved with the Cursillo movement not only contributed greatly to their spiritual life but their bevy of friends.
Summarizing nearly 85 years of a person's life is not an easy thing to do, but Kenneth Schillinger lived life to the fullest. He was nonjudgmental and forward thinking. He supported his children through their good times and their tough times. He was willing to take risks in order to improve his own life and that of his family, friends and community. Kenneth was proud of his good-looking wife and even prouder when he could soundly drub her at their hundreds of games of rummy. Attending the athletic contests, musical performances, dance revues and other activities of his 15 grandchildren kept him busy and happy, as did reading to the grade schoolers at Bo-Beep School for many years.
Family, friends and neighbors knew they could count on Kenneth in their time of need. His own parents, Ed and Helen, received his unselfish attention in their last years, with never a word of complaint or regret on Kenneth's part.
In 2005, Kenneth proudly harvested "the best crop of his life," as he skillfully guided the 36-foot combine. He enjoyed using GPS and operating 100-foot sprayers and the power of the John Deere while remembering the horses. It was bittersweet as he proudly watched his grandsons take over running machinery, feeling "replaced."
Kenneth Schillinger did not let the grass grow under his feet, though it's no secret that he enjoyed some time in the easy chair, reading and keeping abreast of world events. His formal education did not extend past high school, but he made himself a well-educated man and he valued education. The advice he shared with his kids and grandkids was not always taken, but it will be with them forever.
Preceding him in death were Kenneth and Anna's firstborn child, Mary Ann; as well as his parents, Ed and Helen Schillinger; and his siblings, Walter Schillinger and Lucille Loendorf.
Kenneth leaves behind many family and friends who will remember always their many wonderful memories. Anna, his partner of nearly 60 years, remains at the family home in Circle. His younger sister, Evelyn (Harvey) Neufeld lives Lewiston, Idaho. Children, Kathleen and Jim McGowan; Joyce Schillinger; and Elaine and Perry Eidum reside in Helena. Jerry and Carol Schillinger are in Circle and Annette and Scott Pierce are in Missoula. LaVern and Anne Schillinger live in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Leanne Schillinger and fiancé Dave Stewart reside near Carter. Grandchildren who fondly called him "Papa" are Erin, Brian and Kelly McGowan, Charlie Amundson and Margaret Kecskes, Parker and Fletcher Eidum, Brett, Alex and Paul Schillinger, Kennedy and Cassidy Pierce, and Kate, Will and Maggie Schillinger. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and a lifetime of friends will miss him dearly.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 28, at 4:30 p.m., with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Circle. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vida. Interment will be held at the Vida Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Redwater River Ambulance Association or McCone County Health Center.
Condolences may be sent to the family at csmc@nemontel.net or www.stevensonandsons.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Circle has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
27 Jan 2007

Melvin "Mel" Leroy Sauer, 67, of Gering, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at his home. At his request, cremation was at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Crematory in Scottsbluff. His Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26 ,at the Faith United Church of Christ in Bayard with Pastor Alice Shriver officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials in Mel's name may be made to the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, P.O.B. 104, Scottsbluff, NE. 69361-0104 or to his family.
Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff is in charge of the arrangements. His obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left and they will be forwarded to his family.
Mel was born July 11, 1939, in Bayard, Neb., the son of Fred and Mary (Engleman) Sauer. He attended the School for the Visually Impaired at Nebraska City from 1947 to 1956. He then attended the Bayard High School where he graduated with the Class of 1958. He attended the Scottsbluff Junior College and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He was united in marriage to Lupe Ybarra, Feb. 23, 1963, in Scottsbluff and to this union daughters Melanie and Monica and son Michael were born. Mel's fascination with radio began at an early age after receiving a radio from Grandma Sauer. From that point on, radio was his life. His radio career began in September 1960 at KIMB in Kimball, 1961 to 1985 at KOLT at Scottsbluff, 1985 at KOBH at Hot Springs, S.D., 1986 at KCSR at Chadron, 1986 to 1989 at KOAQ at Scottsbluff and from 1989 to 2006 at KPNY at Scottsbluff. Sports and weather were his areas of expertise. We'll remember him as the "night disc jockey" and his "teen beat," "march around the kitchen table," "Sauer's Sweet Music," and the reference to his hometown as "Hometown USA." The one thing that changed his radio was receiving one of the first Braille Teletype printer to be used in the electronic news media.
He was a member of the Kiwanis and Lions Club, serving as President. He received awards of recognition for his contribution to the community such as being awarded as a member of the Nebraska Broadcasting Hall of Fame. He often stated that he didn't need to be rewarded for doing a job he loved. Until his death, he remained an avid fan of the Denver Broncos, men and women's Cougar and Cornhusker teams and all the valley sports teams.
Mel is survived by his daughters, Melanie (Robert) Evans of Depew, N.Y., Monica Buchholz of Lancaster, N.Y.; son, Michael of Derby, N.Y.; grandson, Tyler Holcomb of Lancaster, N.Y.; brothers, Clarence (Jeri) of Yutan, Neb., Lemoyne (Patty) of Bayard, Robert (Linda) of Maple Heights, Ohio; sisters, Cheryl (Don) Parsons of Ft. Calhoun, Neb., Marilyn "Deanie" Axt and Nancy (Leroy) Eichthaler all of Bridgeport, numerous nieces and nephews and special friend Mary St. Onge of Scottsbluff.
Mel was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Mel's final sign off would be-"It's been a Sauer Production."

Anonymous said...

Published in the Sacramento Bee Jan. 28, 2006

ENGEL, Christian
Of German descent, born in Russia on August 15, 1921, died peacefully at his home in Fair Oaks on January 22, 2007. Christian was a prominent builder in the Sacramento area who was respected, admired and loved by his peers, family, friends and customers. He was a long-time member of the Building Industry Association. He designed and built custom homes and developments in the Sacramento area including Engel Terrace, Walnut Grove Estates, and Crestview Estates. Christian Engel Homes was known for quality construction and participated in many BIA Home Tours through the years. For the last 40 years Christian resided in the home he built in Fair Oaks surrounded by his vineyard, fruit trees and heritage oaks. He enjoyed making wine from his own grapes, swimming, boating, water and snow skiing, playing chess, tinkering in his woodshop, and spending time with his family. He was a generous man with a tremendous sense of humor whose life was filled with adventure. He is survived by hi!
s son Hans Engel and daughter-in-law Cynthia, his daughter Gitta Vaughan, his daughter Annette Roberts and son-in-law Randy, his daughters Dr. Delphine Engel and Stephanie Engel; his grandchildren Jay, Jonathan, Marissa, Brandan, and Heather; and his former wife and longtime friend, Liesel Engel. He will be forever missed by his family. Papa, we love you. Services will be private and will be held in the vineyard that he so dearly loved. Published in the Sacramento Bee from 1/27/2007 - 1/28/2007.

Anonymous said...

Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Monday, January 22, 2007
pg. A7
Obituaries

Alice Opp
Dec. 26, 1910 - Jan. 17, 2007

La Grande, Ore., – Former Milton-Freewater, Ore. resident, Alice Opp, 96, died Jan. 17, 2007, at Grande Ronde Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater, 97862. The Rev. Doug Henrichs of First Community Church of God in Milton-Freewater will officiate. Private burial will be in Milton-Freewater Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.

Mrs. Opp was born Dec. 26, 1910, in Herdsfield, N.D., to Fred and Lizzie Free Aichele. From and early age, she cared for her seven siblings, cooked for harvest crews and tended to their milking cows and horses and attended school.

On June 12, 1930, she and John Opp married in Fessenden, N.D. Shortly thereafter, they and the entire Aichele Family moved to the Milton-Freewater area.

The Opps picked tomatoes, asparagus, cherries, prunes and apples for area farmers. She also worked at an old apple dryer. The Opps took their only child, Bernice, with them to the fields and orchards where she played or slept near where they worked.

On Occasion they picked hops and lived in camps provided by farmers in Washington. She later worked for Charlie Walden, who had a greenhouse near Milton-Freewater. She sorted and packed cherries, prunes, and apples at Stadelman Fruit and Blue Mountain Growers and sorted peas at Rogers Walla Walla cannery.

Later the Opps worked in the greenhouses for Mojonnier and Sons and Hamada Brothers. She carried her love of working with plants into her own yard. She enjoyed flowers, knitting and crocheting and did meticulous work. She enjoyed craft shows and meeting people who visited her booth.

In 1999 she moved to La Grande to be near her daughter and son-in-law, and then in 2004 to Evergreen Vista there. She was a member of Church of God and attended services in Milton-Freewater and Walla Walla. Mr. Opp died Oct. 19, 2004.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Bernice and Orville Miller of La Grande; sister Inez Seholm of Pasco, Wash., two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anonymous said...

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Cheyenne, WY
29 Jan 2007

Jennings I. Grauberger

1935-2007

Jennings I. Grauberger, 71, of Cheyenne, died Jan. 26 at his home.
He was born June 29, 1935, in LeRoy, Colo.
Mr. Grauberger has lived in Cheyenne since 1995 with prior residence in LeRoy.
He worked as a rancher/
farmer from 1959 to 1995 and was self-employed for the past 10 years in the storage rental business.
He served in the National Guard for 13 years attaining the rank of first lieutenant. Mr. Grauberger was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served as a trustee. He served on the Soil Conservation Board for 18 years; on the Co-Op Board and was on the Advisory Committee to Colorado governors, Dick Lamm and Roy Romer.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Grauberger, whom he married in Sterling, Colo., on June 28, 1959; one daughter, Jo Dee Tschirhart of Bella Vista, Ark.; two brothers, Willard "Willie" Grauberger of Johnston, Colo., and Joel Grauberger of Cortez, Colo.; five sisters, Ila Mae Scott of Cheyenne, Crystal Dagley of Connell, Wash., Jane Sheaffer of Cheyenne, Dorothy King of Berthoud, Colo., and Loni Stumpff of Sterling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Bessie Grauberger and one son, Jeff.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nadine Korhonen officiating.
Interment will be in LeRoy.
Friends who wish may contribute to the United Methodist Heifer Project.

Anonymous said...

Barbara Lynde

Barbara Helen Lynde, 96, Mandan, died Jan. 27, 2007, at Medcenter One Care Center, Mandan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Patrick Schumacher officiating. Burial will be in Pingree Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m. today at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, where a parish vigil/rosary will be held at 7 p.m.
Barbara was born Feb. 11, 1910, in Russia, the daughter of Peter A. and Rose (Berger) Assel. At one year of age, Barbara and her sister, Justine, along with their parents, came to the United States. She grew up and attended school in Mandan. For many years, Barbara was employed at a laundering service in Mandan. In November 1945, she was joined in marriage to Ed Lynde. Following their marriage, they made their home in Jamestown, where Barbara was a homemaker. In 1994, Barbara returned to Mandan.
Barbara had many interests throughout her long life. These included traveling, square dancing and gardening with her husband, Ed, especially raising potatoes and raspberries. She also enjoyed shopping. She and Ed spent their winters in Arizona for many years. Barbara always looked forward to socializing with friends and family at get-togethers.
Barbara will be missed by her step-daughter, Veryl (Dean) Durfey, California; one step-son, Bill Lynde, Bismarck; one brother, Ray (Delores) Assel, Mandan; one sister-in-law, Helen Assel; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ed; her infant daughter; one step-son, Bud; two sisters; and three brothers.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Medcenter One Care Center, Mandan, in memory of Barbara Lynde.
Go to www.weigelfuneral.com to share memories of Barbara, sign the online guest book and view flower photos.
Published in The Bismarck Tribune on 1/29/2007.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
30 Jan 2007

Martin 'Skeet' Schaneman Jr.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
TORRINGTON -- Memorial services for Martin "Skeet" Schaneman Jr., 85, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glenn Bugher officiating.
He died on Jan. 27, 2007 at the Torrington Community Hospital.
He was born on March 17, 1921 at the Rock Ranch west of Torrington, the son of Martin and Katherine (Reifschneider) Schaneman, Sr. He was raised south of Torrington with his family where he helped farm with his father. He graduated from Torrington High School in 1938.
He married Ruby Miller and together they moved to California where he worked as a civilian mechanic in the United States Army motor pool. They returned to Torrington where they continued to farm with his father.
In 1957, he moved his family to a farm west of town. In 1968 they moved to Yoder, where he continued to farm, raise cattle, and he was an active member of the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department.
His wife died in 1989 and in 1994, he was reacquainted with his old high school sweetheart, Dorothy Farnham (Johnston) and the couple married shortly thereafter. He retired from farming and they moved in to Torrington where they have resided since.
He was a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard and a member of both the Moose and Elk Clubs.
He was a friendly man who enjoyed conversation with his friends. He also enjoyed fishing, reading, and looking after his cattle. In his later years, he loved to tend to his garden and go for Sunday drives with his beloved wife, Dorothy.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Mike; a daughter, Sandy; six sisters, Lily Baker; Clara Miller; Elsie Hopp; Marie Riggs; Martha Schwindt and Lorraine Riggs; three brothers, Alex Schaneman; Robert Schaneman; and Dickie Schaneman; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Morgheim; a grandson, Andy; stepdaughter Sandy Silviera; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, a sister, Betty Morgheim, and a granddaughter.
Cremation has taken place.
Those who wish may direct memorials in his memory to the Yoder Fire and Rescue.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home{M3.

Anonymous said...

Madalen Mader

Madalen Mader, 94, of Topeka passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2007
at St. Francis Health Center. Mrs. Mader was a classical pianist
under the name of Kay Cortez in Chicago, IL before moving to Topeka
in 1950. After moving to Topeka she was a homemaker. She was born
August 7, 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia one of eleven children of
Adam Hergenreder and Barbara Allendorf Hergenreder. Mrs. Mader was a
charter member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, the altar society at
church and the Daughters of Isabella Little Flower Circle #503. She
was married to Adam A. Mader on October 4, 1932 in Chicago, IL. He
preceded her in death on February 11, 1984. A daughter Para Lee Buck
died May 23, 2003. Madalen was also preceded in death by nine
siblings including a sister Johanna Kane who died August 13, 1997.
Mrs. Mader is survived by a son, Roger Mader of Topeka, a
son-in-law, Charles Richard Buck of Topeka and a sister, Barbara
Baumgartner of Chicago, IL. Also surviving are; four grandchildren,
Michael R. Buck of Exeter, NE, Cindy M. Wilson and Dana Meinhardt
both of Topeka, and Kim Mulvaney in California; eight great
grandchildren, Jason R. Gillenwater, Joey Meinhardt, Ashley
Meinhardt all of Topeka and five living in California; four great
great grandchildren, Cassandra, Adam, Jayden, and Stella Gillenwater
all of Topeka, and one niece, Vicki Mazurek of Chicago, IL Mrs.
Mader will be missed dearly by all. Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Mader will lie in
repose Thursday from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral
Home where the Daughters of Isabella will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m.
followed by the parish rosary at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions
may be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2700 SE Virginia,
Topeka, 66605. Madalen Mader
Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 1/31/2007.

Anonymous said...

Gordon George Scheideman
January 11, 1935 – December 24, 2006
Born and raised in the community of Duffield (Mewassin district), Alberta to George and Margaret (Hohnstein) Scheideman. He passed away peacefully after a brave struggle with multiple myeloma cancer and kidney failure. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Maureen Moelhoff, four children, Heather (Ken Rohachuk and Ali), Ivan, Geraldine (Trevor Milne Evan and Chad), and Vernon. Also one brother, Raymond. He was also predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Eilen Jettkant, and Lydia Greenhough

The funeral was held on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 1:00 PM at the Parkland Funeral Chapel and interment followed at the Mewassin Cemetery.

Gordon loved fishing and for many years he and his wife travelled to the west coast of Vancouver and Victoria, B.C where they enjoyed the salt-sea outdoors and relaxation. Gordon had lived and farmed on the homeplace of his parents until his retirement fifteen years ago.

Elaine McDowell said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
02-01-2007

Wallace Rothe
Feb. 20,1923-Jan. 30, 2007
Age: 83
Residence: Greeley
Tribute: Wallace Herman Rothe was born in Kuner to Walter Frank and Elsie (Kress) Rothe.
On Sept. 20, 1941, he married Ruth Harding. They lived and farmed in the Kuner area for 51 years and raised two sons, Ronnie Rothe and Terry L. Rothe.
Mr. Rothe served on the Latham ditch board, volunteered at the Weld County Fair and was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He had a partnership in the Brush Livestock Sale Barn and the Weld County Sale Barn in Greeley.
Mr. Rothe and his wife moved to Greeley in 1993. After he retired, he was an order buyer for Superior Livestock. He enjoyed the annual elk hunting trip with his family and friends. He also enjoyed long trips with his wife touring the Rocky Mountains.
During his most recent years, Mr. Rothe enjoyed showing his great-grandchildren his love of nature with mountain drives and enjoying the wildlife.
Mr. Rothe died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Greeley.
Survivors: His wife, Ruth of Greeley; two sons and their wives, Ronnie and Shiela Rothe of Montana and Terry L. and Marilyn Rothe of Greeley; three sisters, Mildred Buxman, Hazel Fritzler and Evelyn Winter; two brothers, Frank and Roy Rothe; six grandchildren, Terry A. Rothe and wife Jody, Jean A. Eikenberg and husband Brian, Michael W. Rothe, Terry E. and Sandy Rothe, Rhonda King and husband Brett, and Sandy Cochran and husband Eddie; 14 great-grandchildren, Tandi R., Nickolaus L., Rudy L. and Joseph L. Eikenberg, Hannah C., Nathan W. and Michael A.N. Rothe, Jeremiah, Carson and Shitara Cochran and Spencer, Macy, Elizabeth and Madelyn King; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Preceded in death by: His parents, four brothers, Melvin, Curtis, Walter and Warner, a sister Lillian Rothe and two nephews, Harley and Ted Rothe.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Macy Chapel.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631. Go to www.allnutt.com to read an online obituary, sign the family guestbook and send condolences.

Anonymous said...

Madalen Mader
Madalen Mader, 94, of Topeka passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2007
at St. Francis Health Center. Mrs. Mader was a classical pianist
under the name of Kay Cortez in Chicago, IL before moving to Topeka
in 1950. After moving to Topeka she was a homemaker. She was born
August 7, 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia one of eleven children of
Adam Hergenreder and Barbara Allendorf Hergenreder. Mrs. Mader was a charter member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, the altar society at church and the Daughters of Isabella Little Flower Circle #503. She was married to Adam A. Mader on October 4, 1932 in Chicago, IL. He
preceded her in death on February 11, 1984. A daughter Para Lee Buck
died May 23, 2003. Madalen was also preceded in death by nine siblings including a sister Johanna Kane who died August 13, 1997.
Mrs. Mader is survived by a son, Roger Mader of Topeka, a
son-in-law, Charles Richard Buck of Topeka and a sister, Barbara
Baumgartner of Chicago, IL. Also surviving are; four grandchildren,
Michael R. Buck of Exeter, NE, Cindy M. Wilson and Dana Meinhardt
both of Topeka, and Kim Mulvaney in California; eight great
grandchildren, Jason R. Gillenwater, Joey Meinhardt, Ashley
Meinhardt all of Topeka and five living in California; four great
great grandchildren, Cassandra, Adam, Jayden, and Stella Gillenwater all of Topeka, and one niece, Vicki Mazurek of Chicago, IL Mrs. Mader will be missed dearly by all. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Mader will lie in
repose Thursday from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral
Home where the Daughters of Isabella will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. followed by the parish rosary at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions
may be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2700 SE Virginia,
Topeka, 66605. Madalen Mader
Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 1/31/2007.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
30 Jan 2007

Martin 'Skeet' Schaneman Jr.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
TORRINGTON -- Memorial services for Martin "Skeet" Schaneman Jr., 85, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glenn Bugher officiating.
He died on Jan. 27, 2007 at the Torrington Community Hospital.
He was born on March 17, 1921 at the Rock Ranch west of Torrington, the son of Martin and Katherine (Reifschneider) Schaneman, Sr. He was raised south of Torrington with his family where he helped farm with his father. He graduated from Torrington High School in 1938.
He married Ruby Miller and together they moved to California where he worked as a civilian mechanic in the United States Army motor pool. They returned to Torrington where they continued to farm with his father.
In 1957, he moved his family to a farm west of town. In 1968 they moved to Yoder, where he continued to farm, raise cattle, and he was an active member of the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department.
His wife died in 1989 and in 1994, he was reacquainted with his old high school sweetheart, Dorothy Farnham (Johnston) and the couple married shortly thereafter. He retired from farming and they moved in to Torrington where they have resided since.
He was a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard and a member of both the Moose and Elk Clubs.
He was a friendly man who enjoyed conversation with his friends. He also enjoyed fishing, reading, and looking after his cattle. In his later years, he loved to tend to his garden and go for Sunday drives with his beloved wife, Dorothy.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Mike; a daughter, Sandy; six sisters, Lily Baker; Clara Miller; Elsie Hopp; Marie Riggs; Martha Schwindt and Lorraine Riggs; three brothers, Alex Schaneman; Robert Schaneman; and Dickie Schaneman; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Morgheim; a grandson, Andy; stepdaughter Sandy Silviera; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, a sister, Betty Morgheim, and a granddaughter.
Cremation has taken place.
Those who wish may direct memorials in his memory to the Yoder Fire and Rescue.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home{M3.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
30 Jan 2007

Martin 'Skeet' Schaneman Jr.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
TORRINGTON -- Memorial services for Martin "Skeet" Schaneman Jr., 85, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glenn Bugher officiating.
He died on Jan. 27, 2007 at the Torrington Community Hospital.
He was born on March 17, 1921 at the Rock Ranch west of Torrington, the son of Martin and Katherine (Reifschneider) Schaneman, Sr. He was raised south of Torrington with his family where he helped farm with his father. He graduated from Torrington High School in 1938.
He married Ruby Miller and together they moved to California where he worked as a civilian mechanic in the United States Army motor pool. They returned to Torrington where they continued to farm with his father.
In 1957, he moved his family to a farm west of town. In 1968 they moved to Yoder, where he continued to farm, raise cattle, and he was an active member of the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department.
His wife died in 1989 and in 1994, he was reacquainted with his old high school sweetheart, Dorothy Farnham (Johnston) and the couple married shortly thereafter. He retired from farming and they moved in to Torrington where they have resided since.
He was a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard and a member of both the Moose and Elk Clubs.
He was a friendly man who enjoyed conversation with his friends. He also enjoyed fishing, reading, and looking after his cattle. In his later years, he loved to tend to his garden and go for Sunday drives with his beloved wife, Dorothy.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Mike; a daughter, Sandy; six sisters, Lily Baker; Clara Miller; Elsie Hopp; Marie Riggs; Martha Schwindt and Lorraine Riggs; three brothers, Alex Schaneman; Robert Schaneman; and Dickie Schaneman; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Morgheim; a grandson, Andy; stepdaughter Sandy Silviera; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, a sister, Betty Morgheim, and a granddaughter.
Cremation has taken place.
Those who wish may direct memorials in his memory to the Yoder Fire and Rescue.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home{M3.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
2 Feb 2007

Ronald 'Ron' Geisick
Friday, February 02, 2007
TORRINGTON -- Funeral services for Ronald "Ron" Geisick, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Lee officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.
He died at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff, Neb., on Jan. 31, 2007.
He was born Oct. 12, 1919 in Pierce, Colo., the son of Jacob and Barbara Marie (Sitzman) Geisick. He started school in Lingle and later graduated from Torrington High School in 1940.While attending Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln he was called to active duty in the U.S. Army. He served in the South Pacific for 4-1/2 years and was discharged in November of 1945.
He married Frances Gates on April 14, 1946 in Torrington.
In 1948, he rejoined the National Guard and started working at Camp Guernsey where he was superintendent of buildings and grounds for 34 years.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir for 50 years. He also sang solos in church and at weddings and funerals. He served as church elder and on various committees.
He was a past Post and District Commander of the American Legion, a member of the VFW, a member of the Last Squad Club, and was a Cub Scout representative for many years. He sang in Community Choir and served on the Hospital Foundation Board. He was the originator and chairman for the Veteran's Memorial at the Goshen County Court House.
He was a good family man, with his wife, daughters, and seven grandchildren being very special to him.
Survivors include his wife of Torrington; three daughters and their husbands, Linda Mai of Gering, Neb., Cony Brienza of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, and Nancy Roth of Henderson, Nev.; one brother, Bill Geisick of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Marie Deines of Ft. Collins, Colo.; four grandsons and three granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jake and Herman; and three sisters, Pauline, Bertha, and Rachael.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church's Perpetual Trust Fund would be appreciated.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
3 Feb 2007

Ione Marie Dernbach, age 84, of Billings, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at Eagle Cliff Manor. She was born April 20, 1922, in Wheaton, Ill., the oldest daughter of Anthony and Martha Schramer.
Ione was a graduate of Northern Illinois State University in Dekalb, Ill. Upon graduation, she started her elementary teaching career in Saginaw, Mich., and continued it in Billings. On July 6, 1946, she married Joseph Adam Dernbach, her loving spouse of 56 years. Everyone who met Ione always walked away with a smile and with the knowledge that they had been blessed by a caring soul.
She was deeply involved in many volunteer and community organizations, including the American Association of University Women, Girl Scouts of America, Catholic Daughters and Montana Association for Family and Community Education.
Some of Ione's hobbies included water aerobics, movies, collecting rocks, bird watching, gardening and enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends.
Ione was preceded in death by her husband Joe in 2003. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Jean Paschali of Aurora, Ill., and Marinae Dietrich of Billings. Also surviving are her five daughters, Judy (Dick) Nell of Henderson, Nev., Patty (Gene) St. John of Glentana, Barb (Tom) Adkins of Starkville, Miss., Louise (Dave) Breeden of Forsyth and Theresa Dernbach of Casper, Wyo.; five grandchildren, Scott St. John, Jill (Scott) Thompson, Cody Adkins, Derek and Heidi Breeden; one great-grandchild, Lane Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.
Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, at Little Flower Catholic Church, with Rite of Committal following at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary.
Memorials may be made in Ione's name to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.michelottisawyers.com.

Published in the Billings Gazette on 2/3/2007.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY

Lena Schmierer
Saturday, February 03, 2007
SHERIDAN -- Funeral services for Lena Schmierer, 81, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Boyles officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Viewing is Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home.
She died Jan. 31, 2007, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
She was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Napoleon, N.D., to John and Mathilda (Pfeifle) Lachenmaier.
The family moved to Montana when she was a young girl and she grew up near Hardin, Mont.
She married Edwin Schmierer on April 9, 1947, in Hardin, Mont.
They moved to Sheridan where she worked at Tudor Cleaners until going to work at Memorial Hospital. She retired from the hospital in 1991.
In 1974, she completed her GED and was very proud to have accomplished that.
She was a member of First Assembly of God Church and enjoyed puzzles, band concerts and being with friends and family.
Survivors include her son, Rick Schmierer of Sheridan; brother, Aaron Lachenmaier of Miles City, Mont.; sisters, Irene Deines of Billings, Mont., Martha Caton of Yakima, Wash., and Betty Fraser of Salem, Ore., and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003 and two brothers, Ray and Ervin.
Memorials may benefit First Assembly of God Church, 1045 Lewis St., Sheridan.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY

Opal O. Schaper
Saturday, February 03, 2007
RIVERTON -- Funeral services for Opal O. Schaper, 96, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2007, at Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
She died Jan. 31, 2007, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
She was born May 14, 1910, in Georgetown, Neb., the daughter of Andrew and Effie Ibach.
On April 19, 1935, she married Arthur Schaper in Kearney, Neb. They homesteaded in the Buckhorn Flats area west of Riverton and moved into Riverton after retirement.
She was a member of the Nazarene Church and taught Sunday School for several years. She was also a member of the Buckhorn Flats Extension Club.
She enjoyed playing cards, going to the Senior Center, sewing, fishing, gardening and cooking.
Survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Wanda Lou Steinle of Thermopolis, Phyllis Glass of Casper, Linda Taylor of Powell and Regina "Jeannie" Brown of Thermopolis; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978, parents, brothers, Bryan, Elmer, Norris, Lee, Glen, Dale "Bill" and Robert "Bob" Ibach and sisters, Elsie Duggins, Hazel Milligan and Ethel Hall.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Elaine McDowell said...

Heer and Jolliffe Mortuary
Fort Morgan, Colorado
02-03-2007
Alma Ruth Schneider
(November 16, 1920 -February 1, 2007)
Alma Ruth Schneider 86 Lifelong area resident, died Thursday, February 1, 2007 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. She was born November 16, 1920 in Ft.Morgan to Jacob and Mary (Hoffman) Stroh. Alma married Harry Schneider on June 21, 1941 in Sidney, Nebraska. He died January 19, 1990. Alma enjoyed reading and bowling and was devoted to her grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Mark and wife Barbara Schneider of Tucson, Arizona and Michael Schneider and Gayle Berry of Denver, one sister, Lydia Young of South Bend, Washington, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The grandchildren are Alexis Eversole and her daughter, Olive Rose Eversole of Portland, Oregon, Andrew Schneider of Denver, Amber Schneider and her daughter, Audrey Elizabeth Schneider of Tucson, Arizona, Jason Schneider of Tucson, Arizona and Melanie McLeod of Toway, California. Alma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry, five brothers, Daniel, George, Henry, Elmer and Jacob Stroh, six sisters, Mary Weiderspan, Anna Buttenob, Clara Nolan, Liz Crosthwait, Agnes Holleman and Kathryn Pettit. Graveside Memorial Services will be Friday, February 9, 2007 at 11:00 am at the Serenity Falls Columbarium in Ft. Morgan. Friends who wish may make contributions to Caring Ministries in Ft. Morgan. The Heer & Jolliffe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Elaine McDowell said...

Heer and Jolliffe Mortuary
Fort Morgan, Colorado
02-03-2007
Henry Kammerzell
(December 30, 1920 - February 3, 2007)
U.S. Veteran HENRY KAMMERZELL, 86, longtime area resident, died early Saturday morning, February 3, 2007 at the Sunset Manor in Brush, CO.
He was born Dec. 30, 1920 in Milliken, CO to George & Anna
(Bernhardt) Kammerzell. Mr. Kammerzell moved to Wiggins, CO from Milliken in 1943 and later moved to Fort Morgan in 1976. He married Mildred Ulrich on Dec. 14, 1947 in Milliken. He served in the US Army.
Kammerzell farmed and fed cattle with his twin brother Jake most of his life. He also operated a dairy farm. From 1977 until 1984, Kammerzell served as a Morgan County Commissioner.
He was a charter member of Wiggins Community Church where he also served on the church board. He also held many other positions within the church throughout the years. He was a member of the Gideons, and former member of the Rotary Club.
Kammerzell was a founding director of First State Bank in Wiggins and the Fort Morgan State Bank. He was also a member of the Wiggins Telephone Association, board member of the Wiggins Fire Department, served on the Wiggins School Board, and was past president of the Wiggins Potato Growers Association. He enjoyed keeping up on current politics.
Mr. Kammerzell is survived by his wife Mildred Kammerzell of Fort Morgan; two sons, Arnold Kammerzell & his wife Susan of Wiggins and Charles Kammerzell of Fort Morgan; two sisters, Freida Rosin and Marie Stroh, both of Greeley; and one brother, John Kammerzell of Greeley. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Lisa Schilz, Amy Hiltz and her husband Pat, Erin Kammerzell, Jeffrey Kammerzell, and Pete Kammerzell; and four great grandchildren, Cody Harding, Mark Harding, Joshua Harding, and Gavin Hiltz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Anna Weiderspan; and three brothers, Carl Kammerzell, George Kammerzell Jr., and Jake Kammerzell.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 7th from 4-6 PM at the Heer Mortuary, 222 Cameron Street, Brush, CO. Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 8th at 10:30 AM at Wiggins Community Church, 423 Dickson Street, Wiggins. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Fort Morgan.
Friends may make memorial gifts in Kammerzell's name to the Wiggins Community Church.
The Heer & Jolliffe Mortuaries in Fort Morgan & Brush is in charge of arrangements.

Anonymous said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado

Martin A. Shoeneman
Dec. 29, 1908-Jan. 31, 2007
Age: 98
Residence: Lyons
Tribute: Martin A. Shoeneman was born in Kesley, Iowa, to John and Ann (Folkers) Shoeneman. He graduated from high school in Kesley and received a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in Aimes, Iowa.
In May 25, 1938, he married Magdalene Klausner in Denver.
Mr. Shoeneman worked as a forest ranger for 14 years in the western United States. He moved to Roggen in 1946 and operated his farm and ranch until his retirement in 1970. Upon his retirement, he and his wife moved to Lyons.
Mr. Shoeneman was a past president of the Colorado Wheat Growers Association, organizer of the Colorado Wheat Commission and a past 15-year board member of the Production Credit Association. He was a member of the Southeast Weld County Soil Conservation District, the Roggen Farmers Elevator Association, the Roggen Telephone Co., the Roggen Co-op and a past president of the Roggen Lions Club. He also was a member of the Rocky Mountain Charolais Association and a charter member of the Brighton Prime-Rib Club. He loved to hunt, fish, play cards, shoot pool and the game of baseball.
Mr. Shoeneman died Wednesday in Lyons.
Survivors: His daughters, Karen Kerns of Cedaredge, Kris Bell and husband Dave of Littleton, Michelle Miller and husband Joe of Lyons and Renee Crumb of Lakewood; his sons, Jim Shoeneman and wife Colleen of Scottsdale, Ariz., Joel Shoeneman and wife Linda of Roggen and Mike Shoeneman and wife Sheri of Berthoud; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: His wife, Magdalene, in 1991, and four brothers and five sisters.
Services: Rosary, 7 p.m. at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home; Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Tuesday at Spirit of Peace Catholic Church, 1500 Hover, Longmont.
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Brighton.
Visitation: from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Elaine McDowell said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado

Gladys Stark
Jan. 29, 2007
Age: 97
Residence: Loveland
Tribute:
Gladys Stark was born May 22, 1909, in Loveland to Jake and Mary (Lenhart) Weber.
On Dec. 26, 1926, she married Henry Stark in Berthoud and worked as a homemaker in her own home.
She has lived in the Loveland, Johnstown and Greeley areas most of her life.
Mrs. Stark moved to California in 1977 with her husband Henry until they moved back to Loveland in 1989.
She enjoyed crocheting and was an avid football and Wheel of Fortune fan. Mrs. Stark died on Monday at North Shore Health Care Center in Loveland.
Survivors: A daughter-in-law, Carol Stark of Loveland, three sisters, Shirley Morris of Brighton, LaVilda Burback of Longmont and Edna Lesser of Loveland; and a grandson, Cameron Stark of Loveland.
Preceded in death by: Her husband, Henry Stark; a son, Sherman Stark, and seven brothers and sisters.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, Loveland.
Interment: Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Visitation: 9-11 a.m. before the services.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to the Loveland Fire Department in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
4 Feb 2009

Donald L. Blehm, 70, of Billings, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at St. Vincent Healthcare after a short battle against cancer.
Don was born Aug. 1, 1936, in Billings, the son of Jacob and Amelia (Butz) Blehm.
He entered the Army in 1954 after graduating from Senior High. Don was honorably discharged in 1957. Later that year he married the love of his life, Marjorie Brent.
Don's gift was sales where he worked at a number of places. In 1974 he started City Auto Supply which he later sold. He and Marjorie moved to Bozeman and established Big Sky Auto Supply, moving back to Billings and opening Mountain Motor Supply which had three locations. In 1996 Don sold Mountain Motor Supply after having a stroke. Don semi-retired, staying busy helping his daughter and son-in-law start up their business Mountain PBE Supply.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ray Blehm Sr., Irvin Blehm, Jack Blehm and his five sisters, Julia Long, Amelia Bryant, Harriette Strecker, Margaret Reinbeck and Edna Canaan.
Don is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie; three children, Kelly (Terry) Steele, Donald (Dawn) Blehm Jr. and Douglas Blehm, and a brother, James Blehm. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Mary (Mark) Gaughan, Wayne, Shayla, Samantha, Molly, Alexander and Lucas Blehm, and his three great-grandchildren, Connor, Olivia and Ellie Gaughan.
Don was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His generosity was greatly appreciated. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Again, Don worked very hard in his lifetime, so as he always said "Get back to work and answer the phones."
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.

Elaine McDowell said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
02-06-2007

Jan. 31, 1915 - Feb. 4, 2007
Age: 92
Residence: Denver
Tribute: Mary Schmidt was born in Sugar City to Jacob and Katherine Margaret (Kauffman) Ginther.
She moved with her family to the Peckam area in 1917 where she attended Big Bend school. She lived most of her life in the Gilcrest area until five years ago when her health declined and she moved to Denver to live with her daughter, Mariann. She spent the past two and a half years at the Hallmark Nursing Center in Denver.
On Feb. 21, 1934, she married Harry Schmidt. He died in 1964.
Mrs. Schmidt retired in 1981 from the RE-1 School District.
She was a custodian and bus driver for nearly 30 years. In some instances, she drove two generations of kids to school.
She also went to Hawaii with the school band.
Her greatest gift was her devotion to her family. She enjoyed baking and making her family's favorite German dishes, including noodles and butterballs. She loved Polka dancing, playing cards and board games, jigsaw puzzles, crocheting and embroidering. Her love for Polka took her to Germany with the Al Holma Polka Band. She loved Colorado sports teams, especially the Broncos. She attended Broncos games with her family and had the opportunity to attend one of their Super Bowls.
She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and the Greeley Moose Lodge. When healthy, she spent a lot of time cooking at both the church and the Moose. She also had been a very active member of the senior citizens groups in Gilcrest until moving to Denver.
Survivors: Daughters, Mariann and husband Vern Grams of Denver and Patsy and husband Jack Sullivan of Loveland; five grandchildren, Sandy and husband Mark Warner, Steven and wife Carol Grams and Bill and wife Luann Grams, all of Denver, Kris and husband Harlan Boone of Johnstown and Wendy Erbes of Loveland; a stepgrandchild, Jim Sullivan; seven great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a stepbrother, Harold Schmidt and wife Mickey of Greeley; and stepsisters, Rose and husband Bud Neilson of Denver and Esther and husband Everett Feurstein of Greeley.
Preceded in death by: Her parents; her husband, Harry; two brothers, Jake and Johnny Ginther; three sisters, an infant sister, Maria Ginther, Mollie Ginther and Edith Wolfe; three stepbrothers, Herman, Alex and Albert Schmidt; and a stepsister, Leah Wiebert.
Celebration of life service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
7 Feb 2007

FROMBERG - Betty Knaub, 75, of Fromberg, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at St. Vincent Healthcare, surrounded by her family.
Betty was born April 24, 1931, in Grand Forks, N.D., to Carl and Alma Skager. She was one of 11 children. Betty came to Montana at the age of 17. She married Jake Zeiler on Feb. 23, 1950, and to this union they had five children. Betty later married Jim Knaub on March 16, 1979.
Betty worked as a waitress at Yellowstone Country Club, Highlands Golf Course, The Vegas Club, The Spur, and retired from Gusicks.
Betty is survived by her children, Jeri Norton, Gord (Kay) Zeiler, Jace "Goofy" (Roxie) Zeiler. She is also survived by the loves of her life, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, one brother, five sisters and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; two sons, Larry and David; three brothers and one sister.
Celebration of Betty's life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the East Gate Wesleyan Church, 635 Mattson Lane in Billings Heights. Cremation has taken place.
"Mumsie," we love you and you will be missed. You are at peace now.
Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
7 Feb 2007

Melba I. Keller, 79, of Gering, died Monday, Feb. 5, at the Heritage Estates in Gering. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Jones Mortuary in Mitchell with Dr. Charles Richardson officiating. Interment will be at the Mitchell Valley Cemetery.
Friends who wish may call at the Mortuary Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Memorials have been established to Prairie Haven Hospice and the Festival of Hope.
Melba was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Mitchell to John Milton "Milt" and Laura Leora (Jones) Baughman where she grew up and received her education. She married Harold Keller Aug. 12, 1951, in Mitchell.
She was a member of the Federated Church in Mitchell, and loved to quilt, crochet, and cook.
Survivors include her daughters, Kodie (Rick) Markheim of Gering, and Detta (Kevin) Hickox of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Brian (Jodi) Markheim of Scottsbluff, Justin (Katie) Markheim of Kimball, and Aaron Hickox of Fort Collins, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Paxton and Peyton Markheim of Scottsbluff; and brother, Bennie (Lois) Baughman of Mitchell.
Her parents, her husband, and her brother Dale Baughman preceded her in death.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
8 Feb 2007

Melva Geraldine Schleining, 81, died on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, from cancer, at her residence located in Billings.
Melva was born in Walla Walla, Wash., on Nov. 5, 1925, to Hazel and Varley Stall. Varley and Hazel brought their family to Montana in the fall of 1938, where they lived and grew up near Pompey's Pillar. Melva's father died on Jan. 15, 1935. Melva was married to James Schleining, Sr., in January of 1947, and they resided in Harlowton, Lockwood and Billings. Melva devoted herself to raising four children. She spent many years working with her husband "Jim" in the family electric motor shop business (Jim's Electric) as a bookkeeper until 1994. Melva was active in the Nazarene Church as a Sunday School teacher and layperson. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting and playing the piano.
Melva also spent many years providing in-home care for her beloved husband "Jim" until he passed in August of 2005. She is also preceded in death by her mother, Hazel; father Varley; son Robert Schleining; and brothers Hubert and Orason Stall. Survivors include Jim Schleining Jr. and wife Anne of Jacksonville, N.C.; daughter Brenda Comfort and her husband Dave of Billings; and daughter Pam Wallenberg and husband Randy of Edmond, Okla. Melva has a sister and brother, Eleanor Griffith and her husband Tom of Billings and Gene Stall and his wife Betty of Oklahoma City. She has six grandchildren, Tucker Schleining and wife Natalie of Tucson, Ariz., Trevor Schleining of Phoenix, Tara Comfort Culp and husband Greg of Billings, Tim Comfort of Billings, Cari and Heather Wallenberg of Edmond. She also has two great-granddaughters, Hailey and Hannah Schleining of Tucson. Melva had many aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and nephews, all of whom she dearly loved.
Melva's family acknowledges and greatly appreciates the loving support from many members of the Billings Hospice and request that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to Big Sky Hospice at PO Box 35033, Billings, MT 59107.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Smith's West Chapel, 304 34th St. West. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 805 Alderson Ave., Billings. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, where she will rest in peace alongside her husband.

Published in the Billings Gazette on 2/8/2007.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
8 Feb 2007

Donald L. Blehm, 70, of Billings, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at St. Vincent Healthcare, after a short battle against cancer.
Don was born Aug. 1, 1936, in Billings, the son of Jacob and Amelia (Butz) Blehm.
He entered the Army in 1954, after graduating from Senior High. Don was honorably discharged in 1957. Later that year he married the love of his life, Marjorie Brent.
Don's gift was sales, where he worked at a number of places. In 1974, he started City Auto Supply, which he later sold. He and Marjorie moved to Bozeman and established Big Sky Auto Supply, moving back to Billings and opening Mountain Motor Supply, which had three locations. In 1996, Don sold Mountain Motor Supply after having a stroke. Don semi-retired, staying busy helping his daughter and son-in-law start up their business: Mountain PBE Supply.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ray Blehm Sr., Irvin Blehm, Jack Blehm; and his five sisters, Julia Long, Amelia Bryant, Harriette Strecker, Margaret Reinbeck and Edna Canaan.
Don is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie; three children, Kelly (Terry) Steele, Donald (Dawn) Blehm Jr. and Douglas Blehm; and a brother, James Blehm. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Mary (Mark) Gaughan, Wayne, Shayla, Samantha, Molly, Alexander and Lucas Blehm; and his three great-grandchildren, Connor, Olivia and Ellie Gaughan.
Don was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His generosity was greatly appreciated. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Again, Don worked very hard in his lifetime, so, as he always said, "Get back to work and answer the phones."
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 550 N. 31st, Suite 103, Billings, MT 59101.

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Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY

Dema I. (Miller) Reinholtz
Thursday, February 08, 2007
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- No services are planned at this time for Dema I. (Miller) Reinholtz, 92. At her request, cremation has taken place at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff. Inurnment will be in the family plot in Fort Collins, Colo., at a later date.
She died Feb. 4, 2007, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
Born Feb. 11, 1914, in Cripple Creek, Colo., to Fred and Emma Miller, she graduated from Cripple Creek High School in 1932.
In 1935 she married Floyd Reinholtz. They lived in Fort Collins, then made their home in Rawlins, where they raised their son and daughter. They owned and operated Rawlins Floral and Gifts for 18 years. She moved to Crossroads Assisted Living in Alliance, Neb., in 2003.
Her interests included visiting her many friends, crossword puzzles, Bible study and line dancing.
Survivors include her son, Larry and his wife of Cheyenne; daughter, Judy Reinholtz of Casper; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979; as well as her parents and two brothers.
Gifts in her memory may be made to San Juan County Special Olympics, 8320 Hood Mesa Trail, Farmington, N.M., 87402; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
8 Feb 2007

Anna Schenaman, 102, of Gering, formerly of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at the Heritage Estates in Gering.
Her Funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at the Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Dale H. Brown officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.
Memorials in Anna's name may be made to the Church.
Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, Thursday from Noon to 6 p.m. Her obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left and they will be forwarded to her family.
Anna was born May 10, 1904, in Rosenburg, Russia, the daughter of Alexander and Mary Katherine (Ruppel) Schwartzkopf. At the age of 8 months, she moved with her parents to Longmont, Colo. At the age of 5, they moved to Scottsbluff. She was united in marriage to Fred Schenaman, Feb. 4, 1923, in Scottsbluff. They lived in Milwaukee, Wis. for seven years before moving back to Scottsbluff.
She was a charter member of the Salem Congregational Church. Anna enjoyed her Church, family activities such as dinners, holiday gatherings and cooking German dishes and her friends.
Survivors include her daughters, Irene (Harry) Loos of Pleasanton, Calif., and Sylvia Debus of Mitchell; grandchildren, Larry (Judith) Loos, Jim (Marlene) Loos, Steve (Nancy) Schmidt, Debra (David) Fuss, Bill Debus and his fiancé Jodi Lange, Nanette (Kevin) Kissler; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren and numerous friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband in 1974; daughter, Dorothy Crasco in 2006; son-in-law, Reuben Debus; a great-grandson; great-granddaughter, five sisters and three brothers.
Published in The Star-Herald from 2/8/2007 - 2/10/2007.

Elaine McDowell said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
02-08-2007

Elizabeth Roth
Nov. 20, 1917-Feb. 2, 2007
Age: 89
Residence: Greeley, formerly of Brighton.
Elizabeth M. Roth was born in Sedgwick to George and Elizabeth (Lambrecht) Schwindt. She spent her younger years and attended school in Henderson.
On Feb. 8, 1937, she married George P. Roth in Brighton.
Mrs. Roth spent 58 years raising her family on their farm near Hudson. On Jan. 13, 1995, she and her husband moved into Brighton. Mr. Roth died in 1997.
A longtime member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Brighton, Mrs. Roth was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Altar Guild. For many years she volunteered her time and talent to the church. She also was an election judge for Weld County for many years and a past school board member of the Tonville School.
Mrs. Roth enjoyed crocheting and knitting, playing card games, and she loved growing her African Violets. She also enjoyed canning and gardening. More than anything, she enjoyed being around her family and grandchildren.
Mrs. Roth died Friday in Greeley.
Survivors: Her children and their spouses, Donald and Ann Roth of Gill, Wynona "Nonie" and Don Hepp of Longmont, Sharon and Francis Duvall of Greeley, Jerry and Sheila Roth of Fort Collins, Susan and Norris Chase of Ault and Debbie Dinges of Greeley; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Her husband, three brothers and six sisters.
Services: Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. today at St.
Augustine Catholic Church, Brighton.
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Brighton.
Notes: Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton is in charge of arrangements.

Elaine McDowell said...

Journal Advocate
Sterling, Colorado
02-08-2007

Dec. 11, 1922 - Feb. 5, 2006
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 1:00 PM MST
Lydia Hee Hettinger, 84, of Sterling, died Feb. 5, 2007, in Sterling. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb.
9, at Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Eugene R. Zeller officiating. There was cremation. Inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery.
Mrs. Hettinger was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Lexington, Neb., to Philip John Kufeldt and Rosina Marie (Schmidt) Kufeldt.
She was raised in Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School in 1942. She received her bachelor's degree from Kearney State College in Nebraska.
She married H. Dean Hee on May 28, 1948. After his death, she married Harold Hettinger on May 1, 1993.
In 1967, Mrs. Hettinger moved to Sterling with her family and was a special education teacher at Franklin Elementary in the RE-1 Valley School District.
She was a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma society for women educators and served on many church committees. Her interests included painting and bird watching. For many years, she was a 4-H leader for special education students.
Mrs. Hettinger is survived by her daughter, Gretchen Sturgis of Sterling; stepdaughter, Joselyn Hybiak and husband Stephen of Sterling; stepson, John Hettinger and wife Jackie of Sterling; sisters, Lea Hays of Central City, Neb., and Millie Nicks of Denver; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brothers, George, Alex, Solomon, Willie, Philip, Carl and David Kufeldt; and sisters, Rose Minch, Pauline Wells and Dorthy Kufeldt.
Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
9 Feb 2007

Esther Wilhelm, 90, of Billings, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Valley Health Care Center.
She was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Laurel, the daughter of John and Christine (Lehr) Frank. She was raised in Laurel and married Lawrence Wilhelm. They farmed in Shepherd, Laurel and throughout the Billings area. She worked as a custodian in the Laurel School and in 1958 moved to Billings, where she cleaned houses until 1964, when she went to work as a cook at Canyon Creek School until retiring in 1978.
She enjoyed crocheting, flowers, gardening, and was a fantastic cook.
Esther was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church.
Survivors include her son, James (Darlene) Wilhelm of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Susanna (Darlene) Wilhelm, Judy (Edward) Maples and Lois (Gary) Crable, all of Billings; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a big thank you to the nurses that cared for her: Peggy, Judy and Monty at Valley Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th St. West. Interment will follow at Terrace Gardens Cemetery. Memorials to the Valley Health Care Center in her memory.

Published in the Billings Gazette on 2/9/2007

Anonymous said...

Published in the Lodi (California) News 2/11/2007 Funeral Services for Martha Grabau, 91, Galt, CA, (formerly of Lehr, N.D.) are scheduled for Friday, February 9, 11:00 a.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 420 S. Central, Lodi, CA, officiated by Pastor Ricky Himm.
Visitation is Thursday February 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Rocha's Mortuary, 215 S. School St., Lodi, CA.
She died February 4 after a short stay in a care facility in Rancho Cordova, CA, near her daughter's home.
The youngest of three children born to German-Russian emigrants, John Sr. and Christina (Layer) Bauer on January 8, 1916 near Lehr, ND. She was raised on a farm near Lehr and was educated in rural schools.
She married Fred Grabau on Aug. 14, 1938. They farmed together for several years before moving to Lodi in 1956. Mr. Grabau died Sept. 28, 1991.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, and other crafts.
She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lodi, and resided in Galt since 1981.
She is survived by one son, Melvin (Sharon) of Stockton, CA; one daughter, Delphaine Pyles of Sacramento, CA; five grandchildren: Shelley Scully, Terry (Rowena) Grabau, M. Scott Grabau, Monica (Joseph) Neff and Michael Pyles; four great grandchildren: Eric Walker-Pyles, Kaitlyn Scully, T.C. Grabau and Dylan McCabe-Neff, and by her cat, Misty, who misses her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Sr. and Christina Bauer; her husband, Fred; one brother, John Jr.; one sister, Ottilia Mundt; one daughter, Shirley Dianne, and one son, LeRoy Clarence.
Interment will be made at Lodi Memorial Cemetery, with Rocha's Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.
View online at www.lodinews.com/obits

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
11 Feb 2007

LAUREL - Raymond Frank, 79, of Laurel passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at Billings Clinic. Ray was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Laurel, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Frank.
Ray attended Laurel schools, served his country in the Korean War, and graduated Cum Laude from Rocky Mountain College with a degree in Industrial Arts. On Sept. 10, 1955, Ray married Betty Strecker in Laurel. He retired from the Burlington Northern Railroad as a carman.
Ray was an unusually handy guy who enjoyed helping others. He tackled many projects with the same confidence and courage that were so evident in his later health struggles.
Ray loved the Lord, his church family and took great delight in watching his grandchildren grow.
Ray is survived by his wife, Betty, of 51 years; son, Todd (Sonja) Frank and their sons, Hank Jay and Max Morgan; daughter, Robin (Ken) Herman and their daughters, Marki Rae and Rylie Mae. He is also survived by his sisters, Violet Knaub and Margaret Frank.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the wonderful staff of the Billings Clinic Dialysis Center.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the First Congregational Church in Laurel, interment in Laurel Cemetery with military honors.

Published in the Billings Gazette on 2/11/2007.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
9 Feb 2007

Esther Wilhelm, 90, of Billings, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Valley Health Care Center.
She was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Laurel, the daughter of John and Christine (Lehr) Frank. She was raised in Laurel and married Lawrence Wilhelm. They farmed in Shepherd, Laurel and throughout the Billings area. She worked as a custodian in the Laurel School and in 1958 moved to Billings, where she cleaned houses until 1964, when she went to work as a cook at Canyon Creek School until retiring in 1978.
She enjoyed crocheting, flowers, gardening, and was a fantastic cook.
Esther was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church.
Survivors include her son, James (Darlene) Wilhelm of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Susanna (Darlene) Wilhelm, Judy (Edward) Maples and Lois (Gary) Crable, all of Billings; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a big thank you to the nurses that cared for her: Peggy, Judy and Monty at Valley Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th St. West. Interment will follow at Terrace Gardens Cemetery. Memorials to the Valley Health Care Center in her memory.

Published in the Billings Gazette on 2/9/2007.

Anonymous said...

Cynthia Walter
Aug. 31, 1951-Feb. 5, 2007
Age: 55
Residence: Rural Greeley
Tribute: Cynthia Katherine Walter was born in Denver and adopted as a infant by to Bernard and Inez (Hansen) Kelly of Greeley. She attended Greeley schools and graduated from Greeley Central High School.
On Nov. 16, 1968, she married Darrel Walter of Greeley.
Mrs. Walter and her husband worked together with their Mallard Creek Garage repair shop and later on their farm east of Greeley. She had many hobbies. She loved to cook, quilt, sew and ride her Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She had a great love for her two Golden Retriever dogs, Gus and Woodrow.
Mrs. Walter was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Evans.
Mrs. Walter died Monday at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit in Greeley.
Survivors: Her husband, Darrel Walter of Greeley; a son, Ben Walter of Billings, Mont.; a daughter, Denise Ketchens of Post Falls, Idaho; her father, Bernard Kelly of Greeley; and three grandchildren, Cheyenne Stormy Walter of Billings and Naomi and Rebekah Ketchens, both of Post Falls.
Preceded in death by: Her mother, Inez (Hansen) Kelly.
Memorial services: A memorial service and spreading of ashes will be determined at a later date in the spring at Mallard Creek Pond, rural Greeley.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies, 601 16th St., No. C342, Golden, CO 80401, or go to www.goldenrescue. com.
Northern Colorado Crematory, Greeley, is in charge of arrangements

Anonymous said...

John Eisenach
Dec. 24, 1911-Feb. 6, 2007
Age: 95
Residence: Platteville
John Eisenach was born in Fruita to Jacob and Katherine (Fuss) Eisenach.
On June 4, 1944, he married Doris Jean Preston in Greeley. She is deceased.
Mr. Eisenach was raised in Atwood until the age of 12, when he moved to Eaton, where he lived until his marriage. He lived in Windsor from 1944-49 and then moved to Platteville.
Mr. Eisenach farmed most of his life until 1985 and raised various crops. He farmed with horses in his early years. He took much pride in his farming; farming was his life. He enjoyed dancing with his family and playing cards.
Mr. Eisenach especially enjoyed his participation with the Platteville Senior Citizens. He was a past member of St. Paul’s Congregational Church and a member of Platteville First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Eisenach died Tuesday at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.
Survivors: Four daughters, Judith Gaines of Lakewood, Linda Lorenz and partner John Fallbeck, both of Cheyenne, Carol Garelick and husband Larry of Glen Allen, Va., and Marcia Case of Sunbury, Pa.; two sons, John Eisenach of La Salle and Paul Eisenach of Platteville; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: His parents, his wife, a grandchild, Ashley Eisenach, a son-in-law, Dr. Vance Case, three brothers and five sisters.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church of Platteville.
Interment: Mizpah Cemetery, Platteville.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Friday at Stoddard Funeral Home, Greeley.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or First United Methodist Church in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634. An online memorial is at www.mem.com.

Anonymous said...

David Klein
Oct. 17, 1953-Feb. 4, 2007
Age: 53
Residence: Estes Park
Tribute: Born in Greeley to John C. and Lela (Gibson) Klein, David Lee Klein graduated from Estes Park High School in 1972 and the University of Colorado Boulder in 1977 with a degree in business administration and finance.
Mr. Klein’s first job was in commercial loans at First National Bank in Fort Collins. From there, he worked in several jobs in Denver including GATX, a Fortune 500 Co., as the financing and account manager in construction and moving equipment, to Outrigger Hotels as a reservation specialist, to Diner’s Club as an account manager, and then as a partner with Randy Shields at First Centennial Leasing Corp., an equipment lending company.
After his father’s death, Mr. Klein moved to Estes Park where he worked at Michael Ricker Pewter as the assistant gallery manager and later as the advertising sales manager for KEZZ radio.
Mr. Klein enjoyed working on cars, fishing, hiking and music. He was an Eagle Scout and while in college, he climbed Longs Peak.
Mr. Klein died Sunday at his home of complications from diabetes.
Survivors: His mother, Lela Klein of Estes Park; a brother, John C. Klein and wife Annamaria of Monterey, Calif.; three nieces, Serena Pfister and husband Nick, Dawn Klein and Joanna Klein; and several cousins.
Preceded in death by: His father, John C. Klein.
Services: Memorial services, 2 p.m. Thursday at the Community Church of the Rockies, Estes Park.
Interment: Private family burial earlier in the day at Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Community Church of the Rockies in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517. Go to www.allnutt.com to read an online obituary, sign the family guestbook and send condolences.

Anonymous said...

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Cheyenne, WY
12 Feb 2007

Martha Griess

1925-2007
Martha Griess, 81, of Cheyenne died Feb. 9 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 21, 1925, in Gering, Neb., and had lived here for 48 years.
Mrs. Griess was an assembly line worker for AMF Wyott.
She was a member of Zion Congregational Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxillary and Germans from Russia.
Mrs. Griess is survived by seven children, Wayne Griess of Littleton, Colo., Steven Griess of Gilbert, Ariz., Dennis Griess, Mark Griess and William Griess, all of Cheyenne, Karen Rader of Rio Dell, Calif., and Leslie Griess of Cheyenne; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Griess on Aug. 30, 1992; her parents, Henry and Elizabeth Schaeffer; four brothers, Eugene Schaeffer, Harry Schaeffer, Walter Schaeffer, and Otto Schaeffer; and four sisters, Emma (Saur) Welsh, Bertha Oberlander, Caroline Esparza, and Clara Kaufman.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Congregational Church with Rev. Elmer Wilhelm officiating.
Pallbearers will be Douglas Griess, Matthew Griess, Mark Griess II, Jeffrey Griess, Kyle Griess, Brian Griess, Dale Rader, Nathaniel Griess, and Jonathan Griess.
Interment will be at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.
Friends who wish may contribute to Zion Congregational Church.
Services are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.

Elaine McDowell said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
02-13-2007


Flora Zimbelman
May 27, 1917 - Feb. 12, 2007
Age: 89
Residence: Prospect Valley
Tribute: Flora Zimbelman was born in Loveland to Jake and Kristina (Schmeirer) Kitzman.
Ms. Zimbelman moved to Prospect Valley in 1935. She lived her entire adult life in Prospect Valley.
On April 3, 1936, she married John Zimbelman, Jr. He preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a homemaker. She loved cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting, gardening, reading, watching "Wheel of Fortune"
and the wonder dog, "Skipper," her precious protector. Above all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by a 55-year-old "Oscar Mayer Hot Dog."
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hudson and the Prospect Goodwill Club.
Survivors: Sons, Marvin of Elizabeth, Kenneth and wife Paulie, and Jack, all of Prospect Valley; a daughter-in-law, Anna Lee Zimbelman of Prospect Valley; sisters, Juanita Cowen and Delaine and husband Luther Phillips, all of Loveland; brothers, Ben and wife Rosie Kitzman of Loveland and Ted and wife Clara Kitzman of Wiggins; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: A son, Donald Zimbelman; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Zimbelman; grandson, Steven; two sisters, Frieda Thomas and Rose Hart; and two brothers, Harold Kitzman and Alvin Kitzman.
Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Interment: Linn Grove Cemetery.
Note: Contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado or Prospect Valley Volunteer Fire Department in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634. Go to an online memorial at www.mem.com.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
13 Feb 2007

LEXINGTON - Vera F. Batt, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington, Neb.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Lexington with Reverends Jason Batt and Lynn Nichols, co-officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. l6, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the Family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements Vera was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Angora, Neb. to Carl Wesley and Etta (Cunningham) Nichols. She grew up in the Angora area, where she was one of twelve children born and raised in the sod house that her parents homesteaded. When she was l3 she moved to Bayard where she stayed with a family while she finished her schooling. She graduated from Bayard High School, receiving her teaching certificate. She taught for eight years in Bayard.
She was united in marriage to George Batt and three children were blessed to this union; Roger, Eugene and Patsy.
Vera's teaching career ended when she began her family. In 1965, she re-entered the workforce as a bookkeeper, retiring in 1995, to become a foster grandparent for the Scottsbluff school system. She moved to Lexington in 2003.
She enjoyed doing word search books and being with her family, especially her great-grandchildren.
Vera was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Scottsbluff as well as attended Calvary Assembly of God Church in Lexington. She so loved children that she worked in the nursery at Calvary Assembly.
Survivors include her sons, Roger and Sherry Batt of Kearney, Neb., Eugene and Kathleen Batt of Gering; daughter, Patsy and Karl Lowry of Lexington; brothers, Leonard and Barbara Nichols of Kingsman, Ariz., Lynn and Nila Nichols of Norfolk, Neb.; sisters, Avis and Merle Herman of Gering, Peggy Dobson of Alliance, Phyllis Brandt of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Her parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded Vera in death.

Anonymous said...

Neal Arlan Patterson
June 17, 1945-Feb. 3,2007

Neal Arlan Patterson, 61, of Chadron, died February 3, at the Chadron Community Hospital. At his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, at 4:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Chadron, with Father Todd Sermon officiating. Inurnment will be in the columbarium at Grace Episcopal Church.
Memorials have been established for the Chadron Rescue Unit and the Grace Episcopal Church memorial fund, and may be sent to the First National Bank of Chadron, P.O. Box 1351, Chadron, Nebraska 69337.
Neal was born June 17, 1945, in Scottsbluff the son of Lannon “Pat” and Marian Patterson. He spent his childhood years in Scottsbluff, where he graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1962. After high school, he worked on the Minuteman missile sites in Neb., Colo., and Wyo. and then later owned and operated the Ullr Inn in Breckenridge, Colo., until he was called to military duty. He then served in the National Guard for six years, during which time he was united in marriage to Colleen Rapp on August 13, 1967, in Chadron.
After marriage, he worked for Hawkins Construction company out of Omaha, as superintendent in Grand Island . He later moved back to Chadron, where he established Good Karma Looms in 1970. After making looms and spinning wheels for several years at First and Bordeaux in Chadron, he established Woodland Construction, which he owned and operated with high integrity until the time of his death.
As owner of Woodland Construction, he designed and built many buildings and homes around the Chadron area with quality workmanship and touched many lives with his generosity and kindness.
Neal was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church of Chadron, where he served as junior warden and member of the vestry, past member of the Chadron Arts Center Board, past member of the Planning Commission, past member of the Chadron Housing Authority, and a Boy Scout leader. He loved life and was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend, and enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially at his farm southwest of Crawford.
Neal is survived by his wife Colleen of Chadron; daughter Shelley Graves and husband, Mark of Chadron; son, Jereme Patterson and friend, Sarah Brueckner of Chadron; sister Sheryll Patterson-Black and husband Gene, of Lakewood, Colo.; granddaughter, Aspen Graves of Chadron; a niece and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lannon, and mother, Marian Mohrlang Patterson and by his grandmother Katherine Kissler Mohrlang, who came to the U.S. from Frank in 1901, and by his grandfather George Mohrlang, and by his great-grandmother, Anny Mary Kissler Schmidt, who also came from Frank in 1901.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
10 Mar 2007

Florence C. Ostermiller was born on Aug. 11, 1915, in Page, N.D., to Lester and Helen Yetter. She passed away on March 7, 2007, in Billings. Florence lived in and around the Billings area most of her life. She was a hard worker, working as a cook at the Angle Inn, Center Lanes and 4B's Cafeteria. Florence was head cook at 4B's at the time of her retirement.
Mom loved playing cards, working crossword puzzles and watching baseball and game shows on television and traveling to visit her children.
Florence may have been short in stature but was always a strong person in raising six children on her own after her husband passed away in 1955.
As a longtime member of the BPOE, she performed on the women's drill team, competing through the state of Montana.
Mom loved bowling and played on many leagues with her sister Mary. They were very good bowlers and won many trophies.
Florence married Jake Ostermiller in 1935 and he preceded her in death in 1955. Also preceding her in death was her loving son, Donald; brothers, John, LeRoy, George, Joe, Maurice, Charles and Everette Yetter; sisters, Mary McBride, Rosalie Baugh, Mildred McCoy and Edith Warren.
Mom is survived by her children, Bill (Beverly) Ostermiller, Dan (Diane) Ostermiller, Judith Ostermiller, Nancy (Brent) Carmack, Sharyn Hansen; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are brothers, Ben and Wayne Yetter; and sisters, Helen Schumaker and Doris Garvis.
The family would like to thank our sister Sharyn for the loving care and companionship she has given Mom during her last years. Also thanking Big Sky Hospice for their dedicated loving care, comfort and support for our dear mother.
Viewing will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Smith's Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th. Interment will be held at Mountview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Big Sky Hospice, PO Box 35033, Billings, MT 59107.

Anonymous said...

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Cheyenne, WY
9 Mar 2007


Lorraine F. Frank, 74, of Cheyenne died March 8 at Davis Hospice Center.
She was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Watertown, S.D., and had lived in Cheyenne since 1963 with prior residence in Greeley, Colo.
Mrs. Frank was a cook for Laramie County School District No. 1.
She was a member of the Methodist Church.
She is survived by four sons, Daryl Frank of Cheyenne, Gary Frank of Eaton, Colo., Larry Frank of Brighton, Colo., and Duane Frank of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Glenda Frank of Cheyenne; a sister, LeOra Wolf of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn R. Frank; her parents, Lawrence and Minnie Goodale, and a sister, Neva Seburn.
Services are pending through Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
8 Mar 2007

Fred J. Trout, 75, of rural Scottsbluff, died March 6, 2007, at Regional West Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, March 9, at WestWay Christian Church with Pastor Marshall Smith officiating. Please wear Red or White and/or casual clothes. Inurnment will be in the West Lawn Cemetery at Gering. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Crematory.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Scottsbluff Boosters or any charity of your choice. Online condolences can be offered to the family at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com.
Fred was born July 27, 1931, in Minatare to Henry and Anna (Elkier) Troudt. He received his education in Scottsbluff. He married Emily Kay Purtzer in 1953 in Scottsbluff, and then they moved to California. Two children were born in their marriage, Daniel and Penni. They divorced in 1963. Fred moved back to Scottsbluff in 1975. He then married Doris Rae Miller July 1, 1977, of Gering. He worked for Scottsbluff Schools and was the Minatare cemetery caretaker until his retirement.
Fred enjoyed life and took pride in his yard. He was an avid Scottsbluff athletics and Husker football fan.
Survivors include his wife, Doris of Scottsbluff; former wife, Kay Hillery; his children, Daniel Trout and Penni (Perry) Moulton of California, Jim (Linda) Miller of Gering, Janet Miller of Scottsbluff, Ben (Diana) Miller of Torrington, Bob (Davina) Miller of Fort Collins; 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Stricker of Gering; sisters-in-law, Jan (Bob) Todd, Connie (Cliff) Johnston; brother-in-law, Ron (Holly) Nelson; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Kandy, Holly and Joe, Candice, Tammy, and Dana.
His brother Dave; sisters, Dorthy Knaub, Clara and Nettie Wilhelm, and Sophie Feinning; and his parents preceded him in death.

Mommie said...

Irline F., widow of David Gettman. Services 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 8, at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. Loveland, Colorado/ Interment Berthoud
Greenlawn Cemetery.


Publish date: 3/5/2007

*Irline F.GETTMAN* , 89, formerly of Berthoud and Loveland, passed away
in Las Animas, on Friday, March 2, 2007.
Irline was born in Johnstown on June 16, 1917, to John and Mary
Katherine (Bostron) Borgens. The family farmed northeast of Loveland.
Irline married David Gettman in Greeley, on Feb. 21, 1938, and they
farmed in Berthoud. David died July 5, 1975, and Irline moved to
Loveland. She has made her home in Las Animas for the past three years.
Irline had been an active member of the Berthoud First United Methodist
Church having contributed with cooked and baked goods. Irline loved art and craft projects contributing to the church programs.
Irline is survived by siblings, Elda Lenhart of Arizona, Raymond "Bud" Borgens and wife Alma of Fort Collins, Madeline Wambolt of Greeley, Mildred Meyer of Loveland, Betty L. Olson of Loveland, Ruby E. Hunter of Arkansas, George M. Borgens of Idaho, and half-sister, Helen Stroh of Longmont; many nieces and nephews.
One brother, Benjamin C. Borgens predeceased.
Services will be held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home with burial in Berthoud Greenlawn Cemetery.
Viewing Thursday morning and at services.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
6 Mar 2007

MITCHELL - Florence Bernice Schaffer, 82, died on Friday, March 2, 2007, at the Mitchell Care Center.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday March 8 at 2 p.m. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Ken Trevithick officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 7 from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in care of the family. Condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com and will be forwarded to the family. Jolliffe Funeral Home of Scottsbluff is assisting the family with arrangements.
Florence was born March 26, 1924, in Lincoln to Adam and Elizabeth (Hein) Keller. She grew up in the Bayard area where she worked on the farm. Florence and Henry Schaffer were united in marriage on November 8, 1948, in Scottsbluff. Florence spent most of her life in the Scottsbluff area raising her family and working at various restaurants in the area. She worked as a Foster Grandparent after she retired from the restaurants. She was active in her children's lives, they were very much apart of her life.
Florence was active in the Four Square Church/Community Christian Fellowship.
Survivors include her daughter Henrietta (Heassler) and husband Mario Herrera of Scottsbluff and her son David Schaffer and his fiancé Phyllis Little of Denver, Colo; two grandsons Steve Jr. and Cory Haessler; and former son-in-law Steven Haessler Sr.
Her parents, husband Henry and two brothers precede her in death.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
6 Mar 2007

MITCHELL - Florence Bernice Schaffer, 82, died on Friday, March 2, 2007, at the Mitchell Care Center.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday March 8 at 2 p.m. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Ken Trevithick officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 7 from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in care of the family. Condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com and will be forwarded to the family. Jolliffe Funeral Home of Scottsbluff is assisting the family with arrangements.
Florence was born March 26, 1924, in Lincoln to Adam and Elizabeth (Hein) Keller. She grew up in the Bayard area where she worked on the farm. Florence and Henry Schaffer were united in marriage on November 8, 1948, in Scottsbluff. Florence spent most of her life in the Scottsbluff area raising her family and working at various restaurants in the area. She worked as a Foster Grandparent after she retired from the restaurants. She was active in her children's lives, they were very much apart of her life.
Florence was active in the Four Square Church/Community Christian Fellowship.
Survivors include her daughter Henrietta (Heassler) and husband Mario Herrera of Scottsbluff and her son David Schaffer and his fiancé Phyllis Little of Denver, Colo; two grandsons Steve Jr. and Cory Haessler; and former son-in-law Steven Haessler Sr.
Her parents, husband Henry and two brothers precede her in death.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
27 Feb 2007

SHERIDAN -- Memorial services for Clurus Miller, 88, will be held at 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at Sugarland Ridge with the Rev. William Heine officiating. Private committal of cremains will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
She died Feb. 24, 2007, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
She was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Big Timber, Mont., to Harry and Dema (Baum) Schmitt.
She grew up on the homestead near Reed Point, Mont., and graduated from high school there.
She moved to Sheridan and graduated from nursing school after working as a maid in Billings, Mont.

During nursing school, she met Fred Miller and they were married Dec. 24, 1941, in Hardin, Mont.
They lived in Sheridan and she worked at Memorial Hospital.
Later, she worked at the VA Medical Center until she retired.
While raising her children, she was a leader in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and 4-H, as well as being an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
She enjoyed gardening, traveling, knitting, crocheting and crafts.
Survivors include her husband of Sheridan, daughter, Beverly Medlock of Westminster, Colo., brothers, Bernard Schmitt of Great Falls, Mont., and Harold Schmitt of Carmichael, Calif.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Roland and a brother, Floyd.
Memorials may benefit the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
27 Feb 2007

Angeline (Schanaman) Nelson Villella, 77, of Scottsbluff, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, of cancer, at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff surrounded by family and friends.
Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 2, at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Ray Venghaus officiating. Private family interment will precede the service at the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.
Memorials in her name may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice or to the Festival of Hope. Friends who wish may call at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Her obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome where condolences may be left to be forwarded to the family.
She was born Aug. 1, 1929, in Scottsbluff, to Henry and Mollie (Popp) Schanaman. She grew up on the family farm and attended Scottsbluff Schools. Angeline married Morris L. Nelson March 8, 1947. They had five children, one who died in infancy. They were members of Calvary Lutheran Church. The couple divorced in 1970. She later married Joe Villella and they later divorced.
She worked at The Montgomery Ward Store, was a cashier at Ace Hardware for many years and worked four years at the Village retirement center before her retirement.
Angeline was a devoted mother, a hard worker, an immaculate housekeeper, and a great cook, and loved to laugh and share stories with family and friends. She was honest, direct, and fiercely independent.
She is survived by daughters, Lorraine Nelson-Labberton and her husband Gene of Asotin, Wash., Coni Cecil and her husband Mark of Alexander City, Ala., and Cindy Dalgarn and her husband Greg of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandson, Drew Dalgarn of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother, Sam; sisters, Betty, Esther, Dorothy, Shirley and Joyce and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
24 Feb 2007

Regina Aisenbrey, 90, of Billings, died Feb. 21, 2007, at her home, Eagle Cliff Manor.
She was the youngest of the 13 children born on Dec. 27, 1916, to Gottfried and Lydia (Biech) Siewert, at Antelope, N.D. She married Albert Aisenbrey, who preceded her in death in 1965. Also, her parents, six sisters, six brothers, one son-in-law and two grandchildren have preceded her. She is survived by six children, Norman and Lucky Aisenbrey of Ronan, Darlene Kunde of Yankton, S.D., Gerald and Sandi Aisenbrey of Billings, Joyce Aisenbrey of Paradise Valley, Calif., Gordon and Diana of Bridger and Dale and Donna of Laurel; also 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26, at Smith Funeral Chapel, 304 34th St. West, Billings. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Belfry; Eagle Cliff Manor, Billings; or the charity of one's choice.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
23 Feb 2007

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Edward W. Wolski, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at the Special Touch Unit at Torrington Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at the South Goshen Presbyterian Church in Yoder, Wyo. with Pastor Tom Kittleman officiating and Reverend Burton Kugler assisting. Burial, with Masonic Rites, will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington.
Visitation hours will be held at the Colyer Funeral Home Thursday, from Noon to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would request that memorial contributions be directed in Ed's memory to the South Goshen Presbyterian Church at 200 East 3rd Avenue, Yoder, WY 82244.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com
Edward was born July 19, 1920, in Hall County, Neb. the son of Franz and Minnie (Schweiger) Wolski. He moved with his parents and sibling to Morrill at an early age and graduated from Morrill High School in 1938. He married Gladys Mae Hrasky Nov. 28, 1948, in Mitchell and the couple has enjoyed 58 years together. They moved to Goshen County in 1950 and purchased a farm in the Yoder, Wyo. area in 1960 where they lived and raised their family. Edward and Gladys sold the farm in 1988 and retired, moving in to Torrington.
Edward was active in community service and served on the Yoder School Board, the Horse Creek Conservation District, the South Goshen Presbyterian Church Session, Goshen County Weed and Pest, and the Goshen County Water Development Board. He was affiliated with Oasis 271 AF&AM at Morrill, Order of Eastern Star Sunflower Chapter at Mitchell; and he was Master of the Royal Secret of the 32 Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of the Alliance Consistory in Nebraska.
Ed had a love for flying and in the years before his marriage, he acquired a private pilots license and enjoyed solo flying. He did fly for a short time after his marriage to Gladys and he delighted in getting any friends and family brave enough to go up in the plane with him. But with becoming a father, Edward gave up flying and enjoyed a lifetime of farming the land and leaving a legacy of being a perfectionist.
Survivors include his wife Gladys of Torrington; son, Francis (Wally) and his wife Teresa of Yoder; daughter, Janet Haas and her husband Glen of Torrington; older brother, Arnold Wolski of Torrington; younger sister, Florence Westphal of Denver; grandchildren, Scott Haas of Layton, Utah; Erin Helzer and husband Michael of Casper, Wyo.; Amie Wolski of Rapid City, S.D.; and Ashley Wolski of Chadron; and three nieces.
His parents and one older brother preceded him in death.

Anonymous said...

Published in the LodiNews 2/22/2007
Leona Olivia Reiswig, 88, of Lodi, CA, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2007. Born on June 7, 1918 in Leola, South Dakota to parents, Edward and Mary Renschler.
Leona was preceded in death by her husbands; Alvin Rueb and Henry Reiswig, infant brothers; Aaron and Bobby Renschler, grandson Greg Kissinger and son-in-law Simon Molini. Leona is survived by her sister Violet Mecum, five daughters and son-in-laws, Betty and Barney Kissinger, Gloria and Jud Berggren, Debbie and Dennis Marlow, Brenda Molini, Verlinda and Steve Carey. Grandma to twelve; Peggy, Derrick, Mike, Steve, Bryon, Marisa, Mindy, Mario, Gina, Anna, Zac, Chris and Great Grandma to six; Jaime, Jordan, Robyn, Ravyn, Samantha and Blake.
Leona grew up in Leola, South Dakota where she married her first husband Alvin Rueb and had Betty, Gloria and Debbie. After Alvin's passing, she moved to Lodi with her three daughters in 1952 where she lived for the past 55 years. Later she married Henry Reiswig and had her last two daughters, Brenda and Verlinda. Henry passed in 1971. Leona worked in various jobs such as house cleaning, packing cherries, working in the grape fields, Diamond Walnut in Stockton and at Vista Ray Convalescent Hospital in Lodi for 17 years as a cook. Her most important and rewarding job was taking care of her grandchildren every chance she could.
Leona lived a full and very busy life after experiencing so much throughout her 88 years. She loved her family dearly and took great pride taking care of them by stuffing them with only the best German food such as her famous kuchen, cheese buttons and so many casseroles. Grandma was always known for surprising her grandkids with special chocolate treats and big kisses good-by. She will be sorely missed
Visitation will be on Friday Feb. 23rd between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm and Saturday Feb. 24th between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 25, at 12:00 p.m. at the Lodi Funeral Home, 725 S. Fairmont Ave. in Lodi with committal to immediately follow at Cherokee Memorial Park. Elder Mike Solazzo will be officiating. A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories can be shared. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Voice of Prophecy, PO box 53055 Los Angeles, CA 90053" www.vop.com.
Please sign the guest book at www.lodinews.com/obits. Published in the LodiNews from 2/22/2007 - 3/1/2007.

Anonymous said...

h Fort Collins, Colorado coloradoan
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Article published Feb 22, 2007 Dorothy Elaine Helzer
May 6, 1929-February 19, 2007

Dorothy Elaine Helzer, 77, of Windsor, was born in Greeley to Conrad Miller and Mary Walter. She was a graduate of Greeley High School. On June 1, 1947, she married Edward Helzer. She was a wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dorothy also was a member of Faith United Church of Christ and enjoyed sewing, caring for her flower garden, listening to hymns and country music, fishing with her husband and spending time with her family and friends. Dorothy died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
She is survived by her children, Gale Marostica of Windsor and Sharon Brunner and husband Kenton of Windsor; her sisters, Thelma Smith of Greeley and Nadine Vandenberg and husband Lloyd of Lakewood; four grandchildren, Tara Marostica of Fort Collins, Tori Griscavage and husband John of Fort Collins, Amy Brunner of Fort Collins and Marc Brunner of Omaha, Neb.; and two great-grandchildren, Karlea and Kyler Griscavage.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Helzer; her parents, Conrad and Mary Miller; and her brother, Elmer Miller.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Lakeview Cemetery. A memorial service will be held following the graveside service at 10:30 a.m. at Faith United Church of Christ.
A viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Marks Funeral and Cremation Service, 9293 Eastman Park Drive, Windsor.
Internment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lakeview Cemetery in Windsor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Faith United Church of Christ or The Windsor/Severance Fire Department in care of Marks Funeral and Cremation Service, 9293 Eastman Park Drive, Windsor, CO 80550.

Anonymous said...

The Fort Collins Colorado coloradoan --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Article published Feb 22, 2007 Robert Duane 'Rob' Brunner

Nov. 30, 1942-Feb. 16, 2007
Robert Duane "Rob" Brunner, 64, was born in Windsor to Henry and Alma (Loeffler) Brunner. In 1960, he graduated from Windsor High School and went on to attend Colorado State University. His college studies were interrupted by his service in the U.S. Coast Guard. After his military service, Mr. Brunner completed a bachelor of science degree in chemistry at CSU.On May 5, 1968, he married Diane Horner in Windsor. They were married 37 years. He began working as a nuclear chemist for Atlantic-Richfield Handford near Richland, Wash., and later returned to CSU to earn a master's degree in business administration. In 1971, he began working for Kodak, where he worked in Cost Accounting and Quality Management until his retirement in 2002.
After retirement, Mr. Brunner worked for a short time at Woodcraft. He enjoyed traveling and especially the trips he took to Scotland. He also enjoyed growing orchids and collecting fountain pens, and he had a vast music CD collection. He especially enjoyed his West Highland White Terriers. He was a good cook and often enjoyed cooking special dinners for friends and family. Mr. Brunner was a very talented woodworker, carver and turner. He served on the Windsor Library Board for six years and was an avid reader.
Mr. Brunner died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, in Windsor. He is survived by his wife, Diane Brunner of Windsor; mother, Alma Gerbitz and husband Harry of Windsor; sister, Nancy Gunter and husband Jim of Estes Park; niece, Jill Clark and husband Michael of Fort Collins; and a nephew, Russ Gunter of Loveland.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Brunner, who died in 1968.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Adamson West Chapel in Greeley. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com .

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
22 Feb 2007

Harry Grasmick, 86 of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the First Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff with Reverend Brad Gustafson officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff with Military Graveside Rites offered by the Nebraska National Guard.
Visitation will be today, Thursday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home.
Memorials have been established to the VFW Scholarship Fund or to the First Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.jolliffefuneralhomc.com.
Harry was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Bayard to Mr. and Mrs. David Grasmick. He served his country with the United States Navy during World War II from 1941 to 1946. He married Rose Schwab in November of 1946 in Scottsbluff. Harry was a farmer/rancher in the Scottsbluff and Morrill areas. He also worked for Hiner's Implement in Torrington, and worked until retirement as a field manager for Kelley Bean in Morrill.
Harry and Rose had recently been living at the Western Nebraska Veteran's Home. He was a member of the church, V.F.W. and American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, square dancing and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Rose of Scottsbluff; son, Steve Grasmick and his wife Mardell of Yuma, Colo.; daughters, Deb Glenn and her husband Lee of Scottsbluff and Sandy Queen and her husband Mike of Castle Rock, Colo.; granddaughters, Kecia Friend and her husband Rick of Gering, Jillian Altman and her husband Donevan of Boulder, Colo. and Hillary Glenn of Ft. Collins, Colo.; and sister Helen Dietrich of Portland, Ore.
Preceding him in death were his parents, sisters, Katherine Martin, O'Linda Cook, Ella Burbach, Mickie Keller, and Mary Minch, and brothers David Grasmick and George Grasmick.

Mommie said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
02-13-2007
Flora Zimbelman
May 27, 1917 - Feb. 12, 2007
Age: 89
Residence: Prospect Valley
Tribute: Flora Zimbelman was born in Loveland to Jake and
Kristina (Schmeirer) Kitzman.
Ms. Zimbelman moved to Prospect Valley in 1935. She lived
her entire adult life in Prospect Valley.
On April 3, 1936, she married John Zimbelman, Jr. He
preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a homemaker. She loved cooking, baking, sewing,
crocheting, gardening, reading, watching "Wheel of Fortune"
and the wonder dog, "Skipper," her precious protector. Above
all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by a 55-year-old "Oscar Mayer Hot Dog."
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hudson and the
Prospect Goodwill Club.
Survivors: Sons, Marvin of Elizabeth, Kenneth and wife
Paulie, and Jack, all of Prospect Valley; a daughter-in-law,
Anna Lee Zimbelman of Prospect Valley; sisters, Juanita
Cowen and Delaine and husband Luther Phillips, all of
Loveland; brothers, Ben and wife Rosie Kitzman of Loveland
and Ted and wife Clara Kitzman of Wiggins; 11 grandchildren
and 17 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: A son, Donald Zimbelman; a
daughter-in-law, Kathy Zimbelman; grandson, Steven; two
sisters, Frieda Thomas and Rose Hart; and two brothers,
Harold Kitzman and Alvin Kitzman.
Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran
Church.
Interment: Linn Grove Cemetery.
Note: Contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative
Care of Northern Colorado or Prospect Valley Volunteer Fire
Department in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St.,
Greeley, CO 80634. Go to an online memorial at www.mem.com.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
20 Feb 2007

Matthew R. Jerger, 26, of Scottsbluff, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, in Douglas, Wyo.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, at The Emmanuel Congregational Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor John Adams officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff.
Memorials in Matt's name have been established to the Panhandle Humane Society and to The Emmanuel Congregational Church. The obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where online condolences may be made to be forwarded to the family.
Matt was born July 12, 1980, in Scottsbluff and resided there most of his life. He graduated from Scottsbluff Senior High School in 1998. Matt and his mother, Colleen worked together in their painting business before he recently accepted a job as a conductor with Union Pacific Railroad in Bill, Wyoming.
Childhood pictures often showed Matt cuddling animals ranging from dogs and cats to even pigs that would later be shown at the county fair. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid hunter, fisherman, camper and golfer. He and his faithful canine companion, Daisy, were always joined by friends and family. He was passionate about wildlife and natural resource conservation, and studied Range Management at Chadron State College.
Matt was a good-hearted person who loved people, especially his parents, sister, and special Uncle Stan. He didn't know a stranger and will be sorely missed by his family and many dear friends.
Survivors include parents, Tim and Colleen (Miller) Jerger of Scottsbluff; sister, Nicole Jerger of Fairhope, Ala.; paternal grandmother, Elsie (Schwindt) Jerger of Gering; maternal grandmother, Marjorie (Cunningham) Miller of Scottsbluff; aunts and uncles, Stan Miller of Scottsbluff, Robin Miller of Scottsbluff, June Jerger of Colorado, Diane (Miller) and her husband Bob Smith of Colorado, Cory (Jerger) and her husband Don Miller of Gering; and cousin Sarah (Miller) and her husband Robert Quijas of Scottsbluff.
Preceding him in death was his paternal grandfather Samuel Jerger of Gering, and maternal grandfather Anton "Tony" Miller and uncle Alan Miller, all of Scottsbluff

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
18 Feb 2007

HARDIN - A strong will, a determination to live, and the love of her family were the allies of Mary Elaine Schanaman Pitsch in her battle against chronic progressive multiple sclerosis. The battle was lost on Feb. 15, 2007, at the age of 66. Her spirit is now free from the ailing body that imprisoned it.
Elaine was born on Oct. 9, 1940, in Bridgeport, Neb., to Conrad and Lydia Schanaman. Both preceded her in death, along with an infant brother, Ralph.
She was raised in the Hardin area, where she also received her education.
Elaine was full of adventure and loved her animals and the outdoors.
She married David Pitsch in 1958. Together, they farmed and ranched in the Crow Agency area, where they raised their four sons. They later divorced.
Elaine worked at the Yellowtail Dam, and then became a partner in Geo's Place in Crow Agency. After a fire destroyed the establishment, Elaine then built and managed her own store, The Center Store, in Crow Agency until she was unable to do so because of her total disablement caused by MS.
Elaine continued to enjoy life through the love and support of her family.
Her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren. She was always happy to hear of their adventures and accomplishments, big or small, and she was always there for them. Simple things brought joy to Elaine. She loved having the birds fed and being able to watch them eat through her bedroom window. She loved flowers and all of her plants.
Her four sons, David of Garryowen, Dan of Harlingen, Texas, Dale of Hardin, and Dean of Hardin, survive Elaine, along with her grandchildren, Davey, Darbey, Demi, Erica, Devin, Darren, Austin and Kade, and a great-grandson, Tristan Dale. Elaine is also survived by her brother, LeeRoy (Pearl) Schanaman of Hardin; her sister, JoAnne (Ted) Kerst of Spokane, Wash.; and nieces, nephews and other relation.
Elaine will be deeply missed by her family and friends. The family would like to express their deepest and sincerest appreciation to all of the caregivers through the past several years that helped Elaine and became part of her extended family. Elaine is now at peace.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Hardin E & R Church. A luncheon will follow. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the MT Chapter of the National MS Society.
Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
18 Feb 2007

Marie K. Kohout
Sunday, February 18, 2007
KEMMERER -- Memorial services for Marie K. Kohout, 94, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Crandall Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Lange officiating.
She died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007.
She was born June 13, 1912, in Havelock, Neb., the daughter of George and Katie (Gettman) Miller.
On May 6, 1939, she married John Robert Kohout in Greeley, Colo. He preceded her in death in January of 1970.
She enjoyed reading, puzzles and playing cards. She also loved to travel.
Survivors include her two sons, Michael Kohout and his wife of Kemmerer and James Robert and his wife of Chicago, Ill.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret and Leah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, seven sisters, and one brother.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home of Kemmerer.

Anonymous said...

Laubhan, Herman L. Bay City, Michigan Mr. Laubhan passed away early Wednesday morning, February 14, 2007, at Bay Shores Nursing Center following a brief illness. He was born March 20, 1923, in Bay City and has resided here all of his life. Herman was an active member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church. He held an office with G.B.U., L.F.A. and was past president of the Church Choir and the Men's Club and retired from Saginaw Steering Geer Plant # 2. He enjoyed bowling, golf and playing cards. He is survived by one daughter and one son-in-law; Jane Ann D. and Robert Faust, two grandchildren; Troy Kuch and Trisha Kuch, all of Bay City; one step-granddaughter; Angie Rockefeller of Elkton, four great-grandchildren; Emily and Abby Kuch, two step-great grandchildren; Ashley and Stephen Rockefeller, one brother and one sister-in-law; Henry and Edith Laubhan and one sister; Johanna Bauer all of Bay City and several nieces and nephews. On June 5, 1948, he married his wife Dorothy and!
she preceded him in death on February 9, 1995, along with one brother; Fred Laubhan, one sister and two brothers-in-law; Lydia and Otto Joitke and Carl Bauer. The Family would like to extend a special thank you to the Staff at Bay Shores Rehabilitation especially Tanya and Kathy for the kind and compassionate care they provided for Herman during his illness. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church 706 W. Jane St. Bay City. Officiating will be Rev. Paul E. Schaewe with entombment following in Floral Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mr. Laubhan will be taken to the church on Saturday to lie in state from 1:00 p.m. and until the time of services. Memorial cards for St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church Choir or St. John's General Fund will be available at the funeral home. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc.!
201 W. Midland St. "Family Owned & Operated" www.gephartfuneralhome.c
om
Published in the Saginaw News on MLive.com on 2/15/2007.

Anonymous said...

LIVINGSTON, Loretta
(Bauer) (Shultz)
Was born Oct. 30, 1931, in Bayard, Nebraska to Conrad and Margaret Bauer. Passed away on Dec. 26, 2006 in Sacramento, Ca. She spent the early years of her life in Bayard, Nebr. Then her family moved to Sacramento, Ca. She attended South Sacramento Elementary School (Ethel Philps), Stanford Junior High School and graduated from C.K. McClatchy High. She was preceded in death by her only child, son, Wayne Dale Shultz, her parents, Conrad and Margaret Bauer. Survived by her loving husband, Herman Livingston, who was at her side at the time of her passing, her loving sister, Marlene Francesconi, brothers, Harvey and LeRoy Bauer. She had five stepchildren, eight nieces and nephews. She retired from the State of Calif. There will be viewing at Andrews & Greilich Mortuary, Saturday and Sunday, between 10am and 5pm. Services will be held at 10am Tuesday, at First Church of God, 4400 58th St. Burial immediately after church services at St. Mary's Cemetery, 6700 21st Ave. Published in !
the Sacramento Bee on 12/30/2006

Anonymous said...

KELLER, Mollie C.
3/19/11 - 12/16/06
Born in Franzosen, Russia to Charlotte Fristzler and Henry Haas. Passed in her sleep at the age of 95. A strong, loving, caring woman, never giving up until succumbing to weakness. She worked hard in life for her children, for her children were her life. She had 5 children, Rose Brown (deceased), Vickie Johnson, Greg Keller and two others, one sister, Esther, four deceased siblings, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Elise Conrad. She will be missed. No services. Published in the Sacramento Bee on 12/30/2006.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbuff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
23 Dec 2006

SCOTTSBLUFF - Eunice H. (Griess) Hofmann, 91, of Scottsbluff, died Dec. 21, 2006, at the Residency Care Center. A celebration of her life will be held at the Residency at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006 with Pastor Brad Gustafson officiating. Cremation was held at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory. Burial will be in Sutton. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church. Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.
Eunice was born Sept. 19, 1915 to Richard and Henrietta (Nuss) Griess in Clay County. She attended District No. 5 School in Clay County through the eighth-grade. She married Hilmer Hofmann from Sutton on Feb. 14, 1937. They farmed near Sutton for three and a half years before moving to Scottsbluff in 1940. She attended junior college, worked with medical insurance, and spent 10 years at the Gentry Clinic in Gering, and worked with her husband in his mechanic business. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women's groups, Scottsbluff Does Drove #21, and a former J.C. Senior Center board member.
She loved to research and record her family's genealogy and was active in the Germans from Russia organization. She traced her family from 1525 to present. She loved to cook German dishes for her friends and family, and be with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Ron and Connie Hofmann of Hazleton, Penn., and Wayne and Janice Hofmann of Scottsbluff; one grandson ,Ross Hofmnn of Greeley, Colo., and four granddaughters; Ronda Hofmann of Denver, Colo., Angie Kubik of Minneapolis, Minn., Heidi Adams of Bakersfield, Cali., and Jessica McMullen of Lincoln; two great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters; and sisters Lenora and husband Lester Hofmann of Evans, Colo., Margaret and husband Harrison Fehr of Lincoln, and Minetta and husband Bob Coover of Scottsbluff.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Hilmer, and four brothers

Anonymous said...

OSE HELBLING KNISER
Rose Helbling Kniser, 85, of Portland, Oregon, died December 2, 2006. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Portland on December 9th..
Rose Loretta Helbling was born December 28, 1920, in St. Anthony, North Dakota, the eighth of nine children, to Germans from Russia immigrants, John Valentine Helbling and Ottillia Meuchel Helbling. Her teen years were spent working to help her family weather the Depression as droughts of the 1930s devastated their farmland on the prairie. During World War II, she moved to Seattle to find work. There Rose met and married Ted Kniser on Nov. 25, 1944. After the war they moved to Vanport but relocated to Portland after escaping the Vanport Flood in 1948.
They then settled in their home on North Hudson where she lived for 55 years. Even while Rose raised their children, she found seasonal and part-time work in berry fields and local businesses. In 1971 she took a job with Insurance News and eventually retired from Wasatch Insurance in 1996. As she insisted that she could not give up her flower garden, Rose remained a fixture in her community until her passing.
She is survived by her children, Joe Kniser, John Kniser, Mary Kloepfer and their families. Rose was mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to many. Her family was her greatest joy and she always had room at the table for one more. Burial was in Willamette National Cemetery with her husband, Ted, who died in 1996.
Researching Helbling, Weber, Lorentz, Beehler (Buhler), Braun, Kopp, Roether, (Roder, Rader), Anton in villages of Speier, Karlsruhe, Rastadt, Landau, Sultz

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
13 Dec 2006

Mary Schanaman, 88, of Scottsbluff, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at Heritage Estates in Gering. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, at Salem Congregational Church with Pastor Dale Brown officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Congregational Church. Condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com and will be forwarded to the family. Jolliffe Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mary was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Minatare to Fred and Mary (Schmidt) Margheim, she attended the Minatare schools. She married Benjamin Schanaman March 14, 1936 he died in 1939. Mary then married Fred Schanaman Nov. 20, 1942; he preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1989. Mary worked for the United Telephone Co. for 32 years as an operator, retiring in 1983.
Mary was a proud member of Salem Congregational Church as well as the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed being around her children and grandchildren. Mary was very generous, kind and brought joy to everyone.
She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Allen of Portland Ore., Marian and husband Harry Peister and Norma and husband Ken Meyer all of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Tom Peister, Steven Peister, Jolie Schwartzkopf, Jon Meyer, Merelo Watt and Tiffany Sullivan, as well as 11 great-grandchildren.
Her parents, both husbands and three sisters preceded Mary in death.

Anonymous said...

BUSCH, PETER JOHN 1910-2006. Peter John Busch died Dec. 1, 2006, at age 96. Born Nov. 22, 1910, in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, Mr. Busch was a poster artist in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from 1934 to 1937. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1940 to 1945, and worked as a cabinet maker from 1937 to 1976. In 1936 he married Gladys Darby. Peter and Gladys immigrated to Portland from Canada in 1949. Gladys passed away in 2005. Peter is survived by one son, Gerald and his wife; two grand-sons, Todd and Brad and his wife; a great-grandson; and three brothers. A private graveside service was held Dec. 7 at Rose City Cemetery.
Published in The Oregonian on 12/12/2006.
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Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
12 Dec 2006

HARDIN - Esther Zimmer, 80, of Hardin, passed Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, in the Billings St. Vincent Hospital.
She was born Dec. 11, 1926, a daughter of Henry and Eva Bangert Steinmetz.
She was raised and received her education in Hardin.
Esther married Charles Zimmer on Aug. 5, 1944, in Hardin, and the couple made their home in Hardin. She was a homemaker and later worked at various Hardin cafes.
She was fun-loving and meant the world to her family. She enjoyed the time she could spend with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She loved gardening, card playing, bowling, dancing and dogs, especially Maxie.
Her husband, parents, three sisters, Leah Hert, Lydia Schaak, Elizabeth Steinmetz, three brothers, Fred, Henry and Manuel Steinmetz preceded Esther in death.
Survivors include her son, Ron Zimmer of Worland, WY; her daughter, Carol
(Bob) Schomer of Hardin; two brothers, Victor (Amelia) Steinmetz of Big Timber and Harry (Jean) Steinmetz of Hardin; her grandchildren, Curtis, Dave, Steve and Rick; her great-grandchildren, Shawna, Zachary, Douglas, Kaylee and Chloe; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary of Hardin has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Should friends desire, memorial may be made to the Big Horn County Historical Museum.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
12 Dec 2006

CROW AGENCY - David L. Pitsch, 68, of Crow Agency, passed away, with his family by his side, on Dec. 10, 2006.
Dave was born June 26, 1938, in Hardin, to David and Ida (Beierle) Pitsch.
Dave was raised on the family farm just north of Crow Agency, which he called home his entire life. After losing his father at the age of 10, Dave took the role of becoming "the man of the house." When he wasn't helping his mother tend to his younger brother, Donald, and older sister, Marlene, he was working right alongside the hired men until he was old enough to assume all responsibilities of running his father's operation.
In 1958, he married Mary Elaine Schanaman, and together, they had four sons. They later divorced.
Dave was known to many for his ability to raise top quality alfalfa hay. He was one of the first farmers in Big Horn County to own a big square baler.
Dave loved to hunt and shared many adventurous hunting stories with his family. Some of his hunting buddies included Lloyd Schindler, Paul Iddings, Harvey Wegner, Jack Westwood, Bill Zier, Manuel Schuppe, Doug Pitsch and George Siemion. Dave had a passion for raising greyhound dogs that he trained to hunt coyotes. He also loved to fish and read.
Dave was a quiet man with a big heart. He adored all of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Dave will be remembered for his special bond he shared with his pets.
Dave was our father, grandfather, brother and uncle whom we loved and respected. He will be loved and missed for many years to come by all.
His parents and sister, Marlene Pitsch-Berry, preceded Dave in death.
Survivors include sons, David (Melissa) of Garryowen, Dale (Shannon) of Hardin, Danny (Susan) of Harlingen, Texas, and Dean (Jana) of Hardin; brother Donald Pitsch of Crow Agency; grandchildren, David, Darby, Demi, Jonnie, Erica, Devin, Darrin, Austin and Kade; and one unborn great-grandson, Tristan Dale.
Memorial service for Dave will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Evangelical & Reformed Church, 709 N. Cheyenne, Hardin. Private family burial of ashes will be at a later date. Dahl Funeral Chapel of Hardin is in charge of arrangements.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
30 Mar 2007

LAUREL - Molly Kaiser Brano was born, raised and lived her entire life in Laurel, and left her earthly home on March 28, 2007, just six days after her 92nd birthday. Molly made her journey to Heaven in the early morning hours to meet Jesus face to face and to be reunited with her loved ones that went on before.
Molly accepted Jesus as her Savior many years ago and was always ready to witness for her Lord. She and her husband Pete were charter members of the Grace Bible Church in Laurel.
Molly Kaiser was born in Laurel in the "Kaiser House" on Durland Avenue on March 22, 1915. Her parents were German immigrants, Henry and Katherine (Lehr) Kaiser. Henry and Katherine left their home in Neu Messer, Russia, and went to Canada before settling in Laurel to live and raise their family.
Relatives and friends would love to hear the stories that Molly would tell about growing up in a large German-Russian family. She related many times that she was chosen by her father "to get the cow!"
Other interesting tales Molly told were about working at the Dutch Mill in downtown Laurel and about how she met her husband Pete. "I remember so well meeting Pete at the Roller Skating Rink. He was a tall, dark, handsome Italian with a little black mustache."
Pete came to Laurel from Colorado with his siblings to live with relatives in Laurel. Molly was thankful that they came to Laurel so she would get a husband. "I didn't want a German," she always stated with a little mischievous chuckle in her voice.
Molly loved fall because that's when she fell in love and got married. Pete and Molly were married on Sept. 17, 1932, and were married for 67 years before he went home to be with the Lord.
Molly was "Mrs. Clean," she told her niece many times, "The Lord gave each one of us a talent. I guess mine is being a scrubwoman." And indeed she was. Anyone could have gone to her home and given it the "White Glove Test" and she and her home would have passed with flying colors.
Molly was preceded in death by her husband Pete; her parents; and four sisters, Mary Kaiser, Lydia Fox, Rachael Baus and Leona Peterson.
Survivors include a son, Pete (Elaine) Brano of Billings; and a daughter, Shirley (Glenn) Hannon of Spokane, Wash. Molly also leaves behind six grandchildren, Christie (Jess) Conitz, Michael (Kelley) Brano, Anetta Hannon, Nathaniel Hannon, Dr. Matthew (Bridget) Hannon and Priscilla Hannon (Don Reetz); plus four great-grandchildren, Kyle Brano, Morgan Brano, Ty Conitz and Clare Hannon. Molly is also survived by two brothers, Henry (Lois) Kaiser of Laurel, Alex (Delila) Kaiser of Billings; and one sister, Martha Yates of Pasco, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, at Smith Funeral Chapel, 315 E. Third St., Laurel. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be sent to Grace Bible Church or Rocky Mountain Hospice.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
> Casper, WY
>
> Shirley Maxine Heiser Edwards
> Wednesday, March 28, 2007
> > WORLAND -- Memorial services for Shirley Maxine Heiser Edwards, 79, > will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2007, at Worland Methodist Church with Grover Briggs officiating.
She died of kidney failure Friday, March 23, 2007, in Worland.
She was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Torrington, the daughter of John and Freda (Masser) Heiser. She was raised on a farm where the county road out front is the state line between Wyoming and Nebraska. Theyoungest daughter of German immigrants, she was raised in a hard working, no nonsense style typical of pioneer women.
On Nov. 30, 1947, she married Charles William Edwards in Torrington.
She moved to the Big Horn Basin in 1948.

She was a member of Worland Methodist Church and was in the church choir. She was also a member of Eastern Star and the Worland Community Players. She was active in arts and crafts clubs and
bridge clubs and did volunteer work at the hospital.
She loved to golf in her younger years and learned to enjoy fishing
later in life.
Survivors include her husband, Charles William; sons, Charles
William Jr. of Richmond, Calif. and Richard Thomas of Pinole,
Calif.; daughters, A. Christine Somer and her husband of Lovell and
Rebecca Muse of Worland; sisters, Betty Jean Young of Lyman, Neb.
and Fern Gullette and her husband of Cheyenne; 10 grandchildren; and
six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Foundation of Wyoming, Inc. Scholarship Fund, 1820 Capitol Ave., Cheyenne, 92001.
Atwood Family Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Anonymous said...

Fort Collins, Colorado Coloradoan
Article published Mar 25, 2007

Roy Hofferber BOB:2/11/1922 DOD:3/20/2007
Roy Hofferber passed away peacefully March 20, 2007, at Poudre Valley Hospital. Roy was born Feb. 11, 1922, in Loveland to Carl and Anna Hofferber.
He graduated from Wellington High School in 1941 and spent the following year in Denver working for Remington Arms. Soon after, he enlisted in the Navy on Dec. 7, 1942, one year after Pearl Harbor. He was a pharmacist's mate first class and was on 13 islands across the South Pacific during World War II.
After his honorable discharge from the Navy in November 1945, he met Margaret Feit of Fort Collins. They dated for three months and were married Feb. 10, 1946.
When Margaret passed away, they had been married for 59 years.
For 16 years following his return, he worked as a plasterer and owned his own company. During the early 1960s he decided to leave the plastering business and began working for Woodward Governor in Fort Collins, staying 25 years. He retired from the company in 1987.



Roy was an attentive and caring dad, a wonderful husband and a friend to many. Roy and Margaret used to square dance with the Collinaders and enjoyed attending Colorado Aggies (CSU) football games. At the age of 44, he learned to ski, and the family has many memories of fun ski vacations.
After their retirement, he and Margaret enjoyed traveling to Arizona and spending time at their cabin in the Poudre Canyon. He enjoyed working in the garage and was known to be able to make just about anything. He enjoyed fishing at their cabin and spending time with the various friends they made there. One thing he enjoyed up until his passing was his twice-a-day coffee meetings at the IHOP. No matter the weather, he always made it to meet and spend time with his buddies. He also loved attending concerts and field trips through the Senior Center with friends.
He was a loving grandpa and loved the role of "Poppers," the name given to him by his eldest granddaughter, Katie. He received so much joy from them and taught them so many things that they have taken with them into their lives. He made it a point to make it to all the grandkids' various musical programs at school and always sat in the same seat. He was a proud Poppers and loved every minute of the time he spent with his grandchildren.
Roy will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. He had a vibrant spirit and always was ready to lend a helping hand to anyone.
His big smile and blue eyes touched many hearts.
He is survived by his daughter, Debra; son-in-law Jeff Wood; granddaughter, Katie of Denver; Danielle Wood; and grandsons Josh and Mitchell Wood of Fort Collins.
He also leaves behind two brothers, Donald Hofferber of Denver and Walter Hofferber of Grand Junction; many loving nieces and nephews; and his friend and companion, Ramona Parker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; parents, Carl and Anna Hofferber; and one brother, Melvin Hofferber.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 916 W. Prospect Road, with military honors by the All Fort Collins Veterans Honor Guard.
A private family interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Senior Center or Plymouth Congregational Church in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.bohlenderfuneralchapel.com.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
21 Mar 2007

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Walter W. Wagner, 87, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at the Mountain Towers Health Care Center in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Graveside services with Military Rites will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 22, at the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington with Reverend David Lee officiating.
Visitation hours will be held at the Colyer Funeral Home Wednesday, March 21, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in Walter's memory to the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com
Walter was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Cody, Wyo. the son of William Henry and Mary (Harding) Wagner. He moved to Lingle, Wyo. with his family while at an early age and grew up there. While attending school at Lingle, Walter helped out his father with farming. He married Racheal Hauf March 14, 1941, in Harrisburg, Neb. and then farmed in the Yoder, Wyo. area before being drafted into the US Army in 1945. After his discharge, Walter returned to the Goshen County area where he resumed farming until 1954 when the couple moved in to Torrington and Walter worked for Jones Drilling and Barney McCone's Conoco Station. He later worked for CCI Concrete Company for a short time before retiring. He then did seasonal farming with his granddaughter. Walter entered the Goshen Care Center in Torrington before moving to Cheyenne, Wyo. in August of 2006.
Walter loved gardening, taking care of his lawn, and growing roses. He enjoyed visiting with his neighbors and he was a member of the American Legion Travis Snow Post #5, and the Torrington VFW.
Survivors include his wife Racheal of Cheyenne; daughter, Bonnie Loveland and her husband Vernon of Tucson, Ariz.; granddaughters, Robyn Jarvis and her husband Jeff and Tanya Loveland all of Tuscon; great-granddaughters, Haley (Dusty) Oliver of Lodi, N.Y., and Cora Franks of Lingle, Wyo.; great-grandsons, Graham Franks of Rawlins, Wyo., and Matthew Franks of Lingle, Wyo.; brothers, Sam (Marlene) Wagner of Lingle, and Bill (Diane) Wagner of Portland, Ore., and sister, Ethel Smith of Ft. Worth, Texas.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother and two sisters

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
21 Mar 2007

HAMILTON, Mont. Dorothy Mae Freed, 80, passed away Monday, March 19, 2007, at the Marcus Daly Hospice and Palliative Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 23, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hamilton with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery. There will be a reception following the committal service at the church.
The family suggests that memorials be made in Dorothy's name to the Marcus Daly Hospice Endowment Fund, 1200 Westwood Drive, Hamilton, MT 59840 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 1220 West Main St., Hamilton, MT. Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel.
Dorothy was born Aug. 15, 1926, in Morrill the daughter of Henry and Kathrine (Rhinehart) Lenhart. She was raised and educated in Morrill and attended Liberty High School until her senior year. Her family then moved to Scottsbluff and Dorothy graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1944. She attended the Colorado Women's Business College in Denver graduating in 1946.
Dorothy married John D. Freed, her high school sweetheart June 8, 1947, in Scottsbluff. She worked for her father in the certified potato seed business while John attended college in Scottsbluff. Together Dorothy and John moved to Ames, Iowa while John attended Iowa State College. During this time Dorothy worked for the Skie Motor Company. In 1952 they moved to Cheyenne, Wyo. where their three daughters were born and raised. Dorothy and John remained in Cheyenne until moving to Denver in 1986 and then to Hamilton in 1992.
Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and served as a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Hamilton. She loved working with children and was active in several church youth groups. Dorothy looked forward to the family reunions every year. Her favorite hobby was making porcelain dolls. She was dedicated to her family and was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her loving husband John of Hamilton; daughters, Trudy Bowen and husband Mike of Parker, Colo., Cynthia Hyatt and husband Dave of Hamilton and LaVonne Arreguy and husband John of Keystone, Neb.; grandchildren, Lauren Albert and husband Tim, Allison Day, Kara Hyatt, Aaron Hyatt, Nathan Hyatt and Pete Arreguy and wife Sarah; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Day and John Anthony Albert and a great-grandchild on the way; her sister, Jackie Lashley of Mitchell; brothers, Larry Lenhart and wife June of Torrington, Wyo., Cal Lenhart and wife Tripp of Scottsbluff and Herb Lenhart and wife Nell of Puyallup, Wash.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Her parents, a brother and two sisters preceded Dorothy in death.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
20 Mar 2007

MITCHELL - Leah Eichman, 98, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at the Mitchell Care Center.
Her Funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, at the Jones Mortuary Chapel in Mitchell with Dr. Bill Bibb officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.
A Memorial has been established to the Mitchell Care Center and may be sent to Rowena Lind at 343 West Charles Street, Morrill, NE 69358.
Friends may call at the Jones Mortuary in Mitchell, Tuesday, March 20, from 1 to 7 p.m. Condolences may be e-mailed to jonesmor.@charterinternet.com and they will be forwarded to her family.
Leah was born Sept. 7, 1908, in Wellington, Colo., the daughter of Henry and Katherine (Cook) Hoff. She moved with her family at the age of 11 to the Sunflower Community where she was raised and educated. Leah was united in marriage to Alexander Eichman Jan. 17, 1929, in Scottsbluff. To this union four children were born. After her husband's death in 1952, she began cooking at the Sunflower School for many years.
Leah was a member of the St. Paul's Church in Mitchell and the Church Women's Guild.
Survivors include her daugh-ters, Rowena Lind of Morrill, Jeanette (Vern) Dietz of Tucson, Ariz.; son, LeRoy (Hilda) Eichman of Sun City, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Amelia Margheim of Mitchell and brother, Alex Hoff of Mitchell.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; son, Roland; brother, Henry Hoff; sisters, Mollie Becker, Dolly Weitzel, Bertha Hettinger, and Rosie Becker and great-granddaughter, Lindsay Hughson.

Anonymous said...

Esther Troudt Buderus DOB:10/4/1919 DOB:3/18/2007
Esther Troudt Buderus passed away March 18, 2007.
She was born Oct, 4, 1919, in Timnath to Alex and Katherine Schieldt Troudt. She was baptized and confirmed at Plymouth Congregation Church in Fort Collins. She attended Plummer School, a country school, and finished her schooling at Fort Collins High School. As a young
woman, she helped her parents on a farm and later was a nanny and cook.
She married Emanuel Buderus on April 29, 1939, in Brighton. She lived in Larimer County for more than 30 years. Most of her married years, she and her husband farmed. Also during that time, she did work at Aims College in Greeley. She was active in St. John's Lutheran church and served several years on the board of Ladies Women's Circle. She also belonged to the Bracewell Extension Club for many years. Later, she and her husband retired from farming and moved to Loveland.
She was a wonder homemaker, who enjoyed doing word search puzzles, baking, cooking, embroidering and exercise class. Even in her later
years at her Assisted Living, she always had a great since of humor and a positive attitude about life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents and brothers, Lee and Howard.
She is survived by two sons, Lowell Buderus of Greeley and Jerry Buderus and wife Marlyce of Westminster; daughter, Lois Weber and husband Jerry of Southlake, Texas; two brothers, Irvin Troudt of Loveland, and Albert Troudt of Fort Collins; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, 815 E. 16th St. in Loveland.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift can be made to Total Long Term Care at 200 E. 9th Ave., Denver, where she was in rehabilitation for the last four years.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
19 Mar 2007

Lorraine Pollock
Monday, March 19, 2007
RIVERTON -- A funeral for Lorraine Margaret Pollock, 75, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Schlichting officiating.Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.
She died in Cleveland, Texas, on Thursday, March 15, 2007.
She was born March 31, 1931, in Eaton, Colo., to Henry and Lydia (Kissler) Fabricus. Her family lived in Riverton and she attended Pavillion and Arapahoe schools, and was graduated from Riverton High School.
On Nov. 14, 1948, she married Harold James Pollock in Riverton. They lived in Evanston and Dubois before settling in Riverton.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Riverton, the Busy Matrons Extension Club and the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She enjoyed gardening, playing pinochle and bridge, spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.
She worked as an aide at Jackson Elementary School in Riverton before retiring.
Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Hovander and her husband of Green River, and Melody Logan of Cleveland, Texas; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband who died on Dec. 10, 1988; her parents; a daughter, Kathy Pollock-Bush; and an infant brother.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
19 Mar 2007

Molly Schuman was called home to be with her Lord on March 17, 2007, her earthly body finally worn out from a 40+ year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
She was born Molly Alwilda Adam on Jan. 11, 1926, the fifth child and only daughter of Emil (Tib) Adam and Helen Goddard Adam. She and her brothers spent their school years in Billings, first at McKinley Elementary School then Billings High School. Her summers were often spent at her father's ranch outside of Mosby, where she and her brothers quickly learned the rigors of outdoor life in the Central Montana dustbowl.
Molly attended the University of Montana, where she graduated with a nursing degree, She met and married John Berger in Missoula, and produced three boys - Stephen, Carl and Christopher - in the span of three years. The family moved to Detroit in 1951, close to where John's family was. Molly and John were divorced in the mid 50s, and Molly married Ron Schuman in 1962. The new family then moved back to Montana and two daughters - Nancy and Mary - were born in Billings. Molly used her nursing skills to care for her father, who also had MS, until his death in 1965. It was shortly after his death that Molly was diagnosed with the disease, but she continued to work and raise her family until 1977, when her condition forced her move to St. John's Nursing Home. She remained at St. John's for nearly 30 years, and was a source of strength and inspiration to virtually everyone she met. Her physical body was gone a long time ago, but her mental and spiritual health remained stead!
fast, and she loved to talk about her friends and family, and beloved Detroit Tigers. She never gave up on the boys from Motown, and was excited last year to see them regain some of their old championship form she remembered so well.
Molly was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and two brothers, Richard and William Adam. She is survived by her other two brothers, Emil and Louis (Betty) Adam; her children, Steve of Littleton, Colo., Carl (Robin) of Billings, and Christopher Berger (Sarah) of Bothell, Wash., Nancy Peterson (Kevin) of Hillsboro, Ore., and Mary Flinn (Carl) of Billings; 14 grandchildren - Joshua, Sarah, Peter (Jessica Rossman), Erin and Brittany Berger, Darby (John) Kaikkonen, Heather (Greg) Harris, Adam and Katie Peterson, Ashley (Alex Peterson), Molly, Alex, Hillary and P.J. Willett; and three great-grandchildren, Reese and Chloe Peterson and Jacob Kaikkonen; plus numerous nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. John's Ministries' Foundation. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21. Cremation has taken place; her ashes will be buried in the Goddard family plot at Mountview Cemetery after the service. A reception to celebrate her life and resurrection will take place following the interment. Smith West Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in the Billings Gazette on 3/19/2007.

Anonymous said...

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Cheyenne, WY
19 Mar 2007

Donna K. Dietz
1945-2007

Donna K. Dietz, 61, of Ogallala, Neb., died March 16 at Scottsbluff Regional Medical Center West in Scottsbluff, Neb.
She was born June 24, 1945, in Cheyenne and had lived here until moving to Ogallala in 1993.
Mrs. Dietz was a caregiver.
She is survived by a son, Don Dietz of Tyler, Texas; two daughters and a son-in-law, Dana Oliger and Deana and Jack Goeken all of Cheyenne; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry "Lawrie" and Alice Martin of Cheyenne; a sister, Dorothy Martin of Cheyenne; 10 grandchildren, Joshua Goeken of Virginia, Zachary Goeken, Brittney Goeken and Joel Goeken, all of Cheyenne, Zach Dietz and Desiree Dietz, both of Texas, Adena Leibouvitz and Karissa Oliger, both of Cheyenne, and Jordan Dietz and Brittany Dietz, both of Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Naveah Leibouvitz and Mackenzie Leibouvitz, both of Cheyenne.
She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Dietz; her parents, Harold W. and Gaynold "Gay" Martin and a granddaughter, Chantel Dietz.
Services are pending through Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or the American Heart Association.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
7 Mar 2007

Wendelin Wagner, 84, of Billings, went home to the Lord on March 5, 2007, while recovering at Billings Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Wendelin was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Linton, N.D., to Melchior and Theresia (Schneider) Wagner. He grew up in the Linton area, where he met his future wife, Phyllis (Kramer), while at a dance in Strasburg, N.D. Wendelin and Phyllis were married Oct. 22, 1945. They farmed in the Linton area until 1955 when they moved to Billings. Wendelin worked as a shipping clerk at Pierce Packing Company until retiring in 1984. They had three children: Donna Braun of Billings, Dianne Ostermiller (Ken) of Bozeman, and Calvin (Trudy) of Minnetonka, Minn.
He loved to camp and fish and enjoyed teaching his grandsons to fish. He and Phyllis loved spending time with their family, playing cards, dancing and socializing with friends. Dad loved to polka and he and Mom were a delight to watch. In March 2004, they moved to Highgate Senior Living, where he resided until his death. He was a loving and kind husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. His passing leaves a tremendous void in all of our lives.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his three children; three grandsons, Jeffrey Braun (Teri) of Las Vegas, Randy Braun (Buffy) of Belgrade and Brandon Ostermiller of Bozeman; as well as great-granddaughters, Charlotte and Sonora Ostermiller, who always brought a twinkle to his eye and a smile to his face. He is also survived by two sisters, Leona (Edward) Burcham of Mount Airy, N.C., and Shirley Grover of Sheridan, Wyo.; and one brother, Aloyes (Irene) of Moorhead, Minn.; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters, Bernice and Lorraine Wagner, Agatha Jundt, Phyllis Mauhl and Angie Mosset.
A vigil service will be held Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. A funeral mass for Wendelin will be held Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at St. Pius X Church. Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Pius X Church, Rocky Mountain Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
28 Feb 2007

Rosie Driscoll, 70, of Gering, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at Regional West Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at Gering Memorial Chapel with Pastor Howard Roseberry officiating. At her request, cremation was held.
A memorial has been established to the family. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com.
Rosie was born Jan. 9, 1937, in Scottsbluff to Henry A. and Mollie (Sittner) Hessler. She attended Scottsbluff schools. She married Donald LeRoy Driscoll July 3, 1954, and they made their home in Gering. After her husband's military service, they moved to Colorado, returning to Gering in 1999, where she resided until her death.
She was a member of Central Church of Christ in Gering. She enjoyed gardening, crafts and spending time with her family and her dog "Cookie."
Survivors include her daughter, Rose Daggett and special friend, Louis Ellis of Scottsbluff; grandsons, Christopher and wife Kristina Naranjo and John and wife Felicia Naranjo both of Denver; three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; sisters, Norma Carpenter of Gering and Pat and husband Cliff Goodro of Custer, S.D.; brother, Donald Hessler of Gering; special niece and nephew, Tammy and Zeke Sanchez of Scottsbluff and numerous nieces and nephews and her dog "Cookie."
Preceding her in death was her husband Donald (Nov. 9, 2002); parents; brother, Albert Hessler; brother-in-law, Jerry Carpenter and nephew Dusty Goodro.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
28 Feb 2007

Golda Cummins, 90, went to the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at Northfield Villa Medical Center in Gering.
Her Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 1, at The Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, with Rev. Paul Hebbert officiating. Interment will follow in the West Lawn Cemetery in Gering.
Friends who wish may call at the funeral Home Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and at the funeral service. Her obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where condolences may be left to be forwarded to the family.
Golda was born on a farm south of Dawson, Neb., Sept. 19, 1916, to Frank and Cora (Foster) Bernhardt. She was enrolled in the Cradle Roll Department at the Evangelical Church in Dawson Dec. 23, 1916. The family lived on a farm near Dawson. She had three sisters, Hazel, Alice and Mary Ann. Golda graduated from Dawson High School in 1935, and married Don Cummins Aug. 31, 1935 at Hiawatha, Kan. She and Don lived in Dawson from 1935 until 1941. A son, Donald Eugene Cummins was born Jan 19, 1939. A second son, Richard Lee Cummins was born Sept. 26, 1940. In 1941, the family moved to Falls City, Neb., where Don worked at the Ford garage as a mechanic. In 1946, they started farming near Falls City and in 1948, they moved to a farm near Humboldt, Neb. In October of 1955 they moved to Scottsbluff to work for Meyers Ford. A home was purchased, and Gene and Rich both graduated from Scottsbluff High School. They purchased Cummin's "66" Service May 1, 1956, and operated it until its sale!
in Dec. of 1973. Golda retired with Don in 1976 and resided at their home until Feb. 13, 2004, when she moved to Northfield Villa in Gering.
She is survived by her husband, Don Cummins of Scottsbluff; sons, Gene and his wife Shirley Cummins of Scottsbluff and Rich and his wife Sandie Cummins of Gering; grandchildren, Christine and her husband Ken Reeves of Arvada, Colo., Tammy and her husband Blake Wollman of Rock Springs, Wyo., Rick Cummins of Highlands Ranch, Colo. and Dianna Butcher of Gering; four great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Hanny of Gering and Mary Ann Novak of Chantilly, W.V.
Her parents and a sister Alice Burgess preceded her in death.

Anonymous said...

GERTRUDE BRAUN KUHN

Gertrude (Gertie) Braun Kuhn, 95, Mandan, North Dakota, died Feb. 24, 2007 at a Mandan care center. Services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb.28, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. John Mathal officiating. Burial will be in the Mandan Union Cemetery.
Gertie was born Oct. 29, 1911, to John and Eva (Kopp) Braun, in Glen Ullin, North Dakota. She attended school for eight years in Glen Ullin and in February 1932 she married Paul Kuhn, in Mandan. Gertie worked as a house parent at the State Industrial School , also in a department store in Hebron, ND. She was employed in the grocery business in the Bismarck and Mandan area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 1978.

Gertie's parents were German from Russia immigrants from the village of Karlsruhe in South Russia. They immigrated to ND in 1910. Gertie is survived by her daughter, Joyce Kuhn Potter, Mandan; her brothers, Frank Braun, Olympia, Washington, and Leo Braun, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 26 grandchildren; and many, many great and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul;her parents; one daughter, Kathy; two sons, Larry and Ronald; one granddaughter, Terry Lighthizer; one great-granddaughter, Caitlin Holder; six sisters, Annie Braun Bell, Catherine Braun Kuhn, Susan Braun Helbling, Connie Braun Helbling, and Lena Braun Gerhart; and three brothers, Jack, John and Matt Braun..

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
26 Feb 2007

Mary J. Baker, 90, of Billings, passed away at St. John's Nursing Home on Feb. 23, 2007. She was born on May 16, 1916, to Joseph and Katherine Lechner on their homestead east of Worden. The Lechner family later settled on a small farm on Flycreek.
Mary attended school at Fly Creek, Anita and Worden, graduating from Huntley Project High school in 1933 and from St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1937. Mary's nursing career began at the County Hospital. Mary married Robert Allison Baker, in Oakland, Calif., in June of 1942. While in Oakland Mary worked as a nurse. Bob and Mary moved back to Billings in 1943. Bob died of pneumonia in December of 1943. Roberta was born on Feb. 6, 1944. Roberta died of leukemia on Dec. 13, 1950.
Mary liked to travel and traveled to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii as well as traveling in the States. She was able to do this when she was younger and said she was very glad to have been able to do so.
Mary continued her nursing career at St. Vincent Hospital. She also worked for Dr. Benson, Dr. Marchello and at Valley Nursing Home. However, running the ranch in Shawmut Mary had inherited from her husband was a big part of her life, and her nursing job helped pay the ranch expenses. She spent many happy hours traveling back and forth to the ranch. The ranch was sold in 2000.
Besides her husband and daughter, Mary was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers, Herman (who died as an infant), Marcus, John and James; sister-in-law, Corinna Lechner; brother-in-law, Earling Haaland and niece, Cindy Lechner. She is survived by sisters, Katherine Haaland, Rose Ellen (Frank) Weber; brothers, Karl (Elaine), Glen (Kate), Charles (Ruth) and Ted (Patty); sister-in-law, Beverly Lechner and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary had recently sold her home in Billings and moved into the Vista at St. John's where she lived until she broke her hip. She then went into St. John's Nursing Home where she passed away.
A memorial service will be held at St. Pius Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 2, with Michelotti-Sawyers in charge. Cremation has taken place, and interment will be after the service and reception. Memorials should be send to St. Vincent Foundation or St. John's Lutheran Ministries
Mary, above all, loved her Lord, her family, her nursing profession, her ranch and the earth. She gave her whole life with all her heart to all these things.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
26 Feb 2007

Mary J. Baker, 90, of Billings, passed away at St. John's Nursing Home on Feb. 23, 2007. She was born on May 16, 1916, to Joseph and Katherine Lechner on their homestead east of Worden. The Lechner family later settled on a small farm on Flycreek.
Mary attended school at Fly Creek, Anita and Worden, graduating from Huntley Project High school in 1933 and from St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1937. Mary's nursing career began at the County Hospital. Mary married Robert Allison Baker, in Oakland, Calif., in June of 1942. While in Oakland Mary worked as a nurse. Bob and Mary moved back to Billings in 1943. Bob died of pneumonia in December of 1943. Roberta was born on Feb. 6, 1944. Roberta died of leukemia on Dec. 13, 1950.
Mary liked to travel and traveled to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii as well as traveling in the States. She was able to do this when she was younger and said she was very glad to have been able to do so.
Mary continued her nursing career at St. Vincent Hospital. She also worked for Dr. Benson, Dr. Marchello and at Valley Nursing Home. However, running the ranch in Shawmut Mary had inherited from her husband was a big part of her life, and her nursing job helped pay the ranch expenses. She spent many happy hours traveling back and forth to the ranch. The ranch was sold in 2000.
Besides her husband and daughter, Mary was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers, Herman (who died as an infant), Marcus, John and James; sister-in-law, Corinna Lechner; brother-in-law, Earling Haaland and niece, Cindy Lechner. She is survived by sisters, Katherine Haaland, Rose Ellen (Frank) Weber; brothers, Karl (Elaine), Glen (Kate), Charles (Ruth) and Ted (Patty); sister-in-law, Beverly Lechner and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary had recently sold her home in Billings and moved into the Vista at St. John's where she lived until she broke her hip. She then went into St. John's Nursing Home where she passed away.
A memorial service will be held at St. Pius Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 2, with Michelotti-Sawyers in charge. Cremation has taken place, and interment will be after the service and reception. Memorials should be send to St. Vincent Foundation or St. John's Lutheran Ministries
Mary, above all, loved her Lord, her family, her nursing profession, her ranch and the earth. She gave her whole life with all her heart to all these things

Anonymous said...

*Clara Greenwald*

LINGLE, WYOMING...........Funeral services for CLARA I. GREENWALD, 87,
will be held at 10:00a.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at the Lingle
Community Presbyterian Church with Reverend Curtis Hill officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Clara died at the Goshen
Care Center on February 23, 2007. Memorials have been established to
either the Lingle Community Presbyterian Church or the Goshen Care
Center. The casket will be closed. Arrangements are under the direction
of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the
family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Clara was born May 7, 1919 in Lingle the daughter of Jacob and Katherine
(Yost) Hergert. She grew up and received her education there. She
married Edward Greenwald in Lingle on December 19, 1935 and they farmed
in the Lingle area all their lives. She was a working housewife both in
the home
and on the farm.

Clara enjoyed sewing and gardening and in her later years made ceramics.
She was a member of the Lingle Community Presbyterian Church and was
involved in women?s church organizations, the Republican Women?s
Association, and the Wyncote Extension Club.

Clara is survived by a son David Greenwald and his wife Deanna of
Lingle; three granddaughters Lori Gustafson and her husband Mark of
Torrington, Kathi Manville and her husband Dan of Lyman, Nebraska, and
Joy Greenwald
of Lingle; four grandsons, Jeffery Greenwald and his wife Cindy of
Laramie, Wyoming, Greg Greenwald and his wife Denise of Douglas,
Wyoming, James Greenwald and his wife Paloma of Bountiful, Utah, and
Eddie Greenwald and his wife Tami of Lingle; a daughter-in-law Marianne
Greenwald of Torrington; and sixteen great grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son Edward; a daughter
Norma; a grandson Mike; two brothers; and two sisters.

Anonymous said...

oan Ann Cordaway, 71
Former Brush resident was respiratory therapist
Friday, February 23, 2007 2:11 PM MST
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Joan Ann Cordaway

Joan Ann Cordaway, 71, former resident of Brush, died Monday at the
McCune-Brooks Hospital in Carthage, Mo.

Mrs. Cordaway was born Aug. 4, 1935 in Brush to William and Martha
(Hoffman) Beck. She was a 1952 graduate of Snyder High School and
attended Morgan Community College where she earned the credentials
needed to become a respiratory therapist.

She worked in that field at the Fort Morgan hospital. She moved to the
Carthage area in the 1990s to be near her children.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Over 60 Center.

Mrs. Cordaway is survived by her two daughters, Stephanie Klang of
Fidelity, Mo., and Linda Cordaway of Joplin, Mo.; a son, David Cordaway
of Carthage; two sisters, Phyllis Claver of Sterling and Karen Beck of
Fort Morgan; two brothers, William Beck of Wiggins and Donald Beck of
Snyder, and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert Beck
and Steven Beck.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Light House
across from the First Christian Church, in Carthage.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Christian Church in care of the Knell Mortuary.

Anonymous said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
02-16-2007

Carl Kobobel
Feb. 3, 1912-Feb. 13, 2007
Age: 95
Residence: Greeley
Carl Kobobel was born in Weld County to Karl and Mary (Stricker) Kobobel.
Mr. Kobobel attended school in Minatare, Neb. He married Elma Berieg. During World War II, he interpreted for the German prisoners of war working on farms in Kersey. He was a farmer in Weld and Morgan counties and then worked at the Great Western Sugar Co. factory. He worked 17 years for the City of Greeley before retiring.
Mr. Kobobel was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed listening to German music when it used to be played on the radio.
Mr. Kobobel died Tuesday at Kenton Manor in Greeley.
Survivors: Three daughters, Audrey Marshall of Fort Collins, Lucille Butterfield of Salt Lake City and Gail Adams of Grand Junction; three sons, Phillip Kobobel of Greeley and Kenneth Kobobel and James Kobobel, both of Houston; a sister, Clara Ulrich, and two brothers, Fred Kobobel and Elmer Kobobel, all of Greeley; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: His wife and a son Jack Kobobel; five brothers, Hank, Bill, Harvey, Harry and Ed Kobobel; and four sisters, Molly Stroh, Esther Clark, Lillian Moffet and Venice John.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Stoddard Funeral Home.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.
Visitation: 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Notes: Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the Carl Kobobel Memorial Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634. An online memorial is at www.mem.com

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
15 Feb 2007

Ron Vossler
Thursday, February 15, 2007
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Memorial services for Ron Vossler, 50, will be held today, Feb. 15, 2007 at 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 290 E. 7th St. in Idaho Falls with Pastor Gerry Reinke officiating. Friends may visit with the family following the services.
He died Feb. 13, 2007 at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls of complication of diabetes.
He was born Aug. 6, 1956 in Kimball, Neb., to Harold and Audrey Huckfeldt Vossler. He spent his early years and was educated in Greeley, Colo., and Idaho Falls and attended Bonneville High School. He married Kathy Joyner, they later divorced.
He drove heavy construction equipment. He loved outdoor activities and spending time with his grandsons. He was a loving father, son and brother.
He is survived by three daughters, Teri Twitchell Hagen of Idaho Falls, Stacey Gustafson of Gwinn, Mich., and Tara Rosen of Blackfoot, Idaho; four grandsons, his parents, Harold and Audrey Vossler of Idaho Falls; six sisters and their husbands, Beverly Butler of Idaho Falls, Jeannie Evans of Hereford, Colo., Junie Born of Idaho Falls, Lauralee Vossler of Ammon, Idaho, Paulette Shelledy of Rigby, Idaho and Marilyn Jereb of Rock Springs and a brother, Jeff Vossler and his wife of Idaho Falls.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte; a brother, Brad and a niece.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720. Arrangements are by Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls.

Anonymous said...

Neal Arlan Patterson
June 17, 1945-Feb. 3,2007

Neal Arlan Patterson, 61, of Chadron, died February 3, at the Chadron Community Hospital. At his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, at 4:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Chadron, with Father Todd Sermon officiating. Inurnment will be in the columbarium at Grace Episcopal Church. Memorials have been established for the Chadron Rescue Unit and the Grace Episcopal Church memorial fund, and may be sent to the First National Bank of Chadron, P.O. Box 1351, Chadron, Nebraska 69337.
Neal was born June 17, 1945, in Scottsbluff the son of Lannon “Pat” and Marian Patterson. He spent his childhood years in Scottsbluff, where he graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1962. After high school, he worked on the Minuteman missile sites in Neb., Colo., and Wyo. and then later owned and operated the Ullr Inn in Breckenridge, Colo., until he was called to mili
tary duty. He then served in the National Guard for six years, during which time he was united in marriage to Colleen Rapp on August 13, 1967, in Chadron.
After marriage, he worked for Hawkins Construction company out of Omaha, as superintendent in Grand Island . He later moved back to Chadron, where he established Good Karma Looms in 1970. After making looms and spinning wheels for several years at First and Bordeaux in Chadron, he established Woodland Construction, which he owned and operated with high integrity until the time of his death.
As owner of Woodland Construction, he designed and built many buildings and homes around the Chadron area with quality workmanship and touched many lives with his generosity and kindness.
Neal was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church of Chadron, where he served as junior warden and member of the vestry, past member of the Chadron Arts Center Board, past member of the Planning Commission, past member of the C
hadron Housing Authority, and a Boy Scout leader. He loved life and was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend, and enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially at his farm southwest of Crawford.
Neal is survived by his wife Colleen of Chadron; daughter Shelley Graves and husband, Mark of Chadron; son, Jereme Patterson and friend, Sarah Brueckner of Chadron; sister Sheryll Patterson-Black and husband Gene, of Lakewood, Colo.; granddaughter, Aspen Graves of Chadron; a niece and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lannon, and mother, Marian Mohrlang Patterson and by his grandmother Katherine Kissler Mohrlang, who came to the U.S. from Frank in 1901, and by his grandfather George Mohrlang, and by his great-grandmother, Anny Mary Kissler Schmidt, who also came from Frank in 1901.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
13 Feb 2007

LEXINGTON - Vera F. Batt, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington, Neb. Funeral Services will be Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Lexington with Reverends Jason Batt and Lynn Nichols, co-officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. l6, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the Family for later designation. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements Vera was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Angora, Neb. to Carl Wesley and Etta (Cunningham) Nichols. She grew up in the Angora area, where she was one of twelve children born and raised in the sod house that her parents homesteaded. When she was l3 she moved to Bayard where she stayed with a family while she finished her schooling. She graduated from Bayard High School, receiving her teaching certificate. She taught for eight years in Bayard. She was united in marriage to George Batt and three children were blessed to this union; Roger, Eugene and Patsy. Vera's teaching career ended when she began her family. In 1965, she re-entered the workforce as a bookkeeper, retiring in 1995, to become a foster grandparent for the Scottsbluff school system. She moved to Lexington in 2003. She enjoyed doing word search books and being with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. Vera was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Scottsbluff as well as attended Calvary Assembly of God Church in Lexington. She so loved children that she worked in the nursery at Calvary Assembly. Survivors include her sons, Roger and Sherry Batt of Kearney, Neb., Eugene and Kathleen Batt of Gering; daughter, Patsy and Karl Lowry of Lexington; brothers, Leonard and Barbara Nichols of Kingsman, Ariz., Lynn and Nila Nichols of Norfolk, Neb.; sisters, Avis and Merle Herman of Gering, Peggy Dobson of Alliance, Phyllis Brandt of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded Vera in deat

Anonymous said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
02-13-2007


Flora Zimbelman
May 27, 1917 - Feb. 12, 2007

Age: 89
Residence: Prospect Valley
Tribute: Flora Zimbelman was born in Loveland to Jake and
Kristina (Schmeirer) Kitzman.
Ms. Zimbelman moved to Prospect Valley in 1935. She lived
her entire adult life in Prospect Valley.
On April 3, 1936, she married John Zimbelman, Jr. He
preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a homemaker. She loved cooking, baking, sewing,
crocheting, gardening, reading, watching "Wheel of Fortune"
and the wonder dog, "Skipper," her precious protector. Above
all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by a 55-year-old "Oscar Mayer Hot Dog."
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hudson and the
Prospect Goodwill Club.
Survivors: Sons, Marvin of Elizabeth, Kenneth and wife
Paulie, and Jack, all of Prospect Valley; a daughter-in-law,
Anna Lee Zimbelman of Prospect Valley; sisters, Juanita
Cowen and Delaine and husband Luther Phillips, all of
Loveland; brothers, Ben and wife Rosie Kitzman of Loveland
and Ted and wife Clara Kitzman of Wiggins; 11 grandchildren
and 17 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: A son, Donald Zimbelman; a
daughter-in-law, Kathy Zimbelman; grandson, Steven; two
sisters, Frieda Thomas and Rose Hart; and two brothers,
Harold Kitzman and Alvin Kitzman.
Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran
Church.
Interment: Linn Grove Cemetery.
Note: Contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative
Care of Northern Colorado or Prospect Valley Volunteer Fire
Department in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St.,
Greeley, CO 80634. Go to an online memorial at www.mem.com.

Anonymous said...

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Cheyenne, WY
12 Feb 2007

Martha Griess
1925-2007

Martha Griess, 81, of Cheyenne died Feb. 9 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 21, 1925, in Gering, Neb., and had lived here for 48 years.
Mrs. Griess was an assembly line worker for AMF Wyott.
She was a member of Zion Congregational Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxillary and Germans from Russia.
Mrs. Griess is survived by seven children, Wayne Griess of Littleton, Colo., Steven Griess of Gilbert, Ariz., Dennis Griess, Mark Griess and William Griess, all of Cheyenne, Karen Rader of Rio Dell, Calif., and Leslie Griess of Cheyenne; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Griess on Aug. 30, 1992; her parents, Henry and Elizabeth Schaeffer; four brothers, Eugene Schaeffer, Harry Schaeffer, Walter Schaeffer, and Otto Schaeffer; and four sisters, Emma (Saur) Welsh, Bertha Oberlander, Caroline Esparza, and Clara Kaufman.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Congregational Church with Rev. Elmer Wilhelm officiating.
Pallbearers will be Douglas Griess, Matthew Griess, Mark Griess II, Jeffrey Griess, Kyle Griess, Brian Griess, Dale Rader, Nathaniel Griess, and Jonathan Griess.
Interment will be at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.
Friends who wish may contribute to Zion Congregational Church.
Services are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.

Anonymous said...

Published in the Lodi (California) News 2/11/2007 Funeral Services for Martha Grabau, 91, Galt, CA, (formerly of Lehr, N.D.) are scheduled for Friday, February 9, 11:00 a.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 420 S. Central, Lodi, CA, officiated by Pastor Ricky Himm. Visitation is Thursday February 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Rocha's Mortuary, 215 S. School St., Lodi, CA. She died February 4 after a short stay in a care facility in Rancho Cordova, CA, near her daughter's home. The youngest of three children born to German-Russian emigrants, John Sr. and Christina (Layer) Bauer on January 8, 1916 near Lehr, ND. She was raised on a farm near Lehr and was educated in rural schools. She married Fred Grabau on Aug. 14, 1938. They farmed together for several years before moving to Lodi in 1956. Mr. Grabau died Sept. 28, 1991. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, and other crafts. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lodi, and resided in Galt since 1981. She is survived by one son, Melvin (Sharon) of Stockton, CA; one daughter, Delphaine Pyles of Sacramento, CA; five grandchildren: Shelley Scully, Terry (Rowena) Grabau, M. Scott Grabau, Monica (Joseph) Neff and Michael Pyles; four great grandchildren: Eric Walker-Pyles, Kaitlyn Scully, T.C. Grabau and Dylan McCabe-Neff, and by her cat, Misty, who misses her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Sr. and Christina Bauer; her husband, Fred; one brother, John Jr.; one sister, Ottilia Mundt; one daughter, Shirley Dianne, and one son, LeRoy Clarence. Interment will be made at Lodi Memorial Cemetery, with Rocha's Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. View online at www.lodinews.com/obits.

Anonymous said...

_Maser, Catherine_ (http://obits.mlive.com/BayCity/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=86287036) Maser, Catherine East Tawas, Michigan Catherine Maser, age 99 years, died peacefully on January 31, 2007 in East Tawas. Born September 16, 1907, in Lincoln, Nebraska, she moved to AuGres when she was eight years old with her parents, Henry and Emma Herzog; sister, Marie and brothers, Henry and John. She married John Maser in 1924. They had three children: Clinton who died in 1998, Bernice (Vaughan) who died in 1969, and Corrine (Eddas). The young couple bought the AuGres Telephone Company which consisted of 60 cus-tomers. They endured hard times when John contracted tuberculosis after only three years of marriage, and they had to care for two young children plus run a company. Catherine operated the switchboard for 23 years and managed the bookkeeping while John was the "telephone man.'' When they were old enough, Clinton helped John, and Bernice helped Catherine. In 1949 the company switched to a dial system. John died in 1961, but Catherine continued running the company with the help of her son Clinton. Clinton's sons Ross and Alan also worked for the company. Eventually the bought the Omer phone company and grew to well over 1000 customers. In 1978, when Catherine was 72, she sold the AuGres Telephone Company to Century Tele-phone Company. She moved to Tawas Village in 1997 but still considered AuGres as home. Catherine was a long-time member of the AuGres United Methodist Church and an active participant for many years. She also belonged to The Telephone Pioneers of America and took several trips overseas with tours sponsored by the Pioneers. In her younger days she loved to sew, crochet, knit and needle-point. She was a loving, generous mother and grand-mother who loved to have her family around her. Even in her 90's, she did not think of herself as old. Catherine is survived by her daughter, Corrine Eddas of California, special daughter-in-law, Elsie Maser of AuGres; five grandchildren: Janet Haenline of Freeland, Alan Maser and Ross Maser of AuGres, Brad Vaughan and Brian Vaughan of California; nine great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren and brother, John Herzog of Bay City. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 6, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (family only from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) at Forshee Funeral Home in AuGres. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at the AuGres United Methodist Church. Forshee Funeral Home AuGres, Michigan
Published in the Bay City Times on 2/3/2007.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
11 Feb 2007

LAUREL - Raymond Frank, 79, of Laurel passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at Billings Clinic. Ray was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Laurel, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Frank. Ray attended Laurel schools, served his country in the Korean War, and graduated Cum Laude from Rocky Mountain College with a degree in Industrial Arts. On Sept. 10, 1955, Ray married Betty Strecker in Laurel. He retired from the Burlington Northern Railroad as a carman.
Ray was an unusually handy guy who enjoyed helping others. He tackled many projects with the same confidence and courage that were so evident in his later health struggles.
Ray loved the Lord, his church family and took great delight in watching his grandchildren grow.
Ray is survived by his wife, Betty, of 51 years; son, Todd (Sonja) Frank and their sons, Hank Jay and Max Morgan; daughter, Robin (Ken) Herman and their daughters, Marki Rae and Rylie Mae. He is also survived by his sisters, Violet Knaub and Margaret Frank. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the wonderful staff of the Billings Clinic Dialysis Center.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the First Congregational Church in Laurel, interment in Laurel Cemetery with military honors.
Published in the Billings Gazette on 2/11/2007.
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Mommie said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
9 Feb 2007

Esther Wilhelm, 90, of Billings, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Valley Health Care Center.
She was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Laurel, the daughter of John and Christine (Lehr) Frank. She was raised in Laurel and married Lawrence Wilhelm. They farmed in Shepherd, Laurel and throughout the Billings area. She worked as a custodian in the Laurel School and in 1958 moved to Billings, where she cleaned houses until 1964, when she went to work as a cook at Canyon Creek School until retiring in 1978.
She enjoyed crocheting, flowers, gardening, and was a fantastic cook.
Esther was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church.
Survivors include her son, James (Darlene) Wilhelm of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Susanna (Darlene) Wilhelm, Judy (Edward) Maples and Lois (Gary) Crable, all of Billings; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a big thank you to the nurses that cared for her: Peggy, Judy and Monty at Valley Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th St. West. Interment will follow at Terrace Gardens Cemetery. Memorials to the Valley Health Care Center in her memory.
Published in the Billings Gazette on 2/9/2007.
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Cynthia Walter
Aug. 31, 1951-Feb. 5, 2007
Age: 55
Residence: Rural Greeley
Tribute: Cynthia Katherine Walter was born in Denver and adopted as a infant by to Bernard and Inez (Hansen) Kelly of Greeley. She attended Greeley schools and graduated from Greeley Central High School.
On Nov. 16, 1968, she married Darrel Walter of Greeley.
Mrs. Walter and her husband worked together with their Mallard Creek Garage repair shop and later on their farm east of Greeley. She had many hobbies. She loved to cook, quilt, sew and ride her Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She had a great love for her two Golden Retriever dogs, Gus and Woodrow.
Mrs. Walter was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Evans.
Mrs. Walter died Monday at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit in Greeley.
Survivors: Her husband, Darrel Walter of Greeley; a son, Ben Walter of Billings, Mont.; a daughter, Denise Ketchens of Post Falls, Idaho; her father, Bernard Kelly of Greeley; and three grandchildren, Cheyenne Stormy Walter of Billings and Naomi and Rebekah Ketchens, both of Post Falls.
Preceded in death by: Her mother, Inez (Hansen) Kelly.
Memorial services: A memorial service and spreading of ashes will be determined at a later date in the spring at Mallard Creek Pond, rural Greeley.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies, 601 16th St., No. C342, Golden, CO 80401, or go to www.goldenrescue. com.
Northern Colorado Crematory, Greeley, is in charge of arrangements

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Roth
Nov. 20, 1917-Feb. 2, 2007
Age: 89
Residence: Greeley, formerly of Brighton.
Elizabeth M. Roth was born in Sedgwick to George and Elizabeth (Lambrecht) Schwindt. She spent her younger years and attended school in Henderson.
On Feb. 8, 1937, she married George P. Roth in Brighton.
Mrs. Roth spent 58 years raising her family on their farm near Hudson. On Jan. 13, 1995, she and her husband moved into Brighton. Mr. Roth died in 1997.
A longtime member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Brighton, Mrs. Roth was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Altar Guild. For many years she volunteered her time and talent to the church. She also was an election judge for Weld County for many years and a past school board member of the Tonville School.
Mrs. Roth enjoyed crocheting and knitting, playing card games, and she loved growing her African Violets. She also enjoyed canning and gardening. More than anything, she enjoyed being around her family and grandchildren.
Mrs. Roth died Friday in Greeley.
Survivors: Her children and their spouses, Donald and Ann Roth of Gill, Wynona “Nonie” and Don Hepp of Longmont, Sharon and Francis Duvall of Greeley, Jerry and Sheila Roth of Fort Collins, Susan and Norris Chase of Ault and Debbie Dinges of Greeley; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Her husband, three brothers and six sisters.
Services: Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. today at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Brighton.
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Brighton.
Notes: Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton is in charge of arrangements.

Anonymous said...

John Eisenach
Dec. 24, 1911-Feb. 6, 2007
Age: 95
Residence: Platteville
John Eisenach was born in Fruita to Jacob and Katherine (Fuss) Eisenach.
On June 4, 1944, he married Doris Jean Preston in Greeley. She is deceased.
Mr. Eisenach was raised in Atwood until the age of 12, when he moved to Eaton, where he lived until his marriage. He lived in Windsor from 1944-49 and then moved to Platteville.
Mr. Eisenach farmed most of his life until 1985 and raised various crops. He farmed with horses in his early years. He took much pride in his farming; farming was his life. He enjoyed dancing with his family and playing cards.
Mr. Eisenach especially enjoyed his participation with the Platteville Senior Citizens. He was a past member of St. Paul’s Congregational Church and a member of Platteville First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Eisenach died Tuesday at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.
Survivors: Four daughters, Judith Gaines of Lakewood, Linda Lorenz and partner John Fallbeck, both of Cheyenne, Carol Garelick and husband Larry of Glen Allen, Va., and Marcia Case of Sunbury, Pa.; two sons, John Eisenach of La Salle and Paul Eisenach of Platteville; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: His parents, his wife, a grandchild, Ashley Eisenach, a son-in-law, Dr. Vance Case, three brothers and five sisters.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church of Platteville.
Interment: Mizpah Cemetery, Platteville.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Friday at Stoddard Funeral Home, Greeley.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or First United Methodist Church in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634. An online memorial is at www.mem.com.

Anonymous said...

David Klein
Oct. 17, 1953-Feb. 4, 2007
Age: 53
Residence: Estes Park
Tribute: Born in Greeley to John C. and Lela (Gibson) Klein, David Lee Klein graduated from Estes Park High School in 1972 and the University of Colorado Boulder in 1977 with a degree in business administration and finance.
Mr. Klein’s first job was in commercial loans at First National Bank in Fort Collins. From there, he worked in several jobs in Denver including GATX, a Fortune 500 Co., as the financing and account manager in construction and moving equipment, to Outrigger Hotels as a reservation specialist, to Diner’s Club as an account manager, and then as a partner with Randy Shields at First Centennial Leasing Corp., an equipment lending company.
After his father’s death, Mr. Klein moved to Estes Park where he worked at Michael Ricker Pewter as the assistant gallery manager and later as the advertising sales manager for KEZZ radio.
Mr. Klein enjoyed working on cars, fishing, hiking and music. He was an Eagle Scout and while in college, he climbed Longs Peak.
Mr. Klein died Sunday at his home of complications from diabetes.
Survivors: His mother, Lela Klein of Estes Park; a brother, John C. Klein and wife Annamaria of Monterey, Calif.; three nieces, Serena Pfister and husband Nick, Dawn Klein and Joanna Klein; and several cousins.
Preceded in death by: His father, John C. Klein.
Services: Memorial services, 2 p.m. Thursday at the Community Church of the Rockies, Estes Park.
Interment: Private family burial earlier in the day at Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Community Church of the Rockies in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517. Go to www.allnutt.com to read an online obituary, sign the family guestbook and send condolences.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
8 Feb 2007

Melva Geraldine Schleining, 81, died on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, from cancer, at her residence located in Billings.
Melva was born in Walla Walla, Wash., on Nov. 5, 1925, to Hazel and Varley Stall. Varley and Hazel brought their family to Montana in the fall of 1938, where they lived and grew up near Pompey's Pillar. Melva's father died on Jan. 15, 1935. Melva was married to James Schleining, Sr., in January of 1947, and they resided in Harlowton, Lockwood and Billings. Melva devoted herself to raising four children. She spent many years working with her husband "Jim" in the family electric motor shop business (Jim's Electric) as a bookkeeper until 1994. Melva was active in the Nazarene Church as a Sunday School teacher and layperson. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting and playing the piano.
Melva also spent many years providing in-home care for her beloved husband "Jim" until he passed in August of 2005. She is also preceded in death by her mother, Hazel; father Varley; son Robert Schleining; and brothers Hubert and Orason Stall. Survivors include Jim Schleining Jr. and wife Anne of Jacksonville, N.C.; daughter Brenda Comfort and her husband Dave of Billings; and daughter Pam Wallenberg and husband Randy of Edmond, Okla. Melva has a sister and brother, Eleanor Griffith and her husband Tom of Billings and Gene Stall and his wife Betty of Oklahoma City. She has six grandchildren, Tucker Schleining and wife Natalie of Tucson, Ariz., Trevor Schleining of Phoenix, Tara Comfort Culp and husband Greg of Billings, Tim Comfort of Billings, Cari and Heather Wallenberg of Edmond. She also has two great-granddaughters, Hailey and Hannah Schleining of Tucson. Melva had many aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and nephews, all of whom she dearly loved.
Melva's family acknowledges and greatly appreciates the loving support from many members of the Billings Hospice and request that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to Big Sky Hospice at PO Box 35033, Billings, MT 59107.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Smith's West Chapel, 304 34th St. West. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 805 Alderson Ave., Billings. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, where she will rest in peace alongside her husband.
Published in the Billings Gazette on 2/8/2007.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
8 Feb 2007

Donald L. Blehm, 70, of Billings, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at St. Vincent Healthcare, after a short battle against cancer.
Don was born Aug. 1, 1936, in Billings, the son of Jacob and Amelia (Butz) Blehm.
He entered the Army in 1954, after graduating from Senior High. Don was honorably discharged in 1957. Later that year he married the love of his life, Marjorie Brent.
Don's gift was sales, where he worked at a number of places. In 1974, he started City Auto Supply, which he later sold. He and Marjorie moved to Bozeman and established Big Sky Auto Supply, moving back to Billings and opening Mountain Motor Supply, which had three locations. In 1996, Don sold Mountain Motor Supply after having a stroke. Don semi-retired, staying busy helping his daughter and son-in-law start up their business: Mountain PBE Supply.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ray Blehm Sr., Irvin Blehm, Jack Blehm; and his five sisters, Julia Long, Amelia Bryant, Harriette Strecker, Margaret Reinbeck and Edna Canaan.
Don is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie; three children, Kelly (Terry) Steele, Donald (Dawn) Blehm Jr. and Douglas Blehm; and a brother, James Blehm. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Mary (Mark) Gaughan, Wayne, Shayla, Samantha, Molly, Alexander and Lucas Blehm; and his three great-grandchildren, Connor, Olivia and Ellie Gaughan.
Don was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His generosity was greatly appreciated. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Again, Don worked very hard in his lifetime, so, as he always said, "Get back to work and answer the phones."
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 550 N. 31st, Suite 103, Billings, MT 59101.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY

Dema I. (Miller) Reinholtz
Thursday, February 08, 2007
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- No services are planned at this time for Dema I. (Miller) Reinholtz, 92. At her request, cremation has taken place at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff. Inurnment will be in the family plot in Fort Collins, Colo., at a later date.
She died Feb. 4, 2007, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
Born Feb. 11, 1914, in Cripple Creek, Colo., to Fred and Emma Miller, she graduated from Cripple Creek High School in 1932.
In 1935 she married Floyd Reinholtz. They lived in Fort Collins, then made their home in Rawlins, where they raised their son and daughter. They owned and operated Rawlins Floral and Gifts for 18 years. She moved to Crossroads Assisted Living in Alliance, Neb., in 2003.
Her interests included visiting her many friends, crossword puzzles, Bible study and line dancing.
Survivors include her son, Larry and his wife of Cheyenne; daughter, Judy Reinholtz of Casper; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979; as well as her parents and two brothers.
Gifts in her memory may be made to San Juan County Special Olympics, 8320 Hood Mesa Trail, Farmington, N.M., 87402; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
8 Feb 2007

Anna Schenaman, 102, of Gering, formerly of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at the Heritage Estates in Gering. Her Funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at the Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Dale H. Brown officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Memorials in Anna's name may be made to the Church. Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, Thursday from Noon to 6 p.m. Her obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left and they will be forwarded to her family. Anna was born May 10, 1904, in Rosenburg, Russia, the daughter of Alexander and Mary Katherine (Ruppel) Schwartzkopf. At the age of 8 months, she moved with her parents to Longmont, Colo. At the age of 5, they moved to Scottsbluff. She was united in marriage to Fred Schenaman, Feb. 4, 1923, in Scottsbluff. They lived in Milwaukee, Wis. for seven years before moving back to Scottsbluff. She was a charter member of the Salem Congregational Church. Anna enjoyed her Church, family activities such as dinners, holiday gatherings and cooking German dishes and her friends. Survivors include her daughters, Irene (Harry) Loos of Pleasanton, Calif., and Sylvia Debus of Mitchell; grandchildren, Larry (Judith) Loos, Jim (Marlene) Loos, Steve (Nancy) Schmidt, Debra (David) Fuss, Bill Debus and his fiancé Jodi Lange, Nanette (Kevin) Kissler; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren and numerous friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband in 1974; daughter, Dorothy Crasco in 2006; son-in-law, Reuben Debus; a great-grandson; great-granddaughter, five sisters and three brothers. Published in The Star-Herald from 2/8/2007 - 2/10/2007.
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Anonymous said...

Journal Advocate
Sterling, Colorado
02-08-2007

Dec. 11, 1922 - Feb. 5, 2006
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 1:00 PM MST

Lydia Hee Hettinger, 84, of Sterling, died Feb. 5, 2007, in
Sterling. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb.
9, at Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Eugene R. Zeller
officiating. There was cremation. Inurnment will be at
Riverside Cemetery.
Mrs. Hettinger was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Lexington, Neb.,
to Philip John Kufeldt and Rosina Marie (Schmidt) Kufeldt.
She was raised in Lexington, graduating from Lexington High
School in 1942. She received her bachelor's degree from
Kearney State College in Nebraska.
She married H. Dean Hee on May 28, 1948. After his death,
she married Harold Hettinger on May 1, 1993.
In 1967, Mrs. Hettinger moved to Sterling with her family
and was a special education teacher at Franklin Elementary
in the RE-1 Valley School District.
She was a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma society for
women educators and served on many church committees. Her
interests included painting and bird watching. For many
years, she was a 4-H leader for special education students.
Mrs. Hettinger is survived by her daughter, Gretchen Sturgis
of Sterling; stepdaughter, Joselyn Hybiak and husband
Stephen of Sterling; stepson, John Hettinger and wife Jackie
of Sterling; sisters, Lea Hays of Central City, Neb., and
Millie Nicks of Denver; six grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands;
brothers, George, Alex, Solomon, Willie, Philip, Carl and
David Kufeldt; and sisters, Rose Minch, Pauline Wells and
Dorthy Kufeldt.
Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
7 Feb 2007

FROMBERG - Betty Knaub, 75, of Fromberg, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at St. Vincent Healthcare, surrounded by her family.
Betty was born April 24, 1931, in Grand Forks, N.D., to Carl and Alma Skager. She was one of 11 children. Betty came to Montana at the age of 17. She married Jake Zeiler on Feb. 23, 1950, and to this union they had five children. Betty later married Jim Knaub on March 16, 1979.
Betty worked as a waitress at Yellowstone Country Club, Highlands Golf Course, The Vegas Club, The Spur, and retired from Gusicks.
Betty is survived by her children, Jeri Norton, Gord (Kay) Zeiler, Jace "Goofy" (Roxie) Zeiler. She is also survived by the loves of her life, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, one brother, five sisters and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; two sons, Larry and David; three brothers and one sister.
Celebration of Betty's life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the East Gate Wesleyan Church, 635 Mattson Lane in Billings Heights. Cremation has taken place.
"Mumsie," we love you and you will be missed. You are at peace now.
Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
7 Feb 2007

Melba I. Keller, 79, of Gering, died Monday, Feb. 5, at the Heritage Estates in Gering. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Jones Mortuary in Mitchell with Dr. Charles Richardson officiating. Interment will be at the Mitchell Valley Cemetery. Friends who wish may call at the Mortuary Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Memorials have been established to Prairie Haven Hospice and the Festival of Hope. Melba was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Mitchell to John Milton "Milt" and Laura Leora (Jones) Baughman where she grew up and received her education. She married Harold Keller Aug. 12, 1951, in Mitchell. She was a member of the Federated Church in Mitchell, and loved to quilt, crochet, and cook. Survivors include her daughters, Kodie (Rick) Markheim of Gering, and Detta (Kevin) Hickox of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Brian (Jodi) Markheim of Scottsbluff, Justin (Katie) Markheim of Kimball, and Aaron Hickox of Fort Collins, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Paxton and Peyton Markheim of Scottsbluff; and brother, Bennie (Lois) Baughman of Mitchell. Her parents, her husband, and her brother Dale Baughman preceded her in death.

Anonymous said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
02-06-2007

Jan. 31, 1915 - Feb. 4, 2007
Age: 92
Residence: Denver

Tribute: Mary Schmidt was born in Sugar City to Jacob and
Katherine Margaret (Kauffman) Ginther.
She moved with her family to the Peckam area in 1917 where
she attended Big Bend school. She lived most of her life in
the Gilcrest area until five years ago when her health
declined and she moved to Denver to live with her daughter,
Mariann. She spent the past two and a half years at the
Hallmark Nursing Center in Denver.
On Feb. 21, 1934, she married Harry Schmidt. He died in 1964.
Mrs. Schmidt retired in 1981 from the RE-1 School District.
She was a custodian and bus driver for nearly 30 years. In
some instances, she drove two generations of kids to school.
She also went to Hawaii with the school band.
Her greatest gift was her devotion to her family. She
enjoyed baking and making her family's favorite German
dishes, including noodles and butterballs. She loved Polka
dancing, playing cards and board games, jigsaw puzzles,
crocheting and embroidering. Her love for Polka took her to
Germany with the Al Holma Polka Band. She loved Colorado
sports teams, especially the Broncos. She attended Broncos
games with her family and had the opportunity to attend one
of their Super Bowls.
She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and the
Greeley Moose Lodge. When healthy, she spent a lot of time
cooking at both the church and the Moose. She also had been
a very active member of the senior citizens groups in
Gilcrest until moving to Denver.
Survivors: Daughters, Mariann and husband Vern Grams of
Denver and Patsy and husband Jack Sullivan of Loveland; five
grandchildren, Sandy and husband Mark Warner, Steven and
wife Carol Grams and Bill and wife Luann Grams, all of
Denver, Kris and husband Harlan Boone of Johnstown and Wendy
Erbes of Loveland; a stepgrandchild, Jim Sullivan; seven
great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a
stepbrother, Harold Schmidt and wife Mickey of Greeley; and
stepsisters, Rose and husband Bud Neilson of Denver and
Esther and husband Everett Feurstein of Greeley.
Preceded in death by: Her parents; her husband, Harry; two
brothers, Jake and Johnny Ginther; three sisters, an infant
sister, Maria Ginther, Mollie Ginther and Edith Wolfe; three
stepbrothers, Herman, Alex and Albert Schmidt; and a
stepsister, Leah Wiebert.
Celebration of life service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our
Savior's Lutheran Church.
Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Savior's Lutheran
Church.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.

Note: Instead of flowers, memorials may be made to Our
Savior's Lutheran Church in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St.,
Greeley, CO 80631. Friends may view the online obituary and
sign the guest book and condolences at www.allnutt.com

Anonymous said...

Heer and Jolliffe Mortuary
Fort Morgan, Colorado
02-03-2007
Henry Kammerzell
(December 30, 1920 - February 3, 2007)
U.S. Veteran HENRY KAMMERZELL, 86, longtime area resident,
died early Saturday morning, February 3, 2007 at the Sunset
Manor in Brush, CO.
He was born Dec. 30, 1920 in Milliken, CO to George & Anna
(Bernhardt) Kammerzell. Mr. Kammerzell moved to Wiggins, CO
from Milliken in 1943 and later moved to Fort Morgan in
1976. He married Mildred Ulrich on Dec. 14, 1947 in
Milliken. He served in the US Army.
Kammerzell farmed and fed cattle with his twin brother Jake
most of his life. He also operated a dairy farm. From 1977
until 1984, Kammerzell served as a Morgan County Commissioner.
He was a charter member of Wiggins Community Church where he
also served on the church board. He also held many other
positions within the church throughout the years. He was a
member of the Gideons, and former member of the Rotary Club.
Kammerzell was a founding director of First State Bank in
Wiggins and the Fort Morgan State Bank. He was also a member
of the Wiggins Telephone Association, board member of the
Wiggins Fire Department, served on the Wiggins School Board,
and was past president of the Wiggins Potato Growers
Association. He enjoyed keeping up on current politics.
Mr. Kammerzell is survived by his wife Mildred Kammerzell of
Fort Morgan; two sons, Arnold Kammerzell & his wife Susan of
Wiggins and Charles Kammerzell of Fort Morgan; two sisters,
Freida Rosin and Marie Stroh, both of Greeley; and one
brother, John Kammerzell of Greeley. He is also survived by
five grandchildren, Lisa Schilz, Amy Hiltz and her husband
Pat, Erin Kammerzell, Jeffrey Kammerzell, and Pete
Kammerzell; and four great grandchildren, Cody Harding, Mark
Harding, Joshua Harding, and Gavin Hiltz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Anna
Weiderspan; and three brothers, Carl Kammerzell, George
Kammerzell Jr., and Jake Kammerzell.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 7th from 4-6 PM at the
Heer Mortuary, 222 Cameron Street, Brush, CO. Funeral
services will be Thursday, Feb. 8th at 10:30 AM at Wiggins
Community Church, 423 Dickson Street, Wiggins. Interment
will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Fort Morgan.
Friends may make memorial gifts in Kammerzell's name to the
Wiggins Community Church.
The Heer & Jolliffe Mortuaries in Fort Morgan & Brush is in
charge of arrangements.

Anonymous said...

Obituaries
Heer and Jolliffe Mortuary
Fort Morgan, Colorado
02-03-2007

Alma Ruth Schneider
(November 16, 1920 -February 1, 2007)
Alma Ruth Schneider
Alma Ruth Schneider 86 Lifelong area resident, died
Thursday, February 1, 2007 at the North Colorado Medical
Center in Greeley. She was born November 16, 1920 in Ft.
Morgan to Jacob and Mary (Hoffman) Stroh. Alma married Harry
Schneider on June 21, 1941 in Sidney, Nebraska. He died
January 19, 1990. Alma enjoyed reading and bowling and was
devoted to her grandchildren. Survivors include two sons,
Mark and wife Barbara Schneider of Tucson, Arizona and
Michael Schneider and Gayle Berry of Denver, one sister,
Lydia Young of South Bend, Washington, five grandchildren
and two great grandchildren. The grandchildren are Alexis
Eversole and her daughter, Olive Rose Eversole of Portland,
Oregon, Andrew Schneider of Denver, Amber Schneider and her
daughter, Audrey Elizabeth Schneider of Tucson, Arizona,
Jason Schneider of Tucson, Arizona and Melanie McLeod of
Toway, California. Alma was preceded in death by her
parents, husband Harry, five brothers, Daniel, George,
Henry, Elmer and Jacob Stroh, six sisters, Mary Weiderspan,
Anna Buttenob, Clara Nolan, Liz Crosthwait, Agnes Holleman
and Kathryn Pettit. Graveside Memorial Services will be
Friday, February 9, 2007 at 11:00 am at the Serenity Falls
Columbarium in Ft. Morgan. Friends who wish may make
contributions to Caring Ministries in Ft. Morgan. The Heer &
Jolliffe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette Billings, MT
3 Feb 2007

Ione Marie Dernbach, age 84, of Billings, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at Eagle Cliff Manor. She was born April 20, 1922, in Wheaton, Ill., the oldest daughter of Anthony and Martha Schramer.
Ione was a graduate of Northern Illinois State University in Dekalb, Ill. Upon graduation, she started her elementary teaching career in Saginaw, Mich., and continued it in Billings. On July 6, 1946, she married Joseph Adam Dernbach, her loving spouse of 56 years. Everyone who met Ione always walked away with a smile and with the knowledge that they had been blessed by a caring soul.
She was deeply involved in many volunteer and community organizations, including the American Association of University Women, Girl Scouts of America, Catholic Daughters and Montana Association for Family and Community Education.
Some of Ione's hobbies included water aerobics, movies, collecting rocks, bird watching, gardening and enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends.
Ione was preceded in death by her husband Joe in 2003. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Jean Paschali of Aurora, Ill., and Marinae Dietrich of Billings. Also surviving are her five daughters, Judy (Dick) Nell of Henderson, Nev., Patty (Gene) St. John of Glentana, Barb (Tom) Adkins of Starkville, Miss., Louise (Dave) Breeden of Forsyth and Theresa Dernbach of Casper, Wyo.; five grandchildren, Scott St. John, Jill (Scott) Thompson, Cody Adkins, Derek and Heidi Breeden; one great-grandchild, Lane Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.
Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, at Little Flower Catholic Church, with Rite of Committal following at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary.
Memorials may be made in Ione's name to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.michelottisawyers.com.
Published in the Billings Gazette on 2/3/2007.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY

Lena Schmierer
Saturday, February 03, 2007
SHERIDAN -- Funeral services for Lena Schmierer, 81, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Boyles officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Viewing is Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home.
She died Jan. 31, 2007, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
She was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Napoleon, N.D., to John and Mathilda (Pfeifle) Lachenmaier.
The family moved to Montana when she was a young girl and she grew up near Hardin, Mont.
She married Edwin Schmierer on April 9, 1947, in Hardin, Mont.
They moved to Sheridan where she worked at Tudor Cleaners until going to work at Memorial Hospital. She retired from the hospital in 1991.
In 1974, she completed her GED and was very proud to have accomplished that.
She was a member of First Assembly of God Church and enjoyed puzzles, band concerts and being with friends and family.
Survivors include her son, Rick Schmierer of Sheridan; brother, Aaron Lachenmaier of Miles City, Mont.; sisters, Irene Deines of Billings, Mont., Martha Caton of Yakima, Wash., and Betty Fraser of Salem, Ore., and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003 and two brothers, Ray and Ervin.
Memorials may benefit First Assembly of God Church, 1045 Lewis St., Sheridan.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY

Opal O. Schaper
Saturday, February 03, 2007

RIVERTON -- Funeral services for Opal O. Schaper, 96, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2007, at Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
She died Jan. 31, 2007, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
She was born May 14, 1910, in Georgetown, Neb., the daughter of Andrew and Effie Ibach.
On April 19, 1935, she married Arthur Schaper in Kearney, Neb. They homesteaded in the Buckhorn Flats area west of Riverton and moved into Riverton after retirement.
She was a member of the Nazarene Church and taught Sunday School for several years. She was also a member of the Buckhorn Flats Extension Club.
She enjoyed playing cards, going to the Senior Center, sewing, fishing, gardening and cooking.
Survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Wanda Lou Steinle of Thermopolis, Phyllis Glass of Casper, Linda Taylor of Powell and Regina "Jeannie" Brown of Thermopolis; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978, parents, brothers, Bryan, Elmer, Norris, Lee, Glen, Dale "Bill" and Robert "Bob" Ibach and sisters, Elsie Duggins, Hazel Milligan and Ethel Hall.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
2 Feb 2007

Ronald 'Ron' Geisick
Friday, February 02, 2007
TORRINGTON -- Funeral services for Ronald "Ron" Geisick, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Lee officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.
He died at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff, Neb., on Jan. 31, 2007.
He was born Oct. 12, 1919 in Pierce, Colo., the son of Jacob and Barbara Marie (Sitzman) Geisick. He started school in Lingle and later graduated from Torrington High School in 1940.While attending Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln he was called to active duty in the U.S. Army. He served in the South Pacific for 4-1/2 years and was discharged in November of 1945.
He married Frances Gates on April 14, 1946 in Torrington.
In 1948, he rejoined the National Guard and started working at Camp Guernsey where he was superintendent of buildings and grounds for 34 years.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir for 50 years. He also sang solos in church and at weddings and funerals. He served as church elder and on various committees.

He was a past Post and District Commander of the American Legion, a member of the VFW, a member of the Last Squad Club, and was a Cub Scout representative for many years. He sang in Community Choir and served on the Hospital Foundation Board. He was the originator and chairman for the Veteran's Memorial at the Goshen County Court House.

He was a good family man, with his wife, daughters, and seven grandchildren being very special to him.

Survivors include his wife of Torrington; three daughters and their husbands, Linda Mai of Gering, Neb., Cony Brienza of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, and Nancy Roth of Henderson, Nev.; one brother, Bill Geisick of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Marie Deines of Ft. Collins, Colo.; four grandsons and three granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jake and Herman; and three sisters, Pauline, Bertha, and Rachael.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church's Perpetual Trust Fund would be appreciated.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home.

Anonymous said...

reeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
02-02-2007

Bernice Grace Rhoadarmer

Bernice Grace Rhoadarmer, 84, of Greeley, died Monday at
North Colorado Medical Center-Hospice unit in Greeley.

Mrs. Rhoadarmer was born May 5, 1922, in Briggsdale to John
C. and Martha (Brunemeir) Wolfe. She was raised in the
Briggsdale/Keota area. She attended Keota schools and
graduated in 1940. She married Vern F. Rhoadarmer July 14,
1946, in Greeley. She worked at Brighton Sugar Factory after
graduation and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Rhoadarmer attended First Baptist Church of Fort
Lupton, then Prospect Community Church and then Immanuel
Evangelical Church of Fort Morgan. She was a member of
Gideon's. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and reading her
Bible. She also enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She was a
seamstress. She was a housewife and farming partner.

She is survived by her husband Vern of Greeley; two
daughters, Sharon Thomas of Greeley and Lynette Uhrich, both
of Greeley; sons, Allen Rhoadarmer of Mesa, Ariz., Gary
Rhoadarmer of Roggen and Ed Rhoadarmer of Fort Collins; a
brother, Art Wolfe of Riverton, Wyo.; 16 grandchildren and
18 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Rhoadarmer was preceded in death by her parents, a
sister, Violet Wolfe and a granddaughter, Michelle
Rhoadarmer.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Stoddard
Funeral Home in Greeley.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel
Evangelical Church of Fort Morgan. Interment will be held at
3 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial gifts may be made to Immanuel Evangelical Church of
Fort Morgan and/or Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern
Colorado in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th
Street, Greeley, 80634.

Anonymous said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
02-01-2007

Wallace Rothe

Feb. 20,1923-Jan. 30, 2007

Age: 83

Residence: Greeley

Tribute: Wallace Herman Rothe was born in Kuner to Walter
Frank and Elsie (Kress) Rothe.

On Sept. 20, 1941, he married Ruth Harding. They lived and
farmed in the Kuner area for 51 years and raised two sons,
Ronnie Rothe and Terry L. Rothe.

Mr. Rothe served on the Latham ditch board, volunteered at
the Weld County Fair and was a member of the Rocky Mountain
Elk Foundation. He had a partnership in the Brush Livestock
Sale Barn and the Weld County Sale Barn in Greeley.

Mr. Rothe and his wife moved to Greeley in 1993. After he
retired, he was an order buyer for Superior Livestock. He
enjoyed the annual elk hunting trip with his family and
friends. He also enjoyed long trips with his wife touring
the Rocky Mountains.

During his most recent years, Mr. Rothe enjoyed showing his
great-grandchildren his love of nature with mountain drives
and enjoying the wildlife.

Mr. Rothe died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Greeley.

Survivors: His wife, Ruth of Greeley; two sons and their
wives, Ronnie and Shiela Rothe of Montana and Terry L. and
Marilyn Rothe of Greeley; three sisters, Mildred Buxman,
Hazel Fritzler and Evelyn Winter; two brothers, Frank and
Roy Rothe; six grandchildren, Terry A. Rothe and wife Jody,
Jean A. Eikenberg and husband Brian, Michael W. Rothe, Terry
E. and Sandy Rothe, Rhonda King and husband Brett, and Sandy
Cochran and husband Eddie; 14 great-grandchildren, Tandi R.,
Nickolaus L., Rudy L. and Joseph L. Eikenberg, Hannah C.,
Nathan W. and Michael A.N. Rothe, Jeremiah, Carson and
Shitara Cochran and Spencer, Macy, Elizabeth and Madelyn
King; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and
grandnephews.

Preceded in death by: His parents, four brothers, Melvin,
Curtis, Walter and Warner, a sister Lillian Rothe and two
nephews, Harley and Ted Rothe.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Allnutt Funeral Service Macy
Chapel.

Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.

Visitation: 4-7 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Macy
Chapel.

Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative
Care of Northern Colorado in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St.,
Greeley, CO 80631. Go to www.allnutt.com to read an online
obituary, sign the family guestbook and send condolences.

Anonymous said...

Madalen Mader
Madalen Mader, 94, of Topeka passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at St. Francis Health Center. Mrs. Mader was a classical pianist under the name of Kay Cortez in Chicago, IL before moving to Topeka in 1950. After moving to Topeka she was a homemaker. She was born August 7, 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia one of eleven children of Adam Hergenreder and Barbara Allendorf Hergenreder. Mrs. Mader was a charter member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, the altar society at church and the Daughters of Isabella Little Flower Circle #503. She was married to Adam A. Mader on October 4, 1932 in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in death on February 11, 1984. A daughter Para Lee Buck died May 23, 2003. Madalen was also preceded in death by nine siblings including a sister Johanna Kane who died August 13, 1997. Mrs. Mader is survived by a son, Roger Mader of Topeka, a son-in-law, Charles Richard Buck of Topeka and a sister, Barbara Baumgartner of Chicago, IL. Also surviving are; four grandchildren, Michael R. Buck of Exeter, NE, Cindy M. Wilson and Dana Meinhardt both of Topeka, and Kim Mulvaney in California; eight great grandchildren, Jason R. Gillenwater, Joey Meinhardt, Ashley Meinhardt all of Topeka and five living in California; four great great grandchildren, Cassandra, Adam, Jayden, and Stella Gillenwater all of Topeka, and one niece, Vicki Mazurek of Chicago, IL Mrs. Mader will be missed dearly by all. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Mader will lie in repose Thursday from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home where the Daughters of Isabella will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. followed by the parish rosary at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2700 SE Virginia, Topeka, 66605. Madalen Mader Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 1/31/2007.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
30 Jan 2007

Martin 'Skeet' Schaneman Jr.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
TORRINGTON -- Memorial services for Martin "Skeet" Schaneman Jr., 85, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glenn Bugher officiating.
He died on Jan. 27, 2007 at the Torrington Community Hospital.
He was born on March 17, 1921 at the Rock Ranch west of Torrington, the son of Martin and Katherine (Reifschneider) Schaneman, Sr. He was raised south of Torrington with his family where he helped farm with his father. He graduated from Torrington High School in 1938.
He married Ruby Miller and together they moved to California where he worked as a civilian mechanic in the United States Army motor pool. They returned to Torrington where they continued to farm with his father.
In 1957, he moved his family to a farm west of town. In 1968 they moved to Yoder, where he continued to farm, raise cattle, and he was an active member of the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department.
His wife died in 1989 and in 1994, he was reacquainted with his old high school sweetheart, Dorothy Farnham (Johnston) and the couple married shortly thereafter. He retired from farming and they moved in to Torrington where they have resided since.
He was a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard and a member of both the Moose and Elk Clubs.
He was a friendly man who enjoyed conversation with his friends. He also enjoyed fishing, reading, and looking after his cattle. In his later years, he loved to tend to his garden and go for Sunday drives with his beloved wife, Dorothy.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Mike; a daughter, Sandy; six sisters, Lily Baker; Clara Miller; Elsie Hopp; Marie Riggs; Martha Schwindt and Lorraine Riggs; three brothers, Alex Schaneman; Robert Schaneman; and Dickie Schaneman; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Morgheim; a grandson, Andy; stepdaughter Sandy Silviera; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, a sister, Betty Morgheim, and a granddaughter.
Cremation has taken place.

Those who wish may direct memorials in his memory to the Yoder Fire and Rescue.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home{M3.

Anonymous said...

Since this comes out of the Bismarck Tribune, Mrs. Lynde is probably from South Russia.

Barbara Lynde

Barbara Helen Lynde, 96, Mandan, died Jan. 27, 2007, at Medcenter One Care Center, Mandan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Patrick Schumacher officiating. Burial will be in Pingree Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m. today at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, where a parish vigil/rosary will be held at 7 p.m.
Barbara was born Feb. 11, 1910, in Russia, the daughter of Peter A. and Rose (Berger) Assel. At one year of age, Barbara and her sister, Justine, along with their parents, came to the United States. She grew up and attended school in Mandan. For many years, Barbara was employed at a laundering service in Mandan. In November 1945, she was joined in marriage to Ed Lynde. Following their marriage, they made their home in Jamestown, where Barbara was a homemaker. In 1994, Barbara returned to Mandan.
Barbara had many interests throughout her long life. These included traveling, square dancing and gardening with her husband, Ed, especially raising potatoes and raspberries. She also enjoyed shopping. She and Ed spent their winters in Arizona for many years. Barbara always looked forward to socializing with friends and family at get-togethers.
Barbara will be missed by her step-daughter, Veryl (Dean) Durfey, California; one step-son, Bill Lynde, Bismarck; one brother, Ray (Delores) Assel, Mandan; one sister-in-law, Helen Assel; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ed; her infant daughter; one step-son, Bud; two sisters; and three brothers.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Medcenter One Care Center, Mandan, in memory of Barbara Lynde.
Go to www.weigelfuneral.com to share memories of Barbara, sign the online guest book and view flower photos.
Published in The Bismarck Tribune on 1/29/2007.

Anonymous said...

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Cheyenne, WY
29 Jan 2007

Jennings I. Grauberger
1935-2007

Jennings I. Grauberger, 71, of Cheyenne, died Jan. 26 at his home.
He was born June 29, 1935, in LeRoy, Colo.
Mr. Grauberger has lived in Cheyenne since 1995 with prior residence in LeRoy.
He worked as a rancher/farmer from 1959 to 1995 and was self-employed for the past 10 years in the storage rental business.
He served in the National Guard for 13 years attaining the rank of first lieutenant. Mr. Grauberger was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served as a trustee. He served on the Soil Conservation Board for 18 years; on the Co-Op Board and was on the Advisory Committee to Colorado governors, Dick Lamm and Roy Romer.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Grauberger, whom he married in Sterling, Colo., on June 28, 1959; one daughter, Jo Dee Tschirhart of Bella Vista, Ark.; two brothers, Willard "Willie" Grauberger of Johnston, Colo., and Joel Grauberger of Cortez, Colo.; five sisters, Ila Mae Scott of Cheyenne, Crystal Dagley of Connell, Wash., Jane Sheaffer of Cheyenne, Dorothy King of Berthoud, Colo., and Loni Stumpff of Sterling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Bessie Grauberger and one son, Jeff.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nadine Korhonen officiating.
Interment will be in LeRoy.
Friends who wish may contribute to the United Methodist Heifer Project.

Anonymous said...

Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Monday, January 22, 2007
pg. A7
Obituaries

Alice Opp
Dec. 26, 1910 - Jan. 17, 2007

La Grande, Ore., – Former Milton-Freewater, Ore. resident, Alice Opp, 96, died Jan. 17, 2007, at Grande Ronde Hospital.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater, 97862. The Rev. Doug Henrichs of First Community Church of God in Milton-Freewater will officiate. Private burial will be in Milton-Freewater Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.
Mrs. Opp was born Dec. 26, 1910, in Herdsfield, N.D., to Fred and Lizzie Free Aichele. From and early age, she cared for her seven siblings, cooked for harvest crews and tended to their milking cows and horses and attended school.
On June 12, 1930, she and John Opp married in Fessenden, N.D. Shortly thereafter, they and the entire Aichele Family moved to the Milton-Freewater area.
The Opps picked tomatoes, asparagus, cherries, prunes and apples for area farmers. She also worked at an old apple dryer. The Opps took their only child, Bernice, with them to the fields and orchards where she played or slept near where they worked.
On Occasion they picked hops and lived in camps provided by farmers in Washington. She later worked for Charlie Walden, who had a greenhouse near Milton-Freewater. She sorted and packed cherries, prunes, and apples at Stadelman Fruit and Blue Mountain Growers and sorted peas at Rogers Walla Walla cannery.
Later the Opps worked in the greenhouses for Mojonnier and Sons and Hamada Brothers. She carried her love of working with plants into her own yard. She enjoyed flowers, knitting and crocheting and did meticulous work. She enjoyed craft shows and meeting people who visited her booth.
In 1999 she moved to La Grande to be near her daughter and son-in-law, and then in 2004 to Evergreen Vista there. She was a member of Church of God and attended services in Milton-Freewater and Walla Walla. Mr. Opp died Oct. 19, 2004.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Bernice and Orville Miller of La Grande; sister Inez Seholm of Pasco, Wash., two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anonymous said...

Published in the Sacramento Bee Jan. 28, 2006
ENGEL, Christian
Of German descent, born in Russia on August 15, 1921, died peacefully at his home in Fair Oaks on January 22, 2007. Christian was a prominent builder in the Sacramento area who was respected, admired and loved by his peers, family, friends and customers. He was a long-time member of the Building Industry Association. He designed and built custom homes and developments in the Sacramento area including Engel Terrace, Walnut Grove Estates, and Crestview Estates. Christian Engel Homes was known for quality construction and participated in many BIA Home Tours through the years. For the last 40 years Christian resided in the home he built in Fair Oaks surrounded by his vineyard, fruit trees and heritage oaks. He enjoyed making wine from his own grapes, swimming, boating, water and snow skiing, playing chess, tinkering in his woodshop, and spending time with his family. He was a generous man with a tremendous sense of humor whose life was filled with adventure. He is survived by hi
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s son Hans Engel and daughter-in-law Cynthia, his daughter Gitta Vaughan, his daughter Annette Roberts and son-in-law Randy, his daughters Dr. Delphine Engel and Stephanie Engel; his grandchildren Jay, Jonathan, Marissa, Brandan, and Heather; and his former wife and longtime friend, Liesel Engel. He will be forever missed by his family. Papa, we love you. Services will be private and will be held in the vineyard that he so dearly loved. Published in the Sacramento Bee from 1/27/2007 - 1/28/2007.
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Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
27 Jan 2007

HARDIN - Martha Wagner, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 25, 2007, at Heritage Acres in Hardin.
She was born July 21, 1914, to Louis and Anna (Schnell) Seder at Scotts Bluff, Neb. She married Harry Wagner on Nov. 16, 1932, in Scotts Bluff. Their only son, Jim, was born in 1933.
Harry and Martha lived in Milwaukee and moved to Sheridan, Wyo., in 1939. In 1947, they moved to Clearmont, Wyo., and then to Hardin in 1950, where they farmed and ranched south of town. They moved into town in 1969.
Martha was an active member of the Christ E & R Church, teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir in her earlier years. She loved gardening, cooking and sewing for her grandchildren.
Martha is survived by her son, James (Delores) Wagner of Billings; brother, Harry (Anne) Seder of Billings; half-brother, Conrad (Judy) Pauley of Silesia; half-sister, Rae Taylor of Aurora, Colo.; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in February 1975.
Funeral services for Martha will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Christ Evangelical & Reformed Church in Hardin. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel in Hardin.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
27 Jan 2007

CIRCLE - From the very beginning Kenneth Leo Schillinger loved life and lived it with enthusiasm and optimism. On Friday, March 13, 1922, he simply could not wait for the midwife to arrive. From that day forward, this third of four children born to Ed and Helen Schillinger at the Vida homestead, proved himself to be a good and loyal son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Succumbing to the effects of an earlier hemorrhagic stroke, on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, in Circle, Kenneth went home to be with the Lord. He left a firm imprint upon all who knew him.
Throughout life, when Kenneth decided to do something, he did it well, whether it be his farming practices, his music, having fun, his choice of a good woman, raising his children or telling a story. Some of the stories were so good, they actually were repeated more than one time!
Earning a living in rural Eastern Montana was a challenge to Kenneth, as it was to his neighbors. On May 22, 1947, he committed to his partner for life, Anna Lucille Maves, who was up to the challenge to work with Kenneth to build a good life. With their combined work ethic and commitment to family, they were able to realize their dreams and then some. As their family grew over the years, Kenneth and Anna worked hard and worked smart to provide for their family. Even though Kenneth always said, "If we had waited 'til we could afford to have kids, we'd have never had any of you," seven children joined the Vida household: Kathleen, Joyce, Elaine, Jerry, Annette, LaVern and Leanne.
Kenneth, along with partner and brother, Walter, worked long hours becoming good and productive farmers, adding in time at the Vida Post Office, the Vida Oil Service, selling fuel, chemicals, grain bins and augers, in order to continuously improve the family's circumstances.
Kenneth rarely was too busy to pass up an opportunity to share his love of music, whether it be Sunday church, weddings and funerals, barbershop quartets, or providing vocals as his mother spun out tunes on the piano. In fact, he began his "career on stage" at the age of 4 when he sang on Montana's first radio station, KGCX in Vida. It was no secret that Kenneth and Anna loved to dance, too, though the opportunities in the years of long work days and seven children were few and far between.
Fortunately, as agriculture became more mechanized, life got a bit easier. In the early years, a "vacation" meant cramming kids into a station wagon on the last day of harvest and racing off to Dutton or some such exotic place for a few days of "relaxation" before school started. Kenneth and Anna eventually enjoyed some real vacations, among them the Fiji Islands, Hawaii, Poland, the USSR, Austria and Germany. Kenneth's 16 years as a member of the McCone Electric Board of Directors was personally rewarding for him. He and Anna valued the memories and friendships garnered in those years. Likewise, their years involved with the Cursillo movement not only contributed greatly to their spiritual life but their bevy of friends.
Summarizing nearly 85 years of a person's life is not an easy thing to do, but Kenneth Schillinger lived life to the fullest. He was nonjudgmental and forward thinking. He supported his children through their good times and their tough times. He was willing to take risks in order to improve his own life and that of his family, friends and community. Kenneth was proud of his good-looking wife and even prouder when he could soundly drub her at their hundreds of games of rummy. Attending the athletic contests, musical performances, dance revues and other activities of his 15 grandchildren kept him busy and happy, as did reading to the grade schoolers at Bo-Beep School for many years.
Family, friends and neighbors knew they could count on Kenneth in their time of need. His own parents, Ed and Helen, received his unselfish attention in their last years, with never a word of complaint or regret on Kenneth's part.
In 2005, Kenneth proudly harvested "the best crop of his life," as he skillfully guided the 36-foot combine. He enjoyed using GPS and operating 100-foot sprayers and the power of the John Deere while remembering the horses. It was bittersweet as he proudly watched his grandsons take over running machinery, feeling "replaced."
Kenneth Schillinger did not let the grass grow under his feet, though it's no secret that he enjoyed some time in the easy chair, reading and keeping abreast of world events. His formal education did not extend past high school, but he made himself a well-educated man and he valued education. The advice he shared with his kids and grandkids was not always taken, but it will be with them forever.
Preceding him in death were Kenneth and Anna's firstborn child, Mary Ann; as well as his parents, Ed and Helen Schillinger; and his siblings, Walter Schillinger and Lucille Loendorf.
Kenneth leaves behind many family and friends who will remember always their many wonderful memories. Anna, his partner of nearly 60 years, remains at the family home in Circle. His younger sister, Evelyn (Harvey) Neufeld lives Lewiston, Idaho. Children, Kathleen and Jim McGowan; Joyce Schillinger; and Elaine and Perry Eidum reside in Helena. Jerry and Carol Schillinger are in Circle and Annette and Scott Pierce are in Missoula. LaVern and Anne Schillinger live in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Leanne Schillinger and fiancé Dave Stewart reside near Carter. Grandchildren who fondly called him "Papa" are Erin, Brian and Kelly McGowan, Charlie Amundson and Margaret Kecskes, Parker and Fletcher Eidum, Brett, Alex and Paul Schillinger, Kennedy and Cassidy Pierce, and Kate, Will and Maggie Schillinger. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and a lifetime of friends will miss him dearly.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 28, at 4:30 p.m., with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Circle. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vida. Interment will be held at the Vida Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Redwater River Ambulance Association or McCone County Health Center.
Condolences may be sent to the family at csmc@nemontel.net or www.stevensonandsons.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Circle has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
27 Jan 2007

Melvin "Mel" Leroy Sauer, 67, of Gering, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at his home. At his request, cremation was at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Crematory in Scottsbluff. His Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26 ,at the Faith United Church of Christ in Bayard with Pastor Alice Shriver officiating. In lieu of flowers, Memorials in Mel's name may be made to the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, P.O.B. 104, Scottsbluff, NE. 69361-0104 or to his family. Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff is in charge of the arrangements. His obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left and they will be forwarded to his family.
Mel was born July 11, 1939, in Bayard, Neb., the son of Fred and Mary (Engleman) Sauer. He attended the School for the Visually Impaired at Nebraska City from 1947 to 1956. He then attended the Bayard High School where he graduated with the Class of 1958. He attended the Scottsbluff Junior College and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He was united in marriage to Lupe Ybarra, Feb. 23, 1963, in Scottsbluff and to this union daughters Melanie and Monica and son Michael were born. Mel's fascination with radio began at an early age after receiving a radio from Grandma Sauer. From that point on, radio was his life. His radio career began in September 1960 at KIMB in Kimball, 1961 to 1985 at KOLT at Scottsbluff, 1985 at KOBH at Hot Springs, S.D., 1986 at KCSR at Chadron, 1986 to 1989 at KOAQ at Scottsbluff and from 1989 to 2006 at KPNY at Scottsbluff. Sports and weather were his areas of expertise. We'll remember him as the "night disc jockey" and his "teen beat," "march arou
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nd the kitchen table," "Sauer's Sweet Music," and the reference to his hometown as "Hometown USA." The one thing that changed his radio was receiving one of the first Braille Teletype printer to be used in the electronic news media. He was a member of the Kiwanis and Lions Club, serving as President. He received awards of recognition for his contribution to the community such as being awarded as a member of the Nebraska Broadcasting Hall of Fame. He often stated that he didn't need to be rewarded for doing a job he loved. Until his death, he remained an avid fan of the Denver Broncos, men and women's Cougar and Cornhusker teams and all the valley sports teams.
Mel is survived by his daughters, Melanie (Robert) Evans of Depew, N.Y., Monica Buchholz of Lancaster, N.Y.; son, Michael of Derby, N.Y.; grandson, Tyler Holcomb of Lancaster, N.Y.; brothers, Clarence (Jeri) of Yutan, Neb., Lemoyne (Patty) of Bayard, Robert (Linda) of Maple Heights, Ohio; sisters, Cheryl (Don) Parsons of Ft. Calhoun, Neb., Marilyn "Deanie" Axt and Nancy (Leroy) Eichthaler all of Bridgeport, numerous nieces and nephews and special friend Mary St. Onge of Scottsbluff. Mel was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Mel's final sign off would be-"It's been a Sauer Production."

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
27 Jan 2007

HEMINGFORD - Stanley James "Jim" Schekall, 73, passed on peacefully at his home in Hemingford Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, following a battle with cancer. A celebration of his life will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Bridget Catholic Church with Father James Heithoff officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. A wake service will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, at St. Bridget Church. Visitation will be Friday from Noon to 5 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Funeral Home in Hemingford and at the wake service.
Memorials may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice, Hemingford Volunteer Firefighters Association IV Module Fund or to the American Legion Post No. 9 Avenue of Flags. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. He was born April 1, 1933, in Mullen, Neb., to Verna May (Reigle) Schekall and Mark Schekall. He grew up in Hemingford and attended schools in Hemingford and Scranton, N.D.
Jim served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Coast Guard as an engine mechanic. He was stationed in San Francisco, Calif. He traveled to Japan and the Bering Strait on his tour of duty. He met and married Donna McKenna in California. Jim and Donna returned to Hemingford to raise their family. Jim spent his life farming and ranching. He designed and built his own hydraulic driven pivot irrigation system. He was an entrepreneur, innovator, inventor and mechanic. His wife, eight children and those who worked with him are grateful for the perseverance, work ethic and wisdom that he shared. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna Schekall; daughter and son-in-law, Caren and Tom Grandgenett of Merriam, Kan.; daughters, Susan Schekall of Chillicothe, Mo., and Mary E. Broad of North Platte, Neb.; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Shelley Schekall of Wichita, Kan.; Stanley and Regina Schekall of Santa Clara, Calif.; and Joseph and Lisa Schekall of Hemingford; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Chris Taylor of Albuquerque, N.M.; 18 grandchildren; and sister, Iola Trickler-Pfenning of Hemingford. His parents and his son, David Daniel Schekall, precede him in death.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
27 Jan 2007

HENRY - Pauline C. Orr, 67, died at the Mitchell Care Center Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 29, at the Henry United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Youngquist officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington, Wyo.
Memorials may be directed to either the family or Prairie Haven Hospice. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Colyer Funeral Home and prior to the service Monday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com. Pauline was born March 17, 1939, in Hawk Springs, Wyo. the daughter of George and Esther (Miller) Wilhelm. She grew up and received her education in various places in Wyoming and graduated Torrington High School in 1957. She worked at Hested's Department Store until she married Robert Orr in Torrington on November 13, 1960. They lived in Henry most of the rest of her life. She worked at Anderson Hardware, Anderson Grocery, at Western Sugar during campaigns, and they owned and operated Orr's Conoco in Henry. In 1989 she became the postmistress in Henry until her retirement in 2000. Pauline enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, camping, fishing, and especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the Henry United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Henry Betterment Club, and was director and teacher of the church Sunday School for many years. Pauline is survived by her husband, Robert of Henry; daughters, Kelly Svitak and her husband Mark of Colona, Ill., and Laurene Avila and her husband Jeff of Henry; brothers, George Wilhelm and his wife Jean of Torrington, Peter Wilhelm of Torrington, and Daniel Wilhelm of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sisters, Betty Zimmerman and her husband Dennis of Sterling, Colo. and Virginia Gibson and her husband Dan of Lyman, Neb.; grandchildren, Brent Svitak of the USMC, Tylor Svitak of Colona, Ill., and Kristen, Brandon, and Andrew Avila all of Henry. Her parents, one infant brother, and one son Robert James Orr Jr. preceded her in death.

Anonymous said...

Eric Stien

More than a half-century of beautiful music faded to silence early
Monday morning when legendary Salina conductor Eric Stein died at his
wife's side.
He was 87.

The German-Russian immigrant, who in World War II escaped communism and the Soviet Union with his family, found his way to Kansas, then to Salina.
"Remember him as a gentle man who loved music, and he loved people,
too," said Wendy Stein, his wife.
"He loved the United States, the people of Salina."
Eric Stein founded the Salina Symphony and was the sixth conductor of the Salina Municipal Band, hanging up his baton after 44 years in 2004.
He earned a music degree in 1953 from Marymount College, then taught
students for decades as an associate professor.
Wendy Stein, who was among hundreds of his students, said Eric died at
4:20 Monday morning at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, 730 Holly.
She said he had been in declining health since December.
"It was a good, long life. At the end, his body just kind of shut down," she said. "He passed away peacefully. I was lying by his side, holding his hand. All of a sudden, he was just asleep."
She lauded the hospice center staff as "exemplary. They were calm,
caring and nurturing. Even though yesterday he was pretty gone, he could hear us.
"They would stroke his head, talk to him and tell him it was OK. It was just something to behold."
Salina Symphony Conductor Ken Hakoda was called to the hospice center.
"He was very comforting. It's kind of neat that his connection to the
symphony was there," Wendy Stein said. "Ken was very devoted to Eric. He embraced him and included him, gave him season tickets to the symphony."
A huge loss for Salina
Word of Stein's death trickled throughout Salina Monday. Some were
shocked. Jim Brown, general manager of the municipal band, was relieved
that the suffering had stopped for Salina's musical mentor.
"He was one of the finest musicians, one of the greatest persons you'd ever want to meet and know in your lifetime," Brown said.
The loss is huge, said Wendy Moshier, a violinist for nearly 30 years in the local symphony and director of community development at the Salina Art Center.
She thinks about Eric Stein every Monday night while the symphony
rehearses.
"He brought his heart and passion for music to the community, provided an outlet for professional and amateur musicians to come together, to express themselves musically," Moshier said.
Stein provided Salina audiences many moments of musical experiences that weren't available any closer than Wichita or Kansas City, she said. As a teacher, Stein "was the ultimate musician, demanding the most out of every musician, both musically and technically."
He taught Deirdre Hoff, a cellist in the symphony, to be "very musical."
A history teacher at Salina Central High School, Hoff was Stein's
student from the seventh grade through high school.
"He had this gruff exterior but a real sweet middle. He really did care about us and wanted us to be the best we would be," Hoff said.
At Marymount, he was called "Papa Stein," said Judy Weber, a former
student, retired music teacher and a close friend of the Steins. They
met in 1965, when Weber became a Marymount student.
"I didn't come to college to be a music major, but I ended up being one because of (Eric Stein). He was an amazing man," she said.
Weber, who plays piano in the symphony and is an accompanist, said Stein was dedicated and showed encouragement, support and kindness.
"You name it, he had it," Weber said.
"Eric Stein WAS music in Salina for more than 40 years," said Richard
Koshgarian, former Salina Symphony executive director.Germans lured to Russia
How Stein settled in Kansas could be termed miraculous.
He was among the transplanted Germans lured to Russia to help the
country's farm economy. They immigrated on the promise that they
wouldn't be required to serve in the Russian military, Stein told
Salinan George Carroll for a 1985 article in Kansas Magazine.
Stein was the youngest in a musical family; his father was a professional organist, pianist and conductor. Stein's mother resisted
his foray into music, pushing him instead toward a career in engineering.
But Eric pushed back and prevailed.
"I was 8 or 9 years old and wanted a violin so badly. I had to really
fight for it. I cried for it," Stein told the Journal in a 1980 article.
He was persistent and maintained pursuits in music. By his early 20s, Stein was an assistant conductor of a Ukrainian orchestra, then principal conductor. Meanwhile, Carroll wrote, the Germans were marching into Russia, heading toward the battle of Stalingrad in the fall of
1942. That battle resulted in the Germans' long retreat out of Eastern Europe.
Stein and his family -- his first wife, Valentina, a ballerina and
ballet instructor, and their children -- left the Ukraine.
"They walked 450 miles out of the Soviet Union through Czechoslovakia
into Germany, carrying what they could," Wendy Stein said. "They only would walk at night (because of the war) and from one town to another. They stayed in abandoned farm houses."
After the war, to feed his family, Stein played in bands for USO shows, Brown said.
A job in America Determined to immigrate to the U.S., Stein learned of jobs in the U.S.
for certain professions. Among those that wanted help was a Catholic priest in Damar -- in western Rooks County -- who needed an organist and a janitor.
"I didn't know English, and I thought janitor had something to do with the work of an organist in Kansas," Stein told Carroll.
The family rode a ship to New York and a train to Damar on Dec. 20,
1949, without money or "worldly goods," according to a 1967 Journal
article. The vast Kansas farm fields reminded him of the Ukranian
landscape.
"In America, I felt at home right away -- except for the language,"
Stein told the Journal in 1980.
"The people were so nice to us. We ate more fried chicken than I ever
had seen before," Stein told Carroll.
Stein developed a choir with 40 to 50 people at Damar, which sported a
parish of 300. The choir caught the ear of the Salina Catholic Diocese,
and Stein was recruited to Hays, where the family moved.
In 1951 the family came to Salina, where Stein began work at Sacred
Heart High School as a music teacher and as an organist and choir director at Sacred Heart Cathedral. He went to work at Marymount in 1955 but kept the choir director's position.
Eric Stein organized the symphony that same year.
The Steins became naturalized citizens in 1956.
"When he got his citizenship in Wichita, he was so happy that he honked his horn all the way back to Salina," Wendy Stein said.
Eric and Valentina Stein, who later divorced, had eight children. A son, Alexander, was killed in a 1976 car crash. Brown said another boy, died during the war.
All of the children were musically inclined, Brown said, and several of them have excelled.
Eric and Wendy Stein, who teaches at St. John's Military School, were
married in 1979. They have two grown children, both of whom majored in music at Arizona State University.
Funeral plans are pending, she said, but a memorial service is planned either June 1 or 3. A bronze bust of Eric Stein will be dedicated at Eric Stein Stage June 2 in Oakdale Park. The municipal band will perform.
"This does put a little sadness into that, but at least we got the stage named after him before his passing," Brown said.

©Salina Journal

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, Mt
3 Apr 2007

BRIDGER - Frances Eugenia Roth Weisgerber was born on Jan. 6, 1920, and passed to join our Heavenly Father on March 29, 2007, at The Billings Clinic.
Mom was the third oldest of nine children born to Adam and Elizabeth (Ott) Roth. She was born in Dickinson, N.D., and raised in the Belfield, N.D. area. She attended school through the eighth grade after which time she began to stay at home to help on the family farm. She worked in the fields alongside her dad and older brother with the horses and equipment of that day.
At the age of 16, she and several of her family members began coming to the Sidney area in the fall to "work those rotten beets!" A person has to remember that, at that time, all beet topping and pulling was done by hand - usually crawling down the rows of beets to do the job.
Mom's helping with the horses on the farm established a long love for them. One summer, she worked on the "Buddy Ranch," which is now part of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, cooking and cleaning for guests, with the best part of the day being when she was able to ride the ranch horses in the evening.
In the fall of 1938, the family came to the Clarks Fork Valley to work beets. Our family can be grateful that they did because it was at a Halloween dance at the Round Butte School that she was introduced to Simon J. "Sam" Weisgerber by his brother, Matt, with whom she was supposed to share her box lunch. Needless to say, Sam ate lunch from Frances and the rest is history. Frances returned to North Dakota with her family after that beet harvest. The Roth family then moved from North Dakota to the Clarks Fork Valley of Montana in 1939.
Sam and Frances were married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fromberg on Jan. 23, l940. Mom lived her married life as a devoted wife and the mother of seven. She loved being a "housewife" and was never at a loss for something to do, even doing sewing for other people. Sam worked for farmers in the earlier years of their marriage and was a heavy equipment operator for the pipeline for over 25 years. Many times, because of Dad's job, he had to be away from home, so Mom was both mom and dad to the kids, especially the youngest two.
Mom was a wonderful cook - especially her baking. There were many families, even until recently, that would contact her before a holiday to bake some special bread or rolls, with the Baska "Easter" bread most requested. She, along with Emma Koch, were a couple of the first cooks at the Bridger Senior Citizen's Center. Mom cooked there for about 15 years as one of the regular cooks and also with the members of St. Therese's Circle for their once a month dinner. At the Center, she was able to share her talents for cooking and baking with many, many Bridger residents.
Mom enjoyed working outside "in the dirt" and with her flowers. Her garden and flowers were always her pride and joy - making sure that the lawn was always kept green and the flowerbeds weed-free. She enjoyed watching TV (especially the re-runs of the Lawrence Welk Show), crocheting, embroidering, reading and being at home.
She also had a great love for riding in a "bobsled" and, for her 70th birthday, was able to go for a sled ride with three generations of her family celebrating with her. She was so excited when, also at the age of 70, she was able to again go for a horse ride when on vacation at Lake Mary near Ronan.
In 2004, Mom's lifetime dream came true with a trip to Hawaii to celebrate the marriage of grandson, Dan, to Deb Weiser. If Hawaii was mentioned after that trip, Mom would simply glow with the memory of that experience.
Mom was a very active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 67 years, where she did the flowers and altar cloths until recently. She belonged to St. Therese's Circle and Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women. She was a past member of Nu-Art Club. General Federated Woman's Club of Bridger. VFW Women's Auxiliary. Home Demonstration Club. 4-H leader. FHA mother and many other groups throughout the years.
Mom was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; granddaughter, Wendi Weisgerber; her parents, Adam and Elizabeth Roth; a younger sister, Martha Roth; brothers-in-law, Fred Weisgerber, Matt Weisgerber and Jack Weisgerber; sister-in-law, Anne Timmons; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Betty and Gerald Koch of Red Lodge, Kathy and Joe Posorski of Kokomo, Ind., Jim and Lois Jean Weisgerber of Alaska/Hawaii, Don and Iris Weisgerber of Billings, Larry and Connie Weisgerber of Idaho, Shirley Weisgerber of Bridger and Tom and Mary Weisgerber of Billings.
Additional survivors include grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren: Tim and Peggy Koch, Alex and Calvin; Tim and Tammy Buller, Bryan and Kari, Tyanna Buller and Ben Buller; Toni and Erick Doolen, Garrett, Taylor and Nicole; Teresa and Tim Mullins, Joshua, Matthew, Luke, Theo and Marc; Tracey and Shelly Koch (a daughter soon to join the family); Chris and Lynnette Pozorski, Caleb, Alyssia and Kirsten; Laurie Pozorski; Patty Pozorski; Joanne Pozorski-Szalay, Elizabeth and Rosemary; Carolyn and Russel Kirchner, Katie, Abbie, Samantha and Charlie; Dan and Deb Weisgerber, Mackenzie; Kevin Weisgerber; Sam and Erin Weisgerber, Maddison; Tricia Weisgerber and Jonathan Weisgerber and Tessa Davila.
Other family surviving include sisters, Rosemary Klein of Billings, Marge Schaff of Lewistown, Kay of Colorado Springs, Colo., Eleanor McCowley of Eugene, Ore.; brothers, John and Clara Roth, Fairfield, Calif., Phil and June Roth, Billings, and George "Shorty" and Anne Roth, Calhan, Colo.; a very special niece (Mom always called Cheryl her fourth daughter), Ross and Cheryl Brown, James and Kim; Jenny and Chris Ewing, Boston and John Ross; brothers-in-law, Nick and Sarah Weisgerber, Utah, Joe Weisgerber, New Mexico; sisters-in-law, Gen Roth, Bridger, Vera Weisgerber, Oregon, Rosemary and Marvin Weatherman, Wyoming, Lauretta and Ed Allen, California, Georgia and Joel Hayes, California; and so many nieces, nephews and cousins, plus friends from coast to coast it would take up a full page of the newspaper.
A very special thank you is extended to all the medical personnel that have treated Mom in recent years, the crews from the Bridger Ambulance Service, the staff of the Billings Clinic Emergency Room, especially Mark, the TCU staff, especially Aimee and Lindsey, and all the doctors that helped her last hours to be comfortable and peaceful.
The vigil for Mom will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, and the funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bridger. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, at the Smith-Olcott Funeral Chapel in Red Lodge. A luncheon will be served in the Church basement immediately following the committal at the Bridger Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, PO Box 309, Bridger, MT 59014; Bridger Ambulance Service, PO Box 84, Bridger, MT 59014; the Wendi Weisgerber Endowment Fund at Rocky Mountain College, Billings; or the charity of your choice.

Anonymous said...

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1 April 2007
Lehning, Marie K.
Marie K. Lehning, 90 of Franklin Park, died on March
29. She is survived by sister Emily Bernhagen; and
numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was preceded in
death by her parents, one sister and three brothers.
In accordance with Marie's wishes, her remains were
donated for medical research. A memorial service will
be held at a later date. Bormann funeral Home, Melrose
park was entrusted with the arrangements.
708-344-0714. Sign Guetsbook at
chicagotribune.ocm/obituaries

NOTE=Member of Northern Illinois Chapter of AHSGR.
Descendant of Stahl am Karaman & Schultz.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
2 Apr 2007

LAUREL - Betty Jane (Mehling) Lenhardt, 77, of Laurel, went to be with her Savior and join her husband on March 31, 2007.
Betty was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Billings, the eighth child of 14 children born to Conrad Mehling and Eugennia (Ruppel) Mehling. Her family moved to Park City to farm. She graduated from Park City High School in 1947.
She was married to Donald C. Lenhardt on March 19, 1949. Together they had two daughters, Connie and Debra. Betty worked at the Pfaff Chiropractic Clinic for 35 years. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Laurel.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Don in 1985; her parents; four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Connie (Butch) Klein of Laurel and Debra (Lynn) Klein of Billings; four sisters and two brothers. She is also survived by four grandchildren, JoDee (Dan) Hoke of Laurel, Chad (Angie) Klein of Colorado, Amanda Klein of Las Vegas and Dawn Klein of Helena; two great-grandchildren, Carson Hoke and Kylee Hoke.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be in the Laurel Cemetery. Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: Our Savior's Lutheran Church or charity of one's choice.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
1 Apr 2007

Herbert Hoffman departed this life to meet the Heavenly Father, March 31, 2007. Herb was born Sept. 9, 1921, near Mott, N.D. to Fredricka and Fred Hoffman. Herb worked on the family farm until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After military service, he moved to Hardin to work on a beet farm. In 1982, Herb began his retirement after 40 years of committed service to BN Railroad.
Herb is survived by his devoted wife, Lue, of 37 years; son Larry (Carol); step daughter Judy (Dale) Bair; sister-in-law Edna Hoffman; sisters, Helen Julian of California, Alice Lewis of Spokane, Fern (Floyd) Totton, Ester Groscop; brother-in-law Mike (Cindy) Wilmot; sister-in-law Edith (Don) Williams; grandchildren, Becky (Jeremy) Rindahl, Angie (Travis) Smith; and numerous special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, George, John and sisters, Edna and Betty.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Terrace Garden Smith Funeral Home. Family dinner to follow at the LDS Chapel on Monad.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
1 Apr 2007

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Louie H. Urbach, 89, died Friday, March 30, 2007, at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ora Dailey officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Ft. Laramie Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be held at the Colyer Funeral Home Monday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and the casket will be open briefly following the services.
Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to either the Ft. Laramie Volunteer Fire Department or to the Torrington Senior Friendship Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com
Louie was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Bayard the son of Louis and Amelia (Bott) Urbach. He grew up and attended school at Bayard. The family then moved to a farm south of Torrington, Wyo. Louie entered the United States Air Force and served during WWII. Following his discharge he moved to Scottsbluff. He married Bernice 'Lucy' Oliver Oct. 15, 1946, in Bridgeport. The couple lived in Scottsbluff for six years where Louie worked as a carpenter. They then moved to Denver, where they lived for 36 years. Louie retired from the Carpenters Union in Denver in 1979 and the couple moved to Ft. Laramie, Wyo. in 1988. In 1998 they moved to Torrington.
Louie was a member of the Elks, the Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Congregational Church. He enjoyed playing cards and golf; and liked to travel.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice 'Lucy' Urbach of Torrington and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, and brothers, Henry, Conrad, John, Arthur, and Herman.

Anonymous said...

SPADY, Rachel Lydia - June 15, 1921 - March 25, 2007 With sadness we
announce the passing of Rachel Spady of Stony Plain on March 25 at the
age of 85 years. She is lovingly remembered by her four sisters: Anna
Miller, Frieda Moroz, Eda Meckle and Esther Weale as well as numerous
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents: Elizabeth and
Frederick Spady and three brothers: Samuel, Carl and Paul. She will be
missed by many family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held on
Friday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m. from Parkland Funeral Chapel, 3502 - 44
Avenue, Stony Plain. Interment will follow in the Pioneer Cemetery,
Spruce Grove. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the
charity of the donor's choice. Parkland Funeral Services of Stony Plain
in care of arrangements. 963-2520.

Anonymous said...

SCHEIDEMAN, Raymond March 19, 1927 - March 29, 2007 Mr. Raymond
Scheideman of Stony Plain, AB, formerly of Mewassin, AB, passed away on
March 29, 2007 at the age of 80 years. Raymond is survived by his
sister-in-law Maureen Scheideman; his brother-in-law Bill Greenhough;
numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. He was
predeceased by his wife Helen Scheideman; his parents George and
Margaret Scheideman; sisters Eileen Jettkant and Lydia Greenhough as
well as his brother Gordon Scheideman. A Celebration of Raymond's life
will be held on Monday, April 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Parkland
Funeral Chapel, 3502 44 Avenue, Stony Plain, interment will follow at
St. Matthew's/Good Shepherd Lutheran Cemetery, Spruce Grove. Tributes in
Raymond's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the
Good Samaritan Nursing Home - Stony Plain. The family would like to
thank the staff of the University Hospital for providing recent care for
Raymond and the staff of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home for the
kindness you have shown Raymond and to Joyce Hohnstein - you are an
angel. You share your energy and love so freely, and Raymond and we his
family, have been touched by all that you have done. Parkland Funeral
Services in care of arrangements. 963-2520.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
5 Apr 2007

Linda Dietz, 94, of Scottsbluff, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at the Mitchell Care Center.
Her funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 5, at the First Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Brad Gustafson officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mitchell Care Center.
Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday at the church.
Her obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where condolences may be left to be forwarded to the family
Linda was born in Kolb, Russia Oct. 3, 1912, to John and Anna (Kampbell) Henkel. She came to the United States on a ship when she was six months of age. She received her education in Colorado while living in Loveland until 1927 and Brighton until 1932, when she moved to Scottsbluff. In 1936, she married George Wheeler in Scottsbluff. She worked at the Montgomery Ward Store here for over fifteen years. Her husband died in 1958, and Dec. 30, 1966, she married Fred Dietz in Loveland, Colo. The couple farmed in the Mitchell Valley area until their retirement in 1977 when they moved to Scottsbluff.
Linda served as a Foster Grandparent at Roosevelt School in Scottsbluff for over 13 years and was a proud member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her sons, Larry Wheeler of Gering and Roger and his wife Vicki Wheeler of Scottsbluff; step-daughters, Lenora and her husband Walter Lundgren of Bayard and Alice and her husband Bill Ockinga of Wheatland, Wyo.; stepson-in-law, Ed Ebel of Kimball, Neb.; sisters, Esther Martin of Scottsbluff and Kathryn and her husband Bill Groskopf of Gering; brother, Henry and his wife Wanda Henkel of Gering; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 12 great great-grandchildren.
Her parents; both husbands; an infant son; stepdaughter and her husband, Eileen and Leonard Sieb; stepdaughter, Delores Ebel and brother and sister-in-law Raymond and Helen Henkel preceded her in death.

Anonymous said...

The following obits are from the Mandan ND Daily Pioneer 1947-1949

Funeral services were held recently for Mrs. Gottlieb Pahl [Emilia Peltz] former resident of the New Leipzig area, who died at her home in McIntosh, S. Dak., after an illness of several months.
Mrs. Pahl was born in Russia in January 1889, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Peltz. She came to America in her youth and was married in 1907 to Gottlieb Pahl. The family lived near New Leipzig until 1926 when they moved to a farm near McIntosh.
Surviving Mrs. Pahl are her husband and daughter, Gertrude and one sister, Mrs. Christ Sandau of Missoula, Mont.
Rev. Breist officiated at the funeral services held in the Lutheran church north of New Leipzig. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were six nephews, Dan Baesler and sons, Clarence and Elmer, Rudolph Baesler, William Baesler and Gottlieb Baesler, Jr., all of New Leipzig. Mandan Daily Pioneer 19 Feb 47

Anonymous said...

John Ressler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ressler of Mandan died in a Bismarck hospital Friday at 3:30 p.m. Funeral services have been set for 10 a.m. October 13 in St. Joseph’s church of Mandan.
Mr. Ressler was born Sept. 11, 1920 at St. Anthony. He was married on Nov. 5, 1941 to Miss Annie Bender daughter of Nick Bender of Mandan. Four children were born to the couple including twins. The twins died in 1945 and a son died on January 19 at the age of one year and three months.
Surviving Mr. Ressler are his wife and daughter; four sisters, Mrs. Adam Monlowitz of Mott; Mrs. Lormer Sandland of Selfridge, Annie and Angeline Ressler of Mandan; and two brothers, Matt and Teddy of Mandan.
Pallbearers for the funeral will be Lormer Sandland of Selfridge, Adam Monolovitz of Mott, Nick Bender of Mandan, and Alex, Jack and Adam Bender of St. Anthony.
The body is at the Kennelly Funeral home and will be taken later to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ressler.
Mandan Daily Pioneer 11 Oct 1947

Anonymous said...

Violet Marie Berger, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berger of Mandan, passed away Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock in a Bismarck hospital where she had been a polio patient since Sept. 21, 1948.
Violet was born Nov. 23, 1945 in the Mandan hospital. Although arrangements had been made to have her accepted as a patient at the Sister Kenny Institute at Minneapolis her condition was such that it was deemed inadvisable to move her.
Besides her mother and father, she is survived by eight sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held from the St. Joseph Catholic church Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be made at the Mandan Union cemetery. The body will remain at Kennelly Funeral parlors until the time of the funeral and it has been requested that only members of the family and close relatives be admitted at the parlors. Mandan Daily Pioneer 8 Jan 1949

Anonymous said...

Ernest Duppong, 28, Glen Ullin, passed away in a Bismarck hospital Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 1:45 a.m.
Mr. Duppong was born in Glen Ullin on August 17, 1920 and lived in that town all of his life with the exception of the time he served with the U. S. Navy in World War II. He had been engaged in farming until he entered the hospital on Dec. 24, 1948.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart church of Glen Ullin, the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society.
Besides his mother, Mrs. Duppong, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: William, Steven, Louis, Leo and Joseph, all of Glen Ullin; Mrs. Lawrence Seeberger of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Harry Wehri of Glen Ullin.
The body was taken from the Hall Funeral home in Bismarck to the home in Glen Ullin this (Wednesday) afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 1 o’clock from the Sacred Heart church with Rev. Michael Messer officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Mandan Daily Pioneer 19 Jan 1949
Dennis T. Judt, 28, veteran of World War II, died in a Bismarck hospital early Tuesday morning following a long illness. Death was caused by a heart ailment, complicated by pneumonia. Mr. Judt received a medical discharge from the army in October, 1943, and had been in poor health since that time. He had been a patient several times at the Veterans hospital at Fargo.
He was born in Dickinson Oct. 29, 1919, and with his parents came to Mandan in April, 1927. He attended St. Joseph’s parochial school and the Mandan high school. Prior to his departure for service with the 188th Field Artillery in 1941, he had been employed as a car man on the Northern Pacific and had lived for about three years in Boise, Idaho.
February 5, 1946, he was married to Amelia Wetzstein, at Mandan. He is survived by his widow, a brother Frank, Mandan, two sisters, Mrs. Ed English, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Emil Binder, Bismarck, and his mother, Mrs. Barbara Judt.
Funeral services are to be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Catholic church. Pallbearers will be John Kary, Christ Mook, Hawley Leder, Lucas Leingang, Frank Heidt and John Friesz.
The body is at the Kennelly Funeral parlors where it will remain until Wednesday morning whe

Anonymous said...

Ernest Duppong, 28, Glen Ullin, passed away in a Bismarck hospital Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 1:45 a.m.
Mr. Duppong was born in Glen Ullin on August 17, 1920 and lived in that town all of his life with the exception of the time he served with the U. S. Navy in World War II. He had been engaged in farming until he entered the hospital on Dec. 24, 1948.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart church of Glen Ullin, the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society.
Besides his mother, Mrs. Duppong, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: William, Steven, Louis, Leo and Joseph, all of Glen Ullin; Mrs. Lawrence Seeberger of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Harry Wehri of Glen Ullin.
The body was taken from the Hall Funeral home in Bismarck to the home in Glen Ullin this (Wednesday) afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 1 o’clock from the Sacred Heart church with Rev. Michael Messer officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Mandan Daily Pioneer 19 Jan 1949
Dennis T. Judt, 28, veteran of World War II, died in a Bismarck hospital early Tuesday morning following a long illness. Death was caused by a heart ailment, complicated by pneumonia. Mr. Judt received a medical discharge from the army in October, 1943, and had been in poor health since that time. He had been a patient several times at the Veterans hospital at Fargo.
He was born in Dickinson Oct. 29, 1919, and with his parents came to Mandan in April, 1927. He attended St. Joseph’s parochial school and the Mandan high school. Prior to his departure for service with the 188th Field Artillery in 1941, he had been employed as a car man on the Northern Pacific and had lived for about three years in Boise, Idaho.
February 5, 1946, he was married to Amelia Wetzstein, at Mandan. He is survived by his widow, a brother Frank, Mandan, two sisters, Mrs. Ed English, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Emil Binder, Bismarck, and his mother, Mrs. Barbara Judt.
Funeral services are to be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Catholic church. Pallbearers will be John Kary, Christ Mook, Hawley Leder, Lucas Leingang, Frank Heidt and John Friesz.
The body is at the Kennelly Funeral parlors where it will remain until Wednesday morning whe

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Ernest Duppong, 28, Glen Ullin, passed away in a Bismarck hospital Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 1:45 a.m.
Mr. Duppong was born in Glen Ullin on August 17, 1920 and lived in that town all of his life with the exception of the time he served with the U. S. Navy in World War II. He had been engaged in farming until he entered the hospital on Dec. 24, 1948.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart church of Glen Ullin, the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society.
Besides his mother, Mrs. Duppong, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: William, Steven, Louis, Leo and Joseph, all of Glen Ullin; Mrs. Lawrence Seeberger of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Harry Wehri of Glen Ullin.
The body was taken from the Hall Funeral home in Bismarck to the home in Glen Ullin this (Wednesday) afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 1 o’clock from the Sacred Heart church with Rev. Michael Messer officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Mandan Daily Pioneer 19 Jan 1949

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Dennis T. Judt, 28, veteran of World War II, died in a Bismarck hospital early Tuesday morning following a long illness. Death was caused by a heart ailment, complicated by pneumonia. Mr. Judt received a medical discharge from the army in October, 1943, and had been in poor health since that time. He had been a patient several times at the Veterans hospital at Fargo.
He was born in Dickinson Oct. 29, 1919, and with his parents came to Mandan in April, 1927. He attended St. Joseph’s parochial school and the Mandan high school. Prior to his departure for service with the 188th Field Artillery in 1941, he had been employed as a car man on the Northern Pacific and had lived for about three years in Boise, Idaho.
February 5, 1946, he was married to Amelia Wetzstein, at Mandan. He is survived by his widow, a brother Frank, Mandan, two sisters, Mrs. Ed English, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Emil Binder, Bismarck, and his mother, Mrs. Barbara Judt.
Funeral services are to be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Catholic church. Pallbearers will be John Kary, Christ Mook, Hawley Leder, Lucas Leingang, Frank Heidt and John Friesz.
The body is at the Kennelly Funeral parlors where it will remain until Wednesday morning whe

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William R. Bender, 61, of Chaseley died Monday at the Trinity Hospital in Minot.
Born in Russia August 15, 1895, he came to this country and lived for about 50 years in Delger Township on a farm 8 miles Northwest of Chaseley. He was married to Sarah C. Kleinsasser at Bowdon on Nov. 14, 1923.
Besides his wife he leaves one son, Jerry of Chaseley and two daughters, Mrs. Otto Brandt and Mrs. Tony Muscha both of Harvey. Other survivors are three brothers, Jake, John and Edward all of Chaseley and five sisters, Mrs. Albert Lausch of Heaton, Mrs. Mike Brown and Mrs. Joe Patzer both of Hamilton, Mont., Mrs. Paul Widiger of Fessenden and Mrs. Otto Fischer of Hurdsfield.
Services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Mennonite Church 8 miles Northwest of Chaseley. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 23 Aug 1956

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Adolph J. Neumiller,

Ill for several months, part of the time during which he was hospitalized at the Mayo clinic, Adolph J. Neumiller, 63, died Sunday, August 20th at his home in Carrington. He had resided in that city about a year.
Funeral services were held last Thursday, August 24th, from the Lutheran church in Sykeston, Rev. Brockopp officiating, and burial was made in the Heaton cemetery. Acting pallbearers were Harold Bachman, Howard Fischer, Leslie and James Skow, Emil and Wilmar Neumiller. Honorary pallbearers were Cyril Smith, Frank Guenther, Wm. Kurtz, Ralph Reed, Henry Stratemeyer and Howard Turner.
Mr. Neumiller, son of Ludvig and Fredrika Bischoff Neumiller, was born February 17, 1887 in Russia. He came with his parents when he was seven to America, and the family settled in South Dakota. 53 years ago he came to the Heaton community and lived there until a year ago.
He was married to Louise Pfaff in Fessenden in 1907. Survivors are Mrs. Neumiller and three children, Fred of Bowdon; Carl of Heaton; and Mrs. Alice Zwemke of Salem, Oregon. There are three sisters, Mrs. Christ Neumiller of Java, S. D.; Mrs. Carl Fischer of Carrington; and Mrs. Lydia Skow of Heaton. Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 31 Aug 1950

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Mrs. H. M. Heintz

Funeral services are set for today (Thursday) for Mrs. H. M. Heintz, a long time resident of the Chaseley community from the Chaseley Evangelical United Brethern Church at 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Heintz died at a Jamestown hospital Sunday.
Survivors are her husband H. M. Heintz of Chaseley, children, Henry H. Heintz and Arthur Heintz of Chaseley, Mrs. John Storhaug, Moorhead, Minn.; Jack Heintz, Paulson, Mont., Mrs. R. T. Berg, Moxee City, Wash., G. E. Heintz, Amida, Idaho, Mrs. Adolph Almendinger, Yakima, Wash., Mrs. Harold Cranswick, Globe, Ariz. She also leaves 27 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and 4 brothers and sisters among whom is Steve Hieb of Harvey.
Mrs. Heintz was born January 2, 1874 at Odessa, Russia. She was married to H. M. Heintz of Chaseley at Marion, S. D. Feb. 28, 1897. In 1947 she and Mr. Heintz celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
Arrangements were in charge of the Neuenschwander Funeral home. Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 16 Oct 1952

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Henry Meth

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 6th, from the Church by the Highway, Germantown, for Henry Meth, 85, long a resident of Fessenden and community, who passed away April 29th at Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Meth was born December 17, 1861 in Neu-Danzig, South Russia, where he grew to young manhood. He came to America in 1893, first settling near Wishek; and in 1893 the family moved to the Germantown community. In 1914 they moved to Fessenden where he resided until moving to California in 1937. In 1945 he entered the Baptist Old Folks home in Portland, Oregon, where he passed away April 29 at the age of 85 years, 4 months, and two weeks.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, nee Rosine Woehl, in 1914; by his second wife, Mrs. Ida Fischer in 1937; and by his third wife, Mrs. Eva Kammarer in 1945.
Surviving children are Mrs. August Seidel of Cathay; Mrs. Gottlieb Scherbenske of Cleveland; Mrs. Oscar Thor of Wilton; John Meth of Heimdal; Mrs. Max Link of Miami, Florida; Gust Meth of Cathay; Mrs. Ernest Broschat of Cathay; Walter Meth of Alexandria, Minn., and Albert Meth of Fessenden. He also leaves 23 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. All of his children, with the exception of Mrs. Link, were present for the funeral.
Rev. W. G. Gerthe officiated at the services Tuesday, and interment was made in the Germantown cemetery. Pallbearers were six grandsons, Emery Broschat, Orville Meth, Clarence Seidel, Victor and Marvin Link and Dale Speck.
Relatives her for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wohl and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Haas of Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Schneider of Medina and Mrs. John Bauer of McClusky. Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 8 May 1947

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John Mohr was born at Wolinen, Russia, June 9, 1876, and died suddenly at his home in Fessenden, North Dakota, December 9, 1952 at the age of 76 years and 6 months. He was married September 26, 1899, to Ernestine Fiebick; and they first settled in Wells County at Manfred, N. D., in June, 1906. In 1915 they moved to the Fessenden community, where they have resided ever since. Mr. Mohr was engaged in farming until he retired in 1942, when he built his home in Fessenden.
He is survived by Mrs. Mohr and six children; Lena, Mrs. Karl Ehni, Fessenden; Fred, Fessenden; Elsie, Mrs. Preston Ring, Washington, D. C.; Reinhold, Minneapolis; Herbert, Minneapolis; Alvin, Fessenden; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 13, at the First Lutheran Church in Fessenden at 2:00 o’clock with Reverend A. B. Solberg conducting the services. Burial was made at Hillside Cemetery at Fessenden.
Active pallbearers were George Hagemeister, Bert Werzel, Albert Stock, Ben Rogelstad, Emil Fiebick, and Art Neilson. Honorary pallbearers were Lee Lyness, R. G. Pritchard, Eilert Nelson, Martin Melby, Frank Albus, Fred Jesson, O. C. O’Brien, and Art Giltner. Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND l8 Dec 1952

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Jacob Peter Ulrich of Bakersfield, Calif.

Funeral services were held on June 20th at 2 p.m. for Jacob Peter Ulrich of Bakersfield, Calif. at the Greenlawn Chapel at Bakersfield, with Rev. Waldemar Loesel officiating.
Mr. Ulrich was born Nov. 20, 1881 in Russia, and died June 15 at his home in Bakersfield, following a heart attack. When he was four years old, the family immigrated to the United States and settled in South Dakota. Several years later they moved to Cathay on a farm about 2 miles east of town. He remained in Cathay until several years ago, when he moved to California.
He operated a trucking business in Cathay, and held several positions of trust in the village. He was mayor at one time and fire chief, and held a life membership in the North Dakota firemen’s association. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and AOUW lodges while in Cathay.
He was married to Dora Levi on Dec. 6, 1906, who survives him. To this union were born the following children, all surviving: Mrs. George Grochow of Anamoose; Gordon Ulrich of Boise, Idaho; Mrs. K. F. Horne of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. C. N. Horne of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. R. K. Sweet of Medicine Lake, Mont.; Melvin Ulrich of Bakersfield; Arthur Ulrich of Napa, Calif; Peter Ulrich of Harvey; and Raymond Ulrich of Angus, Minn. Two sisters and two brothers also survive him, including Mrs. Emma Stephen of Minneapolis; Mrs. Henry Brokofsky of Bismarck; Albert Ulrich of Fairview, Mont.; and Henry Ulrich of Malta, Mont.; also 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
The pallbearers were nephews: LeRoy Levi, Bill Coleman, Carl Levi, Ewald Handel, Bill Handel and Otto Handel. Interment was made in the Greenlawn Memorial Park at Bakersfield. Wells County Free Press 3 Jul 1952

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Rev.Daniel Klein

Funeral services for the Rev. Daniel Klein, 66, pastor of the McClusky Baptist church were held in that city Monday.
The Rev. Klein will be remembered in this area as former pastor of the Germantown Baptist church east of Fessenden. Mrs. Albert Reddig of Cathay is a daughter.
The Rev. Emanuel Broeckel of Bismarck officiated. Burial was at Cathay. The Rev. Mr. Klein died Wednesday enroute to a Bismarck hospital, four hours after being stricken by a heart attack.
Born at Odessa, Russia, Oct. 21, 1889, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Klein. The family came to the U. S. in 1907, settling at Ellendale, N. D. and moving in 1909 to Washburn, N. D.
He married Paulina Keck July 20, 1913, and the same year he began studying for the ministry in Baptist Theological Seminary, Rochester, N. Y. Later, he homesteaded in Montana.
He served pastorates in Montana, South Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma and Iowa, before going to Beulah, N. D. Later he was pastor at Germantown, near Cathay, and was superintendent of a Baptist home for the aged in Phildaelphia, Pa., before coming to McClusky.
Besides his wife he leaves a son, the Rev. Ernest E. Klein of Lawrence, Kan.; four daughters, Mrs. Albert E. (Freida) Reddig, Cathay, Mrs. Albert (Ruth) Kranzler, Brookings, S. D., Mrs. Robert (Esther) Wheeler, Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Eric (Viola) Boese, of Bakersfield, Calif.
His step-mother, Mrs. Ludwig (Elizabeth) Klein, Bismarck; a sister, Mrs. Daniel Bower, Turtle Lake, N. D.; five half-sisters, Mrs. Edwin Wacker, Turtle Lake, Mrs. Alfred Neuharth, Missoula, Mont., Mrs. Rose Zottnick, Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Adolf Brokofsky, Gold Bar, Wash., Mrs. Jacob Keck, Monroe, Wash.; 15 grandchildren. A half brother is deceased.
Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 12 Jan 1956

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Michael Kahler, 76, died of a kidney ailment on Wednesday, January 30th, in a Billings, Montana hospital where he had been a patient for six weeks. He died on his 76th birthday.
He was born January 30th, 1870, in Russia, where he grew up and married Clara Klee. In 1900 they came to the United States, where Mrs. Kahler died a few years later.
Mr. Kahler had lived in Billings the past three years, making his home with a son, Fred Kahler. Before going to Billings he had lived at Sykeston for 43 years. He had been blind for approximately thirty-five years.
Besides his son with whom he lived, survivors are a son, John Kahler of Heaton; a daughter, Mrs. George Waliser of Freewater, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Vanderberk of Drake; a brother, John Kahler of Tuttle; and eighteen grandchildren.
Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 21 Feb 1946

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Ralph Koch, 66, Wells County farmer 43 years, died Friday in a Fargo hospital.
Funeral mass was held Tuesday at the St. Elizabeth Church in Sykeston, the Rev. A. J. Sommerfield officiating. Knott Funeral Home of Carrington was in charge.
Born in Russia, October 6, 1887, Mr. Koch was educated there and married Flora Kunz in Russia in 1908. They came to this vicinity in 1910 and had farmed here since.
Besides Mrs. Koch he leaves four sons, Ralph Jr. of San Francisco, Lee of Cathay, N. D., Jack and John of Wichita, Kan.; five daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) McMath, Mrs. Rudy (Rose) Anderson and Mrs. Oliver (Viola) Cifra, all of San Pedro, Calif. Mrs. William (Peggy) Von der Ahe, Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Michael (Helen) Momner, Fort Wayne, Ind., a brother, Jack of Tacoma, Wash. and 18 grandchildren. Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 31 Dec 1953

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Mrs. Magdalene Kline of the Hurdsfield community passed away at the Harvey hospital on Dec. 17. She had been confined there for eight days previous to her death.
She was born October 12, 1895, in Russia, and was 54 years of age at the time of her death.
She married Andrew Kline in 1913 and they immigrated to the United States the same year, first settling at Glen Ullin. In 1915 they came to Wells county and settled in the Hurdsfield community where they resided ever since.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 20th, from the Catholic church in Hurdsfield, Father Long officiating. Interment was made in the Hurdsfield Catholic cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; nine sons, Joe of Salem, Ore, Peter of Brainerd, Minn., Nick, Emanuel, George, Tony and Eddie of Hurdsfield, John of Kief and Adam of Selz; four daughters, Mrs. Harold Hirschkorn and Elizabeth of Harvey, Adeline and Irene of Hurdsfield. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Alex Risenknoser and Mrs. Adam Schmidt of Carrington. Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 22 Dec 1949

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John A. Neumiller, Sr., a resident of the Heaton area for the past 35 years died at the Harvey hospital October 6.
Funeral services were held from the Lutheran church in Sykeston Wednesday, Oct. 10 with the Rev. M. K. Hargens officiating. Burial was made in the Heaton cemetery.
John A. Neumiller was born in Russia June 22, 1890. He came to this country in 1909 and lived first at Selby, S. Dak. where he married Elizabeth Christman in July 1911. In June of 1913 they came to Wells County and settled south of Sykeston. They later moved south of Heaton. Mrs. Neumiller died in 1943.
He leaves 17 children, Mrs. Jake (Martha) Will, Carrington; Mrs. Paul (Lydia) Morlock, Sykeston; Mrs. Clinton (Susie) Krause, Bowdon; Rudolph, Heaton; Albert, Bowdon; Mrs. John (Bertha) Huss, Bowdon; Mrs. Gilbert (Elsie) Krause, Glyndon, Minn.; Alfred, Heaton; Freida, Heaton; John A. Jr., Heaton; Lawrence, Bowdon; Mrs. Clifford (Alvina) Hoff; Bowdon; Clarence, Minot; Mrs. Darell (Iola) Rush, Huron, S. Dak.; Mrs. Ernest (Emma) Hoff, Bowdon; Alice and Jacob both of Heaton; a brother Christ of Java, S. Dak., 40 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 11 Oct 1956

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Edwin Phillip Bender, 91, passed away at his home March 29, 2007. Ed, the youngest of nine children was born in Hebron, North Dakota, March 27, 1916. His parents, John and Katharina, emigrated from Odessa, Russia and settled in Lodi to raise their family.
Ed was a proud member of the National Guard and veteran of the Army Air Force, serving in WWII as a mechanic on P38s.
He married Henrietta K. Christman October 4, 1942 and raised two children, Jeanette and Robert.
Ed was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. He was a member of the American Legion and Elkhorn Country Club. A man of many interests, Ed eventually became involved in farming and tended his beloved land well into his nineties.
He is survived by his loving wife, Henrietta; daughter Jeanette, son, Robert; daughter-in-law, Nanette and his grandchildren Jonathan and Banks. He also leaves behind extended family members and dear friends.
A graveside memorial service and interment will be held at Lodi Cemetery, 10:00 AM. April 14, 2007 at 5750 E. Pine Street. This will immediately be followed by a reception at Lockeford Springs Golf Course, 16360 North Highway 88. Memorials may be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton.
Rocha's Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements. Published in the LodiNews from 4/5/2007 - 4/12/2007.

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Published in The Bismarck Tribune on 4/7/2007.

Sister Harlindis Fischer, 103, a founder of the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, entered eternal life April 4, 2007, at a Bismarck care center. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Chapel of Annunciation Monastery.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. Monday until the time of services at the monastery. Wake services will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the monastery.
Sister Harlindis, whose baptismal name was Magdalen, was born Feb. 17, 1904, in Odessa, Russia. She was the fifth of 13 children of Frank and Anna (Frank) Fischer. In 1905, the family, which then consisted of six children, immigrated to the United States and homesteaded on land 12 miles south of Dickinson. Seven more children were born in the United States. The Fischers farmed until 1941, when they moved to Dickinson.
Sister Harlindis entered St. Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., in 1923, and made monastic profession on July 11, 1925. For 82 years she lived faithfully and lovingly as a Benedictine sister. She served generously in food service most of her life.
Sister Harlindis' family was special to her. She loved her brothers and sisters, their children and all her relatives. She very much enjoyed being with them and was proud of them.
A wonderful baker, Sister Harlindis served 23 years at St. Alexius Medical Center, stirring up delicious homemade bread and other baked goods for the patients. She also cooked and baked at St. Joseph's Convent, Mandan, Bowman Hospital and St. Patrick's Convent, Dickinson. St. Patrick's was one of her favorite places. She felt most at home there and said her kitchen was fun and great.
After she "retired," she worked part-time at the monastery preparing vegetables and peeling hundreds of potatoes. She also knitted many colorful booties for babies.
Sister Harlindis was a kind, gentle and cheerful woman. She was quiet, but when she told stories about her childhood or early convent days, she was quite the onversationalist. Her beautiful smile brightened many people's days. She is survived by a brother, Frank (Sally), Encinita, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Frank Burgad, Hemet, Calif.; her nieces and nephews; and the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery.

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Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
25 Aug 2006

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Walter K. Lesser, 73, of Santa Ana, passed away on Aug. 20, 2006. He was born March 17, 1933, to John and Vera Lesser in Huntley, Mont.
He attended schools in Billings and joined the Marines at age 17. He retired after 21 years of service and then worked for the Civil Service for 25 years.
On Oct. 26, 1952, he married Nancy DeVitro at St. Joseph Parish at Santa Ana.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of 54 years; daughter Lois and sons Kenny, Randy, Scott and Richard; eight grandchildren and one great grandson. Also surviving are seven brothers and sisters, Dorothy Steinmetz, Linda Rosen and Brian Lesser of Billings, Mary Anne Wilcox of Harlowton, Mont., Edna Renz of Paul, Idaho, Gene Lesser and Florence Skates of Bozeman, Mont. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brother John, two brothers-in-law and three nephews.
Funeral services will be Aug. 26, at Holy Spirit Church, Mtn. Valley, with military rites. Brown Colonial Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
25 Aug 2006

PLENTYWOOD - Robert "Bob" Wankel passed away peacefully in his sleep with his wife, Wanda, by his side, Sunday evening, Aug. 20, 2006, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood, of acute renal failure.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25; Pastor Chansy Charles will officiate at the service at First Congregational Church in Plentywood; interment will be at the Huffman - Wankel family cemetery northeast of Raymond.
Robert L. Wankel was born June 29, 1925, in the homestead house on the farm to Art and Mabel (Huffman) Wankel, the youngest of six children. During grade school in the winter months, early in the morning, he rode his horse down the hill to the Wankel School to start the furnace. He went to college for a time, then came back to farm with his dad, Art, and brother, Merrill. He met Wanda Harris in Great Falls while she was in Cadet Nurse Corps training and they married Dec. 6, 1947, in Great Falls. They had many good times: ice skating, tobogganing, skiing and raising their kids in a large extended family: 12 kids at one point lived among the Huffman and Wankel families on the farm.
Bob played and coached the Big and Little Muddy league baseball teams for years; one time when he was pitching, a hard line drive was hit and struck some farmer matches in his pocket and lit them on fire ... a real hot pocket! He was a dedicated Twins fan and loved baseball beyond description! Also an avid reader, he read everything, but especially Anne Perry mystery novels. Listening to opera was also a favorite pastime for him. Crossword puzzles, occupied a lot of his time. His kids remember playing ping-pong with him and how he loved to slam the ball! He hit it so hard it usually broke or missed the table. He hunted deer and antelope with his sons Mark and Mike, and enjoyed goose hunting in Canada with friends.
Bob was a member of the First Congregational Church in Plentywood, and, in the past, in various other farm organizations.
Bob is survived by his wife, Wanda; children Mike Wankel and his wife Sandy, and Diane Chandler and her husband, Alan; also by sisters-in-law Bonne Perry of Sidney and Cleone Wankel of Plentywood. He is also survived by Mike's children, Meghan and Mallory, of Toronto, who grew up on the farm with Bob; Diane's children, Gwen Budd (Kenny), Daniel, Tyler and Dillan, of Moorhead, Minn.; Joey (Tracie) Mason and Hudson Chandler, of rural Plentywood; Billy Chandler (daughter Angelina) of Belgrade; Bobby Chandler, of Belgrade, and Bonne Chandler, of Plentywood. Also surviving are sisters Katie Zeidler of Plentywood and Muriel George of Hamilton, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Mabel Wankel; son, Mark, who died Oct. 23, 1999; father-in-law Glenn Harris; sisters Wynona Kenney (Joe), Joyce Fortner (Ed); brother, Merrill; two nephews, Jerry and Pat Kenney; and brothers-in-law Barr Zeidler and Walter George.
Bob and Wanda traveled much over the years, all around Montana, visiting family and friends. They especially enjoyed the Fort Peck Summer Theater. Bob was a funny, kind man who graciously welcomed people into his home. We'd grown "accustomed to his face" and will miss him.
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements.

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Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
25 Aug 2006

OTHELLO, Wash. - Jack Harvey Reichert, 74, passed away peacefully in his home Aug. 20, 2006. He was a man with many ailments, but strong endurance. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m., with a dinner following.
Arrangements are in trusted to Stevens Funeral Chapel, in Othello. Per his wishes he will be cremated and inurnment at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, of Othello WA. Jack Reichert memorial fund.
Jack was born Feb. 8, 1932, to Jack and Mary (Green) Reichert (German-Russian descendants) in Gering. Jack was the eldest son of four children. He graduated from Lyman High School and attended Yankton South Dakota College and Scottsbluff Junior College. In 1952, he enlisted and served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Due to health issues Jack left the service in 1956. However, he continued to share his love of Air Force and the flight of the big and fast planes.
After returning from the Air Force, he met and married Dorothy Steinmark June 8, 1958. In January 1966, they decided to move to Othello, Wash. to continue farming where he farmed sugar beets, onions, potatoes, hay, beans, and seed crops. He also farmed in Mattawa and Royal City. Six children were born into their union, and in 1975 Melanie and Rodney came into their family. This brought their family of eight into one happy household. Jack retired from farming in 1992 due to health issues. When Wal-Mart came to Othello, he decided to become a People Greeter, which he dearly loved. He enjoyed giving children their "happy face" stickers and seeing the friendly faces of the community.
He loved to share his childhood memories of working on the farm with his father and family. He often told stories of how farming had come a long way from teams of mules, to the big tractors. He was so proud to be part of an exciting era. He loved to take out his caps from different businesses and ration stamps of the past to show us what has been forgotten.
Mealtime was always a time for family and friends. Many times guests blessed the table sharing good times and stories. They learned a lot: the gifts of strength, courage, and teamwork. They would never start a meal without a prayer-He taught us that.
Jack was baptized and confirmed at the United Church of Christ. When moving to Othello he became a member of the Othello First Presbyterian Church. He served as an Elder and on many different church committees. He deeply loved his church and all the people around him.
Jack was also involved in the community. He served as an Adams County Weed Board Member and enjoyed being a supportive member of Othello Boosters Club. He was an Adams County Fire Commissioner from October 1989 until December 1992. Jack also loved collecting antiques, John Deere tractors, and gardening. Our beloved Jack led a full and active life, always keeping his family entertained and first in his life. Since Jack retired from farming, he devoted his time researching the genealogy of his German-Russian heritage.
Survivors include his wife and soul mate of 48 years, Dorothy Reichert of Othello; children, Kathryn Kast, Moses Lake, Wash., Keva Reichert, Basin City, Wash., Karrie Klingeman, (Paul), of Ephrata Wash., Melanie Steinmark, of Troutdale Ore., Rodney Steinmark, (Liz), of Spokane, Wash., Karla Dickson, (Doug), Kayleen Hayduk, (Jim), and Kenton Reichert all of Othello; grandchildren, Josh Kast, (Crystal), Brett Kast, Brian Kast, (Stevi), Sarah Kast, Jessica Klingeman Shawley, (Charles), Laura Klingeman Smith, (Turrel), Dorothy Jean Klingeman, Paul Mark Klingeman Jr., Jill Dickson, Kayla Dickson, Bayley Steinmark, Alexa Steinmark, Jacob Reichert, Marissa Reichert, Hesston Hayduk, Hushton Hayduk, Hannah Hayduk, Haylee Hayduk, Henry Hayduk; great-grandchildren, Makiya and Kali Kast, Kenzie Smith; brothers, Gene Reichert, (B.J.), and Bob Reichert, (Donna), all of Othello; sister, Florence Reichert of California; uncle George (Leona) Green, of Minatare, aunt Shelia Green of Minatare, aunt Annie Woliski, Gering, aunt Mollie (Robert) Schuldies, Calif., and Hank Reib of Torrington, Wyo.; stepmother, Helen (Peppler) Reichert; stepbrothers, Jack Peppler (Patty), of Othello, Jim Peppler (Wanda) of Tulsa Okla.; stepsister, Sharon Johnson (Bob) of Powell, Wyo.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceding Jack in death was his mother and father, Jack and Mary (Green) Reichert; grandparents, David and Katherine (Mier) Reichert, Conrad and Katherine (Hohnstein) Green; son-in-law, Terry Kast; niece, Jacqueline (Reichert) Roberts; a great grand-nephew, Hans Roberts, and many beloved cousins.
He was a kind soul and a good spirit and left behind many more adopted grandchildren who knew him as "Grandpa Jack." He would want everyone to know that God blessed each and every one of us, wishes us well, and that he would meet us in the Garden of Heaven.

Elaine McDowell said...

*Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
08-30-2006


Sam Greenwalt *
*Aug. 11, 1918-Aug. 28, 2006*

Age: 88
Residence: Fort Morgan, formerly of GreeleyTribute:
Sam Greenwalt was born in Greeley to Conrad and Mary Kathryn (Walker) Greenwalt. He lived in Wiggins on the family farm until his brother Dan moved to Greeley where he and Sam worked for Allnutt Funeral Service. Dan died in 1974, and Sam went to live with his brother John and wife, Florence. He retired from Allnutt in 1997 after 31 years and moved to Yuma where he lived with John and Florence and continued to mow and groom the yard, which was his passion. He loved the outdoors. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and loved the Lord.
In February, Sam fell and broke his hip and was moved to Sunset Manor in Brush, where he died Monday. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors: Three nieces and a nephew; a sister-in-law, Florence Greenwalt of Fort Morgan; and many grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Preceded in death by: His parents, three sisters and six brothers.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel.
Interment: Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley.
Notes: Instead of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631. An obituary and a guest book are at www.allnutt.com

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
1 Sep 2006

Henry "Hank" Frank Holhfeld, 87, of Gering, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Regional West Medical Center. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering with Father Gerald Harr as the Celebrant. Interment will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering with Military Honors provided by the Nebraska National Guard.
A Rosary/Vigil Service will be Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff. Friends may call at the funeral home, Friday, Sept. 1 from 1 to 7 p.m.
A Memorial will be designated at a later date. Hank's obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left and will be forwarded to his family.
Hank was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Sweetwater, Neb., the son of Edward and Gertrude (Kramer) Holhfeld. He was united in marriage to Virginia Graham, Sept. 19, 1940, in Kearney. To this union two daughters Jean and Vicky were born and raised. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II. Hank and Virginia were married for 48 years before her death in 1988. He drove a gasoline transport for many years delivering gas to the Mullen Co-op and Mathews Chevrolet. In 1959, he built the Lariat Auditorium in Mullen, which he leased to the Mullen School System. He also raised Angus cattle at the Need More Land and Cattle Company. In 1976 they moved to the Gering. He did carpentry work in the valley. Hank was united in marriage to Maxine (Burke) Mitchell Feb. 22, 1990, in Gering.
Hank was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, life member of the Elks Lodge, and Pairs 'N' Half-A-Pair square dance club, active in the senior center. He also enjoyed playing cards and having coffee with his many friends.
Survivors include his wife Maxine; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Larry Piester of North Platte, Vicky and Nestor Sanchez of Minatare; five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren; sisters, Arlone Novotne of Gibbon and Viola Hall of Gering.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Virginia; two brothers, and four sisters.

Elaine said...

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado
09-01-2006
Walter Ehrlich
Aug. 11, 1927-Aug. 23, 2006
Age: 79

Residence: Palisade, formerly of Greeley
Tribute: Walter Ehrlich was born a native son of Colorado in
Greeley to Jacob and Katherina (Miller) Ehrlich. He owned a
dairy farm and worked in real estate. He served in the Army
during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Ehrlich died Aug. 23 unexpectedly at his home.
Survivors: His wife, Bonnie Ehrlich of Palisade; four
children by a previous marriage, David, Connie, Sherlyn and
Debbie; a sister and her husband, Rachel and Raymond Kavney;
and three brothers, Rueben Ehrlich and Beverly, Paul Ehrlich
and Clarence Ehrlich and wife JoAnne.
Also surviving are a special niece, Kim Furr and her daughter Emma, and a nephew, Paul Kopp, who visited him frequently; a sister-in-law, Juanita; and many other nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends, many of whom live in Greeley.
Preceded in death by: His parents, and siblings, Elda Kopp,
Jake Ehrlich, Ralph Ehrlich and Irma J. Ehrlich.
Services: Memorial services were Thursday at Callahan-Edfast
Mortuary, Grand Junction. Military honors by the Grand Valley Combined Honor Guard.
Interment: Burial will be at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of
Western Colorado.

Anonymous said...

Scottsbluff Star Hearld
Scottsbluff, NE
3 Sep 2006

MITCHELL - Clara Deines, 87, of Mitchell, died Thursday, August 31, 2006, at the Mitchell Care Center.
Her funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 5 at the Jones Mortuary Chapel in Mitchell with Pastor Ed Hunzeker officiating. Interment will follow at the Mitchell Cemetery. Memorials in her name may be made to the Scottsbluff Public Library Foundation Building Fund or the Alzheimer's Unit at the Mitchell Care Center. Jones Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Clara was born February 14, 1919, at Lincoln to John and Amelia (Kaiser) Barthuly. At a young age she moved with her family to the valley where she grew up and received her education in Mitchell area schools. She married John H. Deines April 16, 1937, at Mitchell. She and her husband farmed in the Mitchell and Morrill areas before moving to rural Gering in 1959. In 1971, they moved back to a farm north of Morrill until her husband's retirement in 1981, when they moved to Gering. Her husband preceded her in death in 1991.
Clara is survived by her daughters, Janice (Tom) Joder of Gering and JoAnne C. Deines of Morrill; a sister Ruth Copperstone of Scottsbluff; grandchildren Pamela (Dave) Davenport of Scottsbluff, Penny (Greg) Schlotthauer and Patti (Ed) Grentz, all of Mitchell, Jean Ann (James) Bauer of Gering and MGySgt. Jay R. Joder, USMC, and his wife Sandra of Quantico, Va.; great-grandchildren Justin McMurtry, Jeff McMurtry, Ryan Schmidt, Eric Schmidt, Kayla Schmidt, Adam Schlotthauer, Andee Lee Grentz, Edward John Grentz and Kristen Leigh Bauer; and great-grandchildren Peyton Blaine McMurtry and Kaylee McMurtry.
Her parents, her husband, brothers Reuben, Reiny and Henry Barthuly and sisters Marie Groskopf, Lydia Stohr and Pauline Coe preceded her in death.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
3 Sep 2006

Angelica "Ann" Cook passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings.
Born on Dec. 27, 1927, in Laurel, Ann grew up as one of seven children in a ranching and farming family. Ann graduated from Billings Senior High School and worked as a switchboard operator prior to her marriage. She married John Cook on Aug. 1, 1946, and joined him, his brother Henry, and her sister Carolyn in the family tradition of ranching and farming in the area until 1968. Ann and John then relocated to Billings, where she worked at Rimrock Elementary until retirement. Ann and John were married for 56 years until his passing in 2003. Ann enjoyed gardening, rock hunting, crocheting and reading. Personifying the "angelic" meaning of her name, she was loved by many and will be missed greatly.
She is survived by her daughter, Rita Price, son-in-law Clark Price and granddaughter Tanya Price of Dallas. She is also survived by her siblings, Carolyn Cook of Billings, Lydia Kindsfater of Spearfish, S.D., Henry Kindsfater, Richard Kindsfater and Emma Bernhardt, all of Billings; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws, including Vicki, Brian and Jake Archer; Joanne, Mark and Zack Joki; Steve and Rose Cook and their nephew Sam Round Face; and John Lee Kroh.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cook; and parents, Jacob and Elizabeth Kindsfater, immigrants from Dietel, Saratov, Russia. Also preceding her in death were her brother, Jake K. Kindsfater and sister, Ottilie Kindsfather Shipp.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, followed by interment at Mountview Cemetery. The casket is open for visitation at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary.
Published in the Billings Gazette on 9/3/2006.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
3 Sep 2006

Esther Wilson passed away at the age of 88 at the St Vincent Healthcare on Aug. 31 2006.
Esther was born Jan. 23, 1918, in Huntley to John P. and Katherine (Metzger) Giesick. She had seven siblings, five sisters and two brothers.
Esther was baptized and confirmed in the Pilgrim Congregational Church. Esther went to school at the Acme Beauty School and had been a cosmetologist in Billings for over 50 years.
She owned and operated the Powder Box Salon on Burlington Avenue.
Esther was also a member of the Fashion Committee in Billings, a member of the Eastern Star (Moss Agate #122), a member of the Elks Club and the American Legion.
Esther married Bill Oblander in November of 1938. Bill passed away in June of 1952.
Esther then married Paul H. Wilson in August of 1956. Paul passed away in September of 1972.
Esther's interests were reading a good book, knitting, crocheting, and playing cards and working puzzles. She was known for her beautiful afghans.
Those preceding her in death are her parents; sisters, Elizabeth Walker, Marie Straight, Mollie Glantz, Helen Gunlock and Dorothy Weis, and her two brothers, George and Adam Giesick.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place with no services at Esther's request. Private interment will be at Mount View Cemetery, veteran's area, with her husband Paul. Arrangements were by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.

Anonymous said...

Billings Gazette
Billings, MT
4 Sep 2006

Rudolph Snyder, 77, died Sept. 1, 2006, at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings. He was born Feb. 26, 1929, at home on a farm south of Laurel, the son of Peter and Eva Schneider. During his childhood the family farmed near St. Xavier, Shepherd and between Laurel and Billings.
Rudy entered the Army Air Force Nov. 12, 1946, and served overseas in the Azores. He was an electrical mechanic and became a sergeant. Rudy received a World War II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged Sept. 30, 1949.
On July 16, 1952, Rudy married Ida Althoff Smith. They lived in Edgar before moving to Billings in 2003.
Rudy is survived by his wife, Ida; children, Larry Smith of Cody, Wyo., Mary Lou Isbell of Boise, Idaho, Kathleen Hart of LaGrange, N.C., Janet Hanson of Cody, Eugene Snyder, Mark (Edna) Snyder, both of Clark, Wyo., and Roger Snyder of Belfry; sister, Mary Degele of Billings; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Verner and Art Schneider.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Burial of ashes will be in the Rockvale Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.

Anonymous said...

Casper Star Tribune
Casper, WY
4 Sep 2006

CASPER -- Memorial services for Margie Alice Shumaker, 67, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at Bustard's Funeral Home and Crematory with Elder Dick Heron officiating.
She died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Wyoming Medical Center.
She was born April 21, 1939, in Loveland, Colo., the daughter of Leonard and Katherine Graves.
On Nov. 27, 1960, she married Ernest Shumaker in Worland and the couple moved to Casper in 1966.
She enjoyed going on outings with friends and family, and loved to be around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved bowling and playing cards. She enjoyed roses, carnations, and the smell of lilacs.
She was a member of a bowling league.
She had been employed by the Wyoming State Children's Home, Y.C.C., RL Mills Home, and the Hemry Home.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Elizabeth Degraw, Heather Simpson and her husband, and Heidi Wulfert and her husband; two sons, Ernie Shumaker Jr. and his wife and Daniel Shumaker, all of Casper; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother, one sister, one brother, and a granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the Wyoming Diabetes Association, Women Hearts Fund, or the Veterans of Wyoming.

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