Norfolk Daily News - Mon. 16 Jun 2003; Atkinson Graphic - Tues. 17 Jun 2003
James Bilstein, 92 yrs
b. 6 Feb 1911, Albion, NE. Parents: Gustav Bilstein & Nettie Knot. Family moved to Swan Lake Ranch in 1920. Married in 1940; one son. Mr. Bilstein died Sat. 14 Jun 2003, Atkinson (Holt County), NE. Services Tues., First United Methodist Church, Atkinson. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery. Seger Funeral Home in charge.
Note: Portions of the above received by email and based on family notes.
Columbus Telegram - Wed. 18 Jun 2003
Helen C. Boesch, 93 yrs.
b 21 May 1910 near Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Joseph Kraus & Elizabeth Rohatch (Rohatsch). 19 Feb 1930: married Lawrence Boesch, Primrose. Lived near Primrose, in Albion & Cedar Rapids. Mr. Boesch d. 1987. Mrs. Boesch d. Mon 16 Jun 2003, Omaha, NE. Visitation: Wed, Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Thurs, St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Primrose. Survived by nieces & nephews.
Columbus Telegram - Wed. 18 Jun 2003
Annetta M. Getzfred, 79 yrs
b 3 Sep 1923, Cotford, Somerset, England. Parents: William Hayden and Eliza Jane Bright. Served in British Army during WW II. 6 Nov 1943: Married James V. Getzfred, Taunton, England. They lived on family farm near Petersburg, and in Albion. Mrs. Getzfred d. Sun 15 Jun 2003 at home. Visitation: Wed. Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed. St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial: Church cemetery. Survivied by spouse, 4 sons, 1 daughter & 1 sister; 8 gch. & 5 g-gch. Predeceased by her parents & a sister, Winifred.
Grand Island Independent - Wed. 18 Jun 2003
Louie C. Cook, 89 yrs.
b. 8 Nov 1913, Boone County, NE. Parents: Lucius Cook & Edith Lawrence. 1936: Married at Central City, NE. Farmed near Albion 20 yrs. Later lived at Alliance, NE; Ames, IA and Grand Island, NE. Mr. Cook d. Mon. 16 Jun 2003, Grand Island, NE. Visitation Thurs., Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home. Graveside service Thurs. at Akron cemetery (Boone County). Survived by wife, son and sister; 2 gch. Predeceased by his parents, 2 infant brothers and a son, Brian. Also deceased, sister Helen Hesselgesser.
Norfolk Daily News - Fri, 20 Jun 2003
Alice "Ella" Finkral, 97 yrs
d. Thurs 19 Jun 2003, Battle Creek, NE. Visitation Sun., Steffen Mortuary, Battle Creek. Funeral Mon. 23 Jun, St. John's Lutheran Church. Burial: parish cemetery.
Grand Island Independent - Sat. 21 Jun 2003
Marjorie L. Wilson, 59 yrs
b. 18 Jan 1944, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Samuel Taylor and Dorothy Gietzen. 1962 grad: Albion HS. Married Dec 1962: Marvin Wilson at Albion. Mrs. Wilson d. Thurs 19 Jun 2003, Grand Island, NE. Visitation: Curran Funeral Chapel. Service: Mon. St. Mary's Cathedral. Burial at Grand Island Cemetery. Survived by 3 daughters, a brother & a sister; 10 gch. Preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lynette.
Norfolk Daily News - Thurs. 26 Jun 2003; Grand Island Independent - Fri. 27 Jun 2003; Columbus Telegram - Sat & Sun. 28-29 June 2003
Rev. Phillips Todd, 87 yrs
b 28 Jan 1916, Denver, CO. Parents: Harry Todd and May Philips. 1939 grad: Hastings College. 5 Jul 1944: mar. Margaret Hale, San Francisco, CA. Served Presbyterian churches in CO, OR, NE, MT, & ND. The Reverand Todd d. Wed. 25 Jun 2003, Albion, NE. Visitation Sunday at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Graveside service Monday at Dublin Cemetery, Primrose, NE. Survived by a son, 2 daughters, and 2 brothers, 3 gch. Wife Margaret is deceased.
Grand Island Independent - Mon. 30 Jun 2003
Dale R. Clark, 81 yrs
b. 14 Sep 1914, Primrose, NE. Parents: Harry Clark & Lottie Milburn. 1939 grad: Grand Island HS. 1941: mar. Dorothy Casteel (dec 1977). WW II: US Army. 1978: mar. second time. Fireman, business owner. Mr. Clark d. Sat. 28 Jun 2003, Grand Island, NE. Visitation: Wed., All Faiths Funeral Home. Funeral: Thurs., Trinity Lutheran Church, Grand Island. Burial: Westlawn Memorial Park. Predeceased by first wife, and a step-son Robert Hartmann. Survived by second wife, a son, a daughter, and a step-son.
Grand Island Independent - Fri. 4 Jul 2003
Larry Phillip Fuehrer, 45
b. 16 Jun 1958, Albion, NE. Parents: Simon Fuehrer & Monogweene Maybon. Mr. Fuehrer d. Wed., 2 Jul 2003, St. Edward, NE. Graveside service Mon. 7 Jul at Main Cemetery, Belgrade, NE. Levander Funeral Home in charge. Survived by parents, a sister & brother-in-law.
Columbus Telegram - Tues 8 Jul 2003; and Grand Island Independent -Tues. 8 Jul 2003
Orvan Leroy Remmereid, 84
b 26 Sep 1918, northeast Boone County, NE. Parents: Martin Remmereid & Nellie Fulsass. Married Margaret Warnke, Petersburg, NE. Farmer, truck driver. Mr. Remmereid d. Sat 5 Jul 2003, St. Edward, NE. Service: Wed at Zion Lutheran Church, St. Edward. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. Miller-Levander Funeral Home in charge. Survived by a son, 2 daughters, 2 sisters, 1 brother9 gch, 5 g-gch. Predeceased by his wife, (Jan 2003), a brother Noble, and a sister Tillie Taake. Memorial donations to St. Edward New Library Fund.
Norfolk Daily News- Tues 8 Jul 2003; Grand Island Independent - and Columbus Telegram - Wed 9 Jul 2003
Merle Clair Grape, 61
b. 13 May 1941 or 1942, Genoa, NE. Parents: Clarence "Bud" Grape & Marjorie Condreay. Attended West Hill School, Platte County. 1962: Mar. in Columbus. Mr. Grape d. Mon. 7 Jul 2003, Albion, NE. Visitation Wed. at Levander Funeral Home. Service: Thurs, 10 Jul at First Baptist Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survived by his wife, mother, a daughter, 3 sons, 2 brothers. 10 gch.
Grand Island Independent - Sat. 12 Jul 2003
Maurice A. Rutten, 78
b. 20 Jan 1925, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Martin Rutten & Clara Schmitz. 1943 grad. Cedar Rapids HS. 1946-47: US Army. 6 June 1948: mar. Donette Speas, Kimball, NE. Worked for International Harvester. Mr. Rutten d. Thurs. 10 Jul 2003, Grand Island, NE. Funeral Mon. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Island. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in charge. Survived by 3 daughters, his mother, 5 sisters & 2 brothers; 9 gch & 15 g-gch. Predeceased by wife (1982), father, and an infant daughter, Nancy. A brother, Mark is also deceased. Memorials to American Cancer Society or St. Francis Hospice.
Grand Island Independent - Sun. 27 Jul 2003
Isabel Brown, 93
b. 26 Apr 1910, Platte Co., NE. Parents: Paul Greig & Mary Fish. Mar. Ralph T. Brown. Mrs. Brown d. Fri. 25 Jul 2003, Fullerton, NE. Visitation today, Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Mon. St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial: St. Edward Catholic Cemetery. Her husband died in 1983. She is survived by six children, a sister & a sister-in-law.
Grand Island Independent - Sat. 2 Aug 2003
Monica M. Smith, 87
b. 27 Jan 1916, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Thomas Bigley & Katherine A. McHugh. Moved to Grand Island abt 1929, attended St. Mary's Cathedral School. Married Mr. Smith in 1936, Grand Island, NE. Mrs. Smith d. Thurs. 31 Jul 2003 at Grand Island. Service Wed. 6 Aug at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Survived by her husband, 4 sons, 5 daughters, a brother and a sister; 11 gch & 9ggch. Predeceased by a a son, and 3 brothers: Lyle, Donald and John Bigley; and a sister, Eulalia Tibbs.
Kearney Hub - Tues. 5 Aug 2003
Marjorie H. Silkett, 85
b 18 Dec 1917, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Edward Thomas & Myrtle Halpin. Grad. Cedar Rapids HS. 1 Feb 1937: Mar. Clarence Silkett, Buffalo Co., NE. Lived in Nebraska and South Dakota. Mrs. Silkett d. Fri. 1 Aug 2003, Kearney, NE. Service Wed at O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home; Burial: Kearney Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband, 2 brothers & 2 sisters. Survivied by 2 daughters, 6 gch., 17 ggch; 2 sisters.
Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 7 Aug 2003; and Columbus Telegram - Fri. 8 Aug 2003
Anna Mae Schmadeke, 83
b 15 Jun 1920, Boone Co., NE. Parents: Charles H. Beckwith & Agnes Jane Duncan. 1938 grad. Albion HS. Taught in Dennison community. 26 May 1944: mar. LaMont N. Schmadeke at Albion. Continued to teach. Was very active in civic & social affairs. Mrs. Schmadeke d. Tues 5 Aug 2003, Albion, NE. Visitation Fri at Levander Funeral Home in Albion. Service Fri. at United Methodist Church. Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. Survived by a daughter, a son, a brother, 4 gch. Preceded in death by her parents, husband and 2 brothers: John & Ralph Beckwith. Memorials suggested to Anna Mae Schmadeke Memorial Fund.
Norfolk Daily News - Fri. 8 Aug 2003; Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise - Tues. 12 Aug 2003
Rev. Olando M. Gunderson, 81
b 7 Apr 1922, South Dakota. 1944 Grad: Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. 1959 Grad: Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Ordained in 1959. Served as pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Albion; Grace Lutheran & Zion Lutheran Churches in Petersburg; Lac qui Parle Lutheran Church in Dawson, MN. He retired to Tilden, NE and was interim pastor for other churches. Rev. Mr. Gunderson died in a plane crash near Clarkfield, MN, 5 Aug 2003. A memorial service was held at Immanuel Zion Lutheran Church near Albion, Sat, 9 Aug. Funeral Service was held at Lac qui Parle Lutheran Church, Dawson, MN. Burial: Gonvick Cemetery in MN. He was preceded in death by two wives, and his only child, a daughter that died in infancy. Survived by a brother, 2 sisters, 3 step children.
Grand Island Independent - Wed. 13 Aug 2003
William D. "Doug" Michel, 52
b 23 Nov 1950, Albion, NE. Parents: William Theodore Michel & Almira L. Irwin. Lived in Grand Island, NE and Milton, FL. Mr. Michel died Sun. 10 Aug 2003, Plaque Mine, LA. No visitation. Graveside service Sat. at Westlawn Memorial Park, Grand Island, NE. Survived by 2 sons, 2 daughters, his mother, five sisters.
Columbus Telegram and Grand Island Independent - Tues. 26 Aug 2003
Raphael "Ray" Kaup, 83
b 22 May 1920, Stuart, NE. Parents: John Kaup & Christina Goebel. 1938 grad. Stuart HS. Moved to Albion, NE. WW II: US Army Air Corps. Married at Elgin, NE in 1947. Mechanic, service and part manager. Mr. Kaup d. Sun. 24 Aug 2003, Albion, NE. Visitation today at Levander Funeral Home. Service Wed at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. burial at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Elgin, NE. Survived by wife, 2 sons, a sister; 2 gch. Preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers (Leo and Donat Kaup), five sisters (Rita, Anna Marie, Sister Irene & Sister Tabitha, and an infant). Also deceased, an infant daughter Deborrah and an infant son, Charles.
Columbus Telegram - Fri. 29 Aug 2003
Mary Ann McBride, 72 yrs
b 15 Oct 1930, Greeley, NE. Parents: Edward Loughman & Eleanora Zimmerman. 1950 grad. Spalding HS. 1952: Married Thomas McBride at Greeley. They lived at Akron until 1976, when moved to Albion. Mrs. McBride d. Tues 26 Aug 2003, Columbus, NE. Visitation today at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service Fri. at United Church of Christ. Burial: Dublin Cemetery, Primrose. Survived by spouse, 3 daughters, 2 sisters, 8 gch, 8 g-gch. Predeceased by parents, 3 brothers (Edward, Paul & Michael) and sister Elizabeth.
Norfolk Daily News (death notice) - 2 Sep 2003; Columbus Telegram - Wed. 3 Sep 2003; Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 4 Sep 2003
Bessie L. Palmer, 93 yrs
b 5 Aug 1910, Hayes, KS. Parents: Almond L. Mickelson & Ella Henry. Grad of Bartlett HS. 19 Aug 1920: Married Fay L. Palmer at O'Neill, NE. Farmed near Primrose, moved to Albion; later lived in Omaha. Mrs. Palmer d. Tues 2 Sep 2003, Columbus, NE. Service Fri. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survived by a son, 2 daughters, 17 gch & 34 g-gch. Predeceased by husband (1982), a son Ronald and 3 daughters (Betty Hall, Maxine Rose & D. Arlene Courtney); also 4 brothers (Harold, Lloyd, Don and Howard Mickelson). Three additional siblings died in infancy.
Grand Island Independent - Tues. 2 Sep 2003; Norfolk Daily News (death notice) - 2 Sep 2003
Gerald L. "Mac" McIntosh, 87 yrs
b 5 Aug 1916 near Newman Grove, NE. Parents: Will Bert McIntosh & Marle Christina Nelson. Served in the military. Resident of St. Paul, NE. Mr. McIntosh d. Sun 31 Aug 2003, Albion, NE. Visitation today at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Paul. Service Wed at United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward, NE. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. Survived by wife, a son, 3 daughters.
Norfolk Daily News (death notice) - Thurs. 4 Sep 2003
Leona Leimer, 88 yrs
Res: Battle Creek, NE. d Wed 3 Sep 2003, Norfolk, NE. Services pending at Steffen Mortuary.
Norfolk Daily News (death notice) - Thurs. 4 Sep 2003; Fremont Tribune - Fri. 5 Sep. 2003
Matha E. Till, 93
b 3 Sep 1909, Battle Creek,, NE. Parents: Peter Johnson & Anna Rohrke. Lived at Norfolk, NE; 1936 - Omaha, NE; 1966 - TX. 1 Nov 1975: Married Oscar W. Till at Corpus Christi, TX. Mrs. Till d. 26 Aug 2003, Corpus Christi, TX. Visitation Sat. at Moser Memorial Chapel, Fremont, NE. Graveside service at Memorial Cemetery. Survived by a son, 6 gch, 6 g-gch & 1 gg-gch. Predeceased by her husband, daughter Donna Mae Westphalen, & 2 sisters (Mabel Mueller and Bonnie Templeton).
Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 4 Sep 2003
Lorena C. Esch, 86 yrs.
b. 3 Oct 1916, Raeville, NE. Parents: William Grundmayer & Mary T. Surmier. Husband John A. Esch, died 1990. Mrs. Esch d. Mon 1 Sep 2003, Grand Island, NE. Survived by a son, 3 daughters, a brother. Visitation Thurs at Iverson Memorial Chapel, Broken Bow, NE. Funeral Fri. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Broken Bow. Burial: Dale Cemetery, Merna, NE.
Norfolk Daily News (death notice) - Fri. 5 Sep 2003; Grand Island Independent - Sat. 6 Sep 2003; Columbus Telegram - Mon. 8 Sep 2003
Brandon K. Kendrick, 80 yrs.
b. 10 Jul 1923, Greeley Co., NE. Parents: Chester Thomas Kendrick and Jessie C. Spalding Worthington. 1941 grad Albion HS. Postman, business owner. WW II: US Navy. Mr. Kendrick d. Thurs 4 Sep 2003, Albion, NE. Visitation Sun. at Levander Funeral Home in Albion. Service Mon. at United Methodist Church, Loretto, NE. Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion with military rites by American Legion Post 162 and VFW Post 736 of Albion. Survived by wife, 4 sons and a sister. Predeceased by 3 brothers (Brad, Byron & Randolph) and sister Dorothy Lickness Kokott.
Columbus Telegram - Mon. 8 Sep 2003
Darwin Thoms, 87 yrs.
b 15 Oct 1915, Albion, NE. 1945: US Army; 25 Feb 1945: Married Kathryn Thomas, Hot Springs, AR. Lineman, farmer; lived in Iowa & California as well as Nebraska. 1965: Returned to NE. Mr. Thoms d. Fri. 5 Sep 2003, Norfolk, NE. Visitation at Home for Funerals, Norfolk. Service Tues. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Norfolk. Burial: Cedarview Cemetery, Doniphan (Hall Co), NE. Predeceased by wife (2002), a daughter, 2 brothers, a sister & a grandson. Survived by a son, 7 daughters, a brother, 24 gch & 12 g-gch.
Note: His parents are buried in Columbus, NE.
Columbus Telegram - Mon. 8 Sep 2003
Robert E. Towey, 60 yrs
b. 24 Aug 1943, Omaha, NE. 1961 grad Cedar Rapids HS. Served in US Army. Married in Norfolk, NE. Worked in Omaha, NE. Mr. Towey d. Tues. 2 Sep 2003 in Omaha, NE. Visitation today, Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. Service at St. Elizabeth Ann's Catholic Church, Omaha. Burial: Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha. Survived by wife & parents; 5 step children, 2 brothers & 2 sisters; also 8 gch. Memorials please, to Hospice House, Omaha.