BLOOMFIELD - Services are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home for Betty J. Peters, 84, Bloomfield. She died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Center.
PLAINVIEW - Memorial services for Dwain Petersen, 76, Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church here with burial in the Danish Cemetery and military rites by American Legion Post 148.
Visitation will be one hour before service at the church. Ashburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Faith Regional Health Services.
A memorial service for Keith Stanford Pilger, 86, formerly of Norfolk and Pilger, was Jan. 3 at the Canyon Lake, Calif., Country Club.
He died Dec. 17, 2005.
He was born in Pilger on Nov. 7, 1929, and was the only son of Adam and Lucille Pilger. He grew up in Norfolk and graduated from Norfolk High and Norfolk Junior College before going on to the University of Wyoming and graduating with a degree in engineering. He was the great-nephew of August Pilger, who settled the town of Norfolk, and also the great-nephew of John Peter Pilger, who settled the town of Pilger. His great-grandfather, Adam Pilger, was county treasurer of Stanton County in 1893 and was mayor of Pilger before serving two terms in the Nebraska State Legislature from 1904-1913.
Keith began his career in air research in Tucson, Ariz., before moving his family to Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1964. He worked for Hughes Air Craft and another company called Pneu Devices Inc., where he was program manager for the space shuttle orbiter program. He was responsible for the the hydraulic circulation pumps on each of the space shuttles. His extra pump brought Apollo 13 home.
He retired to Canyon Lake, Calif., in 1994. He was a basketball and football referee for 25 years and an avid reader and golfer.
Keith was preceded in death by his wife, Marge, of 47 years and his grandson, David Martin. Keith is survived by his three children, Cindy Martin (Dennis) of Phoenix, Scott Pilger of Paso Robles, Calif., and Stacey Lynch (John) of Phoenix, and his seven grandchildren, Kristen Martin, Michael Martin, Caila Pilger, Kyle Pilger, Caleb Lynch, Amy Lynch and Carly Lynch.
EMERSON - Services for Glen Stewart, 73, of Pender will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Emerson with burial in the Wisner Cemetery at 1 p.m.
Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and continue Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Kuzelka-Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Stewart died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at the Pender Care Center.
Glen Ellis Stewart was born Feb. 5, 1932, in rural Cuming County to Ellis and Florence (Faubel) Stewart. He attended Cuming County rural school and graduated from Wisner High School in 1950. While in high school he participated in football, boxing and FFA.
After high school he married Shirley Glaubius and to this union were born four children, Glen E. Stewart Jr., Ann Marie, Gail Lynn and Steve Allen. He later married Darla Mae (Schroeder) Kai on March 8, 1969. There were no children born to this union.
Glen had been employed at Warren Oil in Emerson and later drove a truck for Kindschuh Trucking, Pete Christensen, Stewart Trucking, Bierman Grain, Emerson Grain and Dallas Worrell. He was also a feed salesman for Moorman Feeds. For 12 years he was employed at the Pender waste water treatment plant and had earned an award from the State of Nebraska during that time. Glen also owned and operated his own trenching business, where he laid the lighting lines for the Pender, Wayne and Sheldon, Iowa, airports and also did some work on the John G. Neihardt Center in Bancroft.
For the last 34 years, Glen had lived his life sober with the support of Alcoholics Anonymous. Glen was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Emerson. Some of his favorite pastimes included gardening, fishing, camping and spending time with his granddaughter Laura and his A.A. friends.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Teresa Kai of Pender; stepgranddaughter, Laura Kai of Pender; brother, Jim and wife Darleen Stewart of Linwood; sisters, Thais and Elmer Frieling of Smith Center, Kan., and Janice Albers of Wisner; ex-wife, Darla Mae Stewart of Pender; children, Ann Marie Robinson, Gail Coover in Colorado, Steven Karel of Bennington; great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, son Glen E. Stewart Jr., brother Eldon Stewart, sister Joan Luedtke and ex-wife Shirley Karel.
Pastor Gretchen Ritola will officiate.
Josephine A. “Jo’’ Kelly, 85, of Sioux City, formerly of Norfolk, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Norfolk with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel of Sioux City.
Jo was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Beatrice, the daughter of Arlie and Mollie (Ramsey) Culver. She graduated from Beatrice High School. She earned a teacher’s certificate at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln. She taught school in Beatrice and Hadar.
She married Harland W. Kelly on June 25, 1942, in Beatrice. He died Sept. 28, 1988, in Norfolk.
The couple owned and operated Kelly Monument Co. in Norfolk from 1957 until 1973. She then worked as a bookkeeper for Vit-e-min Co. in Norfolk. She moved to Sioux City in 1996 to live with her daughter.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Norfolk. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Beulah Chapter No. 40. She was active in the community. She enjoyed reading, sewing, painting and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include three children, Pam Kelly-Hintz of Sioux City, Roger (CoAnn) Kelly of Adel, Iowa, and Phyllis (Jerry) Johnson of Sioux City; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Kelly of Sioux City; a sister, Betty Bury of Springfield, Mo.; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Michael (Molly) Hintz and their children, Erin and Amy, Jon Hintz and his son, Joseph, K.C. Kelly, Melissa Grabel, Michelle Bolton, Brian Kelly, Katie Kelly, Kyle Johnson and Cody Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two sons, Michael Kelly in infancy and Jim Kelly.
Pallbearers will be Michael Hintz, Jon Hintz, K.C. Kelly, Brian Kelly, Scott Watson and J.B. Watson. The Rev. James S. Brewer will officiate.
BLOOMFIELD — Services for Norman Case, 79, of Bloomfield will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church here with burial in the Bloomfield Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday with a 7 p.m. Masonic service at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Mr. Case died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Creighton Area Health Services.
Norman Beckner Case was born to Dwight and Charlotte (Beckner) Case on Oct. 16, 1926, on a farm northwest of Bloomfield, the second of five children. He attended Northview School and Center High School. Following graduation from high school, he farmed with his parents.
He was married to Joan Pauline Jessen on June 14, 1953, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. They were the parents of three children, Randall, Kathleen and Richard. In 1953, he was drafted into the Army and served his two years in Kansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. In 1956, he moved with his family to Bellflower, Calif., where he worked for Union Pacific Railroad, Bethlehem Steel and General Motors. In 1959, he moved with his family back to a farm north of Bloomfield where they still reside.
He enjoyed traveling and going on fishing trips with friends and family. He loved his tractors and enjoyed giving his granddaughters rides on the four-wheeler and tractors and playing with the little twins. He was a member of Christ Memorial United Methodist Church and served on the church board, American Legion Post 249, Masonic Lodge 218, Eastern Star, Yankton Elks Lodge, Lewis and Clark Shrine Club and Oriental Consistory of Yankton. He also served on the Peoria Township board and Bloomfield Pig Co-op.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; two children, Randall and his wife, Karen of Lincoln, and Richard and his wife, Nancy of Omaha; four grandchildren, Lacy Case of Columbus, Ohio, and Megan, Parker and Paige Case of Omaha; four stepgrandchildren, Jill, Jamie, Jacob and Joanie Hemmer; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Phyllis Sonnichsen of Creighton; sisters and brothers in law, Esther Case, Tom and Mary Trenhaile, Donald and Thelma Jessen, Gene Jessen, Arlene Barnes, Helen McCoy and Janet and Norris Gold; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen, his parents and brothers Melvin, Robert and Donald.
WISNER — Private family services for Carleeanna Marie Eisenbraun, premature daughter of Neal and Jennifer Eisenbraun of Wisner, are being arranged under the direction of Kuzelka-Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner. Carleeanna was born Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Faith Regional Health Services.
BLOOMFIELD — Services for John H. Hoferer, 102, of Bloomfield are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home. Mr. Hoferer died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Bloomfield Good Samaritan Center.
Marvin D. Kahler, a native of Fairbury, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in Louisville, Kent. Private services are being handled by Pearson Funeral Home in Lousville.
Memorials may go to Union University at Jackson, Tenn., or Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
Mr. Kahler was owner of Kahler Realty Co.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Trott; a son, Mark D. Kahler and wife Cynthia; a daughter, Mary K. Mohler and husband Dr. R. Albert; four grandchildren, Katie and Christopher Mohler and Scott and Diane Kahler; and a brother, Harold H. Kahler of West Point.
Services for Lucille S. Keifer, 83, Celina, Ohio, formerly of Madison, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Missionary Church in Celina with burial in Mercer Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home.
She died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at a Lima, Ohio, hospital.
Memorials are directed to Grace Missionary Church.
WISNER — Services for Donald Kindschuh, 71, Wisner, were Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Christ in Wisner. Flag presentation was by Beemer American Legion Post 159.
Mr. Kindschuh requested that his remains be donated to the State of Nebraska Anatomical Board. He died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at the Wisner Care Center.
Donald Dean Kindschuh was born Dec. 5, 1934, at West Point to Henry and Marie (Andresen) Kindschuh. He was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Point and later confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner. Don moved with his family to a farm south of Wisner. He attended Wisner Public Schools and later received his G.E.D diploma. Don served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1958.
On June 23, 1957, he was united in marriage to Rosalyn Duerst at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Snyder. The couple was later divorced in 2004. Don was engaged in farming and operated a hay hauling business. Don had belonged to the Wisner Boxing Club and was a Golden Gloves boxing champion as well as the Western Air Defense Forces champion while in the service. He was an avid pilot and enjoyed hunting.
Survivors include four children and their families, Kevin and wife Colleen Kindschuh of West Chester, Ohio, Kristian and wife Penny Kindschuh of Puyallup, Wash., Kurt and wife Melanie Kindschuh of Wisner and Kimberly and husband Mike Scott of Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin and wife Beverly Kindschuh of Norfolk.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kieth Kindschuh.
Pastor Scott Evans will officiate.