WINSIDE — Services for Ramon M. Nielsen, 65, Stanton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church here with burial and military rites at Pleasant View Cemetery.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Monday with family present at Schumacher-Hasemann Funeral Home in Winside.
He died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Faith Regional Health Services.
Ramon M. Nielsen, son of Elmer and Myrtle (Soden) Nielsen, was born Aug. 19, 1940, at Wayne. He graduated from Winside High School in 1957 then moved to California. Ramon served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 until 1965. He received the Vietnam Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Ramon married Linda Lewis on Sept. 7, 1968, at Reno, Nev. The couple lived in Berkeley, Calif., from 1968 until 1970, moved to Madison County until 1974, then moved to Stanton County where they lived at the present time. Ramon was employed at Affiliated Foods in Norfolk from 1971 until 2003 when he retired. He was a member of the VFW.
Ramon Nielsen is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Anita Sanne and Karen (John) Jarecki, all of Omaha; grandson, Mason Raymond Jarecki; brothers, Lloyd (Joan) Nielsen of Norfolk and Norris (Vicki) Nielsen of Florence, Alabama; sister, Lois McKeown of Norfolk; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law.
The Rev. Carol Jean Stapleton will officiate.
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.
Services for Wallace McKinnie, 94, Glen Elder, Kan., will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Glen Elder Christian Church with burial in Elmwood Cemetery at Beloit, Kan.
Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Sunday at McDonald Funeral Home in Beloit.
He died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit.
He was a farmer and stockman.
Survivors include sons, Ron McKinnie and Glen Elder; daughter, Deanna Riggins of Norfolk; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, in 1998.
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.
STUART - Services for Lawrence I. Hamik, 86, Stuart, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church here with burial in the parish cemetery and military rites by American Legion Post 115.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday at Seger Funeral Home in Stuart with a 7 p.m. prayer service and rosary.
He died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at Stuart.
He was born Dec. 1, 1919, north of Stuart to Frank Hamik Sr. and Rose Mary Kramer. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb. 10, 1942, in Omaha and served as an aviation ordnanceman 1st class. He was discharged Oct. 31, 1945, at St. Louis.
He married Kathleen Friedel on Sept. 11, 1946, at Stuart.
He was owner and manager of a livestock and general store.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Hamik of Stuart; children, Donna Weaver and husband Ron of Manchester, Iowa, Ken Hamik of Cartersville, Ga., Dan Hamik and wife Glea of Hawarden, Iowa, Lynette McKenny and husband Frank of Omaha, Mary Ellen Glasebrook and husband Dave of Omaha, Bob Hamik and wife Tammy of Douglas, Wyo., Brian Hamik and wife Mary Jo of Norfolk; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Willard and husband Lee of Kearney and Delores Schneider and husband Tom of O’Neill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Casket bearers are Scott Weaver, Mark Weaver, Chad Hamik, Brad Hamik, Jacob Hamik and Tyler Hamik.
Services for Lucille S. Keifer, 83, Celina, Ohio, formerly of Madison, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina with burial in Mercer Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday.
She died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at a Lima, Ohio, hospital.
Memorials are directed to Grace Missionary Church of Celina.
WISNER - Services for Donald Kindschuh, 71, Wisner, will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Christ in Wisner. Flag presentation will be 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, Keith Kindschuh.
Pastor Scott Evans will officiate.
EWING - Services for Dolores “Tiny” Kropp, 89, Ewing, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church here with burial in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Huffman’s Snider Chapel in Clearwater and after 7 p.m. at the church with a wake and Christian Mothers rosary at 7:30 p.m.
She died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006.
She was born July 20, 1916, at Page to Anna Wagner Young and William Young. She and her twin sister, Gert, joined four brothers at home, John, Charlie, Marvin and “Toots” Lawrence. The family moved to Inman to live on the Wagner Ranch when Tiny started school. She graduated from Inman High School in 1934.
Tiny married Arthur Kropp on Oct. 7, 1938. To this union was born six children, Sharon, John, Jim, Richard, Max and Tim.
Tiny worked as a beauty operator for 20 plus years before helping Art run Art’s Tavern in Ewing. She continued to live in Ewing after Art’s death in November 1988. Tiny helped start “Meet Your Neighbor Card Club” in Ewing that met every Friday. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ewing. Tiny was active in St. Peter’s Christian Mothers and the American Legion Auxiliary while living in Ewing. She loved gardening, walking around town, visiting with friends and relatives and playing cards.
Following cancer surgery in November 2004, Tiny moved to The Willows in Neligh. In January 2006, Tiny moved to the Neligh Nursing Center where she resided until her death.
Tiny was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ewing.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon and her husband, Jim Araji of Anchorage, Alaska; five sons, John of Neligh, Jim and his wife, Mardelle of Parma, Idaho, Richard and his wife, Sue of Omaha, Max and his wife, Sheila of Bartlett, and Tim of Norfolk; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Art; her parents; her twin sister, Gert; and four brothers, John, Charlie, Marvin and Lawrence.
The Rev. William Safranek will officiate.
VERDIGRE - Private family memorial services for Arnold Nelson, 89, of Verdigre will be at a later date at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Mr. Nelson died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at the Creighton Care Centre.
WINSIDE - Services are pending at Schmacher-Hasemann Funeral Home here for Ramon Nielsen, 65, Stanton. He died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Faith Regional Health Services.
PRIMROSE - A memorial service for Arthur R. Primrose, 94, Cedar Rapids, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Primrose Presbyterian Church. Levander Funeral Home is in charge.
He donated his body to the Creighton Anatomical Board. He died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at the Neligh Care Center.
Art was born Aug. 4, 1911, to John J. and Eliza Jane Patterson Primrose east of Primrose. He attended District 14 for his grade school years and graduated from Primrose Public High School in 1929. Art farmed at home with his brothers and worked at Coyne’s Grocery Store for a while with his sister, Alta. He then went to Ogallala and worked in a grocery store until he and his brother, Dale, started working on the Morning Glory Tower, a part of the dam on Lake McConaughy near Ogallala. It was during this time that Art and a friend were kidnapped at gunpoint and were forced to drive the gunman out into the country until they ran out of gas.
Art was drafted into the U.S. Army on May 1, 1942, and was stationed in Cheyenne, Wyo., where he married Mary Magdalene Homan on July 5, 1942. He served in the Cyclone Division in the quartermaster ranks and was stationed overseas in the Philippine Islands. He was honorably discharged after 43 months of service in December of 1944.
After the service, he worked in construction with his brother, Jack, worked in the ordnance plant in Grand Island and sold insurance for New York Life. Art started to work at the U.S. Post Office in Omaha in 1956 and commuted there every week until he retired in 1981, after 25 years, at age 70.
Art was a lifetime member of American Legion Dan Cox Post 44 of Cedar Rapids. He was presented with a Certificate of Merit during the Memorial Day services Monday, May 25, 1998. He received his 60-year certificate of membership in 2005. Art, along with Mary, attended many county, district, state and national Legion conventions.
Art loved to travel and took his family on many vacations throughout the United States. He and Mary also traveled to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, England and Luxembourg. He was an avid Primrose historian and shared his information with many family members. He was a member of the Boone-Nance County Genealogy group, was a member of the Boone County Historical Society and a longtime member of the Boone County Veterans Service Board. Art also served many years as an elder for the Primrose Presbyterian Church, where he was a lifetime member.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Mary of Cedar Rapids; five children, Mary Kay and husband Wayne Schapper of Salinas, Calif., Virginia and husband Bill Wallace of Spokane, Wash., Don and wife Ginny Primrose of Huntsville, Ala., Bill and wife Joan Primrose of Hastings, Sue and husband Ken McIntyre of Primrose; seven grand-daughters, one grandson, three great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons; a sister, Alice Mae Babbitt of Malvern, Iowa; a brother, Dale and wife Alice Primrose of Newman Grove; a sister-in-law, Virginia Primrose of Malvern, Iowa; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen and Ambrose Wlaschin of Cedar Rapids; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Myrtle and Charles Channer and Alta Primrose; and brothers and their wives, Bill Primrose, George and Esther Primrose, Jack and Goldie Primrose, Frank and Olga Primrose and Don Primrose; brother-in-law, Orville Babbitt; brothers and sisters-in-laws, John and Margaret Homan, Matt and Marcella Homan and Theresa and Lavern Goering.
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