MEADOW GROVE — Services for Florence E. Werner, 94, of Meadow Grove will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Meadow Grove with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Mrs. Werner died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Florence Werner, daughter of William and Ida (Dickenson) Smith, was born on Oct. 16, 1911, at Yates Center, Kan. She was baptized May 3, 1929, and confirmed May 8, 1929, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Meadow Grove. She received her education in rural Meadow Grove and Meadow Grove High School.
On Aug. 27, 1929, she was married to Ernest Werner at Yankton, S.D. The couple farmed north of Meadow Grove until moving to town in 1952. They purchased the Beehive grocery store in Meadow Grove in 1950 and ran it until 1953. In 1955, Florence went to work for J.M. McDonald’s Department Store in Norfolk in the drapery department, selling and installing drapes. She worked there for 15 years and then worked out of her home for another 11 years.
Florence was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Meadow Grove and a member of St. Matthew Ladies Aid. Her hobbies included bowling, fishing and gardening.
She is survived by one son, Arnold and his wife, June of Meadow Grove; two daughters and their spouses, Joyce and Keith Hoffart of Morris, Minn., and Ramona and Willard Williams of Fremont; one sister, Shirley Grimm of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; two brothers, Clarence Smith of Thousand Oaks and Richard Smith of Acton, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on June 16, 1983; one brother, Clyde Smith; and three great-grandsons, Bradley Werner, Michael Loher and Brian Tegeler; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
COLUMBUS — Services for J.R. “Whiff” Warner, 83, of Columbus, formerly of Norfolk, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gass Haney Funeral Home in Columbus with military honors by the American Legion Honor Guard of Hartman Post 84.
There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.
He died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.
WISNER - Services are pending at Kuzelka-Minnick Funeral Home for Arvilla S. Kirch, 91, Wisner. She died Thursday, May 4, 2006, at Wisner Care Center.
ALBION - Services for Freda A. McMurray, 90, formerly of Albion, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Levander Funeral Home here with burial in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Newman Grove. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She died at Sunrise Country Manor Nursing Home in Milford on Tuesday, May 2, 2006.
O’NEILL - Services for Jerry Rosenkrans, 56, of Lynch are pending at Biglin’s Mortuary. He died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at his home.
COLUMBUS - Services are pending at Gass Haney Funeral Home for J.R. Warner, 83, Columbus. He died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.
MEADOW GROVE - Services for Florence Werner, 94, of Meadow Grove will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Meadow Grove with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Mrs. Werner died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Memorial services for Jean M. Lininger, 82, Pickerington, Ohio, formerly of Norfolk, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at Pickerington.
She died April 25, 2006, at Echo Manor Extended Care Center. Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home of Pickerington is in charge.
O’NEILL — Memorial graveside services for Leonard Bazelman, 94, O’Neill, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the O’Neill Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 93. Biglin’s Mortuary is in charge.
He died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at his home.
Services for Elaine (Krehnke Froehle) Chambers, 82, San Jose, Calif., were April 28 in San Jose. She was born and raised in Pierce County and died April 20, 2006.
WISNER — Services for Kathy Dennis, 81, of Bloomington, Ill., formerly of Wisner, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner with burial in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the church with a vigil at 7 p.m. Kuzelka-Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dennis died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at BroMenn Health Center in Normal, Ill.
COLERIDGE — Roger A. Hansen, 65, of Newbern, Tenn., and formerly of Coleridge, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Oakwood Community Living Center in Dyersburg, Tenn.
Graveside services and burial of ashes will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge. Services are under the direction of Wintz Funeral Home of Coleridge.
WEST POINT — Angeline Stratman, 91, of West Point died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at the West Point Living Center.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church here with burial at St. Michael’s Cemetery. There will be a rosary Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and wake at 7 p.m. at Stokely Funeral Home with visitation from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
HARTINGTON — Claudette M. Uhing, 58, of Hartington died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at her residence after a fight with cancer.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with burial at the Hartington City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and vigil at 7:30 p.m. at Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
TILDEN — Services for Florence Werner, 94, of Meadow Grove are pending at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden. Mrs. Werner died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
John J. Poellot, 55, of South Sioux City died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church at South Sioux City with graveside services at 3 p.m. Friday at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City from 4:30 until 8 p.m. Thursday with a wake at 7 p.m.
John was born Oct. 27, 1950, in Norfolk, the son of John Junior and Bernice Eyvonne (Silkett) Poellot. He graduated from Norfolk High School and attended Norfolk Junior College. He married Karen A. Pelster on May 24, 1975 in Elgin. He was formerly employed as a liquidation warehouseman for Gateway.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in South Sioux City.
Survivors include his wife, Karen; three sons, Jason of North Sioux City, S.D., Justin and Joshua, both of South Sioux City; his parents, John and Bernice of Norfolk; three brothers and their wives, Ron and Sharon, Roger and Linda, Steve and Carol; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Schrader, his grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers will be Pat Moser, Kevin Melcher, Randy Pelster, Robert Poellot, John Reznicek and Eric Rapp.
The Rev. Daniel Wittrock will officiate.
HOWELLS - Services for Myron Brodecky, 87, of Howells will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Howells with burial in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:30 to 8 p.m. and resume Thursday after 9:30 a.m. at the church. Rosaries will be recited Wednesday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the church. Svoboda Funeral Home is in charge.
Mr. Brodecky died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Faith Regional Health Services.
Myron was born Aug. 17, 1918, in Schuyler to Sen. Emil E. and Lucille (Novak) Brodecky. He received his education in the Howells school system and graduated from Howells High School in 1936.
On July 12, 1943, he married Grace Kuester in Howells, and they farmed until he retired in 1983. Myron played the trumpet and trombone with the Duffy Belohrad Orchastra for over 50 years and the Howells Hotshots for over 20 years. He also played with other many area dance bands, including The Solid Eight, Joe Fiala, Dwain Muller, Leon Koopman, Mustach Joe, Bud Comte, Al Houdek, Louie Hamsa and Bobby Lane.
He was a tireless volunteer in Howells doing whatever he could to improve the community. He also served on the Howells School Board for 25 years, on the Activity Center Board of Directors, and sang in the St. John’s Choir and played Taps for local veterans’ funerals for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Workmen. Myron and Grace were recipients of the Ak-Sar-Ben Good Neighbor Award. His life was a mixture of family, friends, volunteering, music, humor and laughter.
Myron is survived by his wife, Grace of Howells; two sons, Gary (Jean) Brodecky of Norfolk and Tom Brodecky of Columbus; two daughters, Pat (Mrs. John) Leavell of Des Moines, Iowa, and Lynn (Mrs. Dennis) Matthies of Norfolk; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Joseph (Lauretta) Brodecky of Akron, Ohio.
Condolences may be send to www.svobodafuneralhome.com
WISNER - Services for Kathy Dennis, 81, of Bloomington, Ill., formerly of Wisner, are pending at Kuzelka-Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner. Mrs. Dennis died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at BroMenn Health Center in Normal, Ill.
CLARKSON - Services for Don Jaroska, 64, of Clarkson will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in Clarkson with burial at Clarkson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:30 Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Jaroska died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his home.
Don was born Aug 18, 1941, in Stanton County to Joseph and Emilie (Teply) Jaroska. He attended Stanton County rural District 38 School and then graduated from Clarkson High School.
Don loved to farm and he also loved his animals, especially his dog Corky. He was also a good mechanic and enjoyed repairing his own equipment. He was also an avid pencil collector and had an extensive collection.
He is survived by his two brothers, Jerome (wife Faythe Ann) Jaroska of Norfolk and Miles Jaroska and his wife Coleen Scarborough of Sulphur Springs, Texas. He is also survived by a nephew, Jonathan (wife Susan) Jaroska of Medina, Ohio, and great-nieces Alana and Jonna.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dr. Earl F. Underwood Jr. will officiate. Lunch will be served at the church after the service.