EMERSON — Darrel R. Zeisler, 89, of Emerson died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at his residence.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Emerson with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Munderloh Funeral Home in Emerson.
Services for Verne K. Wagner, 88, Norfolk, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Peace United Church of Christ with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Home for Funerals.
She died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare.
ALBION - Elven F. Driskel, 95, of Albion died Monday, July 3, 2006, at Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with burial in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Levander Funeral Home in Albion with a 7:30 p.m. wake and resume Thursday at 9 a.m. at the church.
NELIGH - Services are pending at Beyer Funeral Home for Phylis Long, 84, Neligh. She died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at Neligh Nursing Center.
O’NEILL - Services are pending at Biglin’s Mortuary for Clara Miller, 99, O’Neill. She died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson.
CREIGHTON - Services for Howard J. Morlan, 83, of Norfolk will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton with burial in Hope Enterprise Cemetery at Orchard. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home
Mr. Morlan died Friday, June 30, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare Center in Norfolk.
WAYNE - Rose Rieken, 88, of Wayne died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Premier Estates Senior Living Community.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Schumacher-Hasemann Funeral Home.
WEST POINT - Services for Hildegard Stuckenschmidt, 94, West Point, are pending at Stokely Funeral Home. She died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at Colonial Haven in Beemer.
PETERSBURG - Services for Viola J. Swanson, 80, Newman Grove, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church here with burial in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Levander Funeral Home in Albion with a 7:30 p.m. rosary and resume Wednesday after 9 a.m. at the church.
She died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at her home.
Viola Josephine Swanson, daughter of Anton and Josephine (Landauer) Mescher, was born on Oct. 25, 1925, near Petersburg. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and attended St. John’s Elementary and High School.
On Dec. 11, 1943, Viola was united in marriage to Leo Swanson in Lake Worth, Fla. They lived and farmed west of Newman Grove where they raised five children. Viola was a hard working and caring member in the community. She was employed as a clerk for JC Penney Co. in Albion for 19 years and worked at Barnes Mini Mart in Newman Grove for 22 years.
She was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg. In her spare time, Viola enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending her time with her children and grandchildren.
Viola is survived by her husband, Leo of Newman Grove; four children, Joan Swanson of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, Tom Swanson of Albion, David and wife Patsy of Waelder, Texas, Suzanne Kaufman and husband John of Newman Grove; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; extended family, Don Strunk of Priest River, Idaho, and his children and grandchildren, and Ronelle Christo of Albion and her children and grandchildren, and Jody Wiseman of Austin, Texas; sister, Alvina Lodge of Pierce.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Edward, Raymond, Tony and Robert Mescher; and her son, Larry, who passed away on Aug. 2, 1964.
Father Stan Schmit will officiate. Condolences may be sent to www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
CLARKSON - Services are pending at Miller Funeral Home for Anna Duffek, 104, formerly of Clarkson. Mrs Duffek died Sunday, July 2, 2006, in Humboldt, Ariz.
HARTINGTON - Lynne Konz, 47, of Hartington died Saturday, July 1, 2006, as a result of an automobile accident northwest of Hartington.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a 2 p.m. rosary and 7:30 p.m. vigil at Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Julie Ann Bartos
VERDIGRE — Services for Julie Ann Bartos, 33, formerly of Verdigre, will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Verdigre with burial in the Jelen Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 8 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Chapel in Verdigre.
Ms. Bartos died Monday, June 26, 2006, at her home in Pearland, Texas.
Julie Ann Bartos, daughter of Emil and Leanore (Brookhouser) Bartos, was born July 25, 1972, at St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill. She was a member of the Lucky Lads & Lassies 4-H club. She took an interest in the family cow herd and had invested in some cows herself. The county fair was a place to show calves as well as be with her friends.
Through high school, she was a cheerleader, the president of the Verdigre FFA Chapter, and was salutatorian of the Verdigre Public High graduating class of 1990. She received her FFA State Farmer degree and a cherished picture is of Julie with her parents when she received the Star State Farmer Degree.
Julie participated in a medical mission trip to San Salvador in the summer of 1992.
She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her physician’s assistant degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
For a brief period of time, she was married to Greg Zoubek.
She worked as a physician’s assistant in Beatrice and Lincoln, and in North Carolina, Maryland, and in Houston.
Julie was a member of the United Methodist Church of Verdigre, Berean Church in Lincoln, and the Houston Baptist Church, where she was a group Sunday school teacher.
This loving aunt took a genuine interest in her nieces’ and nephews’ activities, attended them when she could, and never forgot their birthdays.
Julie died at her home in Pearland, Texas, on Monday, June 26, 2006, at the age of 33.
Survivors include her mother, Leanore Bartos of Verdigre; brothers and sisters, Neva (Bartos) Doerr, Keith Bartos, Nancy Jo (Bartos) Miller, Janice (Bartos) Tate, Emily Jane (Bartos) Richardson, Billy Bartos, Bobby Bartos, and June (Bartos) Loseke. She has multiple loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Emil Bartos; and a brother, John Lee Bartos.
ORCHARD — Services for John Robert Harvey, 68, of Orchard will be Monday at 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Orchard with burial in the Orchard Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by American Legion Post 136. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday to the time of the service.
Mr. Harvey died Friday, June 30, 2006, at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Orchard on July 4, 1937, to John Henry Harvey and Mae (Winchell) Harvey. He was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Church and graduated from Orchard Public School in 1954.
John served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1962. After his discharge, he returned to take over the farm north of Orchard, which was homesteaded by his grandfather, Henry Harvey, in 1878. He and his wife, Betty, celebrated the 125th anniversary of the purchase of their farm in 2003.
He married Betty Lou Hanson of Monmouth, Ill., on Aug. 25, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Orchard.
John was an avid genealogist for 15 years, during which time he served on the board of the Orchard Genealogy Society. He was a member of American Legion Post 136 and the United Methodist Church. For the past few years, he enjoyed playing cards with longtime friends and fellow retirees. He was proud owner of the Nebraska State record white tail buck for 1963.
John is survived by his wife, Betty Lou; two sons, Rick and Ron Harvey; and one daughter, Sheila Maly and her husband, Reed, all of Lincoln.
He was a loving grandfather to Georgia and Grace Maly, and step-grandfather to Chad and Chelsia Stiefel.
John is also survived by one brother, Floyd Harvey of O’Neill; and one sister, Neva June Maahs of Walton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
BLOOMFIELD — Services for Elmer Klein, 83, of Fordyce will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield with burial in the Bloomfield City Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-6 Sunday at church Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Mr. Klein died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
Elmer Alvin Klein passed away June 29, 2006, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D. at the age of 83. He was born on Aug. 4, 1922, in Lindy, to Fritz and Sophia (Nabor) Klein. He attended a rural school in Lindy through the eighth grade.
Elmer married the love of his life, Evelyn (Mike) Lovejoy on Sept. 24, 1944, at the Methodist Church in Bloomfield. They were blessed with five children: Judith Mumm, Jerry Klein, Kathleen Fink, Barbara Debban and Patricia Hotovy.
They started farming east of Bloomfield for four years. Then in 1949, they moved 4 1/2 miles north of Pleasant Valley where they still reside. He was a farmer all his life. He milked cows, raised corn, beans, hay, raised hogs and hauled gravel. Later in life he had a Black Angus cow herd that he loved and he called it his “hobby farm.”
He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Bloomfield and also a member of St. Mark's Church Council, Northeast Nebraska Pork Producers Board, Fordyce Coop director, National Milk Producers Federation Boards, active in the Lutheran Brotherhood Association and a rural school board member. He was a 4-H leader, charter member of the Lakeview Golf Course and an Archer Oil dealer for 30 years.
Elmer's zest for life was evident in his love for family and friends and his work ethic that he modeled throughout his life.
Hobbies included card club, camping, woodworking, golfing, attending grandchildren's activities, traveling, swimming and watching baseball games on TV.
Survivors include Evelyn (Mike) Klein, wife of 61 years; Judith Mumm of Omaha; Jerry and Lisa Klein of Plainview; Kathleen and Ronald Fink of Crofton; Barbara and Bruce Debban of Richland, Wash.; and Patricia and Greg Hotovy of West Point; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Art and Thressia Klein of Moville, Iowa; sister Elaine Peitzmeier of Papillion; sisters-in-law, Hilma Klein and Iris Klein of Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Fred, Ray, Glen, Herb; sister Magdalena and son-in-law Carl Mumm.