Florence S. Bender
Florence S. Bender, 90, Seward, died June 22, 2003, in Seward.
She was born March 31, 1913, near Staplehurst to William and Margaret (Brown) Menze.
She attended Staplehurst High School and worked as a telephone operator. She married George Bender on July 17, 1955, at Staplehurst. She worked at Seward Memorial Hospital until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Bender; brother, Les Menze; and granddaughter, Kamela Lamberty.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Debbie Bender, Seward; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Cletus and Marty Bender, Marlin and Jeanne Bender and Alvin Bender, all of Seward; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Donna McMillen, Seward, Retha and Lloyd Dowding, Bellevue and Elaine and Larry Lamberty, Omaha; sister-in-law, Glorine Schulstad, Barnesville, Minn.; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are Wednesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Seward with the Rev. Eric Ford officiating. Casketbearers are Calvin, Chris, Corey, Tom and Dustin Bender and Bob and Ben Lamberty. Interment is at Seward Cemetery.
Elmer John Freidrich Sternberg, 82, Cordova, died Aug. 20, 2003, in Friend.
He was born Dec. 16, 1920, near Cordova and Beaver Crossing to Hugo Carl and Emma Marie (Fischer) Sternberg.
He attended country school District 62. He worked as a truck driver his entire life, retiring from John Noler Trucking in 1962. He enjoyed reading trucking magazines and local newspapers, working crossword puzzles, spending time with nieces and nephews and reminiscing with family. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and Lutheran Laymen's League, Cordova.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Sternberg; and brother-in-law, Raymond Wiemer.
Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Carol Sternberg, Cordova; sisters and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Willard Zastrow, Cordova, and Mildred Wiemer, Seward; sister-in-law and husband, Mary and Robert Scheer, Cordova; nieces; nephews and special family friends.
Funeral services were Aug. 23 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Cordova, with the Rev. Arnold H. Jurchen officiating. Casketbearers were Duane and Brian Zastrow, Vernon and Verle Wiemer, Russell Sternberg and John Noler. Interment was at Zastrow Cemetery, Cordova. Memorials may be sent to the family or the donor's choice.
J.R. Pool, 75, Lincoln, died June 9, 2003, in Lincoln.
He was born July 18, 1927, in Shelton to Herman and Juanita (Smith) Pool.
He was a member of the Seward Presbyterian Church and served in the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie.
Survivors include his sons, Jeff Pool, Seward, and Tim Pool, Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Ed McGuire, Wheaton, Ill.; sister, Avnelle Lauer, Gibbon; two grandchildren; nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were June 12 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association.
CREIGHTON -- Services for Vernon Alfred Jensen, 86, of Creighton were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton.
He died Friday, April 6 at Plainview.
PLAINVIEW -- Services for Guss Phillip Reiland, 87, of Plainview were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2001 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Plainview. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery in Plainview. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at Ashburn Funeral Home in Plainview.
He died Tuesday, April 3, at Plainview Area Health System in Plainview.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Memorial services for Evelyn Dalton, 88, of Indianapolis, Ind., were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at Church of the Master Baptist Church in Indianapolis.
She died Saturday, March 28 at Indianapolis.
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Services for Archie Young, 74, of Seaside, Calif., were held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2001 at Mission Park Memorial Chapel in Monterey, Calif.
He died Sunday, April 1 at San Jose, Calif.
OSMOND -- Services for Raymond F. Krohn, 86, of Osmond, were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2001 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osmond with burial in the parish cemetery.
He died Sunday, July 1 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.
James Rice, Sr.
OSMOND -- Services for James Rice, Sr., 71, of Osmond were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2001 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Osmond with burial in the parish cemetery.
He died Thursday, June 28 at Osmond.
PLAINVIEW -- Services for Vernon Wachholtz, 81, of Plainview were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
He died Friday, Oct. 12 at Plainview Manor.
PIERCE -- Services for, Leo Keller 83, of Pierce, will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the United Church Of Christ, Pierce..
Burial will be at Prospect View Cemetery, Pierce, Nebraska.
Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at Stonacek Memorial Chapel, Pierce.
He died Tuesday March 8, 2005 at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
Audette Butterfield, 85
Memorial services for Audette Butterfield, 85 of Orchard, will be held Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Ashburn Funeral Home in Orchard
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.
She died Thursday, December 29, 2005 at the O'Neill Nursing Center in O'Niell, Nebraska.
Earl Bossard, 91
Family memorial services for Earl Bossard, 91 of Plainview were Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Ashburn Funeral Home in Plainview.
Inurnment in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Plainview at a later date.
Hilda (Johnson) Larson
Services for Hilda (Johnson) Larson, 92 of Plainview were Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Plainview
Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Plainview.
Duane "Shorty" Bivens, 79
Services for Duane "Shorty" Bivens, 79 of Plainview were held Tuesday, July 11 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Plainview.
Burial was in the St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery in Plainview.
Shorty passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2006 in Plainview.
Charles Goetzinger, 71
Services for Charles (Chuck) Goetzinger were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Plainview.
Father Jerry Conneally officiated at the service and at the burial at Pleasant View Cemetery north of Plainview.
Bearers were Bill Bonta, Dave Schwanebeck, Nathan Schwanebeck, Brian Harrison, Keylyn Anderson and Andrew Martinez and honorary bearers included Chauncey Harrison, Randy Steinkraus, John Anderson, John Borgmann, Ray Snodgrass and Joel Kee.
Military rites were performed by the Plainview American Legion Post #148 and the Plainview Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5330.Solos were sung by Sue Johnson and Janice Knaak was the organist.
Visitation was held at Ashburn Funeral Homes on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and rosary was recited on Friday at Ashburn Funeral Home in Plainview.Charles John Richard Goetzinger was born March 29, 1936 at Creighton and died September 12, 2007.In his younger years, Goetzinger attended St. Ludger’s Elementary school in Creighton for about four years, and during that time, he and his family moved to a farm north of Plainview.
Goetzinger helped at home for many years and played basketball and football during high school After graduation he served in the military in Korea and then returned to Plainview and worked for Glenn Schacklett at the Standard Station in Plainview.On August 17, 1959, Goetzinger married Marion Schwanebeck. The couple farmed south of Plainview, running a dairy and hog operation.Goetzinger was voted “Farmer of the Year” in 1963. He grew sweet corn and enjoyed sharing it with others.
Goetzinger enjoyed sports and watching many of his nephews and great-nephews participate in sports.He was also active in tractor pulling for many years, won several trophies and served as the secretary for the Nebraska Tractor Pullers Association.
Goetzinger was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, four nieces and three nephews.
He is survived by his wife, Marion, of Plainview; brothers, Bob, Don and wife, Dee, Goetzinger; sisters Peg and husband, Ron Bonta; Helen and husband, Joel Kee; Mary Ellison; Joan Thomas and sister-in-law Marilyn Goetzinger and many nieces and nephews.
Ken Petersen, 74
Services for Ken Petersen, formerly of Plainview, were held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007 at Southgate United Methodist Church in Lincoln.Kenneth Milo Petersen was born in Plainview on October 14, 1932 in Plainview to Carl and Thora Petersen and died at the Monarch in Lincoln where he had spent the last two weeks of his life with his wife, family and friends. Family members said he “moved on to the next place with a feeling of peace and blessedness in his heart.
”Petersen was the last born of 10 surviving children of his parents, who moved to Nebraska from Denmark.
He graduated from Plainview High school in 1950 and married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Naomi Foster, also of Plainview, on March 8, 1953.Petersen played baritone in high school and then moved on to entertain with friends, brothers and a sister in the Plainview Klown Band.Ken and Ruth raised their family of four children in Lincoln where Ken built a career in homebuilding. He loved working with his hands and people.
Petersen was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Elise, Elvera, Edith, Elaine and a brother, Charles and two infant brothers, Axel and Herdis.
He is survived by his wife; sisters, Eleanor, Shirley, Marvetta Robinson of Plainview and brother, Louis Petersen of Plainview; four children; 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Committal Service will be held at Lincoln Memorial and memorials can be sent, in lieu of flowers, to be divided among many charities of Ken’s choosing.