Funeral services for Randy Thomas Wordekemper, 38, and Jordan Thomas
Wordekemper, 3, were Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church
in Omaha. Father Jerry Stessman officiated. Con celebrants were Father
Bill Bond, Father Gary Ostrander, Father Damien Cook and Father Pat McCaslin.
Randy and Jordan died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, from injuries sustained
in a car accident east of Elkhorn.
Pallbearers for Randy were Dale Lofgren, Jeff Schlecht, Bruce Schlecht,
Dave Lueckenhoff, Dave Ridder and Tom Kreikemeier. Honorary pallbearers
were Eddie Linnenbrink and Corey Peatrowsky.
Pallbears for Jordan were stepbrothers, Joe, James and Jon Steuter
and cousins Jonathan Neuvirth, Nathan Neuvirth and Tyler Shreve.
Randy was born Feb. 28, 1961, in West Point to Thomas and Mary Ann
(Heimann) Wordekemper. He attended Pebble Valley grade school and graduated
from West Point Central Catholic High School in 1979. For several years
Randy coached American Legion baseball in West Point. He received his bachelor
degree in business from the University of Nebraska, Omaha in May of 1994.
He was employed at Lozier Corporation as a traffic supervisor. He also
worked at Von Maur at the Westroads.
Jordan was born Nov. 27, 1995, to Randy and Mary Jo Wall Steuter. He
attended Creative Learning Center in Omaha. He loved playing football,
baseball and basketball with his dad. In September of 1999, Randy, Mary
Jo and Jordan moved to Elkhorn.
Randy is survived by his fiancee, Mary Jo Steuter of Elkhorn; parents
Thomas H. and Mary Ann Wordekemper, Omaha; brothers Rodney Wordekemper,
Russell Wordekemper, Phoenix, Ariz., Patrick and Susan Wordekemper, Bronson,
Iowa; sisters LeAnn Shreve, Lincoln, Jodi and Mike Neuvirth, West Point,
Gail Wordekemper, Lenexa, Kan., and Kelli Wordekemper, Lincoln; grandparents
Victor and Emma Heimann, Snyder; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ben and Elizabeth Wordekemper.
Jordan is survived by his mother Mary Jo Steuter, Elkhorn; grandparents
Thomas H. and Mary Ann Wordekemper, Don and Rita Wall, all of Omaha; great
grandparents Maynard and Agnes Wall, Omaha, Emma and Victor Heimann, Snyder;
stepbrothers Joe Steuter, James Steuter and Jon Steuter; stepsister Jackie
Steuter, all of West Point; aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his great grandparents Ben and Elizabeth
Wordkemper and Leonard and Isabelle Stessman.
Memorials may be made to St. Leo Catholic Church, St. Gerald Catholic
Church or St. Cecilia Cathedral.
Joyce Kreikemeier, 62, Snyder, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Parkview
Home in Dodge. Funeral services for Joyce were Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at
St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Snyder. Father Dan Galas officiated with burial
in St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery, Snyder.
Pallbearers were Jason Chapman, Marc Chapman, Tim Chapman, Bruce Kreikemeier,
Jason Kreikemeier and Dave Pieper.
Joyce was born July 31, 1937, at North Bend to William and Elsie (Faist)
Chapman. She was a 1954 graduate of North Bend High School. She also graduated
from Wayne State Teachers College. She was a certified catechist and received
her education in that field from Creighton University. She was a member
of St. Leo’s Church Choir, member of the Religious Leaders and Coordinators
of Omaha Rural (RELCOR), member of the Catechist Certification Committee
of the Omaha Archdiocese, received the Outstanding Religous Educator of
the Year Award of the Omaha Archdiocese in 1989; was a member of the Franciscan
Home Health Hospice Board, West Point; and was a member of the Modern Belles
extension club. She was a member of St. Leo’s Parish Council for 40 years.
She also taught school in North Bend for several years. She married Marvin
Kreikemeier on May 29, 1958, at St. Charles Catholic Church in North Bend.
She and her husband were engaged in farming and cattle raising north of
Snyder where she resided to the present time. She also had been Director
of Religous Education at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Snyder for 30 years
and retired in 1999.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin; daugthers, Sue (Mrs. Dan) Kassmeier,
Fremont, Barb (Mrs. Cary) Becker, Omaha, Carol (Mrs. Steven) Poulson, Omaha,
Denise (Mrs. Brock) Goddard, Omaha; sons Mike and wife Mary Kay Kreikemeier,
Lincoln, Bill and wife, Connie Kreikemeier, Snyder, and Keith and wife
Jeni Kreikemeier, Dodge; 14 grandchildren; four brothers and spouses Bob
and Terry Chapman, Fremont, Don and Beverly Chapman, Omaha, Larry and Judy
Chapman, Signal Mountain, Tenn. Dick and Linda Chapman, Omaha; two sisters-in-law,
Chris Chapman, Lincoln and Jane Carmichael, North Bend.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ken and
Donald Arthur Larsen, 66, Bancroft died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at
the Pender Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft. Rev. Terry Daberkow officiated. Burial
was in the Bancroft Cemetery.
Sylvia J. Zakovec, 82, Dodge, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Fremont
Area Medical Center. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at
St. Wencelaus Catholic Church, Dodge. Father Dan Wittrock officiated with
burial in Killian Cemetery, rural Morse Bluff. Pallbearers were Don Holub,
Mark Holub, Roger Holub, Marvin Vech, Gaylen Goeller, John Zakovec, Roland
Zakovec, Mike Gellerman and Francis Zakovec.
Thomas Krutilek, 44, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at the NHS/Clarkson
Hospital in Omaha following a sudden illness. Funeral services were Monday,
Oct. 23, 2000, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Rev.
Mark Eldal officated with burial in the Oakland Cemetery, Oakland. Pallbearers
were David Fischer, Brian Woerman, Glen Dirskschneider, Dennis Niewohner,
James Flynn and Rick Sake. Honorary pallbearers were Larry VanBuren, John
Flynn, Dennis Metz, Glen Kahlandt, Warren Kahlandt, Robert Kahlandt, Jerry
George, Ralph VanBuren, John McGowan and Charlie Schulz.
Stanley C. Johnson, 78, Oakland, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at the
Oakland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000,
at Salem Covenant Church in Oakland. Rev. R. Michael Gillett officiated
with burial in the Oakland Cemetery. Casketbearers were Aaron Johnson,
Nathan Johnson, Mark Erickson, Tim Erickson, Doug Erickson, Lonnie Uman
and Duane Osten. Honorary casketbearers were Maynard Erickson, Eldon Erickson,
Marland Erickson, Milton Uman, Trexton Smith, Lyle Enstrom, Bernard Monson
and Willmer Moseman.
Funeral services for Elvera Lierman, 78, West Point, were Monday, Oct.
23, 2000, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Beemer. Pastor Roger Schepmann
officiated. Burial was at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Beemer.
Elvera died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West
Point. Pallbearers were Norbert Holtz, Kendall Holtz, Daniel Beerbohm,
Harvey Holtz, Roger Holtz and Matthew Ripp. Honoray pallbearers were Bud
Holtz, Loren Leimer, Dan Holtz and Michael Blackwell.
Merlyn D. Nelson, 71, Oakland, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at the
Oakland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday (today) Oct.
25, 2000, at the First United Methodist Church in Oakland. Rev. Robert
E. Call officiated with burial in the Westside Cemetery, rural Oakland.
Pallbearers were Andrew Nelson, Ryan Brummond, Matt Dinslage, Jared Dinslage,
Jordon Dinslage and Jeff Gall.
Lillian E. Johnson, 94, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000. Funeral services
were Wednesday (today) Oct. 25, 2000, at Rozanek and Son Colonial Chapel,
Fremont. Pastor Michael Thomas of Salem Lutheran Church officiated with
burial in Memorial Cemetery, Fremont. Pallbearers were Duane Benne, Dan
Lux, David Lux, Ron Pronske and Mike Ronhovde.
Mabel F. Chapman, 98, North Bend, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Crete
Manor, Crete. Funeral services are Wednesday (today), Oct. 25, 2000, at
St. Charles Catholic Church, North Bend. Father Tom Sellentin officiated
with burial at Woodland Cemetery, North Bend. Pallbearers were Mike and
Dan Ulrich, Terry, Doug, Greg, Bill, Edward and Tommy Chapman.
Raymond Dean Barker, 64, Scribner, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at
St. Francis Mermorial Hospital in West Point. Memorial services were Thursday
at St. Boniface Catholic Church at Monterey, west of West Point. Rev. Dennis
DeGuzman officiated with burial in the church cemetery.
Frank J. Stuchlik, 92, West Point, formerly of Bonner Springs, Kan.,
died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at the West Point Living Center. Funeral services
were Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in
Prague with Rev. Ronald Homes as celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Gwen D. Wostoupal died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Burdette Tomlin
Memorial Hospital, Cape May Court House, NJ. A memorial service was held
Sept. 20, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church.
Harold A. Ellebracht, 89, Pilot Grove, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000,
at Katy Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000,
at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove, Mo. Rev. Father Eric Schlachter
officiated with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Ellebracht,
Clint Rybak, Tom Sonthemeier, Pat Korte, Greg Zitko, Jeff Marren and Joe
Walter Thomas Ellebracht, 19, Lee Summit, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 12,
2000, at Research Medical Center in Missouri. Survivors include his parents
of ; a son Benjamin Thomas Carlyle-Ellebrecht; two sisters Bridget and
Lily and several aunts and uncles including Mildred Mashek of Oakland.
Anna Marie Ellebracht, 17, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Independence
Regional Medical Center in Missouri. Survivors include her parents Vince
and Donna Ellebracht of Lee Summit, Mo.; two sisters Bridget and Lily;
and several aunts and uncles including Mildred Mashek of Oakland.
Louise Hasenkamp, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at the Stanton
Health Center, Stanton. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at
Faith Lutheran Church, Stanton. Rev. Timothy Booth officiated with burial
in the Stanton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Thompson, Dan Fassnacht,
Dan Porter, Lynn Hasenkamp, David Schuetze and Edward Drieling. Honorary
pallbearers were Clifford (Kip) Hasenkamp, Roger Hasenkamp, Ken Wiechman,
Lorna Schuster and Karen Hookstra.
William (Maurie) Anderson
William Maurice (Maurie) Anderson, 77, West Point died, Saturday, Jan.
20, 2001, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point. A memorial service
was held Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Trinity Church, West Point. Rev. JC
Browne officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Leo Siebrandt, Donald Nielsen,
Robert Plagge, Richard Graybeal, Henry Stalp, Leonard Prinz and David Knievel.
Ethel Heuston, 84, Bancroft, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at her home
in Bancroft. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Munderloh
Funeral Home in Bancroft. Burial was in the Bancroft Cemetery.
Marcia Hoffmann, 87, Webster Groves, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000,
after a brief illness. A memorial service was held Nov. 20, 2000, at Concordia
Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, Mo.