|Rev. Francis Price
COLUMBUS - The Rev. Francis R. Price, 82,
of Norfolk, formerly of Columbus, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at St. Joseph's
Nursing Home in Norfolk.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. Isidore
Catholic Church in Columbus with the Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss officiating.
Burial is at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Columbus.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Thursday with a
7 p.m. vigil and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday, all at the church.
Rev. Price was born April 5, 1917, in Phoenix,
Neb., to Ernest and Mary (Nachtman) Price.
He attended rural schools in Holt County and
graduated from St. Mary Academy in O'Neill in 1936. That fall he enrolled
in St. Lawrence College in Mt. Calvary, Wis., and finished in June 1939.
That same fall he entered St. Louis Prep Seminary. Having concluded his
studies there in June 1941, he entered Kenrick Seminary the following September.
After completing the required courses, he was ordained a priest on Dec.
21, 1944. On that date, he was appointed assistant pastor to St. Bridgets
Church in Omaha and then to St. Michaels Church in South Sioux City. In
March 1954, he was named pastor of the Church of Epiphany in Emmett with
St. Joseph in Amelia as his mission. He remained there until June 2, 1960,
when he began serving St. Anthony Parish in Cedar Rapids. On June 13, 1963,
he became the founding pastor of St. Isidore Parish in Columbus. He served
in this parish until June 16, 1983. At that point he was assigned to St.
Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago. On March 3, 1988, he was assigned
to St. Michael Parish in Albion. His final appointment was as associate
pastor of St. Bonaventure Church in Columbus from June 14, 1990, until
retiring in 1994.
Survivors include four brothers, Delmar (Evelyn)
of Portland, Ore., Joe (Evelyn) of Custer, S.D., the Rev. Basil Price S.J.
of Seoul, Korea, and Stanley D. (Alberta) of Norfolk.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and
four brothers, Blaine, Paul, Stephen and the Rev. Peter Price S.J.
Memorials are suggested to St. Isidore Church.
COLUMBUS - Wilbur Louis Johnson, 88, of Columbus
died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Edgewood Vista in Columbus.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the First United
Methodist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Katherine Bullard officiating.
Burial is at the Columbus Cemetery with military honors by the American
Legion Hartman Post 84.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Gass-Haney
Funeral Home with Masonic services by Lebanon Lodge 323 A.F. and A.M. at
7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation continues Friday from 9-10 a.m.
at the church.
Mr. Johnson was born Nov. 29, 1911, in Clearwater
to Roy E. and Emma M. (Reimer) Johnson. He attended school in District
60, Antelope County, Clearwater High School and Norfolk Junior College.
He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1935 with
a bachelor of law degree. He was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity
and the Order of the Coif, an honorary legal fraternity. After his admission
to the Missouri State Bar, he opened a law practice in Kansas City and
served for eight years as an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission
in Washington, D.C.
He married Jean A. Browder Sept. 5, 1937,
in Albion. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World
War II from 1944-46. He was enrolled for training at Princeton and Harvard
University and was a communications officer on several troop transports
in convoy duty on the Atlantic. He was also a legal officer at the U.S.
Naval Disciplinary Barracks near Norfolk, Va.
He moved to Columbus in 1946 and opened a
law office in the Maxwell Building. In 1949, he formed a law partnership
with Judge Louis Lightner.
He held memberships in the Columbus Chamber
of Commerce, the Platte County Bar Association, the Kansas City Bar Association,
the Sixth Judicial District Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.
He was the associate editor of the Nebraska Law Bulletin from 1934-35,
Columbus police judge from 1947-51, acting Platte County judge from 1959-72
and Columbus city attorney from 1961-65. He was a member of the VFW, Lebanon
Lodge 323 A.F. and A.M., and other Masonic Orders, First United Methodist
Church, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the building of the First
United Methodist Church sanctuary, and an adult Sunday school teacher for
30 years. He was a former chairman of the Platte County Chapter of the
Survivors include a son, Vard (Ruth Purtilo)
of Omaha; a daughter, Jamie (Richard) Snyder of Columbus; a sister, Winifred
Kaminson of Neligh; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1986;
and a sister, Zella Ward.
Memorials are suggested to the church.
ALBION - Shirley Janet Zabka, 61, of Milford
died Monday, March 6, 2000, at her residence.
Services are 3 p.m. Thursday at the United
Church of Christ in Albion with the Rev. Mary Avidano officiating. Burial
is at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at the Levander
Funeral Home in Albion.
Mrs. Zabka was born Sept. 10, 1938, in Reynolds
to Edward David and Ruth Grace (Simpson) Kinzie. She attended Beaver Crossing
Public Schools and graduated from Beaver Crossing High School in 1956.
Following graduation, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy. She was based in San
Diego and worked at the hospital there. After her discharge she moved to
Albion and was employed at the Boone County Hospital. She later moved to
Council Bluffs, Iowa, and continued her nursing career. She then lived
in Columbus and earned her cosmetology license, which resulted in a move
to Milford, where she started her own beauty shop. She had currently been
working at Shop EZ.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia
(Kenneth) Bethune of Carroll and Theresa (Michael) Mumaugh of Milford;
one son, John (Leslie) Morris of Evans, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; five brothers,
Bill of Council Bluffs, Don of Oceanside, Calif., Bob (Carol) of Ethel,
Wash., Kennie (Millie) of Wilbur and Alfred (Helen) of Coffey, Mo.; and
two sisters, Joyce (Carroll) Anderson of Albion and Ruby Morris of Newman
She was preceded in death by her parents;
and one brother, David Edward "Bud" Kinzie.
COLUMBUS - Luella F. Armstrong, 89, of Columbus
died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Columbus Manor.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bible
Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Loren Swiney officiating. Burial
is at the Brunswick Cemetery with graveside services at 3:30 p.m.
Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. today and 8-9
a.m. Thursday, both at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus. Visitation continues
from 10 a.m. Thursday until service time at the church.
Mrs. Armstrong was born Jan. 22, 1911, in
Plainview to Daniel and Myrtle (Russell) Kettle. She grew up on a farm
near Brunswick and attended rural school near Brunswick and Neligh High
She married Frank Armstrong March 14, 1928,
in Center. The couple farmed for many years in the Brunswick and Creighton
area. In 1961, after the death of her husband, she made her home in Columbus
with her daughter and son-in-law until 1996 when she entered the Columbus
Manor. She was a member of the church.
Survivors include a son, Daniel of Bellwood;
five daughters, Leatrice Behnk of Greeley, Gay Harriman, Twila Neuwirth
and June Wilgocki, all of Columbus, and Deanna Kleider of Springfield;
one sister, Helen Curtis of Hopkins, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren;
and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband;
her parents; four brothers; two sisters; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
ALBION - Helen E. Bowers, 92, of Albion died
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Levander
Funeral Home in Albion with the Rev. Raymond Avidano officiating. Burial
is at the Dublin Cemetery in Primrose.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Levander
Funeral Home in Albion.
COLUMBUS - Floyd Mueller, 82, of Columbus
died Monday, May 8, 2000, at the Columbus Manor.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke's
United Church of Christ with the Rev. Nancy Peebles officiating. Burial
is at the Roselawn Cemetery in Columbus.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at Gass-Haney
Funeral Home in Columbus. Visitation continues from 9-10 a.m. Thursday
at the church with a 9:45 a.m. family prayer service.
Mr. Mueller was born April 28, 1918, in Columbus
to Samuel and Lena (Egger) Mueller. He attended school in Platte County.
He married Marian Kamm on Sept. 14, 1940,
in Platte Center and they settled on a farm near Oconee. He was a past
member of the Oconee Township Election Board and worked with the Lower
Loup Natural Resources District for 12 years. He was a member of the church
and was active for many years in the Men's Brotherhood group. He loved
fishing and card playing. He spent his entire life in Platte County.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter,
Janet (Loren) Bonneau of Crete; one son, Roger (Michele) of Columbus; one
sister, Helen (Gottlieb) Abegglen of Columbus; one brother, Edward (Martha)
of Columbus; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one
brother, Walter; and two sisters, Lillian Bisson and Hulda Klink.
Memorials are suggested to the church.
BRAINARD - James T. Chmelka, 88, of Brainard
died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at the Butler County Health Care Center in David
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the Holy Trinity
Catholic Church in Brainard with the Rev. Stephen Cooney officiating. Burial
is at the parish cemetery.
Visitation is from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thursday
at the Holesovsky Mortuary in Brainard and after 6 p.m. at the church with
a 7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus and Catholic Workman rosary followed by
a parish rosary.
Mr. Chmelka was born Sept. 18, 1911, near
Brainard in Saunders County to John A. and Anna (Kliment) Chmelka. He attended
Saunders County Rural District 68.
He married Irma M. Belik Sept. 7, 1937, in
Prague. He farmed in Saunders County until retiring in Brainard in 1976.
He was a member of the church and served as acolyte many years. He was
a member of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Workmen and served as president
of the local chapter, served on Saunders County Rural District 68, Newman
Township Board in Saunders County and a rural Saunders County Cemetery
Survivors include his wife; two sons, James
E. (Marilyn) of Valparaiso and Donald F. (Vikki) of Escondido, Calif.;
one sister, Rose Belik of Prague; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three
brothers; and six sisters.
Memorials are in care of the family.
Roberts Funeral Home in David City is in charge
COLUMBUS - Thomas A. Quinn, 59, of Lincoln
was found dead Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his home.
Graveside services are 3:30 p.m. Friday at
Roselawn Cemetery in Columbus with the Rev. Ernest Smith officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Gass-Haney Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ST. EDWARD - Libby Patronella Horn, 80, of
St. Edward died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Faith Regional Health Center
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at United Methodist-Presbyterian
Church in St. Edward with the Revs. Frank Baumert and Edward Gill officiating.
Burial is at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m., Sunday at the
Miller-Levander Funeral Home in St. Edward and will continue at the church
at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. rosary. Visitation will resume 8:30 a.m. Monday
at the church till the service.
Mrs. Horn was born May 31, 1920, at Clarkson
to Joe F. and Pauline (Kodelka) Weltruski. The family lived in the Leigh
and Newman Grove areas until 1933, when they moved to St. Edward. She attended
rural elementary school in Newman Grove and later attended Boone County
District 66 near St. Edward.
Following her schooling, she worked as a housekeeper
for many families in the area.
On Feb. 19, 1952, she married Duane A. Horn
at Albion. They lived and farmed south of Lindsay until 1988 when they
retired and moved to St. Edward.
She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic
Church in Lindsay and later St. Edward Catholic Church in St. Edward.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Rex
(Laurie) of St. Edward; one brother, Milo Weltruski of Cedar Falls, Iowa.;
two sisters, Marie (Bob) Woods of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Mildred (Marvin)
Haas of St. Edward; one sister-in-law, Jane Weltruski of Primrose; and
She was preceded in death by her parents;
her twin brothers, Joe and Frank Weltruski; and an infant brother.
ALBION - Arthur William Walden, 80, of Columbus,
formerly of Albion, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at the Columbus Community
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Park
Evangelical Church in Columbus with the Rev. Mike Neely officiating. Burial
is a Rosehill Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 162
and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 736 of Albion.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Sunday at the
Levander Funeral Home in Albion.
Mr. Walden was born Sept. 18, 1919, at Tarkio,
Mo., to William C. and Eva (Mather) Walden. He and his family lived on
various farms in the Albion area. He attended several country schools in
Boone County, including District 24 near the Dennison community.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army during World
War II on Dec. 15, 1944, where he served in Japan as a military police
officer. Following his honorable discharge on Dec. 17, 1946, he returned
to Nebraska, where he farmed.
On Sept. 1, 1963, he married Lela (Cox) Naylor
in Broken Bow. They lived on a farm north of St. Edward until 1980 when
they moved to Albion where he worked for Karges Dairy. In April 1996, the
couple moved to Columbus.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in
Albion. He was a member of the American Legion Post 162 of Albion. While
in Columbus, he served as an usher for a short time at the Highland Park
He is survived by his wife; two daughters,
Janice (Darell) Peden of Pensacola, Fla., and Janette (Wayne) Jones of
Council Bluffs, Iowa; one son, Dean (Kellie) Naylor of Council Bluffs;
three sisters, Pearl Wallick of Kirksville, Mo., Mary McLain and Dora Tiemann,
both of Omaha; four grandsons, three granddaughters; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and
two sisters, Ester Kaiser and Pauline Wallick.
NORFOLK - Bette D. Borgmann, 59, of Norfolk
died Friday, June 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Nursing Home following a brief
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred
Heart Church in Norfolk with the Rev. Harold Buse officiating. Burial is
at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Osmond.
Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Monday at Home
for Funerals in Norfolk and will continue 7-8 p.m. at the church with a
7:30 p.m. wake.
She was born Sept. 25, 1940, to John and Anne
Marie (Erker) Callow at Plainview. She graduated from Plainview High School
On Dec. 27, 1958, she married John Borgmann
at Plainview. She attended Wayne State College while they resided in Osmond.
She then taught school in Osmond and moved to Neligh. The couple then returned
to Osmond for 10 years. After settling in Norfolk, she worked as a bookkeeper
for her husband's business, John's Automotive, then retired inn 1990. Mrs.
Borgmann then operated Nana's Nook for two years and did floral arranging.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart-St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Norfolk, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and American
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Gerry
(Tammie) of Stanton and Tim (Corrina) of Arlington, Texas; four daughters,
Julie (Tim) Baxter of Jacksonville, Ala., Anita (Robert) Stange of Osmond,
Jennifer (Harold) Tuatoo of Seattle and Andrea Borgmann and her fiancˇ
W.L. Threats of Lincoln; her mother, Anna Van Kirk of Plainview; four brothers,
Jim Van Kirk of Lincoln, Robert Van Kirk of Sioux Falls, S.D., Chris Van
Kirk of Plainview and Don Christiansen of Boston; three sisters, Marie
Anderson of Bakersfield, Calif., Alesia Rottler of Norfolk and Dena Van
Kirk of Lincoln; 18 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, stepfather
and one daughter.
FULLERTON - LaVerne "Butch" Faaborg, 85, of
Fullerton died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Integrated Health Services at Central
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Palmer
Funeral Home in Fullerton with Rev. Mary McQueen officiating. Burial will
be in the Fullerton Cemetery with military rites.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at the
Mr. Faaborg was born May 16, 1915, at Howard
County to Anton and Helga (Jacobsen) Faaborg. He attended school at Nysted
District 17 and graduated from Danneborg High School in 1934. He attended
Moler Barber College in Omaha and in 1937 he opened his barber shop in
On July 3, 1938, he married Adele Luschei
at Fullerton. He served in the Army from 1942-46. He operated a bowling
alley from 1950-53 and operated his barber shop for more than 50 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards,
bowling, golfing, dancing and singing. He was a member of the United Methodist
Church, life member and past commander of Fullerton Veterans of Foreign
Wars and Fullerton American Legion Post 151, Fraternal Order of Eagles
patron member, Cedar River Masonic Ledge No. 89 A.F. & A.M. for 45
years, life member of Nance County Historical Society, past president and
secretary of Fullerton Area Chamber of Commerce, past president of Kemp
Country Club and Fullerton Cemetery Board, and a member of the Lions Club.
He received the Fullerton High School Booster Honorary F Award and had
been active in the Legion baseball program.
Survivors include his wife; son, Dr. Loren
of Scottsbluff; daughter, Gail (John) Rogers of West Allis, Wis.; five
grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son,
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist
Church, Senior Center or the American Legion Baseball Program.
SILVER CREEK - Payton Michael Kula, 2 1/2
months, of Silver Creek died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at home.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at United Methodist
Church in Silver Creek with the Rev. Bev Minor officiating. Burial is at
Silver Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Payton was born March 17, 2000, to Travis
Kula and Carmen Condon in Lincoln.
Survivors include his parents; grandparents,
Todd and Cindy Condon of Bellevue, Dave and Deb Engel of Silver Creek and
Ed Kula of Lincoln; great-grandparents, Vance and Mona Condon of Silver
Creek, LaVonne Engel of Silver Creek, Mary Kula of Silver Creek, Helen
Staniec of Silver Creek, Deanna Carman of Columbus, Connie Francis of Omaha,
Frank Carman of Omaha, and David Francis of Lincoln; great-great-grandparents,
Jessie Hendrickson of Silver Creek, Lois Condon of Aurora, Viola Kroeker
He was preceded in death by his grandmother,
Rose Kula and great-grandfathers.
COLUMBUS - Clarence W. Janssen, 81, 3622 18th
St., died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Columbus Community Hospital Inc. in
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday
at Peace Lutheran in Columbus with Rev Michael V. Klatt officiating. Graveside
services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Creston.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. today at McKown
Funeral Home of Columbus with a prayer service at 8 p.m.and 9:30 a.m. Monday
at the church.
Mr. Janssen was born Aug. 15, 1918, in Humphrey
to John and Emma (Theilen) Janssen. He received his education in Humphrey
Township and Immanuel Lutheran School.
On March 28, 1940, he married Alice Luedtke
in Creston. He worked for the City Parks, then worked as the grounds superintendent
at Van Berg Golf Course followed by the Elks Country Club until his retirement
in 1980. He enjoyed listening to and playing accordian music. He played
with the Accordian Jamboree and with the Button Box Boys.
He was a member of the church, was a 4-H leader
and organized the Happy Hollow Club.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Charles
J. (Alice) of Brighton, Colo., Duane F. (Kandie) of Odessa, Texas, Donald
D. (Cindy) of Columbus and Richard (special friend Georgia Mastin) of Lyndon,
Kan.; 10 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one
granddaughter and two infant sons.
LEIGH - Anna B. Loseke, 91, of Leigh, died
Monday, June 19, 2000, at Columbus Community Hospital Inc.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the Zion
Lutheran Church in Leigh with the Revs. Brad Birtell and John Nelson Jr.
officiating. Burial is in the parish cemetery.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. today at Leigh
Memorial Funeral Chapel in Leigh. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until
service time Thursday at the church.
Mrs. Loseke was born July 5, 1908, in rural
Dodge to Frank and Stephanie Mary (Pekny) Studnicka. She attended school
at Stanton County District 40 north of Clarkson.
She married Otto T. Loseke Oct. 27, 1936,
in Leigh. They farmed and lived near Creston until retiring to Leigh in
November 1975. Her husband died March 26, 1980. She was a member of the
church, Ladies Aid and the Women's Club. She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting
and spending time with her friends and family.
Survivors include two sons, Loren (Doris)
of Leigh and Gary (Kris) of Minier, Ill.; one daughter, Lorna (Leroy) Kapels
of Creston; two sisters, Lillian Plisek of Norfolk and Helen Vach of Hooper;
one brother, Emil Studnicka of Clarkson; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband;
one son, Raymond; two sisters, Mary Novotny and Adella Studnicka; and five
brothers, James, Adolph, Frank, Joseph and Rudolph Studnicka.