b. 25 Jul 1915 Morton County, North Dakota

d. 13 Sep 13, 2007 - Bismarck, North Dakota

From information received

Submitted by Elaine Helbling Hundley

Monica Helbling Eckroth, 92, Bismarck, North Dakota, died Sept. 13, 2007 at St. Alexius Medical Center. Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, Sept. 17, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Albert Leary celebrating. Burial was in the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Monica was born July 25th, 1915, in rural Morton County, North Dakota, the daughter of Peter and Rose (Renner) Helbling.

She graduated from Mandan High School in 1935. Monica married George ECKROTH June 16, 1936, in Fallon, North Dakota.
Monica is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda (Bill) Schmidt, Mandan, and Marcia (Phil) Maring, Kenyon, MN.; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Rick (Peggy, San Clemente, CA.), Bill (MaryAnn), Mandan; Loran, Bismarck, Doug (Leta), Phoenix and Marvin (Kathy), West Bank, British Columbia, Canada; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Ida (Hal) Robinson, El Paso, Texas; and one brother, Jacob A. Helbling, Mandan.

Monica was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George, who died in 1985; one sister, Angie Johnson; and one brother, Matt Helbling.

Memorials may be directed to Christ the King School, Mandan, North Dakota.

Note: Elaine Helbling Hundley is a first cousin . Monica Helbling Eckroth's father, Peter Helbling, was born in Speier, Russia, and the family of her mother, Rose Renner, was from Karlsruhe, Russia.

HELBLING, William H.

b. 30 Apr 1921 - Bismarck, North Dakota

d. 8 Sep 2007 - Bismarck, North Dakota

From information received

Submitted by Elaine Helbling Hundley

William H. Helbling, 86, Bismarck, North Dakota, formerly of Mandan, North Dakota, died Sept. 8, 2007, in Bismarck. Mass of Christian Burial was conducted Tuesday, Sept. 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Patrick Schumacher officiating. Burial was in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, South of Mandan, with full military honors provided by the American Legion Post No. 40 and VFW Post No. 707.

William "Bill" was born April 30, 1921, in Bismarck, the son of Nicholas and Susanna (Braun) Helbling, He was raised and educated in the St. Anthony area. Bill served in the Civilian Conservation Corps then enlisted in the U.S. Army. From 1942 to 1945 he served in Italy, North Africa, France and Germany in a tank battalion. He married Josephine Friesz June 11, 1946 in Mandan. Bill then began what came to be a long career in the building and construction business as owner of Trinity Builders, retiring in 1989

Bill is survived by his wife, Josephine; two daughters and two sons-in-law, JoAnn (Larry) Brown, Minneapolis, and Lois (John) Kihne, Mandan; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David (Pam Sieger) and Dale all of Mandan, and Daryl (Debbie), Fargo; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Loretta Brady, Bismarck; two sisters-in-law, Marion Helbling, Fargo, and Mary (Harold) Van Dyke, Wenatchee, WA.and one brother-in-law, Albert Webb, Waynesboro, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Duane, Kevin and Keith; one daughter, Mary Ann; one sister, Eleanor; and three brothers, Edward, Leo and Robert.

NOTE: Bill's mother was born in Karlsruhe, Russia and his father's family was from Speier, Russia.

NOTE: Elaine Helbling Hundley is a double cousin


Klob, Russia

b. 3 Oct 1912 - Klob, Russia

d. 1 Apr 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald from 4/4/2007 - 4/6/2007 - Scottsbluff, NE

Submitted by Mark B. Wills
Linda Dietz, 94, of Scottsbluff, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at the Mitchell Care Center.
Her funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 5, at the First Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Brad Gustafson officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mitchell Care Center.
Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday at the church.
Her obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where condolences may be left to be forwarded to the family
Linda was born in Kolb, Russia Oct. 3, 1912, to John and Anna (Kampbell) Henkel. She came to the United States on a ship when she was six months of age. She received her education in Colorado while living in Loveland until 1927 and Brighton until 1932, when she moved to Scottsbluff. In 1936, she married George WHEELER in Scottsbluff. She worked at the Montgomery Ward Store here for over fifteen years. Her husband died in 1958, and Dec. 30, 1966, she married Fred DIETZ in Loveland, Colo. The couple farmed in the Mitchell Valley area until their retirement in 1977 when they moved to Scottsbluff.
Linda served as a Foster Grandparent at Roosevelt School in Scottsbluff for over 13 years and was a proud member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her sons, Larry Wheeler of Gering and Roger and his wife Vicki Wheeler of Scottsbluff; step-daughters, Lenora and her husband Walter Lundgren of Bayard and Alice and her husband Bill Ockinga of Wheatland, Wyo.; stepson-in-law, Ed Ebel of Kimball, Neb.; sisters, Esther Martin of Scottsbluff and Kathryn and her husband Bill Groskopf of Gering; brother, Henry and his wife Wanda Henkel of Gering; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 12 great great-grandchildren.
Her parents; both husbands; an infant son; stepdaughter and her husband, Eileen and Leonard Sieb; stepdaughter, Delores Ebel and brother and sister-in-law Raymond and Helen Henkel preceded her in death.


HERBEL, Anna (Miller)

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HERBEL, Edward L.

b. 25 Aug 1918 - Ellinwood, Kansas

d. 26 Feb 1991 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Obituary clipping

Submitted by Ethel Lock and Janet Flickinger

Edward L. Herbel, Great Bend - 72, died Feb. 26, 1991, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. He was born Aug. 25, 1918, at Ellinwood, the son of David W. and Anna E. Miller Herbel. A Great Bend resident since 1950, moving from Ellinwood, he was an oil field driller for Gabert and Jones Oil Co. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend.

On Nov. 15, 1939, he married Wanda P. HOPP at Ellinwood. She died Feb. 20, 1983.

Survivors include: a son, Donald, Lawrence; a daughter, Kathy Samuels, Poteau, Okla.; three brothers, David, Pratt, Fred, Ellinwood, and Manuel, Salina; and five grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 10:30am Friday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend, with the Rev. Leonard Dale presiding. Friends may call from 10am to 9pm today and from 9am to service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.


b. 20 Apr 1913 - Ellinwood, Kansas

d. 10 Mar 1997 - Great Bend, Kansas

From obituary clipping

Submitted by Ethel Lock and Janet Flickinger

Fred Herbel, Ellinwood - 83, died March 10, 1997, at Central Kansas Medical Center Emergency Room in Great Bend.

He was born April 20, 1913, at Ellinwood, the son of David and Anna Miller Herbel. A lifetime Ellinwood resident, he was a retired farmer.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Ellinwood. He served in the U.S. Army air Corps during World War II.

Survivors include: a brother, Manuel, Salina; and nephews and nieces.

Funeral will be 2pm today at Kimple Funeral Chapel in Ellinwood, with the Rev. Andy Keltner presiding. Friends may call from 9am to service time today at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood.


b. 9 Nov 1958 - Russell, Kansas

d. 20 Jul 2007 - Russell, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - July 25, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Irene "Moose" (Neff) Schneider, 48, Russell, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at her home.

She was born Nov. 9, 1958, in Russell. She attended school in Russell, except for eight years in Colorado.

She was a certified nurse's aide at Alafern Nursing Center and Wheatland Nursing Center.

Survivors include her husband, Rick Peterson, Russell; her father, Theodore Herbel Jr., Russell; three brothers, David Jones, Ofallen, Ill., Doren Herbel, Bartlesville, Okla., and Frank Herbel, Russell; and a sister, Dianna Herbel, Russell.

She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; inurnment in Russell City Cemetery. Friends can sign the book from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.


b. 23 Oct 1931 - Mingo, Kansas

d. 19 Nov 2007 - Oakley, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - November 21, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Sam A. Herbel, 76, Oakley, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Oakley. He was born Oct. 23, 1931, in Mingo. He was a rancher.
Survivors include a son, Justin Herbel, Ithaca, N.Y.; two daughters, Debby Wolfe, Inverness, Fla., and Sami Werner, Codell; a brother, Harold Herbel, Colby; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Chapel, Colby; inurnment in Summers Township Cemetery, Mingo. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to Hospice Services of Thomas County in care of any Colby bank or the chapel.


HERBEL, Wanda P. (Hopp)

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HERBST, Reuben B.

b. 12 Sep 1912 - Center, Colorado

d. 19 Sep 2007 - Kersey, Colorado

From Greeley Tribune - Greeley, Colorado - 09-23-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Reuben Herbst - Sept. 12, 1912-Sept. 19, 2007 - Age: 95 - Residence: Kersey
Tribute: Reuben B. Herbst was born in Center to Conrad C. and Catherine (Heimbichner) Herbst. He moved with his family to Loveland as a child. The family later moved to the Kersey area. He was reared and educated in the Kersey area, where he graduated from High School. He then attended Colorado A&M, now Colorado State University, where he majored in agriculture for two years. He then farmed south of Kersey for 42 years.
On Nov. 23, 1933, he married Ruth Elizabeth BAUER at St. Paul's Congregational Church in Greeley. She died Nov. 18, 2002.
Mr. Herbst was a lifetime member of the Greeley Elks No. 809 and a member of the Kersey Senior Center. He also worked as a district manager for both Royal Chemical and Wycon Chemical for many years. He and his wife moved into Kersey in 1976.
A member of Platte Valley Grange, Mr. Herbst served as grange master for several years. He enjoyed the family cabin, woodworking, the card game '65,' shooting pool, gardening and the Colorado Rockies. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family and his buddy Lucky, a wirehaired terrier.
Mr. Herbst died Wednesday in Kersey.
Survivors: A grandson, Doug Atwood and wife Sue of Kersey; five great-grandchildren, Dustin, Will, Nick, Candace and Tim; a great-great-granddaughter, Keandra; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by: His wife, a daughter, Lillian, and his sisters and brothers.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kersey Community Church. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Monday at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley. An online memorial is at www.mem.com.

HERDT, Helen Ide

b. 17 Oct 1926 - Huntley, Wyoming

d. 31 Mar 2007 - Capitola, California

From Torrington Telegram, Torrington, WY - 4 Apr 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Helen Ide Schattenburg died in her home in Capitola, Calf., on Saturday, March 31, 2007. Services will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Congregational Church of Soquel at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Soquel Cemetery. Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel have been entrusted with the arrangements.
She was born of German Russian Immigrant parents, Savina Weitzel Herdt and Alex Herdt on a farm in Huntley on Oct. 17, 1926. She completed her high school education at Torrington High School. Helen was baptized and confirmed at the Congregational Church in Torrington. She worked for a few years at the Ben Franklin Store. Helen married Bob Ide and moved to California. After his death she married Allan SCHATTENBURG.
She was a resident of the Capitola and Soquel area for the past 65 years. A driven and successful entrepreneurial woman, she owned and operated various businesses throughout Santa Cruz County.
She first owned the Osocales Theater in Soquel, and later The Santa Cruz Surf Bowl, Santa Cruz Bowl, Capitola Bowl, Madera Bowl and Grady’s Market in Capitola. Her career in local entertainment venues and retail spanned over 60 years. Her family remembered her working 16 hour days; displaying work ethics that motivated her younger employees to pursue their careers with positive, hard working attitudes.
She is survived by her husband of Capitola; daughter Pamela Fletcher of Folsom, and son Stephen Ide of Soquel; sisters Irene Fleenor and Betty Latta of Cheyenne and Elnora Griffin of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers Robert Herdt of Phoenix and Raymond of Torrington; grandchildren Andrew Houghton and Kimberly Lewis; great grandson Aidan Lewis; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Ide; an infant sister; infant grandson Matthew Houghton; sister Alma Eisenbarth; brothers Leo Herdt, Wilbert Herdt, Ted Herdt, Blackie Herdt and Albert Herdt; and a nephew, Joe Griffin.

HERDT, Irene E. (Lund)

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b. 11 Dec 1924 - Gering, Nebraska

d. 18 Jul 2007 - Torrington, Wyoming

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 19 Jul 2007

Submitted by Mark B. Wills

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Leo H. Herdt, 82, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at his home in Torrington.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 20, at the Torrington First Congregational Church with Pastor Matthew Gordon officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Visitation hours will be held at the Colyer Funeral Home Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. and the casket will be closed at the funeral service. Memorial donations may be directed to the family to be distributed later.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com
Leo was born Dec. 11, 1924 in Gering the son of David and Marie (Zeigler) Herdt. He moved with his family to Torrington where he attended school. The family then moved to the family farm at Huntley, Wyo. where Leo continued his education and worked on the farm. He then entered the US Army and was stationed in Hawaii. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to the family farm. Leo married Marlene ESTES on January 14, 1951 in Torrington. The couple then lived in Mitchell before moving to Torrington in 1952 where Leo farmed several farms in Goshen County. He and Marlene moved into the town of Torrington in 1995 and Leo retired in 1997. He continued to work with his sons until 2005.
Leo was a devoted Rockies and Denver Broncos fan. He liked to visit with people and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed playing cards and to Dutch Hop. Leo was a member of the First Congregational Church and of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene of Torrington; sons, Galen Herdt and his wife Kathy of Veteran, Wyo., Larry Herdt and his wife Margaret, and Doug Herdt and his wife Susan all of Torrington; sisters, Helen Maul of Torrington, Esther Neider also of Torrington; brother, Eddie Herdt and his wife Merle of Torrington; grandchildren, Cory Herdt, Malissa Meyer and her husband Chad, Leslie Herdt and Erin Herdt, Natosha Herdt, and Eric Herdt; and great-grandson, Cameron Meyer.
Preceding him in death were his parents; an infant child; sisters, Freida Keller and Eva Heckman; and brothers, Alex, Ruben, and David Herdt.

HERDT, Rosa Eleonora

b. abt 1914

d. 15 Nov 2007 - Wichita, Kansas

From Russell County News - Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Submitted by Harlin Ochs and Nadine Hepp

Rosa Eleonora Herdt Bender - Rosa E. Bender, 93, was given to God on Thursday, 15 November 2007.
She married Bernhardt BENDER on 15 August 1934, in Russell, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents John Peter and Katherine Ehrlich Herdt, longtime residents of Russell.
Visitation with the family present was on Sunday, 18 November 2007 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the funeral service was at 3 p.m. Monday, 19 November 2007 both at Cochran Mortuary, 1411 N. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas.
Survivors include: husband, Ben of Wichita: son: Donald Bender, and wife Jeanette of Wichita; and daughters, Rena Sheffius, and husband Rob of Wichita; Kathryn Roth, husband John of New Florence Mo.; Faye Petty of Andover; brother,
Paul Herdt of Odessa, Texas; sister Irene Herdt-Bender of Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Sunflower Chapter, 347 Laura, Wichita, Kansas 67221 Condolences may be sent to the family via:
www.cochranmortuary.com Cochran Mortuary and Crematory, Wichita, Kansas was in charge of the arrangements


HERGETT, Anna Mary (Gross)

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HERMAN, Rudy James

b. 24 Nov 1942 -

d. 4 Jun 2007 - Midland, Texas

From Hays Daily News - June 7, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Rudy James Herman, 64, Midland, Texas, formerly of Russell, died Monday, June 4, 2007, at Midland Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 24, 1942, to Rudolf A. and Mary A. (Boarts) Herman.

He married Donna Faye LANSFORD on Sept. 11, 1967, in McPherson. She preceded him in death March 7, 2004. He worked as a production specialist for Schlumberger, Midland, Texas.

Survivors include a son, “Dody” James Herman, Fort Worth, Texas; three daughters Tane Height, Russell, and Tammy Dorzweiler and Liria Adams, both of Hays; his mother, Mary Herman, Russell; a brother Gary L. Herman, Topeka; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; burial in Russell City Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Kansas Humane Society in care of the mortuary.

Condolences can be left for the family at pvpmortuary@eaglecom.net.



b. 31 Jan 1925 La Crosse, Kansas

d. 1 Aug 2007 - La Crosse, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - August 2, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Alvin J. Herrman, 82, La Crosse, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at Rush County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse. He was born Jan. 31, 1925, in La Crosse to Nicholas and Veronica (Legleiter) Herrman.

He married Agnes R. URBAN on Feb. 26, 1946, in Loretto. She preceded him in death June 7, 1990. He was owner of Herman's Repair.

Survivors include six sons, Dan Herrman and Brad Hermann and wife, Laura, all of Overland Park, and Ken Herrman and wife, Peggy, Jim Herrman and wife, Donna, Dave Herrman and wife, Debbie, and Leland Herrman and wife, Patty, all of Hays; three daughters, Anna May Kreutzer and husband, Martin, and Lynette Pivonka and husband, Mike, all of La Crosse, and Cindy Petz and husband, Chris, Wichita; three brothers, Marvin Hermann and Alex Herrman, both of La Crosse, and Albert Herrman, Great Bend; five sisters, Emma Moeder, and Elenora Moeder, both of La Crosse, Bertha Sauber and Edith Bollig, both of Great Bend, and Sister Louise Herrman, ASC, Wichita; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Scott Basgall, four brothers, Chris Herrman, Elmer Herrman, Raymond Herrman and Kenneth Herrman, and a sister, Agnes Herrman.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, La Crosse; burial in La Crosse City Cemetery Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse. Memorials are suggested to Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care or St. Michael Catholic Church, both of La Crosse, in care of the funeral home.

HERRMAN, Ann (Geier)

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HERRMAN, Leonard G.

b. 12 Nov 1914 - Rush County Kansas

d. 19 Nov 2007 - La Crosse, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

La CROSSE - Leonard G. Herrman, 93, died, Nov. 19, 2007, at Rush County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse.
He was born Nov. 12, 1914, in rural Rush County, the son of Jacob M. and Mary Heronema Herrman.
He was a lifelong resident of La Crosse, and was a 1934 graduate of La Crosse Rural High School. He was a farmer before his retirement. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Liebenthal He was a member of the Knights Of Columbus Council No. 2340, Liebenthal; St. Joseph's choir member, Liebenthal; USD 395 school board member, La Crosse; board member of La Crosse Farmers Co-op, La Crosse; and Volga German Historical Society member, Hays.
On May 28, 1940, he married Ann GEIER at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Liebenthal. She died Aug. 2, 2007.
Survivors Include: four daughters, Mary Catherine Brening, Great Bend, Ruth Siress, Overland Park, Elizabeth Richards, Overland Park, Rebecca Joan Schmidt, Fountain Hill, Ariz.; four brothers, Paul Herrman, La Crosse, Father Gilbert Herrman, Garden City, Ralph Herrman, Canon City, Colo., Edward Herrman, Seattle; five sisters Esther Boxler, Wichita, Isabel Basgall, La Crosse, Abbie Rupp, Garden City, Ruth Risser, Garden City, Edna "Edie" Mehl, Garden Grove, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Leonard was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and a friend to many.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Raniszewski and Pauline Sutton; and a daughter.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, La Crosse, with Fathers Gilbert Herrman and Rene Labrador presiding. Vigil service and rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Church visitation will be from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Liebenthal. Memorials may be sent to St. Michael's Catholic Church, La Crosse, or St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Liebenthal, in care of the funeral home.

HERRMANN, Rita Pauline (Vogel)

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HERTEL, Lorraine Catherine (Miltenberger)

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b. 27 Sep 1926 - Torrington, Wyoming

d. 31 Jul 2007 - Torrington, Wyoming

From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - Friday, August 03, 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

TORRINGTON -- Memorial services for M.L. "Bud" Hertzler, 80, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Lee officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Cremation has taken place.
He died on July 31, 2007 at the Torrington Community Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born on Sept. 27, 1926 in Torrington, the son of Glenn and Hazel (Schwab) Hertzler. He grew up on his father’s homestead south of Veteran and received his education through the 10th grade at Veteran; then transferred to Torrington High School where he graduated in 1944. After graduation, he enlisted and served in the Army Air Force and was selected for flight school when WW II ended. He then returned to the farm where he continued to farm all of his adult life.
He married Betty Jo McDANIEL in Torrington on June 29, 1947 and the couple had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June of this year.
In 1954, at only 28, he was elected to the Veteran School Board where he served nine years; four of them as chairman.
In his youth, he was a Boy Scout; played trumpet duets and played in the band with the Legion Drum & Bugle Corps. He was an avid sports fan and played basketball in high school and then played baseball on the Veteran Town Team.
As an adult, he was very active in the area communities and the county. He was elected a Goshen County Commissioner and served 12 years. He was third generation commissioner as his father, Glenn and his grandfather, Edward Schwab, had served before him.
He also served as county chairman of the Republican Party and was chosen voting delegate to the National Republican Convention on two occasions.
He was well known for playing "Taps" for many veterans' funerals.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo of Torrington; two sons, Gregory and his wife of Perth, Australia; and Dean and his wife of Veteran; one grandson and a granddaughter; his mother, Hazel of Torrington; one sister, Mary Zimmerer of Torrington; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Gary; a brother, Glenn II and a sister, Joan Saults.
Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in his memory to either the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church or to the “Special Touch” program at the Torrington Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home{M3.


b. 30 Mar 1920 - Lehigh, Kansas

d. 16 Sep 2007 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

NEWTON - Albert Hiebert, 87, died Sept. 16, 2007, at Presbyterian Manor, Newton.
He was born March 30, 1920, in Lehigh, the son of John and Mary Friesen Hiebert. He attended Lincolnville school and Peabody High School. A resident of Newton, he had worked at the Fred Harvey laundry company and Detroit Mobile Home company, retiring in 1983. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the No. 609 Tank Destroyer. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
On July 12, 1952, he married Laura BREITENSTEIN in Hutchinson. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sisters, Ella Ramsay, North Newton, and Rose Weesner, Newton.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Newton, with the Rev. James W. Anderson presiding. The family will greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in Restlawn Garden of Memory, Newton.
Memorials may be sent to the church or Harry Hynes Hospice, both in care of the funeral home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

HIEBERT, Lois (Harder)

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HILZER, Elsie Lucille (Quindt)

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HINMAN, William James

b. 8 Apr 1929 - Minatare, Nebraska

d. 22 May 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 25 May 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

MORRILL - William James Hinman, 78, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Friday, May 25, at East Lawn Cemetery in Minatare with Pastor Richard Reisig officiating.
The William Hinman Memorial Fund has been established in care of the family. Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com
William was born April 8, 1929 in Minatare to Elton A. and Bessie Marie (Nelson) Hinman. He received his education in Minatare and married Dorothy HARDT Jan. 2, 1949 in Gering. He was a ditch rider for Gering/ Ft. Laramie Irrigation District until 1952 when he began his employment at Swift and Company for 23 years. After retiring from Swifts he returned to farming. He loved working with horses, hunting, fishing and spending time with and caring for his family.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy; daughter, Sandra Hinman of Lyman; sons-in-law, Mike Lowry of Yoder, Wyo. and Larry Sayre, of Morrill; grandsons, William (Glenna) Zwiebel, Lyman, Justin Zwiebel and his fiancé Angie Weiss of Mitchell and Andrew Grasmick of Oregon; step-grandchildren, Chad (Amber) Lowry, Torrington, Brad Lowry of Florida and Candice Lowry of Torrington, and seven great-grandchildren.
His parents, daughters Debra Sayre and Denise Lowry, brothers Bob and Don Hinman and sister Barbara preceded him in death.


HINTON, Marilyn J. (Curry)

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HINZ, Lola (Roush)

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HOBRATSCHK, Dorothy Steinle (Moeck)

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HOFF, Alverna

b. 6 May 1921 -Greeley, Colorado

d. 18 Oct 1007 - Greeley, Colorado

From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 10-21-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Alverna Heiser - May 6, 1921-Oct. 18, 2007 - Age: 86 - Residence: Greeley
Tribute: Alverna "Vern" Heiser was born in Greeley to John and Anna Margaret (Lebsack) Hoff.
In 1947, she married Theodore HEISER in Greeley. He died Aug. 11, 2007.
Mrs. Heiser lived in Orchard on the ranch before moving to Greeley in 1976. She graduated from Kersey High School and college at Colorado State Teachers College, now the University of Northern Colorado. She taught music at the school in Buckingham and then worked for Lockheed Martin manufacturing engines for planes during World War II.
Mrs. Heiser was a member of the Christian Congregational Church and a past member of he Briggsdale school board. She loved reading, working puzzles. She loved her family and like playing board games, especially Yahtzee.
Mrs. Heiser died Thursday at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.
Survivors: A daughter, Sheri and husband Dean Guyette; a sister, Irene Brunmeier; and two grandchildren, Kelsey and Brady Guyette; all of Greeley.
Preceded in death by: A son, Gary Heiser in 1984, her husband and her parents and sisters and brothers, John Hoff Jr., Anna, Manuel, Conrad and Edward, and Esther Hoff.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel. Interment: Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley. Visitation: 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the Macy Chapel.
Notes: Contributions may be made to the Alverna "Vern" Heiser memorial fund in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631. To read an online obituary, sign the family guestbook and send condolences, go to www.allnutt.com.

HOFF, Lydia

b. 28 Mar 1916 - Sugar City, Colorado

d. 22 Oct 2007 - Greeley, Colorado

From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 10-24-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Lydia Schissler - March 28, 1916 - Oct. 22, 2007 - Age: 91 - Residence: Greeley
Tribute: Lydia Schissler was born in Sugar City to George Sr., and Henrietta (Kauffman) Hoff. Mrs. Schissler was a lifelong resident of Greeley, attending schools here. She married Dave SCHISSLER on Jan. 19, 1936, in Greeley. They farmed in Ione until moving to Longmont. They farmed in Longmont, then farmed in the Mead area. They retired and moved to Greeley in 1979.
After retirement, they enjoyed camping and fishing. They also enjoyed entertaining their neighbors and friends. Mr. Schissler passed February 25, 1995.
Mrs. Schissler was a member of First United Methodist Church in Platteville. She also was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Platteville VFW and a member of the Red Hat Society at the Greeley Place. She lived at the Greeley Place for the past six years, and she was very active in the activities there.
She was an avid Denver Broncos fan and Colorado Rockies fan. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed fixing meals for her family. She loved time with her family and friends; she was "the life of the party." She also enjoyed crocheting.
She died Monday at Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit, Greeley.
Survivors: Two daughters, Janet Moote (Gary) of Lakewood and Jackie Miller of Parker; one sister, Martha Oster of Los Angeles; two grandchildren, Todd Moote (Eileen) of Highlands Ranch and Kelly Veltrie (Ted) of Parker; four great-grandchildren, Luke Veltrie, Rachael Moote, and twins Lauren Moote and Alexa Moote; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: two sisters, Mary Wagner and Helen Staudinger; and three brothers, George, Sam and Ben.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Friday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. today at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.


HOFF, Shirley M. (Holtz)

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HOFFER, Marian I. (Schneider)

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HOFFERBER, Helen (Lesser)

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HOFFMAN, Bernice Elizabeth

b. 28 Jul 1935 - St. Anthony, North Dakota

d. 2 Jul 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, Mt - 4 Jul 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Bernice left our world unexpectedly July 2, 2007, at age 71.
Bernice Elizabeth Hoffman was born July 28, 1935, in the St. Anthony, N.D., area, where she grew up on the family farm and attended the St. Anthony Catholic grade school.
She was married to Henry "Steve" SENNand moved to Billings in 1957. Bernice was divorced from Steve and later married Warren Raymond BELTZ.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Clementine Hoffman; and a sister, Luella Fischer.
Bernice is survived by her two brothers, Raymond (Jan) Hoffman of Mandan, N.D., and Clarence "Rusty" Hoffman of St. Anthony; eight children, Renae (Gary Mills) Senn of Santa Fe, N.M., Cindy Senn of Phoenix, Michael LeSenne, of Oregon City, Ore., and Pamela Senn, Mary (Fritz) Krank, Craig (Kriss) Senn, Becky Eiden and Rhonda (Les) Greshik, all of Billings; eight grandchildren, Brandon Myers, Randy (Megan) Senn, Ryan Ruby, Wesley and Dustin Eiden, Kayla and Hunter Krank, and Luke LeSenne; and three great-grandchildren, Cayde Myers, Keegan and Gabriel Senn (with two more on the way).
Bernice had a passion for her work, which included cocktail waitressing and bartending at the Bonanza Lounge, from 1966 to 1981. She also loved playing cards, which led to her working as a poker dealer. Bernice came home every night to a "full house" to take care of her eight children. Emphysema forced her into retirement, but it didn't stop her bingo and card playing, which gave her so much pleasure. Mom's house was always the gathering place for holidays filled with laughter, German food and memorable times.
Finally, our mother never met a cat she didn't love. She was a true "Cat Lady" and leaves behind three feline friends.
We are deeply indebted to our sister, Pamela, who moved in with Mom to provide excellent care throughout her long illness. Mom, even though your path has been a tough one with all your medical difficulties, you kept your sense of humor. We love you and will miss you dearly.
Flowers and cards are appreciated, however, if you prefer to make a memorial contri-bution in Bernice's name, please choose your favorite charity. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave.


b. 17 Jul 1918 0 Fort Morgan, Colorado

d. 13 August 2007 - Greeley, Colorado

From Adams Funeral Home, Greeley, Colorado - 0 8 -14-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Clara Scheidt July 17, 1918 – August 13, 2007 Age: 89 Residence: Greeley, Colorado
Tribute: Clara Scheidt was born (July 17, 1918) in Fort Morgan, CO to Phillip and Anna (Weimer) Hoffman. She grew up and attended school in Fort Morgan. She became a member of the Lutheran Church in Fort Morgan. On February 13, 1938 she married Henry SCHEIDT of Greeley and resided on a farm in Fort Morgan for one year before moving to their farm east of Greeley where she and her husband resided for 45 years. They became members of St. Paul’s Congregational Church at that time. Clara worked for J.M. McDonalds, Kersey school cafeteria and Safeway until her retirement. They then moved into the City of Greeley where they resided. Clara enjoyed crocheting, baking and visiting with friends and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Scheidt died Monday August 13, 2007 at North Colorado Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Care Unit in Greeley.
Survivors: A daughter Roxie Murphy and husband Ron of Greeley; son Richard Scheidt of Yakima, WA; two sisters, Elsie Johnson of Fort Morgan and Ann Pipho of CA; six grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Her husband Henry, parents, three brothers, two sisters and one grandson.
Visitation: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday August 16, 2007 at Adamson West Chapel.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday August 17, 2007 at St. Paul’s Congregational Church.
Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Congregational Church and/or Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in c/o Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.

HOFFMAN, Edward L.

b. 4 Dec 1932 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 30 Jul 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 2 Aug 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Edward L. Hoffman, 74, of Scottsbluff died Monday, July 30, 2007, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff comforted by family.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 3, at St. James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Jason Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.
Visitation will be today, Thursday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Friday morning at the church.
Memorials can be offered to Arid Acres of Scottsbluff or to St. James Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be offered at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com to be forwarded to the family. Jolliffe Funeral Home has assisted the family with arrangements.
Edward was born Dec. 4, 1932 in Scottsbluff to Henry and Amolia (Martin) Hoffman Jr. He received his education in the Scottsbluff Public Schools. Ed joined the Nebraska National Guard, where he served his country for almost 20 years. He married Marilla Mae NIELSON March 23, 1955, in Torrington to which five children were born. He entered the workforce at the Scottsbluff Sugar Factory working for a few years before joining his father-in-law at the Nielsen's Floor Craft. Ed worked at Nielsen's for only a couple years before returning to the Sugar Factory where he retired in 1989 after giving them 26 years of service. In recent years Ed had worked at Baily's Market and Heilbrun's on a part-time basis until his death.
He was a proud member of Arid Acres in Scottsbluff, and St. James Lutheran Church, where he was recently the church Trustee. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Denver Broncos and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. It was not uncommon for Ed to fly his flag outside his home at half-mast when the Huskers lost. Ed would often take a drive around town following dinner with his sister Bertha, and the two would play cards to round out the evening events.
Survivors include his children, Scott Hoffman and his wife Lisa of Seward, Tammy Siegfried and her husband Rick of Evans, Colo., Melanie Lynch and her husband Michael of Aurora, Colo., Tim Hoffman and his wife Tammy of Gering, and Andrea Kilthau and her husband Jeff of Gering; sisters, Esther Dewey of Mitchell, Ruth A. Messersmith of Cheyenne, and Bertha 'Bert' Martindale of Scottsbluff; and 12 grandchildren.
His parents; ex-wife Marilla; brother, Ruben; sister, Freda Costa; and grandson Dylan Hoffman preceded Edward in death.


b. 23 Jan 1903 - Koenigsberg, East Prussia, Germany

d. 7 May 2007 - Bayard, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE 10 May 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick and Mark B. Wills

BAYARD - Frieda G. Hoffmann went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 7, 2007, at the age of 104. She passed away in her home at the Chimney Rock Villa Assisted Living in Bayard.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 11, at the Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Bayard with Pastor Dan Zitterkopf officiating. Inurnment will be in the Orange Park Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla. at a later date. Memorials may be sent in her name to a charity of your choice. Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
Frieda was born Jan. 23, 1903, in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, Germany. She lived there until her marriage to Fritzx HOFFMANN and then moved to Insterburg, Germany, and later to Berlin. Frieda experienced many interesting and historical events during her long life; she even preformed at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games! She lived in Berlin during World War II, and then immigrated to the United States in 1954, living initially in Tampa, Fla. She taught herself English as she took care of her younger daughter and her family. Her daughter had suffered a stroke shortly after the birth of her second child. The next year Frieda and the family moved to Columbus, Ga. where she received employment at a country club.
In 1964, she and the family moved to McGrew, Neb., and five years later they relocated to Bayard and eventually to Scottsbluff.
Due to Frieda's strong German accent she couldn't find secretarial work and instead worked in food preparation in various places including the Elks Club and Hiram Scott College. Several years later she moved with her daughter to Jacksonville, Fla. where she was a member of the Murray Hill Presbyterian Church.
In 2002, she moved back to Bayard and into assisted living. Frieda loved company and enjoyed seeing her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved singing hymns, playing cards, knitting, and telling stories of her youth and her life in Germany.
Survivors include her daughter, Elfriede Martin of Gering; grandchildren, Elaine (Steve) Barber of Jacksonville, Fla., Mike (Cleo) Wooten of Lincoln, Carla (Gary) Gregg of Ainsworth, Kelly Martin of Wichita, Kan., Allen (Maria) Martin of Albuquerque, N.M. and Marci (Marvin) Howard of McGrew; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; her younger daughter, Irmgard Wooten; two brothers; and six sisters.
Frieda's determination, sense of humor, and zeal for life kept her happy and active throughout her life. Frieda will be missed by those who knew her. She was an inspiration to us all. Published in The Star-Herald from 5/9/2007 - 5/11/2007.

HOFFMAN, Mary Ann (Geist)

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HOFFMAN, Norman Andrew

b. 20 Dec 1918 - Susank, Kansas

d. 20 May 2007 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GREAT BEND - Norman Andrew Hoffman, 88, died May 20, 2007, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1918, in rural Susank, the son of Andrew and Carol Hoffman. He was a resident of Great Bend since 1989, moving from Russell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 32nd Infantry Division in the Pacific. He was the owner and operator of Hoffman's Hobby Shop of Russell and was an investor in agriculture and oil production.

On Oct. 5, 1947, he married Frances Maries KAPS in Russell. She died on Sept. 21, 1987. On Feb. 4, 1989, he married Mary Hazel PHILLIPS DONOVAN in Great Bend. She survives.

Survivors include: one son, Dennis Hoffman, Lawrence; one stepson, Sherman Donovan, Casper, Wyo.; one daughter, Kaye Barnes, Dodge City; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Beedy; and a stepdaughter, Sheryl Friesen.

A vigil service with rosary will be Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 am. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell, with military honors conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard.

Memorials may be sent to Holy Family School Endowment Fund or Heartland Cancer Center Patient Care Fund, in care of the funeral home.

HOFFMAN, Shirley O. (Lamphear)

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b. 2 Jul 1922 - Worden, Montana

4 Sep 2006 - Havre, Montana

From Billings Gazette - September 6, 2006

Submitted by Amy Fenton (Hofmann)

Burial at the Highland Cemetery. Born to Frank Sr. and Marie (Herzog) Hofmann. While Ernie was in Pyote, on May 7, 1944, he married Johanna KUNTZ of Pompeys Pillar. In this union, they had six daughters: Dorothy, Thresa, Constance, Kimberly, Heide and Rose Mary. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Johanna in 1998; one daughter, Rose Mary, who died shortly after birth; four brothers, Frank Jr., Clarence, Carl and Harold; one sister, Marie. Ernie is survived by his five daughters, Dorothy
(Richard) Cowee of Billings, Thresa (Harvey) Roger of Lakeside, Constance (William) Donahue of Superior, Kimberly (James) Beranek of Kalispell and Heide (Kelly) O'Neil of Garland, Texas; four sisters, Anna (Otto) Mueller of Java, S.D., Helen Kirchner of Rapelje, Esther (Ed) Thaut of Billings and Elsie Dalke of Billings; numerous nieces and nephews; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

Note: Ernie is my uncle, and the last name is Hofmann. The state should be Montana

(not Wisconsin). Information submitted by Amy Fenton (Hofmann).

HOFMEISTER, Andrew Ludwig

b. 16 Feb 1913 - Kulm, North Dakota

d. 1 Sep 2007 - Olympia, Washington

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 12 Sep 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Andrew Ludwig Hofmeister died of complications from diabetes on Sept. 1, 2007, at age 94. Hofmeister was born in Kulm, N.D., on Feb. 16, 1913, to John and Martha (Billigmeier) Hofmeister. On May 19, 1940, he married Jane HABEDANK LaBRIE in Malta, Mont.
Hofmeister grew up on a homestead near Ingomar, Mont. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montana in 1938, he taught in several public schools in Montana. He earned his MFA degree at Washington State University in 1947 and joined the Fine Arts faculty that same year, retiring three decades later in 1978.
In 1997, Hofmeisters moved from Pullman to Olympia to live with their daughter. Despite declining health, he maintained his passion as an artist and continued to paint until a few weeks before his death.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Hofmeister; sister, Irene Olson, and wife, Jane (2003). Survivors include his daughter, Andree Castoldi (Richard) in Olympia; son, Jon Hofmeister (Barbara) in Eugene, Ore.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

HOLSTEIN, Candy Faye

b. 3 Oct 1990 - Mendota, Illinois

d. 12 May 2007 - Fond du Lac - Wisconsin

From FDLReporter - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - May 15, 2007

Submitted by Arliss Hoskins

Candy Faye Holstein, 16, of 343 S. Marr Street, died Saturday, May 12, 2007, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Oct. 3, 1990, in Mendota, Ill., the daughter of Burton Holstein and Catina Holstein.
Candy was currently enrolled as a sophomore at Fond du Lac High School. She enjoyed camping, fishing and hanging out with her friends.
Surviving is her mother, Catina Holstein of Schofield; her father, Burton Holstein III of Fond du Lac; four sisters, Kayla, Angel, Samantha and Tori Holstein, all of Fond du Lac; her grandparents, Jacqueline (Don) Hugg of Terre Haute, Ind., Burton (Cherie) Holstein Jr. of Fond du Lac, Kenneth (Mary) Keeling of Mendota, Ill., and Tina (Ray) Guyer of
Merrill, Wis. She is further survived by many aunts; uncles; and cousins; including her special aunt, Amy Holstein; and a cousin, Alyssa Pauliot, with whom she resided in Fond du Lac.
# Visitation: Visitation for Candy Faye Holstein will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. # Services: A private family visitation and funeral will be held on Friday, May 18, 2007, at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. The Rev. Bruce Pangborn will officiate, and cremation will follow the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Candy Faye Holstein Memorial, c/o Fond du Lac Bank, 377 N. Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, Wis. 54935. Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.ueckerwitt.com.

HOLTZ, Shirley M.

b. 19 Mar 1929 - Minot, North Dakota

d. 14 Nov 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 17 Nov 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

The angels came and took our mom to heaven on a beautiful, sunny autumn day, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. Mom died of head injuries resulting from a fall.
She was born March 19, 1929, to Arthur and Mabel Holtz in Minot, N.D. Shirley was the oldest of seven children. She graduated from Minot State and taught school in Grenora, N.D., where she met the love of her life, Vernon C. HOFF. Mom and Dad were married for 56 years, and from this union, three children were born. After their children were grown, Mom and Dad retired to California for 15 years and recently moved back to Billings to be close to family.
Shirley loved the warm sunshine, walking the beaches, feeding the seagulls and shopping. Back in Billings, Mom enjoyed life by spending time with her daughters, going to garage sales and, of course, more shopping. She loved babies and small children and often would hand them $1 bills just to see them smile.
She is survived by her daughters, Dawn C. Hoff, Debra J. Galles; grandson, John Dudley Lutton and step-grandchildren, Kara and Joel Galles; her brothers, Arthur and Richard; sisters, Dawn, Donna and Lois. Also surviving are numerous nephews and nieces, her favorite being Kay Garaas, who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Vernon C.; son Barry; and her brother Larry.
Mom, we love you and will miss you every day. You're in God's hands now with Dad and Barry. They'll take good care of you and we are at peace with that.
A celebration of Shirley's life will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Smith's Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th. Interment will follow at Mountview Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to: Community Leadership Development, 109 S. 32nd, Billings, MT 59101.



HOPKINS, Leona LaVerne

b. 19 Feb 1924 - Bison, Kansas

d. 11 Sep 2007 - Hoisington, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

OLMITZ - Leona LaVerne Schneider, 83, died Sept. 11, 2007, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
She was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Bison, the daughter of Jess B. and Martha Foos Hopkins. She was a resident of the Olmitz area for 63 years coming from Bison. She was a homemaker and cleaned businesses and individual homes.
On August 21, 1942, she married Bernard A. SCHNEIDER in Olmitz. They were divorced.
Survivors include: a daughter, Janice Brack, Bison; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Bernard Clair "Bud" Schneider; an infant brother, Glenn Hopkins; and a brother, Jerry Hopkins.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with family to receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home. Burial will be in LaCrosse Cemetery. Memorials are may be sent to the Great Bend Humane Society, in care of the funeral home.

OLMITZ - Schneider, Leona, 83, died Sept. 11, 2007. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Survivors: daughter, Janice Brack and husband, Alan of Bison; grandchildren, Jodi Romeiser, Scott Brack, Jessica Feldhausen, Tyler Schneider; 5 great-grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 9/12/2007.

HOPP, Wanda P.

b. 2 Feb 1922 - Kansas City, Missouri

d. 20 Feb 1983 - Wichita, Kansas

From obituary clipping

Submitted by Ethel Lock and Janet Flickinger

Mrs. Edward Herbel, Great Bend - Wanda P. Herbel, 61, died Feb. 20, 1983, at St. Francis Regional

Medical Center, Wichita, after a long illness. Born Wanda Hopp Feb. 2, 1922, at Kansas City, Mo.,

she married Edward HERBEL Nov. 15, 1939, at Ellinwood. She had been a Great Bend resident since 1950, moving from Ellinwood. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend.

Survivors: widower, of the home; son, Donald, Lawrence; daughter, Kathy Samuels, Great Bend; mother, Helen Worthey, Great Bend; brother, Kenneth Flynn, Russell; five grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1:30pm Wednesday at the church; the Revs. Robert Studtmann and Charles Tews. Burial at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30am until 9pm Tuesday at Brantley-Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, and until service time Wednesday at the church. Memorials to the American Lung Association of Kansas.

HORST, Leonard Harry

Family from Worms, Russia

b. 25 Aug 1925 - Lodi, California

d. 16 Jul 2007 - Napa, California

From GR-Genealogy

Submitted by R. Horst

On July 16, 2007 Leonard (Harry) Horst passed away peacefully in his home Napa, California, with his loving wife Rose and daughter Anne by his side.

Leonard was born on Aug. 25, 1925 in Lodi, California, growing up on the family ranch with his four brothers and parents. He and his wife Rose of fifty-three years began their life together in Stockton and later moved to Napa.

Leonard worked hard his entire life as a co-owner of Bashor’s furniture store in Stockton and then a salesperson for Radio Shack and Zellers Hardware in Napa.

He had a great passion for gardening, creating stained glass, and treasured spending time with family and friends. If you were to visit Leonard he would get great joy out of giving you a piece of his art, vegetables or fruit. No one went away empty handed.

Leonard had deep spiritual beliefs and his faith in God and the knowledge of his salvation through Jesus Christ gave him much peace to know his path would lead him to heaven.

He is survived by his wife Rose, daughter Anne Dent, son Phillip, grandchildren Kelsey, Scott and Ryan, and his brothers Ken and Leon. Leonard was preceded in death by his son Doug, his brothers Wilmer and Aaron, and his parents Amiel and Emma (Zimbelmann). Leonard is a descendent of German families that came from either Worms (Wernove) or Rohrbach (Beresan) Russia.

Memorial services will be held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church and in lieu of flowers; any contributions can be made to Napa Valley Support Services, 650 Imperial Way, Napa CA 94558, or the Covenant Presbyterian Church of Napa.

HOVING, Kathleen Terri (Giesick)

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HUBER, Henry

b. 11 Apr 1916 - Bayard, Nebraska

d. 8 Nov 2007 - Gering, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 13 Nov 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Henry Huber, 91, of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at the Heritage Estates at Gering.
His Funeral will be Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Zion Evangelical Church at Scottsbluff with Pastors Garry Schick and Amos Harris officiating. Interment will be in the Bayard Cemetery. Memorials in Henry's name have been established to the Zion Evangelical Church, Faith United Church of Christ at Bayard or Prairie Haven Hospice.
Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff, Monday, Nov. 12 from Noon until 7 p.m. His obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left.
Henry was born April 11, 1916, at rural Bayard in the shadow of Chimney Rock. He was raised and educated at rural Bayard, attending the C14 School. He was united in marriage to Esther FISCHER, Nov. 26, 1940, at Bridgeport. They farmed and ranched in the Bridgeport area from 1940 to 1970 and then in the Redington area from 1970 until his retirement in 2002. They then moved to Scottsbluff and in December 2006 Henry moved to the Heritage Estates at Gering.
He loved growing potatoes and raising cattle and enjoyed working in his shop building, many things, including his out buildings on his farms.
Henry was baptized and confirmed at Faith United Church of Christ where he was a member until moving to Scottsbluff. He then transferred his membership to the Zion Evangelical Church.
Survivors include his wife Esther and son Gary both of Scottsbluff and sister Irene Kraus of Morrill. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers William, John and Jacob "Jake" Huber, sisters Lydia Harimon, Mary Wickman, Helen Blum and Catherine Michel.

HUBER, Ricky James

b. 8 Jun 1950 - Lynch, Nebraska

d. 17 Jul 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 22 Jul 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

MORRILL - Ricky James Huber, 57, passed away July 17, 2007 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 21, at Faith Lutheran Church in Gering with Pastor Richard Neugebauer officiating. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m., Saturday in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Morrill with full military honors provided by the Nebraska National Guard. Memorial contributions made in Rick's name will be directed to the American Cancer Society and Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Rick was born June 8, 1950 to Mark and Merna Huber at Lynch Neb. He was the eldest of five children. He attended K-12 schools in Sioux City Iowa and Chadron Neb.
While attending Concordia College, in Seward Neb. Rick enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October of 1968 as a Radioman. Rick served on the USS Rehoboth, USS San Jose, at the Naval Communication Station on Rough and Ready Island in Stockton Calif. and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
He married Petty Officer 2nd Class Rose BROOKS, January 1972. During a tour of duty at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, their first child Mark was born in October of 1976. Rick had served nearly 9 years when he was honorably discharged as a Radioman 1st Class and was transferred directly into the Naval Reserve in July 1977. The family returned to Denver where he attended college and worked for AT&T. In June of 1981 their second child, daughter Ariel was born. Rick and his family moved to Morrill in June 1983 when he, his parents and brother, Dan, purchased Barrett's Produce in Morrill.
He retired from the Naval Reserve in July 1983 and enlisted in the WY Army National Guard in December of 1983. He served with the 960th Maintenance Co. in Torrington Wyo. until he was transferred to Detachment 2 (Training Site) in Guernsey Wyo. He later transferred to and retired from the 115th Field Artillery Brigade in Cheyenne Wyo. in October 1997 with a rank of E8/MSG. Rick served a total of 28 years, 6 months in service to his country. During this time he was awarded two National Defense Service Medals; one for Vietnam and one for the first conflict with Iraq. He was also awarded a good conduct medal in the Navy, two National Guard Outstanding Service Ribbons, an Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal and Army Commendation Medal
Rick was married to Joy BRIDGE in March of 1994. Their son Noah was born in December 1994 and Kadan in March 1997.
Survivors include his parents, Mark and Merna Huber of Morrill; brother, Tony and Mary Huber of Tucson Ariz., Dan and Laurie Huber of Gering; sister, Marie and Robert Rader of Gering; children, Mark and Anna Huber of Terrytown, Ariel Huber and her fiancé Justin Derr of Kearney, Noah and Kadan Huber of Harrisburg; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Preceding him in death was his maternal and paternal grandparents, and youngest brother Elmer Lee.

HUDNALL, Edra Mae Otte (Brown)

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b. 9 Apr 1916 - Thomas County, Kansas

d. 14 Sep 2007 - Colby, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Monday, September 17, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Loyola C. Moos, 91, Colby, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Colby Care Center.
She was born April 9, 1916, in Thomas County. She was a homemaker.
She married Edward J. MOOS; he preceded her in death in 1987.
Survivors include two sons, Vernon Moos, Wichita, and David Moos, Byers, Colo.; three daughters, Maetta Brungardt, Denver, Ida Koehler, Wichita, and Deanna Silzman, Colby; four brothers, Edwin Huelsmann and Bernard Huelsmann, both of Oakley, Al Huelsmann, Wichita, and Charles Huelsmann, Grinnell; four sisters, Mildred Thummell, Grinnell, Luetta Robben, Dodge City, Donna L. McGuire, Oakley, and Donna M. Smith, Wichita; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Colby; burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel in Colby, with a vigil and rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in care of Colby Bank or the funeral chapel.

HUFF, Margaret

b. 6 Oct 1866 - Russia

d. Nov. 1947 - Bismarck, South Dakota

From Mandan Daily Pioneer 10 Nov 1947

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Mrs. Margaret Boehm, 81, a resident of Mandan since 1893, died at a Bismarck hospital Sunday after a four week illness.
Funeral services are to be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Joseph’s church, with burial in the local cemetery.
Mrs. Boehm was born in Russia Oct. 6, 1866, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huff. She was married to Wm. BOEHM in Russia and came to this country with her husband, settling on a farm near Richardton in 1881. They moved to Mandan in 1883.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Rose Bennett, St. Paul; Mrs. Minnie Amann, Jamestown; Mrs. Neal Van Eyk, Mandan; and three sons, Joe, Mandan; Phil, Jamestown and Leo, St. Paul. Two children died in infancy. There are 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. One brother, living in Germany, also survives. Mr. Boehm preceded her in death.
On Oct. 7, 1945, Mrs. Boehm, who had lived in Mandan for 50 years, was honored on her 80th birthday at a dinner given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Van Eyk, at which many of her family were present. She was a member of St. Mary’s Verein.
Pall bearers at the funeral will be John Handtmann, Frank Lockbeam, Julius Bullinger, John Baron, Wm. Lanz, and Joe Bullinger. The body is at the Kennelly Funeral home where it will remain until time for the funeral. Mandan Daily Pioneer 10 Nov 1947

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