ABRAMS, Heinrich

b. 8 Apr 1832 - Ukraine, south Russia

d. 1910 - Manitoba, Canada

From mennonitegenealogy.com.canada, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Heinrich Abrams was born in the village of Grossweide, of the Ukraine, south Russia, on April 8, 1832.

His parents, Jacob and Katherine Abrams, had come from Prussia, where Jacob had been born in the village of Benhof (1799), and his wife in the village of Ohrlofferfeld (1795). Both died in south Russia in 1883 (America) and 1866 (Russia) respectively. Heinrich's wife, Katherina Heinrichs came from the village of Marinethal where she was born on Nov. 18,1836. They were united in marriage on Nov. 18,1856. They came to Canada in 1876 and settled in the area of Halbstadt in southern Manitoba. Mr. Abrams was a farmer there. Both were members of the Sommerfelder Mennonite church.

They had a family as follows: Heinrich (b-d 1858); Heinrich (b-d 1859);Maria, Mrs. John Friesen (1860-1925); Jacob (b-d 1862); Aganetha, Mrs. Peter Buhr (1863-1950); Johann (1864-1891); Heinrich (1866-1932); Jacob (1868-1932); Peter (1871-1877); Katharina , Mrs. Jacob Sawatzky (1872-1931); Elizabeth (1875-1884); Helen (1878-1884); and Anna, Mrs. David M. Klassen (1881-1943). Heinrich Abrams died in 1910, with his wife predeceasing him the previous year.

Note: Mrs. Ben Loeppky and Mrs. Anna Loeppky, both granddaughters of Henirich and Katherina , of Altona, Manitoba; grandson, Henry D. Klassen, and granddaughter, Susan Friesen.


ADLER, Lorraine Barbara

b. 10 Aug 1934 - Hardin, Montana

d. 8 Mar 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 10 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Lorraine Barbara Adler Armington passed away March 8, 2008, at Billings Clinic surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Hardin, Mont., to Jake and Celesta (Jones) Adler. She grew up on a farm north of Hardin with her brothers and sisters whom she loved so very much. They were a close and loving family. She attended schools in Hardin and graduated from Hardin High School in 1953.
She then decided to move on and start her life and moved to Texas, where she worked as a waitress until deciding to come back to Hardin in 1959. When she came back home, she brought her mom and dad a beautiful little girl named Vicky Adler. In October of 1960, she met a man who she loved so very much and that was Wendell J. ARMINGTON. They were married Nov. 15, 1960, and he not only married her, but also took Vicky as his daughter and they became a family. Shortly after, a daughter and two sons arrived, and they were a complete family. They moved to several locations and finally found home in the Lockwood area in 1989.
She is survived by her loving husband, Wendell; and her daughters, Vicky (Danny) Feight of Sheridan, Mont., and Sheila (Dewey) Wolff of Billings, Mont.; her sons, Raymond (Deanna) Armington of Payson, Ariz., and Robert (Melissa) Armington of Billings. She also had three step-children, Roger, Vanda and Gerry.
She has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved so very much. She always had a smile, a kiss and a hug for all of them. She is also survived by brothers Ernie (Joann) and Ted Adler, both of Hardin; and a sister, Janice (Johnny) Smith of Osseo, Wis. She also had several nieces and nephews.
Mom's life was so full of laughter. She loved to sit outside and watch the traffic. Her biggest enjoyment was sitting at the horse sale with Dad - they would sit and meet a lot of new friends. Mom was never shy and was the type of person who would talk with anyone.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Bernice Word and Nedra Adler; and a granddaughter, Samantha Wolff.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 423 Westgate Drive, Billings, Mont. Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery



b. 10 May 1917 - Gurley, Nebraska

d. 26 Mar 2008 - Deshler, Nebraska

From Salina Journal - Saturday, March 29, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

DESHLER, Neb. -- Anora Albrecht, 90, Deshler, died March 26, 2008. She was born May 10, 1917, in Gurley, NE. She was a homemaker. Survivors include: 3 daughters, Arlene Grone of Grand Island, NE, Margene Flanders of North Platte, NE, and Patricia Schmidt of Malcolm, NE; son-in-law, Larry Kroeger of Superior, NE; sister, Marie Schiermeyer of Marysville, KS; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church (Friedensau), rural Hebron, NE. Ahrendts Funeral Home, 315 1st Street, Deshler, NE, is handling arrangements.


ALBRECHT, Jason Dwayne

b. 25 Aug 1979 - Thermopolis

d. 8 Mar 2008 - Wyoming

From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - 11 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

SHOSHONI -- Memorial services for Jason Dwayne Albrecht, 28, of Shoshoni, will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bustard's Funeral Home and Crematory.
He died March 8, 2008, at Wyoming Medical Center after a courageous battle against brain cancer.
He was born August 25, 1979, in Thermopolis, the son of Roger Otto and Carolyn Cecilia (Wade) Albrecht.
He was a graduate of Shoshoni High School.
His interests included fishing, camping, and sports. He was employed as a laborer in construction.

Survivors include his parents of Shoshoni, one brother, Travis Albrecht of Casper, grandmother, Peggy Richardson of Redding and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lila Albrecht, and an uncle.
The family would appreciate memorials sent to the American Cancer Society, 907 North Poplar, Suite 185, Casper, 82601.


ANDERSON, Clarence J. "Junior"

b, 17 Feb 1825 - Cambridge, Nebraska

d. 18 Feb 2008 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 21 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ret. Clarence J. "Junior" Anderson, 83, passed away Feb. 18 (2008) at the Davis Hospice Center of Cheyenne after a lengthy illness.
Junior was born Feb. 17, 1925, in Cambridge, Neb., to Clarence (Bud) and Alma (Huckfeldt) Anderson.
He moved with his family to a farm outside Veteran, attended school there and graduated from high school in 1943. In January 1944, he joined the Navy and later served in World War II in various locations throughout the Pacific.
Following his discharge from the Navy in 1946, Mr. Anderson worked a few odd jobs and later joined the Wyoming Army National Guard in October 1947. Mr. Anderson served as the United States property and fiscal office warehouse supervisor from 1952 to his retirement in July 1983.
He married Margaret GOODSCHMIDT Nov. 4, 1951, in Torrington, where they lived and raised their family for 41 years.
Mr. Anderson loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved chasing the white ball around the golf course until his battle with COPD slowed him to the point that he could no longer play.
Mr. Anderson was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and National Guard Association.
He is survived by two daughters, Pam Fisher of Laramie and Candice Anderson of Cheyenne; two grandchildren and their spouses, Shawn and Paige Fisher of Cheyenne and Nicole and Mark Wade of Laramie; four great-grandchildren, Dax Fisher, Hannah Fisher, Mayci Wade and Kinley Wade; three brothers, Bill Anderson of Torrington, Ed Anderson of Sun City, Ariz., and Ken Anderson of Modesto, Calif.; and one sister, Donna Bolger of Casper.
Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret; and five brothers, Chuck, Dale, Monty, Alan and Howard.
Friends may contribute to the Davis Hospice Center of Cheyenne, 6000 Sycamore Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82009. Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. Military Honors will be provided by the Wyoming Army National Guard.


ANDERSON, Dorothy Mae

b. 25 Jul 1928 - Russell, Kansas

d. 4 Jan 2008 - Russell, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Saturday, January 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

RUSSELL -- Dorothy Mae Pfannenstiel, 79, Russell, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008.
Mrs. Pfannenstiel was born Dorothy Mae Anderson on July 25, 1928, in Russell. She was the owner-operator of a ceramics shop.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Nathan E. KARST and Paul J. PFANNENSTIEL, in 1983; and a son, Steven Karst.
Survivors include a son, Ed E. Karst of Aurora, Colo.; three daughters, Kathy R. Hashenberger of Gorham, and Pat Bricker and Kay L. Scheck, both of Russell; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, 610 N. Mapel, Russell 67665. Memorials may be made to Gorham Community Church, in care of the mortuary. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

RUSSELL - Pfannenstiel, Dorothy Mae, 79, died Jan. 4, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary. Survivors: son, Ed Karst; daughters, Kathy Hasenberger, Pat Bricker, Kay Scheck; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/5/2008


ANDERSON, Nathalia

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ARMINGTON, Lorraine Barbara

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b. 31 Jan 1923 - Bayard, Nebraska

d. 22 Dec 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 27 Dec 2007, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Reinhold "Reiny" Aschenbrenner, 84, of Scottsbluff, died Dec. 22, 2007 at the Mitchell Care Center.
His Funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff with the Reverend Ron Nuss-Warren officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff. A Memorial has been established to the Mitchell Care Center. Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. His obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where condolences may be left for his family.
Reiny was born January 31, 1923 at Bayard, the son of Henry and Katherine (Brecht) Aschenbrenner. He was raised and educated in the Bayard and Minatare areas, receiving his education at Minatare and South Highland schools. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Violet HIZEL, June 8, 1947 at Scottsbluff. He farmed in the Scottsbluff area, and then was a bulk fuel distributor for 17 years, worked for Magnolia Homes for 17 years and then 15 years as custodian at Calvary Lutheran Church.
He was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church and the Old Cars Club. He enjoyed collecting antique cars and playing his accordion for German weddings.
Survivors include his daughters Barbara (Kenneth) Kuntz of Scottsbluff, Valerie (Mike) Knaub of Sutherland, son Rodney (Mary) Aschenbrenner of Scottsbluff, 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and his sister Elsie Smith of Gering. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife May 21, 1995, daughter Melanie Aschenbrenner, brothers John and Henry and sister Kathryn Reichert.


ASMUS, Bettie Joan (Elkins)

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