ABEL, Catherine

b. 18 Mar 1922 - Bayard, Nebraska

d. 7 Oct 2009 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Obitaries - Jolliffe Funeral Home

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Catherine (nee Abel) Johannes, 87 of Scottsbluff, died Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at the Golden Living Center at Scottsbluff. Cremation has been held at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Crematory at Scottsbluff. Her Memorial Service will be Monday, October 12 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home with Pastor Don Mathis officiating. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice.
Catherine was born March 18, 1922 at Bayard, the daughter of John and Amelia (Sieb) Abel. She graduated with the Class of 1940 from the Mitchell High School. She was united in marriage to JOHN JOHANNES, March 2, 1941 at Mitchell. They farmed together in the Russell and Gering Valley areas until 1960. From 1958 to 1963 she was the traffic director for KSTF. She and John later managed motels in Hobbs, New Mexico, Scottsbluff and Fremont, NE. They retired in 1983 and moved to Scottsbluff. In 1997 they moved to Dome Rock Manor at Gering and in 2006, she moved to the Golden Living Center
Catherine loved cooking, golfing and organized many activities while living at Dome Rock Manor. She was a member of the Gering United Methodist Church
Survivors include her sons Ronald (Helen) Johannes of Sugarland, TX., James Michael (Ginny) Johannes of Greeley, CO., 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, brothers Albert (Mollie) Abel, John (Lorraine) Abel, Harold (Pat) Abel, Leonard (Frances) Abel, sisters Irene Mueller and Lenore (Bill) Henderson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Robert Abel.


ABERLE, Aloysia

Odessa, Russia

b. 6 Jan 1884 - Odessa, Russia

d. 20 Jun 1952, Hague, North Dakota

From Bismarck Tribune, Saturday 21 Jun 1952

Submitted by Eugene Stahl

Wolf, Aloysia (Aberle) 1884-1952 - Funeral services for Mrs. Andrew Wolf, 68, Hague, who died here Friday, (20 June 1952) will be held in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hague, at 9 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Joseph Niebler will celebrate a requiem high mass. Burial will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Hague.
Aloysia Aberle Wolf was born in Odessa, Russia, Jan. 6, 1884. She came here with her parents, the late, Matt and Katherine Aberle, in 1893 and was married to ANDREW WOLF in Hague in 1904. Mr. Wolf died in 1941. Mrs. Wolf lived in Emmons county all her life. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Berine Altar Society.
The children she leaves are John Wolf, Auburn WA; Mrs. Lucy Feist and Peter Wolf, Ipswich SD; Frank Wolf, Aberdeen SD; Anton Wolf, Fargo; Mrs. Evelyn Torrey, LaMoure; Mike Wolf, Hague; Mrs. Bertha Glatt, Bismarck; Fred Wolf, Milwaukee WI and Sister M. Andrew, St. Joseph MN.
Mrs. Wolf also leaves five brothers and sisters. They are Mike Aberle, Sask. Canada; Tony Aberle and Mrs. George Wilderman, Kelona BC; Mrs. Matt Fischer, Strasburg, and Mrs. Sebastian Switzer, Glen Cross SD

The body will be taken from the Hall Funeral Home here Sunday noon to Mrs. Wolf’s home in Hague. Rosary will be said Sunday night. Bismarck Tribune, Saturday 21 Jun 1952

ABBOTT, Patricia F. (Frank)

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ADOLPH, Susana (Piel)

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b. 12 Nov 1915 - Herington, Kansas

d. 30 Sep 2009 - Andover, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, October 4, 2009

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Watkins, Leona (Albrecht), was born on the family farm close to Herington, KS on Nov 12, 1915. She died in Andover, KS on Sept 30, 2009 at the age of 93. Her husband MERLIN (WATKINS) died in 1975. They had one daughter, Cherlyn Leona Curtin who died in 2001, and son-in-law, John Phillip Curtin who died in 1997. She is survived by sisters-in-law Mabel Ellison, Margaret Swoyer, Gladys Watkins; many nieces and nephews. Visitation with her family present will be from 6-8 p.m., Wed, Oct. 7, DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary. Her funeral will be 10 a.m., Thur, Oct. 8, Trinity Lutheran Church. A memorial has been established with the church. Condolences may be offered at www.devorssflanaganhunt.com.



b. 24 May 1942 - Mandan, North Dakota

d. 22 Jul 2009 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Friday, July 24, 2009

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Myron V. Albrecht, 67, of Salina, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, in Salina. He was born May 24, 1942, in Mandan, N.D., to Edward L. and Anna M. (Gall) Albrecht. Myron graduated from high school in Drayton, N.D., in 1960. While in Drayton, he played on the American Legion Baseball team, who won their first of 6 state championships in 1958. His 1958 team challenged the Class A semi-finals for the national champion-ship. Myron graduated in 1964 from the University of North Dakota with a dual degree in physical education and history. He played all four years for the UND baseball team, and was elected to the All Conference Team his junior and senior year in the North Central Conference.
After graduation, he taught high school and coached in Humboldt, Minn., for two years. He worked for JC Penney in St. Paul, Minn., for a year, and then spent the next 16 years working in store management for Woolworth/Woolco in the Milwaukee area and finally as Store Manager of Woolco in Salina until the store closed in 1983. Myron always had an intense love of baseball. He was a fan of many sports, but baseball was his first love. Over the years, he amassed a collection of sports memorabilia and donated many of his American Legion items to the Drayton Historical Society Museum. He spent as much time as possible attending minor and major league games, attending the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, and working at least one ball game into every vacation he planned. His knowledge of baseball facts, trivia and statistics, accumulated over his lifetime, amazed everyone. Myron knew no strangers and was willing to talk sports with anyone he met.
Survivors include his wife, KAREN (SLOTHOWER), of the home; two daughters, Julie D. Albrecht and husband Frank E. Van Buskirk, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Wendy R. Albrecht, of Overland Park; a son, Kent M. Albrecht, of Grand Forks, N.D.; a stepdaughter, Danylle K. Stroup and husband Robert S., of Salina; a brother, Larry E. Albrecht and wife Joy, of Weston, Fla.; three grandchildren, Brittany, Steven and McKenzie Stroup; a step-granddaughter, Rakayla Wicks; a nephew, Kyle Albrecht; a niece, Shannon Albrecht; his mother-in-law, Veronica Slothower; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant sister, Karen Albrecht.
Visitation, with the family receiving friends, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth St., Salina. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the mortuary, with Father John Wolesky officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Inurnment will be at a later date in All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Salina. For more information and condolences, visit www.ryanmortuary.com




b. 1954

d. 16 Aug 2009 -Herington, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Saturday, August 22, 2009

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HERINGTON — Robert W. Albrecht, 54, of Herington, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. He is survived by a son, Kelly; a daughter, Dicy Durham; three grandchildren; and companion, Jadine Pryor. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alexus Durham. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Herington Municipal Hospital and may be sent in care of the funeral home. For more information or to leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabel.com



ALBRECHT, Robert Werner

b. 1 Oct 1954 - Cocoa Beach, Florida

d. 16 Aug 2009 - Herington, Kansas
From Abilene Reflector-Chronicle . Thursday, Aug 20, 2009

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HERINGTON – Robert Werner “Rob” Albrecht, 54, of Herington, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at the Herington Municipal Hospital. He was born Oct. 1, 1954, at Cocoa Beach, Fla., the son of Werner F. (Whitie) and Evelyn H. (Vereen) Albrecht. Mr. Albrecht was a carpenter. He lived in Herington since 1977.
Survivors include his daughter, Dicy Durham of Manhattan; a son, Kelly Albrecht of Cranberry, Penn.; three grandsons and his companion, Jadine Pryor.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alexus Durham, on Feb. 13, 2005, at the age of 2.5 months; his mother, Eveyln on Dec. 29, 1985; and his father, Werner (Whitie) on July 15, 1986.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Herington Chapel, with Pastor Bill Peterson officiating, and where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Inurnment will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Herington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Herington Municipal Hospital and sent in care of the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038. Online condolences may be left at www.PenwellGabelHerington.com.


ALLEN, Eldena Popp (Hamilton)

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ALLEN, Phyllis M. (Hegle)

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AMAN, Anton

b. 6 Aug 1926

d. 21 Apr 1952 - Camilla, GA

From Bismarck Tribune, Tuesday 22 Apr 1952

Submitted by Eugene Stahl

Aman, Anton - 1926-1952 - Second Lt. Anton Aman, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Aman, rural Mandan, was killed in a crash of a T-6 plane near Camilla GA, Monday.
Lieutenant Aman was a student officer undergoing flight training in the air force at the time of the accident. A civilian flying instructor, Leonard D. Carter of Ehrhardt SC, also died in the crash. Lieutenant Aman had been stationed at Bainbridge air force base in Georgia for the past five months. A veteran of WW II, he had served overseas as a communications non-commissioned officer.
Born Aug. 6, 1926, Lt. Aman was graduated from Mandan high school in 1945. His wife lives in Nashville TN, They have no children. In addition to his widow and parents, he leaves 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
The body will be returned to Mandan for funeral services and burial either Tuesday or Wednesday. Bismarck Tribune, Tuesday 22 Apr 1952

AMEN, Annie

b. 23 Mar 1880 - Russia

d. 26 Apr 1955

Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 28 April 1955

Submitted by Eugene Stahl

Amen, Annie (___) 1880-1955 - Mrs. Annie Amen, 75, wife of Henry Amen, Sr., 116 S. 36th St., died at her residence Tuesday afternoon (April 26, 1955) as the result of a heart ailment.
She was born in Russia March 23, 1880 and was married to MR. AMEN in Frank, Russia, Dec. 28, 1898. They moved to Lincoln NE in 1899 and to Billings in 1908. For many years they farmed west of Billings, returning to the city after Mr. Amen’s retirement.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Henry Amen Jr., John Amen and Daniel Amen, all of (garbled); four daughters, Mrs. Fred Brester of Stevensville, Mrs. George Hardt of Missoula, Mrs. Victor Daubert of 1056 Sioux Lane and Mrs. John Knaub of Missoula; 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services, under Smith Funeral Home direction, will be held in St. Pau’s Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Edmund Kuppinger, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in Mountview Cemetery. Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 28 April 1955


AMICK, Edna Mae

b. 20 May 1913

d. 3 Aug 2009

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, August 6, 2009

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

MONTEZUMA - Edna Mae Esau, 96, died Aug. 3, 2009. She was born May 20, 1913, to Earl and Clyda Hines Amick. On May 24, 1934, she married JOHN J. ESAU. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: sons, Sherrill, Dalmont and Lyvon; daughters, LaFreda Mininger, Melba Giesbrecht and Karen Giesbrecht; brother, Wiley Amick; sister, Ophelia Lands; three sisters-in-law; 21 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral 10:30 a.m. Friday at Montezuma Mennonite Church, Montezuma. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Montezuma Funeral Home, Montezuma. Memorials to the Bethel Home or General Missions Gospel Tracts.

(Note: SSDI - EDNA M ESAU 20 May 1913 03 Aug 2009 (V) 85363 (Youngtown, Maricopa, AZ) (none specified) 552-50-7165)

ANDERSON, Carrol Jean

b. 27 Sep 1948 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 31 Oct 2009 - Glenrock, Wyoming

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - from 11/2/2009 - 11/5/2009

Submitted by Mark B. Wills
GLENROCK, Wyo. -Services for Carrol Jeanne Schwartzkopf will be conducted at 4 p.m., Wednesday, November 4 at the Glenrock Middle School Auditorium, 645 South Third, Glenrock, Wyo. Services will be conducted by Pastor Merrill Smith of the Highland Park Church. Carrol passed away at her home on Saturday, October 31, 2009.
Carrol Jeanne Schwartzkopf was born September 27, 1948, in Scottsbluff to Chalmers Anderson and Jacqueline (Ludden) Anderson. She attended school Kindergarten through 8th grade at Henry Country School in Henry. She graduated from Torrington High School, Torrington, Wyo. in 1966. She attended college at Torrington Community College and Chadron State College.
On August 3, 1969, she married JERALD W. SCHWARTZKOPF in Henry. They made their home in Casper, Wyo., where she was active in the Newcomers Club. They moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1975-76 while her husband worked for Caterpillar Machinery Company on the Alaskan Pipe Line. They returned to Wyoming in 1976 and made their home in Glenrock, Wyo., where they have lived for 33 years. Carrol was active in her church, a 4-H leader, member of Eastern Star, was on the council of Job's Daughters, enjoyed supporting her children in the activities they were in at school, and was very active in her bible study group. She worked for the Converse County School District #2 for the last 27 1/2 years, the last 20 as a clerk in the middle school library, where she hoped she helped children learn a love for reading.
Carrol enjoyed nothing more than being around family and friends. She loved to read, go camping and fishing and took an interest in NASCAR because her husband enjoyed it so much. Her best times were with her family and she enjoyed talking about the wonderful times they had together. Her grandchildren were very special to her, and she counted them as her blessings from God.
Carrol is survived by her husband Jerry; her son Mark Schwartzkopf of Glenrock, Wyo.; daughter Tonya Zegers and her husband Brian of David City, Nebraska; son Trent Schwartzkopf and his wife Erica of Billings, Mont.; her mother Jacqueline Anderson of Henry; sisters Rita Felton (Gary) of Torrington, Wyo., Renee Anderson, of Two Rivers, Wisc., and Yvonne Wackel (Dave) of Summerset, S.D.; and five grandchildren Hannah, Ethan, Lydia, Chloe and Aden.
She was preceded in death by her father Chalmers Anderson.
Memorials may be made to the Highland Park Church's the Healing Place or the Glenrock Middle School Library. Newcomer Funeral Home of Casper, Wyo., is in charge of arrangements.

ASMUS, Bettie Joan (Elkins)

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AUGUSTINE, Bernita Marie

b. 2 Mar 1941 - Hays, Kansas

d. 3 Oct 2009 - Georgetown, Texas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Bernita Marie Schuetz, 68, Georgetown, Texas, formerly of Lockhart, Texas, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009.

She was born March 2, 1941, in Hays to Frank and Lena (Stecklein) Augustine.

She was a food supervisor in nursing homes for many years. She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church, Georgetown.

Survivors include four sons, Gordon Schuetz, Norman F. Schuetz and wife, Martina, Shannon Schuetz and wife, Karen, and Travis Schuetz; a daughter, Rose Jones and husband, Raymond; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 21 years, JAMES JOSEPH SCHUETZ, in 1980.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Catherine Catholic Church Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Helen Catholic Church, 2700 East University, Georgetown, TX 78626. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.gabrielsfuneral.com.