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Henry Schafer 16 Dec 1908 to 1 Apr 1998 from The Springfield Oregan News, Apr 4, 1998
Henry "Hank" Schafer, 89, of Springfield, has died of age-related causes. Born in Wiesenmuller, Russia, to Henry and Anna Elizabeth (Dorsch) Schafer, he lived in Portland and later Springfield, where he co-owned and operated Springfield Sanitary Service and later owned Hank's Sanitary Service. He served in the US Army during WWII and was a member of VFW Post No. 40. Survivors include four daughters: Linda Davisson (and her husband Gary) of Springfield, Julie Hockett (and her husband Tim) of Washington, Vicki Appel (and her husband Dennis) of Vancouver, WA, Kathy Schafer of Gresham; two sisters: Esther Nagel of Lake Oswego and Lea Thompson of Tualatin; as well as eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm Monday at Williamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Elizabeth Pinecker Filbert 23 Feb 1868 to 2 Mar 1944 Larned, KS from Merlyn Niedens
Elizabeth Pinecker Filbert was born Gnadenfeld, Russia on 23 Feb 1868 and died Larned KS on 2 Mar 1944. In 1889 the family immigrated to Mexico and after enduring extreme hardship for several months moved to a farm 4 miles south of Russell KS. On 3 Oct 1891 she married August Filbert. In the obit the following children were listed: Marie Clark of Denver CO, Anna Hartman of Kighton KS, Martha Foos of Kighton, August Filbert of Bazine KS, Pauline Kleveno of Bazine KS, Bertha Kuehn of Englewood CO, Jacob Filbert of BAziine KS, Dorothy Ely of Bazine KS. The obit did not mention that her parents were Karl and Katherine Pinecker or a sister who might have lived in OHurray.

Jacob Siegfried 1856 Germany to 1907 Mountain Park, Oklahoma Territory from Glenn Sitzman
Jacob Siegfried was probably born in Germany, Married Catherine Pfeiff at Frank, Russia. See Ships List for more info.
Catherine Pfeiff Siegfried was born 1864 in Frank, Russia and died in 1931.

John Sitzman 1 Apr 1881 Frank, Russia to 1 Aug 1967 Greeley CO from Glenn Sitzman
On 10 Oct 1901 in Lincoln, NE, John Sitzman married Marie Rohrig. She was born 8 July 1882 in Wiesenmuller and died 17 Aug 1970 in Greeley CO. John was the son of George Zitzmann (1833-1887) and Catharina Reuter / Reiter. Marie was the daughter of Jacob Rohrig and Katharina Lich. See Ships List for more info

Adam Schaefer 16 Jan 1866 Eckheim, Russia to 4 Apr 1949 Clinton, OK from Glenn Sitzman
Met his wife in Lincoln, NE soon after she arrived in April 1890 and they were married at Lincoln on 7 Dec 1890. Moved to Denver soon after marriage and in 1903 moved to western Oklahoma Territory. See Ships List for more info

Adolph Otto "Penny" Pennacker 1910 to 1996 from Jeruslan Nachrichten Vol V No 2
Adolph Otto "Penny" Pennecker passed away 15 Oct 1996 in Gainesville, MO. He was born 3 Sep 1910 in Rocky Ford, CO to Henry Pinnecker and wife Marie (nee Pinnecker) Pinnecker who came to American in 1912 aboard the SS Haverford. Henry (Heinrich) was born in Alt Weimar and Marie was born in Wiesenmuller. Penny is survived by his wife, Cynthia and his sisters, Rosalie Pinnecker Eichman and Elvina Pinnecker Lyons.

Theresa Pinnecker Lehman 1912 to 1998 from Jeruslan Nachrichten Vol V No 2
Theresa Pinnecker Lehman, age 85, died in Clovis, CA on 3 Mar 1998. She was born in Wiesenmuller, Russia on 25 April 1912. She was the daughter of Adam Pinnecker who was born in Wiesenmuller and his wife Mary Elisabeth Knaus who was born in Aehrenfeldt. Adam Pinnekcer and both parents of Penny Pinnecker (Heinrich and Marie Pinnecker) were related.. She is survived by her husband, George Lehman of Clovis; her daughters Alvera Schletewitz, Barbara Miller, Dorothy Landrey, and Linda Seaberg; her sister Connie (Emma) Higuera; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Theresa came to America aboard the SS Albert Ballin in 1926. The story of the Pinnecker family escape from Russia can be read in Vo.l 1 #1 issue of Jeruslan Nachrichten.

Alexander L. "Al" Miller 1910 Stephan , Russia to 1996 Moses Lake, WA from Betty Hughbanks
Othello, WA - Alexander L. "Al" Miller, 86, a longtime Othello resident, died 24 Dec 1996 at Lakeridge Special Care Center in Moses Lake, WA. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Warden, WA. Stevens Funeral Home in Othello was in charge of arrangements. Rev Dennis Borgman officiated at the funeral. He was born 10 Mar 1910 in Stephan, Russia, to Henry and Mollie (nee Weber) Miller. He immigrated to the US with his parents in 1912. He married Lillian Muth, 19 Mar 1928 in Gering, NE.. He was employed with Great Western Sugar Co, prior to farming in the Nebraska Panhandle. They moved to Othello in 1970 where they farmed until retiring in 1975. He was active with Golden Gloves Boxing as a trainer and raised quarter horses as a hobby and enjoyed Senior Bowling. He was a member of the church where he was active with church activities. Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law Clarence and Donna Miller of Othello, Kenneth and Zelma Miller of Desert Aire, WA, Fred and Betty Miller of Othello, Wilbert and Sue Miller of Othello, and Robert and Alvina Miller of Othello; 20 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; sisters: Ruth Meter, Lydia Kufeldt, and Freda Weimer, all of Gering, NE. He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian, a daughter, son, 2 grandsons, a great granddaughter, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

Anna Heinz 1905 Russia to 1998 CA from Jeruslan Nachrichten Vol V #3
Anna passed away peacefully ono 4 Aug 1998. She was born in Russia on 15 Oct 1905. She came to America at the age of 17 and lived in Sanger CA until July 1997 when she moved into an assisted living complex in Fresno. She was a homemaker and lived to work. She made many blankets and afghans, embroidered and made more pairs of slippers than anyone could count. She loved the outdoors and thrived as she worked in the yard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip; daughter Irene; son James and her grandson, James. She is survived by her grandchildren: Janie Garcia, Judy Robverts, Lawrence Deaton, Sandra Collins, and Jody Deaton; her son-in-law Albert Hagopian and many great grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Sanger Cemetery on Thursday August 6, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. Betty Ashley comments: Pictured in the photo of Wiesenmuellerin at Frankfurt on the Oder (in Wiesenmueller Verwandtschaften) was a pretty young lady in a white hat. I was told that she was not from Wiesenmueller, but had become friends with the single young man pictured next to her, George Fritzler. This info came from Lydia Pinnecker Schmidt who gave me the picture and George Fritzler's niece, Helen Fritzler Manbeck.

Henry Vogel 1883 Wiesenmuller to 1969 Portland OR from Rosemary Meier
Henry Vogel, a Portland home builder was b orn 3 Dec 1883 in Wiesenmuller, Russia to Jacob and Charlotte (nee Sommer) Vogel. He was baptized while an infant and after religious instruction he was confirmed at the usual age. He married Mary Buxman on 28 Apr 1903 in Russia. This marriage was blessed with 9 children. The family came to America in 1908 and settled in Russell, KS. By 1912 they had moved to Lincoln NE where he built many houses. Another move brought the family to Portland OR in 1937 where they lived at 3420 NE Rodney Ave. His wife preceded him in death on 24 June 1957. They had been married for 54 years. As on Henry aged 1 1/2 years and a daughter Molly Cronnoble also preceded him in death. Mr. Vogel died on 13 Dec 1969 in a nursing home of a stroke and kiabetes mellitus. His church affiliation had been with the Brethren Congregational Church on the corner of NE Mason and Garfield. His funeral service was held at the Little Chapel of the Chimes on Killingsworth. Burial took place at Rose City Cemetery. Those who survive him are: 5 daughters: Amelia Schwab, Emma Haase, Martha Benson, Helene Meier, and Mary Keil; 2 sons Fred and Albert Vogel; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 2 sister: Anna Tripple of Mountain Home ID and Mollie Reisig of Russell, KS.

Mary Buxman Vogel 1882 Wiesenmuller to 1957 Portland OR from Rosemary Meier
Mary (nee Buxman) Vogel was born on 16 June 1882 in Wiesenmuller to Fred Buxman and his wife (nee Trot). Her marriage to Henry Vogel took place on 28 Apr 1903 in Russia. Her first child was born in Russia on 10 Feb 1904. The family left their homeland in 1908 coming to the US and settled in Russell, KS before moving to Lincoln NE in 1912. Ther marriage was blessed with 9 children all born before they moved to Portland in 1937. She died 24 June 1975 in Holladay Park Hospital at the age of 75 years and 8 days, in Portland OR. Her funeral was held at the Brethren Congregational church located at NE Garfield and Mason. Service was conducted by Rev John N Sauer and her remains placed in the Rose City Cemetery.

Charlotte Sommer Vogel Dietz 1862 Scherbakovka to 1940 Ft Collins CO from Rosemary Meier
She was the daughter of Michael and Katherine Elizabeth Sommer and was born 2 June 1862 in Scherbakovka, Russia. She received Holy Baptism and then was confirmed in Eckheim, Russia. She married Jacob Vogel of Wiesenmuller in 1880. She came to the US with her family in 1907 and first lived in Russell, KS and later in Lincoln NE. Theis union was blessed with 17 children of whom 8 as infants preceded the mother in death and 8 who mourned her passing. 2 sons: Heinrich and Jacob Vogel of Portland OR. 6 daughters: Mrs Charlotte Fritzler, Wellington CO; Mrs Anna Tripple, Hansen, ID; Mrs Katherine Herman, Lincoln NE; Mrs Pauline Jones, Kansas City KS; Mrs Molly Reisig, Russell KS and Mrs Katherine Elizabeth Weigandt, Lincoln NE. 43 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren. A daughter Mary Wiegandt age 25 was one of the 9 who preceded her in death. She married Jacob Dietz on 27 Oct 1920 who survives. They lived Russell KS for a year then moved to Ft Collins CO. She was a member of the Ev Lutheran Bethlehem Church. She died of carcinoma of the stomach. She died 13 March 1940 at Ft Collins CO at the age of 77 years 9 months and 11 days. Burial took place at Lincoln NE.

Amelia "Mickey" Schafer Vercoe 1908 Otis KS to 1995 Fresno CA from Betty Ashley
She was born 1908 in Otis KS and was christened at the Congregational Church in Rocky Ford CO. Amelia was the 8th child of George and Katrinlis (nee Miller) Schafer - the first to be born in America. She died 14 June 1995 in Fresno CA.

Marie Buxman Evins 1906 Windsor CO to 1996 Fresno CA from Katherine Buxman Wiest
Maria Buxman Evins was born to Carl and Maria (nee Weber) Buxman on 8 Jan 1906 at Windsor CO. She was baptized at the German Congregational Church at Windsor and also confirmed there later in 1920. On 24 Sep 1929 she married Myrble A. Evins "Curly". She graduated from Nurses Tranining School at Wheatland WY. For many years she worked as a Public Health Nurse at various CA State Health Services. She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Survivors include: 1 sister Katherine Wiest, 2 brothers Albert H. Buxman and William R. Buxman, many nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Kathryn Jekel Claus 1905 Wiesenmuller to 1999 Greeley Co from The Coloradoan, 11 Feb 1999
Kathryn Claus, 93, of Greeley, died Wed, Feb 10, 1999 at the hospice unit, Fairacres Manor in Greeley. A funeral will be held at 10 am Saturday at St Paul's Congregational Church in Greeley. Kathryn Jekel was born 23 Apr 1905 in Wiesenmuller, Russia to George Henry Jekel and Anna Elizabeth (nee Schwan) Jekel. Her family moved to Otis KS in 1911 where she was educated. In 1921 they moved to Windsor, where they farmed. She married William John Claus on 3 July 1926 in Windsor. They farmed until retiring to Greeley in 1972. Survivors include one son, Wilbert Claus of Greeley; one daughter Colleen Lohry of Ft Collins Co and one grandson Steve Lohry of Ft Collins. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Henry L. Vogel 1902 to 1975 from Ethel Lock. Henry L. Vogel, 73, McPherson KS died friday 24 Oct 1975 at McPherson Memorial Hospital. He was born 13 Oct 1902 in Bond County IL and married Minnie Scharf on 23 May 1931 in Hillsboro IL. He was retired from Santa Fe Railroad. Lived in McPherson since 1947. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors: widow; sons: Kenneth, McPherson; Robert, Aberdeen SD, daughters: Mrs Barbara Chapman, McPherson; sisters: Mrs. Anna Arzig, Mount Olive IL; Mrs Ida Barry, Litchfield IL; Mrs Ida Calbert, DeSoto MO; 9 grandchildren. Funeral 2 pm Tuesday at Ball & Son Chapel, McPherson with the Rev James Anderson. Burial McPerson Cemetery.

Elizabeth Gillig Vogel 1882 Saratov, Russia to 1974 Kiowa KS from Ethel Lock
Elizabeth Gillig Vogel (Mrs. Albert), 91, of Kiowa KS died Monday at Kiowa Manor Nursing Home. Born 21 Dec 1882 in Saratov Russia and married Albert Vogel 21 Dec 1910 in Kiowa. He died 5 July 1942. Lived here 80 years. She died 30 Sep 1974. Member United Methodist Church. Survivors: sons Albert J, Denver CO; L. Richard, Kiowa KS; daughters: Mrs K J Brown, Oklahoma City OK; Mrs B E Scott, Wichita KS; Mrs George Spicer, Hazelton KS; sisters Mrs Clude Hill, Kowa; Mrs Minnie Perkerson, Burbank CA; 14 grandchildre; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral 2 pm Wed at the church with Rev Charles E. Hadley; Burial at Riverview Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home.

J.W.Vogel from Ethel Lock. Word was received of the 19 Jan 1978 death of J. W. "Slim" Vogel, Wichita Falls, TX. Mrs Vogel wrote that her husband had a massive heart attack. The Vogels lived in Russell KS during and before WW II..; He was employed by Tom Allen under supervision of Adolph Boehler and moved to OK shortly after Boehler retired. Later they moved to Texas where he continued in oil employment. Mrs. Vogel is the former Dorothy Sanders of Gorham.

Martha Caroline Vogel 1894 Baltimore MD to 1978 Ft Dodge KS from Ethel Lock
Martha Caroline Vogel (Mrs John Joseph), 84, died Monday, 26 June 1978 at Ft Dodge KS. She was born Martha Lubbehusen on 19 Jan 1894 in Baltimore MD and married John Joseph Vogel. He preceded her in death; they lived here since 1959. Member Catholic Church. Survivors: son John R, Dover NJ. graveside service held Thursday at Kansas Soldier's Home Cemetery, Ft Dodge with Rev Ted Skalsky. Hulpieu-Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, KS

Edward J. Vogel 1910 Tipton MO to 1996 Hutchinson KS from Ethel Lock
Edward J. Vogel, Hutchinson KS, 85 died 29 May 1996 at Dillon Living Center, Hutchinson KS. He was born 14 July 1910, Tipton MO, the son of H.P. & Catherine (nee Heinen) Vogel. He was raised in Wright. After he married he moved to Dodge City KS and lived there until moving to Hutchinson in 1990. Worked for Dodge City Coop Exchange for 29 years; retired in 1975 from Manager of Co-op Farm Store. Member Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City. Married 10 Jan 1940 Irene McCormick at Wright. She died 26 May 1991. Survivors: sons Kenneth E, Hutchinson; Richard A Olathe KS; brothers Clarence, Colorado Springs CO; Raymond, Houston TX; Leonard, Waco TX; James, Dodge City; sisters Sister Sara Vogel and Sister Irene Vogel, both of Wichita; Pauline Herrmann, Ford KS; 4 grandchildren. Vigil service 7:30 pm today at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City KS. Funeral friday at Church with Rev John R. Strasser. Burial at Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, KS.

George Henry BUXMAN - Greeley Tribune, 2 Oct 1984 Age 70 Kenton Manor.   Died Mon Oct 1, 1984, Born 29 Oct 1913 to George Henry & Mary (nee STEINMARK) BUXMAN at Windsor, CO. Lifelong resident of the area; farmed all his adult life in Weld County. Survived by 3 sister: Mrs Hannah LESSOR; Mrs Rachael WEIGEL. Ft Morgan; Mrs Marion KERCHER, CO Springs; 7 brothers: Fred, Ezicial, Dan, Paul, Harvey, Harold, all of Greeley, CO; John, Ft Morgan. Services Thursday, Macy Allnutt Drawing room Buried Sunset Memoria! Gardens.

Mrs. Emmanuel HUCK, Coldwater, KS. Edith Viola HUCK, 75, died 1 JULY 1985 at St Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita, KS. Born Edith Viola KINDSVATER 14 May 1910. Married Emmanuel HUCK 13 Mar 1931 in Alva, OK. He died 13 July 1968 Lived most of her life in Coldwater, KS and was a member of Antioch Methodist Church, Survivors: daus Luane MCGUIRE, Pratt; Karen DODSON, KCMO; Terry KROPF, Hutchinson. 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, Funeral Friday at United Methodist Church, Coldwater Rev. Lloyd SWINDLER & Jerry CANADY. Burial Crown Hill Cem. Coldwater. Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home.. Memorials to American Heart Assn

Edward "Steve" SCHLEGEL, Sulphur, OK. age 90, died 18 Aug 1986 at OK Veteran's Home, Sulphur. OK. Born 26 Aug 1895 Otis, KS. Married Martha SCHRATER She died 5 Dee 1965 He was a retired bottler for Coca Cola. Lived in Sulphur since 1975 Member Lutheran Church; WWII Army Veteran. Survivors: brother Fred, Great Bend, KS; sister Martha PLOTNER, Hoisington, KS, Funeral Wed at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend, KS. Rev. Dr. Robert STUDTMANN. Burial Great Bend Cem. Memorials to American Cancer Society. [Ethel notes: this Edward was married to a GALLOWAY woman, They had one stillborn or died very early in infancy.. The GALLOWAY from Otis, KS. At one point Edward had a leg taken off at one time and really wished to die as his family was gone and he was so alone,]

Jacob STRECKER, age 21, farmer, born in Russia. Son of Jakob STRECKER & Eva Katherina (nee GEVRRALL). Jacob married Kattie LAKMAN, age 19, born Russia. Daughter of David R LAKMAN and Katherine (nee BERRETH), Both of Deerfield, KS. License issued 14 Jan 1909; married 24 Jan 1909 by Rev William WILK. [from KS Gen Soc, Dodge City. KS. Vol XXIV 1982, pg 174 - Finney County, KS marriage records 1906-1915]

FRED C. BUXMAN Long time Reedley and Dinuba resident, Fred Charles BUXMAN, passed away Dec 22, 1995 at home in San Marcos. He was borm Nov 14, 1919 in Windsor, CO. Mr. BUXMAN was the 12th and last child of Carl and Maria BUXMAN and the first one bom in a hospital. His parents had emigrated from Russia where they had lived in one of the many German colonies.  When he was 12, the BUXMAN family moved to Central California and farmed in the ReedleylDinuba area. Mr. BUXMAN attended Navelencia School and graduated from Reedley High School in 1937. He later attended L.I.F.E. College in Los Angeles. He worked at maintaining his New Testament Greek fluently.  A fruit rancher, Mr. BUXMAN lived for many years west of Reedley and later near Dinuba. He loved to talk among his trees - talking to them, blessing them, praising them... threatening them with total annihilation if they did not produce - according to family members. Anyone whoever worked with him was amazed that such a small man could work so hard and do so much. He always enjoyed the interplay of God with nature.  He married Erma HUWA in Denver, CO on May 19, 1946_ They moved the the Vista/San Marcos area where they were active members of the Full Gospel Tabernacle of Reedley. His roles in the church ranged from bus driver to Sunday School teacher, to Sunday School superintendent, to deacon. He and his wife, Erma, participated in the church's drama and choir ministries - often to their own amazement. He was also a cheerful church handyman and a faithful helper to widows and orphans in the church.  He and his wife took great pleasure in taking many trips to the Holy land and various missions around the world_ They attended international meetings of Pentecostals in Korea, London and Kenya. Subsequent to each meeting they visited many of the missionaries that the church helped support. He had been an active member of Gideons International, Full Gospel Businessmen and the Kiwanis Club of Vista.  Mr. BUXMAN is survived by his wife. Erma of San Marcos: two daughters. Linda BUXMAN of San Marcos and Judy KESSLER of Visalia; a son-in-law, Ron KESSLER: a grandson, Greg KESSLER of Visalia; five brothers and sisters, Marie EVINS, Katherine WIEST, Esther WIEST and Bill BUXMAN, all of Redley, and Albert BUXMAN of Dinuba; plus many cousins, nephews and nieces. Internment was in San Marcos. A memorial service was held for him at the Reedley Full Gospel Tabernacle on Friday, Jan 5. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Elizabeth Hospice

ESTHER J. WIEST  of Reedley, CA died Jan 8, 1996. She was 83. Funeral services were held  Jan 12 at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Reedley. Burial followed at the Reedley Cemetery. Mrs. WIEST had lived in Reedley about 60 years. She was a homemaker.  Mrs. WIEST is survived by her husband of 64 years, Henry R. of Reedley; four daughters, Marion JONES and Henrietta WIEST of Reedley, Eileen GERETY of San Luis Obispo and Lila YOUNG of Madera; two brothers Albert BUXMAN of Dinuba and Bill BUXMAN of Parlier: two sisters, Marie EVINS and Katherine WIEST both of Reedley: six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren Remembrances may be made to the Fresno Rescue Mission

JOHN R. BUXMAN , 41, died Thursday, December 21, 1995. Mr. BUXMAN was a resident of Fresno and formerly of Reedley, CA. He is survived by his father, William of Reedley: a brother Dwight of Kingsburg; and a sister, Elaine JANZEN of Fresno. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec 26 at Reedley Cemetery.

Louis A SCHRlNER,. 82,. of Grand Island died Sunday. Oct 1. 1995. at St Francis Skilled Care in Grand 1sland. Services were held Thursday, Oct 5, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev.Martin EGGING officiating. Burial was at Westlawn Manorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. St Frances Hospice or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.  Mr. SCHRINER was born on a homestead near White River. SD on 18 May 1913 to Oscar and Emma (nee KAUTZMANN) SCHRINER. Oscar was born in Baku. Russia and was the son of (George) Peter SCHREiNER. steepIe-builder of the Gnadarthau Evangdical Lutheran Church. Louis SCHRINER Iivrd his early childhood on a farm north ofPilger, NE. In 1924. he moved to LincoIn, NE, where he began attending Lincoln Public School and Cathedral School. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1931.He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1936.  He married Erma BAUMANN on  20 Oct 1938 in Beatrice, NE. He spent three years in the Army in the 311th Engineering Combat Brigade with the 86th Division. He was active in Germany from the Ruhr to Salsburg, Austria. After V -E Day, he was sent to the Philippines in preparation for the Japanese invasion.  He was honorably discharged in January 1946. He worked for Gamble Skogmo, Inc of Minneapolis. MN and was placed in its branch at Beatrice. He worked at branches in Kearney, Fremont, Fairbury, Columbus, Norfolk, Valentine. and Grand Island. He managed the store in Valentine for 21 years before coming to Grand Island in 1969. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and its choir. a charter member of Knights of Columbus Council  4633 of Valentine and Council 9562 in Grand Island. He was a life member of the VFW.  Survivors include three daughters. Patricia (Mrs. Joel) CICOINE of Herndon. VA, Kathryn (Mrs.Gary) SALERNO of Omaha, NE, and Mary (Mrs. Jerry) WIDTE of Grand Island, NE; eight grandchildren; and one sister. Ruth (Mrs. John) MAYNE of Grand Island, NE. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1991







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