Archive | July, 2012

Robert "Bob" Aufrecht

Posted on 26 July 2012 by Mel Friesen

Robert “Bob” D. Aufrecht 81, of Loup City, NE died Monday, July 23, 2012 at Rose Lane Home in Loup City.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City with Reverend Douglas DeNeui officiating.  Burial will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Aufrecht family or donor’s choice.

Robert D. Aufrecht was born on a rainy Mother’s Day afternoon, May 10, 1931 to Albert J. and Claira E. (Morisson) Aufrecht, on a farm 7 ½ miles northwest of Loup City, NE.  He attended a one room school, District 82, and graduated from Loup City High School in 1949.  He farmed with his dad until his father’s death in 1963.

He and his mother operated the farm until he had to quit in 1976 because of illness and then sold they farm.  After recovering he worked haying west of Kearney.  In 1978, he worked at an alfalfa mill at Shelton, driving a field chopper.  In 1991, he worked at Kneffler Bee Farm and enjoyed working with bees.

He was united in marriage on May 23, 1997 to Alma L. (Wilson) DeGunia.

In his early years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and making or fixing things.  He also did volunteer work at Bible Camps, Nebraska Christian School and Central Nebraska Community Services.  He also did a lot of traveling and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Alma of Loup City, NE; three step sons, Ernest DeGunia of Connecticut; Darrold DeGunia of Omaha, NE; Troy DeGunia of Crawford, NE; brother, Dale Aufrecht of Beaverton, OR; sister, Leila G. Anthony of Central City, NE; one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant sister, one step son and one great grandson.

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Lawrence Trautman

Posted on 23 July 2012 by Mel Friesen

Sutton resident Lawrence Trautman, 89, died Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton, Nebraska.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sutton, Nebraska with Rev. Judy Nuss officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, Nebraska.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Lawrence Trautman was born Aug. 16, 1922, to William G. and Eva (Weikum) Trautman in Sutton, Neb. He received his early education at District 8 in Fillmore Co. and graduated from Grace Bible Institute of Omaha, Nebraska.

While in Omaha he was involved with street mission work at the Open Door Mission and after graduation he did mission work in Arkansas and Oklahoma.  In later years he was employed by the Sutton parks.  He also spent 11 years with Plettner Feeds and ran his own shoe repair business at his house.  On September 16, 1966 he married Sophia Green and they were married 46 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophie; his parents; brother, Harold; sister, Linda Berry; niece, Karla Way.

Survivors are sister, Miriam Way of Lincoln, Neb.;  nephew, Leroy and family of Hastings, Neb.;  nephew, Mark Way and family of Chesapeake, VA.; niece, Karna Latham and family of Waco, Neb.

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Greysen Thomas Eveland, January 22, 2012

Greysen Thomas Eveland, January 22, 2012

Posted on 20 July 2012 by Mel Friesen

Greysen was born on January 22, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska to Tim and Kendra ’05 (Huxman) Eveland.  He weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long.  His brother, Carter, is 2 years old.  The grandparents are Rod ’76 and Kay ’76 (Siefker) Huxman and Dwight and Michelle Eveland.

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Violet (Reid) Baldridge

Posted on 18 July 2012 by Mel Friesen

Violet “Nunny” Baldridge, 70, wife of Jesse “Boppy” Baldridge, died Thursday, March 8, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Galveston, TX, and graduated from Grace University, Omaha, NE in 1962.  She enjoyed being the retired activities coordinator at Mayfair Manor and was a fan of the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers softball team.

Survivors other than her husband are three children, David Hilton Baldridge, Betty Gail (Nathan) Cornett and Roy Daniel Baldridge, all of Lexington; three grandchildren, Jordan, Banks and Hayes Cornett; three siblings, Dan Reid, Bob Reid and Anna Fokken; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on  Monday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday. Memorials may be given to Quest Community Church, 410 Sporting Ct, Lexington, KY 40503.


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Marilyn (Dalke) Busenitz

Marilyn (Dalke) Busenitz

Posted on 12 July 2012 by Mel Friesen

Marilyn K. Busenitz
68, Newton

Marilyn K. Busenitz, 68, entered Eternal Glory, Friday (July 7, 2012), from Presbyterian Manor in Newton.

She was born on March 31. 1944, in Newport, Wash., the daughter of Dan and Edna (Franz) Dalke. On June 11, 1965, she was            united in marriage to Laverne R. Busenitz.  They were missionaries with Biblical Ministries Worldwide, where she worked with  children. Their work would take them to Germany from 1969 to 2007.

Their union was blessed with five sons. Marilyn is lovingly survived by her parents, the Rev. Dan and Edna (Franz) Dalke of Inman; her husband, the Rev. Laverne Busenitz of Newton; her sons: Darryl and his wife Lori of Burns, Michael and his wife Lindy of Chihuahua, Mexico, Stefan and wife Tera of Burns, Alex and his wife Becca, and Neil of Newton; her siblings:  Cheryl Epp of Colorado Springs, Colo., Dale Dalke of Vancouver, Wash., Arleve Clark of Dayton, Ohio, Verle Dalke of Dallas, Ore., and Vonda McEachern of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and 24 grandchildren. All services will be at Emmaus Mennonite Church of Whitewater, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will precede funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Emmaus Mennonite Cemetery, Whitewater. Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater, is entrusted with arrangements.

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