News From Bancroft Senior Center

Bancroft Senior Center News  by Connie Bargmann

*If you are 60+ and need information on programs designed to help keep you in your home longer or if you need legal help, contact Connie at 402-648-3387 or in the evening at 402-648-7648. There are no membership fees or attendance requirements and new faces are always welcome.

* We have the following medical equipment to loan out on an as need basis, wheel chair, bath seats, toilet seat riser and portable toilet chair, crutches or walkers. Call 402-648-3387 during office hours.

Meals on Wheels

*Would you like to get Meals on Wheels? Anyone over the age of 60 years and lives within the city limits are eligible for these meals. You may sign up anytime for the Meals on Wheels program; you can get the meals delivered however many times you want them each week. You must call 402-687-2332 before 8:30 a.m. if you want a meal that day. The suggested donation for the meals is $4.00.


Weekly Activities:

Wed. Aug. 24: Melody chimers will practice at 9:00 a.m. Coffee time 10:15 a.m. Join us to play 65 card game at 1:30 p.m.

Thurs. Aug. 25: Tai Chi class at 9:30 a.m. and walking club at 10:40 a.m. Rolls and coffee from 9-11 a.m. FROG exercise class at 1:00 p.m. Sign up to play in the pitch tournament at 1:30 p.m.

Fri. Aug. 26: FROG exercises at 1:00. Sign up to play in the pinochle or hand & foot tournament at 1:30 p.m.

Mon. Aug. 29: FROG exercises at 1:00 p.m. Sign up to play in the pitch tournament at 1:30 p.m.

Tues. Aug. 30: Tai Chi class is at 9:30 a.m. Stop in for coffee at 10:00 a.m. Walking exercises 10:40 a.m. Come and play the gold card game at 1:30 p.m.

Wed. Aug 31: Melody chimers will practice at 9:00 p.m. Join us at 1:30 for cards.

Cathryn Belle (Ensminger) Hugg, 91, of Tekamah NE

Cathryn Belle (Ensminger) Huff was born May 31, 1925 in Aurora, Nebraska to Joseph and Delta (Williamson) Ensminger. She passed away August 21, 2016 at Oakland Heights Nursing Home in Oakland, Nebraska, at 91 years.

Cathy grew up on a farm near Emerson, Nebraska and graduated from Emerson High School. On June 8, 1944 she married her high school sweetheart, Charles Huff. They were married for 63 years at the time of his death, making Tekamah, Nebraska their home for most of those years. Cathy was a resident of Tekamah for 59 years, until failing health caused her to move to the Oakland Heights facility.

Cathy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tekamah. She was a long time member of the Church Circle. She was also active in the VFW Auxiliary. Her hobbies included golf, knitting and gardening. She and Charles were avid ballroom dancers throughout their marriage.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles and her son, David.

She is survived by her daughter, Kay Gibbs (Ron) Kommers of Oakland; son, Van (Cathi) of Atlanta, GA; daughter-in-law, Mary Christensen of Kansas City MO; sister, Beth Petersen of Moville, IA; seven grandchildren; Eric, Clay, Rodney, Darci, Danette, Sam, and Katie; nine great grand children; Rachel, Ian, Autumn, Jaysen, Ben, Vivi, Kendall, Roslyn, and Corin; a host of nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service is Thurs., Aug 25th at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Tekamah, NE. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial Contributions suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Cathryn Huff

Cathryn Huff

Helen Hohenstein, 74, of Lyons NE

Helen Hohenstein, 74 years, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at her home in Lyons.

A Memorial Service will be held Wed., Aug. 31st at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Lyons. There won’t be a visitation.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Eva Marie (Sok) Spenner, 81, of Tekamah NE

Eva Marie (Sok) Spenner, age 81, of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away on August 21, 2016 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.  Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah.  Burial will be in the Tekamah Cemetery.  Memorial visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends and Vigil service at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah.  Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.

Eva Marie (Sok) Spenner was born to John and Anna (Augustyn) Sok December 10, 1934 in rural Valley County, Nebraska.  She attended school at District 47 in Valley County. On January 16, 1946, the family moved to Burt County, Nebraska, where Eva attended school and graduated from Tekamah High School in 1952.

On April 16, 1956, Eva and Bernard Spenner were united in marriage at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah, Nebraska. To this union were born four children, Joseph, David, Lou and Donna. They made their home and raised their children on a farm west of Tekamah, where Eva was a homemaker, bookkeeper, gardener, housekeeper and caretaker of the elderly.

Eva was an active member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard; brothers, Henry Sok, Steve Sok; sister, Lillian (Sok) Vetick.

She is survived by her sons, Joseph Spenner of Jacksonville, FL, David Spenner of Bellevue, NE; daughters, Lou (Bill) Calhoon of Stanton, NE, Donna Spenner of Tekamah; two grandsons; two granddaughters; 3 great grandsons; sisters, Josephine Marquardt of Omaha, Adelene Laetsch of Atkinson, NE, Marie Gill of Tekamah; many nieces and nephews.

Eva Spenner

Eva Spenner

Charles “Chuck” Frahm, 81, of Oakland NE

Charles “Chuck” Frahm, 81 years, of Norfolk, Nebraska, formerly of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Norfolk Veteran’s Home in Norfolk.

Memorial Service will be Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.  Military Honors  will be conducted at the church following the service.

No Visitation.  Burial will be at a later date.  Memorials to the family for later designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Frahm

Charles Frahm

Shawna Adair, 43, of Springfield NE

Shawna Ruth Adair was born April 27, 1973 in Seward, Nebraska. She was a loving daughter, mother, and wife and a treasure to all who loved her. Shawna had a huge heart and always kept the most important things in life as her top priority. She attended King’s Way United Methodist Church.

Shawna married David Richard Adair on September 9, 2006. She is survived by daughters Lyndsay Marie Sorrick of Clinton, Mo; Abigail Paige Adair, Alexandrea Payton Adair and son, Nicholas David Adair of Springfield. Also surviving to mourn her are her father Mike Denton (Donna) of West Point, Nebraska; mother Becky Clausen, and partner Delwin Hingst of Uehling, Nebraska; mother-in-law Becky Galloway of Springfield; father-in-law Richard Adair (Olivia) of Des Moines, Iowa; brothers: Steve (Laura) Denton, Blake Denton, Chad Clausen and Cody Clausen. Shawna was loved by so many. Special friends were Rose Andersen, Nikkii Rogers and Tina Brubaker.

Shawna lived her life fully. She touched many lives and was always there for family and friends. Shawna had a great sense of style and created beautiful homes for her family. She was very proud of her early years of service as a law enforcement officer in Stone County, Christian County and City of Sparta, Missouri . Our hearts are forever broken by her early death, but we praise God for the gift of Shawna. We know we will see her again.

Shawna Adair

Shawna Adair

Arthur W. Oetken, 89, of Emerson NE

Arthur W. Oetken, 89, of Emerson, NE died on Monday, August 23, 2016 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender, NE.

Memorial services are currently pending with Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Emerson, NE.

Michael Ja Schmidt, 21, of Pender NE

Michael Ja Schmidt 21, of Pender, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services are pending with Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Flash Flood Warning

Issued at: 9:21 PM CDT on August 23, 2016, expires at: 1:15 AM CDT on August 24, 2016

The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… southwestern Harrison County in southwestern Iowa… northwestern Pottawattamie County in southwestern Iowa… eastern Dodge County in east central Nebraska… south central Burt County in east central Nebraska… Washington County in east central Nebraska… * until 115 am CDT * at 920 PM CDT…Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen in some spots. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Fremont…Blair…Missouri Valley…Arlington…Hooper… Nickerson…Modale…Uehling…Herman…Winslow… DeSoto Bend National wildlife Refuge and Wilson Island State Park. This includes the following highways… Highway 275 in Nebraska between mile markers 137 and 156. Highway 30 in Iowa between mile markers 1 and 5. Highway 30 in Nebraska between mile markers 426 and 435. Highway 75 in Nebraska between mile markers 120 and 129. Highway 77 in Nebraska between milemarkers 117 and 135. Interstate 29 between mile markers 68 and 84. Precautionary/preparedness actions… Turn around…don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Significant Weather Advisory

Significant weather advisory for northeastern Dodge…southeastern Cuming…southwestern Burt and northwestern Washington counties until 900 PM CDT… At 821 PM CDT…Doppler radar was tracking a cluster of strong thunderstorms near Scribner…or 42 miles northeast of Columbus…moving northeast at 10 mph. Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations impacted include… West Point…Scribner…Hooper…Snyder…Uehling…Craig… Oakland…Winslow and Dead Timber State Recreation Area. This includes the following highways… Highway 275 in Nebraska between mile markers 120 and 140. Highway 77 in Nebraska between milemarkers 123 and 145. Precautionary/preparedness actions… Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm…and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.


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