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 with his wife by his side.  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.

Charles Edward Frahm was born August 19, 1935, in West Point, Nebraska, to Mary (Strehle) and Hugo Frahm.  Charles grew up on a farm near Lyons, Nebraska, where he attended country school and later graduated from Lyons Public High School. Charles entered into the United States Army and served from 1958-1959. He was a Lifetime Member of the American Legion and VFW.

Upon discharge from the Army, Charles came back home, and soon met his bride-to-be, Clara Huntemann. They married on May 21, 1961 at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point.

The couple moved to a farm west of Oakland, Nebraska and later moved to a farm near Rosalie, Nebraska. Finally, they settled near Oakland on the family farm, a home to them for 50 years.

Charles farmed and drove truck in those early years. Eventually they had three children, Debra, Bryan and Jay. In 2005, Charles purchased Harms Equipment. His love of selling and talking with farmers was his true joy! Charles was active in Bethany Lutheran Church during his many years in Lyons. Later, the couple made First Evangelical Lutheran Church their church home.

Charles had a great faith in God and his country. His love for his family was what really drove him to work so hard for so long.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hugo; mother, Mary; stepfather, Clarence Monson; grandson, Garrett Frahm.

His legacy includes his wife, Clara; daughter, Debra (Glen) Galloway of Wayne, IL; sons, Bryan Frahm of Oakland, Jay (Michelle) Frahm of Parks, AZ; grandsons, Wesley Watson of Sedona, AZ, Carson Frahm of Hot Springs, SD, Jace Frahm of Parks; sister, Rosemary (Paul) Kai of Oakland; brother, Jim Frahm of Lincoln, NE.

Charles Frahm

Charles Frahm

 

Happenings at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

This week we will be having our General Store on Thursday August 26th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. On Monday August 29th we will be having a 5-year employee Anniversary coffee at 10:00 am for Kay Kommers. We also have our monthly resident council meeting at 2:30 pm on the 29th. We will be showing the season opener Nebraska vs Murray State football game on Saturday September 3rd at 2:30pm on the Big Ten Network. We have a few of the residents celebrating birthdays Jackie Caldwell on Aug. 24th, Teresa Bowman on the 26th, Anita Beckner on the 29th.

Church Service for Sunday August 28th at 2:30 pm will be given by the First Baptist Church with a luncheon served afterwards.

Activities for the week of Aug. 29th   to Sept. 3rd are as follows, Manicures, Sing a Long, Game Day, Bingo the w/VFW Aux., Reading Group,   Bible Fellowship, Word games, Let’s Play Ball, Crafty Cooking, Bingo, Saturday morning video, and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Judy Nelson, Betty Hanna, Mary Donavan, Anne Anderson, Patty Miller, Bonnie Fleischman, Di Ruwe, Dani Moseman, Nadine Anderson, Sly Rouse, and Lola Bridgeford.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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