Nolan G. VonSeggern, 68, of Hooper and Uehling Area

Nolan G. VonSeggern age 68, of Hooper/Uehling area.
Died Friday January 22, 2016 at Fremont Health Medical Center

Nolan was born May 25, 1947 in West Point to Orville and Volline ‘Kienbaum’ VonSeggern. He grew up on the family farm 4 ½ miles west of Uehling, graduating from Uehling High in 1965. He married his high school sweetheart Connie Mahlendorf on September 10, 1967 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cuming County Line, the same church he was baptized and confirmed in. After their marriage they raised a family and farmed, the last 35 years on his family farm. Nolan served in the Army National Guard from 1965 to 1971.

Nolan was a life long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, CCL, serving in many different ways. He was a board member of the German Mutual Insurance Company in Scribner, was a member of the Uehling Lions Club, and previously bowled in West Point and Fremont. He loved to golf with his sons and his grandkids. Nolan was an organ donor.

Wife – Connie of Hooper
Children – Kyle VonSeggern of Hooper
Amy (Darrin) Brand of Homer
Daniel (Rebecca) VonSeggern of Wahoo
8 grandchildren – Karina, Colin, Jaz, Jake, Maya, Devin, Breanna and Zach
Parents – Orville and Volline VonSeggern of Omaha
Brother – David (Donna) VonSeggern of Uehling
Sister – Connie (Duane) Wegner of Minnesota
nieces and nephews

Nolan was preceded in death by his daughter Beth, sister and brother-in-law Carol and Dale Suhr.

The funeral is Wednesday 10:30am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cuming County Line. Bob Ball and Rev. Joel Schroeder will officiate. Burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials will be determined later. Visitation is Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm with the family receiving friends from 6pm to 8pm at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper.

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Nolan VonSeggern

Nolan VonSeggern

Nolan G. VonSeggern, 68, of Hooper NE

The funeral for Nolan VonSeggern is Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cuming County Line. Bob Ball and Rev. Joel Schroeder will officiate. Burial is in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials will be determined at a later date. Visitation is Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper.

Nolan VonSeggern

Nolan VonSeggern

Iola B. Hargens, 95, of Hooper NE

Iola B. Hargens age 95, of Hooper
Died Saturday January 16, 2016 at the Hooper Care Center

Iola was born September 17, 1920 in Primrose, Nebraska to Wesley and Maude ‘Pryer’ Stigile. She grew up there until moving to Hooper in 1935. Iola graduated from Hooper High School in 1937. She went to Nebraska Wesleyan and the Bryan School of Nursing, graduating in 1942 with RN and BSN degrees. She was married to William C. Hargens on December 20, 1942 at Grace Lutheran Church in Hooper. After their marriage she was head of Pediatric Nursing in Norfolk, Virginia while Bill was stationed there during WWII. The couple’s daughter Joan was born at Chelsea Naval Hospital near Boston. The family returned to Hooper where Bill worked at the bank and their son Joel was born. During the time Iola was raising her family, she also worked as a home health nurse and as the school nurse at Logan View Schools for 15 years.

Iola was a very active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper and loved God very much, read the bible and found comfort and peace in faithful prayer. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter in Hooper as well as the American Legion Auxiliary and several bridge clubs. She loved to read and collect antiques, but her favorite thing was spending time with her family especially her grand and great grandchildren.

Daughter – Joan (Rev. Ron) Nelson of Fremont
Son – Joel (Carol) Hargens of Hooper
Grandchildren – Pamela Sue (Jim) Hollis, Catherine Ann (Bradley) Edmondson, Michael Alan (Sage) Nelson, Lee (Brenda) Nelson, Mary Jo (B.J.) Reynolds, Ruth Ann (Jason) Horvatich.
10 great grandchildren
Sister – Lois Youngerman of Wayne
Sisters-in-law – Illa Stalp of West Point
Jeanine Tillman of Fremont

Iola was preceded in death by her husband Bill in December of 1997.

The funeral will be 10:30am Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper. The Rev. Joel Schroeder will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hooper Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church and Hooper Care Center. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 6pm to 8pm at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel.

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Iola Hargens

Iola Hargens

Correction: Bernetta Katherine Von Seggern Schroeder, 93, of Hooper NE

Bernetta Katherine Von Seggern Schroeder, child of God, entered the Church Triumphant on Christmas Day 2015.  Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church on the Cuming County Line.  Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery.  Online guestbook can be accessed at

She was born on June 20, 1922 to Bernard and Bertha Von Seggern, on the family farm in Dodge County. Bernetta was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church on the Cuming County Line, Scribner, Nebraska. In September of 2015, Bernetta attended the 80thJubilee of her confirmation at St. John Lutheran Church, where she was a member at the time of her death. Bernetta graduated from Scribner High School in 1939 and attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, where she earned a teaching certificate. Bernetta taught in rural Dodge County Schools for five years. On December 30, 1945, Bernetta was united in marriage to Norman E. Schroeder. Three daughters and two sons were born to them.

Norman and Bernetta’s first home was in Chicago where Norman attended Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, Maywood, Illinois. Bernetta found employment as a bookkeeper at a bank, a seamstress in an exclusive dress shop, and a typist for a seminary professor.

Pastor Norman and Bernetta served Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Lodgepole, Nebraska) and Grace Lutheran Church (Chappell, Nebraska) from 1948 to 1962; and St. John Lutheran Church (Bennington, Nebraska) from 1962 to 1987. Bernetta was a life-long servant of Christ through a myriad of church ministries. She shared her faith by guiding and nurturing children, youth, adults, and the elderly. She opened the Word of God by leading Bible studies and teaching. She elevated faith formation through liturgical arts and care for the sacred details of corporate worship. She carried the light of Jesus to everyone she met. People who knew Bernetta might have seen and experienced her ministry gifts through her teaching of5th Grade Sunday School and 7th Grade Catechism; Bible camp, Women of the ELCA; Vacation Church School; Luther League; Altar Guild; visitation; church dinners and generous gifts of food; parade floats; senior ministries; music leadership; friendship; banners, altar hangings, and handmade stoles; quilts; and wedding coordination. Bernetta was humble and giving, and she served tirelessly in faithful devotion to Christ, giving God the glory for shared blessings.

Bernetta and Norman retired from active congregational ministry in November of 1987 and moved from Bennington to rural Washington County. Bernetta was a loving and gentle caregiver to Norman until his death in 1990. In 2001 Bernetta moved to Immanuel Village in Omaha, Nebraska, where she continued her quiet ministries through a bell choir, fellowship activities, book club, Bible studies, as well as in the Over-Sixty Center and Keenagers in Bennington.

In 2005, Bernetta received the President’s Call to Service Award. She served on the Bennington Planning Commission and was active in community life. Bernetta was a lifetime member of Midland Women. In 1997 Norman and Bernetta received the Midland Lutheran College Distinguished Family Award. Bernetta was a Girl Scout leader, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and a 4-H leader. Bernetta was honored by the Bennington Women’s Club as Woman of the Year in 1979.

Bernetta’s hobbies included crossword puzzles, sewing, quilting, cooking, gardening, leading sing-alongs, birding, learning to play the violin, and flying kites. Bernetta was a loving wife/mother/Oma to her family, delighting in sharing God’s Word, music, games, meals, and conversations with her entire family. Norman and Bernetta often used live potted trees in their home for Christmas. Most of the evergreen trees at the St. John parsonage and their acreage were Christmas trees planted to point to the Lord in whose Name they lived – and served – and loved. At the time of her death, Bernetta was living at the Hooper Care Center.

Bernetta was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Norman, infant son Karl, brothers Melvin (Doris), Clinton (Mildred), Myron Von Seggern, and Helmut Martin. She is survived by four children Miriam (Ken) Sukraw of Bennington, Nebraska; Jannene (Lyle) Sass of Blair, Nebraska; the Rev. Joel (Nancy)Schroeder of Hooper, Nebraska; and Loretta (the Rev. David) Schafer of Waukon, Iowa; eight grandsons, Mark (Angela) Sukraw; Christopher, Philip, and Andrew (Corie) Sass; Benjamin, Jacob, and Seth (Kylie) Schroeder; and Paul Schafer; five great-grandchildren Katherine, Elijah, and Hanna Sukraw, and Jacob and Elliott Sass; three sisters-in-law Lois Von Seggern, Evelyn Briza, and Hanna Martin; many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Praise and thanks be to God for the life of Bernetta Von Seggern Schroeder!

Bernetta Schroeder

Bernetta Schroeder

Peg J. Moeller, 54, of Hooper NE

Peg J. Moeller, age 54, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Friday, December 25, 2015, at her home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper. The Rev. Joel Schroeder will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hooper Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to Project Pink’D.  Online guestbook can be accessed at  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Peg was born October 4, 1961 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Marvin and Elsie ‘Sienknecht’ Carlson. She grew up on a farm near Overton, Nebraska. She graduated from Overton High School in 1979 then attended Midland Lutheran College for two years. After college she worked in Fremont. She married Sid Moeller On April 2, 1988. They lived on farms in the Hooper area and started their family. Peg worked at various places but most recently she was employed at Duane Svec Advertising in Hooper.

Husband – Sid of Hooper
Sons – Robb Moeller of Omaha
Brett Moeller of Hooper
Sister – Kathy (Jim) Griess Fremont
Brothers – Kirk (Kim) Carlson of Omaha
Jeff (Bertina) Carlson of Overton
Mother-in-law – Willa Moeller of Hooper
Brother-in-law – Mike Moeller of Hooper
Nieces and Nephews

Peg was preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Elsie, and Father-in-law Don Moeller.

Peg Moeller

Peg Moeller

Karen Kay Mannschreck, 76, of Hooper NE Formerly of Traer IA

Karen Kay Mannschreck, 76 of Hooper, NE. formerly of Traer, IA, passed away to be with God and family in whom she missed and loved from her heart. She died early Thursday morning December 17, 2015 in Fremont.

Karen was born the daughter of Frank and Alice ‘Briggs’ Tanner. She received her education in Traer/North Tamas Schools. She was united in marriage May 23, 1958 to Gerald LeRoy Mannschreck at the Calvary Baptist Church in Traer. Then a single parent raising a family, Karen lived in Traer as a homemaker and mother. She was employed many years cooking at different places that she loved and did so, well. She touched many people’s hearts with her presence. She devoted her life to family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Alice, brother Johnny Tanner, infant daughter Pamela Jean and three sisters Darlene, Patti, and Brenda.

She is survived by her son Kevin (Yvonne) Mannschreck and daughter Kathy Mannschreck both of Hooper. Her loved grandchildren Jeremy, Robert and Heather; two great grandchildren Michaela Ann and Isaiah Michael. She is also survived by a brother Kent (Linda) Tanner of New Albin, IA; good friend Pam and loving dog Rusty.

There are no local services, further services will be held in Iowa at a later date.

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Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Karen Kay

Karen Kay Mannschreck

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