Ervin P. Zavadil

M, b. 12 February 1941, d. 23 February 2009
Father*George Zavadil
Mother*Katherine Loecker d. b Oct 2006
  • Ervin P. Zavadil was born on 12 February 1941 at Nebraska.
  • He was the son of George Zavadil and Katherine Loecker.
  • Ervin P. Zavadil died on 23 February 2009 at age 68 Ervin P. Zavadil, 68, St. Helena, died Feb. 23, 2009 at his residence from cancer.
    Visitation, with a rosary and vigil service, were Feb. 26 at Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church, St. Helena, and continued one hour prior to services at the church Friday. Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 27 at Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church, St. Helena, with Rev. Michael Keating officiating. Military services were provided by Wynot American Legion Post 31. Burial of the ashes will occur at a later date. Pallbearers were Rod Conners, Leo Kramper, Daryl Hochstein, Melvin Loecker, Bob Behrens and Larry Hix. Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, was in charge of the arrangements. Ervin was born Feb. 12, 1941, at Crofton, to George and Katherine (Loecker) Zavadil. He grew up in the Crofton and Menominee area and attended Yankton (S.D.) High School. He joined the Marines in 1958 and served a year and a half in the Far East. After his discharge from the Marines, he moved to Pocatello, Idaho. Ervin married Joyce Pechan Jan. 26, 1963, in Pocatello. He worked as a carpenter and then became employed as an instructor of carpentry with the Job Corps spending most of his time in Ponca and Chadron. He retired in 2003 and he and Joyce moved to St. Helena in 2004. Ervin liked riding motorcycles, camping, woodworking, and playing cards with his family and friends. He was a member of the Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church, St. Helena; the Knights of Columbus; and the Carpenters Local 998, Sioux City, Iowa.
    Survivors include his wife, Joyce, St. Helena; seven children and spouses, Denise Czop, Tyler, Texas; Laurie Zavadil, Ponca; Jennifer Carnell, Blair; Mark and Cindy Zavadil, Athens, Texas; Matt and Heather Zavadil, Celina, Texas; Missy and Chad Chicoine, Ponca; Adam Zavadil, Yankton, S.D; 16 grandchildren; a sister, Gen Yonke, Idaho Falls, Idaho; three brothers and their wives, Lawrence and Mary Ann Zavadil, Crofton; Don and Doris Zavadil, Merrill, Idaho; and Jerome and Carolyn Zavadil, Crofton. He was preceded in death by his parents.

John Lewis Lammers

M, b. 22 September 1888, d. 28 May 1975
Father*John W. Lammers b. 15 Jun 1857, d. 28 Jan 1913
Mother*Brigetta Tigges b. 10 Mar 1860, d. 2 Mar 1896
  • John Lewis Lammers was born on 22 September 1888 at Nebraska.
  • He was the son of John W. Lammers and Brigetta Tigges.
  • John Lewis Lammers married Clara Zavadil on 22 November 1915.
  • John Lewis Lammers died on 28 May 1975 at Nebraska at age 86.

Child of John Lewis Lammers and Clara Zavadil

Clara Zavadil

F, b. 3 December 1888, d. 17 February 1974
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name22 November 1915As of 22 November 1915,her married name was Lammers.

Child of Clara Zavadil and John Lewis Lammers

Josephine M. (?)

F, b. circa 1898
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wubben.

Bernice Mary Helen Suing

F, b. 2 May 1922, d. 7 July 2008
Father*George J. Suing b. c 1882
Mother*Mary Boeckman b. b 1900, d. b 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 September 1943As of 21 September 1943,her married name was Pinkelman.
  • Bernice Mary Helen Suing was born on 2 May 1922 at Nebraska.
  • She was the daughter of George J. Suing and Mary Boeckman.
  • Bernice Mary Helen Suing married Frank A. Pinkelman Jr., son of Frank J. Pinkelman Sr. and Anna Schroeder, on 21 September 1943.
  • Bernice Mary Helen Suing died on 7 July 2008 at age 86 Funeral Services for Bernice Pinkelman, age 86, of Niobrara, will be held Thursday, July 10, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. William's Catholic Church in Niobrara. Fr. Doug Scheinost will be the celebrant with burial in L'Eau Qui Court Cemetery in Niobrara. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. wake service at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Niobrara. She died Monday, July 7, 2008, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Bernice Mary Helen Suing, daughter of George and Mary (Boeckman) Suing, was born May 2, 1922 at Fordyce, NE. She attended St. John the Baptist Parochial School in Fordyce thru the 10th grade. On September 21, 1943, she was married to Frank Pinkelman at Fordyce. Six sons and three daughters were born to them, Galen, Lois, Ann, David, Charles, Duane (Joe), Francis, Marie, and Thomas. Frank and Bernice farmed near St. James, NE until 1957 when they moved to their ranch east of Niobrara. They retired to town in 1975. Frank died in 1993. Bernice was a member of St. Williamas Catholic Church in Niobrara and its Altar Society, the Niobrara Senior Center, Friendship Club, and Book Club. She served on the Niobrara Public Library Board of Directors. She died Monday, July 7, 2008 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton at the age of 86. Survivors include her sons, Galen and Dee Ann of Norfolk, David and Deb of Lincoln, Charles and Bonnie of Yankton, Duane (Joe) of Niobrara, Francis and Linda of Hoskins, Tom of Albion; daughters, Lois and Leon Grothe of Niobrara, Ann and Fred Sternberg of Niobrara, and Marie and Larry Ringstad of Omaha; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one infant son; one brother, Leander Suing; and one sister, Evelyn Bruning.

Child of Bernice Mary Helen Suing and Frank A. Pinkelman Jr.

George J. Suing

M, b. circa 1882
  • George J. Suing was born circa 1882 at Nebraska.
  • He married Mary Boeckman circa 1913.

Children of George J. Suing and Mary Boeckman

Mary Boeckman

F, b. before 1900, d. before 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1913As of circa 1913,her married name was Suing.
  • Mary Boeckman was born before 1900 at Nebraska.
  • She married George J. Suing circa 1913.
  • Mary Boeckman died before 1930.

Children of Mary Boeckman and George J. Suing

(?) Pinkelman

Father*Frank A. Pinkelman Jr. b. 12 Aug 1914, d. 11 Oct 1993
Mother*Bernice Mary Helen Suing b. 2 May 1922, d. 7 Jul 2008

Leander M. Suing

M, b. circa 1919, d. before July 2008
Father*George J. Suing b. c 1882
Mother*Mary Boeckman b. b 1900, d. b 1930
  • Leander M. Suing was born circa 1919 at Nebraska.
  • He was the son of George J. Suing and Mary Boeckman.
  • Leander M. Suing died before July 2008.

Evelyn M. Suing

F, b. circa 1915, d. before July 2008
Father*George J. Suing b. c 1882
Mother*Mary Boeckman b. b 1900, d. b 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bruning.

(?) Bruning


Erna (?)

F, b. circa 1911
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1928As of circa 1928,her married name was Wiebelhaus.

Irene Wiebelhaus

F, b. circa 1917
Father*Louis Joseph Wiebelhaus b. 17 Jun 1889
Mother*Susie (?) b. c 1889

Bernadette Wiebelhaus

F, b. circa 1919
Father*Louis Joseph Wiebelhaus b. 17 Jun 1889
Mother*Susie (?) b. c 1889

Irvin Wiebelhaus

M, b. circa 1920
Father*Louis Joseph Wiebelhaus b. 17 Jun 1889
Mother*Susie (?) b. c 1889

Albin Jurgens


Alma Albers

Father*John W. Albers b. c 1878, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Emma Mary Wiebelhaus b. 8 Feb 1883, d. 21 Oct 1950
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schaefer.

Mike Schaefer


Juke Feilmeier


Joe Kast


Bill Reiners


Lucia Wiebelhaus

F, b. April 1889
Father*Herman Wiebelhaus b. 1 Jun 1826, d. 13 Aug 1893
Mother*Anna Maria Peitz b. 26 Jul 1843, d. 13 Apr 1922
Census DateLocation
22 June 1900Precinct 5, Cedar, NebraskaLucia Wiebelhaus was listed as a daughter in Anna Maria Peitz's household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 5, Cedar, Nebraska.1


  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 5, Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T623_ 919; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 34.

Denis John Leise

M, b. 28 March 1947, d. 17 January 2010
Father*Al Leise
Mother*Mary Ann Reifenrath b. 10 Mar 1920, d. 28 Mar 1992
  • Denis John Leise was born on 28 March 1947 at South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Al Leise and Mary Ann Reifenrath.
  • Denis John Leise died on 17 January 2010 at age 62 Denis John Leise, 62 of Bow Valley, Nebraska, died on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday January 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley, NE with the Rev. Eric Olson officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in Bow Valley. Visitation will be on Monday, at church in Bow Valley from 4-8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to services. Wintz Funeral Home of Hartington is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Kurt Johnson, Travis Whien, Todd Thoene, Scott Lammers, Jeff Thoene, Cody Thoene, Keith Thoene, Jody Koch, John Lucas, Nathan Leise, Justin Dickes, and Craig Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Friends and colleagues of One Stop Career Center and IAWP. Denis John Leise was born on March 28, 1947 in Yankton, SD to Al and MaryAnn (Reifenrath) Leise. He grew up in Hartington and graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in 1966. He was a graduate of Wayne State College in Wayne, NE and received his Masters Degree in Education there in 1979. Denis married Karen Thoene on April 22, 1968 in Bow Valley. He began teaching at Atkinson West Holt and then taught and became Principal of East Catholic Elementary School in Bow Valley. His career in education spanned over 20 years. He worked for One Stop Career Center in Yankton for the next 25 years in which he later became manager at the Vermillion office. Denis was a member of Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley. He was a member of the IAWP (International Association of Workforce Personnel) for which he was the South East President, the State President and an international delegate; Tri-County Sportsman’s Association, NRA, he loved all sports, hiking, golfing and doing things with his family and grandchildren. Denis is survived by his wife, Karen of Bow Valley; 4 children and their spouses, Tammy and Tom Carson of South Sioux City, NE and their children Michael and Rose; Tim Leise of Bow Valley and his children Daniel and Ana; Tony and Chrissy Leise of Valparaiso, NE and their children Madi & Carter; Tiff and Curt Becker of Dodge, NE and their daughter Peyten; 4 brothers and spouses, Cyril and Marcia Leise of Ralston, NE; Virgil and Sue Leise of Kearney, NE; Regis and Sherry Leise of Hartington; Tim and Doreen Leise of Hartington. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dan Leise.

Dan Leise

M, d. before 2010
Father*Al Leise
Mother*Mary Ann Reifenrath b. 10 Mar 1920, d. 28 Mar 1992

Jessica Ellen Arens

F, b. 3 August 1990, d. 13 October 2007
  • Jessica Ellen Arens was born on 3 August 1990.
  • She died on 13 October 2007 at age 17 Jessica Ellen Arens, 17, of Fort Scott, died early Saturday evening, October 13, 2007. She was born August 3, 1990 in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Dana Daniel and Alpha Louise (Culbertson) Arens. She was a Junior at Fort Scott High School. Jessica is survived by her mother and step-father, Alpha and Rick Bohlken of the home, her father and step-mother, Dana and Lexi Arens of Garland, Ks., maternal grandparents, Ben and Nettie Culbertson of Fort Scott, paternal grandparents, Alvin and Sharron Arens of Norfolk, Nebraska, her sister, Danielle Arens of the home, 4 step sisters, Mindy Brunet, Anna Blackburn, Amara Kincheloe and Leisha Kincheloe, 2 step brothers, Jason Bohlken and Gabe Kincheloe, 6 aunts, 8 uncles and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Uniontown Cemetery. The family will receive from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, October 17, 2007 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Memorials in Jessica's name may be sent to or left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.

Christopher Fuerstenberg


Child of Christopher Fuerstenberg

Peter C. Tramp

M, b. circa 1897
  • Peter C. Tramp was born circa 1897 at Nebraska.
  • He married Theresa Hegge circa 1920.

Children of Peter C. Tramp and Theresa Hegge

Theresa Hegge

F, b. circa 1898
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1920As of circa 1920,her married name was Tramp.
  • Theresa Hegge was born circa 1898 at Nebraska.
  • She married Peter C. Tramp circa 1920.

Children of Theresa Hegge and Peter C. Tramp

Jerome N. Tramp

M, b. 31 January 1924, d. 25 October 1999
Father*Peter C. Tramp b. c 1897
Mother*Theresa Hegge b. c 1898
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJerome N. Tramp was also known as Jerry.
  • Jerome N. Tramp married Naomi (?).
  • Jerome N. Tramp was born on 31 January 1924 at Nebraska.
  • He was the son of Peter C. Tramp and Theresa Hegge.
  • Jerome N. Tramp died on 25 October 1999 at age 75 Jerome N."Jerry" Tramp, 75, died Oct. 25, 1999, at his residence. Visitation was Oct. 28 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton. Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 29 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, with Rev. Bob English officiating. Burial was at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Crofton. Military Services were provided by Crofton American Legion Post # 128. Pallbearers were Kenny Arens, Larry Arens, Scott Kimsey, Harold Short, Christian R. Tramp and Daniel M. Tramp. Jerome was born Jan. 31, 1924, to Peter C. and Theresa (Hegge) Tramp in Crofton. He married Mary Jane Ettleman. He grew up in Crofton and served in the Army during WWII and was a Prisoner of War. He owned Aten Resort for several years during the mid 1970s. For 20 years he was superintendent of the Omaha Traffic Engineering Department. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Blythe, Calif., and enjoyed many active pursuits of retirement, which included raising exotic birds and lapidary crafts. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Tramp, Beaver Lake; three children and spouses, Robert J. and Jean Tramp, Cederedge, Colo; Duane W. and Kathie Tramp, Sabetha, Kan; Cheryl A. "Cheri' Menter, Omaha; three step-children and spouses, Prudy and James Abney, Hurst, Texas: Patty and Keith Short, Sedalia, Mo; and Charles and Janelle Stegman, Crescent, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Giles Tramp, Gretna; and Alvin Tramp, Omaha; and one sister, Joan Cook, Leeds, Ala. He was preceded in death by his Parents; wife, Naomi Tramp; two sisters, Frances Arens and Mary Ann Arens: three brothers, Art, Donald and Linus Tramp: an infant sister, Angeline Tramp; and infant brother, Dennis

Cletus Arens

M, b. 5 December 1945, d. October 1978
Father*Lawrence Fred Arens b. 14 Nov 1922, d. 30 Nov 1998
Mother*Mary Ann Tramp b. 26 Nov 1922, d. 5 Oct 1999