Bernadette Vornhagen

F, b. circa 1928, d. 23 December 2002
Father*Henry Thedor Vornhagen b. 1879, d. 1962
Mother*Anna Marie Schmidt b. 1888, d. 1978
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBernadette Vornhagen was also known as Curly.
Married Name9 September 1947As of 9 September 1947,her married name was Bonertz.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1928Bernadette Vornhagen was born circa 1928.
She was the daughter of Henry Thedor Vornhagen and Anna Marie Schmidt.
Marriage9 September 1947Bernadette Vornhagen married Wilfred G. Bonertz, son of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker, on 9 September 1947.
Death23 December 2002Bernadette Vornhagen died on 23 December 2002.

Wilfred G. Bonertz

M, b. 25 February 1925, d. 13 June 2004
Father*Henry Theodore Bonertz b. c 1882
Mother*Frances M. Schmucker b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilfred G. Bonertz was also known as Bill.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 February 1925Wilfred G. Bonertz was born on 25 February 1925 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker.
Marriage9 September 1947Wilfred G. Bonertz married Bernadette Vornhagen, daughter of Henry Thedor Vornhagen and Anna Marie Schmidt, on 9 September 1947.
Death13 June 2004Wilfred G. Bonertz died on 13 June 2004 at age 79 Wilfred "Bill" Bonertz, age 79 of Wynot, Neb. died on Sunday, June 13, 2004, at Avera McKennen Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Memorial Services will be on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska. Burial of cremains will be at Sts. Philip & James Cemetery, St. James, Neb. No visitation.?A Vigil Service will be on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Wynot, Neb. Wilfred was born on February, 25, 1925, in St. Helena, Neb., to Henry Theodore and Frances (Schmecker) Bonertz. He grew up in the St. Helena, Neb., area before entering the U.S. Navy. Bill served in the South Pacific on a Destroyer during World War II. After the service he married Bernadette "Curly" Vornhagen on September 9, 1947, in Fordyce, Neb. Bernadette died on December 23, 2002, at the age of 74. Bill and Bernadette lived and farmed in the St. Helena area. In 1959, they moved to the Wynot area where they owned and operated the Green Diamond in St. James, Neb. from 1962 to 1988. Bill loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, playing cards, cooking. He especially enjoyed his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a former member of Sts. Philip & James Catholic Church in St. James, Neb., member Holy Family Catholic Church in Wynot, Neb; Wynot American Legion Post No. 31; former member of Catholic Order of Foresters and a member of the "Green Diamond Euchre Club" He is survived by eight children and their spouses: Sandy and Andrew Uhing, Hartington, Neb; Chuck and Sharon Bonertz, Hillsdale, Ill; Charlotte and Jerome Pinkelman, Wynot, Neb; David Bonertz, Wynot, Neb; Gerald and Marcella Bonertz, Swanton, Neb; Debra and Kenny Richards, Burchard, Neb; Donna and Duane Bruening, St. Helena, Neb; and Jean and Ellis Nelson, Hartington, Neb; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Aurelia Huber, Pueblo, Colorado; and Viola and husband, Jerome Suing, Hartington, Neb; and one brother, Ralph "Pete" Bonertz, Yankton, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two grandchildren: Chad Bonertz and Scott Bruening; four brothers: Theodore, Linus, Dick and Bruno Bonertz; and one sister, Rose Thoene.

Henry Theodore Bonertz

M, b. circa 1882
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1882Henry Theodore Bonertz was born circa 1882 at Nebraska.
Marriagecirca 1907He married Frances M. Schmucker circa 1907.

Children of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker

Frances M. Schmucker

F, b. circa 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrances M. Schmucker was also known as Schmecker.
Married Namecirca 1907As of circa 1907,her married name was Bonertz.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1884Frances M. Schmucker was born circa 1884 at Germany.
Marriagecirca 1907She married Henry Theodore Bonertz circa 1907.
  • Frances M. Schmucker immigrated in 1893.

Children of Frances M. Schmucker and Henry Theodore Bonertz

Aurelia M. Bonertz

F, b. 26 October 1909, d. 30 October 2007
Father*Henry Theodore Bonertz b. c 1882
Mother*Frances M. Schmucker b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 August 1940As of 26 August 1940,her married name was Huber.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 October 1909Aurelia M. Bonertz was born on 26 October 1909 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker.
Marriage26 August 1940Aurelia M. Bonertz married Otto Huber on 26 August 1940.
Death30 October 2007Aurelia M. Bonertz died on 30 October 2007 at age 98 Aurelia Huber passed away on Oct. 30, 2007, at the Golden Living Center-Prairie Hills in Rapid City, SD, at the age of 98. She was born on a farm near St. Helena, NE, on Oct. 26, 1909, to Henry and Frances (Schmucker) Bonertz. She was the second oldest of ten children. She attended school in the St. Helena area. As a young adult, she worked in the Yankton, SD, area. In 1938 she moved to Pueblo, CO, where she married Otto Huber on Aug. 26, 1940. To this marriage was born one daughter, Sharon. Aurelia spent her life as a dedicated wife and mother. She supported activities at Lakeview Elementary School and Pueblo Catholic High School and was an active member of St. Frances Xavier Parish in Pueblo for over 40 years. After Otto's death in 1996, she resided at the Pueblo Regent where she had many friends. In 2003 she moved to Rapid City, SD, to be near her daughter and son-in-law. Aurelia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Harry and Sharon Blanks; her grandchildren: Harry (Magda) Blanks Jr. of Sacile, Italy; Katherine Blanks of Charlotte, NC; Jerald (Amy) Blanks of Rapid City, SD; MiChelle (Richard) Pollard of Baltimore, MD; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Viola (Jerome) Suing, Hartington, NE; her sisters-in-law: Laurentia Bonertz of Yankton, SD, and Lugardis Bonertz of York, NE; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and brothers and sisters: Rose (Ed) Thoene, Bruno "Short" (Irma) Bonertz, Ted (Cordula) Bonertz, Ralph "Pete" Bonertz and Bill (Bernadette) Bonertz. Services are in charge of Osheim-Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City, SD, and T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo, CO. Viewing will be at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Sunday, Nov. 4. Services will be at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Burial will be in the Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo.

Otto Huber

M, d. 1996
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage26 August 1940Otto Huber married Aurelia M. Bonertz, daughter of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker, on 26 August 1940.
Death1996Otto Huber died in 1996.

Viola Elizabeth Bonertz

F, b. 24 January 1919, d. 9 September 2017
Father*Henry Theodore Bonertz b. c 1882
Mother*Frances M. Schmucker b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 January 1947As of 21 January 1947,her married name was Suing.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 January 1919Viola Elizabeth Bonertz was born on 24 January 1919 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker.
Marriage21 January 1947Viola Elizabeth Bonertz married Jerome Suing on 21 January 1947 at Nebraska.
Death9 September 2017Viola Elizabeth Bonertz died on 9 September 2017 at age 98 Viola Elizabeth Suing, age 98 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Saturday, September 09, 2017 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Thursday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is assisting with the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Raven Suing, David Suing, Matt Aune, Amy Mulloy, Gregg Kathol, Kyle Suing, Patrick Tweedy and Staci Kolm.

Viola was born on January 24, 1919 at St. Helena, Nebraska to Henry and Frances (Schmucker) Bonertz. She grew up on a farm near St. Helena and she married Jerome Suing on January 21, 1947 in St. Helena. They farmed east of Hartington for a year and then moved to a farm near Pleasant Valley, Nebraska. In June of 1982 they moved into Hartington and Viola worked in the Holy Trinity cafeteria for a few years. In January of 2015 Viola moved into the Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge. She is the last surviving child of the Henry Bonertz family.

Viola was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Guild, the Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America and the Hartington VFW Auxiliary Post 5283. She loved to play cards, garden, do embroidery work and watch baseball games. She especially loved to spend time with her children, grandkids and great grandkids.

Viola is survived by 8 children, Ron and Joann Suing of Crofton, NE; Gary and Patricia Suing of Kearney, NE; Karen Aune of Volin, SD; Geralyn Otteman of Yankton, SD; Mary Lou and Virgil Kathol of Hartington, NE; Duane and Joan Suing of Crofton, NE; Michele and Ray Tweedy of Yankton, SD; Tami Suing of Battle Creek, NE; 23 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and a sister-in-law, Clare Yeaton of Dover, NH.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jerome on January 2, 2014 at the age of 94, a granddaughter, Traci Kathol, a son-in-law, Steve Aune, 2 sisters, Rose Thoene and Aurelia Huber, 7 brothers, Linus, Bruno, Ted, Bill, Pete, Dick and John Bonertz.

Jerome Suing

M, b. circa 1920, d. 2 January 2014
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1920Jerome Suing was born circa 1920.
Marriage21 January 1947He married Viola Elizabeth Bonertz, daughter of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker, on 21 January 1947 at Nebraska.
Death2 January 2014Jerome Suing died on 2 January 2014.

Ralph T. Bonertz

M, b. 8 January 1923, d. 31 May 2006
Father*Henry Theodore Bonertz b. c 1882
Mother*Frances M. Schmucker b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRalph T. Bonertz was also known as Pete.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 January 1923Ralph T. Bonertz was born on 8 January 1923 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker.
Death31 May 2006Ralph T. Bonertz died on 31 May 2006 at age 83 Ralph T. "Pete" Bonertz, age 83, of Yankton, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, May 31, 2006, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, June 5, 2006 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Yankton, with Rev. Ken Bain and Rev. Tim Lange officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Yankton, SD. Pallbearers will be Ron Suing, Allen Bonertz, Chuck Bonertz, Roger Bonertz, Jerome Thoene, Jim Kohles, Francis Maly, and Steve Keiser. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Pete was born January 8, 1923 in St. Helena, NE to Henry and Frances (Schmucker) Bonertz. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church. He was united in marriage to Laurentia B. Keiser on June 10, 1953 in Yankton, SD. For 20 years, Pete worked in the trucking industry and then at Mount Marty College for 25 years. He loved hunting, baseball, working outdoors, laughing, and spending time with his family and friends. Pete was known for his sense of humor. His memory will be cherished by his wife, Laurentia B. (Keiser) Bonertz of Yankton, SD; sons: Terry (Karen) Bonertz of Minneapolis, MN, Keith Bonertz of Spokane, WA, Kevin (Jessica) Bonertz of Salt Lake City, UT, Dale (Cecilia) Bonertz of Fort Collins, CO: daughters: Pamela (Mark) Sechser of Harrisburg, SD, Beverly (Larry) Wieseler of Yankton, SD; Lynae Bonertz of Lincoln, NE and Diane Bonertz of Sioux Falls, SD; 17 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; sisters: Aurelia Huber of Rapid City, SD, and Viola (Jerome) Suing of Hartington, NE; three sisters-in-law: Sister Elmera Keiser of Yankton, SD, Lugardis Bonertz of York, NE, Katie Keiser of Fordyce, NE, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: Henry and Frances, brothers and sisters: Rose (Ed) Thoene, Bruno "Short" (Irma) Bonertz, Rynard John Bonertz, Linus "Slim" Bonertz, Ervin "Dick" Bonertz, Ted (Cordula) Bonertz and Bill (Bernadette) Bonertz.

Theodore F. Bonertz

M, b. circa 1921, d. before May 2002
Father*Henry Theodore Bonertz b. c 1882
Mother*Frances M. Schmucker b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationTheodore F. Bonertz was also known as Ted.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageTheodore F. Bonertz married Cordula A. Lange.
Birthcirca 1921Theodore F. Bonertz was born circa 1921 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker.
Deathbefore May 2002Theodore F. Bonertz died before May 2002.

Linus F. Bonertz

M, b. 26 January 1915, d. 15 January 1987
Father*Henry Theodore Bonertz b. c 1882
Mother*Frances M. Schmucker b. c 1884
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 January 1915Linus F. Bonertz was born on 26 January 1915 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker.
Death15 January 1987Linus F. Bonertz died on 15 January 1987 at Colorado at age 71.

Ervin J. Bonertz

M, b. 30 April 1917, d. 26 February 1998
Father*Henry Theodore Bonertz b. c 1882
Mother*Frances M. Schmucker b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationErvin J. Bonertz was also known as Irvin H.
Name VariationErvin J. Bonertz was also known as Dick.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 April 1917Ervin J. Bonertz was born on 30 April 1917 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker.
Death26 February 1998Ervin J. Bonertz died on 26 February 1998 at Nebraska at age 80.

Bruno M. Bonertz

M, b. 1911, d. 1971
Father*Henry Theodore Bonertz b. c 1882
Mother*Frances M. Schmucker b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBruno M. Bonertz was also known as Short.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBruno M. Bonertz married Irma (?).
Birth1911Bruno M. Bonertz was born in 1911 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker.
Death1971Bruno M. Bonertz died in 1971.

Rose Bonertz

F, b. 28 March 1908, d. July 1984
Father*Henry Theodore Bonertz b. c 1882
Mother*Frances M. Schmucker b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Thoene.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRose Bonertz married Edward Thoene.
Birth28 March 1908Rose Bonertz was born on 28 March 1908 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker.
DeathJuly 1984Rose Bonertz died in July 1984 at age 76.

Edward Thoene

M, d. before 1987
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEdward Thoene was also known as Ed.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEdward Thoene married Rose Bonertz, daughter of Henry Theodore Bonertz and Frances M. Schmucker.
Deathbefore 1987Edward Thoene died before 1987.

Perry Allen Slagle

M, b. 25 January 1946, d. 28 July 2011
Father*Dallas Slagle b. 15 Oct 1908, d. Oct 1982
Mother*Christine Kleinschmit b. 24 Oct 1907, d. Oct 1974
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 January 1946Perry Allen Slagle was born on 25 January 1946.
He was the son of Dallas Slagle and Christine Kleinschmit.
Death28 July 2011Perry Allen Slagle died on 28 July 2011 at age 65 Perry Allen Slagle, age 65, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Thursday, July 28, 2011 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 AM, Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Dan Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Tuesday, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary at 7:00 PM, followed by a Scripture service at 7:30 PM. Visitation resumes one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Pallbearers are Don Heimes, Bill Sees, Chris Folkers, Bill Heimes, Marlin Slagle and Jim Cox. Perry was born January 25, 1946 in Crofton, Nebraska to Dallas and Christine (Kleinschmidt) Slagle. He grew up in Aten, Nebraska and then the family moved to Yankton and where Perry graduated from Sacred Heart School. As a teenager, he worked at Our Place Café in South Yankton. Perry then worked at Morgen Manufacturing for over 30 years until it closed. He was the last one to walk out of the building and lock the door. Then, Perry worked for Nabisco, Cox Auto Supply and Mount Marty College as a night security officer. He was a very hard worker and took much pride in his work. Perry was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed Wheel of Fortune night with Don and Vi and watching baseball games, especially the St. Louis Cardinals. Perry also liked woodworking and bowling in his younger years. Above all, he loved visiting with his close friends and being around his grandchildren. Perry is survived by three sons: Dean Slagle (Julie DeYonge) of Yankton, Galen Slagle of Sioux City, IA and Mike Slagle of Rapid City; two grandchildren, Aidan and Brooklyn Slagle of Rapid City; two sisters, Karen Folkers of Yankton and Cleo (Dave) Masur of Clearlake, CA; one brother, Dallas Slagle of Pueblo, CO; and many nieces and nephews. Perry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Edmund Slagle and sister, Charlotte Breck.

Edmund Slagle

M, d. before August 2011
Father*Dallas Slagle b. 15 Oct 1908, d. Oct 1982
Mother*Christine Kleinschmit b. 24 Oct 1907, d. Oct 1974
Life EventDateDescription
Edmund Slagle was the son of Dallas Slagle and Christine Kleinschmit.
Deathbefore August 2011Edmund Slagle died before August 2011.

Charlotte Slagle

F, d. before August 2011
Father*Dallas Slagle b. 15 Oct 1908, d. Oct 1982
Mother*Christine Kleinschmit b. 24 Oct 1907, d. Oct 1974
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Breck.
Life EventDateDescription
Charlotte Slagle was the daughter of Dallas Slagle and Christine Kleinschmit.
Deathbefore August 2011Charlotte Slagle died before August 2011.

Marvin Ruzicka

M, b. 27 August 1930, d. 11 May 2002
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMarvin Ruzicka married Gertrude Meyer.
Birth27 August 1930Marvin Ruzicka was born on 27 August 1930.
Death11 May 2002He died on 11 May 2002 at age 71.

Child of Marvin Ruzicka and Gertrude Meyer

Gertrude Meyer

F, b. 8 June 1933, d. March 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Ruzicka.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageGertrude Meyer married Marvin Ruzicka.
Birth8 June 1933Gertrude Meyer was born on 8 June 1933.
DeathMarch 1986She died in March 1986 at age 52.

Child of Gertrude Meyer and Marvin Ruzicka

Marvin Michael Ruzicka Jr.

M, b. 27 January 1960, d. 18 September 2010
Father*Marvin Ruzicka b. 27 Aug 1930, d. 11 May 2002
Mother*Gertrude Meyer b. 8 Jun 1933, d. Mar 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMarvin Michael Ruzicka Jr. was also known as Junior.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 January 1960Marvin Michael Ruzicka Jr. was born on 27 January 1960.
He was the son of Marvin Ruzicka and Gertrude Meyer.
Death18 September 2010Marvin Michael Ruzicka Jr. died on 18 September 2010 at age 50 Marvin “Junior” M. Ruzicka, 50, of Emerson died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at his home in Emerson. Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson, with Rev. Gretchen Ritola officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
Junior was born Jan. 27, 1960 in Creighton to Marvin and Gertrude (Meyer) Ruzicka. He went through grade school in Verdigre and graduated from high school in Wakefield. Junior married Diane Gutzmann on July 25, 1981. He worked for many years for the Milton G. Waldbaum Co., Great Dane Trailers in Wayne, and Lorensen Lumber in Pender and then drove truck for Lux Brothers of Hubbard. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Junior is survived by his wife of Emerson; one daughter, Melinda Davis and husband Adam of Lexington; one son, Chris and wife Deana of Aberdeen, Md; two grandchildren; three brothers, Gene and wife Laura of Mission Hills, S.D., Alan of Lyons and Garry and wife Jackie of Wayne; six sisters, Carol and Jayne Ruzicka, both of Clarion, Iowa, Joyce Kleinshmit of Yankton, S.D; Marlene Bittner of Albion, Donna Mausbach and husband Joe of Norfolk and Sister Kathy Ruzicka of David City. He also is survived by father-in-law Leonard Gutzmann, brother-in-law Joe Gutzmann and wife Diane and Danny Gutzmann and wife Johnene, all of Emerson. He had many nieces and nephews which he loved, several of which he referred to as “His Sweeties.” Junior was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law Donna Lou Gutzmann, sister-in-law Patsy Gutzmann, brother-in-law Gerard Kleinschmit and one grandson.

Donna Lou (?)

F, d. before September 2010
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Gutzmann.
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore September 2010Donna Lou (?) died before September 2010.

Child of Donna Lou (?)

Patsy Gutzmann

F, d. before September 2010
Mother*Donna Lou (?) d. b Sep 2010
Life EventDateDescription
Patsy Gutzmann was the daughter of Donna Lou (?).
Deathbefore September 2010Patsy Gutzmann died before September 2010.

Rena Ann Vornhagen

F, b. 4 February 2010, d. 19 February 2010
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 February 2010Rena Ann Vornhagen was born on 4 February 2010.
Death19 February 2010She died on 19 February 2010 Rena Ann Vornhagen, 15 days old, died on Friday, February 19, 2010 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota. Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Monday, February 22, 2010 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend David Fulton officiating. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery in Menominee, Nebraska. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Shannon Vornhagen and Roger Anderson. Honorary pallbearers are her cousins. Rena was born at 5:14 pm, on February 4, 2010 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton. She was 19 1/2 inches long and weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces. She will be deeply missed by her parents; Rick and Amy Vornhagen of South Yankton; maternal grandparents, Gary and Betty Kuchta of Hartington, NE; paternal grandmother, Cindy Vornhagen of South Yankton; six aunts and uncles: Shannon and Sherri Vornhagen of Crofton, NE, Scott Vornhagen of Buckeye, AZ, Roger and Christy Anderson of Coleridge, NE and Ann Kuchta of Yankton; and eight cousins: Kaitlynn, Keirra, Kolton and Jaycee Vornhagen, Brooke, Walker, Nikita and Daunte Anderson. Rena was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ralph Vornhagen and cousin, Ty Vornhagen.

Lucille P. Fischer

F, b. 7 April 1935, d. 26 September 2007
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 November 1956As of 14 November 1956,her married name was Kuchta.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 April 1935Lucille P. Fischer was born on 7 April 1935 at Nebraska.
Death26 September 2007She died on 26 September 2007 at age 72 Lucille P. Kuchta, 72, Hartington, died on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. John Pietramale, Rev. Jim Keiter, and Monsignor Cyril Werner concelebrating. Burial will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm with a rosary at 4:00 pm and a vigil service at 7:30pm. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Pallbearers are grandchildren, Christy Anderson, Melisa Abels, Kaylynn Studebaker, Tom Kuchta, Nathan Kuchta, Megan Kuchta, Travis Kuchta, and Tyler Kuchta. Lucille was born on April 7, 1935 in Wynot to Art and Beatrice (Kiefer) Fischer. She grew up in the Hartington area and attended Hartington Public School. She married Robert J. Kuchta on November 14, 1956 at Coleridge. For many years she operated a day care at her home. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and sharing time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family was the center of her life. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Guild, and Christian Mothers. Lucille is survived by her husband, Robert of Hartington, 6 children and their spouses, Gary and Betty Kuchta of Hartington, Carol Kuchta of Yankton, Judy and Clayton Studebaker of Yankton, Alan and Karen Kuchta of Wynot, Joe Kuchta of Wynot, and Kenny and Rhonda Kuchta of Hartington, 22 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 7 sisters and their spouses, Lorraine and Gerald Pedersen, Darlene and Jake Keiter, Pat and Orville Steffen all of Hartington, Shirley and Duane Lackas of St. Louis, MO, JoAnn and Warren Placek of Tyndall, SD, Ruth Fischer of Yankton, and Janice Hansen of Spearfish, SD, 6 brothers and their spouses, Gerald and Donna Fischer, LeRoy and Diane Fischer, Rod and Nancy Fischer all of Hartington, Keith and Sue Fischer of Greenville, TX, Ronald Fischer of Greenville, TX, and Don and Marlys Fischer of Clearwater, NE. She was preceded in death by her parents and twin infant brothers, Ray and Reynold Fischer.

Ray Fischer

M
Life EventDateDescription
DeathRay Fischer died at died in infancy.
BirthHe was born at twin with Reynold.

Reynold Fischer

M
Life EventDateDescription
DeathReynold Fischer died at died in infancy.
BirthHe was born at twin with Ray.

Norman Lammers

M, b. 15 September 1944, d. 1 August 2010
Father*Ludwig Anthony Lammers b. c 1908
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 September 1944Norman Lammers was born on 15 September 1944 at South Dakota.
He was the son of Ludwig Anthony Lammers.
Death1 August 2010Norman Lammers died on 1 August 2010 at age 65 Norman Lammers, age 65 of Fordyce, Nebraska died on Sunday, August 01, 2010 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. David Fulton officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday at church from 3-8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home of Hartington. To send an online sympathy card, go to www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com . Norman was born September 15, 1944 in Yankton, SD at Sacred Heart Hospital to Ludwig and Rosalia (Steffen) Lammers. He was raised on Lammers Ranch near Fordyce. He attended St. John the Baptist Elementary and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1962. He then attended Norfolk Junior College for 2 years and then enlisted in the US Army where he served at Ft Hood, TX. After returning home he complete his education at UNL in Agricultural Economics, graduating in 1969. After a year he returned home to Lammers Ranch to farm with his two brothers. Norman married Phyllis Kremer on August 5, 1972 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, Ne. He was an avid reader and looked forward to his campouts with his friends and family. Norman loved supporting his Trojans, Huskers and Twins. He had a great commitment to God and faith which he exhibited through his support of his parish and schools with his time and talent. Norman was a member of St. John the Baptist choir throughout his adult life and was active in 4-H, parish councils and school boards, the Catholic Order of foresters and the Blue Ribbon Committee. He also sang with the Men of Note for many years. Norman is survived by his wife Phyllis of Hartington, his four sons and spouses, Frank and Krisa Lammers of Hartington; Jon Lammers of Lincoln, NE; Chris and Jen Lammers of Lincoln, NE; and Nick Lammers of Omaha, NE; 4 special grandchildren, Owen, Aiden, Katherine and Elise: his two brothers Roger Lammers of Hartington and Kenny & Juanita Lammers of Hartington, three sisters, Janet & Ron Kramer of Pierce,NE, Kathy & Mick Reifenrath of Crofton, NE, and Judy & Rod Mace of Tyndall, SD. Norman was preceded in death by his parents; Ludwig and Rosalia Lammers, and his sister Rosemary Lammers.

Roger Francis Lammers

M, b. 11 December 1938, d. 26 September 2016
Father*Ludwig Anthony Lammers b. c 1908
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 December 1938Roger Francis Lammers was born on 11 December 1938 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Ludwig Anthony Lammers.
Death26 September 2016Roger Francis Lammers died on 26 September 2016 at Nebraska at age 77 Roger Francis Lammers, age 78 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence in rural Hartington.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is handling the arrangements.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ann Kramer, Scott Kramer, Stephanie Myers and Eleanor Smyth. Active Pallbearers will be Frank Lammers, Jon Lammers, Chris Lammers, Nick Lammers, Travis Lammers, Chad Reifenrath, Casey Reifenrath and Todd Kramer.

Roger was born on December 11, 1938 at Hartington, Nebraska to Ludwig Anthony and Rosalia Catherine (Steffen) Lammers, the oldest of 7 children. He attended the Lammers Ranch Country School and St John the Baptist Elementary School in Fordyce. Roger graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1956. Farming was his life's vocation.

Roger was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he served on the parish council and was a lector for Sunday masses. He also served for 9 years on the Advisory Council for the Farm Credit Services. He liked to read and attend cattle sales. Roger's hope was that as he grew older he would be able to live on the farm where he was born and raised. God granted him this wish.

Roger is survived by a brother, Kenneth and Juanita Lammers of Hartington; 3 sisters, Janet and Ron Kramer of Pierce, NE; Judy and Rodney Mace of Tyndall, SD; Kathy and Mick Reifenrath of Crofton, NE; a sister-in-law, Phyllis (Kremer) Lammers of Hartington and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Rose Mary Lammers and a brother, Norman Lammers.

Rosemary Lammers

F, d. before August 2010
Father*Ludwig Anthony Lammers b. c 1908
Life EventDateDescription
Rosemary Lammers was the daughter of Ludwig Anthony Lammers.
Deathbefore August 2010Rosemary Lammers died before August 2010.