Daniel Ignatius Bruening
M, b. 11 April 1936, d. 31 August 2019
|Father*||Ignatius Carl Bruening b. 4 May 1907, d. 29 Dec 1991|
|Birth||11 April 1936||Daniel Ignatius Bruening was born on 11 April 1936.|
|He was the son of Ignatius Carl Bruening.|
|Death||31 August 2019||Daniel Ignatius Bruening died on 31 August 2019 at age 83 Daniel Ignatius Bruening, age 83 of St. Helena, Nebraska, died on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota. |
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:30 am at Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church in St. Helena with Rev. Andy Phan officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in St. Helena. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is assisting with the arrangements.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Allen Kluthe, Dick Hochstein, Jerome Stratman, Mike Hans, Mark Hans, Claude Pinkelman, Matt Weinandt, Randy Bruening, Brian Hochstein, Loren Bender, Robert Bender, David Bruening, Lonnie Hegge and Lester Hegge
Active Pallbearers will be Dennis Bruening, Michael Bruening, Ken Bruening, Joe Bruening, Ed Bruening and Steve Bruening.
Daniel was born on April 11, 1936 at home in rural St. Helena to Ignatius Carl and Helen Barbara (Schnieder) Bruening. He attended District 4 School and lived and farmed his whole life on the family homestead. He also did custom combining and bailing for a number of years. Daniel was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Helena. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family and friends.
Daniel is survived by 2 brothers and 6 sisters, Charleen Becker of Crystal Lake, MN; Germaine Becker of Hartington, Nebraska; Betty and Willie Lund of Blair, NE; Kathleen Tideman of Hastings, NE; Marion Haberman of Springfield, Ne; Karen and Dean Meyer of Norfolk, NE; Gayle and Jan Bruening of Madison, MS; Clayton and Lynette Bruening of Yankton, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ethel Rothluebber and brothers-in-law, Florenz “Molly” Becker, Don Becker, Tom Tideman and Larry Haberman.
Kenneth G. Ackerman
Donna Rae Langferman
F, b. 3 September 1938, d. 24 April 2019
|Mother*||Martha Sudbeck b. 21 Jun 1901, d. Jan 1976|
|Married Name||18 August 1959||As of 18 August 1959,her married name was Guenther.|
|Birth||3 September 1938||Donna Rae Langferman was born on 3 September 1938.|
|She was the daughter of Henry Langferman and Martha Sudbeck.|
|Marriage||18 August 1959||Donna Rae Langferman married Norman Guenther on 18 August 1959.|
|Death||24 April 2019||Donna Rae Langferman died on 24 April 2019 at age 80 Donna Rae Guenther, age 80 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at her residence.|
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with Rev. Timothy Podraza officiating. Burial will be in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church on Friday. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton is assisting with the arrangements.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Marlene Boecker, Norbert and Karen Guenther, Joe and Gerri Schumacher, Wilfred and Donna Tramp, Francis and Lavonne Mueller, Jake Van Heek, Georgie Thunker, Francis and Carolyn Steffen and the Crofton American Legion Auxiliary Post 128.
Active Pallbearers will be Ray Avenell, Vernon Potts, Mike Nelson, Kelly Guenther, Casper Guenther, Hunter Guenther and David Wortmann.
Donna was born on September 3, 1938 in Hartington, Nebraska to Henry Joseph and Martha Elizabeth (Sudbeck) Langferman. She grew up in Hartington and graduated from Holy Trinity High School. She worked at the Heimes Bakery in Hartington until she married Norman Guenther on August 18, 1959. They made their home on a farm northwest of Crofton where Donna worked along with her husband milking cows and raising hogs and cattle. She and Norman lived a good life for 54 years until his death on February 9, 2013 at the age of 78.
Donna was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Guild, Christian Mothers, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Crofton American Legion Auxiliary Post 128. Donna enjoyed any time spent with her family, friends and neighbors. She liked playing rummy with her grandkids, playing cards on Sunday with her friends, putting puzzles together, word search, playing golf and was proud of her hole in one. She enjoyed her cardinals and finches and will be fondly remembered by her grandkids for her funny “one liners”.
Donna is survived by 4 children, Carleen and Russ Dendinger, Kevin Guenther, Dale Guenther and Gary Guenther, all of Crofton and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Norman and 2 infant children.
M, d. 9 February 2013
Irene Rose Kalkowski
F, b. 3 April 1927, d. 20 February 2019
|Married Name||23 August 1948||As of 23 August 1948,her married name was Burbach.|
|Birth||3 April 1927||Irene Rose Kalkowski was born on 3 April 1927.|
|Marriage||23 August 1948||She married Cyril L. Burbach, son of Joseph H. Burbach and Elisabeth Keiser, on 23 August 1948.|
|Death||20 February 2019||Irene Rose Kalkowski died on 20 February 2019 at age 91 Irene Rose (Kalkowski) Burbach, age 91 of Wynot, Nebraska passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Waterford at Wilderness Hills Memory Care in Lincoln, Nebraska.|
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:30 am at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, NE with the Reverend Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart cemetery in Wynot. Visitation will be on Sunday, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 5:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Monday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, NE.
Pallbearers will be Jesse Burbach, Chris Burbach, Vince Burbach, Alex Heimes, Nathan Heimes and Chuck Burbach. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Irene was born on April 3, 1927 to Albin and Rose (Sedivy) Kalkowski in Lynch, Nebraska where she graduated from Lynch High School in 1944, attended 4-H meetings and grew to dislike milking cows. In 1946, she moved to Wynot, Nebraska with a two-year teaching certificate from Wayne State Teacher's College and it was there that she met Cyril Burbach while volunteering at a Wynot High School Banquet. They were married August 23, 1948, in Lynch, Nebraska. Irene retired after a teaching career spanning over 40 years.
After Irene and Cyril's marriage, they moved to the farm where she would live her entire life. They made their home two miles north of Wynot on a small farm where they impressed upon their six children two heart-felt priorities: a strong faith and a good education. The lessons of hard work were taught early and often. Cyril and Irene were both lifelong members of the Wynot community, where they raised their family. They enjoyed square dancing and boisterous conversations with family and friends around the kitchen table. In 1951, their first son, Larry, was born, followed by Steve in 1955, Richard in 1957, Barbara in 1962, Lisa in 1965, and Rob in 1967. Irene served her community as a teacher in Wynot Public Schools for over 40 years and was an active member of the Catholic Church. Irene's commitment to honor her family and her community in every way she could continued throughout her life.
After her husband's death in 1980, Irene persisted as a foundation of support for her family throughout life's challenges. She provided a loving home for her children and grandchildren. Irene overcame personal loss and hardship in her life with the strength of her faith and her love for her family. Her faith in God never faltered, and she believed that "life becomes a means of handling all the challenges the Lord sends us." She handled each challenge with determination, obligation, and a faith in a higher power. Whenever possible, Irene could be found cooking, working outside, reading, traveling and occasionally card playing.
Irene lived her faith and was an active member of the Sacred Heart Altar Society, an EME (extraordinary minister of the Eucharist), member of the National Council of Catholic Women and the American Legion Auxiliary Post. She also taught religious education and confirmation classes for many years and helped spearhead fundraising efforts to build the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Irene moved to Lincoln in 2015 to the Waterford Memory Care Center. The staff remember and love Irene as someone who persisted in her efforts to care for others with a smile on her face throughout the duration of her stay. She was a beloved resident to all.
Irene is survived by her sons, Larry (Ruth) Burbach of Lincoln, NE, Steve (Rhonda) Burbach of Lincoln, NE, Richard (Tammy) Burbach of Wynot, NE, and Rob (Karen) Burbach of Omaha, NE; her daughter Lisa (Terry) Heimes of Lincoln, NE; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Marian Jo Barta of Norfolk, NE; and sister-in-law Kay Lynn Kalkowski of Lincoln, NE.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband Cyril on August 9, 1980 at the age of 59; sister, Frances Mauree Schochenmaier, brother, Lawrence Kalkowski, and daughter, Barbara Burbach.
Sylvester Anthony Tramp
M, b. circa 1917, d. 3 June 1997
M, d. 1985
|Marriage||Leonard Heimes married Teresa (?).|
|Death||1985||Leonard Heimes died in 1985.|
F, d. 2010
|Married Name||Her married name was Heimes.|
|Marriage||Teresa (?) married Leonard Heimes.|
|Death||2010||Teresa (?) died in 2010.|
Charles F. Bender
M, b. 9 February 1936, d. 15 May 2018
|Mother*||Hilaria Mathilda Bruening b. 4 Dec 1905, d. 3 Jul 1993|
|Birth||9 February 1936||Charles F. Bender was born on 9 February 1936.|
|He was the son of Julius Bender and Hilaria Mathilda Bruening.|
|Death||15 May 2018||Charles F. Bender died on 15 May 2018 at age 82 Charles F. “Charlie” Bender, age 82, of Yankton, South Dakota passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Avera Majestic Bluffs Hospice House in Yankton.|
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 AM, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Scott Traynor officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton with military honors performed by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No. 791 and SD Army National Guard Funeral Honors. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Monday, May 21, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary and vigil service at 7:00 PM. Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Pallbearers are Steve Krcil, Kenneth Hauck, James Bender, Todd Hecht, Steve Bender, Mark Bender, Karl Bender and Patrick Bender. Honorary pallbearers are all of his grandchildren.
Charlie was born February 9, 1936, in St. Helena, NE to Julius and Hilaria (Bruening) Bender. Growing up, Charlie attended country and St. Helena public schools. In 1953, Charlie graduated from Holy Trinity High School, now Cedar Catholic High School, Hartington, NE. After graduation, Charlie enlisted in the United States Army and served active duty for 2 years and was a member of the South Dakota National Guard, Charlie Battery, for 6 years. Charlie married Alberta Dyke, on April 4, 1964 in Tyndall, SD. To this union, five children were born; Delaine, Sharla, Gale, Chris, and Kevin. Charlie started work with Welfl Construction Company on April 1, 1959. Construction turned into Charlie’s life work and passion. He worked for Welfl Construction for a total of an astonishing 55 years. He worked his way through the ranks and was a long-time superintendent. In 1991, along with Harvard Schulz, Charlie purchased Welfl Construction Company, and was its president until his retirement in 2015.
Charlie was active in the Yankton community. He’s been a long-time member of the VFW, The Knights of Columbus, and The Elks. Charlie and Alberta are members of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Charlie exemplified a spirit of service. He served on the Mount Marty College Board of Trustees from 1994-1999, and was a member of the Mount Marty College Building and Grounds Committee for many years. In recognition for their service to Mount Marty College, Charlie and Alberta were both awarded honorary doctorates in 2014. Charlie was a charter member of the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course and served on its board of directors from 2000-2005. Charlie’s family will forever appreciate the positive examples he set. He exemplified a spirit of service in his willingness to donate his time, talent, and treasure to many organizations and causes. Charlie enjoyed the game of golf, playing cards, reading up on historical events, traveling, and family gatherings. He will be remembered for his selfless work ethic, his commitment to his family, and Catholic faith.
Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of 54 years, Alberta Bender of Yankton; their children and families: Delaine Bender, Orlando, FL, Sharla (Weir) Alexander, Gainesville, FL, Gale (Denise) Bender, Norfolk, NE, Chris (Andria) Bender, Sioux Falls, SD, and Kevin (Terra) Bender, Yankton, SD; his siblings: Robert (Norma) Bender and Loren (Ruth) Bender, both of St. Helena, NE; as well as grandchildren: Skyler (Jen) Bender, Colton Alexander, Chase Alexander, Riley Bender, Jacob Bender, Ariel Bender, Malia Bender, Griffin Bender, Margot Bender, Gavin Bender; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents: Julius and Hilaria Bender; and sister in-laws: Margene (Harlyn) Westergaard and Marlene (Jonas) Hauck.
William Anthony Uhing
M, b. 1905, d. 1991
|Marriage||William Anthony Uhing married Bernadine Louise Frigge.|
|Birth||1905||William Anthony Uhing was born in 1905.|
|Death||1991||He died in 1991.|
Bernadine Louise Frigge
F, b. 1905, d. 1977
|Married Name||Her married name was Uhing.|
|Marriage||Bernadine Louise Frigge married William Anthony Uhing.|
|Birth||1905||Bernadine Louise Frigge was born in 1905.|
|Death||1977||She died in 1977.|
Janet M. Sharp
F, b. 7 December 1953, d. 19 February 2019
|Married Name||2 August 1975||As of 2 August 1975,her married name was Munz.|
|Birth||7 December 1953||Janet M. Sharp was born on 7 December 1953 at Wisconsin.|
|Death||19 February 2019||She died on 19 February 2019 at age 65 Janet M. Munz, 65, of Richland Center died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Richland Hospital. She was born on December 7,1953 in Richland Center, the daughter of James and Margaret (Rudersdorf) Sharp. Janet married David Munz on August 2, 1975 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Richland Center. Her passion for flowers led them to own and operate Added Touch Floral for 25 years. Janet loved her children and grandchildren and many others that she considered family.|
Janet is survived by her husband of 43 years David Munz, two children: Katie Munz (Patrick Bauer), Mike (Danielle) Munz; five grandchildren: Isabella, Olivia, Gabriella, Cole, and Melody; sister Jeanne (Harold) Wells, father-in-law Vincent Munz, the boys Jim and Travis, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents James and Margaret Sharp and mother-in-law Dorothy (Pulvermacher) Munz.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel. A visitation will be held at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:30 AM until the time of service at 2:00 PM.
|Name Variation||Anton Vondra was also known as Tony.|
|Marriage||Anton Vondra married Maude Dieter.|
|Married Name||Her married name was Vondra.|
|Marriage||Maude Dieter married Anton Vondra.|
Douglas A. Vondra
M, b. 12 December 1938, d. 10 September 2019
|Birth||12 December 1938||Douglas A. Vondra was born on 12 December 1938.|
|He was the son of Anton Vondra and Maude Dieter.|
|Death||10 September 2019||Douglas A. Vondra died on 10 September 2019 at age 80 Douglas A. Vondra, 80, of Platteville, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully, in his home surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until Noon, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Private family services will follow. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Platteville. The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com.|
Douglas was born on December 12, 1938 in Ipswitch, the son of Anton “Tony” and Maude (Dieter) Vondra. He was united in marriage to Bonna J. Hoffman on August 30, 1958 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Platteville. Doug graduated from Platteville High School in 1956. He served in the United States Army from 1960 – 1962 and was stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Doug worked for over 30 years at Eastman Cartwright in Platteville, as a carpenter. He loved fishing and spending time with family. He enjoyed watching the Badgers and Packers and his police scanner was always by his side.
Doug is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bonna J. Vondra; son, Jason (Samara Bilich) Vondra; daughter, Elizabeth (Terry) Runde; grandchildren, Collin (Samantha Albright) Vondra, Dylan (Sadie Roe) Vondra, Jackie and Mark Runde; great-grandchildren, Emmersyn and Addison Vondra and soon to be, Amelia Rose Vondra; two brothers, Cletus “Clete” Vondra and Norm (Norma) Vondra; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Arlyn, sisters, Janette and husband, Keith Stanton and Delores and husband, John Margan and sister-in-law, Janet Vondra.
M, d. before 2019
F, d. before 2019
F, d. before 2019
Anthony H. Prem
M, b. 12 May 1935, d. 17 September 2019
|Mother*||Catherine Theresa Lehner b. c 1907, d. a 1965|
|Name Variation||Anthony H. Prem was also known as Tony.|
|Birth||12 May 1935||Anthony H. Prem was born on 12 May 1935.|
|He was the son of Joseph Prem and Catherine Theresa Lehner.|
|Death||17 September 2019||Anthony H. Prem died on 17 September 2019 at age 84 On September 17, 2019, after a fierce and valiant battle with cancer, Anthony H. Prem, age 84, of Spring Green, rose up to Heaven, leaving his suffering behind. Tony was born May 12, 1935, on Mother’s Day, to Joseph and Catherine Prem. Through it all, Tony maintained his quiet ways, his quirky smile, delightful sense of humor and great love for his family.|
Tony’s life was filled with many journeys, from owning and operating Tony Prem Well Drilling to being co-owner of The Shed for many years. He loved his numerous travels, including Germany, his ancestors’ home, Israel, and of course Belize for fishing. He was a Veteran in the U.S. Army and a member of the Plain American Legion Post 398 and Olson-Ewing VFW Post 9336. He built countless memories with great friends, whether playing cards, sitting quietly reminiscing or fishing, Tony was always the one with the intent gleam in his eye as he contemplated his strategy. Tony was also a wonderful gardener.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Randeen Prem; their two sons, Scott (Peg), and Marc; two grandchildren, Matthew and Megan; brothers, Joseph (Karen), Mike (Mary), Andy (Rosie), Bill (Sandy); sisters, Catherine (Larry) McDonald, Martha Erickson, and Dorothy (David) Gorman; sisters-in- law, Mary Prem and Lynn (Jack) Meister; along with many nieces and nephews.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Clara, and Mary Brings, and brother Edward, along with brothers-in-law Bernard Brings and Rudy Erickson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Plain American Legion Post #398 and Olson-Ewing VFW Post 9336. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
M, b. 16 October 1885, d. 8 July 1982
Agnes G. Dietl
F, b. 30 June 1918, d. 12 August 2019
|Father*||Andrew Dietl b. 16 Oct 1885, d. 8 Jul 1982|
|Mother*||Genevieve Mousseau b. Aug 1891, d. 20 Jul 1966|
|Birth||30 June 1918||Agnes G. Dietl was born on 30 June 1918.|
|She was the daughter of Andrew Dietl and Genevieve Mousseau.|
|Death||12 August 2019||Agnes G. Dietl died on 12 August 2019 at age 101 Agnes G. Dietl, age 101, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Greenway Manor Nursing Home in Spring Green. She was born on June 30, 1918 in Bear Creek Township, Sauk County the daughter of Andrew and Genevieve (Mousseau) Dietl.|
Agnes graduated from St. Luke’s Catholic High School, took care of her homebound mother for many years and was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain, WI.
Survivors include 2 Godchildren, many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Genevieve Dietl.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain, WI. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 11:00 A.M. until the time of Mass at 12:00 Noon.
Edna A. Schaeffer
F, b. 15 October 1921, d. 6 December 1985
|Married Name||Her married name was Schanke.|
David Leroy Schanke
M, b. 19 October 1944, d. 24 July 2019
|Father*||LeRoy Schanke b. 30 Jul 1916, d. 16 Jun 2007|
|Mother*||Edna A. Schaeffer b. 15 Oct 1921, d. 6 Dec 1985|
|Birth||19 October 1944||David Leroy Schanke was born on 19 October 1944.|
|He was the son of LeRoy Schanke and Edna A. Schaeffer.|
|Death||24 July 2019||David Leroy Schanke died on 24 July 2019 at age 74 David L. Schanke, age 74 of Spring Green, passed away unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at his residence on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. He was born on October 19, 1944 the son of LeRoy and Edna (Schaeffer) Schanke in Reedsburg, WI.|
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Mary Schanke of Spring Green; 3 brothers, Robert (Cindy) Schanke of Reedsburg, Donald Schanke of Montello, WI, John (Shelly) Schanke of Reedsburg; 2 brothers-in-law, Larry (Karen) Bezzone of Benton, IL, Paul Bezzone of LaCrosse, WI; a sister-in-law, Margret Bezzone of Wonewoc, WI; his caregiver and special friend, Joy Driscoll (Dave Roever) of Richland Center; many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Edna Schanke, father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Marjorie Bezzone, and his son, Michael Schanke.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Spring Green Community Center. A Memorial Service will take place from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.