Bruno Wiepen

M, b. 11 September 1934, d. July 1973
Father*Anton Frank Wiepen b. 23 Feb 1891, d. Aug 1966
Mother*Bertha Mary Jansen b. 15 Jan 1897, d. Aug 1987
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 September 1934Bruno Wiepen was born on 11 September 1934.
He was the son of Anton Frank Wiepen and Bertha Mary Jansen.
DeathJuly 1973Bruno Wiepen died in July 1973 at age 38.
  • Bruno Wiepen obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence not specified.

Frank Wiepen

M, b. circa 1861, d. after 1930
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrank Wiepen married Henrietta (?).
Birthcirca 1861Frank Wiepen was born circa 1861 at Germany.
Deathafter 1930He died after 1930.

Child of Frank Wiepen and Henrietta (?)

Henrietta (?)

F, b. circa 1870, d. after 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wiepen.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHenrietta (?) married Frank Wiepen.
Birthcirca 1870Henrietta (?) was born circa 1870 at Germany.
Deathafter 1930She died after 1930.

Child of Henrietta (?) and Frank Wiepen

Harold Hoffart

M, b. 29 April 1915, d. April 1979
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 April 1915Harold Hoffart was born on 29 April 1915.
Marriage14 February 1939He married Marcella M. Bruening on 14 February 1939.
DeathApril 1979Harold Hoffart died in April 1979.
  • Harold Hoffart obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Coleridge, Cedar, Nebraska.

Child of Harold Hoffart and Marcella M. Bruening

Marcella M. Bruening

F, b. 17 March 1918, d. 30 July 2013
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 February 1939As of 14 February 1939,her married name was Hoffart.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 March 1918Marcella M. Bruening was born on 17 March 1918.
Marriage14 February 1939She married Harold Hoffart on 14 February 1939.
Death30 July 2013Marcella M. Bruening died on 30 July 2013 at age 95 Marcella Mary Frances Hoffart, age 95 of Hartington, Nebraska and formerly of Coleridge, Nebraska, died on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Coleridge with Rev. David Liewer officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. The Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge is assisting with the arrangements.
Pallbearers are her grandsons, John Hoffart, Michael Hoffart, Larry Kusel, Kent Hoffart, Tim Hoffart and Lee Hoffart.
Marcella was born on March 17, 1918 in rural Bow Valley, Nebraska to Frank and Bernadine (Steffen) Bruening. When she was 2 ½ years old the family moved to a farm on the south edge of Hartington. She graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1935. Marcella married Harold H. Hoffart on February 14, 1939 at Hartington. They worked for Dwight Burney on a farm west of Hartington and then in 1945 they moved to a farm east of Coleridge in the Norris Community. Harold died on April 14, 1979 at the age of 63 and at that time she moved into Coleridge where she worked for several businesses.
Marcella was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Ladies Guild in Coleridge and was a Eucharistic Minister for many years, and also Christian Mothers. She was a member of the Norris Homemaking Club and enjoyed line dancing, playing cards, reading, doing crossword puzzles and traveling to visit her kids.
Marcella is survived by 4 children, Ruth Ann (Henry) Kusel of Riverton, Wyoming; Jerry (Jean) Hoffart of Hartington, Galen (Leslie) Hoffart of Coleridge; Randy (Rebecca) Sutherland Hoffart of Hartington; a daughter-in-law, Joann Hoffart of Coleridge; 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and her good friend, Kate Hansen, of Coleridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Larry Hoffart, infant son John Francis Hoffart and 3 brothers, Fredolin "Fritz", Edgar and Marcus "Mike" Bruening.

Child of Marcella M. Bruening and Harold Hoffart

Larry Dean Hoffart

M, b. 14 January 1940, d. 22 April 2007
Father*Harold Hoffart b. 29 Apr 1915, d. Apr 1979
Mother*Marcella M. Bruening b. 17 Mar 1918, d. 30 Jul 2013
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 January 1940Larry Dean Hoffart was born on 14 January 1940 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Harold Hoffart and Marcella M. Bruening.
Death22 April 2007Larry Dean Hoffart died on 22 April 2007 at age 67 Larry Dean Hoffart, 67 of Coleridge, Nebraska, died on Sunday, April 22, 2007 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Coleridge with the Rev. John Pietramale officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery, Coleridge with military graveside rites by the Coleridge American Legion Post 114.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3-8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service and Video Tribute at 7:00 p.m. all at the Church. Wintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Miller, Tim Hoffart, Kent Hoffart, Larry Kusel, Joel Bruning, and John McGuire.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry's grandchildren; Melissa Hoffart, Taylor Olsen, Ben Hoffart, Michael John Hoffart, Shelby Olsen, Zach Hoffart, Mikaela Hoffart, and Morgan Mitchell.
Larry Dean Hoffart was born on January 14, 1940 in Hartington, NE to Harold and Marcella (Bruening) Hoffart. Larry attended District 30 Noris School from the 1st thru 8th grade and graduated from Coleridge High School in 1957. He went to Wayne State College on a football scholarship for one year prior to joining the U.S. Navy in 1958. Larry lived in Taiwan, the Phillipines, San Francisco, CA, and San Diego, CA while serving 20 years in the Navy until he retired in 1978. He then moved to Coleridge in 1978 and went to refrigeration school in Norfolk, NE at Northeast Community College. Larry drove the Cedar County Handibus for 17 years until 1997.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Coleridge, Hartington VFW Post #5283 and belonged to the Coleridge American Legion Post #114.
Larry is survived by his wife, Joann of Coleridge; 3 children and spouses, John and Teri Hoffart of Coleridge, Michael Hoffart of Abilene, KS, Sharon and Kirk Olsen of Coleridge; 8 grandchildren; mother, Marcella Hoffart of Coleridge; one sister, Ruth and husband Henry Kusel of Riverton, Wyoming; 3 brothers and spouses, Gerry and Jean Hoffart of Hartington, Galen and Leslie Hoffart of Coleridge, and Randy and Rebecca Hoffart of Bastrop, TX; several aunts and uncles.
Preceding Larry in death was his father, Harold; and infant brother John Francis Hoffart.

Mary Kast

F, b. 17 February 1884, d. 21 January 1941
Father*George Kast b. 5 Mar 1839, d. 2 Nov 1905
Mother*Elizabeth Ruhland b. 17 Jun 1846, d. 30 Oct 1916
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 September 1905As of 7 September 1905,her married name was Kleinschmit.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 February 1884Mary Kast was born on 17 February 1884 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of George Kast and Elizabeth Ruhland.
Marriage7 September 1905Mary Kast married Henry Kleinschmit, son of Johann Peter Kleinschmit and Elizabeth Schaefer, on 7 September 1905 at Cedar, Nebraska, license issued Sept. 6, 1905.
Death21 January 1941Mary Kast died on 21 January 1941 at Gregory, South Dakota, at age 56.

Children of Mary Kast and Henry Kleinschmit

George Kast

M, b. 5 March 1839, d. 2 November 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 March 1839George Kast was born on 5 March 1839 at France.
Marriage2 November 1872He married Elizabeth Ruhland on 2 November 1872.
Death2 November 1905George Kast died on 2 November 1905 at Nebraska at age 66.

Children of George Kast and Elizabeth Ruhland

Elizabeth Ruhland

F, b. 17 June 1846, d. 30 October 1916
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name2 November 1872As of 2 November 1872,her married name was Kast.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 June 1846Elizabeth Ruhland was born on 17 June 1846 at Prussia.
Marriage2 November 1872She married George Kast on 2 November 1872.
Death30 October 1916Elizabeth Ruhland died on 30 October 1916 at Nebraska at age 70.

Children of Elizabeth Ruhland and George Kast

Mariam Anna Kast

F, b. 17 June 1880, d. 1959
Father*George Kast b. 5 Mar 1839, d. 2 Nov 1905
Mother*Elizabeth Ruhland b. 17 Jun 1846, d. 30 Oct 1916
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kuchta.
Name VariationMariam Anna Kast was also known as Ann.
Name VariationMariam Anna Kast was also known as Annie.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMariam Anna Kast married Joseph Kuchta Jr., son of Joseph Kuchta Sr. and Mary (?).
Birth17 June 1880Mariam Anna Kast was born on 17 June 1880 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of George Kast and Elizabeth Ruhland.
Death1959Mariam Anna Kast died in 1959.

Children of Mariam Anna Kast and Joseph Kuchta Jr.

Joseph Kuchta Jr.

M, b. January 1879, d. 1957
Father*Joseph Kuchta Sr. b. Jun 1847, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1861, d. a 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph Kuchta Jr. was also known as Joe.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoseph Kuchta Jr. married Mariam Anna Kast, daughter of George Kast and Elizabeth Ruhland.
BirthJanuary 1879Joseph Kuchta Jr. was born in January 1879 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Joseph Kuchta Sr. and Mary (?).
Death1957Joseph Kuchta Jr. died in 1957.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaJoseph Kuchta Jr. was listed as a son in Joseph Kuchta Sr.'s household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Children of Joseph Kuchta Jr. and Mariam Anna Kast

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 15.

Elizabeth Mary Kuchta

F, b. 27 February 1907, d. 31 May 1991
Father*Joseph Kuchta Jr. b. Jan 1879, d. 1957
Mother*Mariam Anna Kast b. 17 Jun 1880, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Mary Kuchta was also known as Lizzie M.
Name VariationElizabeth Mary Kuchta was also known as Mary Elizabeth.
Married Nameafter 1930As of after 1930,her married name was Kleinschmit.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 February 1907Elizabeth Mary Kuchta was born on 27 February 1907 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Joseph Kuchta Jr. and Mariam Anna Kast.
Marriageafter 1930Elizabeth Mary Kuchta married Henry Matthew Kleinschmit, son of William Kleinschmit and Margaret M. Klinkner, after 1930.
Death31 May 1991Elizabeth Mary Kuchta died on 31 May 1991 at age 84.

Elizabeth Mary Kleinschmit

F, b. circa 1907, d. before March 2008
Father*Henry Kleinschmit b. 25 Dec 1876, d. 2 Nov 1947
Mother*Mary Kast b. 17 Feb 1884, d. 21 Jan 1941
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Mary Kleinschmit was also known as Lizzy.
Name VariationElizabeth Mary Kleinschmit was also known as Lisie.
Married Name15 February 1927As of 15 February 1927,her married name was Messman.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1907Elizabeth Mary Kleinschmit was born circa 1907 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast.
Marriage15 February 1927Elizabeth Mary Kleinschmit married Joseph J. Messman on 15 February 1927 at Gregory, South Dakota.
Deathbefore March 2008Elizabeth Mary Kleinschmit died before March 2008.

Frank George Kleinschmit

M, b. 4 December 1907, d. 12 December 1992
Father*Henry Kleinschmit b. 25 Dec 1876, d. 2 Nov 1947
Mother*Mary Kast b. 17 Feb 1884, d. 21 Jan 1941
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 December 1907Frank George Kleinschmit was born on 4 December 1907 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast.
Marriage11 March 1935Frank George Kleinschmit married Shandon Woods, daughter of William Woods and Erma Conklin, on 11 March 1935.
Death12 December 1992Frank George Kleinschmit died on 12 December 1992 at age 85.
  • Frank George Kleinschmit obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Wall, Pennington, South Dakota.

Joe Kleinschmit

M, b. 7 April 1909, d. November 1980
Father*Henry Kleinschmit b. 25 Dec 1876, d. 2 Nov 1947
Mother*Mary Kast b. 17 Feb 1884, d. 21 Jan 1941
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoe Kleinschmit was also known as Joseph.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 April 1909Joe Kleinschmit was born on 7 April 1909 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast.
Marriage27 November 1935Joe Kleinschmit married Etta Piccola Whitwer on 27 November 1935 at Pennington, South Dakota.
DeathNovember 1980Joe Kleinschmit died in November 1980 at age 71.
  • Joe Kleinschmit obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota.

Rosina Kleinschmit

F, b. circa 1910, d. before March 2008
Father*Henry Kleinschmit b. 25 Dec 1876, d. 2 Nov 1947
Mother*Mary Kast b. 17 Feb 1884, d. 21 Jan 1941
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRosina Kleinschmit was also known as Rozina.
Name VariationRosina Kleinschmit was also known as Rosine.
Married Name15 July 1931As of 15 July 1931,her married name was Bunker.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1910Rosina Kleinschmit was born circa 1910 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast.
Marriage15 July 1931Rosina Kleinschmit married Harry L. Bunker on 15 July 1931 at Gregory, South Dakota.
Deathbefore March 2008Rosina Kleinschmit died before March 2008.

Lucy Christina Kleinschmit

F, b. 27 December 1912, d. 14 March 2008
Father*Henry Kleinschmit b. 25 Dec 1876, d. 2 Nov 1947
Mother*Mary Kast b. 17 Feb 1884, d. 21 Jan 1941
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLucy Christina Kleinschmit was also known as Lucy Christine.
Married Name17 August 1933As of 17 August 1933,her married name was Brotsky.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 December 1912Lucy Christina Kleinschmit was born on 27 December 1912 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast.
Marriage17 August 1933Lucy Christina Kleinschmit married Floyd Thomas Brotsky on 17 August 1933 at Gregory, South Dakota.
Death14 March 2008Lucy Christina Kleinschmit died on 14 March 2008 at age 95 Lucy C. Brotsky, 95, died Friday, March 14, 2008, at the United Retirement Center in Brookings.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Brookings. Burial is in the church cemetery. Visitation begins at 5:00 p.m. today at Eidsness Funeral Home, with a wake service at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to St. Thomas More Catholic Parish or the donor’s charity of choice.

Lucy Christina (Kleinschmit) Brotsky was born Dec. 27, 1912, at Menominee, Neb., to Henry and Mary (Kast) Kleinschmit. She moved to Gregory County with her family, where she attended country school. On Aug. 17, 1933, she married Floyd T. Brotsky at Paxton. The Brotskys ranched in the Paxton area until 1956 when they moved to Brookings. Lucy worked for the J.C. Penney and Ben Franklin stores in Brookings. Floyd died January 8, 1975.

Lucy was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Parish in Brookings and the Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing bridge, music, traveling, and going for rides in the countryside.

Survivors include three sons: Robert (Eleda) Brotsky of Brookings; Kenneth (Judith) Brotsky of Grand Junction, Colo., and Larry (Claudine) Brotsky of Surprise, Ariz; a daughter, Kathryn (Ron) Schultz of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Ralph (Regina) Kleinschmit of Mt. Angel, Ore., and Harold (Lillian) Kleinschmit of Wall. She was preceded in death by five brothers: Frank, Joseph, Lawrence, Peter, and Paul; two sisters, Elizabeth and Rosina; and a grandson, Mark Brotsky.

Lawrence Joseph Kleinschmit

M, b. 12 October 1915, d. 16 October 1996
Father*Henry Kleinschmit b. 25 Dec 1876, d. 2 Nov 1947
Mother*Mary Kast b. 17 Feb 1884, d. 21 Jan 1941
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLawrence Joseph Kleinschmit was also known as Laurence.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 October 1915Lawrence Joseph Kleinschmit was born on 12 October 1915 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast.
Death16 October 1996Lawrence Joseph Kleinschmit died on 16 October 1996 at Marion, Oregon, at age 81.
  • Lawrence Joseph Kleinschmit obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Salem, Marion, Oregon.

Children of Lawrence Joseph Kleinschmit

Peter Henry Kleinschmit

M, b. 25 January 1917, d. 31 May 1984
Father*Henry Kleinschmit b. 25 Dec 1876, d. 2 Nov 1947
Mother*Mary Kast b. 17 Feb 1884, d. 21 Jan 1941
Life EventDateDescription
MarriagePeter Henry Kleinschmit married Ida Louise Braun.
Birth25 January 1917Peter Henry Kleinschmit was born on 25 January 1917 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast.
Death31 May 1984Peter Henry Kleinschmit died on 31 May 1984 at Marion, Oregon, at age 67.
  • Peter Henry Kleinschmit obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Silverton, Marion, Oregon.

Paul G. Kleinschmit

M, b. 25 January 1917, d. 15 May 1990
Father*Henry Kleinschmit b. 25 Dec 1876, d. 2 Nov 1947
Mother*Mary Kast b. 17 Feb 1884, d. 21 Jan 1941
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 January 1917Paul G. Kleinschmit was born on 25 January 1917 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast.
Death15 May 1990Paul G. Kleinschmit died on 15 May 1990 at age 73.
  • Paul G. Kleinschmit obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Wall, Pennington, South Dakota.

Harold Jacob Kleinschmit

M, b. 18 June 1925, d. 2 November 2008
Father*Henry Kleinschmit b. 25 Dec 1876, d. 2 Nov 1947
Mother*Mary Kast b. 17 Feb 1884, d. 21 Jan 1941
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 June 1925Harold Jacob Kleinschmit was born on 18 June 1925 at South Dakota.
He was the son of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast.
Death2 November 2008Harold Jacob Kleinschmit died on 2 November 2008 at age 83 Harold Jacob Kleinschmit was born June 18, 1925, on a farm near Dallas, South Dakota, the son of Henry and Mary (Kast) Kleinschmit. He grew up and received his education at the Meadowbrook Rural School in that area. After his education, he remained on the farm helping his father.
At the age of eighteen, he entered the US Army on August 26, 1944. He served in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star. After his honorable discharge on July 9, 1946, Harold returned to the farm.
Harold married his country sweet heart Lillian Vrzal on September 17, 1946, in Paxton, South Dakota. After their marriage they remained on the farm until December, when they moved to Oregon, where Harold worked at a flax plant in Mt. Angel. After his father’s death, they moved to Wall, South Dakota, where he worked construction with his brother Frank. After nearly six years, Harold and Lillian moved back to the Dallas area to help Lillian’s father on their farm. After three years on the farm, they returned to Wall and once again joined his brother in the heavy construction business. After retiring from construction, they moved to the Wall Motel where Harold was the maintenance man for a number of years. In November 2007, they moved into Prairie Village where they have since resided.
Harold was a member of the Carroll-McDonald American Legion Post #246 of Wall, and the FJ Willuweit VFW Post #9120 of Quinn. In addition to his family, he enjoyed spending time woodworking, model airplanes and model T’s.
Survivors include his wife Lillian Kleinschmit of Wall; three daughters Peggy Aby and her husband Don of Wall, Linda Freeman and her husband Tom of Rapid City, and Karen Nissel and her husband Walter of Walnut Grove, Minnesota; one son Kevin Kleinschmit and his wife Sarah of Jefferson City, Missouri; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother Ralph Kleinschmit of Mt. Angel, Oregon; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers Pete, Paul, Joe, Frank, and Lawrence Kleinschmit; and three sisters Rosina Bunker, Lizzy Messman, and Lucy Brotsky.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.
Military graveside services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 10, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Harry L. Bunker

M, b. circa 1909
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1909Harry L. Bunker was born circa 1909.
Marriage15 July 1931He married Rosina Kleinschmit, daughter of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast, on 15 July 1931 at Gregory, South Dakota.

Floyd Thomas Brotsky

M, b. 20 March 1904, d. 8 January 1975
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 March 1904Floyd Thomas Brotsky was born on 20 March 1904.
Marriage17 August 1933He married Lucy Christina Kleinschmit, daughter of Henry Kleinschmit and Mary Kast, on 17 August 1933 at Gregory, South Dakota.
Death8 January 1975Floyd Thomas Brotsky died on 8 January 1975 at age 70.
  • Floyd Thomas Brotsky obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Brookings, Brookings, South Dakota.

Mike J. Vrzal

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMike J. Vrzal married Lenora (?).

Lenora (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Vrzal.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLenora (?) married Mike J. Vrzal.

Barbara Kuchta

F, b. circa 1908, d. before August 2004
Father*Joseph Kuchta Jr. b. Jan 1879, d. 1957
Mother*Mariam Anna Kast b. 17 Jun 1880, d. 1959
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1908Barbara Kuchta was born circa 1908 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Joseph Kuchta Jr. and Mariam Anna Kast.
Deathbefore August 2004Barbara Kuchta died before August 2004.

Louis J. Kuchta

M, b. 31 March 1910, d. September 1975
Father*Joseph Kuchta Jr. b. Jan 1879, d. 1957
Mother*Mariam Anna Kast b. 17 Jun 1880, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLouis J. Kuchta was also known as Louie.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth31 March 1910Louis J. Kuchta was born on 31 March 1910 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Joseph Kuchta Jr. and Mariam Anna Kast.
DeathSeptember 1975Louis J. Kuchta died in September 1975 at age 65.
  • Louis J. Kuchta obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Saint Helena, Cedar, Nebraska.

George Kuchta

M, b. 4 July 1912, d. April 1983
Father*Joseph Kuchta Jr. b. Jan 1879, d. 1957
Mother*Mariam Anna Kast b. 17 Jun 1880, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGeorge Kuchta was also known as Geo.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 July 1912George Kuchta was born on 4 July 1912 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Joseph Kuchta Jr. and Mariam Anna Kast.
DeathApril 1983George Kuchta died in April 1983 at age 70.
  • George Kuchta obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Crofton, Knox, Nebraska.

Leonard Kuchta

M, b. 8 November 1913, d. November 1983
Father*Joseph Kuchta Jr. b. Jan 1879, d. 1957
Mother*Mariam Anna Kast b. 17 Jun 1880, d. 1959
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 November 1913Leonard Kuchta was born on 8 November 1913 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Joseph Kuchta Jr. and Mariam Anna Kast.
DeathNovember 1983Leonard Kuchta died in November 1983.
  • Leonard Kuchta obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Fordyce, Cedar, Nebraska.

Rose Kuchta

F, b. 23 August 1915, d. 26 May 2006
Father*Joseph Kuchta Jr. b. Jan 1879, d. 1957
Mother*Mariam Anna Kast b. 17 Jun 1880, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRose Kuchta was also known as Rosa.
Married Name25 November 1936As of 25 November 1936,her married name was Vornhagen.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 August 1915Rose Kuchta was born on 23 August 1915 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Joseph Kuchta Jr. and Mariam Anna Kast.
Marriage25 November 1936Rose Kuchta married Edward J. Vornhagen, son of Henry Thedor Vornhagen and Anna Marie Schmidt, on 25 November 1936.
Death26 May 2006Rose Kuchta died on 26 May 2006 at age 90 Rose Vornhagen, 90, of South Yankton, Nebraska, died on Friday May 26, 2006 at Avera Yankton Care Center in Yankton, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, NE with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be on Tuesday at the Wintz and Ray Funeral Home in Yankton from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. and a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Pallbearers are Allen Vornhagen, Bob Vornhagen, Casey Nieman, Shannon Vornhagen, Brenda Gobel, and Lisa Phillips.
Rose was born on August 23, 1915 at Menominee to Joseph and Anna (Kast) Kuchta. She attended school in Menominee and worked as a housekeeper and nanny for the Kabeisman family. Before her marriage she worked at the Collins Hotel in Yankton as a housekeeper and cleaned the room where Lawrence Welk stayed when his band played on WNAX Radio in Yankton. Rose was married to Edward Vornhagen by Rev. Otto Zillig on November 25, 1936 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee. Over the next several years she cleaned homes in and around Yankton. Rose operated the cafi at Arnold Tramp's Station in East Yankton. She then operated Rosie's Coffee Cup in South Yankton and also worked at the Hitching Post Cafi when Gavins Point Dam was being built. Rose worked at Gurney's Seed and Nursery, Stuelpnagal's Egg Plant, and then in 1967 she began working at the Cimpl Meat Packing plant in Yankton until her retirement in 1980.
Rose is survived by 3 children and their spouses: Dorothy Gobel of Yankton, Arlene and Maynard Nieman of St. Helena, NE., Ralph and Cindy Vornhagen of South Yankton, a daughter in law, Donna Vornhagen of Yankton, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Louise Collins of Wichita, Kansas, Juliana Pinkelman of Yankton, 3 sisters in law, Betty Vornhagen of Brentwood, CA., Rita Vornhagen of Niobrara, NE., Kay Vornhagen of Petaluma, CA and a brother in law, Francis "Dick" and Margaret Vornhagen of Conroe, Texas.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward, son, Gerald, "Jerry" Vornhagen, infant daughter, Eleanor Vornhagen, granddaughter, Dawn Vornhagen, grandson, Clyde Nieman, son-in-law James Gobel; 3 brothers, Leonard, Louie, and George Kuchta, 2 sisters Elizabeth Kleinschmit, and Barbara Kuchta.

Children of Rose Kuchta and Edward J. Vornhagen