Anthony Gerrit DeBlauw

M, b. 11 February 1917, d. 11 August 1978
Father*Gerrit S. DeBlauw b. c 1869, d. a 1920
Mother*Anna M. Reisch b. c 1875
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnthony Gerrit DeBlauw was also known as Tony.

Child of Anthony Gerrit DeBlauw and Irene Steffen

Sister Antonelle Steffen OSF

F, d. before May 2001
Father*Frank Steffen b. c 1885, d. 1943
Mother*Mary Mueller b. c 1889
  • Sister Antonelle Steffen OSF was the daughter of Frank Steffen and Mary Mueller.
  • Sister Antonelle Steffen OSF died before May 2001.

Frances P. Tramp

F, b. circa 1922, d. 1 October 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 January 1946As of 7 January 1946,her married name was Arens.

Norma Jean DeLozier

F, b. 4 September 1927, d. 12 December 2006
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore June 1985As of before June 1985,her married name was Rose.
Married Name21 June 1985As of 21 June 1985,her married name was Arens.

Wayne Rose

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Raymond J. Thunker

M, b. 1 April 1911, d. 17 June 1990
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRaymond J. Thunker was also known as Ray.
     Raymond J. Thunker obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Crofton, Knox, Nebraska.

Norbert P. Reifenrath

M, b. 5 May 1915, d. 13 October 2004
Father*Frank Gerlach Reifenrath b. 15 Nov 1875, d. 24 Dec 1957
Mother*Theresa Mueller b. c 1884
  • Norbert P. Reifenrath was born on 5 May 1915 at Nebraska.
  • He was the son of Frank Gerlach Reifenrath and Theresa Mueller.
  • Norbert P. Reifenrath married Viola I. Arens, daughter of John William Arens and Caroline Mary Luft, on 25 September 1944.
  • Norbert P. Reifenrath died on 13 October 2004 at age 89 Norbert P. Reifenrath, age 89 of Crofton, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2004, at Avera Sister James Nursing Home in Yankton, SD.
    Funeral Services will be on Saturday, October 16, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Constance, NE with the Rev. Joseph Broudou officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Constance, NE.
    Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, from 3:00-9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. and a vigil service at 8:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton, NE. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.
    Pallbearers will be Chad Reifenrath, Casey Reifenrath, Brent Mueller, Jon Ballard, Brandon Smith and Brent Tschirren. Honorary pallbearers will be Susan Smith, Jenny Tschirren, Tasha Mueller and Annie Goeden.
    Norbert was born on a farm southwest of Constance, NE on May 5, 1915 to Frank Gerlach and Theresa (Mueller) Reifenrath. He grew up in the Constance community with his five brothers and two sisters. He attended St Joseph's School and Church in Constance. Norbert helped farm with his father and brothers for many years. He married Viola Arens on Sept. 25, 1944, at Crofton. They resided on a farm southwest of Constance which Norbert's parents homesteaded when they married. They continued farming with his dad and brothers and later purchased the farm and lived there for 42 years. They moved to their new home in Crofton in 1986. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September.
    Norbert was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and served on the parish council, member of the Holy Name Society, NFO, was a former linesman and secretary for Fairview Telephone Co., and was a former board member of the Crofton Golf Course. Norbert was a baseball pitcher with the Constance team for many years and later enjoyed bowling, golfing, and playing cards. During his retirement, he helped in the development of the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course. He loved being a part of the progress and was very proud of it. He read the newspaper in detail every day and was always concerned about our country and had a deep respect of Mother Nature. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his daughter and family in Las Vegas during the winter months. His grandchildren will always cherish the tractor rides, the go-cart, baseball games, golfing, the garden, flying kites, 4th of July fireworks, and their visits after school. We will always remember his big blue eyes, calm temperament, and the love he gave to each of us.
    Thankful for having shared his life are his wife, Viola, 4 children and their spouses, Connie and Dave Ballard of Las Vegas, NV; Mick and Kathy Reifenrath, Terry and Mike Mueller, Marie and Randy Goeden, all of Crofton, NE; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Susan and Brandon Smith, Jon Ballard, Chad Reifenrath, Casey Reifenrath, Brent Mueller, Jenny and Brent Tschirren, Tasha Mueller, Annie Goeden, one great grandchild, Sydny Mueller, 2 brothers and their wives, Lawrence and Kay Reifenrath, Crofton, Don and Imogene Reifenrath, Crofton, and one sister and her husband, Laura and Clarence Arens, Crofton.
    He was preceded in death by his parents 3 brothers, George, Albert, and Rudolph Reifenrath, and one sister, Mary Ann Leise.

Benedict Arens

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Father*John William Arens b. Sep 1893
Mother*Caroline Mary Luft b. c 1893
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBenedict Arens was also known as Benjamin.

Mary Ann Tramp

F, b. 26 November 1922, d. 5 October 1999
Father*Peter C. Tramp b. c 1897
Mother*Theresa Hegge b. c 1898
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 January 1944As of 25 January 1944,her married name was Arens.
  • Mary Ann Tramp was born on 26 November 1922 at Nebraska.
  • She was the daughter of Peter C. Tramp and Theresa Hegge.
  • Mary Ann Tramp married Lawrence Fred Arens, son of John William Arens and Caroline Mary Luft, on 25 January 1944.
  • Mary Ann Tramp died on 5 October 1999 at age 76 Mary Ann Arens, Crofton, 76, died Oct.5, 1999, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D. Visitation was Oct. 6 at Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton. A Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 7 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, with Rev. Bob English officiating. Burial was in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Crofton. Pallbearers were Bob Tramp, Brad Tramp, Mike Tramp, David Arens, Marcel Arens and Paul Arens. Mary Ann was born Nov. 26, 1922, to Peter and Theresa (Hegge) Tramp in Menominee. She grew up in the Menominee area. She married Lawrence F. Arens Jan. 25, 1944, in Crofton. He died Nov. 30, 1998, After their marriage, they farmed southwest of Crofton. They moved into Crofton in 1970. She had worked for Gurney Seed & Nursery Co. and Dale Electronics in Yankton. She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, an EME, a member of the Ministry of Praise, a member of the Christian Mothers and a former Parish Council member. She was instrumental in helping her husband develop the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course. She enjoyed crocheting, golfing, bowling, card playing and Nebraska football. She is survived by two children and their spouses, Larry and Ann Arens, Crofton; and Judy and Steve Boesch, Longmont, Colo; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bernie (Sharon) Asbra, Laurel; eight grandchildren, Amy Diefenderfer;
    Shawn Arens; Patrick, Kelly, Trisha and Todd Arens; Jeremy and Adam Wysuph;
    two great-grandchildren, Kayle and Colton Diefenderfer; three brothers, Giles Tramp, Gretna; Alvin Tramp, Omaha; and Jerome Tramp, Omaha; and one sister, Joan Cook, Leeds, Ala. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Cletus and Ron Arens; one grandson, Drew Foster; one sister, Frances Arens; three
    brothers, Art, Donald, and Linus Tramp; an infant sister, Angeline Tramp; and an infant brother, Dennis Tramp.

Children of Mary Ann Tramp and Lawrence Fred Arens

Albert Reifenrath

M, b. 2 September 1910, d. April 1979
Father*Frank Gerlach Reifenrath b. 15 Nov 1875, d. 24 Dec 1957
Mother*Theresa Mueller b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlbert Reifenrath was also known as Ab.
     Albert Reifenrath obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Crofton, Knox, Nebraska.

Walburga McCloud

F, b. 10 May 1920, d. 20 August 2006
Father*William McCloud
Mother*Leona (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWalburga McCloud was also known as Wallie.
Married Name24 November 1939As of 24 November 1939,her married name was Wiebelhaus.
  • Walburga McCloud was born on 10 May 1920.
  • She was the daughter of William McCloud and Leona (?).
  • Walburga McCloud married Herman G. Wiebelhaus, son of Fred Wiebelhaus and Theresa Uhing, on 24 November 1939.
  • Walburga McCloud died on 20 August 2006 at age 86 Services for Walburga "Wallie" Wiebelhaus, 86, of Center will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Verdigre with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Wynot. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Chapel in Verdigre with a 7:30 p.m. wake.
    Mrs. Wiebelhaus died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at the Bloomfield Good Samaritan Center.
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    Wallie was born May 10, 1920, to William and Leona McCloud in Allen. She attended grade school in Jackson.
    She was united in marriage to Herman G. Wiebelhaus on Nov. 24, 1939, in St. James. They lived in the Wynot-Hartington area until 1960 when they moved and farmed north of Center.
    Wallie was a homemaker. She loved flowers, to garden, bake, fish and play cards with the children, grandchildren and friends. Her passion was crossword puzzles.
    Survivors include her children, Kenneth Wiebelhaus of Center and his friend, Cherl of Creighton, Sharron and her husband, Alvin Arens of Norfolk, Gary and Judy Wiebelhaus of Fort Scott, Kan., James and Sharon Wiebelhaus of Neligh, Patricia Potts of Crofton, Herman and Susan Wiebelhaus of Center, Dennis Wiebelhaus of Creighton, Jane Hinrichs of Winnetoon; a family friend, Jerry Vogt of Creighton; 36 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Donavon and his wife, Dixie McCloud of Oskaloosa, Iowa; sisters, Josephine Schumacher of Hereford, Texas, Leona and Raymond Stewart of Wheatland, Mo., Peggy and Cliff Stover of California, Bonnie and Harlen Ochs of Texas; many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter, Mary Frances; an infant grandson, Ryan James; three sisters; and daughter-in-law, Donna (Potts) Wiebelhaus.

Child of Walburga McCloud and Herman G. Wiebelhaus

William McCloud

M
  • William McCloud died.
  • He died.
  • He married Leona (?).

Child of William McCloud and Leona (?)

Leona (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was McCloud.

Child of Leona (?) and William McCloud

Mary Frances Wiebelhaus

F
Father*Herman G. Wiebelhaus b. 13 Jul 1909, d. Dec 1978
Mother*Walburga McCloud b. 10 May 1920, d. 20 Aug 2006

Frank Gerlach Reifenrath

M, b. 15 November 1875, d. 24 December 1957
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrank Gerlach Reifenrath was also known as Gerlach.
  • Frank Gerlach Reifenrath married Theresa Mueller.
  • Frank Gerlach Reifenrath was born on 15 November 1875 at Nebraska.
  • He died on 24 December 1957 at Nebraska at age 82.
     On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Cedar, Nebraska.

Children of Frank Gerlach Reifenrath and Theresa Mueller

Theresa Mueller

F, b. circa 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationTheresa Mueller was also known as Theresia.
Married NameHer married name was Reifenrath.
Name VariationTheresa Mueller was also known as Tresia.

Children of Theresa Mueller and Frank Gerlach Reifenrath

Lawrence Hubert Reifenrath

M, b. 15 October 1917, d. 19 March 2011
Father*Frank Gerlach Reifenrath b. 15 Nov 1875, d. 24 Dec 1957
Mother*Theresa Mueller b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLawrence Hubert Reifenrath was also known as Mac.
  • Lawrence Hubert Reifenrath was born on 15 October 1917 at Nebraska.
  • He was the son of Frank Gerlach Reifenrath and Theresa Mueller.
  • Lawrence Hubert Reifenrath married Catherine R. Grady on 3 June 1977.
  • Lawrence Hubert Reifenrath died on 19 March 2011 at age 93 Lawrence H. Reifenrath, 93, Crofton, died March 19, 2011, at the Golden Living Center, Hartington. Visitation, with a vigil service and video tribute, were March 22 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton, and continued one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be March 23, at 10:30 a.m., at St Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Constance. Pallbearers will be Troy Joachimsen, Chris Boswell, Adam Hintz, Aaron Severns, Tom Grady and Dan Grady. Mac was born Oct. 15, 1917, at Constance, to Francis and Theresa (Mueller) Reifenrath. He grew up in the Constance area and graduated from Crofton High School in 1936. He married Catherine R. Grady June 3, 1977, at Constance. Mac farmed in the Constance area until moving into Crofton in 1993. He had been a resident of the Golden Living Center, Hartington, since December 2010.
    Mac was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He loved to golf and was a charter member of the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid gardener. Mac is survived by six step children and their spouses, Linda and Jim Joachimsen, Crofton; Nancy and Don Boswell, Herman; Steve and Deb Grady, Omaha; David and Holly Grady, Denver, Colo; Mary and John Hintz, Lincoln; Julie and Mark Severns, Cabot, Ark;14 step grandchildren; 20 step great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura Arens, Crofton; a brother, Don “Tom” and Jeanie Reifenrath, Crofton; and a sister in law, Viola Reifenrath, Crofton. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Catherine, June 27, 2008, at the age of 87; four brothers, George, Albert, Rudolph and Norbert Reifenrath; a sister, Mary Ann Leise; and a step grandson, Steven Allen Grady.

Catherine R. Grady

F, b. circa 1921, d. 27 June 2008
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCatherine R. Grady was also known as Kay.
Married Name3 June 1977As of 3 June 1977,her married name was Reifenrath.

Clarence J. Arens

M, b. 16 August 1919, d. 5 June 2005
Father*Edward John Arens b. 15 Nov 1885, d. 6 Apr 1956
Mother*Ida Louise Schulte b. 12 Jun 1884, d. 22 Apr 1984
  • Clarence J. Arens was born on 16 August 1919 at Nebraska.
  • He was the son of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
  • Clarence J. Arens died on 5 June 2005 at age 85 Clarence J. Arens, age 85, of Crofton, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton with Reverend Joseph Broudou officiating. Burial will be in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Crofton.
    Visitation will be Tuesday, June 7, 2005, from 3-9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. all at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton.
    Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.
    Pallbearers are grandchildren: Brian Arens, Todd Schieffer, Jason Arens, Scott Arens, Jeff Arens and Daniella Bolin. Honorary pallbearers are all of his grandchildren.
    Clarence was born August 16, 1919, in Fordyce to Edward and Ida (Schulte) Arens. He grew up on a farm 3 miles east of Fordyce and attended school at District 108. He farmed with his father and worked for Art Arens at the elevator in Hartington prior to his marriage. He married Laura Reifenrath on February 15, 1944, in Constance. He and his wife farmed 6 miles southwest of Crofton until 1976 when he retired and moved into Crofton. He loved the farm, playing cards, fishing, traveling and spending time with his entire family.
    Clarence was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton and was a former trustee of the church.
    He is survived by his wife, Laura of Crofton; six children and their spouses: Jim and Marietta Arens of Norfolk; Norma and Vern Schieffer, Charles and Delores Arens, Dale and Charlotte Arens, Clair and Diane Arens, all of Crofton; Alice and Jon Bolin of Norfolk; 24 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters: Sylvia Hochstein of Crofton, Loretta Pick of Bow Valley, Isabelle Kramer of Hartington, Mildred Kramer of Hartington, Rosella Kramer of Yankton; 2 brothers and their wives: Rudolph and Ella Arens and Roman and Arlene Arens, both of Hartington.
    Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; and infant daughter, Rose Marie Arens; a grandson, Curt Arens; 3 sisters: Pauline Lammers, Hildegard Lammers, Marie Kube and 7 brothers-in-law.

Child of Clarence J. Arens

George W. Reifenrath

M, b. 24 December 1907, d. November 1978
Father*Frank Gerlach Reifenrath b. 15 Nov 1875, d. 24 Dec 1957
Mother*Theresa Mueller b. c 1884
     George W. Reifenrath obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Crofton, Knox, Nebraska.

Rudolph H. Reifenrath

M, b. 20 January 1913, d. 22 December 1996
Father*Frank Gerlach Reifenrath b. 15 Nov 1875, d. 24 Dec 1957
Mother*Theresa Mueller b. c 1884

Mary Ann Reifenrath

F, b. 10 March 1920, d. 28 March 1992
Father*Frank Gerlach Reifenrath b. 15 Nov 1875, d. 24 Dec 1957
Mother*Theresa Mueller b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Leise.
     Mary Ann Reifenrath obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Hartington, Cedar, Nebraska.

Children of Mary Ann Reifenrath and Al Leise

Al Leise

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Children of Al Leise and Mary Ann Reifenrath

Edward John Arens

M, b. 15 November 1885, d. 6 April 1956
  • Edward John Arens was born on 15 November 1885 at Nebraska.
  • He married Ida Louise Schulte circa 1909.
  • Edward John Arens died on 6 April 1956 at age 70.

Children of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte

Ida Louise Schulte

F, b. 12 June 1884, d. 22 April 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1909As of circa 1909,her married name was Arens.
  • Ida Louise Schulte was born on 12 June 1884 at Nebraska.
  • She married Edward John Arens circa 1909.
  • Ida Louise Schulte died on 22 April 1984 at age 99.
     Ida Louise Schulte had zero children.

Children of Ida Louise Schulte and Edward John Arens

Sylvia Rose Arens

F, b. 10 October 1913, d. 27 March 2011
Father*Edward John Arens b. 15 Nov 1885, d. 6 Apr 1956
Mother*Ida Louise Schulte b. 12 Jun 1884, d. 22 Apr 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 November 1940As of 26 November 1940,her married name was Hochstein.

Alfred E. Hochstein

M, b. 10 June 1918, d. 2 January 2001
Father*Peter Paul Hochstein b. 13 Sep 1879, d. 18 Apr 1964
Mother*Ida Kathol b. 7 Dec 1882, d. 7 Dec 1959

Loretta C. Arens

F, b. 25 July 1915, d. 5 May 2015
Father*Edward John Arens b. 15 Nov 1885, d. 6 Apr 1956
Mother*Ida Louise Schulte b. 12 Jun 1884, d. 22 Apr 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name27 April 1937As of 27 April 1937,her married name was Pick.
  • Loretta C. Arens was born on 25 July 1915 at Nebraska.
  • She was the daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
  • Loretta C. Arens married Edwin Pick on 27 April 1937.
  • Loretta C. Arens died on 5 May 2015 at age 99 Loretta Pick, age 99 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington.

    Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley, Nebraska with Reverend Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley.

    Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church with a rosary and vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

    Pallbearers are: Renee Mettler, David Wieseler, Becky Hans, Tonya Mortensen, Michael Pick, and Russell Pick. Honorary pallbearers are: Roman & Arlene Arens, Lolly Arens, and Charles & Geralda Tramp.

    Loretta Pick was born July 25, 1915 on the farm near Bow Valley, Nebraska, to Edward and Ida (Schulte) Arens. She attended country school district 108 and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1932. She married Edwin Pick on April 27, 1937. They farmed between Bow Valley and Fordyce and raised six children on the farm. They retired and built a home in Bow Valley in 1972. Edwin died in 1996. She continued to live in Bow Valley until entering Autumn Winds in Hartington in 2010. Her faith was central in her life and she loved her flowers and playing cards.

    Survivors include her five children: Rita Hoesing of Menominee, Nebraska; Eileen Wieseler; Don & Nancy Pick; Larry & Donna Pick; and Dan & Mary Pick all of Bow Valley, Nebraska; 23 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother, Roman & Arlene Arens of Bow Valley; sister-in-law, Lolly Arens of Crofton, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin; son, Kenneth; two brothers: Rudolph and Ella Arens and Clarence J. Arens; seven sisters: Pauline & Alfred Lammers, Hildegarde & Hugo Lammers; Sylvia & Alfred Hochstein; Rosella & Roman Kramer; Mildred & Martin Kramer; Isabelle & Richard Kramer; and Marie & Norman Kube.

Child of Loretta C. Arens and Edwin Pick

Edwin Pick

M, d. before June 2005

Child of Edwin Pick and Loretta C. Arens

Isabelle L. Arens

F, b. circa 1923, d. before 2015
Father*Edward John Arens b. 15 Nov 1885, d. 6 Apr 1956
Mother*Ida Louise Schulte b. 12 Jun 1884, d. 22 Apr 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 February 1946As of 26 February 1946,her married name was Kramer.