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.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageTheresa Mueller married Frank Gerlach Reifenrath.
Birthcirca 1884Theresa Mueller was born circa 1884 at Arkansas.

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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 October 1917Lawrence Hubert Reifenrath was born on 15 October 1917 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Frank Gerlach Reifenrath and Theresa Mueller.
Marriage3 June 1977Lawrence Hubert Reifenrath married Catherine R. Grady on 3 June 1977.
Death19 March 2011Lawrence 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1921Catherine R. Grady was born circa 1921.
Marriage3 June 1977She married Lawrence Hubert Reifenrath, son of Frank Gerlach Reifenrath and Theresa Mueller, on 3 June 1977.
Death27 June 2008Catherine R. Grady died on 27 June 2008.

Donald Reifenrath

M, b. 31 May 1927, d. 3 February 2020
Father*Frank Gerlach Reifenrath b. 15 Nov 1875, d. 24 Dec 1957
Mother*Theresa Mueller b. c 1884
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDonald Reifenrath was also known as Tom.
Name VariationDonald Reifenrath was also known as Don.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth31 May 1927Donald Reifenrath was born on 31 May 1927 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Frank Gerlach Reifenrath and Theresa Mueller.
Death3 February 2020Donald Reifenrath died on 3 February 2020 at age 92 Donald “Tom” F. Reifenrath age 92 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Monday, February 03, 2020 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Constance with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s cemetery in Constance. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Constance. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Hansen, Holly Haberman, Jacquie Kelley, Mike Reifenrath, Nick Reifenrath, Jennifer Kerschinke, Faith Reifenrath, Heather Reifenrath, and Jason Smith.

Donald Frank was born on May 31, 1927 in Constance, Nebraska to Gerlach F. and Theresa (Mueller) Reifenrath. He attended school in Crofton and helped his dad and brothers on the family farm. He married Imogene Antionette Bonertz on January 29, 1951 in Menominee, Nebraska. Seven children were born to this union. Donald “Tom” farmed on his own until 1984. He raised grain, livestock, chickens, and hogs. After retiring from farming Donald did janitorial work for Yankton College for four years, then janitorial work for 10 years at Gavin Point Dam Power Plant. He then was the janitor for Crofton Elementary School for 10 years, retiring again in 2008 at the age of 79 years.

Donald “Tom” was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Constance. He raised a big garden for many years, always having watermelon and sweetcorn. He loved to mow and tinker around outside. He always enjoyed his children and grandchildren and had a sense of humor. He and Imogene loved to Polka dance. He was a baseball fan – watching the Twins, rooting for the Vikings and Nebraska Huskers.

Donald “Tom” is survived by his wife of 69 years, Imogene of Crofton; six children and spouses Donna Smith of Sioux Falls, SD, Ken and Patty Reifenrath of Kearney, NE, Gary Reifenrath of Omaha, NE, Loren Reifenrath of Yankton, SD, Laurie (Dave) Hansen of Crofton, Bryan (Val) Reifenrath of Surprise, AZ; 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; a sister Laura “Lolly” Arens of Norfolk, NE.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, son Randy on 1/6/1994 at age 32; daughter-in-law Joanne Reifenrath on 4/13/1994; brothers and spouses George (Clara) Reifenrath, Albert (Ceil) Reifenrath, Rudolph (Ceil) Reifenrath, Norbert (Viola) Reifenrath, Lawrence “Mac” (Kay) Reifenrath; sister Mary Ann (Alphonse) Leise; brother-in-law Clarence J. Arens.

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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 August 1919Clarence J. Arens was born on 16 August 1919 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Death5 June 2005Clarence 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 December 1907George W. Reifenrath was born on 24 December 1907 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Frank Gerlach Reifenrath and Theresa Mueller.
DeathNovember 1978George W. Reifenrath died in November 1978 at age 70.
  • 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 January 1913Rudolph H. Reifenrath was born on 20 January 1913 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Frank Gerlach Reifenrath and Theresa Mueller.
Death22 December 1996Rudolph H. Reifenrath died on 22 December 1996 at age 83.

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.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMary Ann Reifenrath married Al Leise.
Birth10 March 1920Mary Ann Reifenrath was born on 10 March 1920 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Frank Gerlach Reifenrath and Theresa Mueller.
Death28 March 1992Mary Ann Reifenrath died on 28 March 1992 at age 72.
  • 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

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAl Leise married Mary Ann Reifenrath, daughter of Frank Gerlach Reifenrath and Theresa Mueller.

Children of Al Leise and Mary Ann Reifenrath

Edward John Arens

M, b. 15 November 1885, d. 6 April 1956
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 November 1885Edward John Arens was born on 15 November 1885 at Nebraska.
Marriagecirca 1909He married Ida Louise Schulte circa 1909.
Death6 April 1956Edward 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 June 1884Ida Louise Schulte was born on 12 June 1884 at Nebraska.
Marriagecirca 1909She married Edward John Arens circa 1909.
Death22 April 1984Ida 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 October 1913Sylvia Rose Arens was born on 10 October 1913 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Marriage26 November 1940Sylvia Rose Arens married Alfred E. Hochstein, son of Peter Paul Hochstein and Ida Kathol, on 26 November 1940.
Death27 March 2011Sylvia Rose Arens died on 27 March 2011 at age 97.

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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 June 1918Alfred E. Hochstein was born on 10 June 1918 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Peter Paul Hochstein and Ida Kathol.
Marriage26 November 1940Alfred E. Hochstein married Sylvia Rose Arens, daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte, on 26 November 1940.
Death2 January 2001Alfred E. Hochstein died on 2 January 2001 at age 82.

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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 July 1915Loretta C. Arens was born on 25 July 1915 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Marriage27 April 1937Loretta C. Arens married Edwin Pick on 27 April 1937.
Death5 May 2015Loretta 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
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage27 April 1937Edwin Pick married Loretta C. Arens, daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte, on 27 April 1937.
Deathbefore June 2005Edwin Pick died 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1923Isabelle L. Arens was born circa 1923 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Marriage26 February 1946Isabelle L. Arens married Richard F. Kramer, son of Julius Kramer and Mary J. Sudbeck, on 26 February 1946.
Deathbefore 2015Isabelle L. Arens died before 2015.

Richard F. Kramer

M, b. 10 October 1909, d. 17 December 2000
Father*Julius Kramer b. c 1877, d. a 1930
Mother*Mary J. Sudbeck b. 1 Mar 1882, d. 30 Dec 1988
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 October 1909Richard F. Kramer was born on 10 October 1909 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Julius Kramer and Mary J. Sudbeck.
Marriage26 February 1946Richard F. Kramer married Isabelle L. Arens, daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte, on 26 February 1946.
Death17 December 2000Richard F. Kramer died on 17 December 2000 at age 91 Richard F. Kramer, 91, Hartington, died Dec. 17, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare, Hartington. Visitation was Dec. 19 at Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, with a vigil service held later that evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be Dec. 20, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with Rev. William Sanderson officiating. Burial will be held at St. Michael's cemetery, Hartington, with military services conducted by Hartington VFW Post 5283. Pallbearers will be Richard Burbach, Bill Roeder, Gayle Kramer, Marcel Kramer, Chuck Kramer, Gerard Arens, Kevin Kube and Tom Kuchta. Honorary pallbearers will be Irma Burbach, Sue Roeder, Sheila Kramer, Donna Kramer, Debbie Arens, Juanita Kube, LaDonna Kuchta, Dennis and Rita Lammers, Marcel and Denelda Becker, Henry and JeAnn Sudbeck, Kenny and Charlotte Pick, LeRoy and Almeda Arens, Clair and Diane Arens, and Rollie and Mary Jean Gast. Richard was born Oct. 10, 1909, to Julius and Mary (Sudbeck) Kramer in Bow Valley. He married Isabelle Arens Feb. 26, 1946, in Bow Valley. He grew up and farmed on the same farm northeast of Hartington until moving into Hartington in 1987. He served in the Navy during WWII from
April 28, 1942 to Dec. 15, 1945. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was a member of the Hartington VFW Post
#5283. Survivors include his wife, Isabelle, Hartington; two brothers and their wives, Martin and Mildred Kramer, Crofton, and Roman and Rosalla Kramer, Crofton; and one sister, Elsie Elliott, Hartington. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ivan and Cyril Kramer; and three sisters, Caroline Kramer, Millie Roeder and Lucy Rameil.

Mildred Mathilda Arens

F, b. 7 August 1921, d. 23 April 2006
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 Name21 January 1941As of 21 January 1941,her married name was Kramer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 August 1921Mildred Mathilda Arens was born on 7 August 1921 at Nebraska twin with Rosella.
She was the daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Marriage21 January 1941Mildred Mathilda Arens married Martin J. Kramer, son of Julius Kramer and Mary J. Sudbeck, on 21 January 1941.
Death23 April 2006Mildred Mathilda Arens died on 23 April 2006 at age 84 Mildred M. Kramer, age 84 of Hartington, NE and formerly of Crofton, Nebraska, died on Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Beverly Healthcare in Hartington.
FuneralServices will be on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with Rev. Joseph Broudou and Rev. John Petramale officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Constance.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a vigil service and rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the church.
Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers are Brian Kramer, Jeff Addison, Michael Kuchta, Joe Newman, Corey Kramer, Eric Kramer, Vincent Pinkelman, Kyle Kramer, and Zach Kramer. Honorary pallbearers are Rudy Arens, Roman Arens, Sylvia Hochstein, Loretta Pick, Rosella Kramer, and Isabelle Kramer.
Mildred was born on August 7, 1921 in Bow Valley to Edward and Ida (Schulte) Arens. She grew up in the Bow Valley area and married Martin J. Kramer on January 21, 1941 in Bow Valley. After their marriage they farmed southeast of Crofton. Martin died on January 22, 2001 at the age of 85. She was a resident of Beverly Healthcare since Jan. 20, 2003.
Mildred was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Guild in Constance and the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed music, painting, and sewing. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren.
Mildred is survived by 9 children and their spouses: Gary Kramer of Bloomfield, Mary Lou and John Addison of Newcastle, NE, LaDonna and Tom Kuchta of Crofton, Rose and Keith Newman of Lawton, Iowa, Francis and Deb Kramer of Yankton, Randy and Sandi Kramer of Yankton, Gerri Lynn and Eugene Pinkelman of Wynot, John and Sue Kramer of Hartington, Marty and Bonnie Kramer of Hartington, 38 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, 2 brothers Rudy Arens of Fordyce, Roman and Arlene Arens of Fordyce, 4 sisters, Sylvia Hochstein of Crofton, Loretta Pick of Bow Valley, Rosella Kramer of Crofton, and Isabelle Kramer of Hartington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son, 1 son Norman, 3 sisters, Pauline Lammers, Hildegarde Lammers, Marie Kube, a brother, Clarence J. Arens.

Children of Mildred Mathilda Arens and Martin J. Kramer

Martin J. Kramer

M, b. 3 September 1915, d. 22 January 2001
Father*Julius Kramer b. c 1877, d. a 1930
Mother*Mary J. Sudbeck b. 1 Mar 1882, d. 30 Dec 1988
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 September 1915Martin J. Kramer was born on 3 September 1915 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Julius Kramer and Mary J. Sudbeck.
Marriage21 January 1941Martin J. Kramer married Mildred Mathilda Arens, daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte, on 21 January 1941.
Death22 January 2001Martin J. Kramer died on 22 January 2001 at age 85 Martin J. Kramer, 85, Crofton, Neb., died Monday (Jan. 22, 2001) at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.
A funeral mass is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, Neb., with Rev. Bob English officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery, Constance, Neb.
Pallbearers will be Joe Newman, Matt Newman, Brian Kramer, Michael Kramer, Jeff Addison, Dan Addison, Ryan Addison, Carl Addison, Michael Kuchta, Brandon Kathol, Corey Kramer, Justin Kelley and Jesse Kelley.
Visitation is from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m.
Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton, is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born Sept. 3, 1915, at Hartington, Neb., to Julius and Mary (Sudbeck) Kramer. He grew up in the Hartington area and farmed with his dad until his marriage to Mildred Mathilda Arens Jan. 21, 1941. He then moved to Crofton where he farmed until retiring in 1996.
He belonged to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Constance, and was an active choir member and lector for many years. He was also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was an avid baseball player and fan and pitched on various area teams.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Kramer, Hartington; nine children: Gary Kramer, Bloomfield, Neb; Mary Lou (John) Addison, Newcastle, Neb; LaDonna (Tom) Kuchta, Crofton; Rose (Keith) Newman, Lawton, Iowa; Francis (Deb) Kramer, Crofton; Randy (Sandy) Kramer, Yankton; Gerri Lynn (Eugene) Pinkelman, Wynot, Neb; John (Sue) Kramer, Hartington; Marty (Bonnie) Kramer, Hartington; 38 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Roman Kramer, Crofton; and one sister, Elsie Elliott, Hartington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sons, three brothers and two sisters.

Children of Martin J. Kramer and Mildred Mathilda Arens

Rosella J. Arens

F, b. 7 August 1921, d. 14 March 2009
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 Name18 February 1941As of 18 February 1941,her married name was Kramer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 August 1921Rosella J. Arens was born on 7 August 1921 at Nebraska twin with Mildred.
She was the daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Marriage18 February 1941Rosella J. Arens married Roman Alphonse Kramer, son of Julius Kramer and Mary J. Sudbeck, on 18 February 1941.
Death14 March 2009Rosella J. Arens died on 14 March 2009 at age 87 Rosella J. Kramer, 87 of Crofton, NE, died on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the Pierce Manor in Pierce, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with the Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be at the St. Rose Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 4-8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. Wintz Funeral Home of Crofton is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Scott Kramer, Marc Schulte, Joel Schulte, Chad Kramer, Brett Kramer, Jon Hoesing, Keith Kramer, and Seth Bird.

Rosella J. Kramer was born on August 7, 1921, to Edward and Ida (Schulte) Arens near Bow Valley, NE. She attended school at District 108. Rosella married Roman Alphonse Kramer on February 18, 1941 in Bow Valley. After their marriage they lived on the Kramer homestead for five years. In March of 1946, they moved to a farm southwest of Crofton where they farmed until November of 1978 when they moved into Crofton. Roman died on April 22, 2002 at the age of 83 years. Rosella had been a resident these past years at Majestic Bluffs in Yankton, SD and at the Pierce Manor in Pierce, NE.

Rosella was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers. She was a very talented seamstress and loved gardening, crocheting, playing cards and spending time with her family. She was a former Election Board member and a member of the Pleasant Hour extension club.

She is survived by her eight children and their spouses, Ron and Janet Kramer of Pierce, NE, Ruth and Dennis Schulte of Lincoln, NE, Dave and Marilyn Kramer of Crofton, Marcel and Sheila Kramer of Crofton, Judy and Duane Hoesing of Menominee, NE, Kim and Jean Kramer of Fircrest, WA, Steve and Arlene Kramer of Omaha, NE, DiAnn and Gordon "Butch" Bird of Milford, CT; 19 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; three sisters, Sylvia Hochstein of Omaha, Loretta Pick of Bow Valley, NE, Isabelle Kramer of Hartington; two brothers, Rudy Arens of Coleridge, NE, and Roman and Arlene Arens of Bow Valley; sister-in-law, Laura Arens of Crofton.

Rosella was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roman on April 22, 2002; four sisters, Pauline Lammers, Hildegarde Lammers, Mildred Kramer (her twin), Marie Kube; and a brother, Clarence J. Arens.

Child of Rosella J. Arens and Roman Alphonse Kramer

Roman Alphonse Kramer

M, b. 3 September 1918, d. 22 April 2002
Father*Julius Kramer b. c 1877, d. a 1930
Mother*Mary J. Sudbeck b. 1 Mar 1882, d. 30 Dec 1988
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 September 1918Roman Alphonse Kramer was born on 3 September 1918 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Julius Kramer and Mary J. Sudbeck.
Marriage18 February 1941Roman Alphonse Kramer married Rosella J. Arens, daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte, on 18 February 1941.
Death22 April 2002Roman Alphonse Kramer died on 22 April 2002 at age 83.

Child of Roman Alphonse Kramer and Rosella J. Arens

Rudolph J. Arens

M, b. circa 1918, 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
Name VariationRudolph J. Arens was also known as Rudy.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRudolph J. Arens married Ella (?).
Birthcirca 1918Rudolph J. Arens was born circa 1918 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Deathbefore 2015Rudolph J. Arens died before 2015.

Ella (?)

F, d. before 2015
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Arens.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageElla (?) married Rudolph J. Arens, son of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Deathbefore 2015Ella (?) died before 2015.

Rose Marie Arens

F
Father*Clarence J. Arens b. 16 Aug 1919, d. 5 Jun 2005
Life EventDateDescription
Rose Marie Arens was the daughter of Clarence J. Arens.
DeathRose Marie Arens died at died in infancy.

Pauline T. Arens

F, b. 25 April 1910, d. 22 February 1994
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
Name VariationPauline T. Arens was also known as Paulina.
Married Name13 June 1932As of 13 June 1932,her married name was Lammers.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 April 1910Pauline T. Arens was born on 25 April 1910 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Marriage13 June 1932Pauline T. Arens married Alfred Lammers, son of Joseph H. Lammers and Katherine E. Willenbring, on 13 June 1932.
Death22 February 1994Pauline T. Arens died on 22 February 1994 at age 83.
  • Pauline T. Arens obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Hartington, Cedar, Nebraska.

Children of Pauline T. Arens and Alfred Lammers

Alfred Lammers

M, b. 4 February 1904, d. September 1978
Father*Joseph H. Lammers b. Feb 1868, d. 1958
Mother*Katherine E. Willenbring b. Jun 1871, d. 1959
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 February 1904Alfred Lammers was born on 4 February 1904 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Joseph H. Lammers and Katherine E. Willenbring.
Marriage13 June 1932Alfred Lammers married Pauline T. Arens, daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte, on 13 June 1932.
DeathSeptember 1978Alfred Lammers died in September 1978 at age 74.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 May 1930Precinct 10, Cedar, NebraskaAlfred Lammers was listed as a son in Joseph H. Lammers's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 10, Cedar, Nebraska.1
  • Alfred Lammers obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Hartington, Cedar, Nebraska.

Children of Alfred Lammers and Pauline T. Arens

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15. Dwelling 57.

Hildegarde T. Arens

F, b. 1 April 1912, d. 9 November 2004
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
Name VariationHildegarde T. Arens was also known as Hildegard.
Married Name27 August 1937As of 27 August 1937,her married name was Lammers.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 April 1912Hildegarde T. Arens was born on 1 April 1912 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Marriage27 August 1937Hildegarde T. Arens married Hugo William Lammers, son of Joseph H. Lammers and Katherine E. Willenbring, on 27 August 1937 at Cedar, Nebraska, also reported as August 31, 1937.
Death9 November 2004Hildegarde T. Arens died on 9 November 2004 at age 92 Hildegarde T. Lammers, age 92 of Hartington, NE, died on Tuesday, November 09, 2004, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton, SD.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, November 12th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, NE with the Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Fordyce, NE.
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 2:00 rosary at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. A Vigil service will be on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, NE.
Pallbearers are Doug & Darin Becker, Ben Lammers, Brad Schumacher, Scott Lammers, Randy Steffen, Curtis & Austin Lammers. Honorary Pallbearers are her Grandchildren.
Hildegarde was born on April 1, 1912, in Bow Valley, Nebraska to Edward and Ida (Schulte) Arens. She grew up in Bow Valley and was married to Hugo William Lammers on August 31, 1937, in Bow Valley, Nebraska. She and Hugo farmed and raised a family of nine children near Hartington. Hugo died on December 4, 1968, at the age of 55. Hildegarde moved into Hartington in 1992 and moved to Majestic Bluffs in Yankton, SD in 2001. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and its Ladies Aide, Christian Mothers, member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington, NE. She loved her flowers, gardening, playing cards, sewing, quilting, crocheting and spending time with her family. She was an excellent cook and also liked to play the piano when she had some free time.
She is survived by nine children and their spouses: Deneld and Marcell Becker of Hartington, NE, Marvin and Marcella Lammers of Crofton, NE, Mary Jean and Gerald Steffen of Crofton, NE, Allen and Carol Jean Lammers of Hartington, NE, Vernon and Glendy Lammers of Hartington, NE, Merlin and Pat Lammers of Hartington, NE, Darrell and Jean Lammers of Hartington, NE, Anita and Dave Kneifl of Yankton, SD, David and Lori Lammers of Hartington, NE; 41 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 38 step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; three brothers and five sisters: Sylvia Hochstein of Crofton, NE, Loretta Pick of Bow Valley, NE, Rudy and his wife, Ella Arens of Hartington, NE, Clarence J. and his wife, Laura Arens of Crofton, NE, Rosella Kramer of Crofton, NE, Mildred Kramer of Hartington, NE, Isabelle Kramer of Hartington, NE, Roman and his wife, Arlene Arens of Hartington, NE; one brother-in-law, Norman Kube of Yankton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters: Pauline Lammers and Marie Kube.

Child of Hildegarde T. Arens and Hugo William Lammers

Hugo William Lammers

M, b. 1912, d. 4 December 1968
Father*Joseph H. Lammers b. Feb 1868, d. 1958
Mother*Katherine E. Willenbring b. Jun 1871, d. 1959
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1912Hugo William Lammers was born in 1912 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Joseph H. Lammers and Katherine E. Willenbring.
Marriage27 August 1937Hugo William Lammers married Hildegarde T. Arens, daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte, on 27 August 1937 at Cedar, Nebraska, also reported as August 31, 1937.
Death4 December 1968Hugo William Lammers died on 4 December 1968 SERVICES HELD SAT. FOR H. W. LAMMERS

A concelebrated requiem high mass was said Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce for Hugo W. Lammers, 55, of Hartington. Rev. Cyril J. Werner officiated, assisted by three priests, who were friends of the family.

Interment was in the parish cemetery with the Smith Wintz Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Tom Lammers, Dennis Lammers, Vernon Filips, Cyril Lammers, Herbert Pautler and Roger Love.

Mr. Lammers died Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Norfolk, following a heart attack.

Hugo William Lammers was born December 23, 1912 at Hartington, the son of Joseph H. Lammers and Catherine Willenbring Lammers. He married Hildegarde Arens at Bow Valley August 31, 1937 and resided in Cedar County his entire life where he was engaged in farming.

They were the parents of nine children: Mrs. Marcell (Denelda) Becker of Hartington, Marvin of Hartington, Mrs. Gerald (Mary Jean) Steffen of Crofton and Allen, Vernon, Merlin, Darrell, Anita and David, all of Hartington.

Mr. Lammers was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic church, The Holy Name Society and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors include his wife, and nine children; eight grandchildren; three brothers: Raymond of Fordyce and Alfred and Rudolph, both of Hartington; five sisters: Mrs. Otto Paulter, Dorothy Lammers, both of Hartington, Mrs. Walt Prier of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Laverne Hansen of Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Kenny Love of Crofton.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 May 1930Precinct 10, Cedar, NebraskaHugo William Lammers was listed as a son in Joseph H. Lammers's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 10, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Child of Hugo William Lammers and Hildegarde T. Arens

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15. Dwelling 57.

Marie Irene Arens

F, b. 17 June 1926, d. 7 September 2004
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 Name7 June 1949As of 7 June 1949,her married name was Kube.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 June 1926Marie Irene Arens was born on 17 June 1926 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte.
Marriage7 June 1949Marie Irene Arens married Norman Joseph Kube on 7 June 1949.
Death7 September 2004Marie Irene Arens died on 7 September 2004 at age 78 Locations Mentioned in Obituary: Crofton; Hartington; SD; Greenfield, IN; San Carlos, CA; Sioux Falls, SD Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary: Ida (Schulte) Arens; Karla; Kevin; Rosella Kramer; Keith Kube; Hildegard Lammers; Colene; Glenn Ridder; Janita Kube; Patti; Norman; Roman; Ella Arens; Clarence J; Michael; Joseph Broudou; Loretta Pick; John; Rosie Kube; Isabelle Kramer; Mildred Kramer; Linda Kube; Edward; Mike Panowicz; Rudy; Bill Zavadil; Sylvia Hochstein; Arlene Arens; Lolly Arens.

Norman Joseph Kube

M, d. before June 2005
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage7 June 1949Norman Joseph Kube married Marie Irene Arens, daughter of Edward John Arens and Ida Louise Schulte, on 7 June 1949.
Deathbefore June 2005Norman Joseph Kube died before June 2005.