Funeral service for Rosemary A. Peyton, 75, of Stanton will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the St. Peters Catholic Church in Stanton with Father Scott Schilmoeller officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, also at the St. Peter's Catholic Church in Stanton. Rosemary passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 at the Heritage of Bel Air Nursing Home in Norfolk. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Born Nov. 29, 1944, in Norfolk, Rosemary was the daughter of Arthur and Ida (Jirovec) Petersen and was the middle of seven children. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1963.
She married Jack Peyton on Dec. 5, 1965, at Colorado Springs, Colo. Rosemary formerly lived in Trenton, Mo., and Tucson, Ariz., before moving back to Stanton. Upon returning to Stanton, she managed Casey’s for many years and also worked at Emmett’s Food Town.
Rosemary was an avid reader, enjoyed Sudoku and loved British historical dramas. She will be remembered for her sharp wit and disdain for the mundane.
She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanton.
Rosemary was predeceased by her spouse, Jack Elliott Peyton, on May 14, 1994; her parents; and her brother, Jon Petersen.
Survivors include her sons, Steve (Heather) Peyton of Story City, Iowa, and Matt Peyton of Stanton; her three grandchildren, Ashley, Haley and Aaron; and a great-grandson, Jackson. Also surviving are five brothers and sisters, Joan Tomasek of Beckley, W. Va., Marilynn (Kenneth) Evans of Schenectady, N.Y., Margaret (John) Flory of Morristown, N.J., Jim (Denise) Petersen of Texarkana, Ark., and Dan (Janet) Petersen of Papillion. Rosemary had many nieces and nephews.
St. Peter’s Church Choir will be accompanied on organ by Marianne Psotta.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
Rosalind Lamson was born in Norfolk on March 29, 1950, 10 minutes before her twin brother, Ronald, to Ramona (nee Ives) and Harley Lamson.
Rosalind died in the early morning hours of August 13, 2020 after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. She spent the last hours of her life surrounded by loved ones including her twin brother, Ron, her loving husband, Adam Staib, and her devoted niece Joanne Lamson-Zautke.
Roz attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Norfolk High School in 1968.
As a young woman Roz enjoyed the local music scene and loved spending time with friends – most of whom have remained lifelong friends. Rosalind was given the moniker, “Roxie” and was called that by many of her early friends.
Roz and Adam Staib were partners for 44 years and were married August 13, 2015.
Along with like-minded friends, Roz helped to found the Harvest Moon Food Co-Op, which was innovative in the 1970s and early 80s. Natural foods were trucked into Norfolk in bulk and members helped to package and market the items in order to provide foods that were otherwise unavailable in the area.
During the 1970s, Roz worked at Villa Inn where she gained a love of the restaurant business. Roz was a talented and creative chef. She and Adam conceived the idea of opening an upscale restaurant where the meals were prepared from organic, natural and locally sourced ingredients. The Uptown Restaurant opened in Norfolk in September of 1981. Under the management of Roz, The Uptown was unique and a progressive contribution to the City of Norfolk. She enhanced the community’s appreciation of fine wines, music, and art – including the artwork of John Lennon, and Claude Monet. The Uptown Ballroom was a venue for numerous events including weddings, plays, concerts, and the millennial New Year’s Eve party. She catered to and befriended numerous celebrities including Johnny Carson, Doc Severson, Arlo Guthrie, Alexander Payne, and the cast and crew of the film Nebraska, which was partially filmed at The Uptown in Stanton.
Roz and The Uptown hosted various special events such as the Irish festivals, Scotch tastings, and annual anniversary parties. She was a master at catering, and her food creations were featured at local events of all kinds. Her Normandy Tomato Bisque was literally world famous. Among her many honors, she was awarded Four Silver Spoons and Nebraska travel guides recommended her restaurant to both international and domestic travelers.
Roz lovingly devoted herself to The Uptown and its patrons. She took pride in pleasing everyone who walked through her doors. The Uptown moved to Stanton in 2001. Roz was the heart and soul of The Uptown Eating Establishment.
During the Covid shutdown earlier this year, Roz was saddened to close the doors to The Uptown but continued to serve her beloved clientele with pick up and curbside service, working hard everyday despite suffering through the early symptoms of her illness.
Roz loved antiques and unique artwork and, over the years, she amassed an impressive collection of both. She was a patron of the arts and supported local artists of all mediums.
Roz was incredibly generous and beloved by many people. She was a true and loyal friend who unselfishly gave of herself. She was a founding sister of the Women’s Obligation Monthly Brunch group (WOMB) – a tightly knit group of women who have met for brunch for nearly 40 years. She was a member of the Milarepa Rangers.
Roz was proceeded in death by her mother and father, brothers-in-law Eddie Staib and Bernie Staib, nephew Bennie Staib, siblings Rebecca (Rogge) Renter, Randy Rogge, and sister-in-law Rose Rogge.
Roz is survived by her husband, Adam Staib, her twin brother Ronald Lamson, brother Terry (Vickie) Rogge, brother-in-law Gary Renter, nephews Robert (Erin) Lamson, Joseph Lamson, Evan (Jacqueline) Lamson, David (Sharon Trieste) Gates, Michael Gates; nieces Joanne (Brad) Lamson-Zautke, Libby (James) Darnell, Lisa (John) Calloway, Bonnie (Jerry) Schulz; nieces AmyAnn (Chad) Teske, Neile Rogge, and Sonja (Preston) Harris, and 23 great and 8 great-great nieces and nephews, and Lily her 19 year old cat.
Roz has been cremated and her celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being made by Home for Funerals and condolences and memorials can be sent there.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com
Graveside Services for Fay L. Paulson, age 90, of Norfolk, will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 17th at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Pastor Rick Bradley will officiate. Private Visitation for family and close friends will be 10:00 a.m. to noon, Monday, August 17th at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She died Thursday, August 13, 2020 at home.
Fay L. Paulson was born in Norfolk, NE on June 26, 1930 the daughter of George and Clara (Hedwig) Miller. Her brothers were Kingsley and Ray Miller. Fay married Norman M. Paulson in September of 1957. She worked as a telephone operator, moved to Albion, NE to farm, later moved back to Norfolk then to Papillion, NE. Fay returned to Norfolk, later working as a retail store manager and teaching tole and decorative art classes at Northeast.
She will be missed by her family and friends. But she is at peace now with her Lord and Savior in Heaven. Her family is comforted with this knowledge, and it also gives them peace.
Survivors include her three sons and their families; Paul and ex-wife Elaine and daughters Amber and Hailey; Mark and his wife, Christina and daughters Jenell and Janece; Max and his son and daughter, Luke and Rachael; five great-grandchildren, Gage, Ayden, Kaylynn, Meekah, Myloh
She was preceded in death by her husband Norman, mother Clara (Hedwig) Miller, father George Miller, brothers Ray Miller and Kingsley Miller, and granddaughter Jessica Stuthman.
Cards can be mailed to the Paulson’s home, 801 Pasewalk Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.
Funeral service for Donna M. Cox, 56, of Norfolk formerly of Stanton, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Rev. David Kipp and Rev. Jacob Tuma officiating the service. Burial will take place at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery rural Pierce. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, also at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Donna passed away at her home in Norfolk, with family by her side, on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Donna lost her life to a courageously fought battle of cancer for one and a half years. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Donna was born on November 7, 1963 in Norfolk, Nebraska to James “Galen” and Mary (Lenz) McKeown. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Pierce. She attended grade school in Pierce and graduated from Pierce High School in 1982 where she excelled in track.
Donna married Harlan Cox on June 9, 1984 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pierce. After marriage Donna and Harlan raised three children on an acreage east of Stanton. Donna worked for Thermal Design in Madison as a manager in shipping and receiving for many years. In 2006 the family moved to Norfolk. Donna was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She had a heart of gold, offering help and anyone who needed it. Donna enjoyed spending holiday’s with family and attending family events.
Donna was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pierce.
Survivors include her husband Harlan Cox of Norfolk, children Nick Cox of Norfolk, Sonya Cox of Norfolk, Colby (Michaela) Cox of Pierce, grandchildren Cayden, Hailee, Hudsyn, Kendall, Parker, brothers Mike (Dawn) McKeown of Bossier City, LA, Rick (Rose) McKeown of Carroll, Jamie (Dawn) McKeown of Pierce, and Jeremy (Anne) McKeown of Pierce. She was preceded in death by her parents James “Galen” and Mary.
Casket bearers will be Nick Cox, Colby Cox, Mike McKeown, Rick McKeown, Jamie McKeown, and Jeremy McKeown.
Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
Margaret Caroline (Sjoblom) Schellpeper was born April 4, 1918 to Fritz and Emma (Asplin) Sjoblom in the Bega neighborhood of Stanton County Nebraska. She left this life on Thursday July 30, 2020 at Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk.
She was raised along with her younger sister Thelma on a typical family farm from that era. She attended school at Bega and finished high school at Stanton Community Schools. She graduated in 1935. Margaret attended college in Lincoln and Omaha for about one year. She returned to Stanton and was employed by the USDA AAA office, after her college aspirations were cut short due to an economic setback experienced by her parents. A lightning storm claimed the lives of most of their dairy herd.
Margaret, quiet and reserved was wooed by the more social Fred Schellpeper and they married on June 14, 1941 at Madison, Nebraska. Fred was employed at the Stanton Printing Company (published the local paper) at that time. Eventually they were able to start a diversified farming enterprise in Northern Stanton County, with the help of Fritz and Emma. The core of the business was to purchase the Asplin Family Homestead farm, part of Margaret’s legacy.
Margaret and Fred raised a family. Three children were born to the marriage: Margo, Carole and Fred Jr.
Margaret and Fred lived on their farm until 2002, when they finally fully retired and moved to Norfolk. Fred passed in April 2004, and Margaret lived in their home until late 2015. She then moved to Heritage of Belair until she joined her parents, sister and husband.
This synopsis does not begin to describe the kind of person Margaret was and still is in the hearts of her family. Her quiet and steady influence will live on in those that she touched and all will miss her constant presence. The gifts she bestowed were earned and went deep in those that were blessed with her countenance.
Her grandparents, Oliver and Margaret Asplin, immigrated to this country in the mid to late 1800’s. From that legacy, which includes the land they claimed and improved, and still remains in the family’s care, a quiet determination was born.
Intelligence and hard work were it’s byproducts. In addition to Margaret and her sister Thelma being integral in successful agricultural enterprises locally an example of the family’s ability is expressed by one of their first cousin’s exploits in California. The cousin graduated first in his law school class at Cal-Berkeley and went on to a distinguished legal career.
Margaret had a strong religious faith that carried her through good and bad times. She believed in the fruits of the Christian philosophy and the discipline and ultimate reward that comes with it.
Margaret was a member and past president of the DF Chapter of PEO.
Margaret Caroline (Sjoblom) Schellpeper was preceded in death by her husband Fred, parents Fritz and Emma and sister Thelma (Sjoblom) Barr. She is survived by her children, Margo Marsh of Blair; Carole and husband Ward Curry of Lincoln; Fred Schellpeper Jr and wife Sandy of Norfolk; 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers…charitable donations to Stanton Public Library or Stanton Public Schools Foundation….
Maury A. Spence age 78 of rural Stanton, NE passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at his home. Memorial services will be held at a later date under the direction of the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE.
Maurice Austin Spence was born on July 10, 1942 in Norfolk, NE to Lynn and Mary (Schneider) Spence. He attended Stanton County Rural School District #13 and graduated from Stanton High School in 1960. Maury served in the U.S. Army Reserves and farmed the home place until the mid 1960’s. He moved to Lincoln where he worked on the grounds crew of Hillcrest Country Club and the Country Club of Lincoln and also sold golf course maintenance equipment for several years. He later worked for Landscapes Unlimited in Lincoln, working on golf courses all over the United States.
On August 11, 1990, he was united in marriage to Shirley (Duden) Krebsbach in Prairie Home, NE. Later that year they moved back the family farm near Stanton. Maury began driving truck for Abler Transfer of Norfolk. Later Shirley and he began operating Windmill Express for several years until retiring.
Maury was a member of the Pilger United Methodist Church, and the American Legion Riders of Norfolk. He enjoyed collecting toy trucks, music, where he sang at many funerals and weddings.
Wife-Shirley of rural Stanton, NE
Children- Greg Spence of Kansas City, MO
Ben Spence of Denver, CO
John and Kari Krebsbach of Albuquerque, NM and family-
Taylor and Thomas Leeper of Rio Rancho, NM
Savannah and Sean Ellenwood of Gainesville, FL
Steven and Tammy Krebsbach of Surprise, AZ and family-
Richard and Tabitha Krebsbach of Clovis, CA and children-Khalia, Karter, and Kolten
Brother-Terry and Gloria Spence of Stanton, NE
Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
Maury was preceded in death by his parents-Lynn and Mary Spence, sister-Marilyn Ladall, and a son-Michael Krebsbach.
NCelebration of life service for Robert G. "Bud" Dahlkoetter, 93, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2020 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk. Inurnment will be at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 16 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. #1644, and the United States Army Honors Guard. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Eastmont Towers Foundation Monarch Benevolent Care, 6315 O St., Lincoln, NE 68510. The memorial service and graveside service will both be streamed live on the Stonacek Funeral Chapel Facebook page. Bud died Thursday, March 19, 2020 at The Monarch Hospice and Care facility in Lincoln. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements. Robert "Bud" was born on May 18, 1926 in Pilger, Nebraska to William and Margaret (Rathman) Dahlkoetter. He was confirmed at the St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Stanton. He attended grade school at a rural district country school in Stanton County to the 8th grade. After Bud’s education, he lived on the family farm and helped his family. He joined the United States Army on January 19, 1946. Bud was honorably discharged on April 13, 1947 and he moved back to the family farm and continued farming with his family.
Bud married Lillian Agnes Prachyl on June 7, 1949 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanton. After marriage, Bud and Lillian lived on a farm in Stanton County from 1949-1953. They then moved to a farm South of McLean from 1953-1959. They moved back to Stanton County and farmed from 1959 until retirement. After retirement, Bud still enjoyed being on the farm. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and traveling in their motor home for 3 years, traveling to almost 50 states. Bud loved spending time and being with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Norfolk.
Survivors include his son Dean (Kris) Dahlkoetter of Norfolk, daughter Karen (Tim) Else of Belvidere, NE., 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his spouse Lillian died on January 29, 2017, parents William and Margaret, siblings Wilma Palmer, Ellen Dahlkoetter, Alvin Dahlkoetter, Ralph Dahlkoetter, Donald Dahlkoetter, and JoAnn Hrabak. Honorary casket bearers will be Isaac Else, Andy Else, Rob Marsh, Gabe Dahlkoetter, John White and Ryan Zwingman. Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
Melvon Arnold August Vollbrecht, age 100 of Stanton, died Tuesday June 23, 2020 at Stanton Health Center in Stanton, Nebraska. He was born August 6, 1919 in rural Stanton County to Herman and Retta (Patzel) Vollbrecht. Melvon was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
Melvon attended Stanton County District #55 and District #24. After 8th grade, he helped his father on the farm and later purchased it. He spent the rest of his life as a farmer until he moved into Stanton. He would drive his car out to the farm every day to check on his horses, pastures and the crops. He enjoyed riding his 4 wheeler and his horses well into his 90’s.
He was an ardent conservationist. He was among the first farmers to put in terraces and dams on ravines to stop erosion. He seeded native grass and planted shelterbelts. Native animals and birds soon found food and shelter. One of his proudest moments was when he had all the pastures returned to native grass. He went to work at the Stanton County Soil Conservation during the 1957 drought. He was a perfect fit with Russell Clocker and Sherman Throckmorton.
On February 2, 1942 he married Viola Long. They later divorced. He married Elsie Daum on April 20, 1964. They were later divorced. Viola and Elsie preceded him in death.
Melvon enjoyed farming, playing third base on the Union Creek team and most of all… dancing. He and Viola were avid dancers and were able to know Lawrence Welk and other famous band leaders. He and Elsie faithfully attended dances all over northeast Nebraska. Where there was a dance, there was Melvon and Elsie dancing away.
Survivors include Melvon’s six children Rose Ann and Terry Daniel of Meridian, ID; Arnold “Butch” and Donna Vollbrecht of Stanton; Nancy and Richard Hunt of Caldwell, ID; JoAnn Buckendahl of Kenesaw, NE; Don and Cindy Vollbrecht of Norfolk; and Ron Vollbrecht of Stanton.
Also surviving are Melvon’s four step-grandchildren Connie Sue and Leon Schultz; Dennis and LaJean Daum; Chris and Andy Noelle and Cindy Jansen.
His grandchildren; Nick, Cory and Teri Daniel; Heidi Hunt, Robin Ellingson, Richard Hunt and Jessica Durham; Todd and Tony Vollbrecht; Joe, Jeff, and Mindy Buckendahl and Tara Schmidt; Eric Schroeder and Jordan Schroeder; and number great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren.
Preceding Melvon in death include his parents Herman and Retta (Patzel) Vollbrecht and his 11 siblings Ervin, Elsie, LaVerna, Edna, Ruth, Raymond, Mirle, Herman August, Loretta, Calvin and Harley; his two wives and his great grandchild Kiefer Daniel.
Funeral Service Information:
COVID -19 protocols will be followed at funeral home and church. Church requires a facemask in order to attend funeral.
Funeral Services: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church - Stanton, NE
Date: Saturday June 27, 2020 – 10:00 A.M.
Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery - Norfolk, Nebraska
Military Rites: none
LIMITED ENTRY Visitation: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Friday at Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary – Stanton, NE
Officiating: Reverend Robert Schlismann
Music: Organist: Joyce Heller; Congregational Singing – “Amazing Grace” “The Old Rugged Cross”
Pallbearers: Don Vollbrecht, Ron Vollbrecht, Todd Vollbrecht, Tony Vollbrecht, Corey Daniel, Jordan Schroeder
Honorary Pallbearers : Lowell Schroeder, Eric Schroeder, Tim Reichmuth, Dan Patzel, Dan Brandl, Robert Brandl
LIVE webcasting of funeral hosted by St. John’s Lutheran Church and link found at our web portal www.johnsonfuneralhomes.net
Memorial service for Dorothy A. Byers, 86, of Columbus formerly of David City will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in David City. Social distancing at the service will be maintained. Dorothy passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 at her sisters residence in Stanton.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy was born on October 6th, 1933 on a farm south of Pilger, Nebraska to Louis W. and Dorothy E. (Blank) Belz. Her family moved to Stanton, Nebraska when she was 10 and she attended Stanton Public Schools. She was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stanton and became a lifelong member of the Lutheran faith.
She graduated from Stanton High School in 1951, and attended Wayne State College. She was an active member of Tau Beta Sigma, Honorary Band Fraternity, and a member of Beta Theta Chapter of the Kappa Pi Art Fraternity. She finished in 3 ½ years from Wayne State College with graduation in spring of 1955.
Upon graduation she spent her career teaching in Columbus, Norfolk, Hastings, Wolbach, Palmer, Scribner, and David City. Throughout her career she taught Art, Social Studies, Science, and was a Media Specialist. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority.
She married Samuel Byers in 1964 and spent many years following the Nebraska Cornhuskers to many of the games. She was an avid reader and spent time with her garden.
Survivors include stepsons Tim (Janet) Byers, Bill (Brenda) Byers, 3 step grandchildren, and 6 step great grandchildren, sister-in-law Barbara Belz, brother Larry (LoAnn) Belz, sisters Laurel Robins, Kathy Curran, and 17 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Samuel Byers, and a brother, Louis V. Belz.
Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
Funeral services for Sandra K. Horst, 74, of Stanton, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Faith Lutheran Church, in Stanton. Reverend Timothy Booth will officiate. Burial will be in the Stanton City Cemetery. Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.
Sandra passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on May 20, 2020.
Sandy was born on August 7, 1945, in Scribner, NE, the daughter of Herbert and Edna (Pittack) Kurz. She attended rural school before she graduated from Scribner High School. After graduation, Sandra was employed at the West Point Hospital before working at Faith Regional Health Services.
On November 30, 1969, Sandra married Gary C. Horst at Trinity Lutheran Church, of rural Scribner. The couple was blessed with three children. They farmed south of Wisner for several years before moving to a farm south of Pilger. Gary and Sandy continued to farm for over 20 years.
Sandy was very active in her church. She taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible Study and she was the Funeral Committee Chairwoman.
She was a volunteer caretaker for several elderly friends. Sandy enjoyed gardening, canning and caring for her flowers. They were active in their neighborhood card club.
Sandra is survived by her spouse of 50 years; their children—son, Ryan Horst, of Wisner, daughter, Karen (Ivan) Petersen, of Norfolk, their children Marshall, Mason and Kendra, daughter, Debra (Eric) Wegener, of Bassett, and their children, Aleksus, Clayton and Landen; one brother, Gene (Eunice) Kurz, of Oakland, and one sister, Joan Mayberry, of Brush, CO.
She was preceded by her parents and brother-in-law, Charles Mayberry.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.