Memorial Services for Arnold M. “Butch” Vollbrecht, age 75, of Stanton, will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Stanton. Reverend Robert Schlismann will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Stanton City Cemetery. Visitation with family will be Tuesday 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church. Face masks are required for the visitation and service. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Arnold Melvon was born March 18, 1946 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Melvon and Daisey Viola (Long) Vollbrecht. He was raised on the family farm and attended school at District 24 and Stanton High School.
On March 6, 1965, Butch married Donna Wolf in Stanton, Nebraska. The couple was blessed with two sons, Todd and Tony.
Butch was self-employed for the past 20 years. He served as a groundskeeper for the Stanton City Cemetery and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, retiring in 2018 due to health issues.
Also, he was a member of the Stanton Historical Society, a longtime member of AA, and a life long member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
He is survived by Donna Vollbrecht of Stanton, sons Todd (Amy) Vollbrecht and Tony (Amy) Vollbrecht both of Stanton, grandchildren Megan (Nathan) Wietfield, Nelson (Brianna) Vollbrecht, Sara (Grant) King, and Parker Vollbrecht, great grandchildren Taya Vollbrecht, Alyx Vollbrecht, and Callie Wietfeld, sisters Rose Ann (Terry) Daniel of Meridian, ID, Nancy (Dick) Hunt of Caldwell, ID and JoAnn Bucknedahl of Keneshaw, half-brothers Don (Cindy) Vollbrecht of Norfolk and Ron Vollbrecht of Stanton, sisters-in-law Barbara Koenig of Norfolk, Ramona Andersen of Stanton, Diane K. Wolf of Stanton, Diane M. Wolf of Norfolk, many nieces and nephews, and loving dog Toby.
Butch was preceded in death by his mother, Viola, who passed away in February of 2006, his father, Melvon, who passed away in July of 2020, and brothers-in-law Kenneth Koenig, Merlin Andersen, Ray Wolf, Jr, and Robert Wolf.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.
A Memorial Mass for Ronald “Ron” Lee Pohlman, 75, of Stanton, NE, will be Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Reverend Gregory Carl will be the celebrant. The visitation will be Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the church. A private family burial will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Home for Funerals in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Ron was born August 27, 1945 in Norfolk, NE to Alfred and Adeline (Klawonn) Pohlman. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1963. Ron married Gwen Stuchlik on July 10, 1965 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanton. He loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s events. His family, especially his grandchildren, were his pride and joy.
He had a way of keeping the grandkids engaged in what he was talking about and enjoyed teaching them new things. All the neighborhood kids were adopted by Ron and he would look out for them and treat them as his own. Ron worked at various places such as in construction, truck driving, and farming in Stanton County.
He is survived by his wife, Gwen Pohlman of Stanton, NE; children, Shawn Pohlman of Stanton, NE, Shantelle Pohlman of Omaha, NE, Shad (Amy) Pohlman of Stanton, NE, Seth (Monica) Pohlman of Stanton, NE, Shane Pohlman (Gabriel Estrada) of Omaha, NE, Shaelynne Pohlman (Kristen Boleski) of Topeka, KS; brother, Roger (Ilene) Pohlman of Story City, IA; eight grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, and infant daughter.
Rodger Dale Rabbass, 73, of Dodge, formerly of Norfolk, peacefully returned home to Jesus on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Methodist Fremont Health Hospital in Fremont.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave., in Norfolk, with the Rev. John E. Nelson Jr. officiating. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., Friday, March 5, also at the chapel. There was a family prayer service on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at the chapel. Interment was at the Stanton Cemetery, with military services provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, VFW Post 3602, American Legion Post 88 and the American Legion Riders. Home for Funerals was in charge of arrangements.
Rodger was born Jan. 22, 1948, in Pender, Neb., to Irene (Hansen) and Leroy Rabbass. He grew up with older brother, John, in the Leigh, Madison and Stanton areas. The two spent their childhood getting into mischief with each other and many cousins.
He attended Stanton High School, where he met the love of his life, Anna “Kathy” Kathleen Lipp, in 1964. He always said from the moment they met, he knew she was the one. From that moment, they were inseparable.
The longest time Rodger and Kathy were apart was during the time he spent serving in the U.S. Army. He left high school to enlist in the military, serving as a Sergeant in the Vietnam War from April 1967-April 1969. The psychological and physical toll of the war were burdens he carried his entire life. Still, he battled to overcome the many challenges those wounds left.
Rodger and Kathy married July 27, 1969, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in Fremont, Nebraska. The couple lived in Norfolk, where Rodger worked for Vulcraft for 24 years as a welder and rigger. He also worked as a truck driver at the Battle Creek Co-op. While in Norfolk, the family was members of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
In 1998, Rodger and Kathy moved to the Kansas City, Missouri, area, where Rodger drove truck for Robinson Delivery. He loved having the chance to see different areas of the city and nearby states. A connoisseur of Kansas City restaurants, lover of Kansas City sports, old Western movies and Law & Order, Rodger loved having family visit. One of his favorite memories was of the trip he and Kathy took to Alaska in 2009.
The couple lived in the Kansas City area until returning to Nebraska in October 2018, when they moved to Dodge, Neb.
Always fixing things, Rodger was known for his love of fixing cars and lawn mowers. He came from very humble beginnings, but was able to provide for Kathy and their five children. The couple also helped raise 4 of their grandchildren and 2 of their great-grandchildren. A strong-willed, determined man, he taught his children to never give up, whether it be in marriage, family or your health. He will always be known for his humor.
One of his proudest achievements was that he had been a recovering alcoholic for 38 years, thanks to Valley Hope and Bill W.
Rodger had a list of other proud achievements. Those include his five children, 15 grandkids and 5 great-grandkids.
Rodger and Kathy celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on July 27, 2020.
-Wife Kathy of Dodge.
-Daughter Traci Rabbass of Olathe, Kan.; and children Josie Rabbass of Ottawa, Kan.; Tyler (Samantha) Wieseler of Norfolk; Brady (Meaghan) Adams of Tonganoxie, Kan.; Hannah (special friend Austin Carter) Adams of Olathe; Jackson (special friend Sidney Vinzant) of Overland Park, Kan.; and Wyatt Adams of Olathe.
-Son, Troy of Dodge.
-Daughter Megan (Tracy) Stromberg and children Kade, Aubrey, Isaac, Isabella and Grace, all of Columbus.
-Daughter Mindy (Jamie) Dlouhy of Clarkson and children Kaitlyn (special friend Trevor Oeltjen) of Creston, Colyn and Hadley of Clarkson.
-Son Justin (Rebekah) and daughter Anna, all of Dodge.
-Furbaby Lady Bell.
-Mother in law, Dorothy Lipp of Wayne.
-Aunt Lillian Sondergaard of Grand Island, uncle Duane Hansen of Norfolk and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1986, mother in 1998, father-in-law Frank Lipp in 1983, brother John Rabbass in 2009 and sister-in-law Stephanie Rabbass in 2016.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Fremont hospital staff for their compassionate care, especially chaplain Scott, Dr. Ami Jones, Dr. Sukstorf, nurse Tara and the other third floor nurses. We pray you will be repaid for the kindness you showed our dear Rodger. God has given you all a great gift!
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.
A Celebration of Life service will be held this summer for Darlene Jean Wegner Sivesind, 63. of Santan Valley, Az., who died Feb. 18, 2021 at her home in Santan Valley.
Darlene J. Sivesind, daughter of Joyce and Dale Wegner of Stanton, was born on Aug. 12, 1957. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and she attended the Stanton Schools, graduating at Stanton High School in 1975. She also graduated in 1977 from Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
In 1979, she was united in marriage to Tim Sivesind of O’Neill and two children were born to this union. She was employed by United Parcel for 17 years in O’Neill, after which the family moved to Chandler, where she had own swimming pool cleaning business and later was employed at Home Depot. The couple later divorced.
Survivors include a daughter, Amy Ayer of Willmar, MN and a son, Tony (Morgan) Sivesind of Gilbert, AZ, a twin brother, Dale Wegner Jr. of Carson City, NV, a brother, Joe (Jeanne) Wegner of Fremont, NE and her parents, Joyce & Dale Wegner of Stanton.
Her remains will be buried in the Stanton Cemetery at a later date.
Kathleen J. Schiermeier, 2/10/1948 – 1/16/2021, was oreceded in death by parents Gene and Lorraine Busch; sister, Peggy Benson
Survived by, daughter, Shelley (Gary) McDonald; brother-in-law, Roger Benson; niece, Jennifer (Jason) Bahr; nephew, Craig (Jessie) Benson; dear friends, RoJeanne Tamborini, Nealy Freeman, honorary granddaughter Daisy Freeman, and many more dear friends.
Celebration of life: 11:00 a.m Thursday, January 21, 2021.
Visitation one hour prior at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Ardyce Arlene Zicht, age 92 of Stanton, died Saturday December 19, 2020 at Stanton Health Center in Stanton. She was born February 5, 1928 in rural Stanton County, Nebraska the daughter of Fred and Anna (Eggers) Broekemeier. She attended St. Matthews Lutheran School in rural Stanton County and was a 1946 graduate of Wisner High School at Wisner.
On March 11, 1951 Ardyce married Russell Zicht at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner. The couple made their home farming north of Wisner for 15 years and moved to Stanton in 1967. They were married 54 years when Russ passed away in 2005.
She was a bookkeeper for Stanton Public Schools until 1990 when she retired. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing bridge and many trips to Las Vegas with her friends. She enjoyed traveling which included a special trip with Russ to Germany to meet relatives and numerous trips to Hawaii. She was member of Faith Lutheran Church for over 50 years, a life member of V.F.W. Auxiliary of Post #3602 of Stanton and is Past President.
Survivors include 2 Children Jana Zicht of Stanton; Paula and Al Provorse of Omaha; 2 Grandchildren Al Provorse of Lincoln; Makenzie and Vincent Long of Maumelle, AR; 1 Great Granddaughter Sophia Long of Maumelle, AR; nieces and nephews.
Preceding Ardyce in death are her parents; husband Russell on May 9, 2005; 2 Brothers; and 2 Sisters.
Funeral Services for Melvern H. “Mel” Horst, age 89, of Stanton, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Reverend Ray Wilke will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, Stanton American Legion Post 88 and VFW Post 3602. Visitation will be one hour to service at the chapel. The Funeral Service will be live streamed on the Home for Funerals Facebook Page. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Melvern Harold was born on August 3, 1931 in Wisner, Nebraska to Emil and Helena (Steenkin) Horst.
Mel married Mary Jean Adelman on February 4, 1995 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk.
Mel lived on the farm all his life except for his time serving as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed farming and cattle feeding. Mel loved his Lord and was a member of Zion – St. John Lutheran Church in Wisner and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk. He was fond of his cats and dogs. Mel had a special place in his heart for the Orphan Grain Train.
He is survived by his wife Mary Jean, son Mark Horst of Wisner, step children Jeanne (John) Cabral of MA, Fran (Son) Adelman of MN, Chris (Deb) Adelman of Columbus, Jeff (Deb) Adelman of Columbus, Bob (Deb) Adelman of Columbus, and Dan (Diane) Adelman of Norfolk, and many special nieces and nephews.
Mel was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Leland and Ivan.
Memorials requested to the Orphan Grain Train.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.
Steven Colsden, age 67 of Norfolk, died Tuesday December 8, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Funeral services are pending at Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary in Stanton.
Private family services for Florence Carson age 91 of Pilger, NE will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE Interment will be in the Pilger Cemetery. Public visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Cooper Family Community Center in Pilger, NE.
Masks will be required while attending the visitation and the service will be recorded and can be found at www.facebook.com/minnickfuneralserviceinc.
Florence passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Stanton Health Center.
Florence Mae (Roenfeldt) Carson was born September 20, 1929 to William and Margaret (Splitgerber) Roenfeldt in Stanton, NE. On July 20, 1947, she was united in marriage to Keith R. Carson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk, NE. The moved to California shortly thereafter and returned to Northeast Nebraska in 1949 moving to Pilger in the early 1950’s. Florence was active with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger for many years. When the church was remodeled, she did a lot of staining in the new woodwork. Keith and Florence were always helping out at the church. She was mostly busy being a housewife and trying to raise four boys. She worked at the Rohrs plant in Norfolk and then began working as a clerk in the Pilger Post Office. She retired froth the post office in 1992.
Florence is survived by sons, Terry (Suzi) Carson of Gretna, NE, Gary (Pat) Carson of Pilger, NE, Leland (Laurie) Carson of Laurel, NE, and Tom (Wende) Carson of North Platte, NE, Grandchildren-Stephanie Carson, Aaron (Melanie) Carson, Kelli Carson (Mark), Scott (Hiliary) Carson, Jeremy (Carrie) Carson, Jill Carson (Jackson), Julie (Scott) Nielsen, Ben Carson, Jacque (Michael) Giese, Katie (Bryce) Andersen, Michelle Carson, and 21 Great Grandchildren. Also surviving her are her siblings; Sally Stuthman, Lavern Tillie Lehman, Walt (Janet) Roenfeldt, Lois (Keith) Jech, Lawrence (Caroline) Roenfeldt, Dorothy (Dallas) Anders, Clara (Dennis) Severa, and sister-in-law Rita Roenfeldt. She is also survived by a sister-in-law-Joan Carson, and brother-in-law Warren (Nancy) Carson. Florence was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Keith, brothers-Emil, Fritz, and Orville Roenfeldt, sisters-Marie (Wayne) Wendt, Mable (Alvin) Hartman, Hilda (Norman) Remm, Esther (Leonard) Sydow, and brothers-in-law-Henry Stuthman, Norman Lehman, and Ken Carson.
Florence always wanted to make sure you had something to eat before you left her house and after moving to the Nursing Home in 2018, always felt bad she couldn’t offer you something to eat. She always walked you out of the house when you were leaving, even in cold weather, and did the same at the nursing home, always wondering where you parked. She will be greatly missed at all of the family gatherings, which were very important to her.
Joseph Eugene Quinn, age 88 of Stanton, died Sunday December 6, 2020 at Stanton Health Center in Stanton. The memorial service will be at a later date under the direction of Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary in Stanton.
He was born September 30, 1932 at Valley, Nebraska the son of Martin and Grace (Rush) Quinn. He was a 1949 graduate of Albion High School.
Joe drove truck for Laddie Houdek of Stanton and McMullin transfer of Leigh. Joe entered the United States Air Force on December 17, 1952 and was honorably discharged on October 12, 1953.
On November 19, 1955 Joe married Betty Gaddie at the United Methodist Church in Logan, Iowa. The couple made their home south of Stanton and farmed until 1994 when the couple retired moving to Stanton. He was a member of New England Congregational United Church of Christ in Stanton and member of Stanton American Legion Post #88.
Survivors include his of 65 years, Betty Quinn of Stanton; 5 Children Kim Quinn of Lincoln; Sandy and Rod Zoubek of Stanton; Scott Quinn of Stanton; Jodi and Jim Kahnk of Ankeny, IA; Dean and (Joe’s favorite daughter-in-law) Jeanne Quinn of Stanton; 10 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; 2 Brothers Wayne Quinn of Omaha; Phil and LouAnn Quinn of Lincoln.
Preceding him in death are his parents, 1 Grandson Nathanial Zoubek; 1 Great Granddaughter Isabella Grace Quinn, 2 Brothers Delbert and Martin; 4 Sisters Dorothy, Vida, Margaret and Velda.