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Heinrich & Anna Marie (Gerdsen) Stover Family Group Sheet
 	Birth	23 Feb 1825	OLDENBURG, GERMANY
 	Marriage	bef 1861	GERMANY
 	Father	CHRISTOPHER STOVER (    -    )	
 	Mother	SOPHIA NAVER (    -    )
 	Birth	28 Apr 1832	GERMANY
 	Other spouse	JOHN D. KUHLMAN (1827-1917)	
 	Census	1900	NEBRASKA, DODGE, CUMING, 132B
 	Census	1910	NEBRASKA, DODGE, CUMING, 14A
 	Death	1 Jun 1951	NEBRASKA
 	Spouse	JOHANNA MATHILDE MAAS (1857-1904)	
 	Marriage	24 May 1887	CUMING COUNTY, NEBRASKA
 	Death	7 Sep 1948	BANNER, OKLAHOMA
 	Spouse	ANNA MARIE WIETING (1866-1929)	
 	Marriage	2 May 1888	CUMING COUNTY, NEBRASKA
 	Death	11 Apr 1945	 
 	Spouse	EDWARD WILLIAM PUEPPKA (1867-1936)	
 	Census	1930	NEBRASKA, DODGE, LOGAN, 181A & 181B
 	Spouse	OLIVER O. LARSON (1867-1927)	
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Obituary - Gilbert Bridges

The Fremont Tribune (On-Line)
March 22, 2006

Gilbert Dean Bridges, 74, of Fremont died Monday, March 20, 2006, at
A.J. Merrick Manor in Fremont. He was born July 24, 1931, in
Fremont, a gift of God to his parents, Edmund and Eva Dryden
Bridges. He was received into the Kingdom of God through Holy
Baptism on Oct. 19, 1939. Gil and Kay Meyer were married by the Rev.
Otto Wehrmann at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Scribner on Sept. 2,
1956. This also was where he reaffirmed his faith in God's baptismal
promise with the Rev. Wehrmann. They had been members of Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church since 1957.

He was a lifetime resident of Fremont except for his years serving
his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was
stationed in Korea, Japan and England and was honorably discharged
on Dec. 8, 1954. He was employed at Hormel Foods for more than 38
years, retiring in 1993, after which he worked part time in the
custodial department of Fremont Public Schools. He also had owned
and operated Bridges Painting and Roofing for several years. He was
a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 854 of Fremont, was an
avid golfer and member at Valley View Golf Course. 

Those who remain to grieve his loss and rejoice in his life are: his
wife, Kay; his sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Kimberley and
their children, Austin and Ethan, all of Nebraska City, and Jeff and
Sally of Lincoln.

Gil was called out of this life into eternal life as a gift of God's
grace through faith in Jesus Christ on March 20, 2006, at A.J.
Merrick Manor in Fremont at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 20
days, to receive the consummation of his baptism, the crown of
eternal life. Family and friends will celebrate these and all of
God's blessings with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1440 E. Military Ave., in Fremont. The
Revs. Timothy Anderson and Timothy Gierke will officiate. There is
no visitation. His body will be lovingly laid to rest in God's earth
to await in peace the day of the resurrection. This is the earthly
record of Gilbert Bridges. The heavenly record reads, “Blessed are
those who die believing in the Lord, for they will rest from their
hard work. The blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanses us from
every sin.” Memorial gifts may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church. Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont is in charge of



Obituary - Kay Bridges

Kay Bridges, 76, of Fremont passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug.
20, 2012, at A.J. Merrick Manor in Fremont.

She was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Scribner to Carl and Lillian (Larson)
Meyer. Kay graduated from Scribner High School in 1954. She married
Gilbert Bridges on Sept. 2, 1956, in Fremont. She worked at Gambles,
Hormel Foods and General Radiology before retiring in 2004.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont. As her
loved ones know, she was an avid Nebraska Husker football fan.

She is survived by son, Jeff (Holly) Bridges and step-
granddaughters, Samantha and Jessica, and great-step-grandson,
Brody; and son, Mike (Kimberly) Bridges and their two children,
Austin and Ethan.

Per Kay’s wishes there will not be a funeral, only a small, private
memorial service.

Kay chose to participate in the advancement of medical education and
research, which is truly commendable. This is a significant
contribution to future generations for which money cannot substitute
and which perpetuates an individual’s usefulness to society past
their lifetime. Each participant will train not less than four new
health professionals and the valuable data gained from each study
may assist in advancing the treatment, or alleviation, of various
diseases or physical afflictions. What more fitting memorial can one
leave behind than a medical contribution capable of ensuring life
and health for thousands, among them perhaps one’s own children and

Memorials may be directed to Relay for Life of Dodge County.

Kay Bridges


Obituary - Gertrude Larson Conklin

The Hooper Sentinel 
August 16, 1962

Mrs. Gertrude Conklin Is Laid To Rest

The funeral of Mrs. Gertrude Conklin, 67, of Craig was held in the
Elim Lutheran Church Wednesday, with pastor Emory E. Pokrant of
Oakland officiating.  Mrs. Orville Bergquist was organist and Mrs.
Marguerite Buck, soloist.

Burial was in Elim Cemetery.  Pallbearers were John Rouse and Dean
Snow of Craig; Barton Strand of Uehling; and Harold Bergquist,
Julian Lindgren and Hans Larsen.

The deceased, daughter of Oliver O. and Mattie Larson was born in
Burt County, Nov. 18, 1894, and moved to Swaburg with her parents
at the age of nine.  She attended Swaburg School.

Baptized in 1896 at St. John's Lutheran Church, she was confirmed
at Elim with the class of 1915.  For a number of years she was
employed at the Brandert Store in Winslow.  She had resided on a
farm near Craig following her marriage on May 19, 1920 to Dewey
(Duke) Conklin, who preceded her in death.

Her death occurred August 4 at the Oakland Hospital after having
suffered a stroke at her home in Craig a week earlier.

Survivors include brothers, Walter Larson of Uehling, John Larson
of Craig and Elmer Larson of Scribner; sisters, Mrs. Carl Meyer
(Lillian) and Mrs. Blanche Popken of Scribner; and several nieces
and nephews.  A sister, Mrs. Harry Wagner (Luella) preceded her in
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Obituary - Gertrude Larson Conklin

Gertrude Conklin Rites Wednesday  

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Conklin, age 67 of Craig were
held in the Elim Lutheran Church at Swaburg Wednesday with
Palmquist Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She died the
preceding Saturday (August 4, 1962) at the Oakland Memorial

Gertrude Marie Larson, daughter of the late Oliver and Mattie
Larson was born on a farm northwest of Uehling Nov.18, 1894. She
was baptized in that area's St. John's Lutheran Church. When she
was nine years old the family moved to their farm in Swaburg, where
she attended school dist. 17.

She became a member of the Elim Lutheran Church following her
confirmation with the class of 1915. She resided on a farm in the
Craig area following her marriage May 19, 1920 to Dewey Conklin,
who preceded her in death.

Survivors include three brothers, Walter of Uehling, John of Craig
and Elmer of Scribner: two sisters, Mrs. Carl Meyer and Mrs.
Blanche Popken of Scribner: a number of nieces and nephews. One
sister, Mrs. Harry Wagner preceded her in death.

Pastor Emory E. Pokrant of the First Lutheran Church of Oakland
officiated at the services. Mrs. Alvis Petersen, accompanied the
soloist, Mrs. Marguerite Buck. Norman A. Petersen and Gordon Nelson
served as ushers.

Pallbearers were John Rouse and Dean Snow, Craig: Barton Strand,
Uehling: Harold Berquist, Julian Lindgren and Hans Larsen, Swaburg.
Interment was in the Elim Cemetery.


Biography - History of William and Martha (Stover) Jacobs

We believe Mother and Dad got acquainted at the wedding and dance,
of Herman Schellstede and Matilda Stover, on May 14 1925.   Matilda
was Mother’s sister.  Dad and Mother probably did know each other,
as Mother was confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Okarche at the age
of 17.  This was Dad’s home church.  They were married May 12, 1926,
at the Lutheran church in Okarche.  They lived on the Jacobs home
place, with Dad’s parents until Grandpa bought a home in Okarche.

All three children were born on the farm at Okarche.  Mother became
quite ill in 1939 with blood poisoning.   Dolores and Dorothy lived
with Aunt Mollie, Aunt Katie, and Grandpa for some time because Dad
couldn’t do it by himself.  Aunt Katie stayed for a period of time
at the home after Mother finally got out of the hospital.  In 1941,
the family moved to Piedmont as the estate was settled on Dad’s
family home place.  Thru the help of Mother’s family again, Dad was
able to get started farming.

All the children graduated from high school at Piedmont.

In 1946, Verden was severely burned in a tractor fire, and had a
history of high blood pressure from that time.

Dad a a slight heart attack in 1960, and 1961, they retired to El
Reno.  Mother had severe strokes in 1973 which left her unable to do
for herself.  Dad was so faithful and dedicated to her during the 7
years of her illness.  He went to the nursing home each day to feed
her, and care for her.  His sister, Ida Schieber, was in the same
room most of those years, so he and Uncle Fred spent many days
together there.  Shortly after Mother passed on in 1980, Dad was
diagnosed with cancer.  He lived 13 months after Mother.  Our
brother, Verden died in between with a heart attack.

We are very thankful for our Christian upbringing and the sacrifices
which Mother ad Dad made.  We always attended church together,
unless the roads were too bad to go.  Church life and Christian
ideals were most important to both of them.

Dolores A. Lester 
Dorothy C. Jacobs


Obituary - Anna Marie Gerdson Stover Kuhlman

Name on Tombstone = Kuhlman, Anna M. 
Dates on Tombstone = 04-28-1832   05-25-1918

The Oakland Independent 
May 31, 1918

Grandma Kuhlman of Uehling, for many years a resident of Kerl
Township died on Monday morning.  She was ill four or five days with
pneumonia.  Mrs. Kuhlman was the mother of banker John Kuhlman.


Anna Marie Gerdsen was born on April 28, 1832 in Oldenburg, Germany.
She married Heinrich Stover in Germany and they had 3 children born
to them there:
1. John Henry on Nov. 5, 1861 at Dötlingen, Oldenburg
2. John Bernhardt on Dec. 26, 1863 at Sandhatten, Oldenburg and 
3. Kate in 1867 at Oldenburg.
The family emigrated to the USA in 1868 and settled in Dodge County,
Nebraska. A daughter, Mattie Gesina, was born here on March 15,
1870. Heinrich died on July 6, 1875 and is buried at the St. Paul's
Cemetery, north of Hooper, NE.  Anna then married John D. Kuhlman on
July 9, 1879 at St. John's Lutheran Church north of Hooper, NE (Burt
County License). John and Anna had no children, however, John had a
2 year old son, John D. G., from his prior marriage.  John D. G.
Kuhlman was born on July 7, 1877 in Burt County, NE.  They farmed and
later lived at Hooper, NE and Uehling, NE.  Anna died on May 25, 1918
and is buried at St. Paul's Cemetery in Burt County, Nebraska.

Shown below are the spouses of the Stover/Kuhlman children;
1. John Henry Stover married Johanna Maas in 1887.
2. John Bernhardt Stover married Anna Marie Wieting in 1888.
3. Kate Stover married Edward Pueppka in 1891.
4. Mattie Gesina Stover married Oliver O. Larson in 1893.
5. John D. G. Kuhlman married Louisa Munderloh in 1899.

1870 US Census: Nebraska - Dodge County - Logan, Page 14
Stove,  Henry  50 m w farmer Prussia 
        Anna   35 f w 
        Mary   16 f w
        Henry  15 m w
        John   12 m w


Obituary Dean O. Larson

Dates = 1934-1997 Deane Oliver Larson Deane Oliver Larson, 62, of Elk River, MN, died March 1, 1997 at his home. He was born Sept. 27, 1934 to Elmer and Irene (Schellenberg) in Scribner. He was a member of United Lutheran Church in Scribner. He married Saralou Archer June 27, 1963 in Indianapolis, IN. They lived in Danville, IN, Northfield, MN, Norman, OK, and Elk River, MN. He worked at the Air Traffic Control Center in Farmington, MN, and the Air Traffic Control Academy in Norman, OK, and the Air Traffic Control training facility in Eden Prairie, MN. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife, sons-Scott and his wife Ingrid, Kevin and his wife Laurie: daughters-Sandy and her husband Greg Olson, Linda Johnson (Steve Purzner), Kim Larson and Claudia Larson; 12 grandchildren-Paul, Shannah, Kenora, Matt, Lizzi, Joshua, Hannah, Melissa, Michael, Neil, Kristin, and Eric. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Diane and Pamela. The funeral service was Thursday, March 6 at United Methodist Church of Elk River with Gene Rick officiating. Memorials preferred to Autism Behavior Therapy Alliance, 1532 University Ave. W. #101-110, St. Paul, MN 55104 (Deane's first wife was Janice. Their children are Scott, Kim, and Claudia. Kevin is the son of Deane and Sarah. Sandy and Linda are Sarah's daughters from her first marriage. Lo237pic LARSON, DEAN O. ****************************************************************** Obituary - Elmer Oliver Larson The Scribner Rustler July 7, 1976 Elmer Larson, 63, Dies July 4 Elmer Larson, 63, died Sunday, July 4, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha. He was born Feb., 5, 1913 near Uehling. On March 13, 1934, he was married to Irene Schellenberg at Logan, Iowa. The couple farmed east of Scribner until 1972 when they moved into Scribner. Survivors include his wife, Irene, son, Deane of Northfield, Minn., daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Diane) Weitzenkanp, of Conrad, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; brother, John Larson of Uehling; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Meyer and Mrs. Blanche Popken, both of Scribner; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Jane, in 1968. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church, with Rev. Wayne Barthel officiating. Burial will be in the Scribner Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Spear Funeral Home Wednesday, July 7, from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until time of the services. l0223pic LARSON, ELMER OLIVER ****************************************************************** Obituary - Irene Schellenberg Larson The Scribner Rustler January 29, 1992 Irene Larson Dies Thursday Irene Larson died on Thursday, Jan. 23, 1992 at Bishop Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. She was born Dec. 24, 1915 in rural Scribner to Otto and Jennie Melcher Schellenberg. She graduated from Scribner High School in 1934. On March 13, 1934 she was married to Elmer Oliver Larson. She was a lifetime resident of the community, living on a farm east of Scribner until moving to town in 1971. She was employed at Lee's Market for 15 years, retiring in 1977. Irene was interested in needlework and art work. She was a freehand artist and painter, and an accomplished piano player. She was a member of the United Lutheran Church. She is survived by one son, Deane Larson, who resides at 9820 Creek View Circle; Rogers, Minnesota 55374; also 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband on July 4, 1976, 2 daughters, Pamela Larson and Diane Weitzenkamp. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date, at United Lutheran Church with Rev. Frezil and Rev. Douglas Westerlund officiating. Katherine Boshult will be organist and Georgiene Ebel and Betty Poppe will sing "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", and "In the Garden". The body was cremated. Spear-Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Obituary - Irene G. Schellenberg Larson Irene G. Larson Scribner - Irene G. Larson, 76 of Scribner died Jan. 23, 1992 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. Irene Schellenberg was born Dec. 24, 1915, in rural Dodge County. She was a 1934 graduate of Scribner High School. She grew up on a farm east of Scribner and was a lifetime resident of the Scribner area. She moved into the town of Scribner in 1971. She was a member of United Lutheran Church in Scribner. She was employed at Lee's Market in Scribner, retiring in 1977. She also was an artist and piano player. She married Elmer Larson March 13, 1934, in Scribner. He died July 4, 1976. Survivors include a son, Deane of Rogers, Minn.: 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters. Private family memorial services are planned for a later date. The body was cremated. Spear-Johnson Funeral Home in Scribner is in charge of arrangements. LARSON, IRENE G. ****************************************************************** Obituary - John R. Larson John Larson dies at Age 90 Funeral services for John Larson were held Mon., Nov. 9, 1992 at Elim Lutheran Church of Swaburg. He died November 6 at Oakland Heights Nursing Home at the age of 90. The Rev. Mark Eldal officiated at the service. Edna Bergquist was organist and Nick Janssen was soloist. Pallbearers were Bob Freberg, Ramon Janssen, Jim Graver, Gilbert Bridges, Kent Popken and Sidney Claussen. Interment was at the Swaburg cemetery with Warne-Johnson Funeral Home in charge. Larson was born April 8, 1902 in Burt County. He attended Swaburg school and farmed east of the Swaburg area, retiring in 1969 when he moved to Uehling. He was a member of Elim Lutheran Church of Swaburg. Larson married Clara Graver Dec. 30, 1930 at Swaburg. Survivors include his wife and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walt and Elmer; and four sisters, Gertie Conklin, Luella Wagner, Lillian Meyer and Blanche Popken. johnlarson John R. Larson Note: John Realph sent this picturee to me on March 4, 2001. l0222pic
John & Clara Larson
May 12, 1987
LARSON, JOHN ROOSEVELT ****************************************************************** Obituary - Mattie Stover Larson The Hooper Sentinel April 22, 1948 Funeral services well be conducted this afternoon for Mrs. Mattie Larson, 78 year-old resident of the Swaburg community, who passed away at her farm home Sunday, April 18, following an illness. Services are scheduled at 1:30 o'clock at funeral chapel of Wollmer & Warne followed by services at the Elim Lutheran church at Swaburg with Rev. Drell Bernhardson in charge. Pallbearers are Ernest Strand, Julian Lindgren, Hans Larson, Carroll Johnson, Harold Berquist and Orville Berquist. Music will be furnished by Miss Luella Sampson and Mrs. Drell Bernhardson accompanied by Mrs. Alvis Petersen. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Mrs. Larson was born in Dodge county March 15, 1870, and was united in marriage to Oliver O. Larson on March 23, 1893. She resided in this area all her life. Her husband preceded her in death in 1927. Surviving are three sons, Walter of Uehling, John of Craig, and Elmer of Scribner; four daughters, Mrs. Harry Wagner, Hooper; Mrs. Gertrude Conklin of Craig; Mrs. Carl Meyer, Scribner, and Mrs. Herman Popken, Scribner; two brothers, John Stover of El Reno, Okla., Henry Stover of Scribner, and eight grandchildren. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Obituary - Mattie Stover Larson The Hooper Sentinel April 29, 1948 Rites Held for Mattie Larson Funeral services were held Thursday for Mrs. Mattie Larson, Swaburg resident for nearly half a century, whose death occurred at her home on Sunday evening, April 18, following a lengthy illness. The recessional service at the Wollmer & Warne Funeral Chapel in Hooper was followed with the formal service at the Elim Lutheran church in Swaburg. The officiating pastor, Rev. Drell E. Bernhardson, spoke words of comfort from the text, "Let not your heart be troubled". Mrs. Bernhardson and Miss Luella Sampson sang two of Mrs. Larson's favorite hymns, "Rock of Ages" and "In the Sweet By and By". Mrs. Alvis Petersen presided at the organ. Interment was in the family plot in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Harold and Orville Berquist, Hans Larsen, Julian Lindgren, Ernest Strand and Carroll Johnson. In tribute to the memory of Mrs. Larson, memorial donations were given by the Elim Lutheran Ladies Aid Society and by friends and neighbors to the Bethphage Mission at Axtell and to the Elim Lutheran Memorial fund, and by the Uehling American Legion and Uehling friends to the Uehling Memorial Auditorium fund. The beautiful floral offerings and the large attendance at the service also bore testimony to the esteem in which the departed one was held. As Mattie Gesina Stover, daughter of John Henry Stover and Anna Marie Gererdson, the deceased was born March 15, 1870, in the community of Dodge county then known as Logan. She was baptized and confirmed by Rev. Fricke in the St. Paul Lutheran church. On March 23, 1893, she was united in marriage at West Point to Oliver O. Larson, prominent Logan township resident. They established their home on a farm in Cuming township, Burt county, where they resided until 1903, when they moved to the present home in Swaburg. Mr. Larson passed away on December 25, 1927. Mrs. Larson was a member of the Elim Lutheran church at Swaburg and an honorary member of the Elim Ladies Aid Society, in which organization she had spent many years of active and faithful service. A good friend and neighbor, she will ever be remembered for her many deeds of kindness and the friendly hospitality of her home. She was aged 78 years, 1 month and 3 days. She leaves to mourn her passing, seven children: Mrs. Gertrude Conklin, of Craig, Walter Larson, of Uehling, Mrs. Harry Wagner, of Swaburg, John Larson, of Craig, and Mrs. Carl Meyer, Mrs. Herman G. Popken and Elmer Larson, of Scribner, also eight grandchildren, Karen and Linda Larson, Harry and Duane Wagner, Kay Meyer, Kent Popken and Dean and Diane Larson. Surviving her also are two aged brothers, John Stover, of El Reno, Okla., and Henry Stover, of Scribner. Besides her husband and parents, a sister also preceded her in death.

Christmas 1942
Standing: Harry H. Wagner, Lillian Meyer, Clara Larson, John R. Larson, Elmer Larson,
M. Harry Wagner, Duane O. Wagner, Carl Meyer
Seated: Kay Meyer, Blanche Popken, Herman Popken, Karen Larson, Walter Larson,
Mattie Larson, Gertrude Conklin, Luella Wagner, Velva Larson
Not in Photo: Irene Larson, Dean Larson, Diane Larson


Obituary - Oliver O. Larson

Oliver Larson Attack Victim Township Assessor dies at Uehling

Uehling, Dec. 27.-Oliver O. Larson, a prominent farmer of the
Swaburg community and township assessor for several years, died
Sunday morning at six o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. A. J.
W. Koehler, in Uehling. Mr. Larson was stricken with a heart attack
late Saturday evening.

He was born July 27, 1867, on a farm five miles south of Uehling,
and was married March 30, 1893, to Miss Mattie Stover of West
Point. The wife and seven children survive, the children being as
follows: Mrs. Duke Conklin of Craig, Walter Larson of Uehling, Mrs.
Harry Wagner of Hooper, John Larson, Lillian Larson, Blanche Larson
and Elmer Larson, all at home. Mr. Larson was an active member of
the Mission church and was an enthusiastic Sunday school worker and
teacher. He figured prominently in public affairs, having served at
various times as a member of the township board and was township
assessor at the time of his death. He was a candidate for county
assessor a few years ago.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock from
the home at Swaburg and at two o'clock from the Elim Lutheran
church of Swaburg, burial being made in the church cemetery. 
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Oliver Larson Buried Tuesday

Swaburg, Dec 29.-The funeral of the late Oliver O. Larson, who died
in Uehling Sunday morning, was held Tuesday afternoon with a short
prayer service at the family home here followed by the formal
service at the Elim Lutheran church, Rev. Arnold Thoren had charge
of the services.

Mrs. Arnold Thoren and Miss Luella Sampson rendered two vocal
numbers. A large assemblage of relatives and friends gathered to
pay their last tribute to Mr. Larson who had long been a prominent
member of the community.

Burial was made in the family lot in the cemetery adjoining the
church. The pallbearers were: Andrew Bowman, Charles Lindgren,
Andrew Olson, Frank Peterson, Andrew Erickson and Eric Olson.  
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Obituary - Oliver O. Larson

The Hooper Sentinel 
December, 29, 1927

Swaburg Community saddened by Death of O. Larson

The Swaburg community was shocked and greatly saddened on Christmas
morning upon learning of the sudden death of one of its most
prominent and much esteemed citizens, Oliver O. Larson.

Mr. Larson, who was apparently in his usual good health, had made a
trip to Uehling, Saturday, to spend the evening. At eleven o'clock,
he began to make preparations to return home when he was suddenly
stricken with a heart attack, which was so severe that it was
impossible to take him to his home, so he was removed to the home
of his sister, Mrs. A. J. W. Koehler. He regained consciousness and
was able to converse with the attending physician and with those
about him, but later suffered a second attack and the final summons
came at 5:50 o'clock, just at the dawning of Christmas day.

Oliver O. Larson, the oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver
Larson, was born on the homestead one-half mile south of Uehling,
on July 27, 1867, and passed away at Uehling on December 25, 1927,
at the age of 60 years, 4 months and 28 days. He was baptized in
the home of his parents by a Mission pastor and in his youth taught
a class in Sunday School for several years. He attended the Fremont
Norman College and was one of Swaburg's pioneer school masters.

On March 20, 1893, he was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Stover,
at West Point, and they established their first home in Cuming
Township in Burt County, later moving to Swaburg which has since
been the family home.

The deceased, who was a man of keen intellect, was one of Swaburg's
most public-spirited citizens, being interested in all movements
pertaining to the welfare of the community. He was possessed of a
jovial and congenial personality and was a good friend and
neighbor, one who will be greatly missed in Swaburg's circle of

Mr. Larson took an active part in politics and was widely known
throughout Dodge county, having been a candidate for assessor
several years ago, when he polled a large vote of confidence from
his friends. For the past several years he had been the very
efficient assessor for Logan township, which office he held at the
time of his demise. When a resident of Burt county in the early
days, he held a similar office there. He was a man of integrity,
and always earned the special commendation of his superior officers
in the work. He was also much interested in school affairs, and for
many years served as the able director of the Swaburg school

There remain to mourn his passing, the wife and seven children,
Gertrude (Mrs. D. E. Conklin) of Craig; Walter, of Uehling; Luella
(Mrs. Harry Wagner) of Hooper; and John, Lillian, Blanche and
Elmer, of Swaburg. Surviving him also are two grandsons and four
brothers, Daniel of Fremont; Andrew, of Hooper; Harvey, of Swaburg;
and Ed. of Chicago; and four sisters, Mrs. W. H. Realph, of
Swaburg; Mrs. A. J. W. Koehler, of Uehling; Mrs. Carl Kammerer of
North Bend; Mrs. Bert Woodruff, of Julesburg, Colorado.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with a short service at the
late home, followed by the formal service at the Elim Lutheran
church, interment being made in the family lot in the church

The passing of this respected citizen is made double sad, coming at
the Christmas season, his death occurring also on the birthday
anniversary of the daughter Blanche.

With his taking away, the first link in the family chain has been
broken, and the entire community is joined in extending sincerest
sympathy to the sorrowing ones. 
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For the Uehling, NE Centennial Book to be Published in 2006

Oliver O. and Mattie (Stover) Larson

Oliver O. Larson was born on the homestead of his parents, Lars and
Anna (Olson) Larson, in Section 10, Township 20N of Range 8E on
July 27, 1867.  Before his marriage Oliver was a school teacher,
and after his marriage he was a farmer.  His additional interests
included being a Logan Precinct appraiser, a 1910 US Census taker,
a violin player and an amateur photographer.

Mattie Gesina Stover was born west of Logan Creek in Dodge County,
Nebraska on March 15, 1870 to Heinrich and Anna Marie (Gerdsen)
Stover. Mattie was the only child of Heinrich and Anna Marie Stover
to be born in the USA, the other children; John Henry (1861-1951),
John Bernhardt (1863-1948), and Kate Pueppka (1867-1945) were born
in Oldenburg, Germany.  The Stover family emigrated to the USA in
1870.  Mattie's father, Heinrich Stover, died on July 6, 1875, and
is buried at St. Paul's Cemetery north of Hooper, NE. Mattie's
mother, Anna Marie, married John D. Kuhlman on July 9, 1879 at St.
John's Lutheran Church north of Hooper, NE.  Anna Marie died on May
25, 1918 and is buried at a small cemetery northwest of Uehling,
but in Burt County.

Oliver O. Larson and Mattie Gesina Stover were married on March 20,
1893 at West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska.  The marriage was
performed by Cuming County Judge Franklin Manning and witnessed by
C. L. Stockman and Christena Larson.  Oliver was one of the first
Swedish boys from east of the Logan Creek to marry a German girl
from west of the Logan Creek. Both spoke the native language of
their parents while at home, but after her marriage Mattie never
spoke German again.

Oliver and Mattie farmed in Burt County near the present town of
Uehling for several years.  In June, 1902 Oliver and Mattie Larson
purchased a 130 acre farm one mile south of Elim Lutheran Church
and 3/4 of a mile east in Section 25 from John Soll for $59 an
acre.  They moved onto this farm in the spring of 1903. After
several years the family was too large for the farm house and the
house was enlarged.  The carpenter that did the work was Lynn
Bullock.  After Mattie's death the farm was sold to settle the
estate and the farm was purchased by Nels Nelson.  The farm house
was destroyed by fire in 1991.

Oliver and Mattie had seven children: (1) Gertrude (1894-1962)
married Dewey Conklin, no children; (2) Walter Henry (1897-1968)
married Velva Williams, they had 2 daughters, Karen and Linda; (3)
Luella (1899-1951) married M. Harry Wagner, they had 2 sons, Harry
and Duane; (4) John (1902-1992) married Clara Graver, they had no
children; (5) Lillian (1904-1979) married Carl Meyer, they had 1
daughter, Kay; (6) Blanche (1910-1977) married Herman Popken, they
had 2 children, Kent and Jane; and (7) Elmer (1913-1976) married
Irene Schellenberg, they had 1 son, Deane and 2 daughters, Diane
and Pamela.

Oliver O. Larson, 60, died from a heart attack at the home of his
sister, Mrs. August Koehler, in Uehling, NE on December 25, 1927.
He was buried at the Swaburg Cemetery.  Mattie G. Larson, 78, died
from cancer on March 20, 1948 at her farm home, and she was buried
at the Swaburg Cemetery.  Their seven children are also buried in
the family plot at the Swaburg Cemetery. 
The Oliver O. Larson farmhouse in Logan Township, Dodge County,
Nebrakska. Sold to Nels Nelson in
1948, destroyed by fire in 1991.



Obituary - Pamela Jane Larson

The Scribner Rustler 
October 3, 1968

Rites Held Wednesday For Pamela Larson, 19

Miss Pamela Jane Larson, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Larson,
died at the West Point hospital Sunday, Sept. 29.  She had been ill
since March 1968.

Pamela was born March 18, 1949.  She attended grade school at Dist.
35 and graduated from Scribner High School in 1967.

While in high school she was a cheerleader all 4 years, was a
member of the band and small instrumental groups, and vocal groups.
She was vice president of her Junior class.

She attended the university of Nebraska and was employed by the
Woodmen Accident and Life in Lincoln.

Miss Larson was baptized, confirmed and was a member of the United
Lutheran Church of Scribner.

She is survived by her parents; one sister, Mrs. Ronald (Diane)
Weitzenkamp; one brother, Deane Larson; and her maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schelenberg.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the United
Lutheran Church with Rev. Frederick Jullfs officiating. Burial was
in the Scribner Cemetery with Spear Funeral Home in charge of

Mr. Orville Von Seggern sang and Mrs. John Lamberty was organist.

Pallbearers were David Dostal, Leland Thomas, Lyle Muller, Larry
Moeller, Sam Rexin and Kenneth Zrust.  Honorary pallbearers were
Patty Wolsleger, Susan Robart, Jean Kelly, Beverly Mauch, Linda
Gerths, and Mary Boschult. 


Obituary - Walter Henry Larson

The Fremont Tribune
September 16, 1968

Walter Larson Services Slated

Uehling - Services for Walter H. Larson, 71, who died Saturday at
Oakland, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at United Church of Christ in
Uehling.  Rev. D. J. Bosworth will officiate.

Mr. Larson was born Feb. 10, 1897, in Oakland.  He had lived in
Uehling since 1917 and worked for Monnich Sodeling Implement Co. for
over 40 years.  He married the former Velva Williams in Fremont May
16, 1934.  She survives.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge 91 of
Oakland, and a charter member of L. Noble Lund American Legion Post
in Uehling.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sidney (Karen) Claussen,
Fremont; Mrs. Gerald (Linda) Naber, Millard; two brothers, John,
Craig; Elmer, Scribner; two sisters, Mrs.  Carl (Lillian) Meyer and
Mrs. Blanche Popken, both of Scribner; four grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, 1-9 p.m., at Wollmer & Warne Funeral
Home in Hooper and Wednesday from noon until time of services.

Burial will be in Elim Lutheran Church at Swaburg.

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The Hooper Sentinel 
September 19, 1968

Services Are Held Wednesday For Walter H. Larson

Funeral services for Walter H. Larson of Uehling were held
Wednesday, at the United Church of Christ in Uehling. The Rev. D. J.
Bosworth officiated.  Mrs. Marguerite Buck was soloist, accompanied
by Mrs. Harvey Hilbers, organist.

Active pallbearers were Charles Brandenburg, James Clough, Maynard
Engdahl, Frank Khoer, Owen Mitchell and Leonard Witte.

Honorary Pallbearers included Leonard Beard, LeRoy Eastberg, John
Meyer, Clifton Uehling, Wayne Uehling, and Sherman Westlin.

Interment was in Elim Lutheran Church Cemetery under the direction
of Wollmer & Warne Funeral Home.

Military graveside services were conducted by the L. Noble Lund
Legion Post of Uehling, of which Mr. Larson was a charter member.

Mr. Larson was born Febr. 10, 1897 near Oakland to Oliver and Mattie
Stover Larson.  He had been employed as a mechanic my Monnich &
Soderling Implement Co., for over 40 years before he retired.  He
was married to Velva Williams, and had resided in Uehling since

Mr. Larson passed away at the Oakland Hospital Saturday at the age
of 71 years, seven months and four days.

A veteran of World War I, Mr. Larson was a member of the AF & AL
Masonic Lodge No. 91 at Oakland, and a past member of the 40 et 8.

Surviving are his wife, Velva; two daughters, Mrs. Sidney (Karen)
Claussen of Fremont and Mrs. Gerald (Linda) Naber of Millard; two
brothers, John of Craig, and Elmer of Scribner; two sisters, Mrs.
Carl (Lillian) Meyer and Mrs. Blanche Popken, both of Scribner; four
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Obituary - Anna Stover Luebker

The Oakland Independent 
June 25, 1970


Mrs. William Luebker Funeral to be Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. William (Anna) Luebker, 80, will be held
Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m. at the West Side United Methodist
Church. Pastor Dwight Gamnel will officiate. Burial will be in the
West Side Cemetery.

Mrs. Luebker died at St. Francis Memorial hospital in West Point

Palmquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
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July 2, 1970 

Mrs. William (Anna) Luebker, died the preceding Wednesday at West
Point. Anna Gesine Henrietta Stover Luebker, the daughter of John
Henry Stover and Johanna Mass Stover was born on August 28, 1889
near Scribner, NE. She was married on Feb. 23, 1916. They had 1
son, Vernon. Both her husband and son preceded her in death. She is
survived by a bother, Fred and 2 sisters; Rickie and Bertha all of
Scribner. Buried - West Side Methodist Church cemetery, Oakland,


Obituary - Vernon William Luebker


The Oakland Independent 
June 8, 1961 
Page 1

Vernon William Luebker, 41 died on Tuesday at West Point. He was
born on July 1, 1919 at Oakland to William and Anna Luebker.
Buried -West Side Methodist cemetery, Oakland, NE.


Obituary - William A. Luebker

The Oakland Independent 
July 4, 1963


William A. Luebker, 75, died Sunday at the Oakland hospital.  He
was born on November 11, 1887 at Telebasta to Mr. & Mrs. Edward
Luebker.  He was the youngest of 8 children. On February 23, 1916
he married Anna Stover of Scribner at the brides's home.  They had
1 son, Vernon, who preceded him in death.  He is survived by his
wife and 2 sisters; Mrs. Mathilda Ruwe, of Herman and Mrs. Pauline
Niederfoeter of Oakland. Buried - West Side Methodist church
Cemetery, Oakland, NE.


Obituary - Carl H. Meyer

The Scribner Rustler 
January 17, 1979

Funeral Services Held Monday, For Carl H. Meyer, 74

Carl H. Meyer, age 74, was born May 23, 1904 at Scribner, Nebr. He
died Thursday, Jan. 11, 1979 at the Good Samaritan Center in

Mr. Meyer was baptized and confirmed at the St. Peter's Lutheran
Church of Scribner, of which he had been a member during his entire
life.  He served on the Church Council and on various committees
throughout the years.

He graduated from Scribner High School in 1922.  On Dec. 12, 1929
he married Lillian Larson of Uehling at Swaburg. He is survived by
his wife, Lillian; daughter, Kay, and her husband, Gilbert Bridges
of Fremont; two grandchildren, Jeff and Mike; also one brother,
William, of Scribner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and two

Funeral services were held at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church at
Scribner at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, with Pastor Donald Brunner
officiating. Music was furnished by the Ladies Trio, composed of
Mrs. Harlan Frischie, Mrs. Alice Wehrmann, and Mrs. Howard Witte,
with Mrs. Albert Tuchenhagen as organist.

Interment was at the Swaburg cemetery with Spear Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were LeRoy Cordes, Lee Burkink, William Meyer, Jr.,
Duane Wagner, Kent Popken and Ronald Weitzenkamp.

Memorials were established for St. Peter's Lutheran Church or the
Good Samaritan Center.


Obituary - Lillian Elsie Larson Meyer

The Scribner Rustler 
May 30, 1979

Funeral Services To Be Held Thursday for Mrs. Carl Meyer

Lillian E. Meyer, age 74, was born July 5, 1904 on a farm near
Uehling, Nebr.  She died Sunday, May 27, at the Good Samaritan
Center in Scribner.

Mrs. Meyer was baptized and confirmed at the Elim Lutheran Church
at Swaburg, Nebr.  She graduated from the Craig High School and
attended Wayne State Teachers College and the University of Nebr.
She taught school for several years prior to her marriage.

She was united in marriage with Carl H. Meyer on Dec. 12, 1929.  He
preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay, and her husband, Gilbert
Bridges of Fremont; two grandchildren, Jeff and Mike Bridges; also
one brother, John Larson of Uehling; and several nieces and

Mrs. Meyer was employed for many years at Lee's Market at Scribner.

Funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church at
Scribner on Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Donald E.
Brunner officiating.  Interment will be at the Swaburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Spear Funeral Home Wednesday, May 30,
from 2 to 9 p.m.

Memorials have been established for the St. Peter's Lutheran Church
and the Good Samaritan Center a Scribner. 



Obituary - Blanche Larson Popken

Mrs. Popken Rites Held

A resident of Swaburg during her girlhood, 66 year old Mrs. Blanche
Popken of Scribner, passed away September 22, (1977) at the
Scribner Good Samaritan Care Center following an illness of several

Blanche Rachel Larson, daughter of the late Oliver O. and Mattie
Stover Larson, was born at their farm home in Swaburg on Christmas
Day, 1910. She attended the Swaburg Elementary School, District No.
17, graduated from Hooper High School and also from a night course
at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont with a teaching degree. She
was confirmed at Elim Evangelical Lutheran Church in the class of
l926. She married Herman Popken Nov. l8, 1933.

Just last year she retired after 19 years as a public school
teacher, the first five years of which were at her home school,
District No. 17, and later, as first grade teacher in the Scribner
Public Schools.

Survivors include a son, Kent Popken: a daughter Jane (Mrs. Jeff
Rehder) and two granddaughters, Tiffany and Buffy Popken, all of
Omaha: brother, John R. Larson of Uehling: and sister Lillian (Mrs.
Carl Meyer) of Scribner.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Walter and Elmer Larson
and two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Conklin and Mrs. Luella Wagner.

Funeral services for Mrs. Popken were held last Monday at the
United Lutheran Church in Scribner of which she was a member. The
Rev. Wayne Barthel was the officiating clergyman. Mrs. Allen
Boschult presided at the organ and was also accompanist for the
vocalist, Miss Mary Boschult.

Interment was in the Elim Lutheran Cemetery at Swaburg. The casket
bearers were relatives, Deane Larson, Jeff Bridges, Harry Wagner,
Duane Wagner and Norman Realph, and also the superintendent of the
Scribner Public Schools, Dale DeReise.

The committal service conducted by Pastor Barthel at the graveside,
was followed with the Mystic Circle Chapter No. 126 Order of
Eastern Star service. 
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Obituary - Blanche Larson Popken

The Scribner Rustler 
September 28, 1977

Funeral Services Held Monday For Blanche Popken

Mrs. Blanche Popken died Thursday, Sept. 22, at Scribner after a
short illness.

She was born Dec. 25, 1910 near Uehling to Oliver and Mattie Larson
and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Swaburg.
She attended Hooper High School and was a graduate of Midland

She was a lifetime resident of the area and taught in rural schools
near Uehling and in the Scribner Public Schools for 19 years.

She was  united in marriage to Herman Popken Nov. 18, 1933.

Survivors include a son, Kent, of Omaha, daughter, Jane (Mrs. Jeff
Rehder) of Omaha, two granddaughters, Tiffany and Buffy, Popken,
one brother, John Larson, Uehling, one sister, Mrs. Carl (Lillian)
Meyer, Scribner.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 Monday, Sept. 26, at the United
Lutheran Church in Scribner with Rev. Wayne Bartel officiating.
Burial was in the Elim Lutheran Church Cemetery at Swaburg.

Eastern Star Rites were held at the gravesite. 


Clarence and Bertha (Humphrey) Pueppka

The Sutherland Centennial Book 
Page 542 & 543

Bertha A. was born November 2, 1897 and married Clarence Pueppka on
May 20, 1914.  They had four children; Edward (Bus), Lloyd, Helen
and Darlene.  Bertha and Clarence are both deceased and buried in
the Sutherland Cemetery.

Clarence Pueppka was born north of Kearney in 1892 to Edward and
Kathrine (Kate) Pueppka.  When a young boy, the family moved to an
area south of Paxton where he went to school.

In 1914, he married Bertha A. Humphrey, daughter of Wesley and
Geneva Humphrey.  They lived south of Paxton until 1929, then moved
to their home on the northwest edge of Sutherland. Shortly after
the birth of Darlene (their fourth child), Mrs. Pueppka died, on
July 14, 1940

Clarence tended bar in various places in Sutherland and North
Platte for many years, and worked as a mechanic in local garages
until a few years before his death on May 5, 1988. He lived with
his daughter, Helen, for 22 years.  He lived a full active 97 years
until three months before his death.

Edward (Buss) Pueppka was born on July 20, 1915.  He married
Dorothy Cullinan from north of Paxton.  They live south of Flats,
Nebraska on the Lancaster ranch, and Dorothy still teaches school. 
They had three daughters, Glee, Sally and Patsy.

Lloyd Pueppka was born July 13, 1917.  He married Cleo Shuler, of
Sutherland, on August 24, 1940.  They lived north of Paxton many
years. Then he was a carpenter in North Platte until his death.
They had two children, Dennis and Karen. Lloyd died May 3, 1976.

Helen Pueppka Carlson was born October 20, 1919, and Deloris
Darlene was born July 10, 1040.  Darlene married Chalmer Kramer and
they had four children, Patsy, Monte, Mike and Kandi.  Later, she
married Gib McDaniel, and they had three children, Gib, Steven and
Becky. Monte Kramer passed away September 3, 1983.

Bertha & Clarence Pueppka 

Cleo Mae Pueppka

RAMONA, Calif. 

Cleo Mae Pueppka, 82, of Ramona, Calif., died Sept. 18, 2002.

She was born Oct. 6, 1919, to Oscar and Nora Shuler in Sutherland.
She lived in Sutherland, the Sandhills and North Platte areas until
moving to Ramona in 1983.

Mrs. Pueppka enjoyed her yard and the birds it attracted, especially
the hummingbirds. She also enjoyed making rag rugs. She also was an
avid reader and an excellent cook. She was a member of the First
Christian Church and volunteered at the Ramona Senior Center.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Wood of Ramona; a son, Dennis of
Baldwin, Miss.; a sister, Claretta Laboranti of Poway, Calif.; five
grandchildren, Lonn Feller, John (Tra) Wood III, Terri Peterson and
Jeff and Gregg Pueppka; and four great-grandchildren, Justin
Lambirth, Ryan Feller, Tyler Peterson and Lauren Peterson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Pueppka in 1976; a
sister, Merna Branting; and a brother, Mervan Shuler.

Memorials are suggested to the Ramona Senior Center, P.O. Box 657,
Ramona, CA 92065.

Private services will be in the Sutherland Cemetery at a later date.

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Cleo Pueppka, 82

RAMONA -- Cleo Mae Pueppka, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, in

Born Oct. 6, 1919, in Sutherland, Neb., she lived in Ramona for 19
years. She was a member of the Ramona First Christian Church and a
volunteer at the Ramona Senior Center. She enjoyed making rag rugs
and cooking.

Mrs. Pueppka was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Lloyd

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Kay
Pueppka of Baldwin, Mo.; daughter Karen Wood of Ramona; sister and
brother-in-law Claretta and Pete Laboranti of Poway; grandchildren
Lonn and husband, David Feller, John Tra Wood, Terri and husband,
Sean Peterson, Jeff Pueppka and Greg Pueppka; and four great-

A graveside service will be held in Sutherland Cemetery in
Sutherland, Neb.

The family suggests memorial donations to the Ramona Senior Center,
PO Box 657, Ramona, CA 92065.

Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary is handling arrangements.


Obituary - Edward William Pueppka

Edward William Pueppka was born in Dodge County Wisconsin, January
31, 1867 and departed this life at St. Mary’s Hospital at North
Platte, Nebraska, November 10, 1936, at the age of 69 years, 10
months and 9 days.

At the age of seven years he moved with his parents to Missouri.  A
year later they moved to Hopper, [sic] Nebraska, where he was united
in marriage to Catherine Stover on February 21, 1891.  To this union
were born nine children; Clarence, George, Anna, Marjorie, Mae, Ada,
Arthur, Elsie.  A son, Harley preceded him in death in 1913.

Moving with his family to Rock County, where he farmed for seven
years, in 1908 they moved to Keith County, Nebraska where he spent
the rest of his life.  He united with the Lutheran Church by Baptism
in June 1918.  Besides his wife and children he is survived by one
brother, Louis, eighteen grand-children and a host of other
relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

He was a kind and loving father and husband and will be missed by
his family.


Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pueppka

Page 542

Lloyd Pueppka, son of Bertha and Clarence Pueppka of Sutherland,
and Leo Shuler, daughter of Oscar and Nora Shuler of Sutherland,
were married August 24, 1940.

They farmed Mrs. Shuler's farm southwest of Sutherland after the
death of Mr. Shuler.  Their son Dennis, was born in 1943 and
daughter, Karen, was born in 1944. In 1948, they moved to a ranch
20 miles north of Paxton, living there for several years.

They were in the sandhills during the blizzard of 1949. Dennis was
in the first grade, and didn't miss a day of school. The
schoolhouse, a trailer, was in the teacher's yard. Dennis was
caught there when the storm hit.  The teacher moved her school into
her house and never missed a class.  A week passed before the
bulldozer appeared to help many stranded ranchers out.

Later the family moved to North Platte and Lloyd worked as a ranch
hand before moving into the city.  Lloyd worked as a carpenter, and
Cleo as a motel maid, and later as a desk clerk for Holiday Inn and
Circle C South.  Lloyd also had his own janitorial service.  Lloyd
and Cleo bought several old houses, moved them onto their own
ground and remodeled them for rentals.

In 1976, Lloyd passed away with cancer.  Cleo continued to live in
their home, and work as a desk clerk until 1980.

Their son, Dennis, married Kay Deen of North Platte. Dennis spent
20 years in the army.  He served twice in Vietnam and also in
Germany.  He retired as a Major.  Dennis and Kay now live in St.
Louis.  Their three children, Jeff, Gregg and Terri are all grown
and on their own.

Their daughter, Karen Pueppka, flew as an airline hostess during
the Vietnam War and made many trips into Vietnam.  She married John
Wood of Princeton, Indiana, and in 1980, Karen and her two
children, Lonn, then five and Tra, age one and a half year old
returned to North Platte. Karen worked for the police department
while there.

In January of 1983, Mrs. Cleo Pueppka and her daughter, Karen, with
her two children, moved to Ramona, California, where they are
Lloyd Pueppka 

Cleo & Lloyd Pueppka 


Obituary - Wilhelm Pueppka

The Oakland Independent 
January 19, 1906

Death of Wilhelm Pueppka

Wilhelm Pueppka, one of the old settlers of Logan Township, Dodge
County, died at his home Sunday night at about 12 o'clock.  He had
been failing in his health for some time and lately his mind, too,
was affected, so that he was cared for as a child by the family.

The deceased was a native of Filehne, Posen, Prussia. He was born
Sept. 22, 1822, and came to this country in 1863, arriving at
Berian, O. in 1863.  The following year he removed to Wisconsin,
where on March 26, 1864, he married Miss Louisa Hartwig, who,
together with five sons survive him.  The family came to Nebraska
from Missouri in 1878 and have resided on their present homestead
since a year or two after that time.

The obsequious were held yesterday from the home and the Elim
Lutheran church at Swaburg, Rev. Walter of the Hooper German
Lutheran church conducting the services.  Interment was also in
that cemetery.


Obituary - Wilmma Stover Rowe

Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - 
Saturday, March 17, 2001
Deceased Name: Wilma Stover Rowe
ROWE Wilma Stover, born January 13, 1917, and passed away March 15,
2001. Preceded in death by brother, Floyd Lemons and sister, Alberta
Lemons. Survived by daughter, Anita Slaughter; son, John Stover and
wife, Nyoka; sister, Florence Simpson; sister, Lois Gorgodian and
husband, Nick; sister, Geneveve Goodwin; brother, Jim Lemons;
grandchildren, Robin, Lorie, Becky, Brian, Johnny, Fred, Kim, Misty
and beloved Fritzie. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Bill
Merritt Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel in Bethany, OK. Restland
Funeral Home (972) 238-7111 Edition: CITY Page: 13-A


Obituary - Bertha F. Stover

The Scribner Rustler 
January 30, 1980

Bertha Stover, 79 Dies Saturday

Miss Bertha F. Stover, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Fremont
hospital while enroute to the Omaha Clarkson Hospital.

She was born June 6, 1900 on a farm northeast of Scribner in Dodge
County.  Her parents were John H. Stover and Johanna Maas.

She received her education in the country schools.  She was
baptized in the Lutheran faith in 1900 and was a charter member of
St. John's Church since 1902.  She is also a member of the L. C. W.

She retired to Scribner with her brother, Fred, and sister, Rickie
several years ago, and then moved to the Good Samaritan Center with
them recently.

She is survived by her brother and sister, Fred and Rickie, and
several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church on the Cuming Co. line.  A prayer service
was held at the Spear Funeral Home Monday night at 7:30.  Rev. Carl
E. Hunzeker, Jr. officiated.

Pallbearers were Wilbert, Duane and Clinton Von Seggern, Lawrence
Muller, Wm. Pfeiffer, and Lowel Weitzenkamp.

Burial was in St. John's Church Cemetery, with arrangements by the
Spear Funeral Home.


Obituary - Fred W. Stover

The Scribner Rustler 
October 9, 1985

Fred W. Stover Dies At 93 years

Fred W. Stover died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1985 at West point. He had
attained the age of 93 years, 8 months, and 2 days.

Fred was born Jan. 30, 1892 to John Henry Stover and Johanna Maas,
in rural Scribner.  He was a lifetime resident of the community.
He retired from farming in 1946 and contined to live on the farm
until 1949.  In 1950 he moved into town, and in 1978 he became a
resident of the Good Samaritan Center.

He was baptized June 12, 1892 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and
was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, Cuming Co. Line, on
Mar. 29, 1907.  He attended Dist. 83 school.

Mr. Stover gave substantial donations to St. Frances Memorial
Hospital in West Pont, the Good Samaritan Center, the Scribner Fire
Dept. and Rescue Squad, the Scribner Library, St. John's Lutheran
Church, Cuming Co. line, and United Lutheran Church of Scribner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, John and
Henry; and 3 sisters, Annie, Bertha and Rickie.  He is survived by

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church, Cuming Co. Line. with Pastors Wendy Buckley
and Tim Madsen officiating.

Evelyn Von Seggern was organst.  Musical selections were "O Happy
Day When We Shall Stand", "The King of Love My Shepherd Is", O Love
That Will Not Let Me Go", and "In Heaven Avove".

Casket bearers were Duan Von Seggern, Martin Koopman, Clintn Grunke
Clinton Von Seggern, Helmut Martin, and Emil Meyer.  Honorary
casket bearers were the Scribner Firemen and Rescue Squad.

Burial was in St. John's Cemetery with arrangements by the Spear-
Johnson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church or the Good
Samaritan Center.


Biography - (Henry) Heinrich Herman Carl Stover Family History

The Stover and Wiedemann families had lived in the same vicinity in
Germany, Nebrska and Oklahoma.  They were very well acquainted.

March 3, 1913, was a special day for (Kate) Katherine Paulina
Matilda Wiedemann, and (Henry) Heinrich Herman Carl Stover.  They
were united in marriage in El Reno, Oklahoma by Pastor  Hossick, a
Lutheran minister.  Uncle (Dick) Diedrich, mother's brother and Aunt
(Mollie) Amelia Stover, dad's sister, were to witness the occasion.

They were to make their home on Grandpa (John) Johann B. Stover's
farm. A three room hous had been made in to a cozy home.

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. Cain Rowland, and Mr. & Mrs. Tom
Tennery were their close neighbors.

Their first son (Carl) was born March 5, 1914.  He was only to live
6 months. Cholera infantum, an acute infectious disiase, casused his

During World War I, the influenza epicemic swept the comminity.
Mother was very ill with it. The doctor gave her no chance to
survive.  She was given care by loving relatives and friends in her
home and thus recovered.

Emma, Herman, and Paul were born at this location.

Henry and Kate then purchased their own farm from Rufus and Mattie
Connell in 1920 for $6,000.  This was be be their home throgh the

A four room house was built by Lee Jones.  It was unfinished when
they moved in.  After several month our parnts did the lathing.
This was done to support the plaster.  Lawrence and Bert Randall
then did the plastering.  Dad and Uncle Dick (Mother's brother)
finished the woodwork.  Mother and Dad's dreams of adding a second
floor for another bedroom and living room to the west was never
realized.  At this home Otto, Raymond and Helen were born.

There were many happy occasions including playing horse-shoe and
croquet for recreation during the warm seasons.  Checkers and carom
(minature pool) were winter time enterainment.  Mother and Dad
enjoyed singing hymns together while Mother accompained on the
organ.  The bad times were there, too.  A hail storm in 1920
comletely destroyed the wheat and oat crops.  The following year the
green bugs devoured the crop.  It yielded 2 or 3 bushel per acre.
Nine to twelve bushels weere considered an average crop.

In 1931, our parents purchased another farm, SO/4, Sec, 34, Top 14,
R6 for $6525.

Mother's health began to fail.  She had developed a condition called
Pernicious Anemia, which was fatal Feb. 3, 1933.  Funeral services
were held at the home by Pastor E. H. Pittelko.  The church service
was officiated by pastor F. C. Otto at the St. John's Lutheran
Church, Okarche, Okla.  Again, relatives and friends helped us
through this very difficult time.

We had a father that was very devoted to his children.  He
continued to make a home for three teenagers, an eleven, nine and
six year old.

Herman, Paul, and Raymond served in World WarII.  Their lives were
spared and all three returned home safely.

Aunt Mollie and Grandpa (John) Johann B. Stover were making their
home together on the very place Grandpa had bought when coming to
Oklahoma.  Grandpa was now failing in health, so our dad moved into
their home, helping to care for Grandpa.  Thus Dad retired from
farming in 1946.  In 1948, Grandpa died.  Dad and Aunt Mollie
continued to live there.  They enjoyed company and visiting
relatives and friends.  Then came the time Dad was losing his eye
sight, caused by a diabetic condition.  He was totally blind for the
last nine years of lhis life, and he also developed a heart
condition.  Aunt Mollie was to be a nurse and house keeper, which
she did faithfully.  Dad died at the Okarche Memaorial Hospital,
Okarche, Okla. on Auagust 7, 1969.  The funeral services were held
in the Trinity Lutheran Church by Pastor Harold W. Kamman.  Both
parents were (buried) laid to rest in the Mathewson Cemetery,
Piedmont, Okla.

Through these memories we, their children, are thankful for Godly

Submitted by their children. 
Emma Stover Allison - Yukon, Ok 
Herman Stover - Piedmont, Ok 
Paul Stover - Piedmont, Ok 
Otto Stover - Cashion, Ok 
Raymond Stover - Yukon, Ok 
Helen Stover King - El Reno, Ok


Obituary - Henry Stover

The Scribner Rustler 
March 29, 1956

Last Rites Monday for Henry Stover

Henry Oliver Stover, son of John Henry and Johanna Stover, was born
on the home farm near Scribner, April 12, 1897.  He passed away at
his home in Oakland, Nebraska, where only last November he had
moved.  A heart attack was the cause of his death on the morning of
March 23, 1956.

For most of his life he farmed together with his brother-in-law, Wm
Luebker, northwest of Oakland.

Henry was confirmed in the Lutheran Faith in St. John's Lutheran
Church, northeast of Scribner on March 16, 1913. Here he continued
faithfully until his passing.

His parents and one brother, John, preceded him in death. Relatives
who remain to cherish the memory of a brother and uncle are; Anna,
Mrs. Wm Luebker of Oakland; Fred, Rickie and Bertha, all of
Scribner and a nephew, Vernon Luebker of Oakland.

Services were held Monday, Mar. 26, in the Palmquist Mortuary at
1:15 p.m. and at St. John's Lutheran Church N.E. of Scribner at 2
p.m. conducted for Pastor Herman Joens by Pastor R. R. Pfeiffer of
the United Lutheran Church of Scribner.

Mrs. Wilbert Von Seggern accompanied the quartet consisting of
Wilbert Von Seggern, Orville Von Seggern, Clinton Von Seggern, and
Ervin Wobken. Pallbearers were Bernard Von Seggern, Elmer Kruger,
Wm Pfeiffer, B. Nissen, Frances Larson and Arthur Holmquist.
Burial was in the St. John's cemetery.

Cousins from Piedmont, Okla. who attended the funeral were Hy H.
Stover, Amelia Stover, Mrs. Wm Jacobs and Paul Stover.


Obituary - Herman C. Stover

Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - 
Wednesday, March 2, 1988
Deceased Name: Herman C. Stover

Herman C., age 70, of Piedmont, passed away Tuesday, March 1. Born
March 29, 1917 in Piedmont and had been a lifelong area resident
except for 4 years spent in the Air Force during WWII. He was a
retired farmer and musician. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran
Church in El Reno and the Sooner Fidler Assn. 

Survived by brothers, Paul A. of Piedmont, Otto B. of Cashion,
Raymond J. of Yukon; sisters, Emma Allison of Yukon and Helen King
of El Reno. Funeral services will be Friday at 2pm in the Trinity
Lutheran Church in El Reno with burial at Mathewson Cemetery,
Piedmont. Memorials may be made to Cancer Research. Services under
the direction of Turner Funeral home, Yukon.


Obituary - Johanna Maas Stover

The Scribner News 
August 26, 1904 
Page 5

Mrs. J. H. Stoever died Sunday morning about 8 o'clock at her home
northwest of town, after having been afflicted several years with
consumption.  The funeral was held from the house Tuesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, and numerous neighbors and friends, among whom she
was highly esteemed, were in attendance.  Rev. S. T. Traubel
conducted the services and interment took place in the cemetery
near the church. Deceased was born in Germany, and had she lived
until the day of her funeral she would have been 47 years of age.
She came to America in 1885 and was united in marriage with Mr.
Stover the same year.  Besides her husband, six children survive


Obituary - Johann "John" Arthur Stover

Youkon - Services for John A. Stover, 62, of Yukon will be at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday at  Resurrection Lutheran Church, Yukon, with burial
in Yukon cemetery directed by Turner Funeral Home.  He died Sunday
at Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City, following a brief illness.

Stove was born near Piedmont and had lived most of his life in the
Yukon area.  He was a farmer and a member of Resurrection Lutheran

Survivors include his wife, Wilma; a son, John, of the home; a
daughter, Mrs. Anita Kelley, Yukon; a brother, Henry, Yukon, and two
sisters, Amelia Stover and Mrs. Martha Jacobs, both of El Reno. 


Obituary - Johann Heinrich Adoph Stover

The Scribner Rustler 
March 2, 1950

Rites Held Sunday for Johann Stover

Johann Heinrich Adoph Stover, 61, died last Thursday afternoon at
the family home northeast of Scribner.  He had been in failing
health for the past six years.

He was born March 4, 1888 and passed away at the age of 61 years 11
months and 19 days.

The deceased was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and
was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

John Stover leaves to mourn his departure, his father, J. H.
Stover, 2 brothers, Henry of Oakland and Fred at home, and three
sisters, Anna, Mrs. Wm. Luebker of Oakland, Rickie and Bertha at
home and a nephew, Vernon Luebker.

Funeral services were held on Sunday from the Spear Funeral Home
and St. John's Lutheran Church, northeast of Scribner, Rev. Herman
Joens officiating.  Interment was in St. John's church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Loran Pfeiffer, Bernard Von Seggern, August
Kruger, Fred Naber, Fred Von Seggern and Melvin Von Seggern.

Relatives and friends from Oakland, Uehling, Scribner, Hooper,
Pilger, Herman and Arlington attended the services.


Biography - History of (John) Johann Bernhardt Stover

Grandpa (John) Bernhardt Stover arrived in Nebraska with his family
from Germany at the age of about four.

Anna Marie (Wieting) Stover, also from German, followed her brother
Herman Wieting and half-sister Katherine (Wieting) Egbers at the age
of twenty.

January 1, 1886, Grandpa, from Cumming County, Nebraska bought the
SW1/4, Sec 14, Twp 21, Rg 3n, East of the Sixth Principal Merdian,
Stanton Co., Neb. for the sum of $1000.00 from Emily J. Briggs.  The
down payment was $250.00 and the same sum for the first and second
year.  Thereafter $270.00 plus interest was paid annually.  Their
first child (Henry) was born there.

The winters being so severe, they sold their property and farm.
Grandpa traveled to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by train.  He spent
several weeks with the Kuhlmann's who lived on the land that is now
Tinker Field Air Force Base, OKC.

Grandpa traveled by team and wagon looking for a farm.  He bought
Homestad NW 1/4, Sec 2, Twp13N, Rg 6W, I.M.  He was the first
settler.  The sale was made March 15, 1892, at $900.00 for 162.56
Acres.  It as finalized at the Land Office at Kingfisher, Okalahoma.
The farm was bought from "Homestead-Testimony of Claimants.".

Now Grandma and her young son (Henry) came to Oklahoma to join

On the farm stood a small house.   This was their home until a
(22x26) two story house was build by Diedrich Luschen.  They moved
in on October, 1892.

By 1899 the improvements consisted of the house, barn, granary,
well, and an orchard.  These were valued at $600.00.

Amelia, Matilda, Katherine, Marhta, and John were born here.

Ernst and Dick Wiedemenn built another barn in 1910 at a cost of
$500.00 for material and labor.  After 1914, a larger two story
house was built by Carson Jennings.  Lumber was bought from Brownlee
Lumber, Richland, Oklahoma.  Both buildings are still in place.

Several trips were made to Nebraska by train.  Relatives from
Nebraska returned their visits. 

Their neighbors were the John Huggler's, L. G. Meigs', Henry
Hollman's, Sam Carey's and Ernest Kessler's.  All neighborhood
children attended the Pleasant Hill School.  Church services were
held at the school house by several diferent denominations.

Few and far between were the trips to El Reno for business. Grandpa
weould start in the early hours of the morning and return home the
folowing morning.  On one occasion, Grandma, home alone with their
chldren was very frightened.  She saw two Indians looking in at the
window.  After looking in, they were on their way causing no

There was the sad time when Grandma read of her mother's death in a
German published newpaper before she received word from her

At the time prohibition was to be voted on, one German fellow living
near them (the language being a barrier) walked to Piedmont to vote.
He boasted how he had stamped out probibition.  Instead, he had
voted for prohibition.

Grandma passed away in 1929.  Services were held at the Methodist
Church, Piedmont, Oklahoma by Rev. T. C. Otte, a Lutheran minister. 
This left Grandpa with two daughters, Amelia and Katherine, and one
son, John, in the home.

In 1935, Grandpa lost four horses, one colt, and two cows struck by
lighting.  There was also the excitement of a new 1936 Tudor Ford
Sedan car bought for $400.00.  Two gallons of antifreeze then cost

Herman, Paul, and Otto Stover each spent a winter (1933 thru 1936)
with Grandpa doing the farming, livestock feeding, and chores.

Grandpa died in 1948.  Rev. Paul Hover officiated at the St. John's
Lutheran Church, Okarche, Oklahoma.

We have so many precious memories of our grandparents to numerous to
mention.  Grandma with her generous heart and Grandpa, a quiet, soft
spoken man were both very kind.  We will never forget them. We are
most grateful for a Christian heritage.

Submitted by their grandchildren.

John Bernhardt Stover 

Obituary - John Henry Stover

The Scribner Rustler 
June 7, 1951

John Henry Stover was born on November 5, 1861 in Dottliengen(1) in
Oldenburg, Germany.  He came to this country with his parents in
1869 at the age of 7 years.

In 1886 he was married to Johnanna Mathilde Maas.  His mother's
maiden name was Anna Maria Gerdsen.

He lived on the place homesteaded by his father until he and his
family moved to Scribner in 1950.

He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Paul's Luth. Church
in the year 1876.  He was a charter member of St. John's Luth.

He was preceded in death by his wife on August 23, 1904, and by his
son, John, in February 1950.

He leaves to mourn his departure three daughters; Mrs. W. Luebker
of Oakland, Rickie and Bertha at home; two sons, Henry of Oakland
and Fred at home; 1 grandson and a host of friends by whom he was
held in high esteem.

Funeral services were held on Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church
with Rev. H. Joens officiating.  Pallbearers were B. Von Seggern,
H. Nelson, F. Von Seggern, F. Naber, G. Muller, A. Kruger.

Arrangements were by the Spear Funeral Home.

Those attending the funeral from out of town came from Wisner,
Pilger, Creighton, Herman, Pender, Uehling, Oakland and West Point.

(1) I didn't find a Dottliengen in Oldenburg, but there is a


Obituary - Paul Stover

Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - 
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Deceased Name: Paul A. Stover

Paul A. Stover, a lifetime Canadian county farmer, went to be with
the Lord Tuesday, June 22, 2004. He was born April 7th, 1920, NW of
Piedmont, where he and his brother Herman lived all of his life,
except when he went to serve his Country in WW II in the European
Theater on active duty with the 102nd and mechanized Calvary and he
was also in the Normandy Beach Head Battle. He was in the U.S. Army
nearly 4 years and was a sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

Paul received Outstanding Conservation Farmer of Canadian County in
1995. Paul retired from farming in 2002 due to Alzheimer's disease.
He then lived with his brother Otto until entering Cimarron Nursing
Home in Kingfisher 2 months ago. Paul attended Racine rural school
through 8th grade. Paul was a lifetime member of the Lutheran

Those preceding him in death were, his parents, Henry and Kate
Stover, infant brother Carl, brother Herman, sister Emma and her
husband Clifford Allison of Yukon, sister-in-law Jean Stover of
Cashion, brother-in-law Clyde King of El Reno and nephew Mike Stover
of Cashion. Surviving him in death are brothers O.B. Stover of
Cashion, Raymond Stover and wife Darlene of Yukon, sister Helen King
of El Reno, 11 nieces and nephews. 

Paul was a very compassionate and caring brother, uncle, cousin and
friend. Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 24th , 2004 at
Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 South Country Club Rd in El Reno.
Reverend Don Hefta will officiate. Interment will follow in the
Mathewson cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to
Trinity Lutheran Church, El Reno, or the Alzheimer's Disease
Association. Pallbearers will be Robert Allen, Jim Stover, Allen,
Jerry and Mark Stover and Paul King. 


Obituary - Rickie Stover

The Scribner Rustler 
November 5, 1980

Rickie Stover Dies Thursday

Rickie Stover died at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point
Thursday, Oct. 30.

She was born Dec. 16, 1893 on a farm Northeast of Scribner, to
Johann H. Stover and Johanna Maas.  She attended School Dist. #83
for 8 grades.

She was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church on the
Cuming Co. Line; also the L.C.W. at St. John's and United Lutheran
of Scribner. She was confirmed at St. John's March 16, 1908.

Rickie lived on the farm place until June of 1950 and then moved to
Scribner where she lived with her brother, Fred and sister, Bertha.
In July 1978 she entered the Good Samaritan Center which has been
her home for the last 2 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, John and
Henry; 2 sisters, Anna and Bertha.

She is survived by one brother, Fred, at the Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 3, at St. John's Lutheran
Church, Cuming Co. Line.  Rev. Ed Hunzeker officiated the 10:30
a.m. services.  Mrs. Wilbert Von Seggern was organist with music by
the congregation.

Pallbearers were Wilbert Von Seggern, Lowell Weitzenkamp, Wm.
Pfeiffer, Duane and Clinton Von Seggern, and Clinton Grunke.

Burial was in St. John's Cemetery with arrangements by Spear
Funeral Home.


Obituary - Robert Uehing

Robert Uehling, 69, of Grant, Neb. died Tuesday morning, March 29,
2011 at his home.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1941 at Grant. He was the third of five
children born to Eddie and Laura Pankonin Uehling.  Bob grew up in
Grant and graduated from Perkins County High School in 1959.

He was indicted into the United States Army in 1964 and served in
Korea before his discharge in 1966 when he returned to Grant.

Bob was married to Glee Pueppka on Sept. 21, 1968 at Zion Lutheran
Church in Grant.  They lived in town for one year before moving to
heir home on the north edge of Grant where they spent their entire
married life.

Bob worked with his father at Uehling and Sons Case Implement
dealership.  He later worked for Dudden's John Deere dealership in
both Grant and Holyoke, Colo.  After the dealership closed he worked
for Car Quest Big A Auto Parts in Grant.  He was presently employed
by the Elsie Hi-Line Co-op. Bob had been a previous member of the
Grant Area Jaycees, a member of the Grant American Legion and the
VFW, and was a longtime Boy Scout leader serving as the scoutmaster
for several years.

In earlier years, Bob drove the activity flex bus for Perkins County
High School and later served on the Grant Elementary-Junior High
School Board.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister,
Mary Lewis.

Bob is survived by his wife, Glee; one daughter, Kammi and husband
Donnie Meyer; two sons, Gregg and wife Janelle and Scott and wife
Krista, all of North Platte, Neb.; six grandchildren, Courtney
Turner; Tobi and Maggie Ogg; Carson, Addison, and Sam Uehling, three
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Claludette and husband Herb Peck
of McCook, Neb. and Bonnie and husband Mike Johnston of Grant; one
brother, Dean and wife Carol Uehling of Grant; his mother-in-law,
Dorothy Pueppka of North Platte; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 31, at Zion Lutheran
Church in Grant with Pastor Ron Krause officiating. 

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Grant with a flag presentation by
the Perkins County Veterans.

A memorial has been established.

Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Obituary - Darlene Enstrom Wagner

The Oakland Independent 
December 8, 1994

Darlene Wagner

Funeral services for Darlene Wagner were held Mon., Dec. 5, 1994 at
the West Side United Methodist Church in rural Oakland.  She died
December 1 at Oakland Heights Nursing Home at the age of 69 years.

The Rev. Mark A. Hanna officiated.  Marilyn Swanson was organist
and Patty Miller was vocalist.

Casket bearers were Nathan Anderson, Adam Anderson, Justin Ahrens,
Tim Ulrich, Chris Knobbe and Dan Enstrom.  Honorary casket bearers
were Charles Sanders, Ervin Smith, William Larson, Donald Smith,
Elwood Johnson, Charles Troupe, Jeff Richards and Vernolt Moseman.

Burial was in the West Side United Methodist Cemetery, rural
Oakland. Palmquist-Pelan Funeral Home was in charge of

Darlene L. Wagner was born July 6, 1925, in Cuming County, to Carl
and Annie (Johnson) Enstrom.  Darlene was a lifelong resident of
the Oakland area.  She attended rural school at District No. 14,
Cuming County and graduated from Oakland High School in 1943.

On June 19, 1946, Darlene and Duane O. Wagner were united in
marriage at West Side United Methodist Church.

Darlene was a retired employee of Farmer's and Merchants National
Bank in Oakland, where she worked for many years as a proof

She was a member of the West Side United Methodist Church and the
United Methodist Women.

Survivors include her husband: Duane (Duke) Wagner of Oakland:
daughters and sons-in-law: Sara & Calvin Anderson of Oakland and
Mary & John Ahrens of West Point: brother and sister-in-law: Lyle &
Dorothy Enstrom of Oakland: seven grandchildren; Melissa, Michelle,
Justin and Melinda Ahrens, Nathan, Adam and Tara Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Erna Hansen.


Obituary - Luella Larson Wagner

The Scribner Rustler 
March 1, 1951

Mrs. Harry M. Wagner Rites At Swaburg

Funeral services for Mrs. Harry M. Wagner, 51, who died Saturday at
her home here, were held Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Wollmer-Warne
Funeral Home at Hooper and at 2 p.m. at the Elim Lutheran Church at
Swaburg. Rev. Drell Bernhardson of Swaburg and Rev. H. R. Pfeiffer
of Scribner officiate.

Mrs. Wagner was born August 26, 1899 at Oakland.

She lived in Hooper until 1940 when she moved to Oakland for three
years then went to Swaburg where she lived six years before moving
to Scribner.

She was married Sept. 29, 1923 in Council Bluffs, Ia. Her widower
survives with two sons, Harry H. of Scribner and Duane of Oakland,
one granddaughter, Mary Sue of Oakland, three sisters, Mrs.
Gertrude Conklin of Craig, Mrs. Carl Meyer and Mrs. Herman Popken
of Scribner and three brothers, Walter Larson of Uehling, John
Larson of Craig and Elmer Larson of Scribner.

Burial was in the Elim Lutheran cemetery. 
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Obituary - Luella Lizzie Larson Wagner

The Hooper Sentinel 
March 1, 1951

Mrs. H. Wagner Buried Tuesday

Death came on Saturday afternoon February 24, to Mrs. Harry Wagner,
sr., of Scribner, following an illness of several month's duration.
She had submitted to a major operation at the Dodge County
Community hospital in Fremont on January 11, and was brought home
from the hospital several weeks ago, during which time members of
her family had ministered to her care with tender devotion.

As Luella Lizzie Larson, daughter of the late Oliver O. Larson and
Mattie Gesina Stover, the deceased was born August 26, 1899 in
Cuming township, Burt County.  When she was four years of age the
family moved to Swaburg community.  She attended the Swaburg
school, district no. 17. In 1915, she was confirmed and became a
member of the Elim Lutheran Church at Swaburg.

Her marriage to M. Harry Wagner, of Hooper took place at Council
Bluffs, Iowa, on September 29, 1923.  They established their home
in Hooper, and about ten years go moved to Oakland, later moving to
the Larson farm in Swaburg, where they resided until two year ago
when they moved to Scribner.

Mrs. Wagner was an active member of the Wo-He-Lo club at Swaburg
which she had served as both president and secretary. At the time
of her passing, she was aged 51 years, 5 months and 28 days.

Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss two sons, Harry,
jr. of Scribner and Duane of Oakland.  She is also survived by one
granddaughter, and three brothers, Walter Larson of Uehling, John
Larson, of Craig, and Elmer Larson of Scribner, and three sisters,
Mrs. Gertrude Conklin, of Craig and Mrs. Carl Meyer and Mrs. Herman
G. Popken of Scribner.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday afternoon, with a
recessional service at the Wollmer & Warne Funeral Chapel in Hooper
and the formal service at the Elim Lutheran church in Swaburg.
Rev. Drell E. F Bernhardson was the officiating pastor.  Mrs. Alvis
Petersen presided at the organ and was accompanist for Mrs.
Bernhardson and Miss Luella Sampson who sang two hymns.

Interment was made in the family plot in the Elim Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ben Heller of Scribner, Arthur Larson of Oakland,
Mathias Sommerer of Craig, and Harold Bergquist, Julian Lindgren
and Hans Larsen. 


Obituary - Monroe Harry Wagner

The Scribner Rustler 
February 5, 1976

Harry Wagner, 75 Services Thursday

Monroe Harry Wagner was born July 25, 1900 at Hooper. He was the
son of Henry Wagner and Minnie Schwab.  He was confirmed in the
Lutheran Church in Hooper.

Mr. Wagner had lived in the Oakland and Swaburg Communities before
coming to Scribner.  He was a mechanic and was last employed by
Scribner Implement before retirement.

He was married to Luella Larson in 1924.  She died in 1951.  He was
also preceded in death by a brother, Norman, two years ago.

Mr. Wagner died Monday, Feb. 2, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha
where he had been a patient for two weeks.  He has made his home at
the Good Samaritan Center in Scribner several years.

Survivors are two sons, Harry, Jr. of Houston, Texas, and Duane of
Oakland; four grandchildren and three great-grand-children; one
sister, Mrs. Clark Schaeffer of Hooper; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at the
Spear Funeral Home with Rev. John Erlandson of St. Paul's Lutheran
Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Swaburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers are John Ahrens, Cal Anderson, Lyle Enstrom, Charles
Sanders, Don Smith and Jeff Richards. 
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The Hooper Sentinel 

Harry M. Wagner of Hooper Badly Burned in Blast Explosion Is Cause
of Injury to Fire Chief

Hooper, Nov. 10 - Harry M. Wagner, chief of the Hooper volunteer
fire department, was seriously burned Sunday morning by a
mysterious explosion in a burning home.

The explosion occurred in the Frank H. Nelson home shortly after
11:30 o'clock Sunday morning, when Wagner and other volunteer
firemen were fighting flames that threatened to destroy the

The fire chief was standing on the roof of the kitchen which
adjoins the main building. A window near him was shattered, and
fragments were thrown a distance of 50 feet. The roof of the house
was raised a foot in the air, and when it dropped back the whole
building appeared to bulge out.

Wagner sustained burns on the left side of his body and head, his
left eye was closed, and his left hand and arm were painfully

The cause of the explosion is not known. The fire is believed to
have started in a small clothes closet. The house was heated by a
coal stove, and there was fire in the stove, but there were no
indications that this figured in either the origin of the fire or
the subsequent explosion.

Mrs. Nelson and a daughter were at church at the time. The fire was
discovered by Mr. Nelson while he was standing on the street a
short distance away talking to a friend. By the time firemen
arrived the blaze was gaining great headway.

Note - This item was typed from a clipping of the newspaper item
and was sent to me by Betty Shaffer McMaster in 1991. 


Obituary - Diane Larson Weitzenkamp

The Scribner Rustler 
September 12, 1990

Diane Weitzenkamp Dies in New Mexico

Diane Carole Weitzenkamp of Albuquerque, New Mexico, became
suddenly ill at her home on Aug. 27, and was taken to Presbyterian
Hospital in Albuquerque.  She died Wednesday, Sept.  5, 1990 of an
aneurysm in the brain.

Diane is survived by her husband, Ronald Weitzenkamp, 7000
Louisiana N.E., Apartment 508, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109, and
four children, Tamara of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Shari of Cincinnati,
Ohio; Alan and Shane of Scribner.

Diane, 51, was born April 8, 1939.  Her mother, Irene Larson,
resides in Scribner.  A brother, Deane, lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela, and father, Elmer

Diane and Ronald were married Dec. 17, 1956 in Council Bluffs,
Iowa.  In Albuquerque, they were members of the Holly Cross
Lutheran Church.

A memorial service will be held later, following cremation.


Diane Carole Weitzenkamp, 51, of Albuquerque, N. M. died of a brain
aneursm Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1990, at Presbyterian Hospital in

Diane Larson was born April 8, 1939.

She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

She married Ronald Weitzenkamp Dec. 17, 1956, in Council Bluff,
Iowa. He survives.

Other survivors include her mother, Irene Larson of Scribner, two
sons, Alan and Shane, both of Scribner, two daughters, Tamara of
Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Shari of Cincinnati, Ohio, a brother, Deane
of Norman, Okla., and four grandchildren.

The body will be cremated.  A memorial service will be held at a
later date.

Diane Larson Weitzenkamp


Obituary - Ronald L. Weitzenkamp

The Fremont Tribune (On-Line)

Ronald L. Weitzenkamp, 74, of Fremont, formerly of Scribner, died
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his home.

He was born Nov. 21, 1934, to August and Cora Weitzenkamp. He
married Diane Larson on Dec. 17, 1956.

Survivors include: three children, Shari Weitzenkamp of Boulder,
Colo., Tamara (Mrs. Michael) Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and
Shane (and wife, Pamela) Weitzenkamp of Granger, Iowa; six
grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Joshua, Shanda, Jeff and Craig; a
brother, Lowell Weitzenkamp of Fremont; and a sister, Doris Von
Seggren of Fremont.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane; a son, Alan; and a
sister, Ruth.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Scribner
Cemetery. There is no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to the Fremont Area Medical Center

Condolences may be sent online at

Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Weitzenkamp


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