Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:37am
A business associate of mine told me last week that I looked gaunt. “Are you eating?” she asked. ‘Yes, but everything tastes like phlegm,” I replied. That’s not a pretty mental picture.
Except for four days when I was at a trade show in Florida, I have had either the flu or a nagging cold. Keep in mind I have had both the flu shot and that “remedy” designed to ward off and shorten colds. Neither, in my estimation, have worked.
Jefferson County Treasurer Leroy Bast and I used to have this running joke. When we worked at the Journal-News together it seemed like both of us either were getting or just getting over a cold. We used to call it our ‘semi-annual, six month cold.’ When we see each other on the street one of us will ask the other “you got it yet?” then we laugh. Well the laughing is over.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:36am
Dean Loren Zweifel was born June 4, 1937 to Harry and Grace (Johnson) Zweifel. He grew up on the family farm west of Fairbury and attended school in Fairbury. He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1955. Shortly after graduation, Dean went to work for Engels Aircraft, where he earned his Pilot’s License and Airplane Mechanic’s Certificate. He continued to work there until the business closed in 2004 and also farmed.
He married Cheryl Achtemeier on Aug. 4, 1968 and to them one daughter, Carrie, was born. Dean lived on the family farm until his death on Jan. 1, 2016. Dean joined the Fairbury Rural Fire Department in 1977 and remained a member until his death. He was also a member of the Nebraska National Air Guard based out of Lincoln, Nebraska where he worked as a mechanic.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:36am
Lawrence J. Haake
Former Hastings resident, Lawrence J. Haake, 95, of Fairbury, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.
Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at 10 am at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings, with Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:35am
Mildred C. Coffendaffer, 93 years of age, of Wymore, passed away at the Beatrice Community Hospital Saturday morning, Jan. 23, 2016. She was born on Dec. 28, 1922 on a farm near Reynolds to William and Cena (Kubert) Hruska. She attended school at District 94, graduated from Fairbury High School in 1939, and attended Cosmetology School. Mildred and Walter C. Coffendaffer were married on June 23, 1946. She was a licensed beauty operator in Nebraska and California and was a beautician for over 50 years. Mildred was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wymore and the Altar Society; Catholic Daughters of America; American Legion Auxiliary Post #25 in Wymore; Blue Valley Seniors; and former member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #6874 in California. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, crafts, and volunteering at the Wymore Library.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:34am
Herman Richard Kenning was born to Flora (Carrico) Kenning and George Kenning, Sr. on a farm southwest of Steele City on March 13, 1925. He passed away Jan. 7, 2016 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.
Herman was the youngest of four children. He was raised by his grandparents Parry and Alice Carrico, because his mother passed away when he was a toddler. He attended grade school at Rocky Hollow District #3. He graduated from Steele City High School. Herman farmed his entire life, but also worked for area farmers, Endicott Clay Products, OK Tire, Jefferson County Assessor, Roodes Feedlot and Packing Company, and the Jefferson County Department of Roads.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:33am
Beverly Gene Broadston, 83, Angel on loan from God, passed away from this earth in the loving arms of her daughter and son (in-law) Jan. 17, 2016, at The Arbors; 45-days after God called home her beloved husband, Clyde Lee. “I lend you for a little time an angel of mine, God said. Now will you give her all your love, never think the labor in vain. And please don’t hate me when I come to call, to take my Angel home again.”
Beverly was born March 8, 1932 to Clifford Carroll Ginn and Faye Bernice (Shirck) Ginn, in Waterville, Kan. Four years later her baby sister, Meredith Ann, joined the family.
Initially the family lived in Kansas City, Mo., later moving to Pueblo, Colo., where Beverly and Meredith grew into their teens and young adulthood. Their father and mother were both tailors, owning a cleaners and tailor shop in K.C. and Pueblo.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:31am
Alfred Eugene Schoen was born Nov. 9, 1930, to Emil Schoen and Emma Kujath in rural Gladstone. He died Jan. 13, 2016.
Farming was always in his DNA. At the age of 17, he planted his first crop on his grandmother Ida Schoen's farm. He later purchased the farm in 1957, where he and his wife Lila resided until retirement in 1993.
From 1951 to 1963, Alfred served in the Army Reserve as a supply sergeant, as well as continuing his pursuit of farming.
On June 1, 1952, he married Lila Seggerman, who was always the love of his life.
Both were lifelong Nebraska Husker fans, attending local and some away games for 20 years. They also enjoyed golfing and traveling in retirement.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:26am
Cyndi Shinn’s third grade class at Jefferson Intermediate School, along with the classroom’s foster grandparents Karen Schwisow and Wilma Quelle, helped to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a service project to collect items such as hats, gloves, blankets, scarves and socks to be given to students at Central Elementary School and Jefferson who are in need of these items. This year, the students gathered 360 items and $25. Shinn explained that this service project is a way to remind people that it only takes one warm heart to warm the hands of many. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)