Read through all obituaries published in the Fremont Tribune during the week of Nov. 25, 2017-Dec. 1, 2017.
Larry L. Bokowski
April 6, 1940 – Nov. 29, 2017
FREMONT -- Larry L. Bokowski, 77 years, of Fremont passed away in his loving family’s arms on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
Larry was born April 6, 1940, in Omaha to Stanley and Marjorie (Stafford) Bokowski. Larry grew up in Fremont. He served in the U.S. Air Force from Dec. 5, 1957, until Nov. 10, 1960. Larry married Sharon K. Freeman on June 9, 1962, at First United Methodist Church in Fremont. He worked as a mechanical engineer in instrumentation for several companies in Nebraska and Colorado. He retired from Jacobs Engineering in Denver in 2012.
Larry was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He also belonged to ISA (Instruments Society of America), an engineering group.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Fremont; son, Bryan Bokowski of North Bend; daughter, Angela (Chris) Couper of Golden, Colorado; grandchildren, Blake and Brooke Bokowski and Cameron Couper.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nanette; and his beloved dog, Jax.
The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend. The Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Burial with military honors will be at Woodland Cemetery in North Bend.
Memorials may be directed to the family for further designation.
Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.
Moser Memorial Chapel, 1040 North Main Street, North Bend, NE 68649 402-721-4490
Agnes "Aggie" Chvatal
Agnes “Aggie” Chvatal
Aug. 27, 1917 – Nov. 29, 2017
FREMONT — Agnes M. “Aggie” Chvatal, 100 years, of Fremont died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at The Pathfinder House in Fremont. Aggie was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Colome, South Dakota, to John and Clara (Eckstein) Stritecky. She moved to the Morse Bluff area in the 1940s. Aggie married Francis Chvatal on March 22, 1944, in Fremont. The couple lived on a farm near Morse Bluff until retiring in 2001 and moving into Fremont. Francis died March 22, 2010.
Aggie is survived by son, Glenn (Eileen) Chvatal of Prague; daughter, Lori (Jim) Rosenbach of Fremont; sister, Lydia Hazuka of Tyler, Texas; four grandchildren, Alexis (Brian) Glover of Olathe, Kansas, Amber (Dustin) Bjorklund of Fremont, Eric (Laura) Chvatal of Morse Bluff and Bryon (Lesley) Chvatal of Prague; and five great-grandchildren, Ella Bjorklund, Jett Glover, Reid and Boyd Chvatal, and Brynley Chvatal.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, John Stritecky; sisters, Sophie Havelka and Adeline Toman; and grandson, Evan James Rosenbach.
The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend. The Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial at the Killian Cemetery, near Morse Bluff. Memorials may be given to the Killian Cemetery or American Legion Post 340 of Morse Bluff.
Online condolences at: www.mosermemorialchapels.com.
June 17, 1924 – Nov. 30, 2017
FREMONT -- Doris F. McCune, 93 years, of Fremont died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Hooper Care Center in Hooper.
Marilyn "Babe" Jackson
Marilyn “Babe” Jackson
May 31, 1930 – Nov. 27, 2017
FREMONT — Marilyn “Babe” (Korshoj) Jackson, 87 years, of Fremont passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont. She was born May 31, 1930, in Herman to Chris and Esther (Madsen) Korshoj.
Marilyn grew up in Herman and was a 1947 graduate of Herman High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Dana College in 1953. She married Leonard Jackson on Dec. 27, 1953, at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Marilyn was an elementary teacher in Tekamah for two years. She was the bookkeeper for the family business, Korshoj Lumber Co., at both locations in Herman and Fremont.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Fremont. “Babe” liked playing Bridge and card games with friends and family. She was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Known as the M&M Lady, she always kept a stash in her purse to hand out to children (and adults too)!
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Leonard; son, Kim Jackson and Randy of Denver; daughter, Tami (Marc) Steadman of Phoenix; brother, Frank Korshoj of Herman; sister, Betty Megrue of Blair; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
“Babe” was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Raymond and Earl Korshoj.
The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at First Lutheran Church in Fremont. Rev. Marty Tollefson will officiate. Closed casket visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery of Fremont.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are directed to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.
Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave. Fremont, NE 402-721-4490.
June 4, 1931 – Nov. 28, 2017
FREMONT — Elaine Knoell, age 86, of Fremont, formerly of Nickerson, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at The Pathfinder House in Fremont. Elaine was born June 4, 1931, in Fremont to Rex and Amber (Henry) Ogard.
She grew up in Fremont and then lived at Chico, California, for several years. Elaine married Everrett Knoell on Nov. 15, 1947, in Fremont. He died on May 23, 2008.
She returned to Fremont and in 1950 moved to a farm south of Nickerson. In 1957, she moved into Nickerson. She was Postmaster at Nickerson for many years. During that time, she enjoyed her position and the traveling that was involved as editor of the Postmaster newsletter. In the fall of 2008, she moved back to Fremont.
She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church at Fontanelle. Her faith, children, and grandchildren were her life.
Elaine is survived by sons, David (Joyce) Knoell of Hooper and Danny (Shirley) Knoell of Crete; daughters, Jackie (Mike) Ladd of Nickerson and Sherry Slagle of Fremont; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Vicki Wilcox; and son-in-law, Gale Slagle.
The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Salem Lutheran Church at Fontanelle. The Rev. Allison Siburg will officiate. Visitation on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Burial will be at the Fontanelle Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the family for designation yet to be determined.
Online condolences at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.
Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave. Fremont, NE 402-721-4490
May 3, 1921 – Nov. 27, 2017
HAYS, KANSAS — Marjorie M. Misfeldt, 96, former resident of Fremont, died Monday, Nov 27, 2017, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Hays, Kansas.
She was born May 3, 1921, in Ames to Harry and Margaretha (Low) Dahl. The family moved to Colorado in 1925 and returned to Nebraska in 1934. Marjorie graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1938.
Marjorie and Kenneth Steinert were married in 1941 in Bennington. They farmed in the area up until 1958 when they moved to Fremont. Marjorie worked at the Dodge County Treasurer’s Office for over 20 years and was deputy treasurer when she retired. She went on to manage the Senior Nutrition Site at the Alliance Church for the next eight years. In 1975, Marjorie married George Misfeldt. They traveled extensively across the United States, Mexico and two trips to New Zealand. Marjorie was an avid knitter and loved to sew. She knitted caps for the newborn babies at the hospital and students in the Head Start program. She sewed 300 school bags each year to be filled with school supplies and sent overseas to underprivileged children.
Survivors include: daughter, Marcia (and husband, Cliff) Smith of Hays; brother, Carrol (and wife, Dorothy) Dahl of Fresno, California; sister-in-law, Fran Steinert of Fremont; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by stepdaughter, LeMara (and husband, Artie) Eicke of Washington; seven stepgrandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Steinert in 1972; husband, George Misfeldt in 1995; brothers, Henry Dahl and Clarence Dahl; sisters, Lois Ludvigsen and Harriet Arandus; and stepson, Daryl Misfeldt.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Omaha. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel.
Memorials may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be left at the online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com.
Sept. 28, 1947 – Nov. 26, 2017
SCRIBNER -- Carl E. Roberts, 70, of Scribner died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Dunklau Gardens, Fremont.
He was born to Leonard and Irma (Hillman) Roberts in Ida Grove, Iowa, on Sept. 28, 1947. He grew up there and graduated from high school in 1965. Then he went into the United States Navy, serving 3 ½ years. Following military service, he attended and graduated with a business degree from the Spencer School of Business in Grand Island.
Carl worked for Pizza Hut as a manager for many years, and when he left the company he was an area supervisor. Then he ran his own chocolate and candy shop in Fremont until becoming a distributor for the Omaha World-Herald in Fremont.
He is survived by his son, Jonathan Roberts of Lincoln; daughter, Carla Jo (Mike) Meyer of Hooper; six grandchildren, Sonya, Sylvia, Jared, Austin, Riley, and Marinn; one great-granddaughter, Ember; brother, Roger (Carolyn) Roberts of Fayetteville, Georgia; and sister, Kathleen (Frank) Janssen of Woodbury, Minnesota.
The date of his memorial service will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for distribution.
Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com
Jacob "Jack" Nahlen Jr.
Jacob A. “Jack” Nahlen Jr., 65, of Omaha and Fremont died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at his home.
Jack was born Aug. 20, 1952, in Houston to Jacob and Elizabeth (Schnabbel) Nahlen Sr. He was raised in Gravel Ridge, Arkansas, and graduated from Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Arkansas. He married Vivian Woods. After high school he began a career with the railroad. He moved to Omaha in 1990 with the UP Railroad and retired after 25 years. He then married Marva Garrett in 1990. Jacob started a paintless dent repair business in 2002 which brought him Fremont many days of the week.
Survivors include: his wife, Marva of Woodcliff; daughter, Tricia (Chris) Harvey of Greenbrier, Arkansas; sons, Jacob (Tara) Nahlen III of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and Michael Nahlen of Sherwood, Arkansas; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Hunter Brickey, Matt Harvey, Jacob Nahlen IV, Allie and Hanah Howard, Lexy, Kayla, Cameron Nahlen; and friend, Judy Dobbertin of Omaha.
Jacob was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
The memorial service will be 4 p.m. Thursday at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Family will be present from 2 p.m. until the service to meet friends. Burial will be in Arkansas at a later date.
Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com.
May 31, 1930 – Nov. 27, 2017
FREMONT -- Marilyn Jackson, 87 years, of Fremont died Nov. 27, 2017, at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont.
Oct. 5, 1979 – Nov. 21, 2017
OMAHA -- Chad T. Braesch, 38, of Omaha died Nov. 21, 2017.
He is survived by his wife, Jen Braesch, Omaha; daughter, Autumn Braesch, Lincoln; son, Austin Braesch, Bellevue; parents, Tom and Cindi Braesch, Fremont; four stepchildren; extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Gilbert and Margaret Ann Braesch, Duane and Corrine Scheer; and great-aunt Catherine Puls.
Celebration of Life will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Pruss-Nabity Funeral Home, Wahoo. Memorials to the family for later designation. As an organ and tissue donor through Nebraska Organ Recovery Services, Chad has already saved one life and will impact many more.
Pruss-Nabity Funeral Home, Wahoo, NE 402-443-3128
Sept. 18, 1938 – Nov. 22, 2017
FREMONT -- Judy Ann (Mierau) Doell Kahnk passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, peacefully after a prolonged illness, surrounded by her loving family and friends at her home.
Judy was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Henderson to Raymond and Margaret (Siebert) Mierau. She was baptized and became a member of the Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson and graduated from Henderson Community Schools in 1956 where she was an active participant and won many awards in music and drama. She married James Doell in 1957 and worked in Kearney until 1962 while he completed a baccalaureate degree at Kearney State College. While at Kearney she received several "best actress" awards in community theatre. Following a move to Tekamah, she was employed at Dana College and completed two years of course work toward a baccalaureate degree. During this time she also adopted her pride and joy, daughter Mary Margaret. Following a move to Fremont and a divorce, she completed her degree at Midland Lutheran College (now University) in 1969 with majors in art and English and K-12 teaching endorsement. Following teaching positions at Arlington and Fremont Junior High school, she married Donald L. Kahnk in October of 1970, and retired from teaching to devote full time supporting the career of her husband and nurturing their blended family of five children. With strong Christian convictions, she cherished her formative years in a Christian home steeped in the Mennonite tradition and, in later years, the church services and adult Bible study at the Presbyterian Church, First Lutheran Church, and later Fremont Alliance Church and BSF(Bible Study Fellowship).
Judy was an accomplished artist in oils, watercolor and pencil drawing. She also enjoyed singing in church choirs, sewing, reading and regaling family and friends with humorous anecdotes pertaining to her much loved children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Donald L. Kahnk; five children, sons, Rod (Patty) Kahnk and Lynn (Karen) Kahnk, all of Omaha, Dave Kahnk of Fremont and daughters, Susan (John) Kennedy of Fremont and Mary (Steve) Randall of Lewellen; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Marcia Standingwater of Foss, Oklahoma, Genevieve Janzen of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Mary Kliewer of Buhler, Kansas.
Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers-in-law, Bob Standingwater, John Janzen and Leon Kliewer.
The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at Fremont Alliance Church in Fremont Rev. Tom Nevius will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.
Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery, Fremont.
Online condolences may be directed to www.mosermemorialchapels.com.
Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave., Fremont NE 402-721-4490
Richard "Dick" Realph
SPRING HILL, TENNESSEE -- Richard (Dick) Realph, 72 years, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, passed away Nov. 12, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dick was born and raised in Fremont. He graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1963.
Dick left Fremont at the age of 21 to move to California, but visited often to see family and friends.
Dick was on a road trip with his wife, Bernie of 33 years, to Nebraska, California and Las Vegas. They were on their way home to Tennessee when he became ill and was hospitalized in Arizona.
He loved being with family and friends. Dick also loved his corvettes and golfing.
Dick is survived by wife, Bernie; daughter, JaNel and her husband Tom Plowman; grandsons, Ryan and Logan of Franklin, Tennessee; sisters, Kathy (Realph) Callahan of Phoenix, Dee (Realph) and Bill Cunningham of Charlotte, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Modene Realph of Fremont; many cousins, nieces, nephews and great friends.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Herb and Cecile Realph; and brothers, Herb Realph and Bob Realph.
There will be a Celebration of Dick’s life at a later date.
July 17, 1975 – Nov. 23, 2017
FREMONT -- Jeffrey Allen "Jeff" Acker, 42 years, of Fremont died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at Fremont Health Medical Center in Fremont. Jeff was born July 17, 1975, in Fremont to Doyle and Catherine (Fredenburg) Acker.
He grew up in Fremont and attended Fremont Public Schools and graduated from Fremont Senior High School. Jeff married Teresa Leeper and they later divorced. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He had worked at Hy-Vee, Acker Excavating, and Hormel Foods. He and his brother, Alan, started Acker Tech Castings in early 2000.
Jeff loved being a machinist and enjoyed working on computers. He was very close to his brother, Alan, and had a deep love for his grandson and his family.
He is survived by his daughter, Misty Acker of Fremont; parents, Doyle and Catherine Acker of Fremont; brothers, Alan (Judy) Acker of Fremont, Bruce (Lynette) Acker of Branched Oaks, Lincoln, and Scott (Chris) Acker of Fremont; and grandson, Oliver Acker of Fremont.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be directed to Ames Community Church, Ames.
Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.
Phyllis Henningsen Stork, 90, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at the Inland Christian Home in Ontario, California.
She is survived by her son, Ronald Stork; her son, Allen Stork and his wife, Judy Junkman and their son, Peter Stork. She was preceded in death earlier this year by her husband of 64 years, Floyd Martin Stork.
She was born in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Luie Henningsen and Ruth (MInkel) Henningsen. She grew up in Waterloo on her grandfather’s truck farm and graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1944. She attended Iowa State Normal School until she and her family moved to Banning, California, in 1945. She received an associate’s degree from San Bernardino Community College, her teaching certificate from the University of Redlands and taught in both the Barstow and Alta Loma School Districts. In 1969, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in speech and theater from the University of La Verne.
She met her husband Floyd, the love of her life, when they both taught at Alta Loma Elementary School in 1950. They were married in 1952 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ontario, California. Phyllis spent all the rest of her years as a devoted companion to her husband and a loving mother to her children. She was an active member of the church community until her death. Phyllis and Floyd lived in the same home in Upland for more than 60 years where she was an active member of the community. She knew no strangers and offered hospitality to all who came to her door. She enjoyed visiting family and friends and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
There will be a memorial service at St Paul’s Lutheran Church north of Arlington on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m., with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Arlington.
Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.
May 23, 1933 – November 22, 2017
FREMONT -- James (Pat) D. Peatrowsky, loving father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed in peace Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, at the age of 84. James was born May 23, 1933, in West Point to Lester and Ella (Leonard) Peatrowsky.
James lived all of his life in West Point and attended school there. He was a 1950 graduate of West Point High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 70 at West Point. James married Lenore Wortman on Nov. 6, 1954, in West Point. They owned the Tastee Freeze in West Point for many years and he also managed the Seeman Truck Lines in West Point for many years. He was a self-employed Commodity Broker. He and his wife moved to Fremont in 1991.
James was passionate about all sports but particularly loved baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals. James was involved in baseball for more than 30 years while living in West Point, from Little League to Class A state championships. He began coaching local teams in 1960 through 1975, stating he had “never worked with a bad kid…they were all fine boys.” In his later years, he took great joy, often with vocal enthusiasm, watching his children and grandchildren participate in various sports.
He is survived by devoted spouse of 63 years, Lenore Wortman Peatrowsky; children, Kathy and Larry Abrahams, Barbara Hadden and Brad Jungclaus, Mary and Lyle Tienken, Sue Moskovits, Lois and John Kucks, Patrick and Vickie Peatrowsky, Peggy and Dave Barton, Judy Peatrowsky and Erik Novikoff; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Peatrowsky; his mother, Ella Leonard Peatrowsky Seeman; and grandchild, Jennifer Hadden.
The Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. The Rev. Father Walter Nolte will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Burial with Military Honors will be at Omaha National Cemetery in Omaha.
Memorials to: West Point Legion Post 70 Baseball, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be directed to www.mosermemorialchapels.com.
Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave., Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490