Paul J Spenner
DWS: From "Dodge, NE a Century of Integrity 1886-1986" page 242: "Lived at West Point NE on same farm he was born"
DWS: obituary: Stokely Funeral Home 03/08/2008
" Paul J. Spenner, 82, of rural West Point, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at his farm home.
Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Monday, March 10, 2008 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 9 at Stokely Funeral Home from noon to 4:00 pm. Vigil Service will be held at 6:00 pm Sunday at St. Mary’s Church. Memorials can be made to Guardian Angels Endowment Fund or family choice. Stokely Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Paul was born May 11, 1925, on the family farm west of West Point to Ignatius and Anna Risse Spenner. He attended Guardian Angels Catholic School, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and farmed all his life. On August 25, 1953, he married Rita Maresh at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Dodge, NE. The couple farmed west of West Point, retiring in 2008.
Paul was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, former Parish Council member, usher, cantor, funeral choir member for 30 years and Eucharistic Minister for many years. Paul was a nature lover, enjoyed wildlife, traveling and reading. He was an organic farmer, an employee and active member in the National Farmers Organization for more than 25 years.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Spenner of West Point; children, Tom Spenner of Boise, ID, Kathleen (James) Boehringer, Yukon, OK, Mike (Ginny) Spenner, Missoula, MT, Diane (Stan) Spomer, Buena Vista, CO, Mark (Linda) Spenner, West Point, NE, John (Ginger) Spenner, Bellevue, NE, Bob (Carol) Spenner, West Point, NE, Elaine (Loren) Ruskamp, Firth, NE, Jackie (Roger) Hansen, Boise, ID; 14 grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and 12 step great grandchildren; brothers, Ferdinand (Pauline) Spenner of Hartington, NE, Bernard (Eva) Spenner of Tekamah, NE, ; sisters, Sr. Leovigild Spenner of Manitowoc, WI, Sr. Ann Spenner of Manitowoc, WI, Mathilda (Elno) Zikmund of Omaha, NE, Dorothy Steffen of Hartington, NE, Frances Bockholt of Fordyce, NE. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 4 sisters and 2 half-sisters."
DWS: Fremont Tribune 17 May 2013
" Rita Spenner, 84, of West Point died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.
She was born May 18, 1928, on the family farm in rural Dodge to Emil and Anna (Vogltance) Maresh. She attended St. Wenceslaus School and graduated from Dodge High School in 1946. She married Paul J. Spenner on Aug. 25, 1953, in Dodge. The couple farmed west of West Point until retiring in 2008. Paul died March 6, 2008. Rita remained on the farm until moving into West Point in December 2012.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, its Ladies Guild and sang in the funeral choir for a number of years.
Survivors include: her children, Tom Spenner of Boise, Idaho, Kathleen (and husband, James) Boehringer of Yukon, Okla., Mike (and wife, Ginny) Spenner of Missoula, Mont., Diane (and husband, Stan) Spomer of Elizabeth, Colo., Mark (and wife, Linda) Spenner of West Point, John (and wife, Ginger) Spenner of Bellevue, Bob (and wife, Carol) Spenner of West Point, Elaine (and husband, Loren) Ruskamp of Firth and Jackie (and husband, Roger) Hansen of Boise; brother, Richard (and wife, Alice) Maresh of Dodge; sister, Mary Ann (and husband, Louis) Bohaboj of Dodge; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by a sister and a granddaughter.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Minnick Funeral Home in West Point with a Guild rosary at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will continue after 5:30 p.m. at the church until the vigil service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Michael's Cemetery and the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation."
" Bernard Arnold Spenner was born May 25, 1929, to Ignatius and Anna (Risse) Spenner on the family farm near West Point, Nebraska. He passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska, at the age of 84 years.
He attended Guardian Angels School in West Point and worked for his father on the family farm until January 7, 1953, when he was called to serve his country in the Army, during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged November 23, 1954. He then worked as a hired hand.
On April 16, 1956, he was united in marriage to Eva Sok at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Tekamah. Together they raised four children. Bernard continued crop farming west of Tekamah, where he raised feeder pigs and background cattle until he retired in March of 1999.
His great loves in life were faith, family, friends, farming and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Joseph, Henry, Rev. Ignatius and Rev. Conrad, Paul, Ferdinand; six sisters, Catherine Spenner, Anna Steffen, Sister Johnitta Spenner, Sister Marie Paula Spenner, Sister Leovigild Spenner, Frances Bockholt ; two half-sisters, Theresa and Mary Gentrup.
Survivors include his wife, Eva of Tekamah; two sons, Joseph of Middleburg, FL, David of Bellevue, NE; two daughters, Lou (Bill) Calhoon of Stanton, NE, Donna Spenner of Tekamah; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Mathilda Zikmund of Omaha, NE, Dorothy Steffen of Yankton, SD, Sister Ann Spenner of Manitowoc, WI; many nieces and nephews."
Eva Marie Sok
" Eva Marie (Sok) Spenner, age 81, of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away on August 21, 2016 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah. Burial will be in the Tekamah Cemetery. Memorial visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends and Vigil service at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.
Eva Marie (Sok) Spenner was born to John and Anna (Augustyn) Sok December 10, 1934 in rural Valley County, Nebraska. She attended school at District 47 in Valley County. On January 16, 1946, the family moved to Burt County, Nebraska, where Eva attended school and graduated from Tekamah High School in 1952.
On April 16, 1956, Eva and Bernard Spenner were united in marriage at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah, Nebraska. To this union were born four children, Joseph, David, Lou and Donna. They made their home and raised their children on a farm west of Tekamah, where Eva was a homemaker, bookkeeper, gardener, housekeeper and caretaker of the elderly.
Eva was an active member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Altar Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard; brothers, Henry Sok, Steve Sok; sister, Lillian (Sok) Vetick.
She is survived by her sons, Joseph Spenner of Jacksonville, FL, David Spenner of Bellevue, NE; daughters, Lou (Bill) Calhoon of Stanton, NE, Donna Spenner of Tekamah; two grandsons; two granddaughters; 3 great grandsons; sisters, Josephine Marquardt of Omaha, Adelene Laetsch of Atkinson, NE, Marie Gill of Tekamah; many nieces and nephews."
Lived at Fordyce, in Cedar Co., NE
DWS: 1900 Fed census Monterey, Cuming, Nebraska 8 June 1900
Louis Ulrich 59 farmer, b. Aug 1846 Germany, immig 1869, marr 27 yrs
Gertrud Ulrich 45 wife, b. Sep 1854 Germany, immig 1869, marr 27 yrs, 9 ch 7 living
Theodor Ulrich 23 son b. June 1876 Nebr
Ferdinand Ulrich 21 son b. Oct 1878 Nebr
Annie Ulrich 19 dau b. Sep 1880 Nebr
Charles Ulrich 16 son b. Dec 1883 Nebr
August Ulrich 13 son b. Sep 1886 Nebr
Lizzie Ulrich 8 dau b. Nov 1891 Nebr
DWS: 1930 Census Monterey twp, Cuming Co, NE 10 April 1930