Raymond Joseph Reestman
DWS: Levander Funeral Home, Elgin NE
" Raymond J. Reestman, 93 of Elgin, NE passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin, NE. Visitation will be 6:00-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Joseph Reestman, son of Gerhard and Agnes (Oberbrockling) Reestman, was born August 26, 1921 in Petersburg, NE. He grew up on a farm near Raeville, NE and attended St. Bonaventure School and Church. He entered the United States Army on August 7, 1942 serving in Battery A-531st AAAW Battalion, attached to the 30th Infantry Division in World War II. He received the Good Conduct Metal, Sharpshooter badge on the M-1 rifle, five Battle Stars for action in the Battle of Normandy (Omaha Beach), northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge) and Central Europe. He also received the Victory Medal and French Medal before being honorably discharged on November 9, 1945 with the rank of Sergeant.
On January 20, 1948, Ray married Catherine A. Zwingman at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville. They resided on the same farm east of Elgin, NE for 45 years where Ray farmed and raised livestock, until retiring and moving to Elgin in 1994. In 2014, they entered the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Ray was a lifelong member of St. Bonaventure Parish, serving as Trustee on the parish council, member of the Knights of Columbus Council 244, and life member of American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. He enjoyed baseball, bowling and family. He was a fan for life of the Yankees, Huskers, Lakers and his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s’ activities.
Ray is survived by his wife of 67 years, Catherine; two children: Janice (Duane) Esau of Elgin, NE; Roger Reestman of Omaha, NE; daughter-in-law: Marilyn Reestman of Elgin; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother: Joseph Reestman of Oakdale, NE; one sister: Betty (Jerome) Temme of Petersburg, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Ron Reestman in 2001; one brother: Norbert Reestman; three sisters: Irene Camp, Alice Schmitz, and Marie Zwingman."
Catherine Angelinia Zwingman
DWS: Norfolk Daily News (Nebraska)
" RAEVILLE — Services for Catherine A. Reestman, 91, of Elgin will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville. The Rev. Ross Burkhalter will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of the arrangements.
She died Sunday, March 13, 2016, at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Catherine Angelinia Reestman, daughter of Henry and Angelinia (Van Ert) Zwingman, was born Dec. 20, 1924, at Petersburg. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, where she was a lifetime member. Catherine attended her early years of school at St. John’s in Petersburg before moving east of Elgin and attended the District 36 “Star School” through the 10th grade.
Catherine married Raymond Joseph Reestman on Jan. 20, 1948, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. Following their marriage, they resided on their farm east of Elgin for 45 years, working together farming and raising livestock. In 1994, they moved into Elgin and, in the fall of 2014, they entered the Golden Living Center in Neligh. Catherine loved being a housewife and mother to their children.
Catherine was a member of and held many offices with the St. Bonaventure Christian Mothers. She also was a member of the Woman’s Club, Woman’s Legion Auxiliary and Farmerett Extension Club. She loved to entertain family and friends with her baking and cooking, caring for her flowers, gardening, crafting, bowling, playing cards, many other games, crocheting, sewing, fancy work and enjoyed working at the Senior Center. She especially loved being with and attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s events.
Catherine is survived by her daughter, Janice K. (Duane) Esau of Elgin; a son, Roger A. Reestman of Omaha; her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Reestman of Elgin; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerome Temme and Betty Temme of Petersburg, Joe Reestman of Oakdale, Darold Henke of Arizona, Margaret Zwingman of California and Leona Zwingman of O’Neill; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse Ray in 2015; son Ron Reestman in 2001; four brothers, Anthony, Clarence, Richard and Donald Zwingman; and a sister, Dorothy Henke.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com."
Raymond B Bode
DWS: findagrave with photo of gravestone with dates
Delores Ann Klein
DWS: Huffman-Levander Funeral Home, Elgin, Nebr
" Delores A. Bode, 90 of Raeville, NE, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Heritage of Bel Air Care Home in Norfolk, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November. 3, 2014 at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Delores Ann Bode, daughter of Joseph and Clara (Preusser) Klein, was born July 19, 1924 on the family farm north of Raeville, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Church and attended school at St. John Berchman School in Raeville. Following school, she moved to Omaha, where she worked as a nanny for a few years. After returning to Raeville, she joined a band and played accordion for dances in surrounding towns.
On October 16, 1945, Delores married Raymond Bode at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville. The couple made their home on a farm west of Raeville, where they raised their 11 children and farmed. Raymond passed away in 1997 and Delores continued living on the farm until October 2009, when she entered Heritage of Bel Air Care Home in Norfolk, NE.
Delores was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, St. Bonaventure Christian Mothers and was organist at the church for many years. She was a great cook and her homemade bread was a specialty. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, but her greatest loves were her family, music and prayer.
She is survived by her 11 children: Marilyn Reestman of Elgin; Joseph Bode of Raeville; Jeanette (Dick) Thiem of Ashland; Janice (Terry) Henn of Elgin; Ralph (Jeanette) Bode of Raeville; Joyce (Ken) Reestman of Elgin; Donna (Jerome) Brester of Howells; Roger (Roxanne) Bode of O’Fallon, MO; Doris (Fred) Dederman of Norfolk; Ronald (Liane) Bode of Elgin; Laurie (Les) Stratman of Omaha; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Alfreda Pelster of Neligh ; Arlene Jochum of Sutherland, NE ; Reola Pelster of Petersburg; Betty (Don) Mannlein of Albion, NE; two sisters-in-law: Rosemond Klein of Petersburg; Marjorie Bode of Raeville; one brother-in-law: Louis Czech of Minnesota; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond; and son-in-law Ron Reestman."
Gerald Mark Thiem
DWS: ancestry.com family tree Feller Family Tree Family Tree by EYankee
DWS: from 'Heritage of Petersburg' Nebraska Q Centennial Book 1887-2012
yes born 'St Libory, St Clair Co, IL'
Julia M Dingwerth
DWS: from 'Heritage of Petersburg' Nebraska Q Centennial Book 1887-2012
yes born 'St Libory, Nebraska'