Bernice Jane Buse
DWS: KTIC radio West Point NE
" Bernice Steffensmeier, age 89, of West Point, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m on Monday, November 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery with lunch following at the Nielsen Center. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. with Guild Rosary at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Stokely Funeral Home. Then visitation continues from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday evening with Wake Service at 7 p.m. at Stokely Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Endowment or to GACC Endowment. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home in West Point.
Bernice Jane Buse was born March 11, 1926 in West Point to Joseph and Marie (Peterson) Buse. She grew up in Cuming County on the family farm and attended District 28 country school. As a child, she taught herself to play the accordion and could be found playing background music on the radio. On October 11, 1950, Bernice married Herman Steffensmeier at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point.
Bernice was proud of being a homemaker and the values of hard work and “get it done” attitude that she instilled in her children. Bernice also enjoyed finding bargains and gift ideas on QVC. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guild, and Christian Mothers.
Survivors include her sons David (Joan), Larry (Debra), and Mark all of West Point; daughters Carol Steffensmeier of Minneapolis, MN, Susan (Randy) Mejstrik of Omaha, and Sharon Braun of Wayne; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; husband Herman on August 22, 1992; son Brian on November 30, 2007; brother Leo Buse; and sister Dorothy Schuetze."
Brian Joseph Steffensmeier
DWS: From West Point Broadcasting
"Brian J. Steffensmeier, age 40, of West Point, Nebraska Memorial services will be held Friday, December 14th, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point with burial in the St. Michael's Cemetery. Those wishing to sign the register may do so on Thursday, December 13th, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. There will be a Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.stokelyfuneralhome.com. Brian J. Steffensmeier passed away Friday, November 30th, at the West Point Living Center in West Point.
Memorials may be directed towards AA or to St. Mary's Catholic Church. Brian Joseph Steffensmeier was born December 14, 1966 at West Point to Herman & Bernice (Buse) Steffensmeier. Brian grew up in West Point and was a1986 West Point Public High School graduate. Brian followed in his family tradition of working as a truck driver, working for Steffensmeier Trucking, Crete Carrier and Zitner Trucking. Brian worked until his health would no longer allow. Brian was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing the guitar. Survivors include his mother, Bernice, sisters Carol Steffensmeier of Minneapolis, MN, Susan (husband Randy) Mejstrik of Omaha, and Sharon Braun of Wayne, brothers David (wife Joan), Larry (wife Debbie) and Mark Steffensmeier all of West Point, nieces and nephews