Selected Schueth_Rice_Families and Individuals


Charles Edward Frahm

DWS: From FTW Vol 20 Tree# 2523 based on Linda Lee Drueke's original research.
DWS: KTIC West Point Nebraska
" Charles “Chuck” Frahm, 81 years, of Norfolk, Nebraska, formerly of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Norfolk Veteran’s Home in Norfolk with his wife by his side. Memorial Service will be Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Military Honors will be conducted at the church following the service. No Visitation. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials to the family for later designation.
Charles Edward Frahm was born August 19, 1935, in West Point, Nebraska, to Mary (Strehle) and Hugo Frahm. Charles grew up on a farm near Lyons, Nebraska, where he attended country school and later graduated from Lyons Public High School. Charles entered into the United States Army and served from 1958-1959. He was a Lifetime Member of the American Legion and VFW.
Upon discharge from the Army, Charles came back home, and soon met his bride-to-be, Clara Huntemann. They married on May 21, 1961 at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point.
The couple moved to a farm west of Oakland, Nebraska and later moved to a farm near Rosalie, Nebraska. Finally, they settled near Oakland on the family farm, a home to them for 50 years.
Charles farmed and drove truck in those early years. Eventually they had three children, Debra, Bryan and Jay. In 2005, Charles purchased Harms Equipment. His love of selling and talking with farmers was his true joy! Charles was active in Bethany Lutheran Church during his many years in Lyons. Later, the couple made First Evangelical Lutheran Church their church home.
Charles had a great faith in God and his country. His love for his family was what really drove him to work so hard for so long.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hugo; mother, Mary; stepfather, Clarence Monson; grandson, Garrett Frahm.
His legacy includes his wife, Clara; daughter, Debra (Glen) Galloway of Wayne, IL; sons, Bryan Frahm of Oakland, Jay (Michelle) Frahm of Parks, AZ; grandsons, Wesley Watson of Sedona, AZ, Carson Frahm of Hot Springs, SD, Jace Frahm of Parks; sister, Rosemary (Paul) Kai of Oakland; brother, Jim Frahm of Lincoln, NE."

Arthur Ferdinand Ortmeier

Arthur F. Ortmeier, age 75, of West Point, died Dec. 28 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Dec. 31 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Rev. Godfrey Meiergerd and Msgr. Francis Schmitt officiating. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery. Pall bearers were Jerald, Glen and Warren Ortmeier, Charles Frahm and John and Tim Steffl, all nephews. The son of John and Mary Meier Ortmeier, he was born June 16, 1907, at West Point and attended Dist. 8 and Guardian Angels Schools. On July 31, 1933, he and Mathilda Strehle were married at St. Mary's Church in West Point. He had been a resident of the area most of his life. He had retired from his position as chief mechanical engineer at St. Francis Hospital in 1977 after 28 years' service. Prior employment was with the Frank J. Strehle Garage and the Mead Ordinance Plant. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Mathilda; three sons, William of David City, Frank of Potrero, Calif. and Patrick of Omaha; one daughter, Mrs. Tim (Mary) Scherer of Montesano, Wash.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey and Herman of West Point; two sisters, Colette of West Point and Madalen Petrow of Fremont.

Mathilda Catherine (Tillie) Strehle

DWS: From FTW Vol 20 Tree# 2523 based on Linda Lee Drueke's original research.
DWS: Norfolk Daily News 15 Apr 2008
"WEST POINT - Mathilda C. "Tillie" Ortmeier, 93, of West Point died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at West Point Living Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery and the Rev. Gerald Gonderinger as celebrant. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Stokely Funeral Home with a Guild and Catholic Daughters rosary and VFW Auxiliary rites at 1:30 p.m. and wake at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or Guardian Angels Endowments.
Tillie was born Feb. 17, 1914, in West Point to Frank and Mary Welding Strehle. She attended school at Guardian Angels Catholic School, graduating with the class of 1931.
On July 31, 1933, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point she married Arthur Ortmeier. The couple lived and raised their family in West Point. Tillie worked at Yarger Jewelry for several years.
Mathilda was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guild, Catholic Daughters, American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries and Liberty Club. She was an avid card player and was a member of several bridge clubs. She and Arthur loved square and round dancing. Tillie was a faithful woman who loved her family.
Survivors include sons Frank "Bud" (Doreen) Ortmeier of Potero, Calif., and Patrick (Christine) Ortmeier of San Diego, Calif., daughter Mary Scherer of Montesano, Wash., 16 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur in December of 1982, son William, brothers Winston Strehle and Frank Strehle Jr. and sisters Mary Munson and Viola Steffl and a brother in infancy.
A lunch will follow at the Veterans Club.
Online condolences maybe left at"

Johann (John) Ortmeier

John Ortmeier, son of Ferdinand John and Maria Anna Luening, was born May 16,
1888. He married Mary Meier, Feb. 6, 1906. He is survived by his wife, Mary,
Sons: Arthur Ferdinand, Raymond, Harvey Conrad, Herman Ortmeier and daughters;
Colette Elizabeth Scherer and Madeline Petrow. John died June 17, 1945.
Interment is at St. Michael's Cemetery in West Point, Ne.
On his WWI card, he said his name was John Henry Ortmeier.
John Ortmeier passed away in this city Sunday, July 17th at 2:15 p.m. following
a short illness. He attained the age of 62 years, 1 month and 1 day. The
deceased was born, May 16, 1888, to Ferdinand and Mary Ortmeier in Westphalia,
Germany. He came to this country with his parents at the age of six months,
where he received his educaton at St. Charles, Cuming County, NE. On Feb. 7,
1906, he was married to Mary Meier at West Point. Six children were born to
Surviving are his wife and the below named children; Arthur, Fremont, Colette of
Portland, OR, Ray of West Point, Harvey, who is serving in the Armed Forces in
Germany, Herman of West Point, and Madalen of Fremont, two brothers, Casper of
West Point and Max of Highmore, SD, and two sisters; Mrs. Mary Plantenberg of
Crofton, and Mrs. Christina Ostendorf of Randolph. Over survivors include five
grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wed. morning, Jun2 20th at 9:30
o'clock at St. Mary's church with Mgsr. Jos. Bosheck officiating. Interment was
made at St. Micheal's cemetery. Out of town relatives attending the last rites
were: Mr. & Mrs. Max Ortmeier of Highmore, SD, Mrs. Margaret Wortman and Mr. &
Mrs. Al Remily of Watertown, SD, & Mr. & Mrs. Ben Meyer,

Family links:
Ferdinand John Ortmeier (1834 - 1911)
Anna Marie Luening Ortmeier (1838 - 1918)

Mary Meier Ortmeier (1884 - 1960)

Arthur Ferdinand Ortmeier (1907 - 1982)*
Collette Elizabeth Ortmeier (1909 - 1994)*
Herman J Ortmeier (1914 - 2002)*
Madalen Petrow (1919 - 2013)*

Mary Meier

Birth: Mar. 17, 1884, West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1960, Portland, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Mary Meier Ortmeier was born March 17, 1884 at West Point, NE to Joseph and Elizabeth (Bertha) Ernesti Meier.
Her education was received at West Point. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers Society and St. Mary's Guild.
She married Johann (John) Ortmeier Feb 6, 1906 at West Point. They lived on a farm until 1943. To this union six children were born.
Mrs. Ortmeier passed away Feb. 6, 1960 at the age of 75 years, 10 months, and 19 days at the home of her daughter, Colette Ortmeier Feb 6 in Portland, OR.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ortmeier of West Point, were held Thursday evening. February 11, 1960 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point. Mgsr. Herman J. Kaup officiated and burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery, West Point, NE. Ray J. Smith Morturay was in charge. Pallbearers were Rudolph Meier, Conrad Meier, Ben Meyer, Henry Ortmeier, Wenzel Ortmeier and Casper Ortmeier.
Surviving are two daughers; Miss Colette Elizabeth Ortmeier of Portland, OR; Madeline (Madelyn?) (Jack) Petrow of Fremont, NE; four sons; Arthur Ferdinand, Raymond, Harvey Conrad and Herman Ortmeier of West Point, 15 grandchildren and 8 great children.

Ray Ortmeier

Fam Grp Sht rec'd fm Elinor Scharfen 7-'92

Collette Elizabeth Ortmeier

DWS: From FTW Vol 20 Tree# 2523 based on Linda Lee Drueke's original research.
Birth: Feb. 14, 1909
West Point
Cuming County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1994
West Point
Cuming County
Nebraska, USA

West Point-The funeral for Colette Ortmeier, 85, of West Point will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point.
Ortmeier died Thursday, February 24, 1994, at West Point Living Center.
She was born February 14, 1909, at West Point and attended Cuming County District 8 and Guardian Angels High l in West Point. She worked for 35 years in Portland, OR., before returning to West Point and retiring in 1978.
Ortmeier was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the church guild.
Survivors include a sister, Madalen Petrow of Fremont; two brothers, Herman and Harvey, both of West Point.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
The Rev. Gary Ostrander officiated at the Mass. Ben Stalp Funeral Home in West Point was in charge of arrangements. Burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Colette Elizabeth Ortmeier - Feb. 14, 1909*Feb. 25, 1994
"So she decided she wanted to go out west so we had relatives out there so she went out there & got a job and she had several jobs that lasted a while and then she got this job with that lumber broker and she worked there for about 30 years. And then when she was, well this is kind of an interesting story (smiling) of hers, as far as that is concerned, when the old gent, you know she was the chief cook…he was hospitalized and when he was in the hospital, my sister had to make his meals, noon meal then she would make enough for the evening meal. Of course, then after he died then the wife was pretty much a burden on my sister and I think that the rest of the family could see that so they advised that their mother go into a nursing home. So then my sister came here, lived in West Point for, she lived here quite a while. She was quite a walker… but you know all at once she gave up." - Herman Ortmeier, 2002
Interment St. Michael's Cemetery West Point.