Selected Schueth_Rice_Families and Individuals


Allen Alving Anderson

DWS: Published in Spokesman-Review from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20, 2010
" ANDERSON, Allen Alving
The gates of heaven welcomed Allen A. Anderson on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, after a brief battle with cancer. He was an amazingly tender and remarkable man whose life was filled with family, close friends, travels and adventures too many to count. Allen was born on October 9, 1939 in Hebron, North Dakota. The family soon moved to Greenacres where he graduated from Central Valley High School. He served in the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (SeaBees) between 1957 and 1961. He then went to work for Columbia Lighting until 1966. He married Olga Meloslavin in 1963. After that, his family moved to Seattle where he worked for Boeing until 1971. Upon returning to Spokane, he worked as a Union Fabricator at Columbia Lighting for over 30 years. He retired from there in 2002. He leaves behind his lifelong friend and companion of 37 years, Kathleen Ferster. He is survived by his sisters: Karen Hansen (Rod), Beverly Carlander, and Andrea Barrineau (Britt); his children: Jeffrey, Kristine, and Catherine and stepson James Ferster. He also leaves his grandchildren: Joel Cline, Jessica Anderson, Jeffrey Anderson, Jennifer Anderson, Justin Nagel, Trent Ferster, Brooklyn Anderson, Summer Ferster, and great-grand- daughter Rylin West. The welcome mat at Allen and Kathy's door was always open and included several adoptive grandchildren as well. They are Perry Shoaf, Caleb Hanowell, Christopher Helgerson, Jordyn Miller, Nataliya and Tiana Lavrova. There was always more than enough love to be shared and we will miss that greatly! Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Freda Anderson; Olga Anderson, and his brother-in-law, Mike Carlander. We would like to extend a special note of gratitude to Holy Family Hospital staff who were involved in Allen's care while he was so ill. This includes: Les, Dave, Karly, Kathy and especially Miss Dani. They all went out of their way to care for Allen and we owe them all so much. Thanks also to Chaplin Ron for his words of comfort and prayers when Allen passed. We also send our sincere thanks to Dr. Weeks and staff at Cancer Care NW. The family is honoring Allen with a memorial service to be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 20, 2010 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye, Millwood. There will be a brief graveside ceremony by the U.S. Military Honor Guard following the service at St. Joseph's Cemetery located at 17825 E. Trent for those who wish to attend. Reception to follow. SPOKANE CREMATION & BURIAL SERVICE"

Johann Henrich Venteicher

DWS: - I am only guessing at present time Mar 2016 this is the common ancestor to Herman and Anton Venteicher.
below is a clue:
DWS: - clue to a brother to our Herman? -perhaps this is his parents, too.
Johannes Henrikus Venteicher
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
birth: 4 March 1831
father: Henrich Venteicher
mother: Angela Rieksneuwoehner
Johannes Henrikus Venteicher
Deutschland Geburten und Taufen
Name Johannes Henrikus Venteicher
Gender Male
Christening Date 05 Mar 1831
Father's Name Henrich Venteicher
Mother's Name Angela Rieksneuwoehner
"Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 March 2016), Johannes Henrikus Venteicher, 05 Mar 1831; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,051,941.

Margaret M Reicks

DWS: from 'Nepper and Reicks family history and genealogy' by Schmid, Joyce

Irene Elizabeth Thiele

SPRUNK, Irene E, 79: b Sept 1, 1923, Clearwater; d of William Thiele-Anna Kaster; m LeRoy Sprunk, Oct 3, 1951; s Dan, David, LeRoy Jr; d Marilyn Stockdale, Carolee Preister, Virginia Semerad; died Aug 27, Columbus; burial St Bonaventure Cemetery, Columbus
" Irene E. Sprunk, 79, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at Columbus Community Hospital. Services are 10:00 am Saturday, August 30, 2003 at St. Isidore Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph A. Miksch officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 3-6 pm at St. Isidore Catholic Church and on Saturday from 8-9:30 am at McKown Funeral Home. There will be a Rosary on Friday at 4 pm at St. Isidore's and a Vigil service at 8 pm, also at St. Isidore Church. Interment will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Irene E. Sprunk was born September 1, 1923 in Clearwater, Nebraska to William and Anna (Kaster) Thiele. At an early age she moved to Columbus and graduated from St. Bonaventure High School in 1941. She worked at Loup Public Power from 1941-1951. On October 3, 1951 she married LeRoy Sprunk in Columbus. They lived on a farm in rural Monroe. She belonged to St. Isidore Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening, music, flowers, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.
Irene is survived by:
Husband LeRoy Sprunk Sr. of Columbus, NE
Son Dan (Brenda) Sprunk of Monroe, NE
Daughter Marilyn (Bill) Stockdale of Omaha, NE
Daughter Carolee (Alan) Preister of Monroe, NE
Son David (Jenay) Sprunk of Monroe, NE
Son LeRoy (Kelly) Sprunk Jr. of Monroe, NE
Daughter Virginia (Leroy) Semerad of Rogers, NE
Sister Helena Wiegand of Beloit, KS
Brother Leo Thiele of Columbus, NE
20- Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by:
1- Infant Brother
Sister Dorothy Helm
Brother Arnold Thiele
Brother Lawrence Thiele
Brother Marion Thiele
Brother Wilbert Thiele
Grandson Thomas Alan Preister

Memorial are directed to St. Isidore Church or the family choice.

William E Sprunk Sr

DWS: 1910 Fed census Blaine, Antelope, Nebraska
Name: William E Sprunk
Birth Year: abt 1892
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Nebraska
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Columbus, Platte, Nebraska
Dwelling Number: 167
Family Number: 167
Radio Set: No
Lives on Farm: Yes
Age at First Marriage: 22
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Austria
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: Gen Farm
Class of Worker: Employer
Employment: Yes
Name Age
William E Sprunk 38
Clara Sprunk 30
Pearl M Sprunk 13
Evelyn A Sprunk 11
William Sprunk 9
Leroy Sprunk 7
Arthur J Sprunk 2
Agnes Sprunk 78 mother widowed b. Austria
John Sprunk 58 Stepbrother b. Nebr single
Monday Dec. 1, 1969
Columbus, Nebraska
The Telegram
William Sprunk Sr, dies on Saturday, Funeral Wednesday
William Sprunk Sr, 77 of Route 3, Columbus died suddenly Saturday at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Isadore Catholic Church with Fr. Francis Price, officiating, and burial will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery. The body is to lie in state after 1pm Tuesday at McKown Funeral Home, where rosary will be prayed at 7:30pm Tuesday.
He was born Feb 29, 1892 in Butler County, the son of John and Agnes Seidel Sprunk and attended schools in Butler and Polk Counties.
Mr. Sprunk was married to Clara Beierle at St. Bonaventure Church and they made their home in the Columbus area.
A retired farmer he was a member of the St. Isadore Church.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, William Jr. of Platte Center, LeRoy of Monroe, and Arthur of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Pearl) Gussman of Thompson Ia., and Mrs. Howard (Evelyn) Gleeson of Monroe; 27 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Minnie Mick; half sister Annie Welch: and half brother John Sprunk."