Obituaries Plains Edition for 8-29-09 | TheFencePost.com

Obituaries Plains Edition for 8-29-09

Adolph Alexander “Alex” Lobner, 92, of Lewellen died Aug. 3, 2009, at his home.

He was born Sept. 15, 1916, at the family homestead ten miles north of Lewellen to Herman and Frances (Adams) Lobner, the second of their four children. He attended school at District 16 through 8th grade. His first year of school was difficult because he spoke mostly German and the kids made fun of him. He was the only student in his grade throughout his school years and often missed school to help on the ranch. He and his sister, Erma, herded turkeys in the mornings and evenings, taking the turkeys out on the prairie for grasshoppers.

At the age of 17, he took a trip back east to Ohio, New York, and New Jersey thinking he might find a job and visiting relatives. He decided Nebraska was where he preferred to be and returned home in time for spring crop planting.

The year before he married, he went on a cattle drive, helping Bill Fischer move his cattle from the lake area east of Lewellen up to Valentine, a drive of 21 days.

On Oct. 14, 1942, he married Mildred Seibert in Ogallala. They moved to their present home in 1947 where they actively farmed and ranched until the last few years.

Three children were born to the couple, Garnet, Aaron and Conrad. By the time Garnet was born, a young man, Welby Anderson, who lived with this grandmother, became a good friend. He helped Alex and Millie and earned extra money. Welby lived and worked with them, becoming a well-loved family member.

When Carole Anderson was critically injured in an accident, her three children, Darren, Bryan and Cara became a part of the family, living with Alex and Millie for several years.

They enjoyed polka dancing and traveled quite a bit to dance to some of the better polka bands.

He retained an active interest in the farm and ranch, wanting to know how things were going and what everyone was doing up to the very end.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mildred; three children, Garnet (Ron) Storer, Aaron (Terrie) Lobner, and Conrad (Peggy) Lobner, all of Lewellen; eight grandchildren, Tony (Nicole) Storer of Lincoln, Cory (Nicole) Storer of Bartonville, Ill., Melinda Lobner of Scottsbluff, Josh Lobner of Arthur, Andrea Lobner, Stephanie Lobner, Cameron (Lacey) Lobner, Jentry (Jessie) Lobner all of Lewellen; five great-grandchildren, Jessica, Amber, and Trevor Storer of Lincoln and Wyland and Wilse Lobner of Lewellen; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Erma; brothers, Connie and Karl; and a grandson, Travis Storer.

Adolph Alexander “Alex” Lobner, 92, of Lewellen died Aug. 3, 2009, at his home.

He was born Sept. 15, 1916, at the family homestead ten miles north of Lewellen to Herman and Frances (Adams) Lobner, the second of their four children. He attended school at District 16 through 8th grade. His first year of school was difficult because he spoke mostly German and the kids made fun of him. He was the only student in his grade throughout his school years and often missed school to help on the ranch. He and his sister, Erma, herded turkeys in the mornings and evenings, taking the turkeys out on the prairie for grasshoppers.

At the age of 17, he took a trip back east to Ohio, New York, and New Jersey thinking he might find a job and visiting relatives. He decided Nebraska was where he preferred to be and returned home in time for spring crop planting.

The year before he married, he went on a cattle drive, helping Bill Fischer move his cattle from the lake area east of Lewellen up to Valentine, a drive of 21 days.

On Oct. 14, 1942, he married Mildred Seibert in Ogallala. They moved to their present home in 1947 where they actively farmed and ranched until the last few years.

Three children were born to the couple, Garnet, Aaron and Conrad. By the time Garnet was born, a young man, Welby Anderson, who lived with this grandmother, became a good friend. He helped Alex and Millie and earned extra money. Welby lived and worked with them, becoming a well-loved family member.

When Carole Anderson was critically injured in an accident, her three children, Darren, Bryan and Cara became a part of the family, living with Alex and Millie for several years.

They enjoyed polka dancing and traveled quite a bit to dance to some of the better polka bands.

He retained an active interest in the farm and ranch, wanting to know how things were going and what everyone was doing up to the very end.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mildred; three children, Garnet (Ron) Storer, Aaron (Terrie) Lobner, and Conrad (Peggy) Lobner, all of Lewellen; eight grandchildren, Tony (Nicole) Storer of Lincoln, Cory (Nicole) Storer of Bartonville, Ill., Melinda Lobner of Scottsbluff, Josh Lobner of Arthur, Andrea Lobner, Stephanie Lobner, Cameron (Lacey) Lobner, Jentry (Jessie) Lobner all of Lewellen; five great-grandchildren, Jessica, Amber, and Trevor Storer of Lincoln and Wyland and Wilse Lobner of Lewellen; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Erma; brothers, Connie and Karl; and a grandson, Travis Storer.

Adolph Alexander “Alex” Lobner, 92, of Lewellen died Aug. 3, 2009, at his home.

He was born Sept. 15, 1916, at the family homestead ten miles north of Lewellen to Herman and Frances (Adams) Lobner, the second of their four children. He attended school at District 16 through 8th grade. His first year of school was difficult because he spoke mostly German and the kids made fun of him. He was the only student in his grade throughout his school years and often missed school to help on the ranch. He and his sister, Erma, herded turkeys in the mornings and evenings, taking the turkeys out on the prairie for grasshoppers.

At the age of 17, he took a trip back east to Ohio, New York, and New Jersey thinking he might find a job and visiting relatives. He decided Nebraska was where he preferred to be and returned home in time for spring crop planting.

The year before he married, he went on a cattle drive, helping Bill Fischer move his cattle from the lake area east of Lewellen up to Valentine, a drive of 21 days.

On Oct. 14, 1942, he married Mildred Seibert in Ogallala. They moved to their present home in 1947 where they actively farmed and ranched until the last few years.

Three children were born to the couple, Garnet, Aaron and Conrad. By the time Garnet was born, a young man, Welby Anderson, who lived with this grandmother, became a good friend. He helped Alex and Millie and earned extra money. Welby lived and worked with them, becoming a well-loved family member.

When Carole Anderson was critically injured in an accident, her three children, Darren, Bryan and Cara became a part of the family, living with Alex and Millie for several years.

They enjoyed polka dancing and traveled quite a bit to dance to some of the better polka bands.

He retained an active interest in the farm and ranch, wanting to know how things were going and what everyone was doing up to the very end.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mildred; three children, Garnet (Ron) Storer, Aaron (Terrie) Lobner, and Conrad (Peggy) Lobner, all of Lewellen; eight grandchildren, Tony (Nicole) Storer of Lincoln, Cory (Nicole) Storer of Bartonville, Ill., Melinda Lobner of Scottsbluff, Josh Lobner of Arthur, Andrea Lobner, Stephanie Lobner, Cameron (Lacey) Lobner, Jentry (Jessie) Lobner all of Lewellen; five great-grandchildren, Jessica, Amber, and Trevor Storer of Lincoln and Wyland and Wilse Lobner of Lewellen; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Erma; brothers, Connie and Karl; and a grandson, Travis Storer.