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Plains Edition Obituaries


, 86, of Ogallala, died Nov. 17, 2006, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Ashton, Neb., the son of Toney and Helen (Klein) Krajewski. In 1923 the family moved to a farm north of Brule, and later south of Ogallala when their land was used in the construction of Lake McConaughy.

He received his education in Ogallala, graduating from Ogallala High School in 1937. He then attended Business College in Denver, Colo.

In 1942 he enlisted in the Navy Air Corps, receiving his wings at Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1943 he began his first assignment as a flight instructor at the Navy Air Field in Ottomwa, Iowa. In 1944 he was stationed at the Naval Air Station at Patuxen River, Maryland, where he was attached to Squadron BR1 Naval Air Transport Service. His service included transporting troops and supplies to various points in the United States, South America and Newfoundland.

On April 21, 1945, in the Naval Chapel in Patuxen River, Maryland Lt.s.g. Norbert Krajewski married Sancy Reznicek of Washington, D.C., formerly of Pender, Neb.

After his discharge in November of 1945 Norbert and Sancy returned to the farm seven miles southwest of Ogallala. He conducted a farming and cattle operation. In addition, they purchased and operated a fly-in hunting and fishing lodge at Lynn Lake in northern Manitoba, Canada. In 1980 they semi-retired and spent their winters in their home at Arizona City, Ariz.

He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council # 4979, V.F.W., American Legion, Ogallala Country Club, Rotary Club, Nebraska Wheat Growers and was a life member of the Ogallala Elks Club where he had received the Elk of the Year Award. He was also instrumental in starting the National Guard Unit in Ogallala.

Survivors include his wife, Sancy of Ogallala; five sons, Toney (Barb) Krajewski of Paxton, David (Diane) Krajewski of Ogallala, Gary (Diane) Krajewski of Ogallala, Lt. Col. James (Brenda) Krajewski of Burke, Virg., Robert (Judy) Krajewski of Ogallala; three daughters, Margaret Fries of Cairo, Neb., Jeanette Hanson of Wichita, Kan., Susan (Glenn) Behrens of Templeton, Iowa; one sister, Eileen Strong of Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, Milford Krajewski of Ogallala; thirteen grandsons, nine granddaughters, three great-grandsons and nine great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald and a sister, Damasia.

, 90, longtime Ogallala businessman, died Nov. 14, 2006, at the Imperial Manor in Imperial.

He was born Oct. 31, 1916, at Seward, the son of Albert and Maude Ray Hageman. He moved with his family to a farm south of Ogallala at the age of thirteen. He received his education in Ogallala and the University of Lincoln.

He was united in marriage to Marie Alberta Spoeneman on May 28, 1941, at her home north of Brule. The couple resided on the family farm, in which he raised general crops and had a large mill production line for several years. He farmed until his retirement at the age of 82.

Over the years, he had a variety of business interests. He belonged to the original Yacht Club for two years; then called the Boat Club. Their club met in the basement of the old hotel. In 1954 he and several other dairy farmers bought Leonard’s Dairy, a dairy processing plant, which was located in downtown Ogallala. The group then built a new plant two years later on East Highway 30. They delivered milk to 13 towns. They sold it to Robert’s Dairy in the early ’60s. In 1957, he built West Roads Mall on West Highway 30. It housed Friedman Plumbing and Ralston Purina Feeds.

Two years later, it was then remodeled into several stores, which then housed a restaurant owned by Turco’s, Helmuth Dry Cleaners, and a beauty shop. It continues to be a busy business center. In 1972 he built what is now known as the NAPA building. He sold Ralston Purina Feeds for over 20 years. He operated his business for several years out of West Roads Mall and at his home, and for two years operated out of the Ralston Purina elevators on West Highway 30 before he retired from the feed business. His interests in life were varied, and he stated he just enjoyed life in general.

He resided at his farm and in Ogallala until January of 2005 when he moved to Imperial Manor in Imperial.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church for 81 years. He was also a member of the Rotary Club for 52 years, where he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow in 2003. This award comes back to the community and is used for scholarships, foreign exchange students, and a variety of other projects.

Survivors include two sons, Robert (Vera) Hageman, and Chris (Janet) Hageman, all of Ogallala; four daughters, Patricia (Jack) Valentine of Van, Texas; Pamela Hough of Ogallala; Diane Sandall of Imperial; and Cheri (Joe) Kneifel of North Platte; three sisters, Marjorie Steffen, Vivian Watkins, and Thelma Cowdry, all of Denver; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alberta; his son, Howard, and his son-in-law, Bill Hough.

, 76, of Kearney died Nov. 7, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was born April 10, 1930, in Lowell to Henry and Bertha (Patterson) Schlattmann.

On May 29, 1953, he married Patricia Bennett in Loup City. She preceded him in death.

He grew up in Lowell, Poole and Ravenna and received his education at Poole and Ravenna. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and was honorably discharged.

He was employed by the Jack & Jill grocery store in Loup City. He also lived in Grand Island and was employed by Skagway. He was employed by Safeway and IGA in Kearney. He owned Geno’s Tavern on south Central Avenue.

He was a member of the Eagles and the American Legion. He loved to bowl, hunt, fish and play cards. He loved his family and being with them.

Survivors include sons, Ken (Ann) Schlattmann of Kearney and Tim of Los Angeles; daughters, Cindy of Kearney and Lisa (Jim) Wedgewood of Conroe, Texas; brother, Henry of Kearney; sisters, Fern Majer of Ravenna, Maxine Roberts of Lincoln and Rose Moritz of Omaha; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and special friend, Ruthie Witmer of Elm Creek; one great-grandchild on the way; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Madeline Schlattmann of Kansas City, Mo., Wilma Schlattmann of Lincoln, Phyllis Payton of Grand Island, Norma Schlattmann of Kearney, Jack Majer of Ravenna and Paul Moritz of Omaha; many nieces and nephews; honorary daughter, Bonnie Marshall; and Ruthie Witmer’s son, David Witmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers, Bill, Bob, Harold, Dale, Jimmy and Dickie; and sisters, Sylvia Schlattmann and Mildred Meyers.


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