Joseph P. Sturek

February 26, 2008


Joseph P. Sturek, 78, of St. Paul died Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the Heritage Living Center in St. Paul.

Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul with Father Ray Kosmicki officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5-8 p.m. with rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.

Memorials are designated to the family’s choice.

Joseph was born April 16, 1929 to Joseph E. & Bernice Jaworski Nowak Sturek at Cedar Rapids, Nebraska in the Timbercreek Township of Boone County.

He attended rural school in Greeley County and then district #23 in Howard County. He first attended high school in Wolbach and then in St. Paul where he graduated in 1946.

He first worked for the Burlington Railroad. He then worked for the Department of Roads for the State of Nebraska in the maintenance department. After recovering from an injury sustained on the job, he returned to the Department of Roads where he worked for nearly 46 years until his retirement in June 1993. Joe continued to live in St. Paul.

He made toys for his sisters and himself to play with when he was younger.

Joe had a great love for music. He played guitar with several bands and also played for residents in nursing and retirement homes and for others.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking family members on his boat.

Joe was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus of St. Paul.

Survivors include three sisters and a brother-in-law, Eileen Kowalski of St. Paul, Bunny and David Gorecki and Mary Kezior all of Farwell; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Mona Sturek of Folsom, CA; a step-son, Jeff Lambert of Florida; a step-daughter, Judy Stanczyk and her husband David of Lincoln; four step-grandchildren, Hayley Mitchell, Heidi Hull, Brandon Stanczyk and Amanda Kotschwar; and four step-great-grandchildren; and an uncle, Ernest Nowak of Grand Island.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Joe Sturek.

Betty Marie Wilhelm

February 19, 2008


Betty M. Wilhelm, 80, of St. Paul died Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at the Heritage Living Center in St. Paul.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include a son, Rod Wilhelm of St. Paul; a daughter, Mari Wilhelm and her husband Bill Winkler of Tucson, AZ; two grandchildren, Jason of Lincoln and Anesha of Omaha; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Helen Grice of Phoenix; and two sisters, Dorothy Wilhelm of Midland, MI and Marge Button of Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Merlin Grice; and a sister, Helen Hughes.

Mr. Joseph P. Coufal

February 14, 2008


Joseph P. Coufal, 86, of Cotesfield died Thursday, February 14, 2008 at the Heritage Living Center in St. Paul.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul. The Reverend Martha Voigt will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Scotia with military honors by Rueben Beck American Legion Post #150 of Scotia. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials suggested to the family’s choice.

Mr. Coufal was born June 21, 1921 to Leopold A. & Blanch (Halla) Coufal in Cotesfield.

Joe was raised and attended school in Cotesfield. After his schooling he farmed with his father. He entered the U.S. Army April 18, 1945 where he worked as a construction machine operator. He received his discharge December 7, 1946. He returned to the Cotesfield area where he farmed.

He was united in marriage to Maxine Englebrecht on March 25, 1947 in Elba. The couple lived and farmed their entire lives in the Cotesfield area. After retirement in 1986, the couple continued to live on the farm where he helped his son Garland farm. He enjoyed raising cattle.

Joe enjoyed helping his son and son-in-law farm, visiting and playing cards with neighbors and friends. He and Maxine loved to go for drives and enjoyed dancing. Joe was willing to lend a hand to neighbors and friends.

He was a member of Rueben Beck American Legion Post #150 of Scotia.

Survivors include his wife Maxine of Cotesfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, Garland & Sherryl Coufal of Cotesfield and Dale & Lavon Coufal of Ravenna; one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy & Jerry Jensen of Scotia; one daughter-in-law; Grace Coufal of North Loup; fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Lee & Joann Coufal of Monet, MO; and one sister Margery Conwell of Merced, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Russell, one brother Ralph Coufal and two sisters Verna Beck & Blanche Hermsmeyer.

Doyle L. Ingram

February 8, 2008

Doyle L. Ingram, 73, of Scotia died Thursday, February 7, 2008 at the Howard County Community Hospital in St. Paul.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul. The Reverend Mark Middendorf will officiate. Flag presentation will be by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post #119 of St. Paul. There will not be any visitation. Mr. Ingram donated his body to medical research.

Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

Mr. Ingram was born September 14, 1934 in Bucklin, KS to Arthur and Leona (Spencer) Ingram. He lived in Bucklin until moving with his parents to Kremmling, CO when he was five years old. He attended school in Kremmling where he graduated in 1952.

He entered the U.S. Army in May 1952 and served until he received his discharge in June 1955.
Doyle was united in marriage to Marie Cervinka on April 24, 1954 in Steamboat Springs, CO. Doyle worked a lot of his life ranching, including working with his brother, Will and then for the Killian ranch for 15 years in Calhan, CO. Upon retirement, the couple moved to Scotia.

Doyle enjoyed fixing old cars, participating in rodeos, including team roping and bull riding. He especially enjoyed the outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and camping. He also liked to watch football.

He was a former member of the North Star Church in Bucklin, KS where he was baptized. He served as president of the Colorado Angus Association, was a 4-H leader and a member of the Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Marie of Scotia; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Darlene and Joe Ellis of Fairplay, CO, Brenda and Ken Heersink of Monte Vista, CO and Terri Ingram of St. Paul; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Will and Vangie Ingram of Florence, AZ; and four sisters two brothers-in-law, Rita Belle Stafford of Fort Morgan, CO, Shirley and Frank Martinec and Yvonne Bland of Florence, AZ and Charlene and Ed Reid of Springfield, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bernice Moore and Whaneetha Stimpert and a brother, Robert Ingram.