December 2, 2013



1921-2013

Virgil Bueltel, 92, who formerly lived in Manning and farmed many years north of Manilla, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Papillion Manor in Papillion, Neb.

Mass of the Christian burial was Monday, Dec. 2, at Sacred Heart Catholid Church in Manning, and burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Manilla, with the Rev. Robert Gralapp presiding at the services.

Eucharistic ministers were Karen Bueltel and Amy Hulme. Lectors were Carly Bueltel, Adam Bueltel and Andrea Abeln. Gift bearers were Jennifer Bueltel and Danielle Bueltel. Honorary gift bearers were Donna Bueltel, Alexa Bueltel, Katelyn Bueltel, Kristina Hulme and Sara Bueltel. Mass servers were Ben Wegner and Sam Wegner.

Casket bearers were Larry Hulme, Nicholas Lorenzo, Andrew Hulme, Adam Bueltel, Jordan Bueltel and Matthew Abeln. Honorary casket bearers were Ronald Medley, Paul Bueltel, Michael Medley, Brett Bueltel, William Medley, Brian Bueltel and Bill Siegal.

Music was "Here I Am Lord," "Beyond Moon and Stars," "I Am the Bread of Life," "Amazing Grace" and "On Eagle's Wings" by Sacred Heart choir and organist Pat Heithoff.

Ohde Funeral Home in Manning was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Papillion Manor and Sacred Heart Parishes in Manning and Manilla.

Virgil Bernard Bueltel, son of Frank and Theresa (Schenkelberg) Bueltel, was born May 6, 1921 in Templeton, Iowa. He grew up on farms in the Templeton and Manning area. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School, Carroll County Country School, and graduated from Manning High School in 1939.

Virgil married Marie Kenkel on Feb. 17, 1947 at St. Peter Church in Defiance. In 1948 Virgil and Marie purchased the family farm north of Manilla where they raised their family of six children: Jane, Lynn, John, Mary, Joel and Anne. Virgil farmed for over 40 years and retired in the fall of 1982.

He was active in the Sacred Heart Parish in Manilla and Manning, Knights of Columbus, Farm Bureau, Crawford County Pork Producers and the Manning Senior Center. When he retired he enjoyed many hobbies including vegetable and flower gardening (especially hibiscus), polka dancing, church choirs, Manilla Centennial Show Choir, playing cards and needlework including hardanger. He was an avid high school boys and girls basketball fan and a lifetime St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

After Marie suffered a stroke in 1995 the couple moved to Manning. Marie passed away on July 6, 2000. Virgil was able to remain at home until the fall of 2009 when he moved to Papillion Manor.

Virgil is survived by his six children, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Jane, husband Larry Hulme of Papillion Neb., and children Amy Hulme of Chicago Ill., and Andrew Hulme, wife Kristina and their daughter Elinor of Kansas City Mo., Lynn Bueltel, wife Jennifer of St. Paul Minn., and children Paul Bueltel of Minneapolis Minn., and Andrea Abeln, husband Matt and their son Finnegan of St. Paul, Minn., Bill Siegel of St. Paul, Minn., John Bueltel, wife Karen of Glenwood, Iowa, and children Danielle Bueltel, Jordan Bueltel of Glenwood Iowa, and Carly Bueltel of Chicago Ill., Mary, husband Ron Medley and children Michael and William Medley of La Vista, Neb., Joel Bueltel, wife Donna of Newbaugh Ind., and children Brett Bueltel and wife Sarah of Indianapolis Ind., Alexa Bueltel, Katelyn Bueltel and Brian Bueltel of Newbaugh, Ind., and Anne, husband Nicholas Lorenzo of Grapevine, Texas, and son Adam Bueltel of San Diego, Calif.; sisters Florence Sorenson and Olivia Podwinski and her husband Wally; brother Duane Bueltel; and in-laws Ray Kenkel, Theresa Scheuring, Fred Hansen, Ted and Judy Kenkel, Leona and Joe Moran, JoAnn Kuehnold, Joe and Alice Kenkel.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marie; brother Ed Bueltel and wife Betty; sister Rosalia and husband Joe Padrnos; in-laws James Sorensen, Mary Jo Bueltel, Mark and Bernadine Kenkel, Velma and Les Pederson, Henry Frees, Evelyn Kenkel, Austin Scheuring, Don Kuehnhold and Clarice Hansen.