Ruth L. Trotter1,2

F, b. September 4, 1912, d. January 16, 2003
     Ruth L. Trotter was buried at David City Cemetery, David City, Butler Co., Nebraska.3,2 Her Social Security Number was 505-10-5737.4 She was born on September 4, 1912 at David City, Butler Co., Nebraska.3,1,4,2 As of September 4, 1934,her married name was Thomas.1 She married Edgar Valentine Thomas, son of Albert Valentine Thomas and Florence Pearl Robare, on September 4, 1934 at Russell, Lucas Co., Iowa.1,2 Ruth L. Trotter died on January 16, 2003 at David City, Butler Co., Nebraska, at age 90.3,4,2 She Ruth L. Thomas, 90, of David City died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at David Place in David City. Mrs. Thomas was born Sept. 4, 1912, in David City to Frank and Nellie (Justus) Trotter. She graduated from David City High School in 1930 and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She married Edgar V. Thomas Sept. 4, 1934, in Russell, Iowa. She lived in the David City area most of her life. She was an occupation manager for Trotters Store Inc. and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Lukes United Methodist Church in David City, PEO, Owls Club, Eastern Star, and a bridge club and also involved in many charity organizations. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Cheryl Thomas of Clermont, Fla; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1985; and one sister. Services were held Monday, Jan. 20, at St. Lukes United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Davis officiating. Burial was at the David City Cemetery. on January 23, 2003.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 65, District 12-5B, David City, Butler Co., Nebraska5

Occupation

1940Saleslady5

Family

Edgar Valentine Thomas b. September 30, 1911, d. December 30, 1985
Marriage*Ruth L. Trotter married Edgar Valentine Thomas, son of Albert Valentine Thomas and Florence Pearl Robare, on September 4, 1934 at Russell, Lucas Co., Iowa.1,2 
Child
  • Stephen Thomas2

Citations

  1. [S4165] Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1951.
  2. [S9123] Banner-Press, The, From the Ruth L. Thomas obituary in the Jan 23, 2003 edition.
  3. [S475] David City Cemetery, Butler Co., Nebraska, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~nebutler/cemdc1.htm
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Robert Eugene Olson1,2

M, b. August 17, 1922, d. March 11, 2008
     His Social Security Number was 502-10-1457.3 Robert Eugene Olson was born on August 17, 1922 at Hatton, Traill Co., North Dakota.3,2 He married Hazel Marie Thomas, daughter of Albert Valentine Thomas and Florence Pearl Robare, on January 28, 1943 at Washington, D.C..1 Robert Eugene Olson died on March 11, 2008 at Arizona at age 85.3

Family

Hazel Marie Thomas b. July 24, 1922, d. May 15, 1991
Marriage*He married Hazel Marie Thomas, daughter of Albert Valentine Thomas and Florence Pearl Robare, on January 28, 1943 at Washington, D.C..1 

Citations

  1. [S5924] Unknown compiler, District of Columbia, Marriage Records, 1810-1953.
  2. [S5375] Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Ginger Lee Mahlin1

F, b. July 29, 1935, d. February 15, 2019
FatherNorval George Mahlin1,2,3 b. November 29, 1911, d. December 24, 1978
MotherEleanor Pearl Thomas1,4,2,3 b. August 5, 1914, d. June 23, 2014
     Her married name was Zabka.3 Ginger Lee Mahlin was born on July 29, 1935 at Nebraska.1,5 She married Joseph Eugene "Joe" Zabka on May 20, 1955 at Madison, Madison Co., Nebraska.3,6 Ginger Lee Mahlin died on February 15, 2019 at San Diego Co., California, at age 83.5

Census Records

1940Dwelling 107, District 12-29, Union, Butler Co., Nebraska1

Family

Joseph Eugene "Joe" Zabka b. February 10, 1934, d. April 3, 1997
Marriage*Ginger Lee Mahlin married Joseph Eugene "Joe" Zabka on May 20, 1955 at Madison, Madison Co., Nebraska.3,6 
Children
  • Edward Zabka6
  • JoLee M. Zabka6
  • Brenda E. Zabka6
  • David Joseph "Dave" Zabka6 b. September 17, 1959, d. December 5, 2002
  • Cindy S. Zabka6
  • Catherine F. "Cathy" Zabka6

Citations

  1. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S9136] McKown Funeral Home, online www.mckownfuneralhome.com, From the Nancy Schultz obituary.
  3. [S9137] Columbus Telegram, The, From the Norval G. Mahlin obituary in the Dec 26, 1978 edition.
  4. [S9123] Banner-Press, The, From the Eleanor Pearl Baker obituary in the Jun 26, 2014 edition.
  5. [S9139] Galliher Family Tree, online https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/67920144/person/38174923156/facts
  6. [S9137] Columbus Telegram, The, From the Joseph Eugene Zabka obituary in the Apr 7, 1997 edition.

Ray Merle Baker1,2,3,4

M, b. November 2, 1915, d. October 14, 2015
     Ray Merle Baker Ray Merle Baker passed away at the Golden Living Center in Columbus on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the age of 99. Ray was born on November 2, 1915 to Bert and Myrtle Preston Baker in Farnam NE. He attended school and grew up on a family farm in rural Farnam. Ray married Dorothy Marie Chaney in Farnam NE. He was a member of the Columbus Police Department from 1950 to 1960 when he resigned and moved to Lincoln, NE. Ray enjoyed driving for Santa Fe, and Greyhound bus lines for 30 years across the states until he retired. Ray married Eleanor Mahlin Krumland on May 11th, 2000 and resided in Columbus until his death. Ray enjoyed traveling with Eleanor to the Northwest and the Western part of the United States as well as traveling to Texas and Missouri. It was on one of these trips that Ray and Eleanor got married in Las Vegas on May 12th, 2000. He is survived by: stepchildren Ginger Zabka of Santee CA, Nancy (Herbert) Schultz of Columbus, Melvin (Susan) Mahlin of Columbus, Onno J.(Joyce) Mahlin of Idaho Falls ID, 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren, as well as nephews Cecil (Rosie) Baker, Gary (Debbie) Baker of North Platte: Jim (Pat) Baker of Farnam and a niece Sherry (Merle) Lind of North Platte. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Eleanor, first wife, Dorothy, son, Thomas, and one brother Lawrence.3 He was born on November 2, 1915 at Farnam, Dawson Co., Nebraska.2,3 He married Eleanor Pearl Thomas, daughter of Albert Valentine Thomas and Florence Pearl Robare, on May 11, 2000 at Clark Co., Nevada.1,2,5,3 Ray Merle Baker died on October 14, 2015 at Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska, at age 99.3,2

Family

Eleanor Pearl Thomas b. August 5, 1914, d. June 23, 2014
Marriage*He married Eleanor Pearl Thomas, daughter of Albert Valentine Thomas and Florence Pearl Robare, on May 11, 2000 at Clark Co., Nevada.1,2,5,3 

Citations

  1. [S1491] Office of Vital Records Nevada State Health Division, Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005.
  2. [S9135] Columbus Cemetery, Platte Co., NE, online www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S9136] McKown Funeral Home, online www.mckownfuneralhome.com, From the Ray Merle Baker obituary.
  4. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S9123] Banner-Press, The, From the Eleanor Pearl Baker obituary in the Jun 26, 2014 edition.

Joseph Eugene "Joe" Zabka1,2,3,4

M, b. February 10, 1934, d. April 3, 1997
     Joseph Eugene "Joe" Zabka was buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., California.3,4 His Social Security Number was 507-36-4961.5 He was born on February 10, 1934 at Primrose, Boone Co., Nebraska.2,5,3,4 He married Ginger Lee Mahlin, daughter of Norval George Mahlin and Eleanor Pearl Thomas, on May 20, 1955 at Madison, Madison Co., Nebraska.1,4 Joseph Eugene "Joe" Zabka died on April 3, 1997 at San Diego, San Diego Co., California, at age 63.5,2,3,4 He SEWARD - Joseph Eugene Zabka, 63, of Santee, Calif, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at San Diego. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego will full military honors. Mr. Zabka was born Feb. 10, 1934, at Primrose to Elmer W. and Edna B. (Adkins) Zabka. He attended schools in Albion and Columbus. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean and Vietnam wars until retirement in 1973. He married Ginger Mahlin May 20, 1955, at Madison. They moved to Santee in 1970. Survivors include his wife; two sons, David of El Cajon, Calif., and Edward of Point Loma Station, Calif; four daughters, Brenda Shay of Alpine, Calif., JoLee Warren, Cindy Davis and Cathy Yopp, all of Santee; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. on April 7, 1997.4

Family

Ginger Lee Mahlin b. July 29, 1935, d. February 15, 2019
Marriage*He married Ginger Lee Mahlin, daughter of Norval George Mahlin and Eleanor Pearl Thomas, on May 20, 1955 at Madison, Madison Co., Nebraska.1,4 
Children
  • Edward Zabka4
  • JoLee M. Zabka4
  • Brenda E. Zabka4
  • David Joseph "Dave" Zabka4 b. September 17, 1959, d. December 5, 2002
  • Cindy S. Zabka4
  • Catherine F. "Cathy" Zabka4

Citations

  1. [S9137] Columbus Telegram, The, From the Norval G. Mahlin obituary in the Dec 26, 1978 edition.
  2. [S451] Center for Health Statistics Department of Health Services, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  3. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  4. [S9137] Columbus Telegram, The, From the Joseph Eugene Zabka obituary in the Apr 7, 1997 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Nancy Mahlin1,2

F, b. January 11, 1946, d. May 19, 2020
FatherNorval George Mahlin1,2,3 b. November 29, 1911, d. December 24, 1978
MotherEleanor Pearl Thomas1,2,3 b. August 5, 1914, d. June 23, 2014
     Nancy Mahlin Nancy Schultz, age 74, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral Services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus. Social distance seating will be in practice and out of respect of the family masks are requested. Visitation is 5:00 - 7:00 Friday at McKown Funeral Home with covid-19 restrictions in place and the family will not be present. Burial is in the Columbus Cemetery. Nancy Marie Schultz was born January 11, 1946, in Columbus to Norval and Eleanor (Thomas) Mahlin. She attended Columbus schools and graduated from Columbus Beauty College in 1964. She married Herbert Schultz on June 5, 1965 at the Federated Church in Columbus. Nancy worked at Becton-Dickinson, Burger King, and did home daycare. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, camping, and celebrating the holidays, especially Halloween and Christmas. Nancy was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Red Hat Society. She is survived by: Husband: Herb Schultz of Columbus, NE. Daughter: Dawn Marie (Rick) Loseke of Bailey, CO. Son: Thomas (Janet) Schultz of Columbus, NE. Daughter: Wendi (special friend Brad Szatko) Book of Columbus, NE. Son: Chad (Jenny) Schultz of Duncan, NE. 15 Grandchildren and 1 Great-Granddaughter. Brother: Melvin (Sue) Mahlin of Columbus, NE. Brother: Onno (Joyce) Mahlin of Idaho. She was preceded in death by: Parents: Norval and Eleanor Mahlin, Sister: Ginger Zabka. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Hospital.2 She was buried at Columbus Cemetery, Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska.2 She was born on January 11, 1946 at Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska.2 As of June 5, 1965,her married name was Schultz.2 She married Herbert G. Schultz on June 5, 1965 at Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska.1,2,3 Nancy Mahlin died on May 19, 2020 at Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska, at age 74.2

Family

Herbert G. Schultz
Marriage*She married Herbert G. Schultz on June 5, 1965 at Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska.1,2,3 
Children
  • Dawn Marie Schultz2
  • Thomas Schultz2
  • Wendi Schultz2
  • Chad Schultz2

Citations

  1. [S9123] Banner-Press, The, From the Eleanor Pearl Baker obituary in the Jun 26, 2014 edition.
  2. [S9136] McKown Funeral Home, online www.mckownfuneralhome.com, From the Nancy Schultz obituary.
  3. [S9137] Columbus Telegram, The, From the Norval G. Mahlin obituary in the Dec 26, 1978 edition.

David Joseph "Dave" Zabka1,2,3

M, b. September 17, 1959, d. December 5, 2002
FatherJoseph Eugene "Joe" Zabka4 b. February 10, 1934, d. April 3, 1997
MotherGinger Lee Mahlin4 b. July 29, 1935, d. February 15, 2019
     His Social Security Number was 550-31-2529.5 David Joseph "Dave" Zabka was buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., California.1,2 He was born on September 17, 1959 at Honolulu, Honolulu Co., Hawaii.1,5,3 He died on December 5, 2002 at age 43.1,5

Citations

  1. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  2. [S3830] Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S9137] Columbus Telegram, The, From the Joseph Eugene Zabka obituary in the Apr 7, 1997 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.