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Donald Kellogg

Donald Kellogg

NORFOLK — Services for Donald E. Kellogg, 90, of Norfolk will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk with the Revs. Dan Andrews and Scott Schilmoeller officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Military honors will be by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church with a 7 p.m. rosary. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

He died Thursday, June 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.


A loving husband, dedicated father and protective Papa, Don was born on March 23, 1929, to Victor and Carrie Kellogg. He graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School, Norfolk Junior College and Wayne State College. He was a stand-out athlete in multiple sports. He signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Athletics but reported to the armed service the day practice started.

He married Marlene Milander in 1956 and they began their 63-year adventure together as teachers in Lancaster, Calif. Once they returned to Nebraska in 1965, he started Midwest Bridge and Construction Company. He sold the company in 1985 but continued with on-going business ventures.

Don lived each day to the fullest, whether it be running his business, vacationing with family, playing golf, skiing, playing cards or the sporting event of choice. He was an avid and devoted fan of his grandchildren, Norfolk Catholic and Husker athletics. He genuinely supported his grandchildren by attending every extra-curricular activity that they participated in. Don was committed to Catholic education, and devoted time and service to Norfolk Catholic. Don’s love for family and friends was expressed in a caring, teasing manner. All that knew him where attracted to his childish pranks and his love for time together.

Don is survived by his wife, Marlene; children Dene (Michael) of Omaha, Don (Tammy) Kellogg of Norfolk, Lisa (Jim) Laville of Omaha and Karlee (Jeff) Ehrenfried of Pierre, S.D.; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister Jane Reuss of Norfolk; and brother Bill Kellogg of Nevada, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to a Norfolk Catholic Scholarship fund to be established in Don’s honor, Norfolk Public Library and the Norfolk YMCA.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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ALBION — Services for Iver L. Nore, 95, Albion, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion. The Rev. Mary Frohs will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 162 and VFW Post 736 of Albion.

ATKINSON — Services for Paul F. Seger, 80, Atkinson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atkinson. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

NORFOLK — Services for Lonny R. Miller, 80, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Lifepoint Church in Norfolk.

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PIERCE — Services for Elizabeth A. Scholl, 89, Wayne, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierce. The Rev. Tim Forget will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in rural Pierce.

ATKINSON — Services for Melvin Pospisil, 90, Atkinson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atkinson. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

MADISON — Services for Irene C. Reigle, 93, Madison, will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 22, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison. The Rev. Donna Goltry will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Madison.

WAYNE — Services for Inez Baker, 96, Wayne, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Burial will be in Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wayne.

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