Albe H. Forinash
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Albe H. Forinash, age 95 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 3:30 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Monday at the church. To send online condolences, or to view the video tribute, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com .

Honorary pallbearers will be Audrey Goeden, Doris Noecker, Kathleen Sedlacek, Loretta Bottolfsen, Edna Bligh, Marilyn Zimmer.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Stockwell, Loni Burbach, Carl Bruening, Michael Stockwell, Ryan Pick, Ernest Haberman, and Keith Haberman.

Albe Helen Forinash was born on February 8, 1918 in Menominee, Nebraska to John and Mary (Janssen) Haberman. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee. She received her elementary education and graduated with honors from St. Boniface School in Menominee. Albe grew up on the family farm and did domestic work for farm families at an early age. She married Louis A. "Buster" Forinash on December 18, 1936 at St. Boniface in Menominee. She farmed with her husband for 38 years in the East Bow community in rural Hartington. Albe was employed by the Department of Agriculture as a Nutrition Aide for 3 years. She and husband Buster managed the Sun Glo Bowling Lanes in 1968 and 1969. In 1971 they purchased the Rainbow Lanes in Wisner, NE and returned to Hartington in 1975.

Albe was a member of St. Catherine's mission Church at East Bow and then in 1952 joined the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington, NE. She was active in many church functions and served as prefect for the Ladies Guild, assisted with the CCD program, was a member of the Perpetual Adoration. She assisted at Holy Trinity Grade School as a teacher's aide, was a volunteer at the Hartington Nursing Center as a Rosary Leader for 12 years. She held the position of Grand Regent for the Catholic Daughters of America and was elected as a board member by the National Council of Catholic Women to the Archdiocesan board. Albe was very loyal to Extension work and a Home Extension member for 30 years where she served as County chairman of Cedar County Extension Clubs and as secretary of the Extension Board, she was a 4-H Leader for 35 years and served as Superintendent for home 4-H Economics Department at the Cedar County Fair. She was selected as one of Nebraska Outstanding Leaders sponsored by the Omaha Women's Chamber of Commerce. Albe was a former member of the Historical Society.

She loved music, reading, playing cards, sewing, and handy work. She was a gifted seamstress. She belonged to bridge & pinochle card clubs, and member of the Domestic Kates Social Club.

Albe is survived by her five daughters and their spouses, Sharon and Jay Stockwell of Loveland, CO, Diane and Maurice Wuebben of Wynot, NE, Linda and Tom Steffen of Hartington, NE, Vicki Pick of Wayne, NE, Kathy and Marion Vinton of Southhaven, MS; 17 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, and 3 step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Buster on 11/13/2003 at the age of 87 years, three brothers Louis, Leonard, and Alfred Haberman; sisters Alfreida Meyer and Rennetta Norris; one grandchild Bryan Pick; two son-in-laws Daniel M. Burbach, and Gary Pick.




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Albe was one classy lady. Always smiling and never a complaint. The girls will really miss her. I feel honored that I got to know Albe.

Jill Perry


Sharon and family, Norm and I would like to send condolences your way. I remember their large house not too far from where we built. Definitely a distinguished lady.

Norm and Jan Custer


Mrs. Forinash was my 4H leader for many years. She was wonderful and my sisters and I all loved her. My sympathy to the family.

Darla Dreesen


Vicki and family,

Mom (Ethel Hesse) and I always enjoyed our trips to see Albe. She was an interesting lady. We had many conversations about geneology since she and mom were cousins. I last received a note from her in late fall of this year when she sent her condolences at my mothers death in Oct. Another great, classy lady has passed

Jane Hesse


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