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Marion R. and Elma (Long) Heberlee, Laird

In 1880 Webster County, Nebraska Levi and Louisa Heberly, both 25, have Marion, four months.

In 1900 Franklin County Nebraska an Eliza Dohma, 47, widowed,  has Marion H. 20, Minnie 11, and Henry 11.

Ralph M. Heberlee had a cancelled land claim in 1904 in Nebraska.

Marion Heberlee married Elma Lang April 8, 1913.

She's probably the Sarah E. Long born August 1891 in Colorado, in 1900 Yuma County, with her parents Charles L. and Mary J. Long and five siblings.

Marion proved up 320 acres in 18 and 19, 3N 43W, in 1917.


In 1920 Rusk County, Wisconsin Marion 43 is married to Alma 29, with May 9, Rosie 5, Ralph 3, Susie 2, and Henry 1.

May Heberlee married Tom Glenn July 23, 1928.

In 1930 Wray Marion is doing odd jobs, married to Elma G., 39, born in Colorado. Rose M. 15, M. Ralph 14, and Susie J. 13 all born in Colorado, James H. 12 Iowa, Charles L. 9, Katherine E. 8, Edna E. 6 born in Wisconsin, Lena B. 3 in Nebraska, Levi L. 2 and June E. nine months in Colorado.

Susan Jane Heberlee married Elwood Roscoe Kent August 22, 1939.

In 1940 Wray, Marion is a drayman, with Elma, sister Addie Fisk 58, and brother-in-law Charlie Westman 58 a farm laborer.  Addie and Charlie had been in Edgemont, North Dakota in 1935.

In 1948 Denver Marion and Elma live at 427 Elati, where Elma is a laundry worker at Denver General Hospital.  Katherine is the only other name there in the directory.

 Marion R. Heberlee - Feb 6, 1866- Nov 3, 1968 is buried in Westminster Memorial Park, Orange County California, although there's a stone in Wray for Marion Heberlee 1880 - and Carol Heberlee 1896-1958

There's also a stone in Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge "Elma S. Heberlee - Aug 14, 1891 - Oct 11, 1979"

Ralph Marion "Snowball" Heberlee - Feb 22, 1916 - Dec 25, 1990 is buried in Steamboat Springs.

Levi L. Heberlee - May 1, 1928 - Jan 26, 2013 is buried in Fort Logan, Denver. Survived by wife Peg of 60 years. Son Jay and daughters Olly Ramirez, Jennifer Jones and Terry Hollaway. Grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  Former residents of the Colorado State Children's Home shared their memories during Sunday's reunion.

Levi Heberlee, 79, a resident from 1930-41, describing the site

"Once (Superintendent) Mr. (Kenneth P.) Jones tried to get the kids an allowance so they could buy ice cream. So he went up to the Capitol and addressed the legislature. Some of the lawmakers said, 'When I was a kid, I didn't have an allowance. What's so special about your kids?' And he said, 'Well, if you don't provide these kids the money, they're going to steal it from you.' And then he shut his notebook. Later that day, he got a phone call and they said, 'Well, you've got your funding.' "
In the Funk Cemetery are James H. Heberlee 1918-2003, his first wife Mary L. - September 15, 1917 - June 2, 1949 .

Funeral Services for Mildred M. “Millie” Heberlee will be conducted from the Fridhem Lutheran Church in Funk, Nebraska on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Darrel Wissmann, officiating. Interment will be in the Fridhem Cemetery at Funk.

Mildred Marie “Millie” Heberlee, 81 years of age, of Holdrege, Nebraska (formerly of Funk) passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.
Millie was born January 20, 1930 at Bartley, Nebraska, the eldest of four daughters of Roy John Carl and Alice Mae (Bonar) Erdmann. Millie received her education from Benkelman, Nebraska, graduating from Benkelman High School with the class of 1949.
On May 17, 1950 she was united in marriage to James H. Heberlee and with this union Millie lovingly accepted James’ three children into their family. The family made their home in Funk, where James was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad and Millie began a career in food service. Millie loved to cook, which led to employment at the Funk Café and Service Station. In 1975, she began to prepare meals for students at the Funk Public School. On April 14, 1957, she and James joined the Fridhem Lutheran Church, where she continued to be a member until her passing. On January 16, 2003 she was preceded in death by her husband, James.
Millie loved to play cards, and enjoyed crocheting and embroidery for hobbies. Besides her husband, James, Millie was preceded in death by her parents; step-son, Raymond Heberlee; two sisters: Iona Redden and Doris Stienbeck; son-in-law, Glen Corder; infant twins and one grandson, Ronnie Joe Buoy.


Raymond Gene Heberlee was born October 10, 1945 in Holdrege, Nebraska, to James Henry and Mary Louise (Gates) Heberlee, and passed from this life early Thursday morning, April 28, 2011 at the home of his sister, Melody Corder in Medford, Oklahoma

Raymond was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Raymond is survived by two sisters, Melody Corder of Medford and Mary Buoy of Newberg, Oregon; and several nephews and nieces.


Millie is survived by her daughter, Barbara Porter and her husband, James of Battle Creek, Nebraska; two step-daughters: Mary Buoy of Silverton, Oregon and Melody Corder of Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren: Kevin, Ross, Kyle, and Valerie Corder and Bobby, Rita, Tammy, Claud and Earl Davis, Steven, Jim Jr., and Jeff Porter; a host of great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Lawson and her husband, Raymond of Brush, Colorado; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


KENT, SUSAN J. Susan J. Kent, March 14, 1917 - March 7, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband Elwood and son Lonny. Survived by sons Gary, Jerold and Friz; brother Levi Heberlee, all of Denver area; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Susan worked at Safeway for many years prior to her retirement. Graveside service, Wednesday 3 p.m., Olinger Crown Hill
I am looking for a burial location for my grandmother. Her given name was Katherine E Heberlee b. about 1922 in Racine, WI. Her parents were Marion Heberlee and Sarah Elma Long Heberlee. During the depression, half of her siblings were put into an orphanage. i know she has a living brother still named Levi, and maybe a sister named June. I had only seen her a few times, as she closed herself off from the family. I am not sure of her death date. Her son Richard Heberlee is my father, and his brother david, whose last name and info is unknown to me is the one that contacted my dad to let him know that she had passed away. I was told that she had changed her full name several times in her lifetime, so i have no leads as to what her name was when she died. only that she is buried in the Denver, Co area or close by. I don't know where to go from this point. If you have any information i would be forever greatful!   posted March 2010 by Jess Gallardo

I am looking for relatives in the Heberly/Heberlee family. My gg grandfather was Levi Heberlee who married Louisa. His father was Samuel Heberly. I have records of them living in Red Oak, Iowa. I would love to find out more about my family, if anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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