Obituaries

Tue
06
Dec

Genevive L "Jenny" Harris

Genevive L. “Jenny” Harris, 86, of Central City, died on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Central City Care Center in Central City.  Memorial services will be on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City with Monsignor Nelson Newman officiating.  Visitation will be on Friday, December 9 from 5-7 p.m. with 7 p.m. Vigil service.  Inurnment will be at Central City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.

Mon
05
Dec

Rodney Timmons

Rodney Thomas Timmons, 72, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at his home in Hordville.  Memorial services will be Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Jim Garfield officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial of ashes will be in the Hordville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family and condolences can be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
Rodney was born on October 3, 1944 to Ernest and Irma (Ortegren) Timmons in Central City.  He grew up on a farm near Hordville and attended High School there.  He married Sandy Chadwick in Central City.  Rodney worked at various trucking companies and even owned his own company; Timmons Trucking Co.  He then worked at Cargill Elevator in Aurora and Central City and retired from Aurora Co-op Elevator in Central City, formerly known as Cargill.

Fri
02
Dec

Shirley Wieczorek

Shirley Wieczorek, age 83, of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 3 at the chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Pastor Ford Shenk will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
 Shirley Rae Wieczorek, the daughter of George and Lois (Mock) Wilson, was born in Aurora, on November 1, 1933 and passed away in Lincoln, on November 30, 2016, at the age of 83.
 She grew up in Aurora and attended Aurora High School.  Shirley then went to work at the G.I. Ordinance Plant.

Mon
28
Nov

Phyllis Hansen

Phyllis Arlene Land Polzkill Hansen, 88, of Grand Island formerly of Alma, died on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island.  Funeral services will be on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Delano Cunningham officiating.  Visitation will be on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. until service time.  Burial will be at Fullerton Cemetery on Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s favorite charity.

Mon
28
Nov

Wilma Nuss

Wilma Nuss, age 91, of Lincoln, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at the High Plains Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Lincoln.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 30 at the chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Rev. Paul Nauman will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to High Plains Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Lincoln.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Wilma Alice Nuss, the daughter of Wilbur A. and Myrtle (Sailor) Wolfe, was born in Hamilton County, on July 31, 1925 and passed away in Lincoln, on November 23, 2016, at the age of 91.
The family lived in Stockham.  Wilma graduated from Stockham High School in 1943.
 

Mon
28
Nov

Lloyd Bowers

Lloyd Bowers, age 97, of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 29 at the United Methodist Church in Central City.  Rev. Tom Lucas will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery at 2 p.m.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Lloyd Kenneth Bowers, the son of Louis Clyde and Ellen Nettie (Peterson) Bowers, was born on a farm southeast of Hordville, on April 11, 1919 and passed away in Aurora, on November 23, 2016, at the age of 97.
 He attended grade school at District No. 18.  Lloyd graduated from Hordville High School in 1937.  He helped on the family farm until 1953 doing a lot of custom farm work.

Wed
23
Nov

Lowell A. Yonker

Lowell Andrew Yonker MSgt, 81, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2016, at Northwest LA War Veterans home. Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Hillcrest Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Services were held Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Hillcrest Funeral Home at 9 a.m. Interment followed at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery.
Lowell was born in Marion, Nebraska, Red Willow County, on September 6, 1935. He graduated from Phillips High School in 1953. He left Phillips and joined the services where he served over 20 years, retiring at BAFB. He worked in car sales for several years retiring to Toledo Bend, LA where he managed Lake Rental properties. In later years he moved to Bossier City where he cherished time spent with his family and friends doing the activities he loved most.

Mon
21
Nov

Neil R. Salmon

Neil R. Salmon, 69, of North Platte, passed away November 20, 2016 at his home.
Neil was born December 30, 1946 in Grant, to Merle and Iona Ruth (Hartzell) Salmon.  Neil grew up in and graduated from Aurora High School in 1965.  After which he joined the United States Army, serving in Vietnam.  After being discharged he returned to Aurora and married Susan Larson.  To this union were born two children, Shad and Annette.  Neil drove trucks for most of his life.  He also owned Neil’s Bar in Marquette for several years.  His last job before retiring was selling truck parts for Nebraska Truck Center.  On July 9, 1994 he married Linda Gayman-Richardson in Lexington.

Mon
21
Nov

Gerald E. Carlson

Gerald E. Carlson, 85, of Lincoln, died Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Holmes Lake Manor in Lincoln.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 23 at 11 a.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will be in the Mamre Church  Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family and condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
 Gerald was born on May 22, 1931 at Hordville, to Arvid and Clara (Ortegren) Carlson. He grew up in the Hordville area and attended Hordville public school graduated in 1949. He attended Nebraska Central College in Central City and graduated from NE Wesleyan University in 1952 with a AB degree.
 In June of 1952 he enlisted in the Air Force and was given an Honorable discharge in 1956. He began teaching school in 1956 he did this for several years. He also did Social Work  in various hospitals.

Mon
21
Nov

Frances Griffin

Frances Griffin, age 98, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Memorial Community Care.
 Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m.., Wednesday, November 23 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Rev. Karla Sheffy will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Ray & Frances Griffin Scholarship Fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation or the United Methodist Church.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
 Frances Mildred Griffin, the daughter of William and Lottie (Zwonechek) Danek, was born in Lincoln, on October 27, 1918 and passed away in Aurora, on November 19, 2016, at the age of 98.
 She was raised in Lincoln and met Ray at a dance in Lincoln.

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