Obituaries

Tue
17
Jan

Coral Lea Jacobsen

Coral Lea Jacobsen, age 63, of Marquette, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, at her home.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 23 at Countryside Bible Church. Pastor Rod Goertzen will officiate. A family burial service will be at the Hampton Village Cemetery prior to the service. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Countryside Bible Church, 904 South W Road, Hampton.  Memorials may be made to the Countryside Bible Church building fund or Samaritan Ministries.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Coral Lea was born in Central City, on March 23, 1953.  She is the daughter of James LeRoy and Bette (Hartford) Luff.  Coral Lea passed away in Marquette, on January 16, 2017, at the age of 63.

Tue
17
Jan

Lloyd Ljunggren

Lloyd Ljunggren, age 96, of Harvard, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Perkins Village in Hastings.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 20 at the Evangelical Free Church in Aurora. Rev. Vance Christie will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Evangelical Free Church or the American Legion.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
LLoyd Dean Ljunggren, the son of Rudolph and Ida (Bieck) Ljunggren, was born on January 15, 1921 rural Harvard, and passed away in Hastings, on January 17, 2017, at the age of 96 years.
Lloyd grew up on a farm between Giltner and Harvard and attended school in Giltner.  Lloyd served two years in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Mon
16
Jan

William Beacom

William Beacom, age 79, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Park Place in Grand Island.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 20 at Higby-McQuiston Chapel.  Interment will be in Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
William Richard Beacom, the son of Clifford and Alice (Dahlke) Beacom, was born in Stockham, on October 27, 1937 and passed away in Grand Island, on January 14, 2017, at the age of 79.
William grew up in California.  He graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in 1957.  William worked at Walker Department Store where he met Judy.

Fri
13
Jan

Delson L. "Del" Cox

Delson L. “Del” Cox, age 70, of Aurora, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Grand Island Lakeview in Grand Island.
A Memorial Service will be held at  10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora.  Rev. Mike McDermott and Rev. Dhan Raj Marneni will officiate.  Inurnment will be at the Aurora Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 27 at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary, with a rosary following at 7 P.M.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Delson LeRoy Cox, the son of Richard and Rita (Bates) Cox, was born in Maywood, on May 2, 1946 and passed away in Grand Island, on January 9, 2017, at the age of 70.

Thu
12
Jan

Don Harney

Don Harney, age 95, of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Aurora, Nebraska.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 17 at the Aurora Evangelical Covenant Church.  Rev. Karl Larson will officiate.  Inurnment will be at Aurora Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Aurora Evangelical Covenant Church.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
 O. Donald Harney, the son of Oscar and Julia (Sandberg) Harney, was born in Marquette, on December 26, 1921 and passed away in Aurora, on January 10, 2017, at the age of 95.
Don graduated from Phillips High School in 1940.   

Mon
09
Jan

Doris Iliff

Doris Iliff, age 94, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2016, at Hamilton Manor.
 Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 11 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 Aurora Senior Center or the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Doris M. Iliff, the daughter of August and Maggie (Hinton) Hagemeister, was born in Frontier County, on June 24, 1922, and passed away at Aurora, on January 7, 2017, at the age of 94.
She graduated from Aurora High School and attended Kearney College to be able to teach country school.  Doris taught rural grade school in Hamilton County for six years.

Tue
03
Jan

June Johnson

June Johnson, age 99, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Memorial Community Care.
 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 5 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Rev. Ron Harris will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Aurora United Methodist Church.    Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
June Marie Johnson, the daughter of Ralph and Myrtle (Dean) Spry, was born in Beaver Crossing, on September 9, 1917 and passed away in Aurora, on January 1, 2017, at the age of 99.
 She grew up in Columbus and at age 10 her family moved to Aurora.  June graduated from Aurora High School and attended business college in Lincoln.

Tue
03
Jan

Joan Moderow

Joan Moderow, age 80, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at York General Hearthstone.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 3 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Central City.  Rev. Kevin McReynolds 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.  Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Joan Maxine Moderow, the daughter of Earnest Alfred and Elsie Vandaily (Clark) Carman, was born in Red Oak, Iowa, on December 9, 1936, and passed away in York, on December 29, 2016, at the age of 80.
She was raised on Prairie Island and Central City, where she completed her schooling.

Wed
28
Dec

Lisa Miller Bowker

Lisa Miller Bowker, 51, of Sidney, died Dec. 18, 2016 at Signey Regional Medical Center.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 22, 2016 at Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney. Presiding was Pastor James Heithoff of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include: her husband, James, three children: Jessica De Funiak of Springs, Fla; Justin and Kelsey Hoyt of Omaha and Jameson of the home; parents Galen and Ski Miller of Aurora; brothers Michael Miller of Lincoln and Christopher Miller of Taipai, Taiwan and a large extended family and many friends.

Tue
27
Dec

Fern Nilson

Fern Nilson, age 92, of Aurora, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, at the Mary Lanning Medical Center in Hastings.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 28 at Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora.   Rev. Bob Gannon and Rev. Paul Nauman will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery at 9 a.m. prior to the church service.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  Memorials may be made to Pleasant View Bible Church.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Fern Loree Nilson, the daughter of Gustaf and Hazel (Wollam) Miller, was born at Stratton, on June 29, 1924, and passed away at Hastings, on December 23, 2016, at the age of 92.

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