A Memorial Book Signing for Rollie L. Trautman will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. with the family greeting from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma. Inurnment will be at a later date. Rollie Lee Trautman, 78 years of age, of Alma, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at his home in Alma, surrounded by his family. Rollie was born on May 30, 1937 in Magnet, the youngest of six children and second born, in a set of twins, to Adolf Carl and Ada (Peter) Trautman. He received his education from Hartington High School, graduating with the class of 1954. Rollie enlisted in the United States Army on February 2, 1955 and was honorably discharged on July 23, 1957. He served in Bad Kreuznach, Germany and received decorations as an Expert Rifleman and Marksmen. He re-enlisted in 1957, was transferred and served in the Army Reserves, until February 1, 1963.
Joseph ‘Joe’ Durham, age 59, of Aurora, formerly of South Bay, CA, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at his home. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2 at United Lutheran Church in Hampton. Rev. Howard Rasmussen will officiate. Inurnment will be at United Lutheran Cemetery. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Joseph Wesley Durham, the son of James and Thelma LaNelle (Dever) Durham, Sr., was born in Louisville, Kentucky on September 24, 1956 and passed away in Aurora, on May 21, 2016, at the age of 59.
Jayden Samuel McDonald was born at rest on Wednesday May 18th, 2016. He is the son of Jason and Andrea (White) McDonald of Aurora. Jayden was a very loved baby boy. He is now a beautiful angel that will be remembered and celebrated by many. Those left to cherish his memory include his parents, Jason and Andrea, brothers Steven, Nathan, Taylor and Riley and a sister, Megan, all of Aurora; grandparents John and Debbie White of Grand Island, Aaron and April Nilson of Marquette and Dale and Janie McDonald of Kearney; uncle Daniel White of Grand Island; an aunt and cousins, Erin, Colin, Astin and Bradin Kennedy, all of Aurora; great-grandparents Sam and Joan Barton of Grand Island and Van and Bette White of The Villages, FL.
Linda J. Regier, 64 years, of Omaha, left this earth on Friday, May 20, 2016 to spend eternity with her Savior in Heaven. Linda was born February 21, 1952 in Henderson, to Marvin L. and Elda (Quiring) Peters. She lived on a farm near Henderson and was a 1970 graduate of Henderson High School. She attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas and received her BA Degree in 1974. Linda married Allen Regier December 16, 1973 at Henderson Mennonite Brethren Church. She lived in Henderson from 1974 to 2003 and in Omaha from 2004 to the present. She was employed by Aurora Coop in Aurora, Con Agra Foods in Omaha, and West Plains LLC in Omaha.
Kyle Christian Zierott, age 26, of Bradshaw, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Bradshaw. He was born May 18, 1989 in York, to Daniel and Sharon (Kaiser) Zierott. Kyle was an Electrician’s Apprentice and farmed in the Bradshaw area. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hampton, where he was a youth group leader. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed welding, hunting, and cooking and smoking meat. He loved working on cars and was very proud of his 1972 Dodge Charger. Writing poetry was another favorite pastime of Kyle’s. He loved his nieces and nephews and enjoyed being a part of their lives.
Vance Ulmer, age 88, of Pawnee City, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Bryan/LGH East in Lincoln. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14 at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 1009 1st Street in Aurora. Rev. Karl Larson will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary, 1404 L Street in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Vance Harold Ulmer, the son of John and Sophia (Trautman) Ulmer was born in Sutton, on May 24, 1927 and passed away in Lincoln, on May 11, 2016, at the age of 88. He grew up in Sutton, graduated from Sutton High School Class of 1945 and attended UNL for a year.
Doniphan resident, Robert R. “Bob” Brown, 78, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island. Services will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Doniphan United Methodist Church with Pastor Kelly Karges officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2016 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home in Hastings, and one hour prior to the service at the church in Doniphan.
Marjorie A. Rhode, 91, of Prairie Home, Mo. passed away at the Neighborhoods, in Columbia on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Visitation for Marjorie will be at Zion Lutheran Church in Lone Elm from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Funeral services will be held at the Church at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, with Pastor Paul Weisenborn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mary I. Juett of Redwood City, Calif. passed away at her home on March 28, 2016. She was born March 4, 1920 in Phillips to Marcus Nicholas Baker and Minnie Armena Sharp. She was married to Clarence Mont Juett who passed away on Feb. 10, 2006. They were married Aug. 4, 1942 in Phillips. Mary worked as an elevator operator in Seattle, Wash. while Clarence was in the army air corp duties and in the1950’s was home tech for four boys. She is survived by: son Richard Lee Juett and three nephews from Clarence’s sister Josephine Baker, Roger Baker, Dennis Baker and their families; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister-in-law Josephine in 1984; nephew Kennith E. Baker in 1998; sister Blanch I. Baker Dau. in 2005 and spouse, Clarence M. Juett in 2006.
Norma D. Friesen, age 90, of Henderson, Nebraska passed away Sunday, April 24,2016 at Henderson. She was born on August 17, 1925, in Henderson to William and Marie Siebert (Siebert). On April 27, 1944, Norma married Walter A. Friesen in Henderson, and to them 4 children were born, Wally, Twila, Nyla and Dianne. She was a member of the Bethesda Mennonite Church, and enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, sewing, and baking. She was a past president of the Hospital Auxiliary, Mission Circle, Flower Club, and was the Nebraska MCC Canner Chairman.