Annetta Pauline Hitzemann, 95, of Tecumseh, (formerly of rural Elk Creek), passed away October 14, 2014 at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh. She was born to George W. and Bertha Pauline (Geyer) Burow in rural Nemaha County. She was baptized March 23, 1919 and confirmed September 18, 1937 at St. James Lutheran Church, rural Humboldt. Annetta attended Grove School in rural Nemaha County through the eighth grade. She was united in marriage to Elmer Hitzemann on September 5, 1940 at St. James Lutheran Church. To this union two children were born, LaVelle and Dianne. Annetta was an involved homemaker and farm wife. She also worked outside of her home as a cook at the Elk Creek Public School and at Scotty’s Grocery in Elk Creek.
Iola Mae Lantzer, age 96, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Memorial Community Care. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 13 at the Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora. Graveside services will be held prior to the service at the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Iola Mae Lantzer, the daughter of James E. and Evelyn (Morss) Reisinger, was born on a farm near Hampton, on February 20, 1918 and passed away in Aurora, on October 9, 2014, at the age of 96. Iola started school north of Hampton. When she was seven years old the family moved to a farm southwest of Aurora, where she graduated from District #87 school. She then helped her parents with farming and did domestic work.
Former rural Clay Center resident Doris Mae Mihm, 87, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at the United Church of Christ in Clay Center, with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 1-8 p.m., with the family present from 4-7 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center. Memorials may be directed to the United Church of Christ in Clay Center, the Clay Center Super Seniors, or the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com.
Marvin Addison, age 81, of Hampton passed away on October 4, 2014 at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 8 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Rev. Sheryl Kester Beyer will officiate. No Visitation. Inurnment will be in the Hampton Cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Marvin Lee Addison, the son of Casper and Amber (Baker) Addison, was born in O’Neill, on September 12, 1933 and passed away in Grand Island, on October 4, 2014, at the age of 81. Marvin grew up in Atkinson and graduated from Atkinson High School. Marvin served in the U.S. Army from 1952-55 during the Korean Conflict.
Linley Berck, age 96, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Memorial Community Care. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 8 at Faith Community Church in Aurora. Rev. Bob Gannon will officiate. Interment will be in the Richland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the 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. Linley Wayne Berck, the son of John P. and Lyda M. (Kruse) Berck was born on October 11, 1917 at rural Gresham, and passed away on October 2, 2014 in Aurora, at the age of 96. Linley grew up in Polk County and graduated from Marquette High School in 1936.
June Jorgensen Hoegh, age 79, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 4 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Rev. Brian Krause and Rev. Chris Kester Beyer will officiate. Private family burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Kronborg. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 415 South 18th Street, Aurora. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. June Eva Jorgensen Hoegh, the daughter of Otto and Nellie Marie (Hansen) Westergaard, was born in Omaha, on August 10, 1935 and passed away in Kearney, on October 1, 2014, at the age of 79.
Karla Jo Andreasen-Truell, 59 of Grand Island died September 28, 2014 at her home following a 40 year battle with lupus and its effects. Celebration of life service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Reverend Rodney Armon will be officiating. Inurnment will be at noon on Friday in the Hordville Cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home. Karla Jo was born April 4, 1955 at Grand Island the daughter of Bernard and Agnes (Benson) Andreasen. She was raised near Hordville and graduated from Hordville High School in 1973. She attended Grand Island School of Business for 1 year. Karla was united in marriage to Dorson Sawyers on September 8, 1974 in Hordville. To this union they were blessed with a daughter, Megan.
Gary Andrew Dudder, 72, of Kearney died peacefully on September 27, 2014 at his home after a battle with lung cancer. Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 2 at Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Kearney with Pastor John Gosswein officiating. Visitation will be at O’Brien, Straatman, Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1. Gary was born February 1, 1942 in Seattle, Washington to Joseph and Harriet (Schoffner) Dudder. On December 2, 1995 he married Jaculin Brickner (Ruby).
Betty Elaine Rust, age 87, of York, died on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at York. She was born on February 25, 1927 at Bradshaw, to Charles Delbert and Rose (Bittinger) Morris. She grew up on the family farm with her three brothers and one sister. Betty attended high school in Polk. On March 10, 1949, she married Jess Rust. To this union were born six children. Betty was a stay at home mom and later on also held various jobs. She enjoyed watching old movies, listening to music, sewing, quilting, crocheting and spending time with her family.
Eileen Maw, age 92, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Memorial Community Care. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 30 at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Ron Harris will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Rosalie Eileen Maw, the daughter of John Edward and Edith Hilda (Jensen) Bayne, was born in Giltner, on November 1, 1921 and passed away in Aurora, on September 25, 2014, at the age of 92. She grew up in the Giltner area and graduated from Giltner High School. Eileen worked in the school cafeteria for a few years before graduating from beauty school in 1962.