Doris High - March 11, 2011Doris Kathryn High, 87, of Aurora, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Holcomb Evangelical Free Church north of Holdrege on Tuesday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Todd Marcy, officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery north of Bertrand. Visitation is Monday, March 14 from 1 to 8 p.m., with the family greeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
Doris was born May 22, 1923 on the family farm northeast of Holdrege in Phelps County, the fourth of nine children of William and Pauline (Yeager) Anderson. She received her education from Bertrand High School, graduating with the class of 1941. Following her education, Doris taught school in a rural Phelps County school for three years.
On Sept. 20, 1945 she was united in marriage to James O. High of Bertrand at her parents’ home north of Holdrege. To this union five children were born: Joyce, Richard, Mark, Teresa and Jon. The couple engaged in farming north of Bertrand on her husband, James’ grandfather’s homestead. They continued to reside on the family farm, where Doris’ focus was raising their children and assisting Jim with the obligations of the farming operation. Doris also worked for the lumber yard in Bertrand, Christian Homes in Holdrege, and was a classroom aide in the Bertrand Schools.
After their retirement in 1991, Doris and Jim relocated to Johnson Lake. On Oct. 25, 1994 she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim.
Since 1995, Doris made her home in Aurora. She was a member of the Holcomb Evangelical Free Church and the Monroe Evangelical Free Church near Aurora. She was active in the Women’s Missionary Society, president of the Midwest District WMS, taught Sunday school and directed the junior choir, was a deaconess, and served on several committees.
Doris’ interests were crafts, quilting, woodworking, sewing, and decorating.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Wendell (Evelyn) Anderson and Leland Anderson; four sisters: Marie (Winfield) Johnson, Louise (Dean) Hendricks and, Farres (Floyd) Lind and Roberta (Truman) Streeter.
Survivors include her children, Joyce (Alan) Hultgren of Aurora, Richard (Sherri) High of Wichita, Kan., Mark (Cathy) High of Bertrand, Teri (Ken) Heil of Omaha, Nebraska and Jon (Kenda) High of Kearney; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Waynard (Maxine) Anderson of Broken Bow and Ward (Connie) Anderson of Elm Creek; sister-in-law, Sharon Anderson of Elm Creek; brother-in-law, Keith “Swede” Fastenau of Bertrand; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial has been established in her memory and will be designated at a later date. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com..