Obituaries

Thu
11
Oct

Connie Meyer

Connie Meyer, age 69, formerly of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at her home in Adams.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Chaplin Sharon Schuster will officiate. Connie’s wishes were for cremation and the family will have a private service at the Aurora Cemetery prior to the Memorial Service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Connie Rae Meyer, the only child of Clarence (Hap) and Ella (Rains) Dieckmann was born on Nov. 14, 1948 in Hastings, and passed away on Oct. 9, 2018 at Adams, at the age of 69.

Wed
10
Oct

Barbara Palmberg

Barbara was born in Kingsford, MI in 1932 to Karl Melker and Ruth (Nelson) Axelson. From an early age she was encouraged to pursue her gifts of music and at the age of 13, became the organist at the Iron Mountain Covenant Church, Iron Mountain, MI.
Barbara entered North Park University in Chicago as the first of her Swedish immigrant family to attend college. She traveled with the North Park Choir as soprano soloist and completed a triple major of voice, organ and piano.
Following graduation, she enrolled in seminary classes at North Park and in 1953 she accepted a position as Parish Worker at Hilmar Covenant Church in Hilmar, CA.
In October of 1954 Barbara married her college sweetheart Maurice Palmberg in the Iron Mountain Covenant Church and moved to the Palmberg family hometown of Aurora. Their family grew with son Kurt in 1956 and daughter Karen in 1957.

Tue
09
Oct

Marvin Vincent

Marvin Royce Vincent, 85, of Bemidji, Minnesota, died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.  Marvin was the father of Chris Vincent of Aurora, Ne.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, October 12, 2018 at Northern Bible Church in Bemidji with Dr. Corbit Magby officiating.  Visitation will be from 5 – 7 pm Thursday at the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidiji and one hour before the service at the church.  Interment will be at the Cemetery in Bemidji.

 

Condolences may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.

 

Mon
08
Oct

Roger Christensen

Roger Christensen, age 66, of Aurora, formerly of Lincoln, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg.  Interment will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.  Military Rites will be provided by Lester S. Harter Post #42 - Aurora American Legion.   Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.   Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the  family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Roger Dean Christensen, the son of Nels Hans and Frances Louise (Grella) Christensen, was born in Central City, on Dec. 28, 1951 and passed away in Aurora, on Oct. 6, 2018, at the age of 66.

Mon
08
Oct

Mary Ann Pence

Mary Ann Pence, age 93, of Aurora, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 at Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Aurora.  Rev. Bruce Bradley will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. No Visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to P.E.O., American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association or the Local Backpack Program.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Mary Ann Pence was born in Aurora, on Aug. 18, 1925, the daughter of John T. and Olive M. (Hibbs) Sullivan.  She shared a loving relationship with one brother, Donald E. Sullivan.  Her loving, gracious spirit soared peacefully heavenward on Oct. 6, 2018.

Mon
08
Oct

Melvin 'Jake' Penner

Melvin ‘Jake’ Penner, age 86, of Grand Island, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Friday evening, Oct. 5, 2018, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Rev. Loras Grell will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with a Rosary at 7 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the family to designate 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 higbymortuary.com.
Melvin ‘Jake’ Gene Penner, the son of Fred and Genevieve (Austin) Penner, was born in Stockham, on Jan. 8, 1932 and passed away in Aurora, on Oct. 5, 2018, at the age of 86.
He attended school in Stockham thru the 5th grade and when the family moved to Aurora, he completed his education at Aurora High School.

Mon
08
Oct

Clark Senff

Clark Lee Senff, age 66, of St. George, Kansas, died Oct. 6, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, Kansas, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born May 19, 1952, in Aurora, the son of Wilmer T. and Doris C. (Russell) Senff.
Clark graduated from high school in Hampton, and from the Omaha School of Business in Omaha.
He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a Specialist 4 and had received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.  Clark was a manager of Marketing Services for Manhattan Mutual Insurance Company and then owned and operated Quality Home Inspections for 28 years.  

Thu
04
Oct

Betty J. Lyons

Funeral Services for Betty J. Lyons will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Alma United Methodist Church in Alma, with Pastor Jim Bendorf officiating. Interment will follow at the Alma Cemetery.
Betty Jean Lyons, 93 years of age, of Hastings, formerly of Alma, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society – Hastings Village in Hastings. Betty was born July 13, 1925 to Victor Albion and Amanda Sophia (Hall) Isaacson in Republic County, Kansas.   She was raised on a farm near Scandia, Kansas.
On May 1, 1945, she married Marion Junior Lyons in Mankato, Kansas.  He died in 1973.  To this union were born seven children.  The first, Gary Lee, who died as an infant from a heart defect.  The couple lived in Heartwell and Superior, before moving to Hastings. Then moved to Aurora for a few years before Junior died.

Mon
01
Oct

Lisa L. Henk

Lisa L. Henk, 48, of Kearney passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society - St. Luke’s Village in Kearney.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at the O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with Pastor Steve Shanno officiating.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 and one hour prior to the service at the O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Central City Cemetery.
Memorials in Lisa’s name are suggested to Start Over Rover in Hastings and Kearney Area Animal Shelter.  Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com.  Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.

Mon
24
Sep

James "Jim" P. Schneider

James “Jim” P. Schneider, 59, of Archer, formerly of Omaha, died on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Trent Wagner officiating.  Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.  A full obituary will appear at a later date.

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