Obituaries

Mon
09
Dec

Carl Rhode

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Carl Rhode was born Saturday, August 4, 1917 in Hampton and passed away    Sunday, December 8, 2019 in Lincoln.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. at Volzke Funeral Home in Seward. Family will greet friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 919 N. Columbia Ave. in Seward. Pastor David Rempfer will officiate. Interment will be in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorials are in care of the Rhode family.

Mon
09
Dec

Marsha Seim

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Marsha Seim, age 75, of Giltner, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Westfield Quality Care.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at the Giltner Community Center.  Private family inurnment will be at a later date.  Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date.  Condolences may be sent to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Marsha Sue Seim, daughter of Fostin ‘Toots’ and Velma (Cline) Omel, was born at Grand Island, on June 11, 1944 and passed away at Aurora, on Dec. 6, 2019 at the age of 75.

Mon
09
Dec

Larry Kliewer

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Larry Kliewer, age 69, of Henderson, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at his home.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m.., Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson. Rev. Seth Miller will officiate. Interment will be in the Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery in Henderson. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Larry Keith Kliewer, the son of Benjamin R. and Olga (Buller) Kliewer, was born at York, on Jan. 9, 1950 and passed away in Henderson, on Dec. 7, 2019, at the age of 69.

Mon
09
Dec

Robert "Bob" Halstead

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Robert E. “Bob” Halstead, 82, of Phillips passed away on December 5, 2019 at Homestead Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Monday. Pastor Bill Pavuk will officiate. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the Phillips Cemetery with Military Honors.
All Faiths Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Robert E. (Bob) Halstead was born on June 13, 1937 to Everett and Elsie (Juzek) Halstead. He was born in Grand Island. He graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1955. He entered the United States Air Force following graduation. He served four years in the Air Force, two of those years in Japan. He was honorably discharged on September 11, 1959.

Mon
02
Dec

Terry Addison

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Terry Lee Addison, 59, of Denver Colorado died as a result of a traffic accident on Interstate 70, near Vail Colorado, on Nov. 26.
Funeral services will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 415 South 18th Street in Aurora,  on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m.  Rev. Sarah Ruch will officiate.  Family visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Messiah Lutheran Church.  Private family burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

Mon
02
Dec

Rosella G. "Rosi" Nelson

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Rosella G. “Rosi” Nelson, 84, of Lincoln, died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at High Plains Assisted Living in Lincoln.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Monroe Evangelical Free Church near Marquette with Rev. Joe Mullarkey officiating.  Visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9-11 a.m.  Burial will be at the Mamre Church Cemetery near Marquette at 2 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com

Wed
27
Nov

Virginia (Ginny) Boyden

Virginia (Ginny) Josephine Boyden, age 87, died at home peacefully in Golden, CO, on Nov. 23, 2019.
She was born in Hamilton County, to Harold and Gladys (Christenson) Wolff. Survivors include her husband, John Boyden, her children, Tarki (Mercy) Boyden, Torri (John) Raine, and Ted (Sinaro) Boyden, sisters Shirley Weedin and Thelma (Dick) Carlson, 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Virginia went to Country School District 56, graduated from Aurora High School in 1949, and from Lincoln School of Commerce in 1951. She married her high school sweetheart, John Boyden, in 1952 at Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska. They lived in the Territory of Alaska, and in several states, Nebraska, Colorado, Indiana and Ohio, before moving back to Colorado.
Virginia loved her family, her garden, reading, sewing and traveling, especially with John on their motorcycle. She will be greatly missed.

Tue
26
Nov

Delmer Friesen

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Delmer Friesen, age 79, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at CHI Health Immanuel in Omaha.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Rev. Greg Reed will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, at Aurora United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street. 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 www.higbymortuary.com.
Delmer Dean Friesen, the son of Frank O. and Marie Mary (Goertzen) Friesen, was born in York County, on Oct. 11, 1940 and passed away in Omaha, on Nov. 24, 2019, at the age of 79.

Mon
25
Nov

Norma Friesen

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Norma Friesen, age 92, of Hastings, formerly of Aurora, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at Edgewood Assisted Living Memory Care in Hastings.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25 at Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson. Rev. Seth Miller will officiate. Interment will be in the Bethesda Cemetery in Henderson. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made in care of Edgewood Memory Care in Hastings.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Norma Jean Friesen, the daughter of Andrew Harmon and Rennie Oma (Lacey) Harmes, was born at home on a farm near Deshler, on April 30, 1927 and passed away in Hastings, on Nov. 21, 2019, at the age of 92.

Mon
25
Nov

Roselia "Rosie" Stanislav

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Roselia “Rosie” Mary Stanislav, 92, of Grand Island, formerly of Central City and Aurora, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Grand Island.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City.  Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.  Condolences can be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.   
Rosie was born on Oct. 15, 1927 to Edward Michael and Mary Eleanor (Halstead) McMahon west of Central City in “Irish” town.  She attended Central City Schools graduating from Central City High School in 1944.  She then attended Nebraska Central College in Central City.

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