Obituaries

Wed
18
Oct

Richard L. "Joe" Holmes

Richard L.“Joe” Holmes, 84, of Central City died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Merrick Medical Center.  As per Joe’s wishes, there will be no services.
Joe was born on June 9, 1933 to Merle J. and Elizabeth (Yetter) Holmes in Fullerton.  He grew up in Fullerton and graduated from Fullerton High School in 1951.  He then joined the United States Air Force on August 12, 1952.  He retired from the Air Force on September 30, 1973 and bought a home in Central City, and has lived here ever since.  He spent the next 21 years traveling around the world and United States.  He wintered in Harlingen, Texas for over 15 years. Joe worked at Safeway in Central City until it closed and then went to work at the Aurora Mall until he retired in June of 1995.
He married Rose Ann Shelton at the Fairview United Methodist Church on July 22, 1956.  Rose Ann died on March 2, 1996.

Wed
18
Oct

Garry Rudy

Garry Rudy, age 75, of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the Memorial Hospital.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 21 at the Stockham Community Church.  Rev. Paul Nauman will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.   Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Garry Eugene Rudy, the son of Kenneth George and Glena (Wagner) Rudy, was born in Grand Island, on March 23, 1942 and passed away at Aurora, on October 17, 2017 at the age of 75.

Tue
17
Oct

Debra "Deb, Debbie" L. Vanderheiden

Debra “Deb, Debbie” L. Vanderheiden, age 61, of Aurora, died on Monday, October 16, 2017, at her home.
A Funeral service is planned for Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Aurora, followed immediately by burial at the Aurora Cemetery and returning for a luncheon at the church. Rev. Karla Sheffy will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday from 5-7 p.m.  at the United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street.  In lieu of flowers, Deb requested that memorials be made to the Heartland Cancer Foundation or Aurora Adopt-A-Pet in her memory.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.   Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

Mon
16
Oct

Ronald G. Anderson

Ronald G. Anderson of Sarasota, FL passed away October 11, 2017.  He was born Dec. 7, 1945.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2 p.m.
He is survived by a daughter, Tami Jo (Anderson) Reynolds, Cumming, GA; son, Peter (Teresa) Orser, Halifax, Nova Scotia and sister Joyce Anderson (Rod) Dolton, Omaha; grandchildren Pation, Preston, and Parker (Reynolds); Madison and Hilary (Orser); many in-laws, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by parents Oscar G. and Alice M. Anderson.  

Mon
16
Oct

James M. Hansen

James M. Hansen, age 66, of Central City, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017, at Bryan/LGH West in Lincoln.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 17 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Rev. Ron Harris will officiate.  Interment will be in Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
James M. Hansen, the son of Cecil Dean and Mary Katherine (Grosvernor) Hansen, was born in Aurora, on July 9, 1951 and passed away in Lincoln, on October 13, 2017, at the age of 66.

Thu
12
Oct

Edward C. Wicklein

Edward C. Wicklein, 82, of O’Fallon, Mo., passed away Aug. 7, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Services were held Aug. 12, 2017 at New Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Charles, Mo. Interment was at New St. Marcus Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
He graduated from the University of Missouri, Eden Theological Seminary and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, class of 1960. Ed was a minister, serving churches in several U.S. cities, including Aurora, and retiring from the ministry in Belen, N.M., after 50 years of service. He moved home to St. Louis where he continued to serve the Lord until his death.
Edward is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two sons, John Wicklein and Mark Wicklein; and two stepchildren, Jeff Biszantz and Cheri Huxhold.

 

Mon
09
Oct

Paul J. Clayton

Paul J. Clayton, 70, of Central City, died on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Litzenberg Memorial Long Term Care in Central City.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. with Father David Fulton, Monsignor Nelson Newman, and Father Mark Pfeifer officiating.  Visitation with family will be on Thursday, October 12 from 5-7 pm. at the church, with a Vigil service at 7 p.m. Inurnment will be at the Hordville Cemetery immediately following the memorial service.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.

Mon
09
Oct

Maurice Weller

Maurice Weller, age 87, of Aurora, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017, at his home.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 14 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora.  Rev. Loras Grell will officiate.  Inurnment will be in the Giltner Cemetery at a later date. No Visitation.  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.
Maurice Glenn Weller, the son of Max and Mary Louise (Grow) Weller, was born at Gibbon, on December 6, 1929 and passed away in Aurora, on October 9, 2017, at the age of 87.

Mon
09
Oct

Elaine Heins

Elaine Heins, age 87, of Hampton, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 13 at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. Rev. Karla Sheffy will officiate. Interment will be in the Hampton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the family.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Elaine R. Heins, the daughter of John and Alma (Enderle) Weehler, was born in Loup City, on December 26, 1929 and passed away in Aurora, on October 8, 2017, at the age of 87.
Elaine attended school in Loup City and graduated from high school in 1947.  She moved to Hamilton County in 1947, where she remained a resident until her death.

Mon
09
Oct

Rod DeMaranville

Roderick C. “Rod” DeMaranville, age 67, of Jacksonport, Wisconsin, died on October 2, 2017, at the Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, surrounded by his family.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Higby-McQuiston Mortuary Chapel in Aurora, followed immediately by a luncheon at the Bremer Community Center. Rev. Ron Harris will officiate.  An additional service will be held in Jacksonport at a date to be determined.  Memorials may be made to the family for later designation.
Rod was born May 21, 1950 in Aurora, to Eugene and Arlene (Ross) DeMaranville.  He graduated from Aurora High School in 1968.  He served in the United States Army and was deployed to Vietnam with a Field Artillery unit, from 1970-1971, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

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