Obituaries

Mon
22
May

Colene Heiden

Colene Heiden, age 88, of Aurora, formerly of Hampton, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Memorial Community Care.
A Memorial Service is pending at the United Lutheran Church in Hampton.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
More details to follow.

Mon
22
May

Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Smith, age 69, of Giltner, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Harvard Rest Haven.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Chaplin Dorothy Molczyk will officiate.  Interment will be in the Giltner Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday 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.
Marilyn Jean Smith, the daughter of Louie and Elaine (Cada) Villwok, was born in Fremont, on March 7, 1948 and passed away in Harvard, on May 21, 2017, at the age of 69.

Fri
12
May

Dorothy Ruth Bish

 Dorothy Ruth Bish, died at home on Monday, May 8, 2017. A celebration of her life will be held at the retirement community where she resided: Hillcrest Country Estates, 6021 Grand Lodge Avenue, in Papillion on Saturday, May 27 from 2-4 p.m.
Dorothy was born June 1, 1929 to John and Imogene (Splinter) Florea on her parent’s farm southeast of Aurora. She was the eldest of two children. Dorothy graduated from Aurora Public High School and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Kearney State College.

Mon
08
May

Marilyn Lyn (Mick) Wolff

Marilyn Lyn (Mick) Wolff, age 60, of Caldwell, Idaho, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 9 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hampton.  Pastor Jim Gruber will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Stringfield Law Office (PO Box 777, Caldwell, Idaho 83606) to be held in trust. The family is working to establish a memorial fund to provide financial assistance to help children participate in community activities.
Marilyn Lyn (Mick) Wolff, the daughter of Arnold and Naomi (Adams) Mick, was born in Henderson, on May 9, 1956 and died in Meridian, Idaho on May 2, 2017, at the age of 60.

Wed
03
May

Linda Johnson Petzoldt

Linda Johnson Petzoldt, age 53, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at her home.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 6 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Aurora.  Pastor Bruce Bradley will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Linda Kay (Johnson) Petzoldt, the daughter of Warren Richard ‘Dick’ and Margaret Ann (Carnes) Johnson, was born in Grand Island, on December 13, 1963 and passed away in Aurora, on April 30, 2017, at the age of 53.

Wed
03
May

Dorothy Chaney

Dorothy Chaney, age 97, of Aurora, formerly of Giltner, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at Memorial Community Care.
A Memorial Service will be held later this summer during the Ruebsamen Family Reunion.  Dorothy was buried next to her husband, Roy at the Phillips Cemetery on Wednesday, May 3 during a private family service.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Dorothy Marie Chaney, the daughter of Albert and Anna Mathilda (Nodland) Ruebsamen, was born on a farm near Harvard, on November 2, 1919 and passed away in Aurora, on May 1, 2017, at the age of 97.

Tue
02
May

Kim Andrews

Kim Andrews, age 61, of Aurora, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at his home.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 4 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Rev. Ron Harris will officiate.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Kim L. Andrews, the son of James and Beverly (Buck) Andrews, was born in Beatrice, on October 3, 1955 and passed away in Aurora, on May 1, 2017, at the age of 61.
Kim grew up and attended school in Wymore.   
On September 16, 1989, Kim was united in marriage to Melinda McManus.   They had three children; Bryce, Audrey and Holly.  Kim was a railroad conductor for BNSF for 41 years.
Kim enjoyed his family and going fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father.

Mon
01
May

Linda Johnson Petzoldt

Linda Johnson Petzoldt, age 63, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at her home.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 6 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Aurora.  Pastor Bruce Bradley will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora 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.
More details to follow.

Thu
27
Apr

Beulah McKenney

Beulah May McKenney, the daughter of Orville A. and Anna (Flegel) Minnig, was born on August 28, 1922 on the family homestead near Red Elm, in Ziebach County, South Dakota. She went to be with the Lord on April 25, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society at Superior, at the age of 94 years, 7 months, 28 days.
She attended grade school at Lewis School, a country school a mile from her home and high school at Dupree, South Dakota. In 1938 the family moved to Lincoln, where she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940.
After graduation, she accepted a secretarial position with the State of Nebraska, Director of the American Legion Auxiliary, and worked with the 1941 Girls’ State activities. In 1942 she became head bookkeeper at the Hardy Furniture Company in Lincoln, where she worked for nine years.

Thu
27
Apr

Sharon (Sowers) Stiegemeier

Harvard resident, Sharon Jean (Sowers) Stiegemeier, 74 passed away, Monday, April 24, 2017 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings.
Services will be held Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Harvard Church of Christ with Pastor Dave Johnson Officiating. Burial will be in the First Evangelical Cemetery, Harvard. Visitation will be Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Harvard. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Apfel Funeral Home, Harvard.
Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date.

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