Obituaries

Wed
16
Oct

Joyce Carpenter

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Joyce Loree Carpenter, age 85, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away on Oct. 13, 2019 at Olathe Hospice Center, Kansas. Joyce was born to Fredrick and Ruth Sward October 24, 1933, in Ashtabula, Ohio. She graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1951. On May 5, 1955, Joyce was united in marriage to Jack C. Carpenter. To this union was born daughter, Kay and son, Scott. In 1976, Jack and Joyce moved to Hordville, where Jack managed Covenant Cedars Bible Camp and Joyce became the cook for between 75-100 campers.
Besides being a fabulous cook and baker, Joyce enjoyed gardening, sewing, painting, playing cards, and helping Jack with woodworking projects. Jack and Joyce enjoyed watching their grandsons grow up in Nebraska and in 2007, moved to the Kansas City area where they were able to attend their granddaughters’ activities.

Tue
08
Oct

Richard 'Dick' Jensen

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Richard Eugene ‘Dick’ Jensen, 76, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in his home in Aurora.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. No visitation. Condolences may be sent to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Dick Jensen, son of Eugene V. and Leona G. (Strotman) Jensen, was born in Aurora, on Feb. 1, 1943. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Jeanie, who died in 2016.

Mon
07
Oct

Wayne Griffith

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Wayne Griffith, age 61, of Aurora, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 11 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.   Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Aurora United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street. In lieu of flowers, 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.
Wayne Eugene Griffith, the son of Albert ‘Bill’ and Shirley (Miller) Griffith, was born in Hebron, on Dec. 14, 1957 and passed away in Central City, on Oct. 5, 2019, at the age of 61.

Mon
07
Oct

Barb Person

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Barb Person, age 83, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Memorial Community Care.
Private Family burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery followed by a Memorial Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Evangelical Covenant Church 1009 1st Street, Aurora. Rev. Karl Larson will officiate. No Visitation.  Memorials may be made in care of the Evangelical Covenant Church or the Memorial Hospital Foundation. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is handling these arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Barbara L. Person, the daughter of Elmer A. and Evelyn Josephine (Nyblom) Palmberg, was born at Grand Island, on Feb. 4, 1936, and passed away at Aurora, on Oct. 3, 2019, at the age of 83.

Fri
04
Oct

Marion Ehlers

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Marion Ehlers, age 87, of St. Paul, formerly of Aurora, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 7 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hampton. Rev. Tim Wells will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday 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.
Marion Alice (Doyle) Ehlers, the daughter of Arthur and Nellie Doyle, was born in Brattleboro, Vermont on March 8, 1932 and passed away in St. Paul, on Oct. 3, 2019, at the age of 87.
Marion graduated from Brattlebora High School. She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1952, where she served her country for 3 years before being honorably discharged.

Wed
02
Oct

Donna Jean Bankson

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Donna Jean Bankson, 87, of Central City formerly of Hordville, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at Tiffany Square in Grand Island.  Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Fridhem Lutheran Church in Hordville with Pastor Murray Jones officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 at Solt-Wagner Community Room in Central City from 5 to 7 p.m.  Burial will be in the Hordville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Fridhem Lutheran Church in Hordville and condolences can be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.

Tue
01
Oct

Robert 'Les' Valentine

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Robert ‘Les’ Valentine, age 70, of Aurora, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at his home after a two year battle with cancer.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at the Higby-McQuiston Chapel in Aurora. Rev. Bob Gannon will officiate. Interment will be in Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Robert Leslie ‘Les’ Valentine was born in York, on May 27, 1949 to Robert Ellsworth Valentine and Eva Ruth (Runyan) Valentine.  He was named ‘Les’ after an uncle who was killed in a plane crash near the time of his parents wedding date.  He passed away peacefully at home, on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 after a 2 year battle with cancer at the age of 70.

Tue
01
Oct

Evelyn Buller

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Evelyn Buller, age 85, of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at Westfield Quality Care.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora. Rev. Bob Gannon will officiate. Interment will be in Aurora Cemetery prior to the service at 10 a.m.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. on Wednesday.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Evelyn Alice Buller was born on Jan. 1, 1934 to Albert and Helena (Brethower) Rousselle at Max, and passed at Aurora, on Oct. 1, 2019 at the age of 85.

Fri
27
Sep

Darrell Pohlmeier

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Darrell Pohlmeier, age 50, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at Mary Lanning Medical Center in Hastings after a courageous battle with cancer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 30 at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora.  Rev. Sarah Ruch will officiate.  Inurnment will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, 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.
Darrell Lee Pohlmeier, the son of Donovan and Delores (Svoboda) Pohlmeier, was born in Hastings, on Feb. 20, 1969 and passed away in Hastings, on Sept. 26, 2019, at the age of 50.

Thu
26
Sep

Gary Wubbenhorst

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Gary Wubbenhorst, age 73, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at his home.
Gary’s wishes were to be cremated.  The family will have a service for him 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.
Gary Dean Wubbenhorst was born on Nov. 13, 1945 at Norfolk, to Doretha Maria (Daberkow) and Raymond Spangler.  Gary passed away on Sept. 24, 2019 at Marquette, at the age of 73.  
Gary graduated from high school and then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-1966.  Upon returning from the service, Gary went to work at ADM in Lincoln.  Gary was married to Carol Tiller in 1981 in Lincoln.  He raised Carol’s two children as his own.  Carol passed away in 2005.  Due to health reasons, Gary retired from ADM in 2010 and moved to Marquette to be closer to family.

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