Obituaries

Mon
07
Jan

Lynn Arends

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Lynn Arends, 70 of Aurora, died Saturday, Jan. 05, 2019 at the Auroral Memorial Community Care.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at All Faiths Funeral Home.  Daniel Naranjo will officiate.  Burial will be in the Phillips Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Lynn was born Dec. 3, 1948 at Ravenna the daughter of Wayne and Vera (Bunn) Stubbs.  She graduated from Grand Island Senior High School.  On Nov. 25, 1972 she was united in marriage to Lee Arends.  This union was blessed with three children, Mike, Missy and Amanda.
Some of Lynn’s involvements included TOPS for many years, Phillips Volunteer Fire Auxiliary and the Phillips and Aurora Senior Centers.  Lynn enjoyed sewing, quilting, camping with her kids when they were younger and later, spending time with grandkids.

Thu
03
Jan

Robert Reichardt

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Robert “Bob” E. Reichardt, Sr., 91, of Burleson, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Greenwood-Arlington Chapel in Arlington, Texas.  Visitation was from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment was at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington.
Bob was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Aurora.  He had two great loves, his family and farming. Although a quiet and humble man, Bob always felt a sense of pride in his ability to improvise and adapt, never encountering a problem he could not overcome.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Reichardt; his daughter, Dianna Gibson; and his brother, Keith Reichardt.
Bob is survived by his sons, Robert E. Reichardt, Jr. and wife, Mary B, and Paul D. Reichardt and wife, Mary G.; his daughter, Bonnie Esselman; brother, Jim Reichardt; sister, Mary Jane Rawlings; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.”

Thu
03
Jan

Sandra L. Sanders

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Sandra L. Sanders, age 75 of the town of Bear Creek, Wis., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at Aster Assisted Living, Clintonville, Wis.
Sandra Lee Sanders was born March 22, 1943 in Buffalo, NY. She was adopted as an infant and grew up in Nebraska. After graduation from high school, Sandra worked waiting tables at a truck stop diner in Hebron. She met and married Rex Bell and the couple did some traveling together as Rex’s work; building grain bins and other grain elevator equipment; took them all over the country. Sandra later worked as a caregiver at a nursing home in Aurora, and retired in the mid-1980s.

Thu
03
Jan

Susan (Steenburg) Engler

Susan Jane (Steenburg) Engler passed away Dec. 30, 2018 in Omaha. Services were held Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Westside Church, 15050 West Dodge Road in Omaha. Interment was Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. in the Aurora cemetery. Susan was born Jan. 10, 1921.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Willard Engler; brothers, Edmund Arthur Steenburg, M.D., Donald Benjamin Steenburg, Houtz Van Steenburg, M.D.
She is survived by daughters, Christine Beck, Karen Baretich (Dave), Janet Congress (Howard), Sarah Berger (Kevin); 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler, West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Road, Omaha, www.heafeyheafey.com, was in charge of arrangements.
 

Wed
02
Jan

Dale Hoegh

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Dale Hoegh, age 93, of Aurora, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m, Friday, Jan. 4 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg.  Rev. Chris Kester Beyer will officiate. Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 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.
Dale Eugene Hoegh was born on Dec. 2, 1925 at Aurora to Erhardt Andrew and Agnes Christina (Johnson) Hoegh and passed away in Aurora, on Dec. 31, 2018, at the age of 93.
He attended District 81 Country School through the eighth grade and two years of high school at Aurora.  He spent a short time in the U.S. Army in 1945 and 1946.

Wed
02
Jan

Sheila Wallace

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Sheila Marie Wallace, 46, of Aurora, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at Abundant Life Christian Center in Grand Island. Pastor Gene Arnold will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island.
Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Sheila was born on May 14, 1972, at Kearney, the daughter of Dennis L. and Brigitte H. (Hedler) Wallace. She grew up in Kearney where she attended Kearney Public Schools and graduated from Kearney High School.
In 2001, she moved to Aurora, where she lived the rest of her life.
She was a member of Abundant Life Christian Center in Grand Island and competed in swimming, bowling and track in the Special Olympics for a number of years.

Fri
28
Dec

Barbara Ostrander

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Barbara Ostrander, age 78, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Interment will be in the Hampton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday. 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.
Barbara Adline Ostrander, the daughter of Henry Lee and Jennie Lucille (Burnworth) DeLong Sr., was born in Omaha, on March 13, 1940 and passed away in Lincoln, on Dec. 28, 2018, at the age of 78.
Barbara grew up in Omaha and received her education there.  She moved to the Aurora area in 1975, and worked for Lippincott Ind., the Hamilton Manor, Memorial Community Care and Memorial Hospital.

Wed
26
Dec

Ramona Maw

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Ramona Maw, age 92, formerly of Giltner, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at the Hearthstone in York.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28 at the Christian Resource Center, 603 South K Road, Giltner. Rev. Paul Nauman will officiate. Interment will be in the Giltner Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday. 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.
Ramona M. Maw, the daughter of Robert B. and Mary (Blanche) Nelson, was born in Polk on Jan. 27, 1926, and passed away in York on Dec. 23, 2018, at the age of 92.
Mon
17
Dec

Dorothy Purdy

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Dorothy Purdy, 104, of Phillips, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at Tiffany Square in Grand Island.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the United Methodist Church in Phillips. Rev. Greg Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Phillips Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the United Methodist Church of Phillips. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Dorothy Pearl Purdy, the daughter of Charles and Lela (Dixon) Arnett, was born at Phillips, on Sept. 23, 1914, and passed away at Grand Island, on Dec. 14, 2018, at the age of 104.
She grew up in the Phillips area, where she graduated from Phillips High School in 1934.

Thu
13
Dec

Marian Smith

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Marian Smith, age 92, of Stromsburg, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Aurora Evangelical Covenant Church. Rev. Karl Larson 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 in care of 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.
Marian Virginia Smith, the daughter of Walter and Hazel (Snodgrass) Earhart, was born in Tama County, Iowa on July 20, 1926 and passed away in Stromsburg, on Dec. 11, 2018, at the age of 92.

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