Obituaries

Thu
29
Aug

Erna Christensen

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Erna Christensen, age 95, of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Westfield Quality Care.
Erna’s request was that no services be held.  Inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery 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.
Ernestine ‘Erna’ Frieda Christensen, the daughter of Joseph and Frieda (Fuchsberger) Zanona was born at Augsburg, Germany on Dec. 13, 1923 and passed away on August 28, 2019 in Aurora, at the age of 95.

Mon
26
Aug

Lois Larson

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Lois Larson, age 91, formerly of Lincoln and Aurora, passed away on August 22, 2019, at Emerald Care Center in Cozad.

Mon
26
Aug

Levi Moore

Levi Moore, age 33, of Phillips, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
Services are pending at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

Mon
19
Aug

Esther S. Ediger

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Esther S. Ediger, age 96, of Hampton, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.
She was born Oct. 1, 1922 in rural Henderson to Abraham and Agnes (Kliewer) Goossen. On July 8, 1945 she was married to Edward Ediger at the Henderson M.B. Church.
Esther was an active, lifetime member of the Henderson M.B. Church and served in various areas of ministry within the church and community.  She enjoyed playing the piano, gardening, quilting, baking, reading, and especially loved spending time with her family. She also had he gift of hospitality – in everything demonstrating her servant’s heart.

Mon
19
Aug

Shirley (Bish) McVicker

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 Celebration of Life for Shirley (Bish) McVicker, 77, of Sun City, Ariz., will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. (reception to follow) at the First-Faith United Methodist Church in Grand Island, (4190 W Capital Ave). Shirley passed away on Aug. 10, 2019, at her home.

Wed
14
Aug

Maxine Carnes

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Maxine Carnes, age 95, of Aurora, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 17 at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Michelle Reed 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 American Cancer Society or the Aurora United Methodist Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Maxine Luree Carnes, the daughter of Richard Julius Bruno and Irma Irene (Lemmons) Fenster, was born at her parent’s farm in Marquette, on May 26, 1924 and passed away in Aurora, on August 12, 2019, at the age of 95.
Maxine grew up in Marquette and graduated from Marquette High School.  She did office work at the school, housework for the superintendent and helped out on the farm.

Mon
12
Aug

Reeve Baker

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Reeve Baker, 28, of Phillips, died Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Hamilton County. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. Father Thambi will be celebrating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m.,  Monday, Aug. 12 at Apfel Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. Apfel Funeral Home is caring for the family. Online condolences may be directed to http://www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Memorials can be directed to the Family of Reeve Baker to be used in honoring his life. Family requests casual attire.
Reeve Baker was born Jan. 31, 1991 in Aurora. He attended school in Aurora, Giltner, and Central Community College. He worked at Deterdings, Sherwin Williams, and Interstate Battery.

Mon
12
Aug

Dorene Sorensen

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Dorene Sorensen, age 90, of Aurora, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg. Rev. Ricardo Riqueza will officiate. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  Memorials made 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.
Dorene Mae Sorensen, the daughter of Oscar Walter and Mae (Benson) Andersen was born in Aurora, on Sept. 22, 1928 and passed away Memorial Community Care in Aurora, on August 9, 2019, at the age of 90.

Mon
12
Aug

Rodney D. Heinen

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Rodney D. Heinen, 54, of Central City, died on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at CHI-Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.  Memorial services will be on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Pastor Jim Garfield officiating.  A celebration of life will be held at the Independent Club following the service. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16 from 2-4 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.

Mon
05
Aug

Mary Lambert

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Mary Lambert, age 79, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at her home.
A Memorial Service will be held 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.
Mary Ann Lambert, the daughter of Claud and Mary A. (Koler) Conrad was born on Dec. 15, 1939 at Red Cloud, and passed away on Aug. 4, 2019 in Aurora, at the age of 79.

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