Obituaries

Mon
22
Apr

Earl Bicknase

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Earl Bicknase, age 80, of Hampton, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019, at Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 24 at Zion Lutheran Church north of Hampton.  Rev. David Feddern will officiate. Inurnment will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Earl Dean Bicknase, the son of Walter and Sadie (Theiman) Bicknase, was born in Fairmont, Minnesota on Nov. 17, 1938 and passed away in Aurora, on April 19, 2019, at the age of 80.

Fri
19
Apr

Judith Lee "Judy" Wiegert

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Judith Lee “Judy” Wiegert, 76, of Grand Island passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at CHI Health St. Francis surrounded by her family.
Service and celebration of Judy’s life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23,  at All Faiths Funeral Home.  Daniel Naranjo will officiate.  Burial will be in the Wiegert Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Judy was born Oct. 13, 1942 in Minden, the daughter of Harvey and Ardelle (Petersen) Vang.  She grew up in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island Senior High, class of 1960.
On November 16, 1961 Judy married Larry P. Wiegert and they made their home in rural Grand Island.  Over the years, Judy was employed with Kaufmann’s Dime Store, Capital Theater and Five Points Bank from which she retired in 2013, after 42 years.

Wed
17
Apr

Francis "Bud" Irwin

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Francis “Bud” Irwin, 90, of Central City, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Bryan East in Lincoln.  Funeral services will be Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church with Pastors Doug McHargue and Nick Schonlau officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City.  Burial will be in the Central City Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.  Condolences can be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.

Fri
12
Apr

Chuck Jansen

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Chuck Jansen, age 85, former Aurora businessman passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Aurora Memorial Hospital.
A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Rev. Loras Grell will officiate. Inurnment will be at later date in the Atkinson Cemetery. No Visitation.  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.
Charles Louis Jansen, the son of Ed and Mary (Steinhouser) Jansen, was born in Atkinson, on Feb. 23, 1934 and passed away in Aurora, on April 10, 2019, at the age of 85.

Mon
08
Apr

William "Bill" Kuehner

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William “Bill” V. Kuehner, 88, of Doniphan, died April 6, 2019. With undeterred spirit, he met the challenges presented by pulmonary fibrosis. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10. Family will greet guests from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Apfel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Doniphan Senior Center, Giltner Community Center, Aurora Memorial Hospital, and the Phillip’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed to www.apfelfuneralhome.com.

Mon
08
Apr

Annette Johnson

Annette Jean Johnson, age 77, of York, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Lincoln. She was born March 21, 1941 in Minden, to Alferd and Dorothy (Epke) Bienhoff. She was married to Duane R. Johnson, and was later divorced. Annette worked for several years as a waitress in York County. She enjoyed attending Senior Center activities and was an avid card player.  
She is survived by her daughter Deborah K. (Michael) Mitchell of Littleton, CO, daughter Pamela J. Murray of York, son Brian D. Johnson of Sioux City, IA, and daughter Brenda A. Johnson of York. Annette is also survived by her dog Chesney,  brothers Roger (Glenda) Bienhoff and Rick (Kathy) Bienhoff, both of Minden,  and Randy Bienhoff of Kearney, grandchildren Matthew (Courtney) Mitchell of Littleton, CO, Andrew (Jenelle Seret) Mitchell of Littleton, CO, and Molly (Chris Boatright) Mitchell of               Ireland, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Thu
04
Apr

Ieleen Larsen

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Ieleen Marjorie Larsen, 95, of Lincoln, died at the Monarch Hospice House in Lincoln on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Ieleen was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Marquette, to Alfred and Agnes Serine (Andersen) Nissen. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Marquette High School in 1941. She attended Grand Island Business College and worked for Radio Intelligence of the Federal Communication Division in Grand Island.
Ieleen married Gilbert Danhauer Larsen on April 3, 1944, in Kronberg, and they made their home near Marquette where they farmed. Together they raised two children, Twila and Dan. They moved to North Platte in 1961 where Ieleen worked for Schweser’s Clothing and later the Internal Revenue Service for 10 years.

Mon
01
Apr

Don H. "Wrinkle" Culver

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Don H. “Wrinkle” Culver, 88, of Aurora, died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.  Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Central City Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.

Mon
01
Apr

Maylon Hanson

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Maylon Hanson, age 88, of Grand Island, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Grand Island VA Medical Center.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 3 at the chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Rev. Adam Snoberger will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. 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.
Maylon John Hanson, the son of Paul and Julia (Shaneyfelt) Hanson, was born in Aurora, on Nov. 25, 1930 and died in Grand Island, on March 29, 2019, at the age of 88.

Mon
01
Apr

Kay Omel

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Kay Omel, age 66, of Giltner, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 3 at the United Methodist Church in Giltner. Rev. Kathy Uldrich will officiate. Interment will be in the Giltner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Giltner.  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.
Kay Frances Omel, the daughter of Francis and Mildred (Halbmaier) Skupa, was born in Hastings, on July 18, 1952 and passed away in Aurora, on March 30, 2019, at the age of 66.

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