Obituaries

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04
May

Jeanne Ortegren

Jeanne Glover Swedberg Ortegren, 91 of Lincoln passed away May 1, 2015.  Jeanne was born in Winnebago, January 12, 1924.  She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter E.S.; former secretary and choir member of Back to the Bible Broadcast; and former Associate Phelps County Judge.  She was a musician; organist, pianist, played guitar, studied voice and was a former member of the South Dakota State University Symphony Orchestra as a cellist at Brookings, SD.  She played the violin in a string ensemble at St. Francis, KS. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and was a member of Hope Community Church in Lincoln.

Fri
01
May

Ron "Joe" Bovill

Ron “Joe” Bovill, 76, of Kearney, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 28, 2015 after a nearly three year battle with cancer.  
A Memorial Mass will be on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney.  Father Joe Hannappel will celebrate and private family burial will be later.  There will be no Visitation. A Vigil Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the church.  In lieu of gifts and flowers, Memorials may be directed to the Ron Bovill and Jane Ziebarth-Bovill Scholarship Fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence.  Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.

Fri
01
May

Bill L. Bamesberger

Bill L. Bamesberger, 80, of Grand Island, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, in Hastings.  Services will be Monday, May 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, in Grand Island.  The Rev. Sheri Lodel will officiate.  Military honors will be provided by the United Veterans Honor Guard, the U.S. Army Honor Team and the G.I.F.D. Honor Guard.   Private family inurnment will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. at Curran Funeral Chapel.   Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Bill was born September 10, 1934, in Aurora.  He was the son of William Martin Fred and Ruby A. (Salmon) Bamesberger.

Tue
28
Apr

Sharon Bahe

Sharon Bahe, age 77, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at her home.
A Memorial Service will be held 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Rev. Mary Scott will officiate. The family will hold a day of celebration on June 27, with more details to follow.   Inurnment will take place at that time in the Aurora Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date.  Higby-McQuiston is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Sharon Ann Bahe, the daughter of Roy and Freda (Hofrichter) Carter, was born at Hebron, on June 27, 1937, and passed away at Aurora, on April 21, 2015, at the age of 77.
She was raised in Bruning, and graduated from Bruning High School.  Sharon received her B.S. in Psychology from University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Tue
28
Apr

Patricia "Pat" M. Wergin

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Milford United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Kelley officiating. Interment will be in Blue Mound Cemetery, Milford. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. on Monday, at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Milford with family receiving relatives and friends 6-8 at funeral home. Memorials have been established to the Harold and Patricia Wergin scholarship fund in care of Milford Public Schools.

Mon
27
Apr

Lois E. Arnett

Lois E. Arnett, 92, of Aurora, formerly of Phillips, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island.  Burial will be in the Phillips Cemetery at Phillips.  There will be no public visitation.  Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
Lois Ethel Arnett was born August 11, 1922, at rural Benedict, to Perry and Ethel (Pendell) Cudaback.  The family moved when she was a child, between York and McCool Junction.  She attended school at McCool Junction and later the family relocated southeast of Giltner.  Lois graduated from Giltner High School in 1941.
Following her education, she cared for an elderly woman and then lived in Lincoln where she was employed as a secretary at the air base.  She then moved to Washington, D.C. and worked as a secretary for the Veterans Administration.

Thu
23
Apr

Mike Hanson

Mike Hanson, age 61, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at his home.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Rev. Ron Harris will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  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.
Don Michael Hanson, the son of Donald P. and Patricia (Beacom) Hanson, was born in York, on December 24, 1953 and passed away in Aurora, on April 21, 2015, at the age of 61.
He grew up on the family farm near Aurora. Mike graduated from Aurora High School.   Mike worked construction following graduation and then returned home to farm with his father.

Tue
21
Apr

Grace Potter

Grace Potter, age 85, of Aurora, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at her home.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 24 at the United Methodist Church in Aurora.  Rev. Mary Scott will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Aurora United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Grace Lucille Potter, the daughter of Hans O. and Helen B. (Christensen) Jensen, was born in Aurora, on July 20, 1929 and passed away in Aurora, on April 20, 2015, at the age of 85.

Tue
21
Apr

Elliot Lambert

Elliot Lambert, age 19, of Giltner, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at UNMC, Clarkson Tower in Omaha after a brief illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Doniphan.  Father Joseph Faulkner will officiate.  Burial will be at Cedarview Cemetery in Doniphan, next to his beloved great-grandparents, Glenn and Lurye LaBrie.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Elliot James Lambert, the son of Marta (Lambert) Charlton, was born at Aurora, on May 7, 1995 and was carried to heaven in the arms of Jesus in Omaha, on April 20, 2015, at the age of 19.

Mon
20
Apr

Nancy Hall

Nancy Hall, age 62, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, at CHI Health – St. Francis in Grand Island.
 A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora.  Rev. Daniel Smith and Rev. Dhan Raj Marneni will officiate. The family will greet friends at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1420 9th Street, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rosary at 7 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later time.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
 Nancy Ann Hall, the daughter of James Arley and Irene (Deisch) Muldoon, was born in Pierre, South Dakota on July 24, 1952 and passed away in Grand Island on April 17, 2015, at the age of 62.

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