Obituaries

Fri
18
Mar

Anita M. Kucera

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Anita M. Kucera, 77, Lawrence, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings.  Rosary is Sunday, March 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. and Mass is Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lawrence, with Father Thomas Bush officiating.  Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Lawrence.  Visitation will be Sunday March 20, 2016 from 3-8 p.m. at the Lawrence Visitation Chapel, Lawrence.  Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Altar Society.  Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Fri
18
Mar

Idonna Russell

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Idonna Russell, age 84, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the Hamilton Manor.
 Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 21 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Rev. Ron Harris will officiate. Interment will be in Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
 Idonna S. Russell, the daughter of John A. and Bessie M. (Keim) Proctor, was born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 2, 1931 and passed away in Aurora, on March 17, 2016, at the age of 84.

Fri
18
Mar

Jeanie Jensen

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Jeanie Jensen, age 73, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at CHI Health-St. Francis in Grand Island.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 21 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora.  Inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. No Visitation.  The family requests casual attire for the service.  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.
Virgene ‘Jeanie’ Elisabeth (Wright) Jensen, the daughter of Virgil and Olga (Hansen) Wright, was born at Aurora, on December 15, 1942 and passed away in Grand Island, on March 16, 2016, at the age of 73.
She grew up on the family farm in Hamilton County and graduated from Aurora High School.

Wed
16
Mar

Deloris Evaretts

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Deloris Evaretts, age 85, formerly of Aurora, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Waverly Care Center.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 17 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Rev. Howard Rasmussen will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Deloris Elaine Evaretts, the daughter of Albert Henry and Lora Lee (Kennedy) Peters was born at Neligh, on June 12, 1930, and passed away at Waverly, on March 14, 2016, at the age of 85.
She grew up in Neligh, where she attended school.  Deloris helped her parents out at home caring for her 12 brothers and sisters.  

Wed
16
Mar

Wayne Troester

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Wayne was born on June 3rd, 1935, to John and Clara (Driewer) Troester on a farm near Hampton.  God blessed Wayne with many wonderful chapters of life.
He attended Hampton Lutheran School through 8th grade and graduated from Hampton Public School in 1953.  After high school, he enlisted in the military.  He was united in marriage to Phyllis Giebelman on July 24, 1955, in Hampton, where they farmed for 30 years while raising five children.
After farming, he worked for a John Deere dealership in Aurora for many years.  Following retirement, he and Phyllis served as volunteers at the Covenant Cedars and Timberlake camps in the Hordville area and also with Roving Volunteers in Christ’s Service (RVICS) where they traveled throughout North America working on service projects. In 2010, they moved to Edmond, Oklahoma where Wayne volunteered with Edmond Mobile Meals and Mercy Hospital. They loved their Quail Springs Baptist Church family.

Mon
14
Mar

Larry Driewer

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Larry Driewer, age 60, of Hampton, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at his home.
 Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 19 at Zion Lutheran Church, northeast of Hampton.  Rev. Loren Cooper will officiate.  Interment will be in the Zion Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Hampton Lutheran Schools.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
 Larry Allen Driewer, the son of Lewis and Evelyn (Rathje) Driewer, was born in York, on August 3, 1955 and passed away in Hampton, on March 13, 2016, at the age of 60.
 He grew up in Hampton and attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School and graduated from Hampton High School.  Larry attended University of Nebraska at Lincoln for one year.

Mon
14
Mar

Henry E. Cramer

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Henry E. Cramer, age 92, of Aurora, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016, at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.
 Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 22 at the Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora.  Rev. Bob Gannon and Rev. Paul Nauman will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
 Henry (Heinrich) E. Cramer, the son of Enne and Hinrike (Bless) Cramer, was born in Germany on June 20, 1923 and passed away in Aurora, on March 11, 2016, at the age of 92.

Wed
09
Mar

Colonel Gary Bannister, MD

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Retired Colonel Gary Bannister, MD; 81, a long time active resident of Boerne, TX passed away Saturday March 5, 2016 peacefully in his sleep, in his home after a valiant fight with cancer.  He is predeceased by his father Bill, his mother Helen and his brother Bob.
Gary is lovingly remembered by his four children; Linda Bannister and spouse Kevin Hornung, Laura Bannister and her children; Gehrig and wife Ashley Grosso as well as her son Reese Grosso.  He is also survived by his son Gary Bannister Jr. and daughter Lucy Bannister - fiancé Ken Maldonado.   He is also survived by his great grandchildren Aiden and Melonie; children of Gehrig and Ashley Grosso and his grandson Branson Bannister, son of Gary Bannister Jr.

Tue
08
Mar

Gladys 'Ruth' Jones

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Ruth Jones, 94, of Aurora, died Saturday, March 5, 2016, at CHI-St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, March 12 at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. Rev. Mary Scott and Stacy Tipton will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Gladys ‘Ruth’ Jones, the daughter of Floyd and Gladys (Burrier) Bouchard, was born in Tamora, Neb. on Feb. 20, 1922. She grew up in the Utica area. Ruth met her future husband, Willis Jones, at a dance. They were married May 16, 1940, the night of her high school graduation from Utica High School.

Mon
07
Mar

Lad J. Havlik

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Lad J. Havlik, age 81, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 8th at the Crossroads Bible Fellowship Church at Henderson.   Inurnment will take place at a later date in a veteran’s cemetery.  No Visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the family.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

Lad Havlik, son of Ladimer and Mary (Novak) Havlik, was born in Omaha, Nebraska on March 2, 1935 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on March 3, 2016, at the age of 81.

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