Obituaries

Wed
16
Dec

Pastor Harry Soren Andersen

Pastor Harry Søren Andersen, the first Bishop of the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America passed away, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. The Memorial Service for Bishop Andersen is Jan. 2, 2016, at Ascension Lutheran Church, Minocqua, WI. Visitation is at 1 p.m.,  with the service at 2 p.m.
In 1943, Harry married his high school sweetheart and soul mate,  Dorothy Elaine Erickson.
They have 3 children: Elaine Bugge (Larry),  Craig (Sharon) and Brad (Joanne). 6 grandchildren: David and Carol Bugge; Eric and Loren; Rachel Anderson and Michael. 1 great grandchild: Nicole Anderson.
Ordained in 1952, Harry served 3  parishes in Michigan: Juhl Community, Zion Germania in Marlette and Trinity, Brown City. He then served St. Stephens on Chicago’s south side for 8 years.

Wed
16
Dec

Jack Bryan

Jack Bryan was born in Aurora on Sept. 3, 1929, and died at his home in Pueblo, Colo., Dec. 11, 2015.
Jack graduated from Aurora High School in 1947 and enjoyed a long career in teaching and education administration, starting in Nebraska and later Colorado. He married his wife, Elaine, in 1952, and they enjoyed many years teaching and travelling together before she died in 2004.
He leaves three sisters and their families and many nephews and nieces
A Masonic graveside service was held at Bartley, Neb., under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo, Colo.

Mon
14
Dec

Lillian Kisler

Lillian Kisler, age 81, of Aurora, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015, at the Memorial Community Care.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, December 18 at the St. John Lutheran Church at Kronborg. Rev. Ben Erzkus will officiate. Interment will be in the St. John Kronborg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church at Kronborg.  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.
Lillian Therese Kisler, the daughter of Magnus P. and Emma J.D. (Fogt) Hemmingsen, was born in Kronborg, on February 27, 1934 and passed away in Aurora, on December 14, 2015, at the age of 81.
She grew up in Marquette, where she went to school.  Lillian graduated from Marquette High School in 1951.  She worked at the State Capitol in Lincoln and at the Cornhusker Ordinance Plant in Grand Island.

Mon
14
Dec

Lorraine Auch

Lorraine Auch, age 85, of Aurora, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015, at the Hearthstone in York.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 18 at the Evangelical Covenant Church. Rev. Karl Larson will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  Memorials may be made to the Evangelical Covenant Church.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Lorraine Mae Auch, the daughter of Emil and Mae (Hladky) Rada, was born in Utica, South Dakota on March 19, 1930 and passed away in York, on December 11, 2015, at the age of 85.
She grew up on a farm near Scotland, South Dakota, where she attended country school.

Thu
10
Dec

Linda Marie Linder

Linda Marie Linder, 104, of Aurora, died on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Aurora Memorial Community Care.  The family has chosen cremation and to have services at a later date.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
Linda Marie was born on December 12, 1910 in Round Valley, Nebraska to Ed and Addie (Decker) McGee.  Linda grew up in the Ord area and attended school there.  In 1940 she married Harry Linder and they then moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1942. She lived in Tucson as well as in Oregon until 1983.  She then returned to Nebraska, living in Hordville, Ord, Grand Island until moving to Aurora in 1998. She worked most of her life as a clerk in retail.
Linda loved to be around nature, and all animals, especially her cat “Sammy”.  She enjoyed sewing, and working with and counseling children.  Her church was also a very important part of her life.

Mon
07
Dec

Gladys Peterson

Gladys Peterson, age 88, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, December 7 at the Mamre Evangelical Free Church near Marquette.  Pastor Bill Stearns and Rev. Karl Larson officiated.   Interment was held in the Mamre Church Cemetery.   Visitation was  from 4-6 p.m., Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Gladys Alfreda Peterson, the daughter of John Simon and Alfreda Rosalinda (Johanson) Bjorkman, was born at Hordville, on December 31, 1926 and passed away in Aurora, on December 3, 2015, at the age of 88.
Gladys attended elementary and high school in Hordville graduating with the Class of 1943.  She attended Nebraska Central Teachers College in Central City before teaching school at Hamilton County Dist. 74 & 19.

Mon
07
Dec

Dr. Caryll Palmer Wilson

Dr. Caryll Palmer Wilson, clinical psychologist, 64, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at home in the loving care of her family in Ceresco. She was born Aug. 3, 1951 to Edmund and Jeannette (Ferry) Hallowell in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. A passionate woman who lived life to the fullest, Caryll earned her pilot’s license and was flying her own plane by age 24. She later graduated from college summa cum laude and obtained her doctorate from the School Psychology program at UNL in Lincoln. She was the founder and president of the Wilson Behavioral Pediatric and Family Psychology Clinic (later renamed Williamsburg Behavioral . . .) in Lincoln.
She cared very deeply for her patients, and specialized in treating childhood and adult autistic spectrum disorders.

Fri
04
Dec

Rosella "Rose" Friesen Harvey

Rosella “Rose” Friesen Harvey, 82, of Grand Island, went home to meet her Savior on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 5, at the Evangelical Free Church with Reverend Dan Brenton officiating.  There will be a private family interment.
Visitation will be Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island with family greeting friends from 7-8 p.m.
Rose was born on April 27, 1933, to Abraham and Elizabeth (Braun) Regier on a farm northeast of Henderson.  She attended a one room country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Henderson High School.  She then attended Kearney State Teachers College and received her teaching diploma.  She taught at District #90 for one year.

Tue
01
Dec

Dorothy Troester

Dorothy Troester, age 84, of York, formerly of Hampton, passed away Monday, December 1, 2015 at the York General Hearthstone.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 4 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hampton.  Rev. Jim Gruber will officiate. Interment will be in the Salem Cemetery south of Hampton. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Hampton Lutheran School, 732 N. 3rd Street, Hampton, NE  68843.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Dorothy Jean Troester, the daughter of Harold August and Louise Anna Marie (Berger) Hoffman, was born in Lincoln, on March 8, 1931 and passed away in York, on December 1, 2015, at the age of 84.

Tue
01
Dec

Donia Van Landingham

Donia Van Landingham, age 72, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Memorial Community Care after a long battle with cancer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 12 at Evangelical Free Church in Aurora. Rev. Vance Christie will officiate. Inurnment will be 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.
Donia Rae Van Landingham, the daughter of Claude and Rosa (Miller) Edelman, was born at Mullen, on January 9, 1943 and passed away in Aurora, on November 28, 2015, at the age of 72.

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