Vince Schaffert

Vince Schaffert, age 26, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his home.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 3 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Pastor Howard Rasmussen will officiate. Inurnment will be at the Aurora Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 415 S 18th Street, Aurora.  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
Vincent Chase Schaffert, the son of Eric and Rebecca (Vettel) Schaffert, was born in Lincoln, on May 4, 1989 and passed away in Aurora, on June 28, 2015, at the age of 26.


Dr. Houtz G. Steenburg

A  memorial service for Dr. Houtz G. Steenburg will be held at the Aurora cemetery on June 30 at 11 a.m.
  Dr. Steenburg, (Dr. Houtz), was born in Aurora on Oct. 23, 1925, and passed away on April 26, 2015 in Sun City West, Ariz.
His ashes will be interred in the Steenburg family area of the cemetery. Linda Lou Knipping/Potts (Mrs. Jack) is conducting the service.
His ashes will also be spread in the trees that he planted and loved so much at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Juzyk (Buck and Miriam).  
He was so adored by his family, but they are at peace knowing his love for God our creator.
Friends are encouraged to wear red to the service in honor of the Huskers, Houtz’s beloved team.


Daniel Lewis Beber

Daniel Lewis Beber,81, of York, died on June 19, 2015 at Bryan East in Lincoln.  Funeral services will be Friday, June 26, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Polk at 10 a.m.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Polk.  Burial will be in the Arborville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Donor’s Choice.  Condolences may be sent to the family at


Ingred Holmberg Hedlund

Ingred Holmberg Hedlund. 95, died Jan. 23, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
She  was born in Loup City to Einar and Ida Holmberg, on May 28, 1919.
She graduated from Phillips High School in 1936.
A Memorial Service was held in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Feb. 6, 2015.
Her Burial Service will be held at the Monroe Evangelical Free Church cemetery on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 11 a.m.


Michael Lee Burke

Michael Lee Burke, 59, of Central City, died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at CHI St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island.  Funeral services will be Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home downtown location with Pastor Ellen Campbell officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at the Solt-Wagner Funeral Home downtown location.  Burial will be at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the family.  Condolences can be sent to the family at
 Michael was born on February 13, 1956 to Lyle and LaVonne (Rogan) Burke in Long Beach, California.  He grew up and attended schools in Grand Island and Dannebrog.  He married Vicki Brandenburg on July 27, 1977 in Central City.
Michael lived most of his life in Central City.  He worked for Atlantic Homes in Central City for over 7 years and at Bonnevilla Homes in Aurora for over 15 years.  He retired due to his health.


Edna V. Jobman

Aurora resident, Edna V. Jobman, 90, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Memorial Community Care Center in Aurora.    
Services will be Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Aurora with Pastor Karl Larson officiating. Burial will be Monday, June 15, 2015 at 9 a.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to Messiah Lutheran Church, Aurora, Memorial Community Care Center, Aurora or Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. with family present at the funeral home, in Hastings. Private condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.


Duane Bruce Henk

Duane Bruce Henk, 84, of Central City, died at his home on Friday, June 5, 2015.  Graveside services will be on Thursday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at the Central City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Solt-Wagner Funeral Home at 1507 17th Street.
Solt-Wagner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials are suggested to the Keith Worthington Chapter of the ALS Association and to the Nebraska Organ Retrieval System. Condolences may be sent to the family at
 Duane was born on April 6, 1931 to Fred William and Vera Edna (Wilson) Henk in Central City. Duane attended Central City schools graduating in 1949. After high school he then joined the United States Army where he served our country from April 2, 1952 until April 1, 1954.


Terry E. Cranston

Terry E. Cranston, 67, of Grand Island died Sunday, June 7 at CHI Health St. Francis.
Celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at All Faiths Funeral Home. Daniel Naranjo will officiate.  Cremation will take place following the service. Burial of ashes will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be an hour before service time.
Mr. Cranston was born July 25, 1947 at Atlantic, Iowa, the son of Perle and Audrey (Reed) Cranston.
Survivors include daughter, Rebecca Pauly of Grand Island; son, Robert Cranston of Grand Island; brothers, James Sweeney of Aurora and Jeff Sweeney of Grand Island; sisters, Kathy Moderow of Aurora, Tammy Lett of Mississippi, Sherry Cranston of Atlantic, Iowa and step-sister, Marcia Hockenberry of Iowa and grandchildren, Brianna Pauly, Baylie Pauly, Mallory Kokes, Madison Kokes, Mikayla Baldwin and adopted granddaughter, Rachel Zulkoski.


David Daly

Funeral services for David Daly, 56, formerly of Norfolk, were held Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk. Pastor Mark Reichert officiated with burial in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Norfolk.
Visitation was Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Naorfolk.
 He died Friday, June 5, 2015, in Omaha.
 David Dean Daly, son of Oliver Dean Daly and Delta (Klug) Daly Lesser, was born Oct. 18, 1958, at Norfolk. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School and graduated from Norfolk High School with the class of 1977. In May of 1979, he graduated from Northeast Community College. David worked at R & K Mechanical in Norfolk from 1979 to 1986.
He then earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from South Dakota Schools of Mines in 1992. David worked at several engineering jobs after graduation as well as other various work.


Robert E. Brandt

Robert E. Brandt, 82, of Hanover, PA entered the Church Triumphant on Monday, May 25, 2015.
Born on Sunday, September 4, 1932 in Phillips, he was a son of the late Henry E. and Ollie Cox Brandt, and step-son of the late Gladys Anderson Brandt.    He received his bachelor’s degree in Science Education from the University of Nebraska and later earned his master’s degree in Adult Education from George Washington University.  After successfully completing the ROTC program and upon his graduation from college in 1953, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army and was stationed at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. He married Gladys Irene Wittwer in August 1954. Following his military service, he remained at Aberdeen as a civilian employee until his retirement in 1993.


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