Obituaries

Mon
27
Aug

Leander A. (Lee) Mendyk

Leander (Lee) A. Mendyk, 85, of Winona, MN, ended his life’s journey on August 20, 2018, at his home in Winona.
Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018, at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, where the Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary was held at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation was also held from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 360 Main Street, Winona.  The Very Reverend Mark C. McNea  officiated.  Following the Mass, the American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post 9 of Winona provided military honors outside of the Cathedral.  All were invited to a luncheon which will be held in Holy Family Hall following the military honors.
Additional services will be held next week in Loup City, where Lee will be laid to rest in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Mon
27
Aug

Nels Christensen

Nels Christensen, age 87, of Aurora, formerly of Marquette, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, August 31 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg.  Rev. Kristine Schroeder will officiate. Inurnment will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. No visitation.  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.
Nels Hans Christensen, the son of Jens and Viola (Lagoni) Christensen, was born on a farm 1 mile west of Marquette, on January 25, 1931 and passed away in Aurora, on August 23, 2018, at the age of 87.

Mon
27
Aug

Georgelen "Georgia" Mahon

Georgelen “Georgia” Mahon, age 82, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 28 at the First Christian Church in Aurora. Rev. Bruce Bradley will officiate. Interment will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday 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.
Georgia Ann Mahon, the daughter of George and Helen (Zimmerman) Bense was born on November 12, 1935 in Falls City, and passed away on August 24, 2018 at the age of 82.
She grew up in Falls City and Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1953.

Thu
23
Aug

Cecile Smith

Cecile Smith, age 101, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018, at Memorial Community Care.
A Graveside Service for family and friends will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 25 at the Aurora Cemetery.  Rev. Michelle Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to East Park Villa or Memorial Community Care.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Cecile Marlene Smith, the daughter of Harry and Aurilla (Eastman) Stewart, was born at Sargent, on May 24, 1917, and passed away in Aurora, on August 23, 2018, at the age of 101.
She grew up in Sargent and graduated from Sargent High School.  Following her graduation she lived and worked in Grand Island.

Tue
21
Aug

Floyd J. Sauer

Floyd J. Sauer, age 89 years of Lincoln, passed away August 19, 2018.  Floyd was born on June 11, 1929, in Minatare,  to John and Bertha (Marker) Sauer.  
He served in the Wyoming National Guard. In 1948 at the age of 19, he committed his life to Christ and served his Lord faithfully for the rest of his life.  He and Colleen were married in Scottsbluff, in August of 1950.  He graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Theology and was ordained by the Assemblies of God demonination.  Floyd served his first church as a pastor in Beaver Bay, MN, then Silver Bay, MN, Aurora, and as interim pastor at various other locations. He then found his home at Immanuel Church in Lincoln.  In addition to his duties as a minister, he was also administrator and chaplain at Eastmont Towers.  Floyd enjoyed model trains, was a car enthusiast, hunted in his younger days and enjoyed playing his steele guitar.

Thu
16
Aug

Camilla George

Camilla George, age 100, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 18 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Rev. Michelle Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Aurora United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street.  Memorials may be made in care of the Aurora United Methodist Church or the Plainsman Museum.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

Fri
10
Aug

Marilynn J. Lynch

Marilynn J. Lynch, of Grand Island passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
Marilynn was born to Harve and Cora (Van Horn) Scobie.   She attended Franklin Grade School and graduated from Giltner Public Schools.
Following graduation, she attended and graduated from Lincoln School of Commerce in Lincoln and was employed by Standard Reliance Insurance Company.  Later, she moved to Kokomo, Indiana and worked for Findley Insurance Company.  There, Marilynn met and married James R. Lynch and the couple moved to Grand Island.  She was employed for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office for twelve years.  They had one son Ned, who was killed when his own plane crashed in a storm at Goodland, Kansas.
Jim and Marilynn moved to Titusville, Florida to care for Jim’s mother.  After Jim’s passing, Marilynn moved back to Grand Island.
Marilynn was a member of St Anne’s Catholic Church of Doniphan.

Thu
09
Aug

Jerry L. Kingsley

Jerry L. Kingsley, 86 of Aurora, died Wednesday August 8, 2018 at Westfield Quality Care Center, Aurora.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Pleasant View Bible Church, Aurora, with the Rev. Bob Gannon officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to Pleasant View Bible Church.
Apfel Funeral Home is caring for the family.
Jerry was born on May 23, 1932 in Denman, the son of Harvey and Mary (Morgan) Kingsley. He grew up in Denman and attended schools in Denman and Shelton. He owned his own business working as a building contractor and master electrician for 30 years before retiring.

Mon
06
Aug

Roberta Jean (Bahn) Maxim

Roberta Jean (Bahn) Maxim was born on Aug. 9, 1941 in Aurora, to Rolland and Lelia (Gorman) Bahn and passed away July 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She graduated from Lebanon High School, Lebanon, Kans. in 1959. She attended Hastings College for two years before moving to California where she married John Maxim. To this union two children were born, Rebecca and David. She continued to live and work in San Jose, California before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada with her son in 2002.
 Roberta was an avid sports fan, especially football. She was a huge fan of the Oakland Raiders.
 She was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents, Rolland Bahn and Lelia Mierau, her step-father, Herman Mierau; sisters, Mary Jane Bahn, Ethel Weston, Helen Brewer, Shirley Burnside, Ruth Harris and her brother James Bahn. Roberta passed away July 4 and opened her arms wide to her only granddaughter, Ashley Maxim, who passed away July 8.

Fri
03
Aug

Donald Liebhart

Donald Liebhart, age 90, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018, at Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 7 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Pastor Jim Garfield will officiate. Interment will be in Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at higbymortuary.com.
Donald Roy Liebhart, the son of Willie and May (Mann) Liebhart, was born in Aurora, on October 23, 1927 and passed away in Aurora, on August 3, 2018, at the age of 90.
He grew up in Aurora and attended Aurora Public Schools thru the 11th grade.  Don served his country in the U.S. Army from February 1946 until his discharge in September of 1947.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Obituaries