Obituaries

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20
Jan

Arthur (Lee) Scott

Arthur (Lee) Scott, age 92, of Aurora, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Rev. Karl Larson will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.  Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
More details at a later date.

 

Mon
20
Jan

Ella and Beck Holtzen

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Ella Evangeline Holtzen, 18, and Harrison “Beck” Holtzen, 14, of Sioux City passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Sunnybrook Community Church.
Visitation with the family present will immediately follow at the church. Private burial will be the following day at Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Ella was born Dec. 10, 2001, the daughter of Rick and Francine (Thacker) Holtzen. Ella grew up in Sioux City, being homeschooled until attending Hinton Community School, where she was currently a senior.

Mon
13
Jan

Gene Dickman

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Gene Floyd Dickman, 92, of Le Mars, Iowa, formerly of Brunsville, Iowa, passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Brunsville.  Reverend Shawn Brooks will officiate.  Burial with military honors provided by the Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post 724 of Brunsville will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Brunsville.  Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars.  The family will be present at 5 p.m. and there will be a Prayer Service at 7 p.m.  Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church.  Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Mon
06
Jan

Bill D. Holland

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Memorial services for Bill Holland age 91 of Aurora, formerly of Wisner, will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Christ in Wisner, with Rev. Scott Evans officiating.  Private family interment will take place in the Wisner Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.  Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is handling the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Wisner VFW Post #5767 or the Wisner-Pilger School Foundation.
Bill passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 at the Memorial Community Care Center in Aurora.

Mon
06
Jan

Melquiades A. "Mel" Santos

Melquiades A. “Mel” Santos, of Omaha, formerly of Central City, died on January 5, 2020 at Silver Ridge Memory Care in Gretna.  Private family services will be held at the Central City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
Melquiades was born on February 12, 1932 to Melquiades and Maria (Diaz) Santos in Cereté, Colombia.  Mel grew up in Cereté, and graduated from High School there.  On April 28, 1952, Melquiades and Olivia Cardenas were married in Cereté.  In 1964 they would immigrate to Kenesaw, where Mel worked as a self-employed carpenter.  In 1975, Mel and Olivia moved to Central City where he continued his carpentry work.  They remained in Central City until October of 2014, when they moved to Omaha.
Mel was cherished by his family as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He lived his faith and was a lifelong Presbyterian.

Mon
06
Jan

Dr. Boyd E. "Doc" Burhoop DVM

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Dr. Boyd E. “Doc” Burhoop DVM, 81, of Aurora, formerly of Grand Island, died Monday, December 30, 2019, at Westfield Quality Care of Aurora.  The family will celebrate Doc’s life, Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Curran Funeral Chapel in Grand Island.  The Rev. Adam Snoberger will officiate.  The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until service time.  Military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Air Force Honor Team and the United Veterans Honor Guard.  Private family inurnment will be in the Central City Cemetery.  Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.  You are welcome to sign Doc’s guest book at www.curranfuneralchapel.com under his obituary.

Fri
03
Jan

Kevin Ross

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Kevin Ross, age 61, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020, at his home after a long battle with MS.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 7 at the Stockham Community Church, 401 Scott Street, Stockham.  Rev.  Paul Nauman and Rev. Rick Bartek will officiate.   A family graveside committal service will be at the Stockham Cemetery prior to the church service on Tuesday.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Stockham Community Church.  Memorials may be made to the family to designate 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.
Kevin Lynn Ross, the son of Floyd Harry and Verna Mae (Cady) Ross, was born in Hastings, on Jan. 27, 1958 and passed away at his home in rural Aurora, on Jan. 2, 2020, at the age of 61.

Thu
02
Jan

Marcia Friedrichsen

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Marcia Friedrichsen, age 84, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Orchard Garden in Valley.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora.  Rev.  Sarah Ruch will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 415 South 18th Street, Aurora.  The family requests that you wear Husker attire to the services.  Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date.  Condolences may be sent to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

Mon
30
Dec

Elaine Pohl

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Hampton resident Helen Elaine Pohl, 86, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019, at her home.
A Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 2 at the chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Rev. Michelle Reed will officiate. Memorials may be given to the family for memorials to be established at a later date. Condolences may be emailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Helen was born July 3, 1933, in Aurora, to Jonathan and Zelma (Main) Reardon. Helen graduated from Aurora High School in 1951. She married Wallace Wayne Pohl on October 28, 1951, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hampton; he preceded her in death on August 17, 2010.

Mon
23
Dec

Kent Madsen

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Kent Madsen, age 78, of Aurora, passed away on December 22, 2019 at Westfield Quality Care.
Kent’s wishes were to be cremated and the family will receive friends from 5 -7 on Thursday, December 26 at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Private family inurnment will take place in the Aurora Cemetery.  Memorials may be made in care of the family for future designation. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Kent Milton Madsen, son of Milton R. and Lucille (Taylor) Madsen, was born at Stratton, Nebraska, on April 6, 1941 and passed away at Aurora, on December 22, 2019 at the age of 78.

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