Obituaries

Wed
17
Jan

Marjorie "Marji" Beach

Marjorie “Marji” Beach, 75, of Oak Island, NC, passed away on December 5, 2017, after a long battle with COPD.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. in Aurora, on January 27, 2018.  The service will be held at the Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association to help fund research to find a cure for COPD.  A reception to honor Marji’s life will be held at the Bremer Center in Aurora following the service.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

 

Mon
15
Jan

John Larry Buller

John Larry Buller died on January 13, 2018 at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.
John Larry Buller was born August 13, 1949 at York Hospital, York. He was the second son of John Band Susie R (Janzen) Buller. John Larry was born with Down Syndrome, which just meant he tried harder.
John Larry spent his first years growing up on the family farm southeast of Henderson, just down the hill from Lushton.
John Larry started school in Lushton. He then attended school in Lincoln at LARC (Lincoln Area Retarded Citizens) when he was 9. He lived with the Whitaker family in Havelock. John Larry moved to Martin Luther Training Center in Beatrice when he was 16, as LARC was closing; living in their dormitories. After 2 years in Beatrice at the Martin Luther Training Center; he was placed at University of Nebraska, Cather Pound Dining Services (City Campus as he called it)

Fri
12
Jan

Tom Olsen

Tom Olsen, age 69, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 16 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  Rev. Ron Harris will officiate.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  The family requests casual attire to the service.  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.
Tom Olsen, the son of Edwin Leroy (Roy) and Cleo Delores (Stienke) Olsen, was born at Holdrege, on November 15, 1948, and passed away at Omaha, on January 11, 2018, at the age of 69.

Fri
12
Jan

Janet Love

Janet Ethel Love, 85, of Polk, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Annie Jeffrey Hospital in Osceola.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Polk United Methodist Church in Polk with Pastor Daniel Spearow officiating .  Visitation will be Monday, January 15, 2018  from  5 to 7 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Polk.  Burial will be in the Polk Cemtery.
Memorials are suggested to the family.  Condolences can be sent the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
Janet was born on May 8, 1932 to Amos and Ethel (Diomon) Taylor in Bingham.  She attended and graduated from Bingham High School.  She married Peter John Love on February 28, 1954 at their childhood home in Bingham.
Janet worked as a cook on ranches in the Bingham area.  As her family started to grow, she became a homemaker and mother of ten.

Fri
12
Jan

Edith Scott

Edith Scott, age 85, of Aurora, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 20 at Evangelical Covenant Church.  Rev. Karl Larson will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. 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.
Edith LaVonne Scott, the daughter of Carlton and Miriam (Hagelin) Kemper, was born at Pomona, California on December 24, 1932 and passed away at Aurora, on January 8, 2018, at the age of 85.

Thu
11
Jan

Kirk Goertzen

Kirk Bradley Goertzen, age 60, of Hampton, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at York. He was born on July 5, 1957 to Johnny and Donna (Blackburn) Goertzen in York. He was baptized on July 28, 1963 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Snyder, and later confirmed on May 21, 1972 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, York. He was a 1975 graduate of York High School. Kirk was united in marriage to Sharon Roehrs on April 23, 1977 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York. This union was blessed with the birth of three children, two sons, and one daughter.
He worked at the following places during his adult life: York State Bank in York, First Federal Savings and Loan in Aurora, Farmers State Bank, later Pinnacle Bank in Aurora, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and Northwestern Mutual in York.

Thu
11
Jan

Babe Luthy

Babe Luthy, age 73, of Phillips, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at CHI Health-St. Francis in Grand Island with her family by her side.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 13 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Rev. Ron Harris and Rev. Karla Sheffy will officiate.  Interment will be in the Phillips Cemetery at 2 p.m..  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street, Aurora.  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.
Doretha ‘Babe’ Luthy, the daughter of Floyd Maret and Cora (Thayer) Maret Jacobsen, was born at Hendley, on January 17, 1944, and passed away at Grand Island, on January 9, 2018, at the age of 73.

Mon
08
Jan

Edith Scott

Edith Scott, age 85, of Aurora, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.
Services are pending at this time.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

Mon
08
Jan

Margaret Johnson

Margaret Johnson, age 91, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral Services will be held at at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 11 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Aurora. Pastor Bruce Bradley will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church, 930 K Street, Aurora. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian U.C.C.. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Margaret Ann (Carnes) Johnson, daughter of Lloyd and Mable (Silvernail) Carnes, was born on May 5, 1926, in Hamilton County, and passed away on January 7, 2018 at Aurora, at the age of 91.
Margaret was raised and educated in Aurora, graduating from Aurora High School in 1944.

Mon
08
Jan

Marvel A. Mapes

Marvel A. Mapes, age 91, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on January 7, 2018 at Oak Park Place, Madison.  She was raised as a Nebraska farm girl, born February 28, 1926, in Marquette, the daughter of Milton J. and Edna T. (Sands) Peterson.   She attended High School and college in Nebraska.  She met the love of her life, Leonard Mapes, in 1946, and after 5 ½ weeks of courtship, they were married on February 23, 1946.  Leonard enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and they were stationed in numerous locations in the U.S. and Europe.  They settled in Madison in 1962, where they made their home.

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