Obituaries

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24
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Cora Kay (Peters) Friesen

Cora Kay (Peters) Friesen, 66, of Henderson, was born on September 9, 1950 to John A. and Elisabeth Peters of Hampton. Kay passed away on July 21, 2017 in Aurora.  Kay was a graduate of Hampton High School in 1968 and married soon after.  From that marriage three children were born, Holly Kay, Nathaniel Dean and Dustin Dean.  Kay was a member of Bethesda Mennonite Church and was baptized in Henderson on December 25, 1966 by Rev. Walter H. Dyck. Kay spent her life cooking, gardening and enjoying family and friends.  Kay along with her husband owned the Essen Haus restaurant in Henderson where her passion for cooking flourished.  After selling the restaurant, Kay worked as a cleaning lady for 25 years where she cleaned houses for clients who were more like family than employers.  Kay also enjoyed antiquing, junking, had an eye for decorating and always had a project she was working on around her house or yard.

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24
Jul

Glendora "Glenny" Bell

Glendora “Glenny” Irene Bell, 83, of Stromsburg, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Stromsburg Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Kerry Relihan officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.  Burial will be in the Stromsburg Cemetery.
Solt-Wagner Funeral Home of Polk, is assisting the family.  Memorials are suggested to the family and condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
Glenny was born on August 6, 1933 to Everett and Lura (Davenport) Clausen.

Fri
21
Jul

Rose Marie Klute

Rose Marie Klute, 89, of York and a lifelong resident of York County, died on July 20 in York.
Rose was born Nov. 6, 1927 at York General Hospital to Elsie E. (Snyder) and Curtis L. Foreman. She was the beloved wife of the late Lowell Klute of York, who predeceased her on February 4, 2012.
Rose was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Waco in November 1927 by the Rev. George Jilg and confirmed in 1941 by the Rev. Victor Hoffman. She attended country school at District 86 School near Waco and graduated from York High School in 1944. She was united in marriage to Lowell on June 15, 1947.

Fri
21
Jul

William "Bill" Vetter

William ‘Bill’ Vetter, age 53, of York, formerly of Aurora, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Bryan/LGH Medical Center West in Lincoln.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 24 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Pastor Ron Harris will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.  Memorials may be made to Mosaic of York.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
William Joe Vetter, the son of Lynn Eugene and Betty Marie (Shaneyfelt) Vetter, was born in Aurora, on September 28, 1963 and passed away in Lincoln, on July 20, 2017, at the age of 53.

Mon
17
Jul

Lois Jean (Brehm) Ulmer

Hampton resident, Lois Jeane Ulmer (Brehm), 69 passed away, Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Omaha.
Services will be Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Harvard Methodist Church in Harvard, with Pastor Travis King officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home in Harvard. Burial will be in Harvard Cemetery, Harvard. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Harvard is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Lois was born October 16, 1947 to Lester and Melva Jeane (Osborne) Brehm in Aurora. She graduated from the Cairo High School in 1966.  Lois enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking, animals, her cats, volleyball, farmers markets and spending nice evenings at the casinos. She lived for her children and grandchildren and all their activities.

Fri
14
Jul

Roger Petersen

Roger Petersen, age 69, of Marquette, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Bryan/LGH Medical Center West in Lincoln.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 17 at Countryside Bible Church, 904 South W Road, Hampton.  Pastor Rod Goertzen will officiate. Interment will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery – Kronborg, prior to the service. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in 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 www.higbymortuary.com.
Roger Brun Petersen, the son of Christian Brun and Evelyn E. (Larsen) Petersen, was born in Central City, on July 4, 1948 and passed away in Lincoln, on July 13, 2017, at the age of 69.
Roger grew up on the family homestead near Marquette and graduated from Marquette High School in 1966.

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06
Jul

Marjorie Hohnstein (Marge)

Marjorie Jean Fishback Hohnstein (Marge), 93, was born on February 20, 1924, to Ira F. and Elta M. Fishback, on a farm homesteaded by her grandfather in 1885 near Harvard. She passed away at 3 a.m on July 5, 2017, in Aurora.  Marge was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Frances Brenneman, an infant brother, and her husband, Gerald.  She was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, John Brenneman; sisters-in-law Mae Morgan and Donna Hohnstein; and nephew Jerry Morgan.

Wed
05
Jul

Marjorie F. Hohnstein

Former Hastings resident, Marjorie F. Hohnstein, 93 passed away, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Memorial Community Care, Aurora. Services are pending with the Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings.
Services will be Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, Hastings with Pastor Dustin Bower officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harvard Cemetery, Harvard. Visitation will be Monday, July 17, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings. Condolences may be sent to the family fromwww.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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05
Jul

Pauline Nissen

Pauline Nissen, age 97, of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Kronborg.   Interment will be at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Kronborg.   Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.   Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church at Kronborg.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Pauline Ann Nissen, the daughter of Adolphus and Leona (Backes) Norgard, was born at Gering, on June 19, 1920, and passed away at Aurora, on July 4, 2017, at the age of 97.
Pauline grew up and attended school in Arnold, Lexington, and Dannebrog.  She worked at the Ordinance Plant in Grand Island, Hesteds in Grand Island and at Safeway in Central City.

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05
Jul

David Bergmann

David Bergmann, age 51, of Aurora, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017, at the scene of an accident near York.

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