Ardis Leneve (Higgins) Behrends, 96, of Auburn, Nebraska was born on March 20, 1924, to Floyd H. and Minnie V. (Pugh) Higgins. She attended Forest Grove (Dist. 19) located near the family farm northeast of Auburn. Ardis graduated from Auburn High School with the class of 1941. After graduation, she worked at the Lincoln Telephone Office in Auburn and then the Glenn L. Martin Bomber Plant in Omaha. After moving back to Auburn in 1951, she worked at the ASCS Office for 30 years, retiring in 1983.
Ronald “Ron” Clarence Willard, 77, of Auburn, Nebraska was born on May 10, 1943, in Auburn, Nebraska to Clarence and Eva Bell (Simms) Willard. He was raised in Auburn where he received all of his schooling. Ronald graduated from Auburn High School with the class of 1961. In June of 1968, Ron was united in marriage to Kayberdena Patricia Albrecht at the Auburn Christian Church. The couple raised five children together while Ron worked for many years as a machinist for American Meter in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Ron passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Auburn, Nebraska having reached the earthly age of seventy-seven years and seven months.
Nathan Gene Becker was born June 21, 1972 in Fairbury, Nebraska to Bernard and Jean (Thomas) Becker, the youngest of three sons. He passed away December 9th, 2020 in Auburn, Nebraska at 48 years, 5 months, 18 days.
Donna Rae Swinney, one of two daughters of Harlan and Ruby Ann (Osborne) Potter, was born August 10, 1929 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Donna was baptized and confirmed at the First Christian Church in Nebraska City. She grew up and attended school in Nebraska City, graduating from Nebraska City High School in 1946. Donna then attended Midland College in Fremont for a year.
Bessie May Feighner, one of five children of William and Ivy (Shiveley) Kincannon, was born August 26, 1922, at Nemaha, Nebraska. Bessie grew up outside Nemaha, where she attended country school.