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Dean Carriker

Dean Carriker, age 86, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Memorial Community Care.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, April 12th at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Karla Sheffy will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 P.M. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the Dean & Pat Carriker Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Dean Edgar Carriker, the son of LeRoy Strawn and Erma Katherine (Keller) Carriker, was born at Harvard, Nebraska, on February 13, 1932, and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska, on April 7, 2018, at the age of 86.

Dean attended Rural District 68 near Harvard and graduated from Harvard High School in 1950. He served in U.S. Army during the Korean War. Dean graduated in 1953 from the Army Chemical, Biological & Radiological School in Eta Jima, Japan. He was honorable discharged on September 18, 1954. Dean returned to attend Milford Trade School, where he graduated in 1956 with a Cabinetry, Carpentry & Technology degree.

On February 28, 1960, he was united in marriage to Patsy Ann Francis at the E.U.B. Church in Marquette. He worked as a carpenter around Hamilton County until he retired. Pat passed away on August 30, 2008.

Dean was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church and past member of the Central Nebraska Homebuilders Assoc. He was a Korean Combat Veteran, member of the American Legion Post #42 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; four sisters, Ruth Thayer, Bernice Worthey, Alta Rauscher and Laura Dana and two brothers, Marvin Carriker and Wayne Carriker.

Those who remain to cherish his memory are his brother, Orlo (Arlene) Carriker of Phillips and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

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