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John 'Jack' Corder

John ‘Jack’ Corder, age 89, of Elwood, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at CHI-Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 9th at the chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary, 1404 L Street, Aurora. Rev. Karl Larson will officiate. Interment will be at the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday. 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.


John Thomas Corder, Jr. the son of John T. and Jennie (Lauhead) Corder, was born at Lexington, Nebraska, on April 30, 1929, and passed away at Kearney, Nebraska, on June 6, 2018, at the age of 89.

Jack attended school in Lexington. After school, he worked on the family farm.

Jack was united in marriage to Freda Weese on March 19, 1948 at Wichita, Kansas. They moved to Elwood, where they farmed and raised their five children. Jack also worked at Sperry New Holland in Lexington for 17 years. They had just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Corder; daughter, Jacalyne Corder; three sisters, Mildred, Phyllis and Irene, two grandsons, Nathan & Christopher and two great-grandchildren, Natasha and Jacob Price.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Freda of Elwood; three sons, John (Starla) Corder of Lexington, Robert (JoAnna) Corder of Moundridge, Kansas and Eugene (Melanie) Corder of Elwood; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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