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Colene Heiden

Colene Heiden, age 88, of Aurora, formerly of Hampton, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Memorial Community Care.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the United Lutheran Church in Hampton. Pastor Miles Ruch will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Hampton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated 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.


Colene Joyce Heiden, the daughter of Andrew and Clara (Burrow) Christiansen, was born in rural Hampton, Nebraska on May 24, 1928 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on May 21, 2017, at the age of 88.

Colene graduated from Hampton High School in 1946.

On December 15, 1946, Colene was united in marriage to Arnold Henry Heiden at the English Lutheran Church in Hampton. They farmed northeast of Hampton. They were married for 65 ˝ years before Arnold passed away on May 24, 2012.

Colene was a member of the United Lutheran Church and Women’s organization WELCA, where she spent many hours piecing and tying quilts. She also pieced many quilts for her children and granddaughters. Gardening was also a hobby, as well as canning and baking for friends and family.

Colene was preceded in death by her parents; husband and brother, Leslie Christiansen.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Linda (Bob) Dose of Hampton and Lois (Dick) McLain of Rio Rancho, NM; son, Dan (Sue) Heiden of Hampton; 8 granddaughters, Sheila (Jason) Schneider of Aurora, Sherri (Blake) Sanderson of Sioux City, IA, Sarah (Jordan) Howard of Des Moines, IA, Angela (Van) Echols of Lubbock, TX, Brenda (Jeff) Roberts of Lubbock, TX, Jessica (Steve) Phillips, Andrea Heiden and Katie (Dan) Bax all of Lincoln; 14 great-grandchildren.

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