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Fred Ousey

Fred Ousey, age 79, of Aurora, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, at Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island after a battle with Alzheimers.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 25th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Fr. Dhan Raj Marneni will officiate. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery south of Sutton at 2:30 P.M. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 P.M. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with the Rosary at 7:00 P.M. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Frederick J. Ousey, the son of Frederick and Rose (Grote) Ousey, was born in Sutton, Nebraska on August 18, 1937 and passed away in Grand Island, Nebraska on October 21, 2016, at the age of 79.

He grew up in Sutton and graduated from Sutton High School in 1954.

Fred was married to Susan Rogers on July 6, 1963. They had two sons: Dean and Chris. They lived in Aurora, while Fred was working construction. He worked as the maintenance supervisor at Memorial Hospital for many years and went onto work at other health facilities in Hamilton County.

Fred married Sharon Kucera on November 28, 1981. They had two sons: Ryan and Kevin. Fred worked at the Hamilton County Ambulance Service for 30+ years, during those years he was an ambulance driver, E.M.T., paramedic and E.M.T. Instructor. He retired in 2005 due to his health.

Fred enjoyed camping and fishing. He was a member of the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years, serving as president for a year. Fred loved to visit over coffee with friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 sisters, Mary Lou Ousey, Helen Ann DuBose, Joan Veleba and Rose Marie Woznicki and a brother, Tom Ousey.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sharon of Aurora; four sons, Dean Ousey of Aurora, Chris (Tracy) Ousey of Washington, Iowa, Ryan (Jessica) Ousey of Omaha and Kevin Ousey of Aurora; 4 grandchildren, Tyler, Ladd, Drew and Caitlin; 2 great-grandsons, Noah and Mason; sister, Alyce Morrill of Oregon and many other relatives and friends.

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