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Steven Smith

Steven Smith, age 54, of Aurora, formerly of Lincoln, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, at his home.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday evening at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora, 415 S. 18th Street. Private family inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Steven Patrick Smith, the son of Arlie C. and Marjorie (Sanderson) Smith, was born at Grand Island, Nebraska on March 17, 1962 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on April 24, 2016, at the age of 54.

Steve grew up on the family farm in Marquette area. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1980. Following his graduation he attended Nebraska Wesleyan.

Steve lived in Lincoln his entire adult life where he started working in 1989 as a Corrections Officer for Lancaster County Corrections. He moved to Aurora in January of 2016.

He loved animals, especially dogs and his collectibles. Steve was an avid Minnesota Vikings Fan. He loved spending time on the family farm and he loved to spend time with his nieces and nephews during the holidays and family get togethers. Steve was a member of the Boys Scouts and 4-H during his school years.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Shane Smith of Lincoln; mother, Marge Smith of Aurora; brother, Dan (Susie) Smith of Lincoln; two sisters, Christina (Stephen) Smith of Eustis, FL, and Barbara Huffman of Omaha, NE; several nieces and nephews and many close friends.

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