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Vance Ulmer

Vance Ulmer, age 88, of Pawnee City, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Bryan/LGH East in Lincoln.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 14th at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 1009 1st Street in Aurora. Rev. Karl Larson will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 P.M. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary, 1404 L Street in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Vance Harold Ulmer, the son of John and Sophia (Trautman) Ulmer was born in Sutton, Nebraska on May 24, 1927 and passed away in Lincoln, Nebraska, on May 11, 2016, at the age of 88.

He grew up in Sutton, graduated from Sutton High School Class of 1945 and attended UNL for a year.

Vance was united in marriage to Lucille Oswald, on December 5, 1948 at the Pleasant View Bible Church near Aurora. In 1989 Vance retired after a 42 year career as a location manager for grain elevators, the last 36 years were at the Aurora Coop in Murphy. Lucille passed away on December 24, 2000.

Vance married Jeanette Miller on October 12, 2003. They made their home on a farm near Pawnee City, where they were involved in many community activities.

While in Aurora Vance was a member of the United Methodist Church, where he held numerous church offices. He was a member of the Lions Club and served on the Hamilton Manor Board. In Pawnee City, he attended the United Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Lucille; two brothers, Edmund and Milton Ulmer and two sisters, Irma Horst and Vera Monson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jeanette of Pawnee City; two sons, Eugene (Rhonda) and Gregory (Mindy) all of Grand Island; one daughter, Nancy (Doug) Salmon of Aurora; four grandsons and 11 great-grandchildren. Vance also enjoyed Jeanette’s five children, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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