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Paul A. Blase

Paul Blase, age 66, of Hordville, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at his home after battling cancer.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 15th at Zion Lutheran Church northeast of Hampton. Rev. David A. Feddern will officiate. Interment will be Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Polk. Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, 1511 North Y Road, Hampton. All CDC Guidelines will be followed. Masks are recommended. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Orphan Grain Train. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com


Paul Anthony Blase, the son of Ervin Harold Blase and Lena Mae (Baack) Blase, was born in York, Nebraska on January 25, 1954, and passed away at Hordville, Nebraska on October 10, 2020 at the age of 66.

Paul grew up on the farm and graduated from Hordville High School. He received his Agronomy degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and then returned home to farm with his family.

On September 19, 1981, Paul married Jean Essen at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Polk. They had four children: Melissa, Laura, Matthew and Aaron. They just celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary in September.

Paul was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Polk. Paul was a volunteer fireman for many years. He enjoyed John Deere tractors and loved attending tractor pulling contests around the area. Paul liked travelling and taking trips with his wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Matthew.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Jean of Hordville; 3 children, Melissa (Josh) Gleghorn of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Laura (Alan) Huesers of Hartington and Aaron (Chandra) Blase of Hordville; 9 grandchildren, Dalton and Gemma Gleghorn, Allison, Randall, Andrew and Grant Huesers and Adelyn, Emma and Avery Blase and brother, David (Betty) Blase of Lincoln. Paul is also survived by parents-in-law, Louis & Kathryn Essen of Gretna; 2 brothers-in-law, David (Bonnie) Essen of Gretna and Brian (Lori) Essen of Fremont and a host of nieces, nephews and many other family members and dear friends.

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