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Etta 'Jo' Fassnacht

Etta "Jo" M Fassnacht, 97, of Aurora, Nebraska, passed away September 4, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Aurora, NE.

Funeral services will be held at the Messiah Lutheran Church on Thursday, September 10th at 10:30 A.M., 2020. Rev. Karen Tjarks will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Due to Covid-19 the current CDC guidelines will be followed and face masks are required. Inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Memorials may be to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Etta was born to Howard and Bessie Dunbar on June 3, 1923 in Loup County, Nebraska. She grew up in Taylor, Nebraska, where she graduated from high school in 1941. She was united in marriage to William Schultz on December 5, 1942 at Papillion, Nebraska. They were married for 42 years until the time of William's death on March 28, 1985.

She was united in marriage to Harley Fassnacht August 12, 1988. They made their home in Aurora, Nebraska and were married for 32 years. "Jo" loved to travel as well as read and play bridge. She loved to walk with friends and spend time with her family and loved ones.

"Jo" was a long time member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora and was very active in the Women's Church group there as well as a faithful member of her church. She also belonged to book clubs, Aurora Women's Club and a garden club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; one son, Kenneth; three brothers, Harold, Melvin and Eldon.

"Jo" will be missed dearly by her husband, Harley; her son, Ronald of Tucson, Arizona; their daughter, Jeri Price of Lincoln; and her sister, Betty; and seven grandchildren, John, James, Kim, Chris, Jenni, Jay and Ronda; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Harley's children Carolyn (Mike) Sullivan, Dan (Jamie) Fassnacht and Diane (Russ) Crouch, seven grandchildren Kristen, Eric, Chris, Emily, Julia, Stephanie and Megan; and five great-grandchildren and close friends to cherish her memory.

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