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Delmer Friesen

Delmer Friesen, age 79, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at CHI Health Immanuel in Omaha.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, November 30th at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Greg Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Friday, at Aurora United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Delmer Dean Friesen, the son of Frank O. and Marie Mary (Goertzen) Friesen, was born in York County, Nebraska on October 11, 1940 and passed away in Omaha, Nebraska on November 24, 2019, at the age of 79.

Delmer grew up and attended schools in York and Hamilton Counties. He worked for various construction companies before starting a business with Victor Jones which later became Friesen Construction and adding his brother Rendy to the business. He retired in 2000 and then worked for five years at the Hamilton County Courthouse as a custodian, retiring in 2005.

Delmer was united in marriage to Donita Rhoads on January 31, 1959. To this union four sons were born, Kirk, Don, Gaylan and Stacey.

Delmer had a passion for rebuilding 57 Chevy’s, working with wood doing various projects for his family. He loved to travel, taking two cruises and going to car shows. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Aurora and the Crusin’ In America car club. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending their sports events and going camping and boating.

He was preceded in death by parents, in-laws Donald Rhoads, Judson & Anita Griffith, brother-in-law, Jerry Rhoads and sister-in-law, Marlyn Friesen

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Donita of Aurora; 4 sons, Kirk (Margaret) Friesen of Wolbach, Don (Lanette) Friesen of Grand Island, Gaylan (Veronica) Friesen of Hampton and Stacey Friesen of Aurora; brothers, Arlo Friesen of Aurora, Rendy (Verda) Friesen of Aurora; sister Rogena (Gerald) Jantzen of Beatrice; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren, 9 step great-granchildren and 5 step great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

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