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Fred Nofer

Herman Fredrick Nofer went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 13, 2021. He died peacefully at his home in Aurora, Nebraska, with his wife and daughter by his side. Fred was born July 4, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio to Herman and Dorothy (Calvert) Nofer.

Fred graduated from South High School in Columbus and, before college, attended the Lutheran Bible Institute in Los Angeles for one year before attending Bob Jones University. He then graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, matriculating to Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, where he earned both a Master of Theology and a Doctorate of Theology degree in New Testament Literature and Exegesis.

He spent his life serving the Lord by teaching in Bible schools, one of which bestowed the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him, colleges and seminaries in both Canada and the United States. He also pastored churches in Canada, California, Texas, Nevada and Nebraska.

He wrote a beginning Greek textbook, New Testament Greek Made Functional, used in Bible schools and seminaries in the United States and mission fields abroad.

He is survived by his wife, Diane, of 37 years, two children, Theodore William and Rebecca Lynn; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sister, Nancy Rundels and two nieces.

A memorial, celebrating his life, is planned for a later time.

His life verse was Provers 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. (KJV)

Higby-McQuiston Funeral Home in Aurora is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com

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