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Virginia Nuss

Virginia Nuss, age 85, of Grand Island, formerly of Aurora, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at The Homestead in Lincoln.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at this time, a Private Family Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, March 26th at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Pastor Mike Reiners will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 - 7 P.M. Wednesday, March 25th at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. It is strongly encouraged that those feeling ill or who are part of an at-risk population stay home. During visitation, social distancing methods of no hugging or hand shaking will be practiced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of Peace Lutheran Church or Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4993. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Virginia Lee Nuss, the daughter of Ernest and Marcella (Roehrs) Driewer, was born at Hampton, Nebraska, on December 13, 1934, and passed away at Lincoln, Nebraska, on March 22, 2020, at the age of 85.

She grew up in Hampton, where she attended school. Her first job was with Bob Hope Furniture in Aurora.

On December 18, 1955, she was united in marriage to Richard Lee Nuss. Together they owned, Mitchell's Cafe in Aurora from 1970 to 1975. Virginia was a drug and alcohol counselor at St. Francis Medical Center for over 30 years. Richard and Virginia had just celebrated 62 years of marriage before Richard passed away on January 18, 2017.

Virginia attended Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island. She was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #4993 Auxiliary at Aurora.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Those who remain to cherish her memory are her; daughter, Jane (Don) Droud, Jr. of Lincoln; son, Jeff Nuss of Burbank, California; 5 grandchildren, Micala Nuss of New York, New York, Cody Nuss of Phoenix, Arizona, Makenzie Nuss of Burbank, California, Dominic and Derrick Hughes of Lincoln; brother-in-law, Robert (Bobby) Dean Nuss of Lexington, Kentucky; sister-in-law, Pat Nuss of Aurora and other family members and friends.

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