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Lois Paschke

Lois Paschke, age 91, of Aurora, Nebraska passed into the presence of her Savior, Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Heritage Memory Support in Grand Island, Nebraska where she resided the last three years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, April 14th at the Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora. Rev. Bob Gannon will officiate. Private family inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Family will receive friends 5-7 P.M. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Lois Josephine (Elge) Paschke, the daughter of Oscar and Esther (Gustafson) Elge, was born on November 17, 1930 on the family farm north of Aurora and passed away in Grand Island, Nebraska on April 9, 2022, at the age of 91.

Both of her parents were immigrants from Sweden. Lois was the youngest of three sisters and one brother. She grew up on the family farm and attended Country School District #17 which was just west of their home and graduated from Aurora High School in 1948.

Lois was married to Dwight Paschke on December 9, 1950 at the home of her parents. They farmed north of Aurora until they retired and moved to Aurora. While on the farm, Lois enjoyed gardening, canning, and loved raising her three sons who kept her on her toes. She was a great lover of animals and always had plenty of cats around. She was also an excellent quilter and seamstress and made quilts for each of her grandkids.

Lois, along with her two sisters, and sister-in-law, looked forward to planning and preparing the traditional annual Swedish Christmas Dinner.

Dwight and Lois attended the Monroe Evangelical Free Church and later became members of the Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora. She faithfully taught Bible School and Sunday School for many years. She also loved to read and memorize scripture. Some of her favorite verses were Psalms 23; Psalms 91; Psalms 103 and John 3:16.

Dwight passed away on January 24, 2011. Lois was a faithful caregiver during the years of his failing health.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters; one brother and an infant grandson.

Those left to cherish her memory are her three sons, Byron (Nancy) Paschke of Aurora, Roger (Karin) Paschke of Casper, Wyoming and Larry (Michelle) Paschke of Aurora; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Joshua, Lauren (Paschke) Weasel, Grant, Michael, and Jason; 15 great-grandchildren as well as many other family members, and dear friends.

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