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Stella Schaffert

Stella Schaffert, age 79, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 1st at the Aurora Cemetery. The family invites you to join them for lunch following the service at Streeter Park.

Stella's wishes were to be cremated and for everyone's safety, the family will hold a Celebration of Life at a future date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made in care of the family for future designation. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Stella Mae Schaffert, the daughter of Harvey and Viola (Schmutz) Rembolt, was born in Chapman, Nebraska on August 3, 1941, and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on January 14, 2021 at the age of 79.

Stella grew up in Chapman and graduated from Chapman High School in 1959, which was the last graduating class. She attended beauty school in Grand Island. Stella was a hairdresser in Aurora for 7 years.

Stella was married to Richard Schaffert on February 13, 1966. They raised two children, Sonja and Eric. They lived on the farm until moving to the Platte River and then moved into Aurora four years ago.

Stella enjoyed ceramics when the kids were young. She was co-owner of the Sewing Basket fabric store. Stella was best known as an artist for her quilting. The quilt hanging in the Court house was made by Stella. She was past president of the NE State Quilt Guild and also wrote their newsletter. Stella was past president of local quilt guilds. Stella also liked to do knitting and beading.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Eric Schaffert; grandsons, Vincent Schaffert and Jordan Schaffert; brother, Delbert Rembolt and brother-in-law, Don Schaffert.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Richard of Aurora; daughter, Sonja Schaffert of Aurora and 4 grandchildren, Terrance Schaffert, Lexi Schaffert, Olivia and Matthew Luddington. She is also survived by her sister, Joyce (Gene) Nitsch of Boelus and sister-in-law, Arlene Rembolt of Chapman and two brothers-in-law, Ron (Joyce) Schaffert and Robert (Ilka) Schaffert and many other family members and friends.

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