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Dana Wert

Dana Wert, age 71, of Aurora, passed away Monday, November 28, 2022, at Memorial Hospital.

Dana's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3rd at the Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora. The family will be there to greet family and friends, a lunch will be served. Memorials may be made in care of the family. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Dana Jon Wert, the son of Dwayne 'Rusty' and Joy (Larsen) Wert, was born at Grand Island, Nebraska on November 26, 1951 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on November 28, 2022, at the age of 71.

He grew up in North Loup and graduated from North Loup/Scotia High School in 1970. Dana attended Dana College until he was drafted. He chose the Marines and loved it. Dana served 11 years, serving in Memphis, Tennessee and El Toro, California. It was a good match. He was proud to serve.

Dana was united in marriage to Katherine Moody on December 23, 1984 at North Loup, Nebraska. Dana taught electronics and manufacturing technology. He was passionate about it. He was an instructor at Central Community College for almost 34 years. Dana drove from North Loup when he first began teaching and then from Aurora when they moved north of town in 1992. Dana was a consultant for the manufacturing industry throughout the years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Katherine of Aurora; two sons, David (Elizabeth) Wert of Milford, Kansas and Mathew Wert of Aurora; daughter, Christina Wert; 7 grandchildren, Erin, Raven and Cameron Lara of Los Cruces, NM, Cayley Wert of Shelton, CT, Melanie Wert of Pittsburg, KS and Lawrence and Dwayne Wert of Milford, KS and 2 great-grandchildren, Jayden Lara of Los Cruces, NM and Joy Herlihy of Shelton, CT. He is also survived by his brother, Doug (Ruth) Wert of Arizona; sister-in-law, Pam (Ron) Becker of Aurora; brother-in-law, Keith (Judy) Moody of Winter, SD; several Brothers-in-Arms from the Marines and many Partners in the Manufacturing Industry and numerous nieces and nephews.

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