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Kathryn Aden, 87 - August 27, 2011


Kathryn Evangeline Aden, 87, of Gothenburg passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services were conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the First Baptist Church of Gothenburg with the Revs. Kirk Larson and Bill Ivey officiating. Interment took place at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.
Aden was born March 17, 1924, at Brady to Paul and Martha (Lindberg) Larson, one of six children.
She was united in marriage to Don H. Aden on March 23, 1945, at Starke, FL. They returned to Gothenburg and to this union, three children were born.
Aden and her husband moved to Eugene, OR, in 1959 then returned to Nebraska residing at Grand Island and Grant before settling back home in Gothenburg in 1961.
She was employed with Haley Chevrolet, Larson Motors, Simon Motors, and finally Pony Express Chevrolet until her retirement.
Aden was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She enjoyed her family and friends, the church choir, AWANA and MOPS, according to family members. She also liked to make porcelain dolls, sew and read, and especially loved hours of fun and laughter with her sister and best friend, Annabelle.
Aden was preceded in death by: her husband, Don Aden in 1985; her parents, Paul and Martha; three brothers—Jim, Bernie and Raymond Larson; a sister-in-law, Ellen Larson; brother-in-law, Jim Holmes.
?Survivors include: two sons—Todd (Shannon) Aden of Gothenburg and Yancey (Nancy) Aden of Lexington; daughter Lexi (Monte) Kratzenstein of Kearney; seven grandchildren—Casey (Tricia) Aden of Baltimore, MD, Dr. Brandon Aden of New York City, NY, Danielle (Dustin) Zeigler of Gretna, Zach Aden of Gothenburg, Alex Aden of Omaha, Josie Kratzenstein and Jace Kratzenstein, both of Kearney; two great-grandsons—Dominic Aden of Baltimore, MD, and Grant Zeigler of Gretna; two sisters—Annabelle Holmes of Gothenburg and Barbara (Mervin) Titchen of North Platte; two sisters-in-law—Jenelle Larson and Bobbie Larson, both of Gothenburg; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church, 1002 Ave. C, Gothenburg, NE 69138, Central Plains Hospice, P.O. Box 108, Cozad, NE 69130, or donor’s choice.

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