Lena Aden, 98 - July 09, 2014Lena E. Aden, 98, of Gothenburg passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Linden Court in North Platte.
Services were conducted at the American Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 12, with the Rev. Jon Mapa officiating. Burial was at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Aden was born Dec. 27, 1915, on a family farm northeast of Cozad, daughter of Cobus and Emma (Fickenscher) Stevens.
She grew up on the family farm and attended Pine Ridge country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1934.
Aden then taught K-8 grades at Sunny Hill school in Custer County.
On June 15, 1939, she married Reinhard Aden at Christ Lutheran Church. To this union, three children were born.
She was involved with the family business, Aden’s Standard Service Station. During the war, she fed service men at the North Platte Canteen Depot.
Aden was a member of the 3-H Extension Club and a Girl Scout leader for more than 10 years. She was active in the American Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School, Bible School and confirmation classes. Through the years, she served in all the offices of the ALCW.
She loved music and sang in the choir. She made hundreds of quilts for the Lutheran World Relief and knitted baby sweaters for LWR.
?Aden was a beautiful seamstress and loved to create handiwork including knitting, crocheting and counted cross stitch, according to family members. She also enjoyed her garden from which she would can and freeze vegetables.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Reinhard Aden in 2002; her daughter, Carol Dell in 1990; her parents, Cobus and Emma; three sisters—Anna Peterson, Ella Loibl and Ruth Franzen.
Survivors include: her daughter, Marlys (Willis) Jepsen of North Platte; her son, Douglas (Cathy) Aden of Omaha; eight grandchildren—Sara (Kevin) Cory, Rebecca (Chad) Grev, David Dell, Steven Dell, Jennifer (Dan) Anthony, Jessica (Jim) Einspahr, Joanna (Jon) Knapp and Jennifer (Jay) Read; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Bertha Rickertsen of Lexington; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Gothenburg, NE.