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Earl Sundberg

Earl Sundberg, age 81, of Aurora, died Friday afternoon, October 26, 2001, at Bryan/LGH Hospital in Lincoln.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday at the Aurora Cemetery. Rev. James Garfield will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the family. Higby Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at higbymortuary.com.


Earl E. Sundberg, the son of Aaron and Rhoda (Gustafson) Sundberg, was born on the family farm northwest of Aurora, Nebraska on October 19, 1920 and died in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 26, 2001, at the age of 81 years.

Earl grew up on the family farm near Aurora and attended school in Aurora through the 8th grade. Earl served in the Army during WWII, from 1942-45. He was stationed in the Western Pacific. When he returned he worked on the railroad for a short time and farmed for several years.

Earl was united in marriage to Jean George on August 10, 1946 at Marysville, Kansas. Five children were born to this union. Earl became an electrical and appliance repairman. He could fix stoves, washers, dryers and most household appliances. Earl retired in 1986. Jean passed away on May 10, 1991.

He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Earl enjoyed fishing, musical instruments and working on his loom, making rugs. He was a big fan of Aurora football and Nebraska football. Earl really enjoyed his family, including his grandkids and great-grand kids.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents.

Earl is survived by his two sons, Roger and his wife Luann and Kent and Barb all of Aurora; three daughters, Cindy Jacobsen and her husband Mike of Aurora, Rita Grigsby and her husband Rick of Central City and Rebecca Sundberg of Aurora; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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