John Francis Higgins
On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, John Francis Higgins of Schuyler, passed away peacefully at the age of 80.
John will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A voracious reader and seeker of the truth, a world traveler and a man of keen intellect with a passion for economics and history, he will also be remembered for throwing some of the best parties in Colfax county and having a well known gift for telling stories and jokes.
He is survived by his three children, Holly (Gordon), Mary Jean and F.J.(Jenna), grandchildren Caitlin Lortz, Jack Lortz, and Jack Higgins, great-grandchildren Lily and Athan Stavropoulos, his sister Patricia Bergstrom (Bob) and nieces Jacquie Boggs and Candace Krukas.
John was preceded in death by his father, Frank, mother, Evelyn and his sister, Jean.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be determined later.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
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Our condolences Mary Kathryn Bideaux Draper and Roger Draper family
We are wondering if there will be an service in Schuyler? If you have a graveside service, please E-mail me. I know I would like to attend, Duane (Pedro) Salak would like to come as would Terry Ferguson. I am sure there are more people than the ones I just named. We talked to John on the phone at least once per week, if not more & went out to eat, We will miss those visits.
Our sympathy the family.John and I had some fun and interesting time together! He will be missed!
Just had a nice talk with John on the 4th. Still can’t believe he’s gone. He was a very smart man and concerned about everyone’s future, But still had faith that God would take care of us all. We only knew each other for about 8 years but he will be greatly missed.
Condolences to the family of John Higgins
We were saddened to hear about the passing of John. He was our high school classmate and friend. We were always happy to see him when we returned to Schuyler, Nebraska in these later years. May he rest in peace.
LeRoy and Rhoda Loseke
John will be missed
FJ, Mary Jean, Holly and families: I was sad to see John’s obituary notice in the paper today. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for you all in the difficult days ahead. May your fond memories comfort you and bring you peace.
My deepest sympathies to your family. John was a dear friend and I will treasure all my memories of our talks, his knowledge, what he taught me in life, and his kindness. He will always be dear to my heart and and never forgotten.
My condolences to the Higgins family. I have known John all my life but my favorite memories are of the trade mission trips with Governor Nelson to South America. John was a good friend and I will miss his smile.
John was a real character. I always enjoyed hearing about his adventures!
My Sincere Condolences to John’s Family members.
I will miss my close friend, “Higgins” as he would say. Our high school days hunting with our Dad’s at his family hunting cabin. And all the years we shared together. So many fun times and travels. Elizabeth always complimented John as a “Class act”. John was a Gentleman and loved reminiscing about the great times our folks had over the years. We loved each other as friends and both felt like we were family. I’ll miss our frequent phone calls and his “wit & laughter”.
RIP my friend.
You’ll be missed.
Your close ,Brick
My sincere sympathy to John’s family.
I’m very sorry to learn of John’s passing. He was a very kind person, a tremendous patriot, incredibly knowledgeable about a very wide range of topics, and a joy to talk with.
John and I grew up together and he was a dear friend. We talked often and I was so happy to see him last Aug. I will miss our conversations about the fun we had in school with all our friends. Our teacher in the 6 grade sat us together and called us “Brown Eyed Sonny and Brown Eyed Susan”
I will miss my friend.
My deepest sympathy to his family he talked about very much.
My Sympathy to John’s family. He was a great guy. I see he was as handsome at 80 yrs of age as he when I first saw him in 5th grade in Schuyler. So many of the guys from our class are gone…Alice Kluck Bevans