Elwood Resident: Corrine Ruth Ficken, age 83 (1929-2013)

Corrine Ruth Ficken, 83, of Elwood, Nebraska, died on Monday, June 10th, 2013, at Elwood Care Center, in Elwood.

She was born on December 21st, 1929, at Cheyenne County, Kansas, to Fred and Virginia (Trembly) Sass.

She attended school at St. Francis High School at St. Francis, Kansas and graduated with the class of 1947. She continued her education at McCook Community College, McCook, Nebraska and Kearney State College, in Kearney, Nebraska, while graduating with at degree in Physics and Math. She would then teach math at Arapahoe, Nebraska, for three years. On November 12th, 1967, she married Harvey Ficken at Haigler, Nebraska. They made their home south of Eustis, Nebraska where they farmed and ranched. She enjoyed tutoring area school children, being a homemaker, knitting, crocheting and helping her husband on the farm. She went to the Elwood Care Center in 2008 because of health reasons. She was a member and confirmed on February 20th, 1968, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Peter William Sass; sister, Lillian Anderson; brother-in-law, Everett Carlson and sister-in-law, Phyllis Sass.

She is survived by her husband Harvey Ficken of Eustis; sister, Marjorie Carlson of Lakewood, Colorado; brother-in-law, Norvin Anderson of St. Francis and many nieces and nephews

Viewing and visitation will be Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Elwood Funeral Home in Elwood and prior to the service at the church.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood, with Rev. David Dobbertien officiating.  

Interment will be at Salem West Cemetery, Elwood.

Condolences and personal reflections may be left at

Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood is in charge of the arrangements.


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