Elwood, Nebraska

Corrine Ruth Ficken, age 83, of Elwood, Nebraska passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Elwood Care Center, in Elwood, Nebraska. She was born on December 21, 1929 at Cheyenne County, Kansas to Fred & 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 & Math. She would then teach math at Arapahoe, Nebraska for 3 years. On November 12, 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 20, 1968 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood, Nebraska.

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, Nebraska

                                       Sister: Marjorie Carlson of Lakewood, Colorado

                        Brother-in-law: Norvin Anderson of St. Francis, Kansas

                        & many nieces and nephews

Condolences and personal reflections may be left at elwoodfuneralhome.com

Viewing & visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 4 PM till 8 PM at Elwood Funeral Home, in Elwood, Nebraska and prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10 AM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood, Nebraska with Rev. David Dobbertien,   officiating.  Interment will be at Salem West Cemetery, Elwood, Nebraska. Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.