Christina J. Aden

Christina J. Aden, 94, formerly of Cortland passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams. She was born on March 31, 1923 at rural Firth. She grew up in the Firth area and attended Littlejohn Country School of rural Adams. Christina married Gerd Aden on Feb. 2, 1941 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and they moved to a farm northeast of Pickrell where they lived for 29 years. In 1970, they built a house in Cortland and Christina lived there until moving to Firth. Since 2012, Christina has been a resident of the Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams. She was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell where she was baptized and confirmed. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell where she was a member of the Ladies Aid. She was a past member of Beatrice Quilter's Guild, the Bag Ladies of Beatrice (a quilting group) and a member of the Firth Senior Center. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening and baking.

Survivors include her son, Ronny Aden of Cortland; her daughter-in-law, Susan Aden of Plattsmouth; her son, Kermith Aden and wife, Sharon, of Johnstown, Colo.; her daughter, Roxie Rosenthal and husband, Glen, of Lincoln; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Katie Jauken Waltke; her husband, Gerd, who died on May 11, 1993; her son, Arthur Aden; her daughters-in-law, Karen Aden and Carol Aden; and three brothers, William, George and John Waltke.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell, with Pastor Heather Brown officiating. Burial will be at the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family for future designation. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.