Kenda Excessive | Aurora Information Register

Kenda High, 56, was brought into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at home on March 12, 2021, surrounded by loved ones after battling a rare disease.
A life ministry celebration will be held on Wednesday, March 17 at 10:30 am at the Countryside Bible Church, Hampton. Pastor Rod Goertzen and Dwight Oswald will chair. The family visit will take place on Tuesday, March 16, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the church. The service is broadcast live on Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is responsible for the organization. Monuments can be given to the family for future naming. Condolences can be emailed to the family through the morgue website at
Kenda Kay Anderson was born on May 31, 1964 on Grand Island to Gerald and Bertina (Beins) Anderson.
Kenda grew up on a farm where she loved being outside. She rode, helped her father, worked with cattle, etc. She attended school in Aurora and graduated from 1982 class. Kenda had been living with type I diabetes since she was nine. Kenda attended UNL and the Bryan School of Nursing in Lincoln and became a nurse. Kenda loved nursing and worked in a variety of roles: Neonatal Intensive Care, Intensive Care, School Nursing, Oncology, Medicine / Surgery, and at Collage in Kearney.
Kenda married Jon High from Bertrand in August 1986. The couple lived in different parishes. The twin sons Zachariah and Nathaniel and the daughter MiKayle were born to this union. Kenda’s family was the love of their life!
Always grateful for her Christian heritage, Kenda accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age. Kenda loved studying God’s Word, enjoyed traveling at the Christian Resource Center at the Travel Camp, loved outdoor activities, invested in people’s lives and let her “light” shine on Jesus even during this difficult disease process. Most of all, Kenda enjoyed the special bond she had with her siblings and the time she spent with family and friends. Her eight grandchildren had a special place in her heart and their hugs, kisses, smiles and giggles brightened her days.
Kenda will be greatly missed by many – her optimistic attitude, her encouraging notes, and her strong belief that she prayed that others would make their own too.
Kenda is survived by her husband Jon von Aurora; Children and Grandchildren, Zach (Kylie), Vivian, Macie, and Charlotte High; Nate (Charis), Lydia, Titus, and Zion High; MiKayle (Kyle), Ava, and Milana Ehlers, all from Aurora; Sisters Carrie (Brian) Barber of rural Phillips and Shelly (Pat) Seaton of Greely, CO, and brother Barry (Melanie) Anderson of Ames, Iowa; Sisters-in-law, Joyce (Al) Hultgren of Aurora; Dick (Sherri) High of Wichita, KS; Mark (Cathy) High by Bertrand; and Teri (Ken) Heil-Yoshida from Omaha; lots of nieces, nephews, extended families and friends.
Kenda was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald (Jerry) and Bertina Anderson, brother, Ricky Lynn Anderson, and father and mother-in-law, Jim and Doris High.

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