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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Obituary: Dr. Dion Lee Higgins, age 43

  • Dr. Dion Lee Higgins, age 43, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, passed away, due to an automobile accident near Murray, Nebraska on July 14, 2013. He was born February 27, 1970, the son of Myra (Erh) and Clayton Higgins.
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  • "Faith makes things possible, not easy". This was Dion Higgins' creed, one he used to strengthen the foundation of his life. Dr. Dion Lee Higgins, age 43, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, passed away, due to an automobile accident near Murray, Nebraska on July 14, 2013. He was born February 27, 1970, the son of Myra (Erh) and Clayton Higgins. Dion attended Giltner High School, graduating in 1988. In 1992, he earned a degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas, in 1997. Dion and Stacie Yost met as counselors at a 4H camp. Their similarities were many and an easy friendship and deep love formed. Dion and Stacie were married on August 27, 1993. Their family was made complete with the births of Chloe on September 10, 1999, and Ellie on January 13, 2003. Dion owned and operated Nebraska City Chiropractic in Nebraska City. Raised on a farm near Giltner, Nebraska, Dion learned solid Midwestern traits early: honesty, integrity, compassion, thrift, perseverance. He illustrated those traits in his family life, constantly searching for ways to be a better husband, a better father, a better son, a better sibling. In his business, he strived for perfection and excellence, offering his clients health, healing, and a better life. Dion was committed to serving those around him and strove to better himself as well. On his last morning, Dion was preparing to compete in a triathlon, using it to test his endurance and strength. More importantly, Dion searched for joy in all he did. He was a happy man, both at work and at play. An easy smile, a caring way, a genuinely nice guy - these are words used to describe Dion Higgins. In all he did, Dion let the light of God shine through him. He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton, in March of 2013. Dion is survived by his wife, Stacie; daughters Chloe and Ellie, o f Nebraska City, Nebraska; mother Myra Higgins of Giltner, Nebraska; brother Chad Higgins and his wife Liz of Ames, Iowa; sister Darci Williamson and her husband Jeff of Omaha, Nebraska; parents-in-law, Marvin and Gladys Yost of Plymouth, Nebraska; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Bruce and Kay Wollenburg, Wade and Renee Neumann, Kevin and Paige Yost; nieces and nephews: Ryan and Claire Bartels, Owen and Megan Wollenburg, Ross and Jess Wollenburg, Brianha and Austin Neumann, and Conrad and Ramey Yost; aunts; uncles; other relatives; many friends; business associates; and community members. The family will be greeting friends at 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Peterson Mortuary Chapel. Private burial services will be held at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with a lunch following at the Eagles Club, both in Nebraska City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the choice of family. Messages of condolence or remembrances may be emailed to petersonmortuary@hotmail.com Service is entrusted to Peterson Mortuary at 111 North 11th Street in Nebraska City, Nebraska, 68410.
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