Hero Award

Please review the Hero Award criteria below prior to submitting an application. Only nominations fitting the criteria will be considered.


The Nebraska Funeral Directors Association Communications Committee has selected Keaton Sekutera, of Loup City, as the latest recipient of the Association’s Hero Award.

Back in May, Keaton, 13, came to the aid of a gentlemen who was fishing by a river near Loup City. The gentlemen lost his balance, fell into the deep waters, and was floundering. Keaton appeared quickly and was able to help him to shore and back up the bank. Without Keaton’s help, the outcome might have been very different.

Keaton was nominated by Mark Higgins of Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City. Mark presented Keaton with his award at the Sherman County Fair in July.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Hero Award, view more information on the website or contact the NeFDA office.


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