Eugene Albert Hupp

Gene (Pete) (Uncle Pete) was born July 6, 1930, in Gordon, Neb., to Albert and Opal (Forster) Hupp and passed away Jan. 20, 2017, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital.  Gene attended Hay Creek country school in Cherry County by walking or riding horseback each day.  He graduated from Gordon High School in 1948.  He held several jobs while attending school working on farms and at the Gordon Bakery since he and his brothers lived in the basement while in high school.

After high school


James G. Hartman

James G. Hartman, age 71, has passed away at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home, on Jan. 20, 2017.

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lloyd E. Earl

Funeral services for Lloyd E. Earl of Chadron, Neb., will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Chadron with Pastor Aaron Sprock officiating.  Burial will be at Beaver Valley Cemetery in Hay Springs, Neb.

Lloyd passed away on Jan. 18, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs.

Lloyd was born on Oct. 29, 1924, in Sheridan County, Nebraska.

He was 92.

In the early 1900’s, Rex and Rintha Mae Earl purchased a small farm near Beaver Wall, built a


Melvin (Mel) Eugene Reeves

Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Chamberlain Chapel with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Mel will be laid to rest at Beaver Wall Cemetery with a private family gathering at a later date.

Melvin Eugene Reeves, 73, of Chadron, Neb., passed away January 11, 2017. Mel was born on March 24, 1943, in Chadron, Neb. to Everett and Doris Reeves.

 Mel graduated from Chadron High School in 1961, left the farm and traveled to Waltham, Mass., with his best


Marty Jay Sanders

Marty Jay Sanders of Chadron died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Chadron Community Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Chamberlain Chapel with Pastor Aaron officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Marty was born in Chadron, Neb., on Oct. 21, 1959, to Jess and Doris Sanders.  Marty’s education included SOTC School, Sidney Neb., 1967, Gordon Elementary School, Gordon, Neb., 1967-1968, BSDC July 9, 1970 through May 6


Arnold Wayne Norman

Arnold Wayne Norman, age 76, of Boulder City, Nev., passed away on Jan. 9, 2017.  He was born on Jan. 20, 1940, in Crawford, Neb., to Gilbert and Ruth Norman.  Wayne married Musetta Ball on Sept. 2, 1962, in Hay Springs, Neb.

Wayne graduated from Oelrichs High School (South Dakota) in May of 1958.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College in 1962.  After teaching in Kimball, Neb., for one school year, he and Musetta moved to Great Falls, Mont., in


Patrick Shudak

Patrick Shudak passed away January 9, 2017. A Celebration of Life for Patrick will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Gordon City Auditorium. A Celebration Reception (Family and Friends) will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. at the Gordon American Legion.


Carl Serres

Funeral services for Carl Serres, 85, a longtime Chadron resident will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Tom Serres officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Carl passed away on Jan. 9, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb.

He was born in Crawford, Neb. to John Paul “Jack” and Ida Mae (Bunge) Serres. He was the 4th of 5 children. There was an older sister Dorothy Mae, older brothers Ernest Paul, Richard


Donald Ray Hull

Donald Ray Hull, 86, of Gordon, Neb., died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his home surrounded by family.  Don was born July 19, 1930, in Norfolk, Neb., to Kenneth and Josephine Hull.

He attended elementary school in Gordon and graduated from Gordon High School in 1948.  He attended college at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb., where he played football for four years and joined the Naval Air Reserve and remained until 1957.  He graduated in 1952.

On May 31, 1952, he


McKenna R. Johnson

McKenna Rae Johnson, 16, of Kearney, died Monday, January 9, 2017 at home. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Friday at Kearney EFree Church. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Thursday at the church. O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is serving the family. 

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Condolences may be shared online at

McKenna was born on February 14, 2000 in Kearney, to Scott


Stephanie Anne (Wegner) Stetson

Stephanie Anne (Wegner) Stetson, age 43, of Gordon, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at her home.  Steph was born on Jan. 14, 1973, to William and Karen (Knight) Wegner in Rushville.  Steph was the Rushville New Year Baby!

Steph started school close to her ranch home at Pioneer School south of Gordon.  She later attended Rushville Public Schools and graduated in 1992.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Chadron State College in 1997.  It was while she was in college

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