Mark Emmett Colwell

In memory of Mark Emmett Colwell who was born on January 6, 1929 to George Everett Colwell and Mary Margaret (Kearns) Colwell and passed on to heaven peacefully on November 14, 2017 at Gordon Countryside Care. He was the eldest of nine children where they were born and raised near Whiteclay, Nebraska into a life of farming and ranching. His siblings include Doris(Tallon), Floyd, Helen (Crist), Charles, James, Roy, Jerry and Kay (Ehrmann).

He graduated from Rushville High School in May 1947


Jerry Wayne Parks

Jerry Wayne Parks age 52 of Rushville, Neb., was born on March 13, 1965, to Yvonne (Forster) and Joseph Parks Jr. in Kadoka, S.D. Jerry passed away on Nov. 13, 2017, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital after suffering from ALS.

Jerry attended rural and public schools in the Gordon area, graduating from Gordon High School in 1983.

On July 15, 2017, Jerry married the love of his life, Deborah Hilliker. On the day of his wedding, Jerry also gained a cherished son, Brandon Hilliker.

Jerry served in


Cecilia Linenbrink

Sister Cecilia Linenbrink, OSF, entered her eternal reward on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.  At 92 years young, Cecilia (born Clara Elizabeth) celebrated 73 years as a Sister of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity of Sacred Heart Province.  Cecilia was born on Dec. 3, 1924, in Callaway, Neb., to Henry and Margaret Linenbrink.  She is the second oldest in a family of 13 children, growing up on a farm in northern Nebraska in the midst of the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.  A


Irvin Paul Reeves

Irvin Paul Reeves, 81 passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in his home at Meadowlark Hills.

Irvin was born in Rushville, Neb., to the late Josephine and Willie Reeves. Four brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

He married the love of his life Darlene Faye Bishop on Aug. 31, 1957. They were married 60 years.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene; four daughters and three son-in-laws, Diane and John Ahern, Sierra and Max Mayfield, Debbie Pritchett and Denise and Luke Mitchell; five


Robert J. Mercer


Robert was born on Thanksgiving Day 1929 in Gordon, Neb., the eldest child of two teachers, John and Helen Mercer. His father was later the High School Principal and Superintendent of Schools, so he had to be a good student. While living in Gordon, Robert had several jobs, including delivering newspapers (the Omaha World Herald) and special delivery mail, working at a grocery store, tending and harvesting a large Victory Garden, and working, in the summer of 1944, on a farm


Peter, "Pete," A. Gaspers, Jr.

Peter, "Pete," A. Gaspers, Jr.,  81, passed away on October 18, 2017, at The Villages Hospice House in The Villages, Florida. His death resulted from Parkinson's related complications following hip surgery and pneumonia.  Pete was born in  Chicago, Ill., to parents Peter A. Gaspers and Mary C. Parmele, the first of four children, he attended schools in Chicago, Rushville, Nebraska, and high school in Irrigon, Oregon.  He went on to graduate from Oregon State University in


Keith Hastings

Funeral services for Keith Hastings, age 64, of Creighton, Neb., will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Faith United Methodist Church in Creighton. Reverend Bev Hieb officiated. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Hecla Cemetery in Hecla, S.D.

Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton.

Keith died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at his residence.

Keith Derl Hastings, son of Derl and Claudia (Steele) Hastings, was born May 11, 1953, at


Keith Conner Saults

On the morning of Oct. 17, 2017, Keith passed away at Nebraska Medicine Hospital in Omaha, Neb., with his sister, Lynne, at his side. He was 59 years old.

Keith was born on Dec. 28, 1957, in Phoenix, Ariz.; he was the second child of Dr. Joe and Joan Saults. 

Keith lived in Phoenix with his family until Dr. Joe finished his service with the U.S. Army in Korea, then moved to Mullen, Neb., in 1959. Keith attended Mullen Public Schools and graduated from Mullen High School in 1976. Keith


Elaine McCune

Elaine McCune was born Sept. 9, 1922, at Merriman, Neb., to John and Marie (Davis) and passed away at the age of 95 in Washington state.

She was the third child of six, having four brothers and one sister.

She graduated from Gordon High School in 1941 and went to Denver to college. In 1946, she married Bob Heller of Rushville. They made their home in Colorado until Bob passed away. They had two sons, Steve and Greg. Steve passed in 2004. She was living in a nursing home in Washington near her


William Paul Prante

William Paul Prante, 48, of Rushville, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at his place of residence.

He was born Sept. 1, 1969, in Fort Collins, Colo., to Terry and Sandra Prante. As a young man he grew up in Rushville, NE, and graduated high school and was an accomplished wrestler.   He also liked to race cars in his younger years, before attending and graduating from Wyo-Tech, with a degree in mechanics.

On May of 1996 he married Kim Lucas.  Together they raised 5 kids in Winnsboro, TX


Don Peters

Services for Don Peters of Hay Springs, Neb., will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Hay Springs, Neb., with Father Joseph Joseph officiating. Burial will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Hay Springs, Neb. A vigil will be held on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at 7 p.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church.

Mr. Peters passed away on Oct. 18, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb.

Don was born on July 1, 2017, in Hay Springs, Neb.



Michelle Sue Daugherty Whited

Michelle Sue Daugherty Whited was born Dec. 6, 1967, to Gale and Suzie Daugherty, in Gordon, Neb. Michelle passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Oct. 19, 2017, at her home in Meeker, Colo.

She is survived by her significant other, Ted Carson of Meeker, Colo.; her mom Suzie and step-dad Ed Holderness of Batesland, S.D.; her son Cody Futch of Sterling, Colo.; daughters Shantel and Kayla Whited of Meeker, Colo.; grandchildren Jordyn Futch, Adalaya and Kaiddyn Conner, Layden Benson

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