Fred Charles Clark

Fred Charles Clark, better known as Fritz, passed away at Delmar Gardens in Lenexa, Kan., Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2017.  Fritz reached the impressive age of 93 years. Before being moved to the Kansas City Metro area in 2016 he resided in Wymore, Neb., and prior to that lived in Rushville, Neb., with his wife Pat, from 1960 to 1989. Fritz was born Sept. 8, 1924, at home in Odell, Neb., to Fred Thomas and Clara Amelia (Thomas) Clark. Fritz was the youngest of four children and the only


Ruth Gealy

Funeral services for Ruth Gealy, age 96, will be held Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Gordon, Neb.

Burial will be held in the Gordon Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home,

 from 4 to 6 p.m. Ruth passed away Dec. 1, 2017, at Gordon Countryside Care.


Elaine Hope Burleigh

Elaine Hope Burleigh a lifelong resident of rural Gordon died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.

Elaine was born March 14, 1924, in Gordon, Neb., to Carl and Alice Sasse.

On Dec. 30, 1951, she married Darwin Burleigh and to this union, three children were born. Elaine enjoyed gardening and cooking.

Survivors include her daughters Nancy Reutter and Marsha Burleigh both of Gordon, her son David (Madonna) Burleigh of Omaha, and her grandsons Daniel (Madysen)


Jessie Anna “Jan” Messman

Jessie Anna “Jan” Messman, 92, loving wife and mother and retired Tax Preparer for H&R Block, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary, Wichita, Kan. She was born in Hay Springs.

Preceded in death by her husband, Dean William Messman; parents, Carl and Minnie Horn; brothers, Thomas Horn, Dean Horn, Max Horn. Survived by her sons, Glen (Margie) Messman of Idaho Falls, Idaho, James (Kathy) Messman


Diane Sue (Buck) Johnson

Diane Sue (Buck) Johnson of Evans, Colorado went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, November 16, 2017, surrounded by family. Diane was born in Delta, Colorado November 29, 1946. 

Diane always had a passion for art, music, and teaching. She earned her teaching degree from the University of Northern Colorado and quickly found herself in the classroom. Diane taught hundreds of students in Gordon, Nebraska in choir and art classes. Diane decided to take her talents to St. Bernadette Catholic


Sherrie Arce

Sherrie Arce, age 67, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Custer Regional Senior Center in Custer, S.D.  She was born in Gordon, Neb., to Fredrick and Norma Ehlers. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Alice Turnbull

Funeral services for Alice Turnbull of Chadron, Neb., will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Chamberlain Chapel, in Chadron, Neb.

Alice was born on March 29, 1932, in Gordon, Neb.

She was 85.

A memorial has been established for Chadron Community Hospital or Chadron Christian Church. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences can be made at

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Richard A. Hoffman

Funeral services for Richard A. Hoffman of Gordon, Neb., was held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Chamberlain Chapel, in Chadron, Neb., with Bob Pickering officiating.

Mr. Hoffman passed away on Nov. 23, 2017, at home in Gordon, Neb.

Richard was born on April 27, 1947, in Alliance, Neb.

He was 70.

A memorial has been established for the Pow Wow. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences can be made at


Ruth Helen (Fuchser) Walgren

Ruth Helen (Fuchser) Walgren passed way Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Crest View Care Center in Chadron, Neb. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs, Neb. 

Ruth Helen was born Dec. 16, 1921 – the youngest of three daughters of Ernest and Ada Violet Fuchser. Ruth and her two sisters, Evelyn and Irene, were raised on the Fuchser family ranch, the Half Circle O, near Irwin, Neb., approximately 25 mi. east of Gordon


Michael Todd Hunzeker

Michael Todd Hunzeker, age 58, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Hay Springs, Neb.

Mike was born April 10, 1959, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Lloyd and Mary Ann Hunzeker received the joyous call that they had a baby boy, and picked him up and took him home to Hay Springs, Neb.

Mike attended school and graduated in 1977 from Hay Springs High School.  He received a Regents Scholarship to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and joined Air Force ROTC.  Mike graduated from the


Melvin Antone Roffers

Melvin Antone Roffers of Rushville, Neb., passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at his home in Rushville, Neb.

Melvin was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Rushville, Neb., to Antone and Johanna (Drabbels) Roffers, the youngest of four children. He lived with his family in Rushville, Neb., and graduated from Rushville Highs School in 1948.

On Jan. 4, 1951, he married Dorothy (Chick) Butterfield and to this union three children were born; Connie Roffers, Rushville City Clerk, Peg Sones, Sheridan County


Yvonne Parks

Yvonne Parks of Gordon, Neb., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Country Side Care in Gordon, Neb.

Yvonne was born on Nov. 18, 1937, to Earl and Laura (Dean) Forster in Gordon Neb. She was raised on the family farm. She attended Pleasant Hill school and graduated from Gordon High school in 1956.

On Nov. 3, 1957, Yvonne was married to her one and only Joseph Paul Parks Jr. Within their marriage, she and Joseph had 9 children who they loved dearly. The family lived in Kadoka and

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