Mary Ida Hooper

Mary Ida Hooper, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her home in Alliance.

She was born May 23, 1924, to Tom and Nellie Patton on their ranch southeast of Ellsworth, Neb., in Garden County. She attended country school and spent 2 years attending Alliance High School. Later, she finished her high school education by taking correspondence courses.

She and Donald Hooper were married on Nov. 3, 1945. She became the best helpmate he could have asked for. They were together 72 years.

To this


Evelyn Rice

Evelyn Rice age 69 of Hemingford, Neb., died March 24, 2018, at the Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance, Neb.

Evelyn was born on Aug. 7, 1948, to Donald “Sandy” and Mary (Patton) Hooper at Alliance, Neb. She graduated from Nebraska Christina High School in Central City, Neb. On Nov. 7, 1968, Evelyn was married to Charles Coker at Rapid City, S.D. Five children were born to this union: Ronda, Charlet, Donald, Kristy, and Lyle. Charles died Dec. 10, 1997.

On Aug. 21, 1998, Evelyn


Bonnie Korkow

Bonnie Korkow, 73, of Pierre, died Sunday, April 8 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11 at Isburg Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 12 at Isburg Funeral Chapel

Bonnie was born March 26, 1944, in Chadron, Neb., to John and Lula (Blakely) Faulk. She grew up in Gordon, Neb., graduating from Gordon High School. She went on to receive her undergraduate from South Dakota State University and then her Masters from Creighton


Gunnar Riis

Gunnar Riis of Rushville, Neb., passed away March 31, 2018, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital in Gordon, Neb. Gunnar was born May 30, 1923, in Hasle, Denmark, to parents Emile and Albine Stenberg Riis. His schooling was through the seventh grade. Gunnar went to work on his dad’s and other farms, becoming a farmer.

After coming to the United States in June of 1947, it was here that he went to work for a brother, and later attended a specialty school for six months to learn the English


Kenneth “Buzz” Anderson

Kenneth “Buzz” Anderson was born Nov. 19, 1936, in Gordon, Neb., to Oscar and Christina Anderson. He passed away March 27, 2018, at Countryside Care.

Buzz lived his entire life in Gordon where he farmed on the family farm south of Gordon, first with his father and later on his own. He married DeOnna Matula on June 10, 1956, and to this union, two sons were born, Ashley and Shelley.

Buzz loved the country life, raising alfalfa and cattle, terrorizing the neighbors with motorcycles


Carey “Stretch” Hermansen

Carey “Stretch” Hermansen, 66, of Chadron, passed into his new life on Sunday, March 25, 2018.  Stretch’s life will be celebrated in June before he takes his last ride.  Cremation has taken place in accordance with his wishes.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Chadron Community Hospital Hospice, 825 Centennial Drive, Chadron, NE 69337.  Online condolences may be made by visiting

Stretch was devoted


Dolores C. Nydahl

Dolores C. Nydahl, 88, of Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Chadron, Neb., died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at The Arbors in Lincoln, Neb. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 31 at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Dolores was born Jan. 23, 1930, on the family farm outside of Gordon, Neb., to CJ and Florence (Glover) Cunningham. She grew up on the farm, attended District 80 Meadowvale School until 8th grade and graduated from Gordon High School in 1948. On Dec. 30, 1950, she was united in marriage


Ronald Lee Hilliker

Ronald Lee Hilliker, age 72, a lifetime resident of Gordon, Neb., passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City, S.D., after a lengthy battle with Parkinson Disease.

Services were held Monday, April 2, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Gordon City Auditorium, with Bill Combs officiating. Arrangements were made by Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home. A memorial has been established for the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department.

Ron, the son of Clydean and FayJean (Gardiner)


Shirley Ann Musfelt

Shirley Ann Musfelt, 82, of Gordon, Neb., died Sunday, March 25, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born Dec. 15, 1935, in Gordon, Neb., to Tug and Josephine Palmer. She lived with her siblings in Gordon and attended Gordon Public Schools.

On Feb. 4, 1956, she married Raymond Musfelt in Gering, Neb. The couple made their home on the family ranch northeast of Gordon. To this union, seven children were born.

Shirley was a member of the Gordon American Legion Auxiliary. She took


MaryGrace Hood Harris

MaryGrace Hood came into this world June 22, 1927, at Billings, Neb. The story was always told that she was born in a chicken coop that was home to her parents and older brother. It would later become a part of the Harris ranch.

Her father worked for many people and, including at one time, her future husband’s sister. They moved often finally settling on a farm in eastern Nebraska near Wolbach. It was still in the family until her son was in his teens. MaryGrace’s mother suffered


Robert Laurence Johnson

Robert Laurence Johnson, 93, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Rapid City. 

Robert “Bob” was born May 27, 1924, the youngest child of Arthur and Edna (Lange) Johnson who ranched near Rapid City.

Bob always wanted to be a cowboy and later on a cowman. He served a six-year tour in the US Navy Air Corp. Bob and his wife Bette have been ranching in the Rockyford area since 1953. Clay, their son and his family have been partners in the ranch for many


Warren Dean Kreitman

Warren Dean Kreitman, 74 years old passed away Sunday, March 18th at Rapid Regional Hospital.  He was born July 4th, 1943 to Marvin and Polly Kreitman in Madison, NE. They moved to Rock County when he was 2 years old.  He attended a country school and then Rock County High where he graduated in 1962.  He spent many hours in the hay fields, stacking hay from a young boy till, after high school, he then ranched with his folks.

On September 14th, 1963 he married Faye Kepler in

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