Dale Downing

Dale Downing, age 84, beloved father and husband, and friends with everyone in the community, passed away quietly on January 24th, 2023, in Gordon.

Dale is survived by his brother, Dwain Downing, his daughter, Julie Abold, of Ft. Collins, his son, Scott, of Gordon, and Grandchildren Skyler Downing, Jacob and Megan Downing, Matthew Downing, Michael Downing, and great granddaughter Jubilee Downing along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Dale was born in Gordon Nebraska on April 1st, 1938


Elizabeth Freeseman

Elizabeth (Betty) Freeseman passed away on Sunday January 22, 2023, in the care of hospice at the Watertown Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Estelline, SD. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Monday, at the church, with a Wake service beginning at 6:30 pm. Geise Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Betty was born on August 6, 1943 in Waubay, SD to Roman and Sylvania Lewno and was


Grace Cerny

Grace Ruth (Landreth) Cerny was born on April 17, 1935, on a farm near Hay Springs, Nebraska to Alva and Eva (Polan) Landreth. Grace was the seventh of eight surviving children.

 As a child Grace developed a love for the cows and chickens on the farm and spent most of her time caring for them. She attended school at Hay Springs district 57 until her family moved in 1943 to a farm close to Rushville, where she graduated 8th grade at Rushville district 16. After graduation Grace spent her


Mildred Frohman

Mildred Lillian (Denton) Frohman, 91, of Hot Springs, SD, went to be with her loving Heavenly Father on January 25, 2023. Mildred was born July 16th, 1931, to Glenn E. Denton Sr. and Georgia (Hunter) on their farm near Rushville, NE. She attended Craven Creek school and graduated from Rushville, Nebraska high school in 1948. She went to United Airlines school in Omaha, NE and worked in Chicago, IL.

In 1953 she married Merle A. Frohman. They spent most of their life in Hot Springs, SD. She had


Vera Hoefer

Funeral services for Vera Hoefer of Hay Springs, Nebraska were held Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs, Nebraska. Visitation was held Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs, Nebraska.

Vera Dahl Hoefer, age 98, passed away on January 21, 2023 at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Nebraska. Vera was born at the family farm 15 miles south of Hay Springs on September 4, 1924. She was the fourth child born in


Donald Hamilton

Donald Eugene Hamilton 79 of Gordon Neb. passed away January 18, 2023. 

Don was born on August 4, 1943 to Ray and Arline Hamilton in Minneapolis, MN. He spent his first 14 years in the Alma Ne area, then the family moved to Colorado where he met his future wife, Leona Champlin, in 1958. Don graduated from Montrose High school in Montrose Co. in 1962. 

From the age of 13 he spent his summers at his Grandpa Oliver’s ranch near Ellsworth Ne. 

Don and Leona were married in


Elouise Schwarting

Elouise Cora Ballard, 92, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Gordon Countryside Care. Elouise was born February 7, 1930, near Gordon, Nebraska, to Harold and Hulda Ballard. She grew up in a Sod house north of Gordon, Nebraska, where she lived for many years until moving to the home on the ranch which was built after she was married. Elouise graduated from Gordon High School. On August 30, 1948, Elouise married her first and only love, Norman Schwarting at the


Patricia Pennington

Patricia Elizabeth Pennington of Gordon, Nebraska, passed away January 16, 2023, at Gordon Memorial Hospital. She was born March 17, 1949, in Denver, Colorado, to Martin and Pauline Mulligan.

Patricia worked at several different jobs during her life, one being for Burlington Northern Railroad for five years. She also worked for Metropolitan Pathology P.C. for fifteen years, was in private security for eight years and then was a personal care provider for ten years before she retired.

For four


Debra Ainslie

Debra Louise (Johns) Ainslie was born in Gordon, NE on the 15th of July 1955, the first of three daughters born to Orvis and Peggie Johns.  After graduating from Gordon High School, Debra moved to Scottsbluff to attend beautician school.  While there she was joined in marriage to Tom Ainslie of Hay Springs.  To this union were born three children, John, Tereasa and Connie.  Tom and Debra eventually returned to Gordon.  Debra worked at Gordon Memorial Hospital. After her


Geri Landreth

Geri Ann Landreth was the first of six children born to Daniel and Patricia Schmaltz on June 22, 1956, in Hot Springs, SD. She later became the older sister to Theresa, Barb, Daniel Jr, Lody and Patricia. She passed away January 12, 2023, at Gordon Memorial Hospital in Gordon, NE.

Geri Ann attended both grade school and high school in Rushville, graduating with the class of 1974. 

On February 22, 1976, she married Robert Landreth. They made Rushville their home and were blessed with 2


Mary Rose Reid

Mary Rose Reid loved to tell people that she was born in the Rushville Museum.  The house, which would later become the Museum, was at the time of her birth, owned by John and Mary Schreurs and her mother had come to town to stay with them until her baby was born.  Mary Rose was born June 8, 1924, to Mathias and Nora Roffers in Rushville, NE.

 Mary Rose grew up on a farm northwest of Rushville with her sisters, Alice, Catherine and Noreen and brother Billy.  She attended


Marjorie Williams

Marjorie Bertha Mary (Baldauf) Williams was born April 14, 1929, in Hay Springs, Nebraska to Joseph Baldauf and Mabel Opal (Fisher) Baldauf and passed away on January 1, 2023, in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 93 years, 8 months and 18 days.

Marjorie attended grade school in Clinton, Nebraska and graduated high school from Rushville, Nebraksa. Marjorie and Caleb Earl Williams were united in marriage on July 10, 1947, at Martin, South Dakota, and enjoyed 63 years of marriage. Marjorie was

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