Donna Moran

Donna Rae Moran, passed away peacefully at the age of 85, on October 24, 2023, at the Gordon Countryside Care. Donna was a compassionate soul and dedicated nurse, who devoted her life to healing and caring for others, leaving an indelible mark on countless lives.

Born on May 24th, 1938, in Hastings, Nebraska to Edward D. and Margaret L. (Zobel) Wilken, Donna’s journey in nursing began with a profound sense of empathy and a commitment to making a difference when she attended, and


J. Willis Gran

John Willis Gran, 90, of Gordon, died Sunday, October 29, in Gordon.

He was born on April 21, 1933, to Elmer and Eva (Parkhurst) Gran in Winner, SD. He grew up at Hidden Timber with his brother, James (Jim), and sisters, Mary Ellen (Sr. Eileen), Carolyn, Virginia, Patricia, Eileen, and Elizabeth before his family moved to the Holy Rosary Mission Ranch.

He attended high school at St. Mary’s in O’Neill, NE before graduating from Rushville High School, Rushville, NE in 1951. He


Dean Bruce

Dean Edward Bruce, 94, of Gordon, Nebraska went home to be with his Lord and Savior on

Friday, November 10, 2023. Dean was born in Gordon, Nebraska to Art and Ruth Bruce on February 6, 1929. He was one of 6 children, including older siblings Bob and Morey, and younger siblings Betty, Beverly, and Bill.

The family home was several miles northeast of Gordon where he would attend the nearby Mt. Pleasant School in his early school years. When the family later moved to a farm 6 miles east


Philip R. Weisz

Philip R. Weisz, age 66, of Batesland, South Dakota, passed away on November 4, 2023, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by his loving family.

Philip, fondly known as Phily, was born to Richard and Mathilda (Kallenberger) Weisz on May 22, 1957 in Ipswich, South Dakota. He began his education in Hosmer, South Dakota before moving to Eureka, South Dakota where he graduated with the class of 1976. While in high school and following graduation, he custom harvested. He


Rick Green

Richard Ren Green, 76, of Gordon, Nebraska died Saturday, September 30, at his home after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Rick was born on September 12th, 1947, to Neal and Gladys (Gustafson) Green in Gordon, Nebraska. Rick grew up on the family farm 2 miles east of Gordon and fell in love with the outdoors. Rick was followed in birth by his brother Ron and his sister Kay. He attended East Pride Country School through the 8th grade and then entered Gordon High School


Chyrel Cerny

Chyrel Diane (Morgan) Cerny passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 25 in Callaway, Nebraska at the Good Life Center. Many friends said their final goodbyes over the weekend as we cheered for her beloved Huskers to win.

She was born Feb. 8, 1947, in Omaha, Nebraska and placed for adoption with the Nebraska Children’s Home. At 4 months old, she was legally adopted by Rolland and Naomi Morgan, nee Thomas. She was welcomed into the family by an adopted, older brother, Ray. Chyrel attended


Bertha Lena Buchan

Bertha was born in Santa Fe, N.M. on October 30, 1932, to Willard F. and Bertha E. (Berchtold) Clark.

Bertha went to Loretto Academy in Santa Fe, until WWII broke out. She then moved to Los Alamos, where her father worked for the government.

When the war ended, they moved back to Santa Fe in 1947 and she graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1950.

After graduation from high school, Bertha moved to Santa Barbara, CA with her parents, and after a year they moved back to Santa Fe. Bertha then


Gary Muck

Gary Muck, age 78, passed away September 19, 2023. He is survived by his life partner of 25 years, a step-daughter, 2 sisters, a brother-in-law, and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Gary was born and raised in Gordon, Nebraska. He graduated from Gordon High School in 1962 and went on to college in Wyoming. His college was cut short by the military. He served as an Army medic in Vietnam. On his return he did a variety of things including working the family farm, working and


Iva Avis

Iva (Ivy) Pearl Avis, age 77, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Gordon Memorial Hospital in Gordon, NE.

Ivy was born May 18, 1946, to Rolland and Pearl Shoop in South Dakota, before moving to Nebraska as a child with her family.

Ivy married Clarence Avis on June 8, 1962, in Rushville, Nebraska. To this union three children were born, the late LaRee Simants, Doug Avis of Scottsbluff, and Kristy Avis of Rushville.

Ivy lived in Virginia while Clarence was in the service, they


Gerald Denton

 Gerald Max Denton, 87, passed away at his home on the Denton homestead and was welcomed into the Heavenly Fathers arms on September 29, 2023. 

Gerald was born on June 21, 1936 to Glenn E. Denton and Georgia (Hunter) in the house built by John W. & Rachel Denton that Ron and Kim Denton currently reside in. Gerald attended Craven Creek School and graduated from Rushville High School in 1954. 

He worked for several different neighbors in the Whiteclay community after high


Roger H. Goodfellow

Roger H. Goodfellow, 71, of Scranton, N.D., passed away on August 23, 2023 in Dickinson, N.D.

Memorial Services for Roger will be held on September 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Hettinger, N.D. Pastor Allen Wickstrom will officiate. Service will be live-streamed on the link below. (It will go active shortly before 2:00 p.m.). Please join the family on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gordon Methodist Church fellowship hall in Gordon, Neb. for a


Wendy Etuk

Wendy Ann (Vodicka) Etuk, 64, was born on January 2, 1959, in Gordon, Neb. She went to her heavenly home on August 24, 2023, after a short battle with cancer.

Wendy was very much a farm girl, loving all aspects of farm life. She was an excellent trumpet player and was active in the Green Valley 4-H club. She attended elementary school in Rushville and graduated from Rushville High School in 1977. Wendy went on to further her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she met and

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