Leonard Leroy Kearns

Leonard Leroy Kearns, age 74, was born July 9, 1946, in Seattle, Washington, to Mark and Maxine (Hindman) Kearns. He passed away October 5, 2020, at his home.

Leonard graduated from Rushville High School, Rushville, Neb., in 1964. The following fall he enrolled in Denver Automotive Institute and graduated in 1965.

He joined the US Army on January 3, 1966, and was honorably discharged December 26, 1968. He served in both Germany and Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star while in


Cheryl Heinrich

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts the family of Cheryl Heinrich (Capler) announce her passing on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at the age of 62 years. Cheryl will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 27 years (together for 31 years) and her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews (not listed), Jean Konotopka, Kathy Heldreth, Frank, Fred, Forest (Skip) and Gary Capler. Cheryl was predeceased by her father Frank Capler, mother Mardell Capler (Eckley) and brother Charles Capler (Chuck)


Leo Westendorf

Leo Westendorf, 66, of Winner, S.D., passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. Burial were held at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Lawn Cemetery in Geddes, S.D. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. vigil service on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner.



Vicki Lynn Musfelt

Vicki Lynn Musfelt was born to Bill Musfelt and Ruth Hannigan on February 13, 1950, in Gordon, Nebraska. On September 30, 2020, she left behind five daughters: Wendy (Ben) Burton, Terri (Rob) Rosane, Audrey (Lewis) O’Donnell, Andrea (Kirk) Trujillo and Marlena (Justin) Amende, 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; loving sisters Pat Bourne and Carol Reitz, many nieces and nephews and her deceased brother Larry Musfelt.

She loved living on the farm, the animals, and her dogs. She


Bea Junge

Beatrice Pauline (Riley) Junge passed away with family by her side at Gordon Memorial Hospital September 24, 2020.

Bea was born at a family home in Sheridan County on December 6, 1929, to Cletus and Pauline Riley. Two years later her brother Daniel was born, and the family lived by Beaver Valley Wall located north of Hay Springs, Neb.

She met the love of her life, William (Bill) Junge and was married on December 5, 1946; adding to this union was six boys and a girl. Her family was her biggest


Clyde Loren Lefler, Jr.

On September 19, 2020, Clyde Lefler, Jr. of Gordon, Nebraska, passed away at age 78 with family holding his hand and praying with him. He was in hospice at his daughter’s home in Longmont, Colorado. Earlier in the day he would say hello and reach up to give a hug to his daughter-in-law. A remarkable strength and humility with which he confronted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma would be with him until the end.     

Clyde Loren Lefler, Jr. was born in Gordon, Nebraska, on


Ellen De Ette (Sorgenson) Zlomke

Ellen was the only child of Thelma (Ballard) Sorgenson and Yance Elbert Sorgenson. She was born July 19, 1933, in Gordon, Neb. She passed away September 27, 2020, at Gordon Memorial Hospital.

She went through the Gordon school system and graduated high school in 1951. She married her husband Floyd William Zlomke on May 25, 1952, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. They at first lived in a small house south of town for a few years, then in the early 60’s moved to a farm at the west side of


Kathryn Jean Hardin

Kathryn Jean Hardin, 70, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away peacefully on September 22, 2020, in Rapid City, SD. Kathy was born October 4, 1949, in Gordon, Neb., to George and Clara Hardin. She grew up with her siblings Jerry and Carolyn on their family farm in the Pleasant Hill Community of Gordon, Neb., where she attended country school in a one room school house. She grew up doing 4-H projects, including an unfortunate pig ride, riding horses with her close friend Candy Goodrich, and tending


Kiel David Cook

Kiel David Cook passed away unexpectedly in Martin, South Dakota, on September 12, 2020, at the age of 35.

Kiel was born on July 18, 1985, in Gordon, Nebraska, to Kenny and Nancy Cook. He attended Central Elementary School until 5th grade when his family moved to Tuthill, S.D., where he was the final 8th grade graduate of Tuthill Elementary School. In high school, he was an active member of Key Club, National Honor Society, and Rodeo Club where he and Sam Risse placed 4th in Team Roping at the


Charles Marvin Malmberg

Charles Marvin Malmberg was born to Emil and Vera Malmberg in Gordon, Neb., January 12, 1929. He passed away September 14, 2020, at Rapid City, S.D. Charlie was the first of seven children and spent his childhood on various ranches throughout the sandhills.

After graduating from the Agricultural High School in Curtis, Neb., Charlie served in the military from October 15, 1954, through September 29, 1956, earning a good conduct medal.

Charlie married Betty Jackson in October 1963, after


Leonard James Anderson

Leonard James Anderson was born on March 27, 1929, Lakeside, Neb., to James and Ada (Orr) Anderson.  He passed away peacefully on September 5, 2020, in Gordon.

Leonard grew up and attended school near Lakeside.

He was united in marriage to Jacklyn Schmidt on June 6, 1948, and engaged in farming on his in-laws’ farm north of Hay Springs for over 20 years where he and Jackie raised their three children. Upon Jackie’s death, he also worked for Wayne Davis.

On December 29, 1976

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