Rhonda Case

Rhonda Kay Schommer Case passed away on the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, NE, on September 15, 2018, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Rhonda was the second of five children born to Joe and Mary Lou (Manchester) Schommer. She attended Assumption Academy through the tenth grade and when it closed, finished high school at Chadron High School, graduating 11th in a class of 145 students. Rhonda attended Chadron State College, graduating in 1977, with a major in Elementary Education


Elijah “Eli” Allen Hunter

Elijah “Eli” Allen Hunter, 15, went to be with the Lord on September 8, 2018. Eli was born in Effingham, Illinois on May 9, 2003, to Ben and Stormy Hunter.

Eli was a very highly energetic boy that loved the Sandhills and the ranch with all of his heart. He could not wait until Friday night to go to the ranch. He was a big help to his dad and John during the summer. He also loved branding time and helping Uncle Paul and Mike. He loved to hunt and fish with his dogs. He would often


Leona J. Pisacka

Leona J. (Peters) Pisacka was born on November 25, 1910. Leona passed away September 10, 2018, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. Leona was the ninth of ten children born to William H. and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Peters. Leona was born on her parent’s farm south of Hay Springs. She went to school at District 30 through the 8th grade and then graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1929.

After high school, Leona’s first job was working in a confectionary store owned by her brother Francis


Clara Hardin-Reutter

Clara Hardin-Reutter, 91, of Gordon passed away on Saturday September 8, 2018 at Gordon Countryside Care in Gordon, Nebraska. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 AM on September 12, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Gordon, with the Reverend Travis Sherman officiating. Burial was held at the Gordon Cemetery.

Clara was born to Paul and Lydia (Harris) Eichenberger on September 23, 1926 at their home 20 miles northwest of Gordon. She was the third born of seven siblings. On December 4, 1938, the


Eugene “Tubb” Wesley Fish

Eugene “Tubb” Wesley Fish, age 79, passed away on September 6, 2018, in Scottsbluff, Neb.

Eugene “Tubb” Fish was born on May 27, 1939, and spent his youth around the Gordon, Neb. area. As Tubb entered high school, he was engaged with sports, rodeo and working alongside his Uncle Nelson Fish on the Star ranch. While on the ranches he learned how to train and care for horses and horse teams. He graduated from high school in Gordon, Neb. He explored going to the University


Duane Lockmon

Duane Lockmon, 84 years old, of Rushville, Nebraska, passed away on September 2, 2018 at the Gordon Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September, 6th at 10:00 a.m. at the Morse Memorial Methodist Church in Rushville with Reverend Paul Smith and Reverend Al Trucano officiating.   Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery in Rushville.  Arrangements were handled by Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home.

Duane was born near Denby, South Dakota to Emmett and Blanche Lockmon on


June Vahrenkamp

A celebration of Life for June Frances (Bell) Vahrenkamp, age 90, will be 10:00 AM, Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Chadron Berean Church, 407 Shelton Street with Pastor Dan Williams of Crete, NE officiating.

June went to be with her Lord and Savior September 3, 2018 while residing at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, NE. She was born February 8, 1928 to Ona Mae (Ready) and Clifford Alsbrook Bell in Walsenburg,CO. June was the oldest of three children, including Raymond and Renee, and lived at


Diana Wheelock

Diana Kay "Annie" Wheelock, 58, of Hyannis died August 30, 2018 at the Ogallala Community Hospital in Ogallala following a brief illnessDiana Kay “Annie” Wheelock was born April 27, 1960 to Dick and Arlene Minor in Gordon, NE. She grew up on her parents’ ranch and loved all things western-especially horses, dogs, cattle, special cats, and the Sandhills.She attended the Willow Valley country school, then Hyannis, and she graduated from Hyannis High School. Later she


Zdenka Nelson

Zdenka “Sid” Ann (Cerveny) Nelson, 82, of Lincoln, Nebraska was born on May 28, 1936 to Edward and Eleanor (Chalupa) Cerveny in rural Daykin, Nebraska.  Zdenka “Sid” graduated from Wilber High School with the class of 1953 and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for one year before enrolling in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1957.  In 1965, she married John N. Nelson of Oakland, Nebraska and together they


John Fankhauser

John Raymond Fankhauser, 95, of North Platte passed away August 27, 2018 at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

John was born on February 14, 1923 in Rushville, Nebraska to Hans and Evangiline (Aubert) Fankhauser.  He graduated with the class of 1940 from Clinton, Ne.  John farmed around the Rushville area and in 1944 he joined the United States Army Air Corps and was in radio and communications during WWII, stationed in India.  After WWII he returned to


Joan Eileen Gottier

Joan Eileen Gottier was born on April 22nd, 1954 in Rushville, NE and she resided there for most of her life. She passed away August 16, 2018 at her home in Rushville. Eileen is survived by her mother Sandra Loosvelt. Two daughters Tosha Gottier and Niki Lee. Two granddaughters Soryn and Bryar Lee. Four siblings Mark Loosvelt, Connie Peterson, Carol Thomson and Doug Loosvelt.

Jack Gottier was her husband for twenty years and friend after, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and great


Orville Hupp

Orville “Doc” Hupp, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland, Wyoming with his wife by his side.  

Doc was born in Gordon, Nebraska on Friday, March 15, 1929 the son of Albert and Opal Viola (Forster) Hupp.

Doc served in the United States Army in Fort Campbell, Kentucky from 1955-1957.  He came to Fort Collins, Colorado in 1962 to work for Harold Greager, CPA as a bookkeeper.  In 1963, he worked for Ghent

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