John Novotny

John Joe Novotny passed away July 22, 2021, at the age of 82 at Rapid City, S.D. He was born on April 18, 1939 to Adolph and Albina (Koupal) Novotny. He was delivered by a midwife in Martin. He was the youngest of 6 children. As a young child his parents and 5 siblings, Dorothy, George, Jane, Larry and Dorine moved to a farm south of Gordon, Neb., in 1940. Just before Christmas in 1941 they moved to the farm 3 miles east of Batesland that they had purchased. His grandmother Anna Novotny also


Naomi Larson Bussinger

Naomi Larson Bussinger, 83, of Gordon, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Gordon Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

Naomi was born December 20, 1937, in Bassett, Neb., to Garfield and Lena Larson. She graduated from Rock County High School in 1956, and was united in marriage to Marvin Bussinger on July 23, 1956, in Bassett, Neb.

Naomi and Marv moved to Pinedale, Wyo., where they worked at a hunting and fishing camp. Naomi was the cook and Marvin was the wrangler. They lived in


Orville Odin Tiensvold

A beautiful life has finally fallen silent. It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce that we have lost our dear father and grandfather, Orville Tiensvold. He passed away peacefully on March 19. He lived to be over 95 years young, and was sharp to the last.

Orville cared deeply for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He made sure they all had the best he could offer, putting their comfort above his own. He watched them all grow with a proud heart, and rarely a word


Sharon J. Maltbie

Sharon J. Maltbie passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Parkview Assisted Living in Rushville. Sharon was born on July 13, 1943 to Aletha & John Case in Chadron, Neb. where she grew up and attended school.

After her high school years, she attended beauty school, married, and had two children. Eventually, Sharon moved to Pueblo, Colorado where she met the true love of her life, Darius Maltbie. They were united in marriage on May 12, 1977. Despite Darius being a big Oklahoma


Sheryl Tiensvold-Dean

Sheryl Ann Tiensvold-Dean passed away suddenly but peacefully March 11th, 2021 at the age of 76. She is preceded in death by her parents Mary and Howard Tiensvold of Rushville, NE, sister Marilyn Kay and brother Leroy H Tiensvold. Sheryl is survived by her 4 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Daughter Marni Kurtz and husband Greg of Sammamish, WA,  Lanie Dean Griffin of Walnut Creek, CA, Andrea Beyer of Murrieta, CA whom she lived with these past 11 years,  Shannon Dean and husband Alex


Patsy J. Bourne

Patsy J. Bourne of Rushville, Nebraska passed away on May 2, 2021 at Gordon Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services will be held graveside on Thursday, May 6, 2021,  at 10:00 a.m. at Community Extension Cemetery north of Rushville followed by a luncheon at the Legion in Rushville at 11:30 a.m.. All are welcome to attend.

Pat Bourne was born to Ruth and Bill Musfelt of Rushville, Nebraska on May 9, 1941.  She went to school in Rushville and completed in 1960.  She married Maurice


Dolores Kutschara

Funeral services for Dolores Kutschara will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs, Nebraska with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. 

Dolores Mae Kutschara, 90, of Hay Springs passed away at Heritage Estates in Gering, Nebraska. March 14, 2021 after her battle with cancer. Dolores was born in Rushville, Nebraska on May 25, 1930 to Leonard and Hattie Ross, she was the 5th child born to this union of 10 children.

She graduated from


Virginia Mae Ragsdale

Virginia (Ginger) Mae (Tiensvold) Ragsdale, age 80, passed away in Mesa, Ariz. on March 20, 2021.

She was born in Rushville, Neb. on August 17, 1940 and was the second daughter of Hiran and Loretta Tiensvold. Ginger graduated from Rushville High School and later attended a business college in Denver, Colo. She then moved to Helena, Mont. and work at the Union Bank. Ginger met her husband of 57 years, Gordon Ragsdale, in June of 1962. They were engaged in July and married on August 3 of the


Mary Kay Lindauer

Mary Kay Lindauer, age 80, of Honeyville, Utah, and formerly of Rupert, died Thursday, March 25, 2021, surrounded by family at her son’s home in Honeyville, where she had moved to on her 80th birthday to be cared for by family.

Mary Kay was born November 13, 1940, in Gordon, Nebraska, the first of eight children born to Clara LaVern Maddox and James Joseph Leo Bermingham. She was raised on various farms in that area. She attended several county schools but Clinton Elementary was her


Judith A. Taylor

Judith A Taylor (Bolek) was born March 30, 1944 to Joseph and Edna Bolek in Rushville, NE. 

Judy was finally reunited with the love of her life on April 2, 2021. Her beloved husband of 51 years (June 1, 1963) Jack Taylor, died in 2014, and Judy spent the last six years talking about how much she was looking forward to seeing him in heaven.  Together they lived out most of her life in the Sandhills on ranches.  After retiring, they moved to Ogalalla to be involved with their


Connie McNare

Connie J. McNare, 62, of Merriman, NE, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Bennett County Hospital in Martin, SD.

Connie was born July 7, 1958, in Gordon, Nebraska to Raymond and Joy (Holeman) Weimer. She received her early education in country schools near Merriman and later graduated from high school in Martin, SD in 1976. Connie attended Chadron State College for a few years before returning to Martin where she worked in the laundry department at the Bennett County Nursing Home and


Barbara Landreth

Barbara May Landreth, 51, of Rushville, Nebraska, passed away on February 20, 2021, after her second round with cancer.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, on March 5, 2021, at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon. Pastor Paul Smith will be officiating. Visitation will be held at 5 pm on March 4, at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home. Burial will follow the funeral at the Fairview Cemetery in Rushville.

Barbara was born in Rushville, at the Rushville Hospital on December 28, 1969. She

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