Kenneth George Tausan

Kenneth George Tausan of Ogallala, Neb., died Sunday, February 2, 2020, at the North Platte Care Center in North Platte, Neb.

At the time of his passing Kenneth was 81. He was born on June 20, 1938, in Rushville, Neb., to Kenneth C. and Joella Waddill Tausan.

Kenny was a true cowboy, one of a kind and very much a part of a dying breed. He filled his 81 years with adventure, art, friends and family.  He could do just about anything, and did during his story filled time on earth. From

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Jeanne Elizabeth Moss

Jeanne Elizabeth Moss, age 92, of Gordon, Nebraska passed away on February 29, 2020 at Gordon Country Side Care with her daughters by her side.

Jeanne was born June 28, 1927 to Edward and Marvel Burke at Oshkosh, Nebraska.  She was the third of 3 children.  She grew up on the family ranch south of Oshkosh, Nebraska between the Platte River and the bluffs.  She and her siblings attended a rural country school. She graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1945.    She was a

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Doris Joan (Gottier) Tiensvold

Doris Joan (Gottier) Tiensvold was born June 10, 1939, in Rushville, Nebraska, to Marie and Earnest Gottier. She passed on Feb. 25, 2020, in Missoula.

She married Vernon Tiensvold on Oct. 20, 1955. Doris and Vernon started their family in Rushville, Nebraska, and then moved to Great Falls in 1965.  Doris enjoyed working at the nursing home and then was self-employed.  Doris and Vernon moved to Missoula, and eventually to a twenty acre farm in Arlee. She enjoyed gardening, playing

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Carol Sue (Dye) Compton

Carol Sue Compton 84, formerly of rural Jonesboro and Tipton, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo. She had been a resident of Century Villa in Greentown for the several years.

Carol was born in Marion, Indiana, on December 29, 1935, daughter of the late Paul and Dorothy Emma (Sheedy) Dye. She graduated from Fairmount High School in 1953. Carol married Philip G. Compton on March 18, 1956. Phil preceded her in death on August 13, 2014. Carol worked as a

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Norma Lee (Reeves) (Davis) Child

Norma was born in a sod house northwest of Gordon to Eldred Sr. and Ehrma Reeves. Norma passed away February 22, 2020, at Gordon Memorial Hospital. She attended grade school at White Lodge School District #86, and graduated from Gordon High School in 1947.

She married Norman Davis on January 19, 1948, in Rushville, Neb. They lived in the Rushville area until 1951; they then moved to a farm northwest of Batesland, S.D., and then later into Batesland. Four children were born to this union, Merna

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Benjamin James Garvin

Benjamin James Garvin was born in Crawford, Neb., on October 27, 1979, to Larry and Ann Garvin.  He attended school in Crawford and managed to overcome the trauma of having his mother as one of his teachers in his elementary grades.  After graduation from Crawford High School in 1998, B.J. enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a mechanic.  He proudly served with 5th Battalion 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division Fleet Marine Force until his honorable discharge in

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Ian H. McBeth

Ian Hermann McBeth was born November 24, 1975, in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany, to William and Anneliese McBeth, where his father was stationed with the US Army. The McBeths moved to the United States in 1976, with Ian splitting his early years between his father’s hometown of Gordon, Nebraska, and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, before the family settled in Wray, Colorado, in 1982.

Ian’s childhood was quintessential (Ian would have hated that word but it means the

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Mary Carolyn Lundquist Butler

Mary Carolyn Lundquist Butler, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. Carolyn, or “Nana” as she was called most commonly, was born August 15, 1945, in Lynch, Nebraska, to Theodore and Marjorie Lundquist. After raising her family in Gordon, Neb., she moved to Colorado.  She owned her own business, Log Cabin Liquor, in Berthoud, Colorado, until retiring at age 55 and moving to Bella Vista. Nana was a member of First United Methodist

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William Richard Van Kerrebrook

William Richard Van Kerrebrook, 75, of Pierre, S.D., formerly of Gordon, Neb., died Sunday, February 2, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was born March 31, 1944, in Gordon, Neb., to Oscar and Mary Ann Van Kerrebrook. He attended the Catholic School in Rushville and graduated from Rushville High School in the Class of 1962. After graduation, he attended Rapid City School of Business for two years and then returned to the business office at the Rushville Sale Barn. After

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Margery Heyer Smith

Margery Heyer was born September 13, 1920, to Henry and Anna Thornquist Heyer at their farm home near Gordon, Nebraska. Margery had an older sister, Elaine, and a younger brother, Dean. She passed away January 23, 2020, at Grove, Oklahoma.

Margery attended the first eight grades at the Sunny Knoll School. She then attended Gordon High School and graduated in 1938. She took the Normal Training Course in high school, so out of high school she taught five years in rural schools in Sheridan County

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