Robert D. Higgs

Robert Duane Higgs passed away peacefully of natural causes on May 3, 2020. He was 86 years old.

Robert was born in Rushville, Nebraska, on February 21, 1934. 

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marilyn; parents Robert M and Rose (Vodicka) Higgs; brother Bill Higgs, and nephew, Bob Tiensvold.

He is survived by his four children; Roberta (Jeff) Jackson of Hayward, WI, Duane (Kathy) Higgs of Itasca, IL, Marlene (Mark) Loula of Grayslake, IL, and Cheryl (Dave) Middlekauff of


Arlene Lloyd

Arlene Lloyd, age 91, passed away April 26, 2020, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs.

She was born October 23, 1928, in Hay Springs to Amil and Opal Novotny. She married Lucian (Bud) Lloyd October 6, 1947. Arlene and Budd lived for many years in Alliance. She worked at Woolrich until her retirement.

Arlene is survived by her daughter Delilah Belina, Granddaughter Carmalee and grandson Russell and four great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Doris Tallon

Doris Tallon passed away peacefully May 2, 2020, at Pioneer Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Doris was born January 1, 1931. She was the second of eight children born to Everett and Margaret Colwell (Kearns).

She lived most of her childhood years in the White Clay area. She attended elementary at the Extension School and attended high school at Rushville High School graduating in 1949. · After graduating she taught at a one-room school near Hay Springs for three years. She married


Reece Malles and Leslie Malles

Reece Val Malles, 81, of Gordon, Neb., passed away Friday, May 1, 2020, at Centennial Park Care Facility in North Platte, Neb.

Leslie Ann Malles, 76, of Gordon, Neb., followed Reece over the great divide to their eternal resting place Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Centennial Park, also.

Reece was born July 12, 1939, to John Reece Malles Jr. and Nora Mary Chiole Malles in Durango, Colo.

Leslie was born April 27, 1943, to Millard Waitman and Genevieve O’Laughlin Steerman in Cortez


Forrest Leonard Nelson

Having had ninety well lived years, Forrest Leonard Nelson passed away April 26, 2020, at Gordon Memorial Hospital. Forrest was born to Marvin Earnest (Stub) and Beatrice Carolyn (Iverson) Nelson at Denby, South Dakota, on October 4, 1929. Although for many years his birthday was celebrated on October 5 until his eldest sister Murial finally got him straightened out. The baby of the family, Forrest grew up with his three older siblings, Muriel, Ted, and Lyle. He attended Pleasant View School


Gene Lenhart

Gene Lenhart, 89, of Scottsbluff, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff.  Visitation will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. A private family Rosary and Prayer Service is taking place with Father Mike McDonald officiating.  Interment with military honors by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard will take place at East Lawn near Minatare.  Memorials may be given to the St


James LaVern Hankins

James LaVern Hankins passed away on May 1, 2020, at the age of 78.  He was born on December 2, 1941, in Rushville, Nebraska, to Jim and Violet (Eckerle) Hankins.  He graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1959.  Upon graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Bachmann on June 4, 1961.  With this union was born two daughters: Karla and Kim.  

LaVern began employment at Northwest Rural Public Power in 1966, where he filled many roles during his 38


Mary Yvonne (Krueger) Olson

Mary Yvonne (Krueger) Olson, 79, of Rushville passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

Mary was born the third oldest child of Ralph and Ruby (Lymath) Krueger on August 26, 1940, in Alliance.   She was the younger sister of John and Fred and later became a big sister to Calvin, Bill, Ruby and Leta.

Mary worked at EHR from 1974 until 1977, there she met her true love Roger Olson, who won a bet with Ruby when she said yes to go on a date with


Patricia Ann Deckert

Pat was born December 30, 1941, in Coos Bay, Ore., to Michael and Mildred Kearns. She passed away April 27, 2020, in Rapid City, S.D. 

Pat married Don Deckert February 19, 1961, and they had been married for 59 years. With this bond they had four children—Curtis, Laura, Bob, and Sis, Mike Deckert who was like a son to them. They had ten grandkids and 21 great grandkids. 

Pat worked for the South Dakota Social Services for 35 years and made many friends throughout her years


Merelda Dreyer

Merelda Dreyer passed away on April 10, 2020, in Gordon, Neb., of natural causes.

She was born February 23, 1929, in Canova, S.D., to Herman and Elsie (Koepsell) Zulk.  She grew up in Canova, S.D., where she attended school through the 9th grade.  The lack of a high school diploma was rectified when she proudly received her GED in 1989 through Western Community College.

Merelda married Wallace Everett White and they had three children: Sara, Howard and Carl. They later


Donald L. Coon

Donald L. Coon, age 96 of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, died on April 7, 2020, at Scottsbluff.

The family has chosen to have a Memorial service, but will be held and announced at a later date. Online condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either The Residency or to Bridgeport Fire and Rescue.

Don was born on November 2, 1923, at Gordon, Nebraska, to Arthur and Jean (Park) Coon. He attended the Albany school and graduated from Gordon High


Mike Riggleman

There’s very few men who loved the outdoors the way Mike did.

He passed on the passion of the great outdoors down to his son and grandchildren with camping trips, late night bonfires, fishing, hiking and stories of how he fought fires all over the country as a Strike Team Leader and Probeye Operator (Wildland Fire Suppression). In the last years of his life, he was often found soaking up the sun, working in his garden, and making gallons of his sought-after salsa. 

Michael Jean

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