Marle M. Black Calf

Marle M. Black Calf, age 45, of Gordon, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday February 1, 2012, at Gordon Memorial Hospital.

He was born December 11, 1966, in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. As a young boy he lived with his family in Gordon, and graduated from Gordon High School. While in high school he was a member of the boys basketball team.

On March 12, 1993, he married Sheila Musfelt in Rapid City, South Dakota. To this union three boys were born, Nicholas, Daylan and Broc. The family made their


David Ibach

David Ibach, 66, of Gordon, died January 26, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He was born November 11, 1945, in St. Louis, Missouri to Clarice and Margery Waggner.

David’s family moved to San Diego, California when he was 10 years old. After graduating high school in California, he worked for different companies such as Proctor and Gamble, Boeing and the phone company. David then decided to drive a semi truck for the next 35 years starting out in Nevada. While in Nevada he met Nola


Josephine Naomi O'Rourk Sewright

Mom left us on January 24, 2012, at Mt. Baker Care Center in Bellingham, Washington, at age 93 years, 4 months, and 7 days. She was born Sarah Naomi O’Rourk in Gordon on September 17, 1918, and was named after her grandmother, Sarah, and her mother, Naomi (Yockey). But the 1918 flu epidemic claimed her father, Thomas Joseph “Joe” O’Rourk, just five weeks after she was born, and so her mother renamed her Josephine to honor him.

In 1886, her O’Rourk grandparents were married in Wisconsin and


Glenn Ralph Bruns

Glenn Ralph Bruns, 93, of Wellfleet, passed away February 1, 2012 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. Glenn was born November 14, 1918 to Ludwig and Alice Shepardson Bruns in White Clay, Nebraska. Glenn’s mother, Alice passed away during child birth and his father later married Perna Widman who together with Ludwig raised their family. Glenn grew up on the family ranch near White Clay, and graduated from Gordon High School in 1936. He married Gwendolen Dady April 9, 1944 in Gordon. Glenn


Verda Strong Musfelt

Verda Strong Musfelt, 87, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at the Chadron Community Hospital.

Verda was born the eighth of nine children to Walter and Mary (Schneider) Strong on June 8, 1924, in Clinton, Neb.

She is survived by her two sisters, Marjie Shannon of Rushville and Evelyn Tyndall of San Diego, Calif., daughter-in-law, Phyllis Musfelt of Rushville and son-in-law, Tim Horn of Hemingford. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Melanie Murdock of Texas, Todd Murdock of Ind.


Gary W. Lindley

Gary W. Lindley, 66, of Gering, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Gary was born Jan. 3, 1946, to William and Carma (Schroeder) Lindley in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. At a young age, he moved with his family to Gordon, Nebraska, where he was raised and graduated from high school in 1964. During this time, he worked at many different jobs and excelled at several hobbies. After graduation, he moved to Martin, South Dakota with his family


Lloyd K Reeves

Lloyd K. Reeves, age 81, of Crete, passed away January 31, 2012, in Lincoln. He was born on October 11, 1930, to Roland and Esther (Bergsten) Reeves, and was a longtime publisher of Crete News.

Preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Shirley Reeves; nephew, Keith Reeves. Survivors: wife, Trudy; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Dan Bankson of Hordville; sons and daughter-in-law, John and Mary Ellen of Crete, Thom of Lincoln; grandchildren: Brandon, Nathan, and Mikayla Bankson, Luke


Berneice Wellnitz

Berneice Wellnitz, at 80 years of age, went home to be with our Lord on January 2, 2012 from Kaiser Hospital in San Diego, California.

On October 25, 1931, Berneice was born in Colorado to her parents Ruby Ruth and Benjamin Hallock. She grew up with her sister Helen (Hallock) Sumner. As a young girl, Berneice was involved with a Masonic youth service organization called the Rainbow Girls, and in her later years became a retired Mother Advisor.

While attending college in Fort Collins


William McKinley

William E. McKinley, 55, of Wister, Oklahoma, formerly of Cedar Falls, died at his home Thursday, February 2, 2012, in Wister, Oklahoma. He was born October 13, 1956, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of William C. and Marjorie L. (Burke) McKinley, Jr. Bill graduated from Northern University High School in 1975 and attended the University of Northern Iowa, and graduated from Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a degree in Communications. He married Jayne Parsons on July 3, 1993, in


Ruth (Pike) Spanner

Ruth Spanner, 96, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, formerly of Gordon, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth. She was born October 12, 1915 in Gordon.

Ruth is survived by her daughters: DeLena Van Briggle and her husband Alvin of Gering; E. Mae Wherry and her husband Art of Humboldt, Neb.; Pam Steimle and her husband Bill of Mobile, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held


Frances Elaine Stidham

Frances Elaine (Trueblood) Stidham, 94, peacefully passed away on February 11, 2012, in Loveland, Colorado.

Frances was born in Gordon, Neb. on December 23, 1917, to Benjamin Trueblood and Louise ‘Lulu’ Sears Trueblood.

She married Harry Hugen in September of 1936, and to this union a son, Bennie Hugen, was born. In 1941, she married Woodrow Wilson Stidham in her new home state of California. She spent the majority of her life in Southern California and truly loved it there. She relocated


Alice "Jean" Tice

Alice “Jean” Tice, 89, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of the Chicago area and Gordon, died at her home in Sun City on February 9, 2012.

She is the daughter of the late Edward D. and Ethel B. Tice of Gordon, Neb.; beloved sister of the late Helen (Herb) Hamblet, Patrick (Mary Catherine) Tice, Joe Tice and Mary (Jack) Schweitzer; loving aunt of 19 nieces and nephews, and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass was held Friday, February 17, 2012, at St. Norbert Church

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