Virgil Elsberry

Virgil Myrl Elsberry passed away from complications from Covid-19 on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission, Texas at the age of 81.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Judi Elsberry; children Wayne Elsberry and wife Mai of San Antonio, Texas, Beth Ann Brandt and husband David of Grand Island, Nebraska; step-children Valerie Oakleaf and husband Mike of Portland, Oregan, Venessa Gottier and husband Kevin of Albion, Nebraska, and Veronica Cangiamilla and husband


Margaret Clepper

At 96, Margaret DeWolfe Clepper entered into rest February 17, 2021. Born at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Hospital, Margaret grew up during the Great Depression near Gordon, Nebraska on a cattle ranch with 10 siblings and her parents, Harry B. and Cora Sears Shields DeWolf. At 20, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War 2 achieving the rank of Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd Class while serving as a dental hygienist and assisting in the forensic dental identification of


Lois Linehan

Lois Marie Connell Shedeed Linehan was born February 18, 1945 in Cloquet, Minnesota to Gene and Lorna (Richardson) Connell. She grew up in Minnesota and South Dakota and attended elementary and middle school in Oelrichs, South Dakota. Her father, Gene, went to work for the U.S. Forest Service and the family lived in Hill City from 1959 to 1963, where Lois graduated high school in 1963. While in Hill City she met Fred Shedeed who was helping to build the new school.

Lois and Fred were married


Harold Hardin

Harold Clifford Hardin, 85, passed away February 15th, 2021, at Monument Health Rapid City in South Dakota. He was born May 2nd, 1935, at the family homestead in Gordon Nebraska to Clifford and Doris (Reitz) Hardin. He was the oldest of five children.

Harold attended school in Rushville, Nebraska and left during his senior year. He joined the Army January 28th, 1954 and was discharged January 27th, 1956. While in the Army he was an air defense artilleryman at the Presidio of San Francisco


Vernon Tiensvold

Vernon Dean Tiensvold was born August 8, 1936, in Rushville, Nebraska, to Edward and Mary Tiensvold. He passed on February 11, 2021 in Missoula.

Vernon married Doris Joan Gottier on October 20, 1955. Vernon and Doris started their family in Rushville, Nebraska, and then moved to Great Falls in 1965. Vernon and Doris moved to Missoula, and eventually to a twenty acre farm in Arlee, Montana. Vernon worked as a Mechanic for Firestone Tire & Rubber Company from 1965 until he retired. Vernon


Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson, age 69, of Scottsbluff, NE, passed away suddenly on February 14, 2021.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Fr. Gerald Harr as Celebrant. A private burial will be held prior to the service and there will be no visitation. The funeral will be live streamed on Bridgman Funeral Home Facebook page. Mike had a kind and giving heart. In lieu of any flowers, please consider a donation in


Ernest Haberman

Ernie Haberman, age 85 of Tyndall, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society, Tyndall. A private family memorial service, celebrated by Fr. Joseph Forcelle, was held February 6, 2021 at Goglin Funeral Home in Tyndall. Inurnment will take place at St. Leo Catholic Cemetery, Tyndall, at a later date.

Ernest Joseph Haberman was born Tuesday, March 19, 1935 to Louis and Margaret (Potts) Haberman at Fordyce, Nebraska. He grew up in Hartington, Nebraska. While attending Holy


Xoa Lou Busick

Xoa Lou Busick of Gordon, Nebraska passed away in the morning of January 28, 2021 at Gordon Countryside Care, she was 89 years old. She was born on August 27, 1931, in Los Angeles, California to Xenophon Bryan and Mary Lucille Thompson Bryan.

Xoa is survived by her daughter Vertrie (Joey) L. Kramer, her son’s Ryan and Heath Kramer and wife, Jennifer Wells Kramer, Ryan’s three children, Shanna, Beau, and Jayda Kramer, Xoa’s grandchildren from Lucille Busick Pool; West Pool and


Ina Rae Hebbert

Ina Rae Hebbert, age 78, of Ashby, passed away, Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the Gordon Countryside Care in Gordon, Nebraska after suffering many years with dementia.

Ina Rae was born on September 29, 1942 to Leonard and Vonis (Schroeder) Reinbold in a farm house near Ute, IA.  Ina Rae was baptized November 29, 1942 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, IA. 

 In 1947, her family moved to Mapleton, IA where she attended school, graduating from Mapleton High School


Rayann Jane Hanks

Rayann Jane Hanks, 51, of Burwell, Nebraska died January 26, 2021 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell after a battle with Huntington’s Disease.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell, Nebraska.  Inurnment will be in the Ord City Cemetery in Ord.  Jon Macdonald will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell.  In lieu of flowers


Gary Gustafson

Gary Clifford Gustafson, 74, of Newton, Iowa, died on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at MercyOne Newton Medical Center. No services are planned at this time. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.

Gary, the son of Clifford and Marie (Thompson) Gustafson, was born in Hibbing, Minn. He graduated from Hibbing High School in 1965. He married Laurel Jane Frost on August 12, 1966 in Webster, S.D.



Cheryl Jan Bounous

Cheryl Jan (Harris) Bounous was born October 7th, 1954 in Gordon, Nebraska to Gerald Wayne Harris and Bernice Eldeen (Diffendaffer) Harris. She was the third of three children born to this blessed union.

Cheryl was a proud farmer’s daughter who enjoyed helping her father on the family farm/ranch near Denby, South Dakota. She was brought up to appreciate the value of hard work and family. She enjoyed spending time with her siblings and cousins. This is something that would continue all

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