Ruth Evelyn Metzger Paul

Ruth Evelyn Metzger Paul, age 96, of Gordon died Monday, October 15, 2018, at Parkview Lodge Assisted Living in Rushville, Neb. 

Ruth Evelyn was born in Gordon, Neb. at her parent’s home on Cornell St. January 3, 1922, to William Andrew and Pearl Grace (Parker) Metzger. Her early years were spent on the Metzger Ranch, 40 miles southeast of Gordon on Gordon Creek. Later, the family set up permanent residency in Gordon for the children’s education. Grade school and high school


Marilyn M. Sue White

Marilyn M. “Sue” White was born October 18, 1952 in Gordon, Nebraska to Murray and Edith (Grover) Hilliker and passed away on her birthday, October 18, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 66.  She attended country school in Cherry County and moved to Beaver Crossing in 1976.  Sue was united in marriage to Robert White December 8, 1978 in Beaver Crossing and to this union two children, Amy and Derek, were born.

Together they made their home in


George Dale Hunter

George Dale Hunter died February 27, 2018, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. Dale was born December 28, 1936 in Rushville, to William Garnet and Elma Eitler Hunter, he was the youngest with two older sisters, Barbara and Marion. He attended Cavern Creek School through grade school, riding horse back and bicycle. Dale went to Arkansas with his Uncle Ray Hunter and spent some time there. He worked in the hay fields putting up hay. He worked on the railroad a short time. Dale married Connie Hough in


Hyle Kutschara

Hyle Jay Kutschara, 83, of Hay Springs, Neb., died on October 9, 2018, at Pioneer Manor Nursing home in Hay Springs, Neb. Hyle was born December 19, 1934, to Charles and Louise(Vanbuskirk) Kutschara in Hay Springs, Neb. Hyle married Marilyn Kranz from Oconto, Neb., in 1957, in Hay Springs, Neb.

Hyle lived and farmed North of Hay Springs most of his life. During that time he also worked for Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) for 19 years.

Hyle was preceded in death by


Louise Metzger Blish

Louise Blish (nee Metzger), age 87, died May 15, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Louise was born November 11, 1929, to Carl Bryan (C.B.), and Zilpha Adele (Baker) Metzger. She was raised on the family cattle ranch in the Sand Hills near Merriman. She completed her primary schooling in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was a 1951 graduate of the University of Nebraska with Bachelor’s Degrees in both English and History. While in college, Louise joined the Palladian Society Literary Club where she met


Robert Roy Stout

Robert Roy Stout, age 71, passed away in Vermillion, South Dakota on October 8, 2018, after a long battle with Lewy Body dementia. He was surrounded by his loving family. 

Robert (Bob) was born in Oakland, California November 28, 1946, to Walter and Nora Stout. Bob graduated from Rushville High School in 1965, followed by receipt of a Baccalaureate degree from Chadron State College. Bob thereafter enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany as a meteorologist during Vietnam. After his


Eric Lee Hunter

Eric Lee Hunter, age 39, passed away at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colo., surrounded by his family and Heavenly Father on Friday, September 28, 2018. He was born on February 8, 1979, in Gordon, Neb. to Kenneth and Tracy (Lockmon) Hunter.

Eric grew up on his family’s cattle ranch south of Rushville, Neb. Life on the ranch helped build Eric’s strong work ethic that carried into his adulthood. He attended school in a rural one-room school through the 7th grade and graduated


Eileen Lang Smith

Eileen Elma Lang was born in Racine, Wisconsin on August 9, 1923, to Herbert and Elma (Hermansen) Lang. An older brother Clifford and younger brother Kenneth completed the Lang Family. Eileen grew up in the “Danish” part of Racine and as a bright girl, graduated from high school a year earlier than the rest of her class. She then continued her education at Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. 

In 1942, Eileen’s folks moved out west to Hay Springs to be close to


Rhonda Case

Rhonda Kay Schommer Case passed away on the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, NE, on September 15, 2018, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Rhonda was the second of five children born to Joe and Mary Lou (Manchester) Schommer. She attended Assumption Academy through the tenth grade and when it closed, finished high school at Chadron High School, graduating 11th in a class of 145 students. Rhonda attended Chadron State College, graduating in 1977, with a major in Elementary Education


Elijah “Eli” Allen Hunter

Elijah “Eli” Allen Hunter, 15, went to be with the Lord on September 8, 2018. Eli was born in Effingham, Illinois on May 9, 2003, to Ben and Stormy Hunter.

Eli was a very highly energetic boy that loved the Sandhills and the ranch with all of his heart. He could not wait until Friday night to go to the ranch. He was a big help to his dad and John during the summer. He also loved branding time and helping Uncle Paul and Mike. He loved to hunt and fish with his dogs. He would often


Leona J. Pisacka

Leona J. (Peters) Pisacka was born on November 25, 1910. Leona passed away September 10, 2018, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. Leona was the ninth of ten children born to William H. and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Peters. Leona was born on her parent’s farm south of Hay Springs. She went to school at District 30 through the 8th grade and then graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1929.

After high school, Leona’s first job was working in a confectionary store owned by her brother Francis


Clara Hardin-Reutter

Clara Hardin-Reutter, 91, of Gordon passed away on Saturday September 8, 2018 at Gordon Countryside Care in Gordon, Nebraska. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 AM on September 12, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Gordon, with the Reverend Travis Sherman officiating. Burial was held at the Gordon Cemetery.

Clara was born to Paul and Lydia (Harris) Eichenberger on September 23, 1926 at their home 20 miles northwest of Gordon. She was the third born of seven siblings. On December 4, 1938, the

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