Doug Ingalsbe

A bright shining light has been taken from us far too soon. Douglas Ray Ingalsbe, 36, of Austin, Texas was found deceased in his apartment on September 6th, 2022. 

Doug was born in Norfolk, Nebraska on October 7, 1985. He spent the early years of his life with his family in Battle Creek, Nebraska. In 1992, they moved to Chadron, Nebraska. Doug was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, where his leadership skills and willingness to serve others helped him to excel, achieving Vigil level in


Braden Gilchrist

Braden Dean Gilchrist was born November 7, 2000, in Mitchell, SD to Angela (Madsen) Gilchrist and Curtis Gilchrist. Braden was resilient, even so, after many years of battling, his struggle with depression ended September 22, 2022. He spent his early years in Huron, SD until his family relocated to the Gordon-Rushville area in Sheridan County, NE in 2005. He attended school in the G/R school district and ended up testing out of his senior year, graduating with his GED diploma ahead of his class


Yvonne Fitts

Yvonne Fitts went home to be with her Lord Jesus on September 11, 2022, at The Heritage Estates in Gering Nebraska. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 19, 2022, at Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Dale Brown officiating. A private family burial for both Yvonne and Donald Fitts, will be held Tuesday, September 20th at the Gordon, Nebraska Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed on Bridgman Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Online


William Hillman

William Clarence Hillman (Wild Bill) 04/04/1942 – 09/10/2022 

Bill passed away after losing his battle with cancer, leaving his wife of 45 years Doris, and 3 daughters with families. He left the world in a room full of stories and laughter. 

Celebration of life 10/15/2022 11:00-2:00 Christ the King Parish Hall, Porcupine, SD. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to WRCA (Working Ranch Cowboy Association 806-374-9722) in Bill’s name would be appreciated. 



Curt Johnson

Curtis Daniel Johnson, Curt, of Douglas, WY, passed away Sunday, August 21, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY from a sudden and brief illness. He was 75 years old.

Curt was born October 6, 1946, at Gordon, Nebraska to Robert Leslie Johnson (Bob) and his wife Marie Doris Hathorn. He was the 3rd of 3 children.  The family ranched in the sandhills area near Merriman for many years. He attended High School at Gordon, Nebr., and joined the Army National Guard of Nebraska in 1966; he


Cliff Lawrence

Clifford Emery Lawrence was born June 12, 1923 to emery and Opal Lawrence. He was raised on the family farm northwest of Rushville. He attended school in Rushville and after graduating, he left the United States to serve in World War II as a medic. He was stationed in the Philippines and Okinawa. When the war ended, he watched the surrender plane fly into Okinawa.

The day that he returned home, he was invited to go to a dance and he danced with the love of his life, Donna Westlake. They


Bernard Heesacker

Bernard A. Heesacker died of cerebrovascular disease in Edgewater, FL on August 21, 2022. He had just turned 101 years old. 

A native of Rushville, NE, he graduated from Rushville High School, enlisted in the Navy in May 1940, served one year aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia (BB-48) and attended the Naval Academy Prep School, Norfolk, VA prior to receiving an appointment to the Academy from the Secretary of the Navy. He was a varsity boxer and graduated in June 1945 with a BSEE degree.



Agnes Sasse

Agnes Winifred Sasse, 91, long-time resident of Gordon Nebraska, passed away at her beloved ranch on September 6, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 20, 1931, in Rushville, NE – the sixth of eight children born to Hop and Helen Vinton. Helen went by horse and wagon from the family ranch in order to have Agnes in a hospital. Agnes was a life-long devout Roman Catholic and a member of St. Leo’s Parish in Gordon, NE.

Agnes attended grade school in a one room


Lorraine Luscher

Lorraine Josephine Luscher passed away on August 21, 2022.  She was born September 21, 1948 to Eleanor {Thompson} and Fred A. Luscher in Elgin, IL.  Her Mother passed away when she was seven years old.  Fred remarried in 1956 to Rita Roberts.  They resided in Waterman, Ill. where Lorraine grew up.  Graduating from Waterman High School in 1967.  After high school Lorraine married John Lane and moved to Colorado Springs where John was in the army.  To this union


Elsie Caparoon

Elsie Maie (King) Caparoon, 81 of Chadron NE passed away Sunday, August 21, 2022 in her home surrounded by her children.  Her memorial service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. at the Chadron Seventh-Day-Adventist Church. 

Elsie was born on April 23, 1941 in Rushville NE to Kenneth and Virginia (Walgren) King.

She grew up on a farm outside of Hay Springs, NE and graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1959.  She then attended Chadron State College and


Del Serbousek

Delbert (Del) Frank Serbousek, a retired entrepreneur and long-time resident of Phoenix, AZ died on August 9th, 2022, at the age of 87 in Phoenix.

Del is survived by his sister Mardell Horn; his children Lamont Serbousek, Marla Serbousek and Melinda Torres; his stepdaughters Wanda Medina and Vickie Welsh; His grandchildren Hope Medina, Becky Medina, Racheal Medina, Phillip McNaughton, Jennifer Sanchez, Brandi Watkins, Whitney Torres, Keith Adams, Lamont Serbouesk JR, and Leilani Serbousek; His


Wayne Blankenbiller

Wayne LeRoy Blankenbiller (75) passed away, the morning of August 15th, in Rexburg, Idaho. Wayne was born in Rushville, Nebraska on February 7, 1947, to Daniel Jesse (DJ) & LeEtta Blankenbiller.

Wayne married Eva (Gibson) and together they had 6 children, Jennifer (Rock), Jesse, Margaret, Daniel (Magnavito), George, and Clara (Reason). Wayne has 8 wonderful grandchildren, Farrell, Megan, Max, Craig, Jared, Branden, Zachary, and Devin. His beloved nephews Todd and Will, were like his sons

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