Winfred Elaine Rhodes

Winfred Elaine Rhodes of Merriman passed away on November 29, 2019, in Morganton, North Carolina. She was born to Richard and Evelyn Scherbarth of Hay Springs, Neb., and graduated from Hay Springs High School.

Winfred was married to Alvin Rhodes, former owners of Rhodes grocery stores in Hay Springs and Merriman, Neb. No funeral is planned at this time due to short illness, a Memorial of Life will be scheduled in Merriman later in the spring.

She was preceded in death by husband, Alvin


Jerry Winfield Burleigh

Jerry Winfield Burleigh, son of the late Louis and Gertrude Burleigh, was born February 5, 1938, in Gordon, Nebraska, and passed away November 23, 2019, at the age of 81 years and nine months.

As a young boy, Jerry loved to follow his father and brother around on the farm that he grew up on, southwest of Gordon. Jerry attended elementary school at Meadow Vale Country School and graduated from Gordon High School.

Following graduation, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he met and formed


Lawrence William Rambo

Lawrence William Rambo was born December 27, 1955, in Adrian, Mich., to William H. Rambo and Lucille A. (Mitchell) Rambo-Rawson.

He graduated from Gordon High School, Gordon, Neb., in 1974.  He did two tours of duty with the United States Air Force.  He drove an 18-wheeler for Black Hills Packing, Co. for several years, after which he attended Black Hills Vo-Tech, graduating top in his class for boat mechanic.  He then attended school for Mercury Motors and graduated Master


Barbara “Bobbie” Ross

Bobbie Ross passed away at home on November 13, 2019.  Bobbie was born in Chadron on March 29, 1931, to Floyd and Matilda (Norman) Nance.  Bobbie grew up in Crawford and graduated from Colorado Women’s College in Denver and the University of WY, then taught school in Crawford before marrying her childhood sweetheart, Bob Ross, on July 25, 1953, in Honolulu.

After Bob’s Navy service in Hawaii and Oregon, they returned to Nebraska to raise a family.  Over the years


Richard “Dick” C. Ziegler

Having lived the fullest life with many great accomplishments, Richard “Dick” Ziegler crossed over from this earth on Saturday, October 12, 2019, in Crete, Nebraska, at the age of 85.

Richard Christian Ziegler was born July 29, 1934, in Rushville, Nebraska, to Gladys Geraldine Ziegler (nee Moore) and Leo Drennan. He was adopted by his maternal grandparents, Christian C. and Nettie Ziegler October 25, 1938. 

Dick was reared in Rushville by his loving parents, Chris and Nettie


Louis Albert Nollett

Louis “Louie” Albert Nollett, 79, of Martin, S.D., died Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Bennett County Hospital.

Louie and his twin sister Mary Lou were the first ever twins born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1940, in Valentine, Neb., to Mary Elsie Ayers and Louis Nollett.  Louie served in the United States Army from 1963-1965.  He became a Master Mechanic, and his platoon peers called him “pops” because he was the oldest in the platoon at the young


Daniel Eugene Baldauf

Daniel Eugene Baldauf, 84, passed away October 9, 2019.

A native of Clinton, Nebraska, son of the late Joseph Frederick and Mable Fischer Baldauf, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, a retired civil engineer and a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.  He was a great hiker with unusual apparel, a limbo skater and a carpenter.  His eyes sparkled like none others’, especially when he had a joke or prank. 

Surviving are his wife, Lona Mae Cady Baldauf of the


Donna May (Mueksch) Berry

Donna May (Mueksch) Berry was born on May 3, 1929, in Hay Springs, Nebraska. The second child of Herman and Montez (Nonnamaker) Mueksch, she grew up with her parents and brother, Sterling, on the family farm south of Hay Springs. Donna and her family attended a small country church called New Hope. It was there that Donna accepted Christ as her Savior and knew that she wanted to live a Christian life to honor Him. Donna went to Sandridge Country School through eighth grade, then advancing to


Jay H. Witt

Jay H. Witt, 53, was born June 27, 1966, in Rushville, Nebraska, to Willie Witt and Carol Boots. He went to be with his Lord September 25, 2019. He loved working with his dad, and in 1992 they built a 200-foot radio tower east of Rushville. Jay also worked for the Sheridan County Road Department. Jay’s hobbies were hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. Jay was excellent in mentoring children. 

He was preceded in death by grandparents Bill and Thelma Witt, and Robert Cole. He


Jimmy E. Scott

Jimmy E. Scott, 81, of Rushville, Nebraska, died Saturday, October 12, 2019, at his home in Rushville. He was born December 6, 1937, in Amarillo, Texas, to William E. and Opal Scott.

On March 12, 1989, he married Linda McCloud in Olathe, Colorado, and moved to Chadron, Nebraska, in 2000, and later moved to Rushville when he retired.

Survivors include his wife Linda of Rushville, five children, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. No service will be held at this time.


Mich Gehrig

Mich A. Gehrig, 58, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., died suddenly on October 6, 2019, in Iowa while enjoying one last ride on his Harley.

Mich was born November 27, 1960, to Vera and Myron Gehrig in Nebraska.  He graduated from high school in Hay Springs, Nebraska, with the class of 1979.  He married Patty Middleton in Gordon, Nebraska, on July 4, 1987, and together they went on to raise three beautiful children.  Mich is a retired veteran and proudly served in the Army National Guard


Ruth Flueckinger Spillman

Ruth Margurite Flueckinger Spillman, affectionately known as “Grandma Rocket”, passed away in South Jordan, Utah, at the age of 97, on September 23, after having lived a life dedicated the Lord and her family.

She rejoined her husband, Merle, whom she has missed for the past 47 years.

Ruth was born in Rushville, Nebraska, on February 10, 1922, to Walter and Esther Flueckinger.  She was the second child of six, grew up on a farm and graduated from Hay Springs High School

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