Laresta Wickman Spear

Berniece Laresta Perry was born October 7, 1915 on the Modisett Ranch, south of Rushville Nebraska, to Harry and Agnes Perry. She had one sister, Lavina, who was seven years older. The family moved from Rushville to Eli in 1924 by train with all their belongings and livestock. She grew up and attended school in Eli through the ninth grade. Laresta boarded in Gordon and attended Gordon High School, graduating with the class of 1933. After high school she attended Chadron Normal College.



Marilyn Weyhrich

Marilyn Weyhrich was born in Winnebago, Neb., to Elmer “Dude” and Helen (Leedom) Bahr. She attended school in Winnebago and South Sioux City, Neb. She was married to the late Eugene Barge in 1950. Three children were born to that union, Barry, Belinda “Bea” and Bridget. She married Rolland Weyhrich in 1975.

Marilyn worked most of her career with Cohn Wholesale, where she worked in many capacities for nearly 40 years until she retired in 2005. She started with Cohn Wholesale at the Corner Store


Brian Lee Lafler

Brian Lee Lafler, age 59, of Alliance, Nebraska died March 17, 2012 at his home following a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

He was born on July 10, 1952, in the town of Sidney, Nebraska to the late Charles and Edna (Groeger) Lafler. He graduated high school from Sidney, Nebraska in 1970 and received his associate degree in Biology at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado in 1972. On September 27, 1972 he married Mary Christine Davis, his high school sweetheart. To that


Ernie Armstrong

Ernie Armstrong, 80, joined the Convoy to Heaven on March 18, 2012, surrounded by love, family, and most importantly, laughter.

Ernie was born May 31, 1931 in Rushville to Melvin and Alice Armstrong.

Survivors include his wife, Sally; sister, Donna (Bob) Shedeed; children, Marlys (Brad) Hartbauer, Marilyn Armstong, Mike Armstrong, Bryan (Shirley) Armstrong, Mel (Deanne) Armstrong, Bruce Armstrong, Julie (Dusty) Clough, Kevin (Bobbi) Armstrong, Keith (Erica) Armstrong; 27 grandchildren; and 13


Dixie Lee Franklin

Dixie Lee Franklin, 72, of Gordon, Nebraska, passed away March 17, 2012, at Crestview Care Center in Chadron, Nebraska, after a long battle with illness.

She was born June 4, 1939 to Dayrold and Dora Sipp. Dixie grew up in Gordon and the surrounding area where she attended school. She loved cooking so much and helping others. She had many cooking jobs over the years at the White Rose Cafe, Otto & Mickey’s, Hinn’s Cafe and Gordon Countryside Care, where she was also an CNA and loved helping


Judy Ann Larson Lewis

Judy A Lewis, 66, of Emmett, Idaho, died at home on Friday, March 9, 2012.

She was born to James and Julia Larson at home 10 miles North of Rushville, Neb., June 18, 1945.

Judy had 4 brothers: Paul, Don, Lon, Jimmy, and 3 sisters: Janice, Laura, and Jeannie. She went to country school and later moved into town in 1953.

Her father passed away in 1957 and the family moved to WY. After 1 year they moved back to Rushville. Judy cooked on ranches and worked as a waitress in cafes. She was married


Genevieve H. David

Genevieve H. David, age 95, was a longtime resident of Chadron and most recently at the SilverRidge Care Center in Gretna passed away on March 21, 2012. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1916, she was the oldest child of Rev. Joseph and Mary Kacere. She was married to Dr. Richard David in 1944 and spent several years in Rushville, Nebraska before moving with her husband to Chadron in 1950. Their children Rick and Sue were raised in Chadron. Gen was active in the civic life of the Chadron community


John Oster

John Oster, born of Nebraskan trail dirt, epitomized the life of a compassionate conservative. He was born in Gordon, Nebraska, on October 13, 1936, in the Governor’s house to John and Edith Oster. He was followed five years later by Harold, his taller, now California-tanned, brother.

Growing up in the Nebraskan Sand Hills, it should come as no surprise that John was active in football, blowing up holes in the defensive line so his team’s running backs could make it to the end zone. This is


Alan Porter Sees

Alan Porter "Buddy" Sees, 85, passed away Jan. 16, 2012 at St. John's Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

The son of Otto Sees and Mary Edna (Basom) Sees, he was born Sept. 26, 1926 in Gordon, Nebraska. He passed away peacefully with his famiy by his side, at 1:46 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 in the St. John's Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

On July 21, 1950 he was united in marriage to Mildred Hubbard, to this union six children were born. Alan was a well respected dairy farmer and


Betty J Dubry

Funeral services for Betty J. Dubry, 75, of Chadron, Nebraska will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Chadron with Pastor Seth Leypoldt officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville.

Betty passed away on January 28, 2012 at her home in Chadron.

Betty was born on December 8, 1936, to George and Frances (Veskerna) Winters at Gordon, Nebraska. She married Doane Dubry in Hot Springs, South Dakota on May 7, 1954, and they had two


Charles Allen Oakley

Charles Allen (Chuck) Oakley, 67, of Lander, Wyoming, passed away in his home Tuesday, January 17, 2012, surrounded by his family.

Chuck was born on August 22, 1944, to Charles and Geraldine Oakley. Chuck’s early childhood in Kemmerer, Wyoming, instilled in him a passion for Wyoming, the outdoors, hunting, trapping and fishing.

In 1950, Chuck and his family moved to Lander, Wyoming. His high school athletic career focused on his passions: football, wrestling & pole vaulting.



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

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