Daniel Edward Dreyer

Daniel was born May 27, 1987 to Ronald and Marie Dreyer in Denver, Colo. He weighed in at 3 lbs. 15 oz. but was eager to grow up. He doubled his weight at 1 month, tripled it in 2 months and quadrupled it in 3 months. Danny joined his family of Mike and Sandy. Sandy slept by his bassinet for a very long time in order to keep a close attentive eye on him. He was baptized into the Christian faith at the family home church, Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rushville, Neb. He grew into boyhood helping


Vlasta “Pat” Kirk

Vlasta “Pat” Kirk, age 84, of Martin, S.D., died on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Vlasta Kirk was born September 7, 1938, to Joseph and Ruzena Buresh in western Bennet County. She spent her early years helping her parents on the farm north of Batesland. Being the youngest child, her mother said her dad spoiled her as much as he could through her younger years.

Vlasta met Billy Joe Kirk and they were married August 17, 1955 and to their


Ed Vinton

A celebration of life will be held for Ed Vinton on Saturday, April 22nd at the American Legion in Gordon, Neb. from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p .m. Lunch will be provided. As Ed was an avid Husker Football fan, we will have the spring game on for everyone to watch during the celebration. At 2 p.m., there will be an opportunity to share memories of Ed with all of his family and friends. Ed requested that any donations should be made out to the NU Foundation with “In memory of Ed Vinton” and


Patsy Fisher

Patsy Fisher, born July 6, 1947 in Gordon, Nebraska, passed away on February 20, 2023 at her home in Gordon. Patsy is survived by her spouse, Gary Fisher, of many years, and their loving “fur babies.”  

She graduated from Gordon High School in 1965, attended college in eastern Nebraska and worked many years as bookkeeper for several businesses in Gordon, including the Co-op. She owned and operated Schultz Western Wear for several years where she was involved in supporting the


Pauline Heesacker

Funeral Services for Pauline Heesacker were held Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM at United Methodist Church in Hay Springs, Nebraska.  Burial was held at Hay Springs City Cemetery in Hay Springs, Nebraska. Visitations were held on Monday, February 20, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska. 

E. Pauline Heesacker, born March 19, 1932 went home to be with Jesus and meet up with lifelong soul mate and daughter on February 17, 2023. What a ride she had in


Jennifer Parks

Jennifer Parks was born September 1, 1983 to Paul and Ronda Parks in Rushville, NE. She passed away in Rapid City, SD on February 9, 2023 after a long battle with cancer.

Jen grew up in Rapid City. She loved reading, writing, tigers, and high heeled shoes. She had several pets over the years with her latest loves being Milo and Remi. She gave birth to her daughter, Danielle Rae in August 2002. Danielle was her pride and joy, and the biggest reason she fought so hard. Jen was diagnosed stage 2


Michael Kacere, Sr.

Michael Joseph Kacere, Sr was born on May 17, 1922 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Michael passed away peacefully on February 1, 2023 at the age of 100 surrounded by his loving family. 

Mike was the son of Farris (Joseph) Kacere and Mary Khawaja who both immigrated from Lebanon in the early 1900s. They settled in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as Joseph was to be the priest of the St. George Syrian Orthodox Church. Fr. Joseph Kacere and youngest son, Frankie, died in a car accident in 1933. Mike was the


Virginia “Jean” Easton

Virginia “Jean” Easton was 94 years old, of Gordon, NE, when she was called from this life on February 8, 2023. She was born June 28, 1928, in Leslie Michigan.

As a newborn infant she was left on a neighbor doorstep, because her mother was unable to take care of her. When just a year old, she was adopted by a family and then they moved to California where she attended school. When she was eleven years old, the family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where Virginia finished the


Cooper J. Brewer

Cooper J. Brewer, 11 months, of Crete, passed away February 1, 2023 at his home due to health complications. Cooper was born February 12, 2022 in Lincoln to Steve and Jesi (Markvicka) Brewer. 

A memorial service will be  held on February 11, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the Clatonia Community Center. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com.  Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln.


Dale Downing

Dale Downing, age 84, beloved father and husband, and friends with everyone in the community, passed away quietly on January 24th, 2023, in Gordon.

Dale is survived by his brother, Dwain Downing, his daughter, Julie Downing, of Ft. Collins, his son, Scott, of Gordon, and Grandchildren Skyler Downing, Jacob and Megan Downing, Matthew Downing, Michael Downing, and great granddaughter Jubilee Downing along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Dale was born in Gordon Nebraska on April 1st


Elizabeth Freeseman

Elizabeth (Betty) Freeseman passed away on Sunday January 22, 2023, in the care of hospice at the Watertown Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Estelline, SD. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Monday, at the church, with a Wake service beginning at 6:30 pm. Geise Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Betty was born on August 6, 1943 in Waubay, SD to Roman and Sylvania Lewno and was


Grace Cerny

Grace Ruth (Landreth) Cerny was born on April 17, 1935, on a farm near Hay Springs, Nebraska to Alva and Eva (Polan) Landreth. Grace was the seventh of eight surviving children.

 As a child Grace developed a love for the cows and chickens on the farm and spent most of her time caring for them. She attended school at Hay Springs district 57 until her family moved in 1943 to a farm close to Rushville, where she graduated 8th grade at Rushville district 16. After graduation Grace spent her

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