Edward Paul Vinton

Ed Vinton, known by many as the “King of Nebraska” and “Eli Kid” left this world too soon on November 15, 2022. He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, deAlva, honorary wives Wissal Byrnes, Julie Davy and Kyle Brooks along with furbabies Alley, Brownie, #3, Scout, Mickey, Sophie and numerous possums, raccoons, geese and the birds he fed daily. Anne Strozier (Momma) will miss her favorite (and only) son-in-law and their Rummikub games and weekly breakfast.

Edward Paul was


Anita Hartman

The open house celebrating the life of Anita Hartman of Bertha was held from 10:00 until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, at the Domian-Anderson Chapel in Bertha, including a Time of Remembrance and Prayer.

Anita, age 79, passed away of natural causes on November 2, 2022, at her home in Bertha, MN.

Anita Ellen Myers was born to Cashius and Alma (Gregg) Myers August 28, 1943, at Gordon, NE.

Family and friends found Anita to be a very humble person. She didn’t believe she deserved


Donald Amende

Donald Otto Amende, 84, of Hot Springs, SD, passed away on October 29, 2022. 

Donald was born on February 23, 1938 to Otto and Mollie Amende. Don grew up on the family ranch south of Rushville, NE. He had very fond memories of his childhood on the ranch. In August of 1970, he was married to Sherrie Bishop. They lived in and around the Rushville area until they retired and moved to Hot Springs, SD. Don loved a good joke, a good hand of cards and his dogs. Most of all he loved his kids and


Jerry Dishong

Beloved husband, father, friend and anchorman Jerry Dishong signed off for the final time on November 2, 2022.  His funeral service will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church on November 10, 2022 at 10:30 AM. 

Jerry was born on September 18, 1942 in Gordon, NE to Albert and Nora Dishong. He graduated from Gordon High School, attended Chadron State College and in August of 1969, he married Margie Gaspers of Rushville, NE. They had three sons: Brian, James and Scott.

 It is


Jerene (Schmidt) Lohman

Jerene Marie (Schmidt) Lohman of Bloomfield, NE, passed away, peacefully, on Thursday, October 13 at the age of 78, after a long struggle with chronic kidney disease. 

Jerene lived in Bloomfield, NE for the past 17 years where she enjoyed her rural home, visits from nearby family, and the companionship of many pets. 

Born in Grand Island, NE, Jerene was a twin to brother, Jerry Schmidt. Both were adopted in 1945 by Kenneth and Amy Schmidt of Gordon, NE. They were raised on the farm


Kendall Retzlaff

Kendall A Retzlaff was born on February 14, 1952.  He passed away unexpectedly at home on October 18, 2022.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 24, 2022, at Pier Funeral Home in Lusk, Wyoming.  The family asks that you wear your favorite Nebraska Husker or Wyoming Cowboy apparel to the service.

Kendall “Blondie” was born February 14, 1952, to Harold and Nadine (Hoagland) Retzlaff in Gordon, NE.  He grew up in Clinton, NE, and attended


Ronnie Snyder

Ronnie Lewellen Snyder was born November 26, 1971 in Rushville, NE the son of Ronnie and Jeanie (Kuskie) Snyder and was immediately joined by his identical twin, Lonnie Edward. He passed away on October 2, 2022 at home in Thornton, CO after a heroic battle with cancer.

He grew up south of Rushville and attended local country schools before graduating Valedictorian from Rushville High School in 1990. He graduated with honors from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in 1994 with a


Gretchen Plantz

Gretchen Plantz, 79, died unexpectedly at Gordon (Nebraska) Memorial Hospital on October 13, 2022.

Gretchen was born on July 21, 1943, in Rushville, Nebraska, to A. C. “Charley” Plantz and Gretchen H. (Jones) Plantz. She grew up in Rushville and knew from the age of 8 that she wanted to be a nurse. She graduated from Rushville High School in 1960. In 1962 she graduated with an A.A. degree from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, and in 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, she graduated from


Gary Cobb

Gary Donald Cobb, of Fairfax, VA, passed away at home on September 24, 2022.

Loving father of Stacy Auka, Kristi Buxmann (Rob), and Vicki Lacy (Pat), he was also a dear brother to the late Wayne Cobb (Cherrill), Rosalyn Parker (Dave) and Carolyn Wind (Mike). A caring Uncle to seven, he was a cherished Grandfather of nine and Bonus Grandpa to many.

Gary was born and raised on a cattle ranch in the sand hills of Nebraska and was a 1960 graduate of Colorado State University. After a stint with


Della Zeimens

Funeral services for Della Zeimens of Chadron, NE will be held Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron. There will be a wake/rosary at the church on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Della Rose Angela Heil was born on October 12, 1930 to Jacob and Eleanor (Henkenius) Heil of Elgin, NE. Della married Thomas Zeimens on February 11, 1950 and they became the proud parents of nine children. She passed away at Crest View Care Center in Chadron on October


Robert (Bob) Barth

Robert (Bob) Willard Barth passed away at the age of 59 on May 8, 2021. 

He was a brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will be missed greatly and will be thought of often. 

Bob had an incredible sense of humor and one of the quickest wits ever. If you were around Bob, you would soon find yourself laughing at one of his off-the-cuff jokes. 

Bob’s passion was his dogs. He had two Weimaraner pups, Zak and Ozzie, who were his best friends. He took great joy in training


James Gold

James (Jim) Thomas Gold of Cottonwood, AZ, passed away on August 5, 2021. 

Jim was born in 1950 in Puerto Rico into a Navy family and lived most of his life in the Northwest. He met his wife, Christine (Barth) in Eugene, OR and they married a year later. 

Chris was originally from Rushville and brought Jim to visit the area numerous times. Jim fell in love with the area and took every opportunity to come visit Chris’ family and to hunt birds with his beloved dogs. He loved it

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