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Dan Else, 72, of Omaha formerly of Gothenburg and Kearney, peacefully passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021, surrounded by his family, at Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.

Stephanie S. Block, 71 of Gothenburg died April 22, 2021, in Kearney. On April 22, 2021, the world unexpectedly lost an extraordinary wife, mother (McMamma), sister, aunt, Amma, teacher, and friend.

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Marjorie Lou Armstead, 80, of Gothenburg, formerly of Cozad, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 25, 2020. Due to Covid services were postponed until this spring. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Victory Assembly of God…

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Marlin J. Wear, age 55, passed away on April 10, 2021, at his home in Gibbon surrounded by his family and friends after a long battle of illness.

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Mark Axthelm, 68, of Gothenburg died April 15, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 29, 1952, in North Platte, son of Cecil and Doris (Anderson) Axthelm. Mark grew up in North Platte, attended McKinley Grade School and graduated from North Platte High School. He lived…

Celebration of Life services for Joy Gonzales will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg with Pastor Jon Mapa officiating. Visitation will be Friday, April 23 from 3 - 6 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg, with family …

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Lisa Lynn (Ecklund) Wilson, 59, of rural Gothenburg passed away April 16, 2021, at Gothenburg Health after a long battle with kidney disease. A celebration of life will be conducted at the Gothenburg Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 21. Burial will be at Peckham Cemetery.

Celebration of Life services for Joy Gonzales will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg with Pastor Jon Mapa officiating. Visitation will be Friday, April 23 from 3 - 6 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg, with family …

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Harry James Hiles Stickelman, 77 of North Platte formerly of Gothenburg, died April 6, 2021, in North Platte with his family by his side. He was born Feb. 22, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, son of Marvin and Patricia (Hiles) Stickelman.

Irvin L. Williams, 86, of Gothenburg died April 5, 2021, at Gothenburg Health. Irv was born Aug. 12, 1934, in Arnold, son of Earl and Helen (Simms)Williams.

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Doug Stratman passed away at UNMC in Omaha on March 17, 2021, three days after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 64 years old.

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Gene E. Johnson, 92 of Gothenburg, died March 24, 2021, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg. Gene was born Aug. 3, 1928, at the Farnam Hospital, son of Phillip and Elnora Johnson.

Sheila Marlene Jobman, 76 of Omaha, formerly of Gothenburg, passed away on March 10 in Omaha. She was born on April 1, 1944, the third of four children born to Alan Ray and Florence Mary (Behrns) Cooper at Imperial and grew up on the family farm three miles southeast of Lamar.

Dennis W. Meredith, 74 of Gothenburg died Feb. 28, 2021, at Kearney Regional Medical Center. Dennis was born Sept. 9, 1946, in Gothenburg, son of William Harvey and Florence (Effenback) Meredith.

William “Bill” Fleischer, 84, of Gothenburg died Feb. 21, 2021, at Gothenburg Health. He was born Jan. 27, 1937, in Gothenburg son of William Ernest and Elna (Franzen) Fleischer.

Rolland Anson (Herk) Closson, 84, of Gothenburg died Feb. 16, 2021, at Kearney Regional Medical Center. Rolland was born Feb. 19, 1936, to Anson and Gladys (True) Closson at Ewing.

Ann L. Bluel, 82 of Gothenburg died peacefully at Hilltop Estates on Feb. 17, 2021. Ann was one of three children born to Walter and Anna Cappel on July 10, 1938, in Hastings. 

Leora Mae Messersmith, 83, of Farnam died Jan. 31, 2021, at the Elwood Care Center. She was born Sept. 6, 1937, in North Platte daughter of Mike and Sylvia Knoll.

Aspen Christine McNeilly, 25, of Cozad died Jan. 29, 2021, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was born March 6, 1995, in Denver, Colorado, daughter of Laura Lee (Cox) and Matthew Small McNeilly III.

Rusty Lee Dishman, 61, of Gothenburg died Jan. 28, 2021, at his home in Gothenburg. He was born Feb. 20, 1959, in Gothenburg, son of Grant and Wilma Doriene (Horner) Dishman.

Aspen Christine McNeilly, 25, of Cozad died Jan. 29, 2021, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be sent to Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 10th St, Goth…

Robert Goings, 77, of Gothenburg died Jan 29, 2021, in Gothenburg.

Rachel Diana (Cherry) Hudson, 43, of Hinsdale, Illinois passed away Jan. 13, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. Rachel was born Oct. 10, 1977, to Maureen McMahan and Dr. James Cherry in DuBois, Pennsylvania.

Thomas Charles Dunphy, 77, of Gothenburg died Dec. 21, 2020, at home. He was born Jan. 14, 1943, in New York, NY, son of Richard T. and Marjorie M. (Wills) Dunphy.

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Terri L. Moore, 67, of Gothenburg died Jan. 5, 2021, at Kearney Regional Hospital in Kearney. She was born Dec. 8, 1953, in Gothenburg, daughter of Arthur and Bernice (Heumphreus) Ostendorf.

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Barbara Wheeler, 89, of Gothenburg died Jan. 6, 2021, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. Barbara L. Clark Wheeler, one of six children born to David J. and Nellie Wallace Clark , was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Decatur.

Lee Roy Campbell, much loved son, brother and uncle, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Ardmore, Oklahoma at the age of 67. Lee was born Aug. 5, 1953, in Denver, Colorado to Wayne and Ruth (Krovis) Campbell and grew up in Gothenburg with his brother and two sisters.

Roger Brand, 78, of Gothenburg died Jan. 3, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Feb. 23, 1942, in Lexington, son of Ward and B. Lavilla (Reed) Brand.

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Isaac Lee Auld, 43 of Lincoln, died Dec. 14, 2020, in Lincoln. Isaac was born April 5, 1977, in North Platte to Robert and Sharon (Schulz) Auld.  He grew up and attended school in Gothenburg, and graduated in 1996 from Gothenburg High School.  

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Loyce DeNell Rotman was born on Oct. 22, 1928, on a farm in Webster Township, Smith County Kansas, northeast of Portis, Kansas, and passed away on Dec. 14, 2020, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg. She was the daughter of Alvy Dell and Nellie Melvina (Atwood) Hayes.  She attended a countr…

Mary Frances (McAuley) Kite, 98, of Gothenburg passed on to her Lord on Nov. 30, 2020, in Gothenburg. She was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Fort Worth, Texas to Walter J. and Lola (McHaffey) McAuley, the youngest of six children.

Ronald Slack, 80, of Gothenburg, died Dec. 2, 2020, in Gothenburg. As the sun stretched across the open farmland on the southern end of Gothenburg, the origins of the extraordinary life of Ronald Lee Slack began on a sunny day on Nov. 1, 1940. He was greeted with hugs from his proud papa Ger…

Norman L Hollis of Gothenburg passed away on Nov. 28, 2020, at Linden Court in North Platte. Norman was born Oct. 7, 1937, to Grover and Gladys (Zink) Hollis in Lane County, Kansas.

Darrel Buesing, 86, of Gothenburg died July 24, 2020, in Kearney.

Marjorie Lou Armstead, 80, of Gothenburg, formerly of Cozad, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov, 25, 2020. Marge was born March 18, 1940, in Clay Center.

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Delila “Pye” Cooper, 88, of Curtis, died Nov. 26, 2020 at Senior Living Choices in Curtis. She was born March 7, 1932, in Curtis, daughter of Knud and Rena (Rossen) Thomsen.

Sheila  Flynn, 56, of Gothenburg was called home Nov. 19, 2020.  She passed peacefully in her sleep at home. Sheila enjoyed animals and the outdoors. She also liked to collect things...just things!! Sheila was formerly employed at the local grocery store and as a care provider. She has also …

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Glenn George Bartels was born the youngest of five children on May 14, 1939, to George and Helen Bartels in Peetz, Colorado. He graduated from Peetz High School in 1957 where he was actively involved with the school’s FFA program.  

Betty Rosina (Kaufman) McPheeters, 88, of Gothenburg passed away on Nov. 14, 2020, at Cozad. She was born March 28, 1932, the youngest child of John and Rosina Kaufman, at their farm home northwest of Cozad.

Patricia L. Harris, 63, of rural Cozad died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Lincoln. Perch was born Feb. 4, 1957, in Gothenburg to Tony and Bernice (Rasmussen) Gronewold. She grew up in Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1975, then attended Kearney State College.

Barbara Ruth Sherlock, 84, of Gothenburg died Nov. 5, 2020, at Gothenburg Health. Barbara Ruth was born on Oct. 3, 1936, in Farnam. She was the middle child of Elma and Clifford Nickerson.

Gail Reed, 85, of Cozad died Nov. 9, 2020, at Emerald Care Nursing Home in Cozad. She was born the daughter of William and Adelaide Jensen Christiansen on Dec. 24, 1934. She was born in the same house she lived most of her life in.

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Larry L Lehmkuhler, age 71 of the Stop Table area in Callaway, passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at his home. Larry was born April 2, 1949, in Gothenburg to Lloyd L. and Bernelda L (Nelson) Lehmkuhler. 

Stephen Bradley Breuer, 70, of Gothenburg passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at Good Life Center in Callaway. He was born April 14, 1950, in Arnold, son of Charles William and Mildred W. Adams Breuer.

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Rick L. Hite, 63, of Gothenburg died Oct. 20, 2020, in Gothenburg. He was born May 30, 1957, in Gothenburg, son of Stanley Lee and Shirley Ann (Aden) Hite.

Floyd Layton Holt, 78 of Gothenburg, died Oct. 13, 2020, at Kearney Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 2, 1942, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, son of Reford and Rosa Holt.

Rodney D. Kostman of Cozad passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 72. Rod was born Aug. 28, 1948, in Gothenburg to Emil and Mae (Houchin) Kostman.

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Lois A. Shea, 57, of Gothenburg died Oct. 5, 2020, at Cozad Community Hospital. Lois was born May 8, 1963, in Cozad to Elvin and Imogene Hansen Buss.

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Margaret Peterson Rubenthaler, 90, of Gothenburg, died Sept. 22, 2020, in Gothenburg. She was born April 28, 1930, in Gothenburg, daughter of Jim Sherman and Helen Grace (Fiddock) Sherman.

Lucy Buesing, 82, of Gothenburg died Sept. 14, 2020, in Gothenburg. She was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Neudorf, Ukraine, daughter of Otto and Hilda (Seel) Netzel.  

Delores Lorene Shipley, 84, of Gothenburg died Sept. 2, 2020 at Gothenburg Health in Gothenburg. She was born Dec. 22, 1935, in Fairfax, Missouri, daughter of Dillard Allen and Mildred Lorene (Brickey) Price. She grew up in Fairfax and was baptized at the age of six. She graduated from Fairf…