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Kent L. Cole, 79, of Callaway passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at the Callaway District Hospital. He was born on Sept. 24, 1942, in Gothenburg to Iver and Irene (Uhlig) Cole. 

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Carolyn Faye Peterson, 78 of Gothenburg, ended her life’s journey on Oct. 6, 2021, at Gothenburg Health in Gothenburg. She was born May 21, 1943, in Gothenburg, the daughter of James and Lila (Barnes) France and the cute baby sister to Max, Milford, and Shirley.

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Jamie LaRae (Rogers) Mann, 53 of Brady, died Oct. 4, 2021, in Brady. She was born Feb. 2, 1968, in Denver, Colorado to Jim and Paula (Porter) Rogers.

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John Evert, 78 of Brady, died Sept. 12, 2021, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington. John was born April 6, 1943, in Hyannis, son of John Harvey and Lucille Bernice (Johnson) Evert.

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Jodi L. Bebensee, 61 of Gothenburg, died Sept. 3, 2021, at Gothenburg Health. She was born March 12, 1960, in Minden to Lamoine and Verna Mae (Dejonge) Jelkin.

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Michael L. Soller, 67 of Gothenburg, died Sept. 5, 2021, at CHI in Kearney. He was born April 14, 1954, in Cozad, son of Donald and Beverly (Nielsen) Soller.

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Kristi (Hennek) Strohmyer, age 66 of Gothenburg had her final earthly chapter written in Gothenburg on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.

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Kevin Maline, 57 of Gothenburg, died Aug. 14, 2021, after a short battle with cancer, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born May 22, 1964, in Cozad, son of Vernon and Joyce Maline.

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Juanita (Jane) Bratcher, 79 of Gothenburg, passed away Aug. 14, 2021, at Hilltop Estates. She was born Oct. 30, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas, daughter of Arturo Chapa and Albertina Lopez-Chapa.

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Joni Kay Peterson, 61 of Lexington went on to her heavenly home on Aug. 4, 2021, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington and is running around talking to all her friends and family. Joni was born in Gothenburg to Kent and Marian (Rodine) Peterson on June 11, 1960. Joni was raised on the famil…

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Kristine “Kris” K. McElroy passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2021, in Sioux City, Iowa, as a result of an automobile accident.

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Ralph Eugene Rosse, 79 of Maxwell, died Dec. 2, 2020, in Kearney.

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Ralph Douglas Millsap, 79 of Gothenburg, died July 30, 2021, at Azria Health in Grand Island. He was born Sept. 11, 1941, in Spokane, Washington, son of Earl and Josephine Millsap.

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LaVon "Bonnie" O. Fattig-McClintock, 95 of Brady, departed this life in Cozad on Aug. 3, 2021. LaVon Olaf (Bonnie) was born July 20, 1926, on her paternal grandparents homestead south of Trenton to Emil L. and Leo Marie (Applebee) Marquardt. When Bonnie was 4-years-old her mother died and le…

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Mary Ann Kreuscher, 86, of Beatrice passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the Beatrice Community Hospital. She was born June 27, 1935, at Beatrice and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1952. 

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Peggy Jean Aden, 78 of Gothenburg, died July 23, 2021, at her son's home in Gothenburg. She was born Dec. 15, 1942, in Gothenburg daughter of Royal and Jean Atkinson. 

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Lois Hoaglund, 89, of La Vista formerly of Gothenburg and Brady, died July 17, 2021, at Homestead of La Vista in La Vista. Lois Marie Hoaglund was born on Dec. 23, 1931, to Earl and Amy (Folk) Coleman on the family farm about seven miles outside of Brady. 

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Arthur "Art"  Houchin, 91 of Gothenburg, died July 15, 2021, in Gothenburg. He was born May 9, 1930, in Lincoln son of James L. Houchin  and Vera V. Houchin. 

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Bertha L. Daharsh, 94 of Gothenburg died June 29, 2021, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg. She was born Feb. 1, 1927, in North Platte, daughter of George and Gladys (Ridenour) Kariger.

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Fred Alvin Moore, 81 of Gothenburg, died June 11, 2021, at Gothenburg Health surrounded by his family. Fred was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Gothenburg, son of Fred Alvin, Sr. and Lula Lea (Dawson) Moore.  

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JOSEPH LAWRENCE GILES was born April 14, 1926, at the family ranch ½ mile west of Elsmere to Charles M. and Astrid E. (Stav) Giles. He was delivered by a midwife, Mrs. Paul Huffman. He had two older brothers, George and Charles, and would later have two sisters, Ruth and Bonnie.

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Robert Russell Schmeeckle, 31, of Gothenburg died May 23, 2021, near Cozad. He was born July 28, 1989, in Omaha, son of Susan Schmeeckle.

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Bradley Dwight Johnson, age 57, of Lincoln, passed away unexpectedly May 20, 2021. He was born on Jan. 2, 1964, to Dwight and Karen (Porter) Johnson of Omaha.

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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.