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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.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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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…

Maralyne Kay Gallagher passed away  on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at the age of 82. Maralyne was born on Oct. 9, 1937, to Ralph and Bernice Shafer in Superior.

L. Ruth Rylander, 77, of Gothenburg died Sept. 13, 2020, in Omaha.

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Maralyne Kay Gallagher, 82, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. Maralyne was born on Oct. 9, 1937, to Ralph and Bernice Shafer in Superior. She is survived by her children: Kevin Nelson, Tony (Disa) Nelson and Sue Anne Collins, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Emilyn Kay Krone, 70, of Gothenburg, died Sept. 5, 2020, in Gothenburg. Kay was born May 5, 1950, in Gothenburg, daughter of Edward Robert and Audrey Fae (Grunden) Krone.

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Betty Rieker, 94, passed away Sept. 9, 2020, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg. She was born Nov. 15, 1925 on the family farm north of Eustis, daughter of Otto and Sophia (Yeutter) Bartruff.  

Louis "Lou"  Bovitz, 77, of Gothenburg died Sept. 8, 2020, at Gothenburg Health in Gothenburg. He was born Sept. 10, 1942, in Hibbing, Minnesota, son of Rudolph and Frances (Bradach) Bovitz.  

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John W. Brown, 85, of Cozad died Aug. 28, 2020, in Cozad. He was born June 5, 1935, son of Onie and Mae Brown. John spent most of his life in Nebraska and later years in Cozad.

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Ray Allan Frosh age 86 of Gothenburg passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Ray was born on April 16, 1934, to Fred and Lenore (DeWitt) Frosh on his parent’s farm in rural Northeast Lincoln County. 

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Ronald Lee (Ron) Ostergard, 80, passed away on Aug. 27, 2020, surrounded by his family at Gothenburg Health. Ron was born April 2, 1940, six minutes after his twin brother Don. Ron was the last of six sons born to Harry and Ilene Ostergard. 

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Robert "Bob" Ludwig, 82, of Lincoln died Aug. 25, 2020, in Lincoln. 

Susie Collins, 67, of Gothenburg, died Aug. 20, 2020, at the Hospice House in Lincoln. Susan Kay (Davenport) Collins was born on Feb. 16, 1953, to Merle and Elinor (Sally) (Short) Davenport in Holdrege. She was the second of six children.

Leslie “Scott” Ward, 91, of Gothenburg, died Aug. 17, 2020, at his home in Gothenburg. He was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Gothenburg son of Ned and Anna (Miller) Ward.

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Duane G. Siemering, 80, of Gothenburg, died Aug. 16, 2020, at Gothenburg Health. He was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Gothenburg, son of George and Evelyn Siemering.

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Maretta J. “Retta” Sholund, age 90 of Green Valley, Arizona, passed away on June 26, 2020. She was born in Central City to Ted and Freda Ayres in 1929.

Delmer Lee Brass, 74, of Brady, formerly of Gothenburg, died Aug. 3, 2020, in Brady. He was born April 22, 1946, in Sargent son of Edwin M. and Ena (Worth) Brass. Delmer grew up at Sargent and graduated from Sargent High. He then earned his bachelor’s degree from Kearney State College.   

Rollie H. Brown, 96, of Gothenburg died Aug. 3, 2020, in North Platte. He was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Randolph County, Missouri, son of Onie and Parlee Mae (Harvey) Brown.

Herbert “Shorty” T. Magana, 88, of Gothenburg died April 12, 2020, at Gothenburg Health. He was born July 16, 1931, in Maple Park, Illinois son of Emigdio Tututi-Cruz and Hermina Nieves.

Barbara Ann Wahl, 88, of Roseville, Minnesota, formerly of Gothenburg, passed away into the presence of her Lord and Savior on April 8, 2020. Barbara was born on Nov.19,1931, as Barbara Ann Allen in Aberdeen South Dakota. While still a young child, her mother married A. M. Holmes and her nam…

Yvonne Annette Janssen, 54, of Gothenburg, died July 13, 2020, in Cozad. She was born July 17, 1965, in Gothenburg, daughter of Fred and Sharon K (Harvey) Engberg.

Arlin Kent Anderson, 79, of Brady, died July 14, 2020, in North Platte. He was born Jan. 24, 1941, in Gothenburg, son of Harlin Stanley and Jennie (Johnson) Anderson; the fourth child in a family of eight. Because of the similarity between his given name of Arlin and his father's name of Har…

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Melvin “Gene” Eugene Carter, 82, of Gothenburg, died April 8, 2020, in Gothenburg. He was born May 29, 1937, in Carter, South Dakota, son of Emery and Vera (Paulson) Carter. 

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Yvonne Annette Janssen, 54, of Gothenburg, died July 13, 2020, in Cozad. She was born July 17, 1965, in Gothenburg, daughter of Fred and Sharon K (Harvey) Engberg.

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Victoria Dian Haveriland, 81, of Gothenburg, died July 11, 2020, at Emerald Care in Cozad. She was born June 11, 1939, in Saint Louis, Missouri, daughter of Nicholas C. Waggoner and Edith Marian (Ball) Waggoner Strawn.

Gerald Laverne Jobman, 81, of Omaha, (formerly of Gothenburg), passed away on June 26, 2020 at the Hospice House in Omaha. He was born Aug. 25, 1938 at Gothenburg to Arthur William and Lucille Virginia (Geiken) Jobman. Gerald grew up on the family farm nine miles northeast of Gothenburg and …

Rachel June Wilson, 85, of Gothenburg, died June 26, 2020 at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Rachel was born Sept. 21, 1934 in Boise, Idaho, daughter of William O and Jessie (Lowe) Bragstad.

James Dennis Jobman, 76, of Gothenburg, died June 29, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Feb. 5, 1944 in Gothenburg, son of Walter Leo and Ada Hope (Wustrack) Jobman. James grew up in the Gothenburg area and graduated from Gothenburg High with the class of 1962. He joine…

Donna Lee Jensen, 73, of Gothenburg, died June 10, 2020 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. She was born Feb. 26, 1947 in Gothenburg, daughter of Marvin Lee and Luella Madeline (Waltman) Jensen. 

Janice Lee Rickertsen, 64, of Gothenburg, passed away at her Gothenburg home on May 26, 2020 after a battle with cancer, surrounded by her family and her loving husband. 

A memorial service and Celebration of Life for Gauge Patrick Soller, age 16 of Gothenburg, will take place on Monday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at The Crossing Fellowship in Gothenburg. Following the service, internment will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery near the crossroads of Road 414 and …

Loree Mae Thomsen, 89, of Gothenburg, died May 14, 2020 at Gothenburg Health in Gothenburg. Loree was born in Lexington on Jan. 31, 1931, to Frank and Ruth (Melosh) Kolb. 

Betty E. Etherton, 89, of Gothenburg, died May 8, 2020 in Gothenburg. She was born June 9, 1930 in Gothenburg, daughter of William and Agnes Peterson.

Beverly D. Schmeeckle, 85, of Gothenburg, died March 24, 2020 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. She was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Wild Horse Valley north of Brady, daughter of Reuben Andrew Nathanial and Gertrude Fickenscher Bratten. 

Evelyn Heath, 84, of Farnam, died March 14, 2020 at her home in Farnam. She was born Dec. 30, 1935 in Farnam, daughter of Earl F. and Mildred E (Hicks) Edson. 

Lois (Moody) Bellinger, of Gothenburg, died on March 3, 2020, at Kearney Regional Medical Center. She had been a resident of St. John’s Nursing Home in Kearney for nearly two years.

Ruth Marie Brown, 59, of Gothenburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2020, in her home surrounded by family.

Arlena A. Nichelson, 85, of Gothenburg, died Feb. 26, at St. Luke’s Good Samaritan Society in Kearney. She was born Nov. 4, 1934 in Russell, Kansas, daughter of Rubin and Alvina (Miller) Keil.

William Clair Moroney, known as “Bill” to friends and family, was born on the Moroney homestead south of Anselmo on May 23, 1938. His parents were Thomas J. Moroney and Veronica M. “Vera” Williams Moroney.

Mary DeeAnn Whitney, 61, of Gothenburg, died Feb. 12, 2020, at her home in Gothenburg after a courageous battle with COPD. 

Valerie Peterson, 77, of Gothenburg, died Feb. 10, 2020 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. Valerie was born in Gothenburg on Feb. 2, 1943 to parents, Edward Eugene and Lucille Sarah (Johnson) Kratzenstein. 

William Clair Moroney, known as "Bill" to friends and family, was born on the Moroney homestead south of Anselmo on May 23, 1938. His parents were Thomas J. Moroney and Veronica M. "Vera" Williams Moroney.

Garold Keith Messersmith, Jr., age 63 of Farnam, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 in Cambridge. Garold was born May 13, 1956, at Gothenburg to Garold “Keith” Sr. and Leora (Knoll) Messersmith. 

Dale Willis Bowman was born Dec. 11, 1929 in Albion, to Guy S. and Gladys Mable (Porter) Bowman. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist church in Albion. He attended District 4 Boone School and graduated from Albion High School in 1947. He farmed with his father until he was d…

James Newton “Old Man” Gaskill, 87, of Gothenburg, died Jan. 22, 2020, in Gothenburg. He was born April 14, 1932, in Beloit, Kansas, son of Ross and Thelma (Flynn) Gaskill.