Roxie Ann Brown

Roxie Ann Brown was born October 31, 1947, in Alliance, Nebraska, to Reid Earl McCoy and Margaret Elizabeth (Walts) McCoy. She passed away January 3, 2020, at her home in Rushville, Nebraska.

Roxie married LaVern Roy Brown at the Presbyterian Church in Rushville, Nebraska, on June 12, 1965, and spent 54 wonderful years together and they raised three girls, Bonnie, Mary and Brenda. She had four grandchildren that were her pride and joy, Michael and Steven Hamm and Allison and Katelyn

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Thomas T. Strasburger

Thomas T. Strasburger, 93, of Gordon, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at the Western Nebraska Veteran’s Home in Scottsbluff. The funeral services were held Jan. 6, 1:30 p.m. at Pleasant Point Community Church with Pastor Jason Gantz officiating. Burial at Gordon Cemetery with a fellowship followed at the Gordon Berean Church. A memorial has been established at the Western Nebraska Veteran’s Home Scottsbluff, Neb.

Tom was born to Harrison and Theodosia (Ware)

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Bonnie Elwood

Bonnie Jean Elwood passed away from complications due to pneumonia on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019.

Bonnie was born in Rushville on Oct. 6, 1929, the daughter of Kathryn and Lloyd Tiensvold. She was raised in Rushville and was a graduate of Rushville High School. She married Norman Lyle Elwood Dec. 19, 1949.

They eventually settled in Rushville, living north of town in a big white house where countless memories were made. They raised seven children in that home, including Susan, Steven, Sheryl

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Donald P. Dreyer

Donald Paul Dreyer D.V.M., age 76, passed away peacefully at his home on December 12, 2019. He was born September 18, 1943, in Rushville, Neb., to Paul and Blanche (Peterson) Dreyer.

Don grew up in Hay Springs, Neb., on the family farm and graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1961. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Dana College in Blair, Neb., in 1965 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 1969.  

Don embarked on a

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Maxine Elder

Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Maxine Elder, age 93, of Milbank, S.D., who died on December 9, 2019, at Avera Health Milbank Area Hospital.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Gordon First United Methodist Church in Gordon, Nebraska. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. and lunch will be served starting at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Gordon Cemetery following the service.

Maxine Elaine (Denton) Elder was born on

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Dorothy A Evans

Dorothy A Evans, 90, died December 3, 2019, at Gordon Memorial Hospital. Dorothy, the second of seven children, was born May 8, 1929, to Adolph J and Albina E (Koupal) Novotny at home near Tabor, South Dakota. Dorothy’s family moved frequently during childhood including stops in Martin, S.D., and Gordon, Neb. In 1942, the family moved again to a farm near Batesland, S.D., where she graduated from Baron School in 1943.

Dorothy stayed in the Bennett County area working for various families

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Linda Ann Hutchison

Linda Ann Hutchison was born December 22, 1954, to Carl Cox Young and Vietta Vina (Bayliss) Young, the last of six children in Martin, S.D., where she attended school. She grew up on the family farm southeast of town.

On August 19, 1972, she married Randy Hutchison, starting their new life together in Gordon, Neb., where their son Chad James was born. About a year later the family bought a house and moved to Merriman, Neb., for employment. During the winter months, they played volleyball at

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Bernita Belle Dahlgren

Bernita Belle Dahlgren Safe was born November 17, 1934, in Merriman, Neb., to Leigh and Belle Dahlgren. She died at her home in Denver, Colo., on November 14, 2019.

Bernita graduated from Merriman High School in 1952 and married Lawrence (Bud) A. Goodwin, December 18, 1953. Two children were born, Carolyn (Candy) J., and Darrell A. Goodwin. They were divorced March 2, 1961. In 1966 she secured a position with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons and FCI, located in Englewood, Colo.

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Shannon LaRene (Mann) Hoffman

Shannon LaRene (Mann) Hoffman, 75 was born January 8, 1944. She died November 26, 2019, at Crest View Care Center in Chadron, Nebraska, where she spent her younger years on the family farm South of Chadron.

Her parents were Thomas E. and Evelyn Ruth (Walcott) Mann. Grandparents were Edwin and Edna Mann, and Edward and Katherine Walcott. All great grandparents settled in Dawes County.

Shannon attended 11 years of school at Chadron Prep, then graduated from Chadron High School in 1954. She

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Winfred Elaine Rhodes

Winfred Elaine Rhodes of Merriman passed away on November 29, 2019, in Morganton, North Carolina. She was born to Richard and Evelyn Scherbarth of Hay Springs, Neb., and graduated from Hay Springs High School.

Winfred was married to Alvin Rhodes, former owners of Rhodes grocery stores in Hay Springs and Merriman, Neb. No funeral is planned at this time due to short illness, a Memorial of Life will be scheduled in Merriman later in the spring.

She was preceded in death by husband, Alvin

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Winfred Elaine Rhodes

Winfred Elaine Rhodes of Merriman passed away on November 29, 2019, in Morganton, North Carolina. She was born to Richard and Evelyn Scherbarth of Hay Springs, Neb., and graduated from Hay Springs High School.

Winfred was married to Alvin Rhodes, former owners of Rhodes grocery stores in Hay Springs and Merriman, Neb. No funeral is planned at this time due to short illness, a Memorial of Life will be scheduled in Merriman later in the spring.

She was preceded in death by husband, Alvin

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Jerry Winfield Burleigh

Jerry Winfield Burleigh, son of the late Louis and Gertrude Burleigh, was born February 5, 1938, in Gordon, Nebraska, and passed away November 23, 2019, at the age of 81 years and nine months.

As a young boy, Jerry loved to follow his father and brother around on the farm that he grew up on, southwest of Gordon. Jerry attended elementary school at Meadow Vale Country School and graduated from Gordon High School.

Following graduation, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he met and formed

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