William Meng

William Albert Meng went to Join his wife to be with the Lord on Thursday May 13th, 2021 at his home in Gordon Nebraska. Bill was born on September 12th, 1938 A.D., the third child of 4 to Albert G. Meng and Hellen I. Meng.

He attended Country school at Round Top school until eighth grade then attended High School at Chadron Preparatory High School in Chadron Nebraska. He also attended South Dakota School of Mines for 2 years where he studied engineering and participated in football and


Lyle Horn

After a short fight with cancer, Lyle Gene Horn passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021, at his home in Hay Springs, Nebraska.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Nicolette; son, Mark Horn (Cammy); daughter, Connie Lutz (John); stepdaughter, Cory Gunter (Dwayne); and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, siblings, wife, Yukiko “Cookie”; daughter, Debra, and stepson, Michael. 

Lyle was born at the family home in Hay Springs, on


Bruce Binger

Memorial Services for Bruce Binger of Hay Springs, Nebraska will be held Friday, May 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM at United Methodist Church in Hay Springs, Nebraska.

Bruce L. Binger went home to be with his Heavenly Father on May 7, 2021 at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, NE. Bruce was born on Jan 26, 1919 South of Hay Springs to Bill and Edna Binger.

Bruce lost his mother to Tuberculosis when he was only 13 years old. At that time, his father, older sister, Francis, and Bruce left


Patsy Bourne

Patsy J Bourne of Rushville, Nebraska passed away on May 2, 2021 at Gordon Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services will be held graveside on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Community Extension Cemetery north of Rushville followed by a luncheon at the Legion in Rushville at 11:30 a.m.. All are welcome to attend.

Pat Bourne was born to Ruth and Bill Musfelt of Rushville, Nebraska on May 9, 1941.  She went to school in Rushville and completed in 1960.  She married Maurice Reeves


Norman Schwarting

Norman Herman Schwarting, 94, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the Gordon Countryside Care. Norman was born May 14, 1926 in Scribner, NE to Herman and Mary Schwarting. He moved to a ranch northwest of Batesland, SD, as a baby in 1927 in a rented railroad car and lived in a chicken coop until the home on the ranch was built. Norman worked for the family as a child and graduated from Gordon High School. During his youth, Norman helped establish the Gordon and


Viola (Bess) Mogle

Viola Bessie (Bess) Mogle, age 100, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Cherry Hills Estates in Valentine NE.

Bess, former resident of Gordon, NE was born on December 6, 1920 at Brownlee NE to John (Jack) W. and Daisy C. Galligher. She was one of ten children. On April 30, 1938, she married William A. Mogle of Cody, NE. They raised two daughters, Lorena and Shirley.

She is survived by her daughters, Lorena (Richard) Cobb of Merriman NE, Shirley Kime of Valentine, NE, and sister, Nellie


Lester Reece

Lester Lee Reese was born on May 10, 1940 in Stanton, Nebraska to Eldon Reese and Sophie Jensen. He passed away April 16, 2021, at his home in Gordon. Lester had lived southeast of Gordon with his family in younger years. Lester was the youngest of 6 children. He had 2 sisters: Elvira and Darlene and 4 brothers: Alvin, Gordon, Vern and Lawrence.

Lester had worked different jobs from being a ranch hand on the U Cross to farming. His long-time profession for 37 plus years was driving semi-truck


Carlyle Wilhite

Carlyle H Wilhite, 84, passed away April 12, 2021 at Gordon Countryside Care. He was born June 1, 1936 to Leona and Harley Wilhite.

He attended high school at Gordon, then entered the US Army. He spent nearly two years serving in Germany. He worked many years in the family business and then with the State of Wyoming Road Department. He returned home after the death of his father to help care for his mother and worked at Modern Farm Equipment.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother


John Novotny

John Joe Novotny passed away July 22, 2021, at the age of 82 at Rapid City, S.D. He was born on April 18, 1939 to Adolph and Albina (Koupal) Novotny. He was delivered by a midwife in Martin. He was the youngest of 6 children. As a young child his parents and 5 siblings, Dorothy, George, Jane, Larry and Dorine moved to a farm south of Gordon, Neb., in 1940. Just before Christmas in 1941 they moved to the farm 3 miles east of Batesland that they had purchased. His grandmother Anna Novotny also


Naomi Larson Bussinger

Naomi Larson Bussinger, 83, of Gordon, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Gordon Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

Naomi was born December 20, 1937, in Bassett, Neb., to Garfield and Lena Larson. She graduated from Rock County High School in 1956, and was united in marriage to Marvin Bussinger on July 23, 1956, in Bassett, Neb.

Naomi and Marv moved to Pinedale, Wyo., where they worked at a hunting and fishing camp. Naomi was the cook and Marvin was the wrangler. They lived in


Orville Odin Tiensvold

A beautiful life has finally fallen silent. It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce that we have lost our dear father and grandfather, Orville Tiensvold. He passed away peacefully on March 19. He lived to be over 95 years young, and was sharp to the last.

Orville cared deeply for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He made sure they all had the best he could offer, putting their comfort above his own. He watched them all grow with a proud heart, and rarely a word


Sharon J. Maltbie

Sharon J. Maltbie passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Parkview Assisted Living in Rushville. Sharon was born on July 13, 1943 to Aletha & John Case in Chadron, Neb. where she grew up and attended school.

After her high school years, she attended beauty school, married, and had two children. Eventually, Sharon moved to Pueblo, Colorado where she met the true love of her life, Darius Maltbie. They were united in marriage on May 12, 1977. Despite Darius being a big Oklahoma

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