Roger H. Goodfellow

Roger H. Goodfellow, 71, of Scranton, N.D., passed away on August 23, 2023 in Dickinson, N.D.

Memorial Services for Roger will be held on September 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Hettinger, N.D. Pastor Allen Wickstrom will officiate. Service will be live-streamed on the link below. (It will go active shortly before 2:00 p.m.). Please join the family on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gordon Methodist Church fellowship hall in Gordon, Neb. for a


Wendy Etuk

Wendy Ann (Vodicka) Etuk, 64, was born on January 2, 1959, in Gordon, Neb. She went to her heavenly home on August 24, 2023, after a short battle with cancer.

Wendy was very much a farm girl, loving all aspects of farm life. She was an excellent trumpet player and was active in the Green Valley 4-H club. She attended elementary school in Rushville and graduated from Rushville High School in 1977. Wendy went on to further her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she met and


Marguerite Kearns

Marguerite Kearns passed away on September fifth at Seven Sister’s Living Center in Hot Springs, South Dakota with her family at her side. After her marriage Marguerite lived and raised her family in Rushville, Nebraska. She came to Hot Springs to work as a Registered Nurse at the VA Medical Center. She fell in love with the area and after retiring chose to live out her years in Hot Springs, SD.

Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Edward Kearns, Jr, her sons Michael and


Robert Van Garner

Robert (Bob) Van Garner, 86, of Newton, Kansas, died Saturday, September 2, 2023, surrounded by family.

Bob was born outside of Eli, Nebraska, at the home of his parents, Lennie Maybee and Ruth Emma Galloway Garner. Bob’s family always celebrated his birthday on October 19 but due to how news traveled in 1936, his birth certificate lists his birthday as November 15. 

Bob had a great love for sports. As a participant, coach, and later, a spectator, he spent countless hours playing


Beverly Winters

Beverly (Bev) Ann Elizabeth Kehr Fancher Winters was born on October 13, 1954, to Richard H. and Mary Ann (Simons) Kehr. She was the fifth of eight living children, growing up in the small town of Nenzel, NE. 

Bev attended school in Nenzel through the eighth grade with her siblings and cousins. Bev attended St. Mary’s Catholic boarding school in New England, ND, for her first year of high school, returning home to graduate from Cody-Kilgore Unified schools. On July 3, 1971, she


Jason Haslow

Jason Christopher James Charles Haslow, born July 25, 1975, went to meet his Lord and Savior on August 20, 2023. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences may be made by viewing Jason’s memorial page at Bridgman Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

 Jason, born to John and Jo Haslow in Chadron, Nebraska was welcomed home by his three older siblings Scott, Dave, and Melanie. He attended Alpha school


Joan Brakeman

Joan Marie Brakeman, 78, of Gordon Neb., passed away on Friday, June 23, 2023 at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, surrounded by her family. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer the same week she passed away.

Joan was born on June 16, 1945 in Gordon, Neb. to Harold and Beulah (Hill) Forster. After graduation from Gordon High School in 1963, Joan began working at the Chevy dealership in Gordon. Joan married the love of her life, Errol E. Brakeman on June 11, 1967. The couple moved to


Gaylon Kelly

Gaylon Lee Kelly, 66, of Sturgis, SD, and formally of Gering, Neb., died peacefully Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Monument Health Rapid City, S.D., surrounded by family.

Gaylon Kelly was born in Gordon, Neb., on May 19, 1957, to Patrick and Shirley (Rising) Kelly. Gaylon moved to Minatare, Neb., as a teenager, so his dad could run a pig farm. Gaylon attended High School in Minatare, Neb., in 1975 he lettered in wrestling, and particularly liked shop class. After high school he worked at Herbert


Lucille Rambo-Rawson

Lucille Arvilla Rambo-Rawson, age 87 of Rapid City, S.D. formerly of Gordon, Neb. passed away peacefully on Sunday July 30, 2023, at Monument Health in Rapid City, S.D.

She was born on Wednesday January 15, 1936, in Pelston, Mich. to Lawrence & Arvilla (Cosgrove) Mitchell.

She is survived by her daughter Glennyce (Rambo) Nelson & husband Dennis, son James Rambo & wife Tonya, son Terry Rambo & wife Penny, step-daughter Natalie Braden, step-son Glen Braden & wife Cynita


Rudy “Butch” Stanko

Rudolph George Stanko, known as Rudy “Butch” Stanko, who always blazed his own trail throughout a legendary life, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2023, surrounded by loved ones at his side. Rudy was born in Sheridan County, Wyoming, on February 16, 1947, the son of Rudy Stanko Sr. and Elizabeth Legerski Stanko; all of his grandparents emigrated from Poland. He was raised a Catholic, served as an altar boy and attended Catholic schools. He graduated in 1965 from Natrona County


David Allen Parker

David Allen Parker, of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed away on February 17, 2023, with invasive/terminal cancer at the age of 83.  

Dave was born to Allen and Helen Parker on September 10, 1939, at the Gregg Place near Gordon, Neb. and grew up on the Cross L Ranch with his older brother Howard and younger brother Larry (Pike). After graduating from Gordon High School, he moved from the ranch to Albuquerque, N.M. in 1958 to work for the home builder Fred Mossman (a grade school friend of


Mary Sager

Mary Katherine Sager, 105, of Whiteclay, Nebraska, entered the presence of her Lord and Savior on Friday afternoon, August 4, 2023, at the home of her daughter, Maryellen New, of Chadron, Nebraska. Memorial services will be held Friday morning, August 11, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the Extension Community Chapel, south of Whiteclay, Nebraska.

Mary Katherine (Masek) Sager was born November 25, 1917, to Joseph and Josie (Vodicka) Masek.  Mary had six siblings, Charles, James, Joseph, Arthur, Alice

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