Rita F. Luscher

Rita Faye Luscher, 80, of Gordon, died Saturday, July 20, 2019, at home.

Rita was born to Rufus Harry and Orva Evelyn (Whitson) Roberts on August 12, 1938.  She was the fourth child of six: Ruth, Alice and Rob to later be joined by Virginia and Glen.  They lived on a farm just outside of Waterman, IL where she grew up.

Rita attended grade school and high school in Waterman.  While in high school Rita was a cheerleader and the Wolverine Mascot, she graduated in


Dr. James F. Panzer

James Frederick Panzer was born July 2, 1940, to Veta Premer Panzer and Dr. Harold J. Panzer in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents were both medical professionals in Bassett, Nebraska, and he was named after his maternal grandfather, Dr. James Frederick Premer, of Benkelman, Nebraska. His parents met at Methodist Hospital in Omaha where his father was an intern and his mother was a nurse. At a young age he was involved in hunting, fishing, carpentry, chemistry, photography, trapping, and gardening


Kenneth Reutter

Kenneth Robert Reutter age 60 passed away quietly at his home August 1, 2019.

Kenneth, also known as Ken or Kenny was born October 29, 1958. At the age of three he was adopted by Robert and Hazel Reutter along with his brother Keith, they joined a sister, Kristine in Crawford, NE where they lived until 1964. At that time the family moved to Gordon, NE where Ken graduated from Gordon High School in 1977.

After graduation Ken attended trade school in Milford, NE. In May


Bernard Lee Cushing

Bernard Lee Cushing, 71, of Scottsbluff, passed away, Saturday, July 27, 2019, at VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 5, 2019, at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff with Father Vince Parsons officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard and American Legion Post No. 36. Memorials have been established to the local VFW and American Legion. Tributes of sympathy may be left at


Katherine Anne Thies

Katherine Anne Thies was born on October 27, 1951. Her brother, James, came first, then followed Kathy, then John on the same day. 

They were born at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming. Randal, her father, was studying pharmacy at the University and Donna was an R.N. at Ivinson Memorial. 

They were later joined by Lori in 1954, Jack and Jill in 1957, and Barbara Jean in 1966 in Rushville, Nebraska.

Kathy graduated from Rushville High and then began pre-nursing at Chadron


Robert "Bob" Hotz

Robert “Bob” Wayne Hotz, 86, of Rushville passed away Friday, July 26 at Chadron Community Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was born on March 24, 1933 to Arthur Wayne and Georgia Isabell (Downing) Hotz

at their farm north of Rushville.

Bob attended the Extension grade school and Gordon High School, graduating from GHS in 1950. After graduation, he drove a cattle truck and worked for a seismograph company in Wyoming. In 1953, Bob enlisted in the Navy as a way to have some


Betty Lorenz

Betty Lorenz was born May 16, 1941 at home to Dent O. and H. Elsie (Vest) Lake at Hammond, (later Fairmont) West Virginia. She passed away July 24, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD. She spent her childhood on the family farm at Rock Lake with two brothers, a sister, grandmother and aunt.

Betty attended grade school at Quiet Dell School and was valedictorian of her 8th grade class. Her high school was at East Fairmont High, where she pursued classes pertaining to


Frances Schmidt

Frances Marie Schmidt, age 100, was born near Ft. Morgan, Colorado on November 16, 1918 to Hugh and Mary Jamison.

In March of 1928 the family moved to a ranch south of Merriman, Nebraska.  Fran attended schools near the ranch through the 9th grade.  Fran enjoyed growing up in the Sand Hills.  Impromptu rodeo, baseball games and horseback rides to the Snake River on Sundays for a swim were part of the recreation, as well as barn and house dances, card parties


Elsie E. Rothe

Elsie E. Rothe, age 97, of Kearney passed away peacefully, Monday, July 22, 2019 at her home.  She requested cremation and no service.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2019 at Horner Lieske McBride and Kuhl Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.   Please visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence.  Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney


Norma Holzberger

Memorial services for Norma Holzberger, age 84, of Gordon, Nebraska will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Gordon. Reverend Travis Sherman will officiate, with burial in Gordon City Cemetery.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Verdigre, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.

Norma died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Alpine Village in Verdigre.

Norma Jean (Larsen) Holzberger, daughter of George and Myrtle (Blankenfeld) Larsen, was born May 28, 1935, at Niobrara, Nebraska


Clara Mae (Thietje) Bailey

May 7, 1928-July 3, 2019

Clara Mae (Thietje) Bailey passed from this world to the next on July 3, 2019, in hospice care in Billings, Mont. after a brief illness. Her daughters were with her during her last week. 

Mourning her passing are daughter Desiray Bailey, grandson John Fitzgibbons (Erin) and great-grandson Olin, and grandson Ryan Fitzgibbons, all of Washington state; daughter Deion Hagemeister (Michael), granddaughter Danae Anceso, and great-granddaughters Anastasia, Isabella, and


Darlene Hiller

Memorial Services for Darlene Hiller, 83, will be held Saturday July 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Gordon, Neb.

Inurnment will be held in the Gordon Cemetery.

Darlene passed away on May 13, 2019, in Omaha, Neb.

A memorial has been established for the Capital Humane Society and donations may be sent to: Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

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