Alex Rasmussen

Alex was the youngest of four born to Brant and Moneen Rasmussen in Rushville, Nebraska. He graduated from Rushville High School in 1984 and spent his entire life working on the farm northwest of Rushville.

He did custom farming over the years for neighbors as well as his own farming.

Alex was preceded in death by his dad Brant, and his daughter Kassie. He is survived by his mother Moneen, two brothers, Tony (Brenda) of Gordon, and Andy (Deb) of New Castle, Wyoming, and his sister Anita

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Andy Leui

Andy Leui, 34, of Gordon, Nebraska, passed away in Omaha, Nebraska on October 23, 2021. He was born June 10, 1987, in Martin, South Dakota.

He graduated from Gordon-Rushville High School in 2006. He met his wife Marisha, and they were together for 12 years and married for 10 of those years. For the last 5 years he has been the produce manager at Grocery Mart. Andy was very dedicated to his customers, friends, family, and his wife Marisha.

Andy was an all-around great guy and had the best

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Judy Hammermeister

March 4, 1946- November 19, 2021

Judy was born to Wilbur R. and Fannie (Reitz) Johnson in Rushville, Nebraska.

Judy graduated from Rushville High School in May 1964 and then moved to Rapid City, South Dakota that fall to attend National College of Business for 2 years.

She worked in Rapid City then moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming and worked for the Game and Parks for several years.  Judy was married on April 18, 1970 and they moved to Yakima, Washington and then to Tacoma, Washington.&nbsp

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Carl Espling

 Carl Neil Espling, 37, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at his residence in Caribou, Maine. He was born October 1, 1984, in Denton, Texas, the son of Justin Espling and Angie Davis. 

Carl grew up in Gordon, Nebraska and in Maine, graduating from Caribou High School in 2004. He married April Taylor on July 4, 2006 and together they would raise their two daughters: Lilian and Abigail. Carl worked at McCain Foods Inc. for many years and was lead man in the packaging department

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Lyle Shanks

Lyle LeRoy Shanks, 84, of Golden, Colorado, went to be with the Lord on October 22, 2021. He had recently beat cancer but ultimately succumbed to a combination of other heath factors that were too much for his body to manage. Lyle passed peacefully at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood while surrounded by his family. 

Lyle was born June 3, 1937, to Harold and Vera Shanks of Gordon, Nebraska. He graduated from Gordon High School in 1955 and went directly to the military where he

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Margaret Sparks

Margaret Ruth Sparks of Rapid City, SD passed away at the age of 86 on the 11th of November 2021 at Avantara St. Cloud Nursing Home after a brave battle with dementia.

Margaret was born on the 5th of April in 1935 in Gordon, NE to Edith M. and Roy H. Rash.  She grew up during the Great Depression.  Margaret was very proud of her mother for becoming a school teacher and her fondness of windmills arose from her father’s occupation as a well digger.  As she was growing up in

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Alvern Letcher

Alvern Letcher, 88, was born to Charley and Elsie (Peters) Letcher on Sept 16, 1933. The middle of seven siblings- Marilyn, Aldean, Gerald, Alvern, Joan, Charlyn, and Loreen- in rural Sheridan County. Born in his Uncle Leonard’s house  and the river was flooding so bad that the doctor almost didn’t make it to the house in time. 

He attended Riverview elementary school and Hay Springs High School.  After graduating in 1951 he entered the Army and served in the Triple

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Mary Ann Slattery

Mary Ann Slattery (Moss) (Fellows) of Santa Fe, New Mexico, died unexpectedly on October 31, 2021. 

A Celebration of Mary Ann’s life will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Santa Fe.  

The service can be seen on Livestream at https://ziaumc.org or https://www.facebook.com/sjumcsantafe

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Marvin Nielson

Marvin Burdette Nielson was born September 29, 1944, in Gordon, Nebraska to John and Opal (Ostrander), the oldest of four children. Marvin was a graduate of Gordon High School in 1963. After graduation, Marvin worked for Floyd Downing with his good friends Burr, Boyd (Puz) and Dean Jameson.

In September 1965 Marvin enlisted into the 8th infantry division with the United States Army where he was primarily stationed at Baumholder, Germany. He returned to U.S. soil on August 24, 1967, at which

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Jerry Kennedy

Jerry Victor Kennedy, 71, of Gordon, Nebraska left us to be with his son on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

He was born August 22, 1950 in Lewellen, NE to Donald and Lucille (Laing) Kennedy.  As a young boy he lived with his family on a ranch near Arthur, Nebraska. Jerry attended Arthur High School where he currently still holds the school records for most points in a game, most points in a season and most rebounds in basketball. He graduated in 1968.

In February 1970 he married Patsy Gier

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Alvin VanBriggle

Alvin “Al” Eugene VanBriggle, 85 years old, passed away on October 28, 2021, in Cheyenne, Wyo.

A memorial service/celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 14, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church, 101 E. 20th St., Scottsbluff with Pastor Jeff Fiet officiating. The service will be livestreamed at www.scottsbluffpres.org and First Presbyterian Church’s Facebook page. Online condolences may be left by visiting Al’s memorial page at

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Dennis Rasmussen

Dennis Paul Rasmussen of Poway, California passed away on September 15, 2021 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. He was born on September 19, 1950 in Gordon, Nebraska to Christian ‘Paul’ and Elvera Rasmussen (Blonien). He was 70 years old. 

He was a good ole Nebraska boy growing up on a farm in a close-knit family. He loved working on the farm and helping out. He loved fishing, camping at the lake, and hunting. His passion for hunting was so strong he would go before and

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