Ida Drabbels

Ida Mae Drabbels, 94, passed away Friday, December 1, 2023 at Highland Park Care Center.

She was born on October 16, 1929 at Gordon, Nebraska to Arnold and Augusta (Poppe) Kling. She was baptized on February 2, 1930 and she was confirmed May, 1945.

On December 26, 1948 she was united in marriage to Lawrence Drabbels at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gordon. 

She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was active in the Sunday school program, L.W.M.L. and Altar

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Marvin Van Briggle

Marvin Leslie Van Briggle was born to Frances and Lowell Van Briggle on October 15, 1943, in Gordon, Nebraska. He joined one brother and two sisters. He passed away November 14, 2023, at Gordon Countryside Care.

Marvin’s childhood was spent in Gordon and on the farm north of Gordon, where he attended Gordon Elementary School and later Sunny Knoll School. He graduated from Gordon High School in 1962. Marv attended the National School of Business and graduated in 1964. He joined the

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Perry Glassgow

Perry Oliver Glassgow, age 64, was born on October 28, 1959 in Gordon, Nebraska. He was the second son of Harold and Gail Glassgow. Perry passed away in the hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, with his wife Dana and son Jeremy and daughter Misti by his side on November 24 after cancer illness.

Perry always had a great love for horses. He and a high school friend, Tom Wallace, had the opportunity to attend a Christian Ranch High School in Ft. Davis, Texas their freshman year. They could take

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Raymond Stone

Raymond Laverne Stone passed away Friday, November 24th, 2023, at Gordon Countryside Care Nursing Home.

He was born October 17, 1936, in Custer County, Nebraska. As a young boy he lived with his family on a farm near Comstock, Nebraska.  Ray grew up hunting and fishing in Custer County where he had access to creeks and rivers.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his lifetime.  He graduated high school in Comstock and went on to Kearney State College.  Later he

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Charles (Fritz) Preble

I was born in Hay Springs, NE to Charles and Wanda (Myers) Preble.  Graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1955.  Farmed with Father until 1952, then farmed with Edward Preble and brother Dennis until 1960. 

Met and married Flora Jane Faubion on June 2, 1959. We moved to Chadron, Neb. working for Gambles and Henkens Equipment. In September 1964 went to work for Nebraska State Patrol and moved to Scottsbluff. 

In 1971 moved to Grand Island in 1977 returning to Mitchell

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Donna Moran

Donna Rae Moran, passed away peacefully at the age of 85, on October 24, 2023, at the Gordon Countryside Care. Donna was a compassionate soul and dedicated nurse, who devoted her life to healing and caring for others, leaving an indelible mark on countless lives.

Born on May 24th, 1938, in Hastings, Nebraska to Edward D. and Margaret L. (Zobel) Wilken, Donna’s journey in nursing began with a profound sense of empathy and a commitment to making a difference when she attended, and

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J. Willis Gran

John Willis Gran, 90, of Gordon, died Sunday, October 29, in Gordon.

He was born on April 21, 1933, to Elmer and Eva (Parkhurst) Gran in Winner, SD. He grew up at Hidden Timber with his brother, James (Jim), and sisters, Mary Ellen (Sr. Eileen), Carolyn, Virginia, Patricia, Eileen, and Elizabeth before his family moved to the Holy Rosary Mission Ranch.

He attended high school at St. Mary’s in O’Neill, NE before graduating from Rushville High School, Rushville, NE in 1951. He

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Dean Bruce

Dean Edward Bruce, 94, of Gordon, Nebraska went home to be with his Lord and Savior on

Friday, November 10, 2023. Dean was born in Gordon, Nebraska to Art and Ruth Bruce on February 6, 1929. He was one of 6 children, including older siblings Bob and Morey, and younger siblings Betty, Beverly, and Bill.

The family home was several miles northeast of Gordon where he would attend the nearby Mt. Pleasant School in his early school years. When the family later moved to a farm 6 miles east

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Philip R. Weisz

Philip R. Weisz, age 66, of Batesland, South Dakota, passed away on November 4, 2023, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by his loving family.

Philip, fondly known as Phily, was born to Richard and Mathilda (Kallenberger) Weisz on May 22, 1957 in Ipswich, South Dakota. He began his education in Hosmer, South Dakota before moving to Eureka, South Dakota where he graduated with the class of 1976. While in high school and following graduation, he custom harvested. He

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Rick Green

Richard Ren Green, 76, of Gordon, Nebraska died Saturday, September 30, at his home after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Rick was born on September 12th, 1947, to Neal and Gladys (Gustafson) Green in Gordon, Nebraska. Rick grew up on the family farm 2 miles east of Gordon and fell in love with the outdoors. Rick was followed in birth by his brother Ron and his sister Kay. He attended East Pride Country School through the 8th grade and then entered Gordon High School

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Chyrel Cerny

Chyrel Diane (Morgan) Cerny passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 25 in Callaway, Nebraska at the Good Life Center. Many friends said their final goodbyes over the weekend as we cheered for her beloved Huskers to win.

She was born Feb. 8, 1947, in Omaha, Nebraska and placed for adoption with the Nebraska Children’s Home. At 4 months old, she was legally adopted by Rolland and Naomi Morgan, nee Thomas. She was welcomed into the family by an adopted, older brother, Ray. Chyrel attended

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Bertha Lena Buchan

Bertha was born in Santa Fe, N.M. on October 30, 1932, to Willard F. and Bertha E. (Berchtold) Clark.

Bertha went to Loretto Academy in Santa Fe, until WWII broke out. She then moved to Los Alamos, where her father worked for the government.

When the war ended, they moved back to Santa Fe in 1947 and she graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1950.

After graduation from high school, Bertha moved to Santa Barbara, CA with her parents, and after a year they moved back to Santa Fe. Bertha then

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