Luella Dora Ruff, age 95 of gothenburg, NE died July 6th, 2021. She was born February 27, 1926 to John and Clara (Werner) Mussman on a farm northwest of Norton, Kansas.


Lois Hoaglund, 89, of La Vista formerly of Gothenburg and Brady, Nebraska, died July 17, 2021 at Homestead Assisted Living of La Vista in La Vista, NE.

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Bernard Basil Thorell was born January 25, 1943 in rural Gothenburg, NE to Ehrne and Edith (Pyzer) Thorell. He passed away on January 8th, 2021 at the St. Claire Hospital in Lakewood, WA.


We will be gathering to share some of our favorite memories, our stories and to remember a wonderful man who is greatly missed. Feel free to bring pictures or to write memories you’d like to share.

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Dan Else, 72, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Gothenburg and Kearney, peacefully passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021, surrounded by his family, at Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha. A celebration of life service will take place in Kearney on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 4500 Linden Drive, Kearney, Nebraska. Military honors will be provided by the Kearney American Legion Post #52, the Kearney V.F.W. Post #759 and the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Team. Memorial donations have been made to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and a commemorative bench with a plaque will be placed at the zoo in Dan’s honor. Further memorials will go to the Dawson County 4-H Foundation, Dan Else Memorial, PO Box 422, Lexington, NE 68850. To leave online condolences please visit Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.


Bertha L. Daharsh, 94, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died June 29, 2021 at Stone Hearth Estates, Gothenburg, NE.

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Fred Alvin Moore, 81, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died June 11, 2021 at Gothenburg Health in Gothenburg, NE surrounded by his family.

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Gayle L. Miller, 85, of Kearney passed away Friday, May 28, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Gayle’s Life will be held at Family of Christ Church at 1319 5th Avenue in Kearney at a later date.

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Joseph Lawrence Giles was born April 14, 1926, at the family ranch 1/2 mile west of Elsmere, NE, to Charles M. and Astrid E. (stave) Giles. He was delivered by a midwife, Mrs. Paul Huffman. He has two older brothers, George and Charles, and would later have two sisters, Ruth and Bonnie.