James “Jim” Carlyle Smith, 77, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died April 12, 2022 in Gothenburg, NE.
Joyce Preitauer, 73, of Lincoln, NE, unexpectedly went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 16, 2022. Joyce Lynette Preitauer was born, the fifth of six children to Stanley and Ilah (Koster) Preitauer, in her grandparent’s home on their family farm east of Gothenburg, NE on February 12, 1949. The stories of her birth recounted it was a complicated one and she was turning blue until Doc Harvey stepped in and saved her life.
Marvin (Marv) Leroy Halley, 77, went to heaven on March 22, 2022. Marv was born on August 27, 1944 in Stockville, NE to Gerald and Lucett Halley. A farmer since birth, driving tractor, roping and riding was second nature. He loved working with horses and livestock and even when “retired” could be found most Saturdays working a farm or estate auction. After high school graduation in Curtis, NE in 1962 he joined the Army. He served in the 27th Maintenance Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division with a tour of duty in Vietnam. Marv always joked that the military issued him a uniform, a pair of boots and a wife. Her name was Private Beverly Thomas and they were married at Ft. Meade, Maryland in 1964. Marv was a proud and dedicated veteran and took strides in supporting fellow veterans in the area.