Obituaries 

Laquitta J. Brown
Laquitta J. Brown

Laquitta Brown, age 78 passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 in Sidney, NE. You may view Laquitta’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Laq

Virginia Mahr
June 19th, 10:39 AM MDT
Mary M. Medina
June 18th, 3:50 PM MDT
James P. Walsh
June 18th, 3:51 PM MDT
LaMond L. Lessman
June 11th, 9:06 AM MDT
Donna M. Schlesselman

Donna M. Schlesselman

Donna M. Schlesselman, age 94, of Sidney, NE passed away at SRMC in Sidney, NE on Thursday, June 6, 2024. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Ted Bourret off

Jack "Jake" VanHorn, Sr.

Jack "Jake" VanHorn, Sr.

Jake Harrison VanHorn Sr., born March 13, 1971, died on June 2, 2024, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024 at the Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home in Chappell with Pastor Martin Fleming officiating.

Bethel "Beth" Miller

Bethel "Beth" Miller

Bethel “Beth” Eilene Miller, 100, of Oshkosh passed away early Friday morning, May 31, 2024 at her home on Lost Creek Ranch north of Oshkosh surrounded by her loving family.

Cremation has taken place and there are no formal services planned.

Harold F. Powers

Harold F. Powers

Harold F. Powers, age 86 of Sidney, NE passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 1-4:00 P.M. with family present 2-4:00 P.M. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will follow at a later

Louie "Pete" R. Van Raay Jr.

Louie "Pete" R. Van Raay Jr.

Louie Van Raay, age 91, of Potter, passed away at Sidney Regional Medical Center on Monday, June 3, 2024. A Rosary Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 7, 2024 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial

Martin F. "Marty" Grant Jr.

Martin F. "Marty" Grant Jr.

Martin F.”Marty” Grant Jr. , age 69, of, Plainview, NE, formerly of Sidney, NE passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024, in Omaha, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Ch

Eric B. Christofferson

Eric B. Christofferson

Eric Bruce Christofferson, age 62, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney, NE on May 22, 2024. Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Brenda Pfeifly officiating. Services will be

Ruth Phillips

Ruth Phillips

Ruth Phillips, 93, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Monday, May 20, 2024. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kimball with Father Robert Karnish officiating.

Bryer Wilson

Bryer Wilson

Bryer Wilson, 16, of Ogallala passed away Saturday evening, May 18, 2024 as the result of an automobile accident in Deuel county.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the South Platte High School Gymnasium.

Larry A. Janicek

Larry A. Janicek

Larry Anthony Janicek, 67, of Kimball, died at his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Following his wishes, cremation has been held, and a family arranged Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at the Kimb

Albert A. Schivelbein

Albert A. Schivelbein

Albert A. Schivelbein, age 93, of Potter, NE, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at the VA Hospital in Cheyenne, WY. Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney, NE with Father C.P. Varghese off

Robert J. Teague

Robert J. Teague

Robert J. Teague, age 88 of Lodgepole, NE passed away at SRMC Extended Care on Thursday, May 9, 2024. Military graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Lodgepole, NE with PMA Wayne Fraass officiat

James L. Leider

James L. Leider

James L. Leider, age 83 of Sidney, NE passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Private family services are pending and will be held at a later date. You may view James’ Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.c

Doris Barry

Doris Barry

Doris Barry, 102, passed away at Morrill County Community Hospitalin Bridgeport on April 30, 2024. Visitation will be at the Prairie WindsCommunity Center in Bridgeport, Nebraska on Thursday, May 16 at1:00 PM and a Celebration of Life will be at the Orego

Estalyn E. Anderson

Estalyn E. Anderson

Estalyn E. Anderson, 80 of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2024 in Kimball with Pastor Warren Cico officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. F

Carolyn K. Fletcher

Carolyn K. Fletcher

Carolyn K. (Gehrke) Fletcher, 73, of Kimball, passed away of complications from liver disease at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on April 26, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024 at the Cantrell Funer

Clark L. Huff

Clark L. Huff

Clark L. Huff, 85, a life long Kimball resident, died at his home on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Cremation has been held and graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the Kimball Cemetery with Randy Bohac officiating. Friends may v

Lillian L. "Jeri" Belieu

Lillian L. "Jeri" Belieu

Lillian L. “Jeri” Belieu, age 88 of Sidney, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2024 in Sidney, NE. Memorial services will begin with a Rosary at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, May 10, 2024

Nadine V. (Nelson) Cassata

Nadine V. (Nelson) Cassata

Nadine Nelson Cassata, age 89, passed away on November 10, 2023 in Tucson, AZ. Nadine was born in Kimball, NE, September 25, 1934 to Maurice and Enid (Edwards) Nelson, where she was raised on a farm in the Nebraska panhandle. Nadine began pursuing a degre

Sharon K. Myers

Sharon K. Myers

Sharon K. Myers, age 66 of Gurley, NE passed away in her home on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at Faith Methodist Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Services will b

Allen S. Achen

Allen S. Achen

Allen Shane Achen age 52, made his journey home to be with his Lord and Savior on the morning of Saturday, April 27th, 2024, at Sidney Regional Medical Center, after a long and fearless battle fighting cancer. He was surrounded by his loved ones when he t

Jeffrey Virgil Reetz

Jeffrey Virgil Reetz

Jeffrey Virgil Reetz went home to heaven April 14, 2024. Son of Doug and Arleen Reetz born April 15, 1947 in the panhandle of Nebraska.

Bobbie L. Johnson

Bobbie L. Johnson

Barbara “Bobbie” Johnson, age 79, of Sidney, Nebraska passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Barbara’s grace, kindness, and unwavering love touched the lives of all who knew her. A graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M. Sat

Donald L. Sharman

Donald L. Sharman

Donald L. Sharman, age 80, of Lodgepole, NE passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at his home. Per Don’s wishes he will be cremated and no public services will be held. You may view Don’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories

Clayton Way

Clayton Way

Clayton Way, age 87, of Lodgepole, NE passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024 2024 at Sidney Regional Medical Center - Extended Care in Sidney, NE. Full Military Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at Pleasantview Cemetery

Dixie Riley

Dixie Riley

Dixie G. Riley, 87, of Chappell passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2023 in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 12 pm at the Chappell Golf Course.

Betty J. Allen

Betty J. Allen

Betty J. Allen, 100, of Spearfish, South Dakota, a former Kimball resident for 74 years, died in Spearfish on Friday, April 12, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Cantrell Funeral Home (formerly Allen Fune

Mary Ellen Dailey

Mary Ellen Dailey

Mary Ellen Dailey, age 102, a longtime Lodgepole area resident, passed away in Sidney, NE on Monday, April 22, 2024. A Rosary Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, April 29, 2024 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney, NE with a Mass of

Gwen M. Kalb

Gwen M. Kalb

Gwen M. Kalb, 81, of Chappell, Nebraska, passed away on April 17, 2024, at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, Colorado.

Richard "Rick" A. Hisey

Richard "Rick" A. Hisey

Richard “Rick” A. Hisey, 71, of Kimball, died at his home on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Memorial services will be held on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. The family invites friends to gather for a l

Kyle Abrams

Kyle Abrams

Kyle Abrams, age 69, of Lodgepole, NE passed away in Sidney, NE on Sunday, April 14, 2024. Kyle’s celebration of life will be held Friday, April 26th at 11:00 am at the Lazy S Ranch, 2472 Road 131, Sidney, NE. Please wear your favorite Nebraska Husk

Jentry Lobner

Jentry Lobner

Jentry Lobner, 46, of Lewellen passed away Friday, April 12, 2024 in Denver.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2024 at the Lewellen Tiger Den with Brenda Tophoj, PMA officiating. 

Dorothy J. Johnson

Dorothy J. Johnson

Dorothy J. Johnson, 93, of Kimball, peacefully passed away, leaving behind a rich tapestry of love and devotion on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Rosary service will be at 9:30 a.m. and funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at St.

Rose M. Douville

Rose M. Douville

Rose M. Douville, age 69 of Sidney, NE Douville went home peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the family in care of

Margaret E. Case

Margaret E. Case

Margaret E. Case, 102, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Vonnie Brown presiding. Friends may call

Debra L. (Finley) Main

Debra L. (Finley) Main

Debra L. (Finley) Main, age 62, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney, NE on April 7, 2024. A private family graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. You may view Debbie’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and st

Kathleen F. "Kay" Kahl

Kathleen F. "Kay" Kahl

Kathleen Frances (McIntosh) Kahl, formerly of Sidney, NE entered into rest with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 in Papillion, NE at the age of 92. A Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. at St.

Dwayne Ahlberg

Dwayne Ahlberg

Dwayne E. Ahlberg, age 72 of Sidney, NE passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2023. A Celebration of Life will be held on April 13, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. at the Sidney Golf Course. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Dwayne&r

Carol Maxine (Kicken) (Spencer) Wears

Carol Maxine (Kicken) (Spencer) Wears

Carol M. Wears, age 89, formerly of Sidney, passed away on her 89th birthday, March 16, 2024 in Lexington, SC. Carol M. Wears was born March 16, 1935 in Alliance, NE to Raymond Jules and Margaret Marie (Klein) Kicken. Carol attended St. Agnes Academy in A

Ralph H. Brauer

Ralph H. Brauer

Ralph H. Brauer, age 98, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney, NE on Monday, April 1, 2024. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Trinity Lutheran Church-South Divide, Sidney, NE with Pastor Neil Carlson officiating.

Kendra Broderick

Kendra Broderick

Kendra Broderick, 15, formerly of Chappell passed away Friday, March 29, 2024 in Aurora, Colorado.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the Creek Valley High School Gym.  Services will conclude in the gym.

Darlene "Dar" J. Gardner

Darlene "Dar" J. Gardner

Darlene “Dar” Janice Gardner, of Kimball, died in Aurora, Colorado on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Funeral services will be held at the Kimball High School Auditorium on Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 am with Randy Bohac officiating, burial will be

Derek Weingardt

Derek Weingardt

Derek David Weingardt, 33, from Padroni, Colorado passed away peacefully on March 27, 2024 in his home surrounded by his family and friends after a 5 year battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Madison James Hicks

Madison James Hicks

Madison James Hicks was born on March 17th, 1993, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Craig and Sherri (Dormann) Hicks, who lovingly deemed him their “little leprechaun.” He passed away on March 17, 2024, doing what he loved at the age of 31. A celebr

Alice Raine Bobo

Alice Raine Bobo

3-28-1996 - 3-18-2024 Alice lived life unapologetically dancing to the beat of her own drum. Depending on when your life crossed paths you may have known her as Shawn, Alice, or both. Her greatest joy was her children: Kellen (deceased), Dorian (6), Lucia

Freddie (Bud) James Gentz

Freddie (Bud) James Gentz

Freddie (Bud) James Gentz, of Potter, Nebraska, passed away on March 9, 2024.

Angela Toman

Angela Toman

Angela M. Toman, age 32, of Sidney, passed away unexpectedly in Sidney on Friday, March 8, 2024. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation has been held. You may view Angela’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories

Dwight Smith

Dwight Smith

Dwight Smith, age 79, formerly of Chappell, NE passed away in Plattsmouth, NE on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at the Nebraska Masonic Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at the Chappell Methodist Church in Chappell, NE

Kenneth W. Dickinson

Kenneth W. Dickinson

Kenneth W. Dickinson, age 78 of Sidney, NE passed away on Friday, March 15, 2024 surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 13 at the Youth Camp in Sidney, from 10 am to 2 pm. Please bring a food to share. You may view

John White

John White

John White, 74, of Sidney passed away early Friday morning, March 15, 2024 at his home.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. March 21, 2024 at Light Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Case W. Schoening

Case W. Schoening

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved 5-year-old Case William on Friday, March 8, 2024. He left this world far too soon and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:30 pm Friday, March

Roland N. Waite

Roland N. Waite

Roland “Rollie” N. Waite, age 90, of Dalton, NE, passed away in Bridgeport, NE on Monday, March 11, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, March 18, 2024 at the United Church of the Plains in Dalton, NE with Pastor Leon &ld

Carrie C. Balfour

Carrie C. Balfour

Carrie C. Balfour, age 89, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney, NE on March 8, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 15, 2024 at Faith Methodist Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. The casket will be cl

James "Jim" Stewart

James "Jim" Stewart

James Stewart, 70, of Sidney passed away Friday evening, March 8, 2024 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Per Jim’s request, a private family gathering was held in his honor. A celebration of life will take place

Mary Cantrell

Mary Cantrell

Mary Kay (Marilyn Woolsey) Cantrell, age 78, passed away on, March 05, 2024 in Scottsbluff, NE 
A family graveside service with interment will be held Monday, March 11, 2024 at the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery, Bridgeport, NE.

Dorothea "Sunshine" Campos

Dorothea "Sunshine" Campos

Dorothea “Sunshine” Campos Dorothea Annette “Sunshine” Campos, age 66 of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney on Monday, March 4, 2024. You may view Sunshine’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrig

Pamela J. Kepler

Pamela J. Kepler

Pamela “Pam” J. Kepler, age 76, of Dalton, NE passed away in Bridgeport, NE on Sunday, March 3, 2024. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Broadwater, NE with PMA Bev Adam of

Richard A. Bruns

Richard A. Bruns

Richard A. Bruns, age 81, of Lodgepole, NE, passed away peacefully in Sidney on Saturday, March 2, 2024, surrounded by the love of his family while enjoying a rodeo event. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Evange

Johnny "John" Podkonyak

Johnny "John" Podkonyak

Johnny Podkonyak, 90, of Lewellen passed away early Friday morning, March 1, 2024 in Oshkosh.

A Celebration of Life will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Lewellen Tiger Den with Brenda Tophoj, PMA officiating. 

Fred H. Taylor

Fred H. Taylor

Fred H. Taylor, age 89 of Grand Island, NE passed away in Grand Island on Thursday, February 29, 2024. A full obituary will be announced when available. You may view Fred’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittch

Norma J. Larson

Norma J. Larson

Norma J. Larson, age 89, of Tucson, AZ, and formerly of Sidney, NE passed on February 8, 2024 in Tucson. A Graveside service will be held at the Potter Cemetery on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:30 A.M. in Potter, NE. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt

Evelyn M. DeMers

Evelyn M. DeMers

Evelyn DeMers, age 103, of Sidney, NE, passed away at SRMC Extended Care in Sidney on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Cremation has been held and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sid