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  • Clifford M. Johnson

    Feb 29, 2024

    Clifford M. "Cliff" Johnson, age 83, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, NE with Pastors Kyle Larson and Doug Birky officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursd...

  • Victoria Jane "Vicki" Millman

    Feb 29, 2024

    Victoria Jane "Vicki" Millman, age 86, of Sidney, was called to heaven on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Faith Methodist Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Cremation has been held and inurnment will follow at Flandreau, in South Dakota. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel...

  • David (Dave) Kalb

    Feb 22, 2024

    David (Dave) Kalb, 81, of Chappell went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, February 16, 2024, with his loving wife by his side. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home in Chappell with Pastor Rich Graeff officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Chappell City Cemetery. Visitation will be held 3:00 to 5:00 Wednesday at the funeral home. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home in Chappell is serving the Kalb...

  • Charlotte Ann Lodes

    Feb 22, 2024

    Charlotte Ann Lodes, 92, passed away on February 10,2024 in Ridgway, Colorado, at the home of her daughter, Kristi, surrounded by many of her loved ones. Charlotte was born in Mitchell, Nebraska on November 27,1931 to Horace (Jeff) and Thelma Blackburn. She grew up on her family's farm outside of Mitchell and graduated from Liberty High School. She went on to earn her Registered Nurse degree from Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She made several lifetime friends...

  • Betty I. Peetz

    Feb 15, 2024

    Betty I. Peetz, age 101 of Sidney, NE passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024. Rosary Services will be at 10:00 a.m. followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Both services will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney with Fr. Lou Nollette officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Monday from 1-6 with family present from 4-6.   In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to...

  • Leanor C. Olsen

    Feb 8, 2024

         Eleanor Christine (Ortiz) Olsen, age 71 of Sidney, NE passed away at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, CO surrounded by her family on Friday, January 26, 2024.         Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Brenda Pfeifly officiating.  Services will conclude at the church.  Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website....

  • Service Notice

    Feb 8, 2024

    Helen Mae Wills, age 98, of Potter, NE, passed away in Bridgeport, NE on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 9, 2024 at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney, NE with Pastor Kyle Larson officiating. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Cremation has taken place and there will be no viewing. Inurnment will follow at the Potter Cemetery. Light refreshments will follow at the Potter Youth Center in Potter, NE. Friends may...

  • Marvel Moore

    Feb 1, 2024

    Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, January 29, 2024 at the United Church of the Plains in Dalton with Pastor Bud Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow in the Dalton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the church. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Homes and Cremations in Oshkosh and Chappell is serving the Moore family. Family and friends can leave condolences at www.bondegardfunerals.com. Our beautiful, caring and loving mother checked out of...

  • Karen D. Robinson

    Feb 1, 2024

    Karen D. Robinson, 88, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at the Cornerstone Community Church (Kimball Presbyterian Church) with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Burial will follow in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to share condolences and stories of Karen with the family. Memorials may be given to either Cornerstone Community Chu...

  • Leslie J. (Henkle) Sams

    Feb 1, 2024

    Leslie J. (Henkle) Sams It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing on Monday, January 22, 2024 of Leslie J. (Henkle) Sams, age 60 of Douglas, WY and formerly Sidney, NE. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE. Cremation has been held. A luncheon will follow at the Gehrig-Stitt Event Center, 1212 10th Avenue, Sidney, NE. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday to sign Leslie's book. You may view...

  • Richard "Dick" C. Eckley

    Jan 25, 2024

    Richard "Dick" C. Eckley, age 84 of Sidney, NE passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be scheduled at a later date. You may view Dick's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos, and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Dick's care and funeral arrangements. Richard "Dick" Charles Eckley was born on June 5, 1939 to Richard and Mary (Steele) Eckley in Tekamah, NE. In 1956, Dick...

  • Marjorie M. Jones

    Jan 25, 2024

    Marjorie M. Jones, age 96, died at her home near Lodgepole on Saturday, January 13, 2024. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chappell, NE with Pastor Neil Carlson officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery at Lodgepole, NE. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday from 1-6:00 P.M. to...

  • Robert Frank Roderick

    Jan 25, 2024

    Robert Frank Roderick died at the age of 81 on January 12, 2024 in Fort Collins CO. Born September 6, 1942 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Frank and Faye Roderick, he was one their 8 children. Robert graduated from high school in Bayard, NE in 1960. He then went on to serve his country, in the United States Marine Corps, from 1960-1964, serving in Vietnam. After this, he settled in Sidney, NE. It was at this time that he met the love of his life, Kathy, on a blind date, in March of 1965. Their love blossomed, and he married Kathryn Ayle on July...

  • Ruthie Lou Baker

    Jan 11, 2024

    Ruthie Lou Baker, age 85, passed away in Walsenburg, CO on December 15, 2024. Ruthie was born January 18, 1938 in Boone County, NE to Nova and Elta (Morris) Tarpenning. She attended Sidney Public Schools. She was married to Dwight Armstrong and they had one son, Dwight Barry Armstrong. They later divorced. She married Bernie Baker on December 18, 1966. They had one daughter, Brenda Lou. Bernie preceded her in death on September 20, 2020. Ruthie was a police dispatcher at the Arizona State capital in Phoenix for 25 years. After retirement she...

  • Jack L. Mertz

    Jan 11, 2024

    Jack L. Mertz, age 69, of Sidney, passed away peacefully at home in Sidney, NE on Saturday, January 6, 2024. In the days preceding, he had been surrounded by family and friends, sharing stories, jokes and memories. His trademark sense of humor blessed us all during this time. Special thanks are extended to the nursing staff and PT/OT department of SMRC and to the Morrill County Ambulance Crew who showed exceeding kindness on his final ride home. A Wake Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on...

  • Joseph "Joe" Harold Sauder

    Jan 11, 2024

    Joe Sauder, age 87, of Chappell, passed away in Sidney, NE on Monday, January 1, 2024. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Zion Lutheran Church in Chappell, NE with Pastor Neil Carlson officiating. Cremation has been held. Inurnment will follow at the Chappell Cemetery. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday, January 5th...

  • David A. Stevens

    Jan 11, 2024

    David A. Stevens, 74, of Scottsbluff, NE passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at Heritage Estates in Gering, NE. His funeral service will be held 10:30 am Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at Immanuel Weyerts Lutheran Church in Lodgepole, NE with Pastor Bud Gillespie officiating. Interment will follow at Weyerts Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 pm on Monday, January 8, 2024, at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. It is respectfully requested that in lieu of any flowers, memorials may be made to...

  • Emil Weyerts

    Jan 11, 2024

    Emil Weyerts, 95, of Gurley, passed away Monday evening, January 1, 2024 at his home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at the Weyerts Immanuel Lutheran Church near Lodgepole with Pastor Leon "Bud" Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow in the Weyerts Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the church. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Homes in Oshkosh and Chappell is serving the Weyerts family. Family and friends can...

  • Marjorie L. "Marge" Verplank

    Jan 4, 2024

    Marjorie L. "Marge" Verplank, age 93 of Sidney, NE, gained her wings and departed this life to meet her family just in time for Christmas - on Saturday, December 23, 2023 in Sidney, NE. Funeral Services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, NE with Pastors Kyle Larson and Doug Birky officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. Central Time at the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, NE. Services will be livestreamed on the...

  • Sandra "Sandy" Bondegard

    Dec 28, 2023

    Sandra "Sandy" Bondegard, 64, of Lodgepole passed away Saturday, December 16. 2023 in Longmont. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, January 6, 2023 at the Lodgepole Community Service with a gathering of family and friends to follow until 3:00 pm. Burial in the Pleasant View Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials in Sandy's name can be made to Lodgepole Fire Department or the Lodgepole United Methodist Church. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh...

  • Jackie J. Shaw Pollat

    Dec 28, 2023

    Jackie J. Shaw Pollat passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at her home in Gurley. There will be no services at this time. Cremation has taken place. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Pollat Family. Family and friends can leave condolences at www.bondegardfunerals.com. She was born in Oshkosh, Nebraska on August 3, 1947. Jackie was married to Roy F. Shaw Jr, from Oshkosh, on April 14, 1967. They moved around to many areas and settled in Gurley for the...

  • Jeremy K. Barnett

    Dec 21, 2023

    ​ Jeremy K. Barnett, age 49 of Omaha, NE and formerly of Sidney, NE, passed away in Omaha on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 15, 2023 at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney, NE. Cremation has been held. Inurnment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. You may view Jeremy's Book of...

  • Donald R. Benish

    Dec 21, 2023

    Donald R. Benish, age 95, of Potter, NE passed away Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Cremation has been held. No memorial services will be held at this time. Memorials can be given in Don’s name to donors’ choice. You may view Don’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Don’s care and funeral arrangements. He is survived by a sister,...

  • Lucile K. Fisher

    Dec 21, 2023

    Lucile Kathryn Fisher, age 92, passed away in Gering, NE on Saturday, December 9, 2023. A Rosary Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 14, 2023 with Father C.P. Varghese officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Fri...

  • John J. Spaeth

    Dec 21, 2023

    John J. Spaeth, age 89, of Peetz, CO passed away at his home in Peetz, CO on Sunday, December 10, 2023. A Rosary Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, December 15, 2023 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peetz, CO with Father Michael Bodzioch officiating. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Peetz, CO. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday...

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