Shane Robert Duis, 51, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died March 2, 2023 at Cozad, NE.

He was born November 16, 1971 in Gothenburg, NE, son of Lamoine and Linda (DeFruiter) Duis.

Shane loved anything that had wheels, whether that was cars, trucks, motorcycles, or four wheelers. He also had a love for his pets. In his early years, he could often be found out hunting or fishing with his dad, friends, or close relatives.

Survivors include two sons, Judd (Danielle) Gallardo of North Platte, and Justin Duis of Colorado; mother, Linda Gerdes of Cozad, NE; brother, Andrew (Wendy) Duis of Lincoln, three grandchildren, Holden, Hazlee, and Helena, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and friends.

Shane was preceded in death by father, Lamoine Duis, step-father, Kenneth Gerdes, both sets of grandparents, aunt Donna, uncles, Kermit, Mearle, and Clifford, cousins, Danielle, and Markie.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 5, 2023, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 10th St, Gothenburg, NE, with family present.

Services will be held Monday, March 6, 2023, 2:00 PM, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, with Harvey Pierce officiating.

Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the family for later designation.


Lucy Buesing, 82, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died September 14, 2020 in Gothenburg, NE.

She was born August 23, 1938 in Neudorf, Ukraine, daughter of Otto and Hilda (Seel) Netzel.

She was baptized on April 17, 1944 in Eugenfeld, Ukraine.

Lucy arrived in New Orleans' on March 21, 1952 at the age of 14 with her mother and sister.

She attended school at Lexington through the eighth grade and later received her GED in May of 1984.

Lucy was united in marriage to Carl D Schwarz on January 8, 1955, in Lexington. The couple later divorced. Seven children were blessed to this marriage; David, Teresa, Ron, Anthony, Kathy, Charlie, and Troy.  Lucy married Darrell Buesing on June 15, 1985 at Lexington.

Over the years, she had several different jobs; she worked at Michael's, West Side Care Home, Slacks Nursing Home and retired from Hilltop Estates as head dietitian. She loved her music, cooking and baking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Teresa and her husband Gary Smith, of Gothenburg, Ron Schwarz of Lexington, Kathy and her husband Tim Lord of Indianola, NE, Charlie and his wife Denise Schwarz of Clovis, CA, Troy Schwarz; of Gothenburg; 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; sister, Linda Schwarz; step-sons Mike Buesing, Matt (Angie) Buesing, Mark Buesing; a host of step grandchildren; along with many extended family and friends.

Lucy was preceded in death by husband, Darrel Buesing; sons, Anthony and David Schwarz; grandchildren Nathan, Natalie and Nicole; her parents Otto and Hilda.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with the family present.

Graveside Services will be held at Gothenburg Cemetery, September 17, 2020 at 10:00 am.  

Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the Hilltop Estates or Alzheimer's Association.


Reyes “Ray” A. Robles, 83, of Lexington, died Thursday, January 30, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born January 4, 1937, in Lexington, Nebraska to Ramon A. and Soledad (Cordero) Robles. He attended school in Lexington and was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Reyes worked many construction jobs in the area. He was an accomplished carpenter and tinkerer who could fix/repair about anything.

As a young man, he started working with Neff Lumber Yard and retired in 2006 from Mead Lumber in Lexington, where he made a lot of friends and enjoyed helping them pick out the right wood for their projects. Anyone who knew Ray, knew he didn’t go too far from home. He complemented that by reading any newspaper he could get his hands on and each book, bought or gifted, was read through once or twice.

He enjoyed following his grandchildren’s athletic and scholastic accomplishments and was always interested in what they were doing and looked forward to their visits. Ray liked anything with his Huskers, but really enjoyed Husker volleyball and softball. And at any time (24-7) he would have his western channel on, which was his favorite.

Reyes is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou (Barron) Robles of Lexington; children, Phil (Paula) Robles of Cozad, Felix (Yvonne) Robles of Laona, Wisconsin, Beth (Robert) Speer of Lexington, and Jon (Julie) Robles of Lexington; one brother, Felix Robles of Albuquerque, New Mexico; grandchildren, Whitney, Skyler, Brooke, Carli, Mark and Jennifer; and great-grandchildren, Lyric, Jax, and Dawson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond Robles and Florentino Robles, Sr.; sisters, Manuella Cervantes, Aurelia Robles, Delores Robles Meier, and two sisters that passed away very young, Lucia and Anita.

Visitation will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. A Christian wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, Nebraska on Tuesday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Matt Koperski, officiating. Interment will be at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting:

Maiden Name: Lauby


Rosemary JoAnne (Lauby) McCarthy, 75, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Lexington passed away on May 18th, 2019 at Brighton Gardens in Omaha.

Rosemary was born to Cletus and Mary (Wilhelm) Lauby in Lexington, Nebraska, on November 26th, 1943.   She attended Lexington High School where she met her high school sweetheart, Neil McCarthy. They were married, on January 28th, 1961.

They made their home and started their family in Lexington where Neil served on the police force. After moving to Omaha in 1991, Neil & Rosemary started a daycare, sharing their home, time and love with many wonderful children over the years. Later in life, they enjoyed camping, often serving as campground hosts.

Rosemary is survived by sons, Jerry and wife Lori of Blair; Chris and husband Jimmy of Omaha; daughter, Trueline and grandchildren, Mason, Evan, and Dominique. She is also survived by sisters, Shirley (James) Richey of Loveland CO; Kathy (Darrell) Bliven of Omaha; Cleta (Jack) Brown of Ravenna; brother, Jim (Gail) Lauby of Elwood; Sisters-in-Law, Patricia McCarthy-Flaig, Twila McCarthy, & Mary (Harley) Nichelson and Brothers-in-Law, Verne Ratcliff and John (Bonnie) McCarthy.

Rosemary also loved the girls whom she cared for since their childhood; Maddie, Josie, Alex, & Katie Bohn

Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius “Neil” Francis, son, Robert Anthony; infant daughter Christine Ann; granddaughter, Kristina Marie, infant grandson, Tyler Anthony; parents; and sister, Patricia “Patti” Ratcliff.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Father Jose Chavez, officiating.

Interment will be at St Ann’s Cemetery at Lexington. Family & friends are invited to a luncheon after the burial at Kirk’s Restaurant.  

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. with a Rosary recited at 10:00 a.m. at St Ann’s Catholic Church prior to Mass.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by

Date Posted: 2018-09-24

Funeral Services for Donald D. Bauer will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastor Victor Rasmussen, officiating. Following the services, interment will be held at the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, south of Maxwell, Nebraska with military honors provided by the North Platte Honor Guard in conjunction with the U.S. Navy Military Honors Team.

Donald Dean Bauer, 85 years of age, of Cozad, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at his home in Cozad, surrounded by his family. Donnie was born August 21, 1933 at Lexington, the eldest of thirteen children born to Alexander and Wilma Marie (Wiles) Bauer. He received his primary education from North 17 District School, northeast of Lexington, and then attended Lexington High School.

Following his education, he was employed by Burns and Skinner Feedlot, northeast of Lexington, prior to being inducted into the United States Navy on November 25, 1952. Donnie served his country during the Korean War, stationed on the U.S.S. Cabildo (LSD-16) until he was honorably discharged on June 1, 1955. He then returned home to Dawson County, where he continued his work at the feedlot as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator.

On June 9, 1957, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Lue Knaggs at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, and to this union the couple were blessed with three children: Lynette, Cynthia and Dennis. The family made their home in Lexington, until settling to Cozad, where Donnie was employed by Adolph Fasse Feedlot. He was then employed by Platte Valley Pack at Darr, Nebraska for 17 years, and later worked as a mechanic in Lexington at Sperry New Holland for 10 years, until his retirement.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church at Buffalo, north of Lexington, was a proud member of the NRA, and a 41 year member of the Manning American Legion Post #111 in Lexington. Donnie enjoyed camping, fishing, and many good times were experienced hunting deer for many years with his son, Dennis and his brothers. He was a skilled woodworker, and especially enjoyed building duck decoys and naval ship replicas.

Above all, Donnie was a family man. His family was his pride and joy, and he treasured each memory made with them. His good memory of these moments in life gave him the ability of reciting stories in great detail to his family and friends. These stories will be missed! Another highlight in Donnie and Bonnie’s life was being encouraged by their family to achieve their GED’s, which they accomplished together in 1986.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law: James and Leona Knaggs; one brother, Roger Bauer; sisters-in-law: Cathy Bauer, Carol Bauer and Joyce Bauer; brothers-in-law: Ken Strickland, Dale Tomasek, and Fred Larson; and a niece, Linda Thomsen.

He leaves to celebrate his life; his wife of 61 years, Bonnie of Cozad; his children: Lynn Rose and her husband, Brian of Kearney Nebraska; Cindy Owens and her husband, Keith of Nampa, Idaho; and Dennis Bauer and his wife, Linda of Millard, Nebraska; grandchildren: Jeremy Bauer and his wife, Brittany of Atkinson, Nebraska; Hope Dreesen and her husband, Paul of La Vista, Nebraska; and Shelby Bauer of Millard; three great-grandchildren: Kiptyn and Lawsyn Bauer, and Tahlia Dreesen; five brothers: Larry Bauer of Lexington; James Bauer of Cozad; Thomas Bauer of Farnam, Nebraska; Steven Bauer and his wife, Carol of Eddyville, Nebraska; and Michael Bauer of Bailey, Colorado; six sisters: Phyllis Robinson and her husband, Archie of Holdrege; Beverly Tomasek of Omaha, Nebraska; Mary Bauer of Indio, California; Julia Tucker of Lee Summit, Missouri; Dorothy Larson of Loveland, Colorado; and Marilyn Stephens of Englewood, Colorado; several special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law on the Knaggs side of the family; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad, with the family greeting friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

A memorial has been established in his Donnie’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later designation to benefit Veterans.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Nebraska, and the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad are working in conjunction with each other to assist the family.