Jan 02, 2020 10:18 PM

Harold D. Parsons (1938 - 2020)

Posted Jan 02, 2020 10:18 PM

Harold D. Parson, age 81, of Gothenburg, Nebraska died on January 1, 2020 in Gothenburg.  He was born on January 26, 1938 in Cozad, Nebraska, the son of Herbert and Freda (Buss) Parsons.

Harold grew up in the Cozad & Willow Island areas of Nebraska.  He attended rural schools at Cozad.  On February 6, 1956 he married Lorene Tunison at Lexington, Nebraska and to this union four children were born, Patsy, Peggy, Chris and Cheryl.  In March of 1956 he joined the U.S. Navy and served his country in California, Hong Kong, Hawaii and Japan.  After his discharge from the Navy, he returned to the Cozad area.  The family lived in Maxwell, Gothenburg and Cozad in Nebraska.  He lived in Cozad and made that his home until his last few years when he moved to Gothenburg,  Nebraska.  Harold spent many years working at the hay mill, co-op, and Monroe's in Cozad.  He enjoyed making things with his hands, welding and spending time with horses.  His family was his pride and joy, and he cherished time with them.  Harold was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Cozad.

He is survived by his wife, Lorene M. Parsons of Gothenburg, Nebraska; four daughters, Patsy (Kenneth) Barta Nichols of Cozad, Nebraska, Peggy (and the late Warren) Rice of Kearney, Nebraska, Chris (Jerry) Sabin of North Platte, Nebraska, and Cheryl (Troy) Oelkers of Cozad, Nebraska; three brothers, Larry (Connie) Parsons of Great Bend, Kansas, Gene (Shirley) Parsons of Cozad, Nebraska, and Dick Parsons of Gothenburg, Nebraska; 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Bob Parrett, Frank (Pat) Tunison, and Russell (Danielle) Tunison, all of Cozad; many nieces and nephews, along with other extended family members and friends.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lucille Parrett and Sharon Carpenter Weeder; six brothers, Melvin Parsons, Don Parsons, Dwayne Parsons, Kenneth Parsons, Ronald Parsons, and Raymond Parsons; two sons-in-law, Edward Barta, Jr., husband of Patsy, and Warren Rice, husband of Peggy; sister-in-law, Violet Hayes; in-laws, Sylvester & Mable Tunison; and brother-in-law, LeRoy Tunison.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 Tenth Street in Gothenburg, Nebraska on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, January 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the family for a later designation.  To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.

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James (Stevie, Tata) Caudillo  (1955 - 2019)

James (Stevie, TATA) Caudillo, age 64, departed this life on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Stevie was born on August 2, 1955 to John L. Caudillo and Delores (Lola) Rivera in  North Platte, Nebraska.  He graduated from North Platte High School in 1974.  On March 5, 1988, Stevie married his love, Marsha Gottula, and they had four sons: Steven, Chad, Jeremy and Zachary.

Stevie was a very proud father and grandfather "Papa."  He enjoyed playing softball, watching his children and grandchildren play sports, camping, and simply spending time with his family.  Stevie was always there to lend a helping hand and enjoyed doing projects with his boys, family and friends.  He enjoyed working at Blue Moon Fitness in Lincoln, Nebraska where he met many friends and co-workers.

Stevie was preceded in death by his wife, Marsha; his parents, John L. and Delores; a granddaughter, Skylar; and brothers, Fred and Joseph.

He is survived by his sons, Steven (Maribel) of Omaha, Nebraska, Chad (Bobbie) of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Jeremy (Melanie) of Park Rapids, Minnesota, and Zachary (Chelsea) of Lincoln, Nebraska; brothers, John (Olga) of North Platte, Nebraska, Frank of New Mexico, Robert of North Platte, Nebraska, Thomas (Shelly) of Broomfield, Colorado, and Julie of Westminster, California; grandchildren, Mireya, Axton, Cruz, Elise, Josiah, Madeline, Luciana, Amelia, Maximo, Dion, Charles, and Jemma; his girlfriend, Melissa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 415 N. Chestnut Street in North Platte, with the Reverend Vijumon Choorackal as celebrant.  Christian Wake Services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, 421 West 4th Street in North Platte, Nebraska.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.