Jan 23, 2020 11:50 PM

James Newton Gaskill (1932 - 2020)

Posted Jan 23, 2020 11:50 PM

James Newton 'Old Man' Gaskill, age 87, of Gothenburg, Nebraska died January 22, 2020 in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
He was born on April 14, 1932 in Beloit, Kansas, son of Ross and Thelma (Flynn) Gaskill.  He grew up in Beloit, Kansas and graduated from Beloit High School.  He then served his country for four years in the U.S. Navy.  James married Dorothy Kisner on July 17, 1955 at Beloit, Kansas.  They became parents of Lisa, Rhonda, James and Eric.  They made their home in Greeley, Colorado, Wray, Colorado, Kearney, Nebraska, and finally in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
James worked for many years as a foreman for the Department of Roads and also worked for the City of Gothenburg.  He was a lifelong cowboy with a love of all that goes along with it - Ramrodders, Reloading, Leatherwork, Ironwork, and Outdoor Expo.  He loved being out of doors - hunting, fishing, and camping.  He loved to be with people - telling stories, sharing the love of the land and re-enacting history.  He was a member of Artists Rights Society, Gothenburg Dancing Club and Gothenburg Roping Club.  He was a participant in the 1976 Bicentennial wagon ride.  He was an extra in Dances With Wolves.
Survivors include two daughters, Lisa McNulty and Rhonda Kandler; a son, James E. (Leota) Gaskill; seven grandchildren - Jonathon, Stephanie, Jennifer, Erika, Michelle, (and their father, Jeff Kandler), James W. and Adam; 13 great grandchildren - Thahira, Ciara, Sophia, Kayla, Nathaniel, Gavin, Madeyln, James, Keylee, Chloe, Kaydence, Aubrey, and Trevor; his siblings Donna Long, Nancy (Wayne) Huggins, Rodger (Karen) Gaskill, and Linda (Gale) Scott; along with many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy, in 2019; his parents; a son, Eric; a grandson, Dale; his sister, Mary and brother, Ed; and a brother-in-law, Ivan Long.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 Tenth Street in Gothenburg, on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Nebraska Game & parks (Pressy Park) or the Gothenburg Senior Center.

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Jan 23, 2020 11:50 PM
Timothy Martin Hellbusch  (1962 - 2020)
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Timothy martin Hellbusch, age 57, of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away unexpectedly at Great Plains Health in North Platte on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Tim was born on August 3 1962 to Gerald and Annamarie (Boesch) Hellbusch at Albion, Nebraska and grew up in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska.  After graduating from Cedar Rapids High School in 1980, Tim attended Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska where he received his Associate of Arts Degree in Diesel Technology.
On April 30, 1983, Tim married Rebecca 'Becky' Voboril in Cedar Rapids.  Working as a diesel mechanic, Tim's job took them to various Nebraska communities including Grand Island, then Sidney in 1986 where he was also a Service Manager, and to North Platte in 2011 where he was working with Inland Truck Parts.
He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.  Tim was a genuine person who thought of others first and had a big heart.  He had been a Boy Scout Leader and mentored lots of people over the years.  Tim liked being outdoors and in wide open spaces, but was happiest being with his family.  He loved his family and adored his grandchildren who equally loved their Papa.  Tim was a wonderful husband, father, and grandpa who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his parents, Gerald and Annamarie Hellbusch of Cedar Rapids, Nebraska; his wife, Becky of North Platte, Nebraska; children, Luke (Shauna) Hellbusch of Lincoln, Nebraska, Hannah (Ryan) Walters of North Platte, and Kendra (Tim) Hausmann of Sidney, Nebraska; grandchildren, Quincey and Hazel Walters, Grady and Evan Hausann, and Lydia Talbot; sisters, Angie (Mark) Schalk and Trina Hellbusch (Doug Stuhr) all of Albion, Nebraska; brothers, Fred (Kevin) Hellbusch and Jordan (Jennifer) Hellbusch all of Omaha, Nebraska; parents-in-law, Joe and Mary Voboril of Albion, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Lisa (Don) Weakland of Lincoln, Nebraska, Natalie (Pat) Fitzsimmons of St. Edward, Nebraska, Amber (Todd) Wynn and Kassie Voboril (Todd McCready) all of Albion, Nebraska; as well as other family members.
Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Services will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 2719 West E Street in North Platte,  with Rosary on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial wil be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 with Celebrant Father Mark Seiker.  Since Tim was not a fancy man, please come in your casual clothes.  Tim will be in his Hawaiian attire.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte.  Cremation will follow the services, then inurnment will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial.  Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com.  Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte is in charge of arrangements.