Richard Gutherless, 83 - October 28, 2013Richard “Dick” Gutherless, 83, of Brady died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, from cancer.
Memorial services will be conducted at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. with Father Don O’Brien officiating.
A register book signing will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg, with family members present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Gutherless was born July 7, 1930, at North Platte to Frank and Ruth Gutherless. He lived at Snell Canyon on the family ranch and attended the Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis. He graduated in 1949 and served a year with the Air Force, 1950-51.
He married Barbara Weber on July 3, 1950. The couple moved to the valley and were involved in raising purebred Herefords and holding annual bull sales.
Gutherless was a member of the American Hereford Association as well as the Nebraska Hereford Association where he served on the board of directors and a term as president. He also had four trucks on the road with Gutherless Hay Service.
He was active in Boy Scouts and 4-H with his children. They enjoyed spending Sunday afternoons at roping events or on Snell Canyon Lake with the McNitt family, according to family members.
?Living on Highway 30, he was known for his generosity of giving gas to stranded motorists, fixing broken down vehicles and offering a sandwich and coffee to those in need, family said. He could fix anything in his shop where he enjoyed spending time when he wasn’t taking care of the cows and checking pastures and water.
Gutherless was preceded in death by: his father and mother, Frank and Ruth; his daughter, Kristi Kae Sukraw.
Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Barbara; his sons—Rick “Joe” Gutherless and Scot (Karen) Gutherless; his daughter, Susan (Bob) Golter; grandchildren—Casey Golter, Corey Golter, Alison Hoeke, Teri Jo Mitchell, Bobby Mack Gutherless, Jodi Gutherless, Jesse Gutherless, Amber Gutherless, Danielle Gutherless, Riley Anderson and Lucas Anderson; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gayle (Ken) Legrand; a niece, Pam; nephews—Mike and Jeff.
Memorials are suggested to the Callahan Oncology Center, P.O. Box 1167, North Platte, NE, 69103.