Neal Marion Hall passed away April 7, 2021. Neal was born August 21, 1940 in Jefferson, Iowa. His parents were Carl Marion and Ruth Louise (Harten) Hall-Chandler. Neal attended schools in Scranton, IA, Beaver, IA and Washington, IA. He graduated in 1958 in Grand Junction, IA. He went on to complete course at US Trade School in Kansas City, MO an AIB in Des Moines, IA. Neal married Donita Lynne Gardner August 6, 1960 in the First United Methodist Church, Perry, IA. In 1962, the family moved to Cedar Rapids, IA where Neal was employed with Link Belt Speeder. In 1964, Neal and his parents went into nosiness as Hall’s Feed Service in Washington, IA. Neal’s family home was located on 52 acres a few miles from Washington, IA. His big hobby was his “small” farm. H enjoyed his old farm machinery, hogs, a few cattle, and a few sheep. Neal was a member of the Washington Jaycees and president of the Washington CO. Hospital Board. Neal was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington, IA. He was a long-time Mason and Shriner. He paraded with the Cartoon group, part of the Washington, Iowa Shriners. While raising his family, Neal enjoyed camping and fishing and was a Cub Scout and Webelos leader. In 1985, the Hall’s Feed Service business closed and in 1986, Neal and Donita relocated to Reno, NV. They both were an apartment manager team, ending up at a property in Sparks, NV. In 1989, Neal was hired by Yellow Freight as an over the road truck driver. In 1997, Neal was transferred to Dallas, TX and continued to work for Yellow Freight until his retirement in 2006. He and his wife moved back to their home in Sparks, NV. Since retiring, Neal enjoyed his grandchildren, little league baseball games, as well as the Iowa Hawkeyes football and basketball games, Nevada Wolf Pack football, and Oakland A’s baseball games. Neal is survived by his wife, Donita; son, Craig (Nataliya) Hall of Reno, NV; daughter, Susan (Jim) Baldwin of Sparks, NV; daughter, Julie Glaspie of Washington, IA; daughter, Amy (Mark) Congelo of Reno, NV; eight grandchildren, Derek (Brandie) Glaspie, Devin (Cole Watson) Glaspie, Drew Hall, Chase Congelo, Valerie (Keith) Barker, Vivien Hall, Hannah Baldwin, Kamerin Baldwin; and four great-grandchildren, Ryker and Maddux Watson, and Evelyn and Aden Glaspie. Neal was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roger Lee Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made on Neal's behalf to The Shriners Children's Hospital at www.lovetotherescue.org
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Marlin Dean Hancock on April 5, 2021. Marlin was born August 24,1928, in O'Neill, Nebraska, to Claud Philip Hancock and Stella (Smith) Hancock. He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and sisters, and his son Michael Rea Hancock. He is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years, Barbara Jeanne (Poe) Hancock, daughters Leann Freeman and Marlene Langford, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. Marlin devoted his life to others, providing years of service in the Independent Order of Foresters, and volunteering at the Senior Center. We will all miss his wonderful hugs and kisses.
Jeanette Elaine Forbes,82,of Reno, NV passed away on March 31, 2021. She is survived by her children Mark (Julie) Forbes, Martin (Wendy) Forbes and Marlaina (Brian) Forbes-Coonradt and her brother James Ogan She was born in Carrol county Missouri to Allison Woodrow Ogan and Wilda Mae Crispin. Jeanette's crowning achievement in life was her love and caring for her 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She loved her family and her family loved her and she will be missed until we can all be together once again in our Lords
Ross W. McGee, age 81, of Reno, NV, passed away on March 31,2021 in the comfort of his own home. He was born October 5, 1939 in Rockford, IL, to George and Barbara McGee. Ross was a US Navy Veteran. Ross will be missed by his wife Nelda McGee; daughters, Jeanne Moskoff; Kim Krengel; pre-deceased by daughter, JoAnne Franzenburg. He also leaves behind brother, Stephen Franzenburg and his wife Marie; sister, Chris McMorris, and grandchildren Will, Max, Aaron and Abigail. Ross spent 40 years in the Wholesale Beef Business. He raised Arabian Horses, loved to sail, enjoyed music and reading. He was a member of the US Navy Yacht Club. Ross was a member of Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church. He will be greatly missed.
Famous Reno area radio personality, Lou Gutenberger, born in Sacramento, California September 13,1932 passed away March 30, 2021 in his home in Reno. He was 88 years old. He grew up in Sacramento and was raised by Louis Potter and Wilma Minnie Gutenberger. Louis served in the Air Force during the Korean War, from 1951-1953 and was stationed at Geiger Field in Spokane, Washington. After returning to his hometown he attended Broadcasting School and later became a very well-known and adored radio personality. Lou worked several major radio stations beginning in Sacramento, California. From there he was picked up by KSTT, a Top 30 station in Davenport, Iowa, where he was one of the first “KSTT Good Guys.” It was then that he put out his 45 record, “The Student Protest.” If you’re lucky you might still be able to find a copy! Lou Gutenberger MC’d many of the rock concerts in the 60’s. Acts included The Turtles, The Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, The Association and Dionne Warwick, to name a few. In the mid to late 60’s he worked radio stations KMOR in Ogden, Utah and KALL in Salt Lake City, before moving to Reno in 1971. Reno radio stations included KOLO, KSRN, KCBN, KBUL, and KOH-Talk Radio. In 1997 Gutenberger was inducted into the “Nevada Broadcaster’s Association & Foundation Hall of Fame.” Not only was Lou an extremely popular radio Disc Jockey, but he also did TV commercials for several local businesses in Reno. Anyone remember “Jeremiah Whittlesea” from the Whittlesea cab commercials? Yep, that was Lou! Louis was close friends with Jerry Lewis and shared the limelight with him on The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (Muscular Dystrophy Association). He took part in several other telethons, including the Humane Society, March of Dimes and Easter Seals. During Lou’s stint in Reno he engaged in many radio remotes, one of the memorable ones being the “Virginia City Camel Races.” Watching the famous radio personality ride a camel was a real hoot! Easy Lou, don’t fall off! He entertained audiences with his undeniable humor in many of the Annual “Sheep Dip” shows. A Reno performance, put on by many of the radio and television personalities. Also MC’d several “Miss Reno” pageants. In Lou’s 50+ years of Radio & Television he had the opportunity to interview a number of stars, including Barbara Eden, Jay Leno, Charo (cuchi, cuchi), Red Skelton, Pat Boone, Debbie Reynolds, Susan Anton, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Leonard Nimoy, Gene Roddenberry and Jimmy Stewart. Let’s not forget his many other talents. Gutenberger was an accomplished Cartoonist, did the late shows on a local Reno television station and even had his own kid’s show, “Lou’s Clubhouse.” Louis William Gutenberger is survived by his 6 children and their spouses, Shelly (Rick), Greg (Theresa), Dana (Rick, who passed away September 3, 2019), Louis, Mary (Vince) and Amy (Chuck). Lou also had 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and a few more on the way! His Wife, Patricia, sadly, passed away 5 months before his death. Louis & Patricia were members of the Immaculate Conception Church in Sparks since 1971 and would’ve celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary December 27, 2020. His final resting place will be beside his wife at the Northern Nevada Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Fernley. Lou will be fondly remembered by many, for his amazing voice. That voice you heard on the radio and said, “who is that guy?” What a voice and a name you’ll never forget. Who could forget a name like “GUTENBERGER”?