Chad E. Gusman
Date of Birth
October 19, 1967
Grand Island, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 18, 2022
Lincoln, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Saturday, July 23, 2022 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary

Friday, July 22, 2022
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, St. Wenceslaus School or Bishop Neumann High School.

Chad E. Gusman, 54 of Wahoo, NE entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.  He was born October 19, 1967 in Grand Island, NE and adopted by Leo and Carolyn (Hoppes) Gusman.  Chad, also known as “Goose”, graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1986 where he was class president and participated in football, basketball and golf. He graduated from Kearney State in 1990. Chad was united in marriage to Catherine Christensen on July 23, 1994 in Fremont, NE. They were blessed with two children, Lauren and Nathan. He worked as a Bank Security Officer with Union Bank & Trust in Lincoln where he was employed for the past 26 years.

Chad was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #1883.  He enjoyed coaching his children in their sports activities, collecting baseball and football cards, anything Star Wars related, movie trivia, and sitting around a fire with neighbors toasting marshmallows and drinking wine.  His passion was Nebraska Football or any other Husker sport.  He loved traveling with his family and especially with Cathy to Husker away games.  He was also a dedicated Notre Dame and Miami Dolphin fan.

Chad is survived by his wife, Cathy Gusman; children, Lauren and Nathan Gusman; parents, Leo and Carolyn Gusman; sister, Kimberly (John) Duprey; parents-in-law, Charles and Lola Christensen; brother-in-law, Kent (Connie) Christensen; sisters-in-law, Patty (Dan) Sanderson and Barbara Christensen; nieces & nephews, Emma and John Duprey, Nicholas and Kimberly Christensen, Benjamin  and Zachary Sanderson; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Chad is also survived by his beloved dog, Trooper and grand dog, Winston.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leo & Elaine Hoppes, Emery & Myrtle Gusman; brother-in-law, Steve Christensen.


Condolences for Chad E. Gusman
  1. Nadeane Allard
    • July 19, 2022 - 1 year ago

    May Chad rest in Peace. I had the opportunity to work with Chad at Union Bank for many years. He could put on a mock robbery training like no other. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Russ Frickey
    • July 19, 2022 - 1 year ago


    My life definitely was better having you in it. So many memories throughout our young 54 years. I will miss our visits and now my hopes of attending more sporting events together. May you Rest In Peace. Until we meet again, GO HUSKERS!!

  3. Kendra and Matthew Kruse Family
    • July 19, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Sending so many prayers! Love you!

  4. Kim Munnis
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Words are never adequate when expressing sympathy for such profound loss. But, I do want to share that Chad was a light to so many – he always had an encouraging word and an easy laugh that he graciously shared no matter what he was experiencing himself. He was also so very proud of his family and it was clear they were his treasure. We will be praying for your comfort and peace .

  5. Julie Kamler
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    May the Perpetual Light sight upon him and have eternal rest/peace. Praying for the entire family.

  6. Sharon Konecky
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Our hearts go out to the Gusman Family. Chad will be missed by so many. Sending our deepest sympathy.

  7. Scott Rehling
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Goose was one of a kind and such an all around awesome guy! I feel very fortunate that I grew up with him and had a chance to live so many memories with him over the years. I’m gonna miss my friend- Alot!

  8. Anonymous
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    I love you Chad your so special but you know that I love you more then the Broncos no more suffering just being a good guy you always have I miss you dearly an GO BIG RED six wks football starts an I know you will enioy it as much as we will GOD Bless you an to your lovely family Love Aunt Jan

  9. Anne Jonas
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Chad was a very kind man. He will be greatly missed at the Bank and his Church community.

  10. Joyce Sedlak
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Sending Prayer and hugs. Chad was a wonderful person and cared for every one.

  11. Tanya Martin-Dick
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Chad was one of the kindest people I know. He was so helpful and caring and knowledgeable. I will miss our lunch chats about our dogs and kids. My condolences to his family and friends. UBT will not be the same without him.

  12. William Vaughn
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    I was blessed to work with Chad over the last five years. He was a great guy and had affected many people over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, may he rest in peace.

  13. Holly Placke
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    I had the great pleasure of working with Chad over the past 26 years. When I saw him in April at the Seward branch he was telling me all about his kids and family, they truly were his light. Rest easy Chad!

  14. Debbie Churchill
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Cathy…my heart is in pieces for you and your family. Hopefully, the fact that Chad lived a great life and affected so many along the way, can ease the loss, if only in the smallest of ways. Take care as you gather strength from your faith, family, and friends!

  15. Steph Ledbetter
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Thinking of all of you, and sending you thoughts and prayers. Chad was a wonderful person, and I had the opportunity to work with him for many years at UBT. He impacted many lives, and will be greatly missed.

  16. John Stepp
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Chad took time to answer my emails on my questions about security at Union Bank, and he even invited me to come to his office to explain to me behind closed door at Pine Lake East years ago. He knew who I was and communicated well as I am deaf. To me, he was Mr. UBT or the face of the UBT, very much in the mold of personality projection matching Angie Muhleisen and her philosophy about UBT customer service.

    When I visited UBT Pine Ridge on the only tour there, Chad was the first person I greeted, assisted by Laura Lyons who was my tour guide. I made sure to visit him because he was that special person.

  17. Greg Wasson
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    I will miss Chad’s good morning greetings, as he was always so positive and upbeat. Chad shared everything he knew, and he would go out of his way willing to help with anything. One of the kindest, patient, and most generous people have had the pleasure of knowing and work with, he was an open book. Ours prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends.

  18. Joe Loxterkamp
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Chad was an all-around great guy that I was proud to know, much like all the rest of his family. He will be missed. Prayers to everyone in the family.

  19. Angela Paolini
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    As a vendor working with UBT we often talked with Chad. He was a wonderful guy to work with! Patient, kind, positive and unassuming. He will be missed. We all at SMPBM are sending thoughts and prayers to Chad’s family.

  20. Sherilyn (Batterman) Durso
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    My mother Sandra and I extend our deepest prayers and sympathies to all of you. It was a beautiful privilege to have known Chad growing up,…. Sharing my earliest memories of Chad was a love of baseball and an ongoing 5 cent bet I had with him over the Dodger-Yankee meetups,…he of course took his Beloved Dodgers of the time. And playing endless hours of pitch or table top football throughout middle school and high school. Chad had no boundaries of friendship and a wonderful sense of humor growing up and obviously lived a full life, although way too short, We join you in sorrow and prayers.

  21. Londa Maron
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Chad was a blessing to his parents, wife Cathy his sister Kim and his children, what a wonderful being so caring and loving! I remember babysitting you on occasion when you young, and I didn’t know what an amazing man you would grow up to be, may you Rest In Peace my dear cousin and May all the wonderful memories you left for your family and friends help to ease their pain. God has gained an angel 😇 Love Londa

  22. Kathy Seite
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Deepest sympathy to the Gusman family. Chad was a wonderful person with a very kind and giving heart. I had the opportunity to work with Chad for many years. He was so very proud of his family and easily shared his faith.
    He will be greatly missed.
    Rest in peace my friend.

  23. Diana Thies
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    My heart is broken! I was just sharing our many memories which always warmed my heart. Special that was you! Kind and a true friend. Rest in peace Chad! I pray your family finds strength and comfort in knowing how loved you were.
    Always! Diana

  24. Sue (Rorabaugh) Herdt
    • July 20, 2022 - 1 year ago

    I was fortunate enough to have taught Chad (and his sister Kim) at Bridgeport. From the sounds of things, he never steered away from the incredible human being he was already in high school. I want his children and his wife to know what a great guy he was, even just growing up as a teenager. He was wonderful to coach in competitive speech, too! He made good choices, worked hard, treated others well … and still had loads of fun! My life is truly better for having known him. I pray God’s grace comforts you all.

  25. Cyndy Hermsen
    • July 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Cathy, There are never the words to express the sorrow you are experiencing. When the good memories start surrounding your heart again I can see the smiles they will bring you. Take care of you and your kiddo’s, including Trooper and grand dog Winston. Cyber hugs to you all.

  26. Marilyn Hladky
    • July 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Cathy & family, my thoughts and prayers to each of you at this time of sorrow. Keep the memories in your heart. Take care of yourself.

  27. Patty “Porky “Hollenback Moffitt
    • July 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Chad , always put family first, he was a awesome husband , Father and son
    I didn’t get the pleasure to growing up with him and sister Kim . But when we do come to Bridgeport for vacation or the Gusman reunion at Aunt Kathleen ranch . All of us cousins got to hang out ,Chad was the one who always remember things that we had done last time we where altogether good times. That’s Chad always remember the good times when the cousins are around, and making homemade ice cream at his parents house for cookouts or at Loxterkamp’s farm for Aunt LaDonna.
    Chad , Rest In Peace my cousin the good lord , has awesome angel
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Cathy,and Lauren and Nathan, Uncle Leo and Aunt Carolyn, and rest of the family.

  28. Jen Vogt
    • July 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Cathy and family, Sending my prayers and condolences during this time.
    Jen Vogt

  29. Ruth Sorensen
    • July 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Cathy and family, No words can express my sympathy at your profound loss. Treasure all of your memories and take care of yourselves! I will continue to pray for your peace and comfort. May God Bless you all!

    • July 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Cathy, my condolences. God bless and keep you and your family safe in this time of sorrow.

  31. sarah talbert
    • July 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Cathy, Lauren and Nate,
    I am so sorry for your loss, Chad lived his life loving all of you so very much. He was a good true man that mirrored his faith. Taken way too soon, but I think God must have needed him in heaven. It’s hard to let the good ones go and please know that your family and friends are near. May we all live by the example he has shown us.

  32. James Jensen
    • July 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Chad my friend, I already miss you. We shared so much in our youth. From October birthdays, First Communion, Father Max’s 15 minute Saturday Masses, Coach Karcher’s Ribbon Wrestling, Bridgeport Football and finally our love for Husker Football. Goose was the first to inform me that I actually had to apply to college. Man, that would have been awkward showing up to school without an acceptance. He was the first in our class to visit colleges to see which one fit him best. He was always in the know – not a procrastinator. Chad could answer most any question thrown his way. Chad your passing has left me with so many questions. Glad you will be there to help me out when I reach your destination! Prayers to all his family.

  33. Angie Muhleisen
    • July 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Chad always put others before himself. If you passed by him he immediately asked how you were doing. He always had a big smile and seemed so happy. I worked with Chad at UBT and he made a difference and he will be dearly missed.

  34. Angie Muhleisen
    • July 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Chad always put others before himself. If he saw you he immediately asked how you were doing and then he listened. He wasn’t just making polite conversation, he cared about you as a person. He was always smiling and seemed very happy. I worked with him at UBT and he made a difference. He will be dearly missed. My sincere sympathies to Cathy, Lauren and Nate.

  35. Mike Klein
    • July 22, 2022 - 1 year ago

    I am sorry to hear of Chad’s passing. He was a tremendous man. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts are with you Cathy, Lauren, and Nate.

  36. Brent Davis
    • July 22, 2022 - 1 year ago

    I am very sorry for your loss. Chad was an amazing person. I was working at the Northeast branch when Chad started at UBT. He was always very kind, supportive and fit right in here at UBT. I have continued to work with Chad during his time at the bank and he was always a pleasure to work with on any project. Chad will be truly missed as a caring individual and colleague. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

  37. Christee Haney
    • July 22, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Sending you and your family my condolences. Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers.

  38. Julie Stenger
    • July 22, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Cathy, my heart breaks for you and your family. Words can never express our deepest condolences. Keep all the memories near and dear to you!! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you all comfort and peace.

  39. Leigh burr
    • July 22, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Condolences to Leo and Carolyn. So sorry for your loss. May peace and comfort come to you swiftly.
    Leigh and Randy Burr

  40. Jerry Wiggins
    • July 22, 2022 - 1 year ago

    I grew up with Chad – school, sports, church, and extended family. He was a great guy and I was so saddened to hear of his passing. One of my fondest memories of Chad were all of the neighborhood football games conducted in the extra lot beside his house. He was always either playing as Larry Csonka or narrating the action with a decent imitation of Howard Cosell! Always friendly and quick with a smile, Chad was a very genuine and sincere person. My prayers to his family during this difficult time.

  41. Joe Murdock
    • July 23, 2022 - 1 year ago

    RIP Chad. Though I never kept in touch these many past years, we were friends as children and you will be missed! My prayers go out to your parents, your wife and especially your children! Until we meet again, Godspeed!

  42. Anonymous
    • July 23, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Our dear Chad you know we llove youu we love the Huskers but also Broncos miss you sweetie your so special I’ll miss our chats about all the sports 🏈 GOD Bless you always an bless your sweet family tks for the sweet times an all your kindness Love you all

  43. Mindy Turner
    • July 23, 2022 - 1 year ago

    We are so sorry for your loss. Chad was such a wonderful and kind guy that everyone liked! Our sincere condolences go out to Cathy and family, Kim, Aunt Carolyn, and Uncle Leo. I was so impressed with his speech at Uncle Ronnie’s funeral. Love to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Unfortunately, we were out of town so we were unable to attend the funeral. May Chad Rest In Peace.

  44. Anonymous
    • July 25, 2022 - 1 year ago

    So very sorry for your loss! Our condolences to your family and friends! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  45. Solo Mwania
    • July 26, 2022 - 1 year ago

    My heartfelt condolences to Chad’s family. Praying for God’s comfort in this difficult time.

  46. Johnny Beacraft
    • September 23, 2022 - 12 months ago

    You are greatly missed uncle Chad. My heartfelt condolences to my aunt Cathy and my cousins Lauren and Nathan

    mad props two one of the greatest Uno players I have ever known

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