Obituaries

Marcella E. Welke

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Funeral Services for Marcella E. Welke, age 95 of Sterling Heights, MI and formerly of Wood Lake. NE, are on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, NE. Burial to follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Marcella Welke passed away Sunday, February 19th at Sterling Heights, MI. Survivors include: Daughter Rita Sierra of Sterling Heights, MI.

Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

Matthew Paul Lenz

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Matthew Paul Lenz, age 27 of Omaha, NE and formerly of Hyannis, NE, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 in Omaha. Funeral Services are on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00 pm MST at the Shepherd of the Hills Church at Hyanis. Burial is in the Hyannis Cemetery.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangemets.

Alvina Mina

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Alvina Mina, age 99, passed away at the White River Nursing Home on Friday, February 10, 2017. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 15th at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Francis, SD with burial at St. Charles Cemetery. Survivors include: Children- Harold Kindle, Wanda Bowlin, William Kindle and Cheryl Balfany.

Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Norman Wilson

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Norman Wilson, age 85 of Mission, SD, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 18th at the SGU Multipurpose Center in Mission. Burial to be May 29, 2017 at Bad Nation Cemetery. Survivors include: Wife- Bernadine Wilson. Children- Ann Wilson Frederick, Alex Wilson, Charles Wilson, Andrew Wilson, Angel Wilson, Dean Wilson, Emil Wilson, Josh Wilson and Jamie Wilson.

Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw, age 58, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 18th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission, SD. Burial at Stl Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Mission. Survivors include: Daughter- Lisa Shaw.

Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

John Dean Sharp Fish, Sr.

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John Dean Sharp Fish, Sr, age 58, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017. Funeral and final viewing is at 10:00 am on Friday, February 17th at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud, SD. Survivors include: Brothers- Pedro, Irwin Sr. and Derwin Sharp Fish. Sister- Eldena Sharp Fish. Children- Lisa, Dustin, Casey, John Jr., Crystal, Shelly and Sonja Sharp Fish, Jessica Iwan, Trina DeLeon, Kim Whipple and Tia Gardner.

Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

William Calvin Schell II

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William Calvin Schell II, age 73 of Valentine, NE, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 after a valiant fight with cancer. Viewing is on Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 pm at the American Legion Hall in Fort Bridber, WY. Graveside Services are at the Fort Bridger Cemetery at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 16th. Survivors include: Wife Tanya Schell. Children- Bill Schell of Washam, WY, Deb Hoffman of Valentine, NE and Jim Schell of Valentine, NE.

Sherri R. Tucker

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Sherri Renee Tucker, 53, of Taylor, Nebraska passed away February 8, 2017 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in the Southwest Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A memorial service is at 10:00 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Taylor, Nebraska on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Survivors include: Husband – Dewey Tucker of Taylor, Nebraska. Five children – John Covey of Wichita, Kansas, Michael Covey of Humboldt, Kansas, Ryus Tucker of Burwell, Nebraska, Katelyn Quincy Bennett of Kearney, Nebraska and Shiann Tucker of Broken Bow, Nebraska. Father – Michael Casper of Moran, Kansas. Mother – Marilyn Richardson of Junction City, Oregon. Sisters – Michelle Baker of West Bank, British Columbia, Canada and Maggie Munoz of Portland, Oregon. Half-brother, Jimmy Casper of Moran, Kansas.

Hitchcock Funeral Home of Burwell, NE in charge of service arrangements. 308-346-4551

Leslie W. Graff

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Funeral Services for Leslie W. Graff, age 102 of Ansley, NE and formerly of Johnstown, NE, are on Fraday, February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Assembly of God Church in Ainsworth, NE. Burial is at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Leslie Graff passed away on Friday, February 10th at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City, NE. Survivors include: Daughter- Vickie Johnson of Ansley, NE. Son Bill Graff of Ainsworth, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Dorothy Neal Johnston

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Mary Dorothy Neal Johnston, age 91 of Thedford, NE, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen, NE. Mass of Christian Burial is on Wednesday, February 15th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mullen. Burial is at Hillcrest Cemetery in Thedford.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 308-546-2260.

Charles Marshall

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Charles Marshall, age 47 of Mission, SD, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2017 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Monday, February 13th at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Final Interment at Sandhills Cremation Service. Survivors include: Daughters- Raven and Olowan. Sisters- Deb Eskar, Karita Marshall, Kathy Stands-Keegan, Jennifer Stands, Shawna Marshall and Lindsay Reifel.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Delores Taylor

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Delores Taylor, age 74, formerly of Valentine, NE, passed away in Brush, CO on January 23, 2017. Memorial Service is at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 11th at the Berea Bible Church in Valentine with burial following at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Survivors include: Son- Brad Taylor. Daughter- Renee Cox. Sister- Virginia Kuipers. Brothers- Leslie Shelbourn and Robert Shelbourn.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Roberta Hawk

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Roberta Hawk, age 82, passed away at the Rosebud Hospital on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Memorial Service and dinner is at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 9th at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud. Burial to be at a later date at St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery near Oglala, SD.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Mattie High Pipe

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Mattie High Pipe, age 58, passed away at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine, NE on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm o Thursday, February 9th at St, Agnes Hall in Parmelee, SD. A private family scattering of ashes to be at a later date. Survivors include: Brother- Ira High Pipe. Daughters- Catalina and Rosa Aguilar.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel Lance

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Ethel Lance, age 78, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on Friday, February 3, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 11th at the Rosebud Community Building in Rosebud, SD. Burial to be at a later date at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Francis, SD. Survivors include: Children- Jolene Rogers, Roulene Lance, Josepine Mack and Roselene Lance. Sisters- Sharon Stead, Lena Toledo and Philomene Omaha Boy.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles J. Fuller

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Memorial Services for Charles J. “Charlie” Fuller, age 72 of Bassett, NE, are on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bassett. Burial to be at a later date. Charlie Fuller passed away Monday, January 30th at the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE. Survivors include: Sister- Evelyn Kirstine of Tularosa, NM.

Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of the arrangements.

Amber A. Frerichs

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Funeral Services for Amber A. Frerichs, age 21 of Bassett, NE, are on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Rock County High School Gymnasium in Bassett. Burial to follow in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Amber Frerichs passed away Saturday, February 4th from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Amherst, NE. Survivors include: Parents- Barry and Amy Frerichs of Bassett, NE. Brother- Brennan Frerichs of Kearney, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of the arrangements.

Lois Lien

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Funeral Service for Lois Lien, age 83 of Valentine, NE, is on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mrs. Lien passed away on January 30th at her home in Valentine. Survivors include: Sons- Rick of Hemmingford, NE, Ron of Minatare, NE, Russ of Aguanga, CA and David of Valentine, NE. Daughter- Debra Witte of Valentine, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Carr

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Funeral Service for Betty Carr, age 93 of White River, SD, is on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the White River United Methodist Church in White River. Burial is on Monday, February 6th at 11:00 am at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine, NE. Mrs. Carr passed away on Thursday, February 2nd in Pierre, SD. Survivors include: Daughters- Pamela Winkler of White River, SD, Cheryl Strunk of Marshalltown, IA, Kathleen McKee of Sioux Falls, SD and Elizabeth Briggs of Midland, SD. Sister- Janice Hewitt of Philip. SD.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements.

John "Jack" Carr

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Funeral Service for John “Jack” Carr, age 92 of White River, SD, is on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 am at the White River School Gym in White River. Burial to follow at 2:30 pm at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine, NE. Mr. Carr passed away on Friaday, January 27th in Pierre, SD. Survivors include: Wife- Betty of White River, SD. Daughters- Pamela Winkler of White River, SD, Cheryl Strunk of Marshalltown, IA, Kathleen McKee of Sioux Falls, SD and Elizabeth Briggs of Midland, SD.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard J. Tate

Richard J. Tate passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the North Platte Care Center. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 2nd at the United Methodist Church in Valentine, NE. Burial at Mounty Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Survivors include: Wife- Shirley. Sons- Robert of Clearfield, SD and David of Gillette, WY. Daughter- Susan Love of New Castle, WY.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Josephine E. Davis

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Josephine E. “Jo” Davis, age 82 of Ashby, NE, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at North Platte, NE. Funeral Services are on Thursday, February 2nd at 2:00 PM MT at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Hyannis, NE. Burial in the Ashby Cemetery.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 308-546-2260.

Michelle Red Feather

Funeral Service for Michelle Red Feather is at 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Saint Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis, SD with burial to follow at Crow Eagle Cemetery.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Velma Little Eagle

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Funeral Service for Velma Little Eagle, age 77, is at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 30, 2017 at St. Agnes Hall in Parmelee, SD. Burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Old He Dog, SD. Survivors include: Children- Phillip Menard, Sr., John Menard, Willard Menard and Ed Menard. Siblings- Winnifred Plumman, Mary Lou Runing Horse, Wayne Running Horse, Sr., Marion Running Horse and Joe Running Horse, Sr.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Marvin J. Reynolds

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Memorial Services for Marvin J. Reynolds, age 77 of Bassett, NE, are on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Bassett. Burial to follow in the Newport Cemetery with Military Rites. Marvin Reynolds passed away Tuesday, January 24th at the Rock County Long Term Care in Bassett. Survivors include: Wife- Lanette Reynolds of Bassett, NE. Twin Sons- Shawn Reynolds of Bassett, NE and Waylon Reynolds of Newport, NE. Daughter- Joanie Reynolds of Ainsworth, NE. Sisters- Eldene Wall of East Wenatchee, WA and Elaine Walker of Lebanon, OR.

Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of the arrangements.

Maybelle Carr

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Funeral Service for Maybelle Carr, age 101 of Valentine, NE, is on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mrs. Carr passed away on Sunday, January 22nd at Pine View Good Samaritan Center in Valentine. Survivors include: Daughters- Janice Scripter of Gering, NE, Jeanne Smith of Norfolk, NE, Cathy Segrist of Spearfish, SD and Sheila Carr of Valentine, NE. Son- Bobby Carr of Valentine, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements.

Edith Marie Romey

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Edith Marie (Hop) Romey, age 83, passed away at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, NE on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Funeral Services are at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 26th at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, SD. Burial to follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs. Survivors include: Children- Marilyn Dueker of Gehring, NE, Jeanette Heinert of Parmalee, SD, John Romey of Oelrichs, SD, Susan Laughlin of Rapid City, SD and Nadine Horner of Miles City, MT. Brothers- Jim Osmotherly of Oelrichs, SD and Bill Osmotherly of Crawford, NE.

Chamberlain-McColley’s Funeral Home of Hot Springs is in charge of the arrangements. 605-745-5197

Lynda Martha Mae Pretty Bird

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Lynda Martha Mae Pretty Bird, age 61 of Spring Creek, SD, passed away at her home in Spring Creek on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 27th at the Spring Creek Community Building. Burial at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Spring Creek. Survivors include: Son- Patrick Pretty Bird, Jr. Sisters- Margaret Lincoln and Donna Hollow Horn Bear.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Cochran

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Memorial Service for Kenneth Cochran, age 89 of Valentine, NE, is on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Mr. Cochran passed away on Saturday, January 14th at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Doris of Valentine, NE. Son- James Cochran of Valentine, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in Charge of the arrangements.

Carl Frauen

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Funeral Services for Carl Frauen, age 41 from the Sparks, NE area, are on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Valentine United Methodist Church. Mr. Frauen passed away on Saturday, January 14th. Survivors include: Parents- Monte and Kathy Frauen. Sister- Robyn Reese of Curtis, NE.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy Gaye (Ewoldt) Mosttler

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Nancy Gaye (Ewoldt) Mosttler, age 69 of Sublette, KS and formerly of Thedford, NE, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, KS. Survivors include: Husband- Walter Mosttler of Sublette, KS. Children- Blake Heady of Kalvesta, KS, Brenda Mosttler of Sublette, KS and Domonique Mosttler or Sublette, KS. Brother- Bernard Ewoldt of Valentine, NE. Sisters- Carol Dubs of Ashb, NE, Rose Condos of Long Lake, CO, Ann Guinard of Aurora, CO, Merry Jones of Strasburg, CO, Margie Daniels of Hershey, NE and Alee Tucker of Copeland, KS. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 18th at the Sublette American Legion.

Swaim Funeral Home of Sublette is in charge of the arrangements.

Debra Waln

Debra Waln passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Rosebud Hospital. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 19th at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission, SD. Burial at a later date at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Mission. Survivors include: Parents- Ben Jensen and Wanita Prue. Sons- Calvin “Hawkeye”, Jeremy and Jay Waln. Siblings- Cisco and Joe Jensen and Sharyl La Pointe. Husband- Calvin Waln, Sr.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

James Colburn

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Funeral Service for James Colburn, age 88 of Scottsbluff, NE and formerly of Valentine, NE, is on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mr. Colburn passed away on Thursday, January 12th at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Survivors include: Sister- Delores Lines of Knoxville, TN. Brother- Jerry Colburn of Scottsbluff, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements.

Ann Marie Tolly

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Ann Marie (Hanna) Tolly, age 76 of Lincoln, NE, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service is on Wednesday, January 18th at 11:00 am at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln. Survivors include: Huaband- Harry R. Tolly. Son- Chad W. Tolly. Daughter- Kristin Imms. Sister- Rachel Dent.

Roper and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Hazen

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Dorothy Hazen, 84, of Valentine passed away on January 11, 2017. Funeral service is Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine, with burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Survivors include: daughter, Crickett Janssen of Crookston, NE, and son Alan of Bayard, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of service arrangements.

Marvin Copeland

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Marvin Copeland, age 55 of Valetine, passed away January 9th at his home in Valentine. Funeral service is Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Burial will follow at the Sparks Cemetery. Survivors include: Mother- Betty of Valentine, NE. Sister- Marla Kilmer of Valentine, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of service arrangements.

Trudy Paxson

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Funeral Service for Trudy Paxson, age 95 of Valentine, NE, is on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mrs. Paxson passed away on Tuesday, January 10th at the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include: Daughters- Jane Grooms and Kathy Keller.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of service arrangements.

Bill Renning

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Bill Renning passed away January 8, 2017 at Cherry Hills in Valentine. Funeral is Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Survivors include: Wife: Barb of Valentine, Sons: David of Valentine and Michael of Emerson, NE, Daughters: Sara Ferguson of Wood Lake, NE, Sister: Joanne Scherer of Grants Pass, OR.
Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of service arrangements.

Everett Terca

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Everet Terca, age 96 of Presho, passed away January 7, 2017 at the Winner Regional Health Care Center. Funeral service is at 2:00 pm, Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Presho United Methodist Church. Burial at Presho City Cemetery. Survivors include: Daughters: Sharon of Santa Maria, CA and Lorna of Valentine, NE.
Isberg Funeral Chapel is in charge of service arrangements.

William “Poncho” Zimiga

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William “Poncho” Zimiga passed away January 7, 2017 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Funeral is at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Bishop Harold Jones Building, Mission, SD. Burial at St. Charles Cemetery. Survivors include: Spouse: Earlene, Daughters: Letha Quigley, Millie Crow Good Voice, Thomasine Fool Bull, Leslie Fool Bull, Erin Zimiga, Corrina Zimiga, Serena Zimiga, Sons: William, Marshall, John and Leslie Zimiga and Michael Primeaux, Siblings: Wes, Hobart, Robert Tim, Lavon and Mark Zimiga, Elizabeth Pecina and LaVon Zimiga.
Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of service arrangements.

Robert Stevens

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Robert Stevens, age 88 of Valentine, NE, passed away at Pineview Good Samaritan Center on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Funeral Services are at 2:00 pm on January 10th at Zion Lutheran Church in Valentine. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Survivors include: Wife- Lorraine Stevens. Sons- Thomas Stevens of Colorado Springs, CO, Dennis Stevens of Anderson, IN, Jeffery Stevens of Parker, AZ and Robert ‘Bobby’ Stevens of Anderson, IN. Stepdaughters- Kay Sokol and Kristi Lurz.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jonas J. Dillon, Jr.

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Funeral Services for Jonas J. “Joney” Dillon, Jr., age 77 of Bassett, NE, are on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm At Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, NE. Burial is at Thurman Cemetery near Bassett. Joney Dillon passed away on Tuesday, January 3rd at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett. Survivors include: Wife- Carolyn Dillon of Bassett, NE. Children- Jolyn Dillon-Clark of Long Pine, NE, James Dillon of Long Pine, NE, Justin Dillon of Johnstown, NE and Cody Dillon of Long Pine, NE. Brother- Jerry Dillon of Janesville, WI. Sisters- Luella “Ellie” Dillon of Huron, SD, Bobbi Hempel of Bassett, NE, Judy Hulshizer of Alabama and Melinda Turpin of Newport, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

Rose Mooney

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Rose Mooney, age 77, passed away in Kearney, NE. Funeral Service is att 11:00 am on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the United MEthodist Church in Valentine, NE. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Duane DuBray

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Duane DuBray, age 47, passed away in Rapid City, SD. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Clark Hall in Rosebud, SD. Burial is at Calvary Episcopal Cemetery in Okreek, SD.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Faron McCloskey

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Faron McCloskey, age 56, passed away in Helena, OK. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Digmann Hall in St. Francis, SD. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis. Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ray Schillberg

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Ray Schillberg, age 74, passed away on Friday, December 16th, 2016. He was a longtime resident of Valentine, Nebraska, but returned to New York a few years ago to be closer to his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Jessica Cruz and Daniel Schillberg, his sister Arlene Colaiacovo and his brother Thomas Schillberg.

A memorial celebration will be held at the Bunkhouse in Valentine at 4pm on Friday, December 23rd. A memorial service will be held in New York in the spring of 2017.

Cooper Simon Stewart

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Funeral Services for Cooper Simon Stewart, 5 month old infant son of Lucas and Melissa Stewart of Long Pine, NE, are on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett, NE. Burial to follow in the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport, NE. Cooper Stewart passed away Saturday, December 17th at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Survivors include: Parents- Lucas adn Melissa Stewart of Long Pine, NE. Grandparents- Dale and Janet Stewart of Newport, NE and Virgil and Kathleen Heine of York, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Isadore Schweigman

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Isadore “Izzy” Schweigman, age 82 of St. Francis, SD, passed away at his home on Monday, December 12, 2016. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 21st at Digmann Hall in St. Francis. Burial at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Francis. Survivors include: Children- Geno Schweigman and Delores Schweigman-Long. Siblings- Karen Thompson, Ben Black Bear, Jr. and Sandra Black Bear-White.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Ross Brockley

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Funeral Service for Ross Brockley, age 87 of Valentine, EN, is on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Rosary at 7:00 pm at the church on Monday evening. Mr. Brockley passed away on Friday, December 16th at Pine View Good Samaritan Center in Valentine. Survivors inclue- Wife- Gina Brockley of Valentine, NE. Sons- Mike Brockley of Grand Island, NE and Brad Brockley of Broken Bow, NE. Daughter- Lisa Spilker of Lincoln, NE. Brothers- George Brockley of Lincoln, NE and Tom Brockley of Nebraska City, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements.

Laura May Alderman

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Funeral Services for Laura May Alderman, age 89 of Newport, NE, are on Wednesday, December 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, NE. Burial is at the Newport Cemetery. Laura Alderman passed away on Friday, December 16th at Parkside Manor in Stuart, NE. Survivors include: Huisband- Lloyd “Sunny” Alderman of Newport, NE. Children- Cherri Jann Reichenberg of Jefferson, OR, James Michael ALderman of Newport, NE, Vange Lynn Alderman of Seaside, OR, Chadd Pattric Alderman of Fults, IL, Vance Roderic Alderman of Lincoln, NE, John Christopher Alderman of Newport, NE and Robert Rosh Alderman of Lincoln, NE. Sister- Jean Thayer of Corvallis, OR.

Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

Teresa B. Wilkins

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Funeral Services for Teresa B. Wilkins, age 98 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Burial at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Teresa Wilkins passed away on Thursday, December 15th at her home in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Son Chet Wilkins of Ainsworth, NE. Daughter- Maomi Denny of Ainsworth, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

Joey Schmidt

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Joey Schmidt, age 40, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 20th at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission, SD in conjunction with the Jeweleon Blue Thunder funeral service. Burials are at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery in White River, SD. Ssurvivors include: Parents- Mary Whiting and Mike Schmidt. Siblings- AJ Brewer, Nikki Schmidt and Mike Schmidt, Jr.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Antoinette Whiting

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Antoinette Whiting, age 77, passed away in Lincoln, NE on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 20th at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud, SD. Burial at Crow Eagle Cemetery in St. Francis, SD. Survivors include: Children- Burton “BB” Whiting, Rochelle “Shelly” Naragon, Delores “Lori” Armagost and Ted Whiting. Sister- Marilyn Knox.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeweleon Blue Thunder

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Jeweleon Blue Thunder, age 18, passed away November 26, 2016. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 20th at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission, SD in conjunction with the Joey Schmidt funeral service. Burials are at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery in White River, SD. Survivors include: Mother- Charla Buettner. Siblings- Jolie and Robert Schmidt.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Harry Joseph Hunts Horse

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Harry Joseph Hunts Horse, 3 month old infant son of Candice White Buffalo, passed away at home in Mission, SD on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm Thursday, December 15th at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Burial at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery in White River, SD. Survivors include: Mother- Candice White Buffalo. Father- Cameron Hunts Horse. Siblings- Wanbli & Wamni Y omni Featherman, Waste Hunts Horse and Wakiconze White Buffalo.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Marybeth Witt Turbyfill

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Marybeth Witt Turbyfill, age 62 of Phenix City, AL and formerly of Valentine, NE, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Phenix City, AL. Survivors include: Daughter- Amie Baxter of Gathersburg, MD. Son- Kent Turbyfill of Phenix City, AL. Father- Walter Witt of Valentine, NE. Sister- Cathy Duncan of Valentine, NE. Memorial Service is on Wednesday, December 14th at 1:00 pm at the Berean Bible Church in Valentine.

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