Obituaries

Dontez Bone Shirt

11 months

Dontez Bone Shirt, 11 month old infant son of Kassandra McCloskey and Myron Bone Shirt, Jr., passed away at Rosebud Hospital on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 16th at St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis, SD. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery.

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

 

Gerald Swift Hawk, Sr.

Gerald Swift Hawk, Sr. passed away at the Rosebud Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2017. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 16th at the Spring Creek School Gym, Spring Creek, SD. Burial is at St. Andrew Episcopal Cemetery in Spring Creek. Survivors include: Wife- Charlene Swift Hawk of Spring Creek. Children- John Swift Hawk of Rapid City, SD, Autumn Little Moon & Wilbur Swift Hawk of Wolf Creek, SD,, Earl, Gerald Jr., April & Wendy Swift Hawk of Spring Creek, SD. Brothers- Harold Jones & Ron Points At Him of Spring Creek, SD, Bruce & Earl Swift Hawk of Rosebud, SD and George Gunhammer of Rosebud, SD. Sisters- Delores Swift Hawk, Lilian Walking Eagle, Linda Small Bear & Mary Sue Walking Eagle of Spring Creek, SD, Janet Iyotte of Rosebud, SD, Rosella Kills In Water & Sylvia Marshall of Rapid City, SD.

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

Rex E. Arrowsmith

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Funeral Services for Rex E. Arrowsmith, age 83 of Bassett, NE, is on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church in Bassett. Burial to follow in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Rex Arrowsmith passed away on Friday, December 8th at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett. Survivors include: Wife- Cheryl Arrowsmith of Bassett, NE. Children- Roger Arrowsmith of Brandon, SD and Terri Moorman of Kearney, NE. Stepchildren- John Ditter of Giltner, NE, Jana Zulkoski of Bassett, NE, JoDee Saunders of Dana Point, CA and Julie Owens of Grand Island, NE. Brother- Dennis Arrowsmith of Bassett, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Evangeline Black Bear

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Evangeline Black Bear, age 86, passed away at the White River Health Care Center on Friday, December 1, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 8th at the Corn Creek Community Hall, Corn Creek, SD. Burial is at St. Paul Cemetery in Norris, SD. Survivors include: Sons- Gerald Jr., Gary, Delbert, Zack, Rodney Sr., Basil and Jerome Black Bear. Daughters- RoseMarie Bates, Alberta Old Lodge, Cheryl Sitting Bear and Twilla Black Bear. Sister- Velma Witt. Brother- Homer Long Warrior.

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

Mel Christensen

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Funeral Service for Mel Christensen, age 73 of Valentine, NE, is on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mr. Christensen passed away on Tuesday, December 5th at Pineview in Valentine. Survivors include: Wife- Carol of Valentine, NE. Daughters- Sandra Mooney of Upton, WY and Lori Schneider of Valentine, NE. Brothers- Don of Gregory, SD, Marvin of Iona, SD and Vincent Svoboda of Iona, SD. Sisters- Joann Songer of Chamberlain, SD and Donna Dice of Winner, SD.

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

LeRoy Francis DeCory

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Funeral arrangements for LeRoy DeCory, age 79 of St. Francis, SD, are at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 9th at St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis. Burial is at 1:00 PM at the Sicangu Akicita Owicahe Cemetery in White River, SD. LeRoy passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Fall River Health Services Hospital in Hot Springs, SD. Survivors include: Wife- Phyllis. Children- Sue Lynn, Yvonne and Kevin. Siblings- Sharon and Sean.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty J. Chrans

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Memorial Services for Betty J. Chrans, age 69 of Springview, NE, are at a later date. Betty Chrans passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care.  Survivors include: Children- Eric Chrans of Clinton, CT, Darci Lee of Brownlee, NE, Dana Jackson of Lincoln, NE and Jason Chrans of Lincoln, NE. Siblings- Connie Larrington, Sue Weston, Ernest Hallock and Steve Hallock all of Springview, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald 'Blackjack' Witt

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Donald ‘Blackjack’ Witt, age 55, passed away in White River, SD on Tuesda, November 28, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 4th at the Corn Creek Community Hall in Corn Creek, SD. Burial at St. Thomas Episcopal Cemetery in Corn Creek. Survivors include: Mother- Velma Witt. Brothers- Fred, Albert, John and Mike. Sisters- Francine, Shannon and Agatha. Stepkids- William, Michael and Angie Larvie.

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

Gregory Whipple

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Gregory Whipple, age 16, passed away near Rosebud, SD on Monday, November 27, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 2nd at the Saint Francis Indian School High School Gym in Saint Francis, SD. Burial at the Whipple Ranch Cemetery near Rosebud. Survivors include: Mother- Denita Whipple. Sister- Buffy Grimshaw. Brothers- TJ, Cody, Gary, Ernie and Luke.

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

Hazel R. Roth

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Hazel R. Roth, age 94 of Laramie, WY, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Laramie Care Center. Funeral Service is on Saturday, December 2nd at 11:00 am at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Hyannis, NE. Burial at the Hyannis Cemetery.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Anthony 'Tony' One Star, Sr.

Anthony ‘Tony’ One Star, Sr., of Two Strike, SD, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on Monday, November 27, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 2nd at the Carl Iron Shell residence. Burial in the Iron Shell Cemetery in Two Strike. Survivors include: Children- Candice, TroyLynn, Tony Jr., Shantelle, Samantha, ToniRose and Gilbert. Brothers- Ronald Iron Shell, Alex One Star, Jr. and Noah One Star. Sister- Connie One Star.

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

Clinton Ross Shoemaker

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Clinton Ross Shoemaker, age 78 of North Platte, NE, passed away at Great Plains Health on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Funeral Service is at 11:009 am on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in North Platte. Burial with Military Honors to follow in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Survivors include: Wife- Mary Sue of Norwth Platte, NE. Stepdaughter- Vickie Heath of Colorado Springs, CO.

Odean Colonial Chapel of North Platte is in charge of the arrangements.

Jim Sherwood

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Memorial Service for Jim Sherwood, age 67 of Crookston, NE, is on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Burial to be at a later date. Mr. Sherwood passed away on Wednesday, November 22nd at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Survivors include: Daughters- Kara Valen and Angel Skinner. Sons- Tyler Sherwood, JT Welch and Shawn Dimond. Father- Ben Sherwood. Sisters- Jane Longcor, Sandye Goade, Joyce Colombe and Mona Massingale. Brother- Brad Sherwood.

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

Kevin Jameson

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Graveside service for Kevin Jameson, age 51 of Valentine, NE, is on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Hill Crest Cemetery in Thedford, NE. A meal and memorial service is at Noon after the graveside service at the Thomas County fairgrounds. Mr. Jameson passed away on Sunday, November 26th at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Survivors include: Wife- Cindy of Valentine, NE. Sons- Philip of Washington and Faolan of Valentine, NE. Daughter- Cassandra of Florida. Father- Allan of Thedford, NE. Mother- Garnett of Thedford, NE. Sisters- Kimberly Kramer of Stapleton, NE and Robin Wilson of Oklahoma. Brother- Richard of Thedford, NE.

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

Mary A. Kravcisin

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Mary A. Kravcisin, age 90 of Mullen, NE, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Pioneer Memorial Rest Home. Funeral Services are on Saturday, November 25th at 11:00 am MT at the United Methodist Church in Mullen. Burial at Dry Valley Cemetery North of Mullen.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tara Bettelyoun

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Tara Bettelyoun, age 32 of Norris, SD, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 25th at Tiwahe Ed Wacikiyapi in Norris,  Burial is at St. Paul Cemetery in Norris. Survivors include: Husband- Phillip Black Bear, Sr. Children- Jacey Jo, Phillip Jr., Rowdy, Kyra, River, Owen, Jasmine, Drake and Kimimila. Parents- Sheila Allard and Alvin Bettelyoun, Sr. Siblings- Myriah, Michael & Deana.

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

Howard 'Yaki' Sharp Butte, Jr.

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Howard ‘Yaki’ Sharp Butte, Jr., age 54 of White River, SD, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 27th at the Horse Creek Community Hall, Horse Creek, SD. Burial is at White River Cemetery. Survivors include: Sisters- Lori Sharp Butte-Bordeaux, Winifred Chasing Horse, Rebecca Sharp Butte and Sylvia Sharp Butte-Rivers. Children- Aaron, Michael and Barbara Jo.

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

David C. Croghan

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David C. Croghan, age 63 of Bassett, NE, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE. Funeral Services are on Monday, November 20th at 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church in Bassett. Burial to follow in  the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include: Son- Jason Croghan of Rapid City, SD. Sister- Juli Brown of Colome, SD.

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

James C. Davenport

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James C. Davenport, age 83 of Arnold, NE, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Callaway District Hospital. Funeral Service is at 10:30 am on thursday, November 16th at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arnold, Burial is in the Arnold Cemetery.

Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gene L. Davis

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Gene L. Davis, age 77 of Hyannis, NE, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at Rapid City, SD. Funeral Services are on Thursday, November 16th at the Congregational Hyannis Church at 11:00 am. Burial is in the Hyannis Cemetery.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Janet Four Horns

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Janet Four Horns, age 55, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 10th at He Dog Community Hall in He Dog, SD. Burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Old He Dog, SD.

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

Pete Spotted War Bonnett

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Pete Spotted War Bonnett, age 62 of Stockton, CA, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 10th at Digmann Hall in St. Francis, SD. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis. Survivors include: Wife- Sonia of Stockton, CA. Daughter- Patricia Dominguez of Lincoln, NE. Sisters- Darlene Big Crow, Bernice Night Shield and Gina Spotted War Bonett. Brother- Roy Spotted War Bonnett.

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

Myron "Buffalo" Beauvais, Sr.

Myron “Buffalo” Beauvais, Sr., passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 in rapid City, SD. Funeral Service4 is at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 11th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission, SD. Burial at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Mission.

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

Sharon Brown

Funeral Services for Sharon Brown of North Platte, NE, are on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in North Platte. Burial at a later date.

Adams & Swanson Funeral Home of North Platte is in charge of the cremation.

Melvin Schubauer

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Melvin Schubauer, age 91 of Rapid City, SD, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Rapid City. Funeral Service is the Cathedral Church in Rapid City at 11:30 am MT on Thursday, November 9th. Burial is at the Black Hills National Cemetery. Survivors include: Wife- Inez. Sons- David Schubauer of Rapid City, SD, Dale Schubauer of Rapid City, SD and Duane Schubauer of Rapid City, SD. Daughter- Dianne Hohn of Sioux Falls, SD. Sister- Monica Francke of Valentine, NE. Brother- Greg Shubauer of Valentine, NE.

Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert "Bob" Roundy

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Funeral Service for Robert “Bob” Roundy, age 90 of Whitney, TX and formerly of Valentine, NE, are on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00 am at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mr. Roundy passed away on Saturday, November 4th in Whitney, TX. Survivors include: Son Bob of Whitney, TX. Daughter- Sandra Rae Chandler of Springfield, MO. Brother- Francis of Crossdale, TN.

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

Bonnie Graeff

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Mass of Christian Burial for Bonnie Graeff, age 78 of Valentine, NE, is on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mrs. Graeff passed away on Friday, November 3rd at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Survivors include: Daughter- Candice Fisher of WY. Son- Randy of Valentine, NE. Sisters- Myrtle Hill of WY and Georgia Adams of Valentine, NE. Brother- Time Hale of Valentine, NE.

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

Robert Lee Morton

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Private Family Memorial Services for Robert Lee Morton, age 55 of Bassett, NE, are to be at a later date. Robert Morton passed away on thursday, Novemter 2, 2017 at his home in Bassett. Survivors include: Children- Elizabeth Kadavy of Lincoln, NE, Melissa Arps of Lincoln, NE and Spenser Morton of Lincoln, NE. Parents- Jerry and Mary Morton of Bassett, NE. Brother- Ted Morton of Bassett, NE. Sister- Roxanne Larson of Pittsburg, PA.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Hazen

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Elsie Hazen, age 83 of Butte, NE and formerly of Brownlee, NE, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 in Stuart, NE. Funeral Services are on Monday, November 6th at 1:00 pm at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Thedford, NE. Burial is in the Brownlee Cemetery. Survivors include: Husband- James Hazen of Stuart, NE. Sons- Steven Hazen of Scotts Valley, CA, David Hazen of Rapid City, SD, Thomas Hazen of Spring Hill, KS and Timothy Hazen of Butte, NE. Daughters- Shirley Saueressig of Butte, NE and Nancy Byrd of Brownlee, NE. Brother- Thomas Howell of Valentine, NE.

Govier Brothers of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.

Michelle Daugherty-Whited

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Michelle Daugherty-Whited, age 49 of Meeker, CO, passed away at her home on Sunday, October 19, 2017. A Memorial Service is at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 4th at the Crossroads Assembly of God Church in Valentine, NE. Survivors include: Children- Cody Futch, Shantel Whited and Kayla Whited. Mother- Suzie Holderness. Brothers- Rod, Steve, Fred, Gregg, Jack, Chuck, Roger, Tim and Darrell Daugherty. Sisters Jean Daugherty and Joan Kappers.

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

Kahlani Leading Fighter

11 weeks

Kahlani Leading Fighter, age 11 weeks, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 2nd at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission, SD. Burial at Halligan Family Cemetery southwest of Mission. Survivors include: Parents- Jay’Lene His Law and Jacob Leading Fighter.

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

Willard (Doug) Phipps

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Willard (Doug) Phipps, age 88 of Mullen, NE, passed away on October 29, 2017 at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home. Memorial Services are on Friday, November 3rd at the United Methodist Church in Mullen at 10:00 am. Burial services are at the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Alliance, NE at 3:00 pm. Survivors include: Wife- Alice. Children- Deb Arends of Elwood, NE, Bev Sestak of Bridgeport, NE and Bill Phipps of Kearney, NE.

Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow, NE is in charge of the arrangements.

Velma Reifel

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Velma Reifel, age 79 of Okreek, SD, passed away in Winner, SD on Monday, October 23, 2017. funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on  Friday, October 27th at the Okreek School Gym. Burial at Calvary Episcopal Cemetery in Okreek. Survivors include: Children- DeWayne Reifel, Lori Kindle, James ‘JD’ Reifel, Tino De Noyer, Steve DeNoyer Jr., Jude War Bonnett, Milani Night Pipe and Barb Reifel. Siblings- Geri Night Pipe, Gerald Night Pipe, Diana Flood and Lorraine DeNoyer.

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

Kenny Krogman

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Kenny Krogman, age 70, of Wood, SD, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017. Memorial Service is 2:00 PM Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the White River Event Center in White River. Burial will be held at a later date.

Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Edwards

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Richard Edwards, age 49 of St. Francis, SD, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 27th at St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include: Son Samuel Edwards. Mother- Patricia Left Hand Bull. Siblings- Marie Edwards, Wilson DeNoyer III, Cecelia Edwards, John Edwards, Catherine Edwards, Christine Little Hoop and Anthony Little Hoop, Jr.

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

JoLynn Buck

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Funeral Services for JoLynn Buck, age 42 of St. Edward, NE, are on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, NE. Burial isin the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine, NE. JoLynn Buck passed away on Wednesday, October 18th at the Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward. Survivors include: Husband- Wes Buck of Albion, EN. Daughters- Rachel Dearmont of Rose, NE and Haley Lynn Buck of Albion, NE. Son- Josh Zeigler of Ainsworth, NE. Step Children- John Buck of Albion, NE and Kim Buck of Albion, NE. Brothers- Shawn Wheeler of Ainsworth, NE and Gerdan Wheeler of Iowa. Sisters- Cheryl Miller of Norfolk, NE, Roberta Wheeler of Norfolk, NE, Pamela Peregoy of Holyoke, CO, Kim Koch of Ord, NE and Misty Ryman of Ord, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Joanne Reese

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Joanne Reese, age 91 of Valentine, NE, passed away at the Cherry County Hospital on October 19, 2017. Funeral is on Tuesday, October 24th at 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Survivors include: Son – Richard Reese of Valentine, NE.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Irma L. Frederickson

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Funeral Services for Irma L. Frederickson, age 93 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 am at the St. Pius X Catholic Church i Ainsworth. Burial is at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Irma Frederickson passed away on Wednesday, October 18th at the Sandhills Car Center in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Jimmy Frederickson of Las Vegas, NV, Dan Frederickson of Ainsworth, NE and Jeff Frederickson of Ainsworth, NE. Daughter- Peggy Ford of Scottsbluff, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Shirley Ann (McCloughan) Vontz

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Shirley Ann (McCloughan) Vontz, age 75, formerly of the Valentine area, passed away October 6, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in McCook, NE on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Survivors include: daughters Marci Vontz-Lewis of York, NE and LeeAnn Hampton of Lincoln, NE, sister-in-law Nadda McCloughan of Valentine, NE and brother and sister-in-law Steve and Bethine Vontz of McCook, NE.

Aspen After Care is in charge of the service arrangements.

 

Patrick James Hogan

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Patrick James Hogan, age 80, of Pender, NE passed awawy November 11, 2016 in Apache Junction, AZ. Celebration of Life service on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  at Valentine Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include: brothers Thomas, Arthur, and Charles Hogan, and daughters Kathleen Hogan and Patricia Overley.

 

Sonny White

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Sonny White, age 28, died October 3rd.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on October 18th. Burial will be at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis.

Survivors include: children Canden Metcalf and Kyson and Kynleigh White, parents John White and Stephanie Bordeaux, sister Lisa Long Crow, and brother Jonathan, Tommy and Kevin.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the service arrangements.

Jean Mathiesen

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Jean Mathiesen, age 93 of Valentine, passed away October 9, 2017 in Valentine. Funeral service is at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include: Son – Tom of Wallace, NE, Daughter – Jill Schroeder of Grand Junction, CO.

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

 

Ophelia Two Strike

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Ophelia Two Strike, age 73 of old Two Strike Community, passed away at her home on October 7th.

Funeral is at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Upper Cut Meat Community Hall. Burial will be at White Horse Cemetery, Upper Cut Meat.

Survivors include: son Orville Kills In Sight, stepchildren Twila Moran, Rose Stenstrom, and Elroy Two Strike, and sisters Caroline Elk Looks Back and Cordelia Little Thunder.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the service arrangements.

 

Brenda Sitting Bear

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Breanda Sitting Bear, age 57 of Rosebud, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on October 7th.

Funeral is at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017, at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebudy, SD. Burial will be at a later date at the Spotted Tail Cemetery in Rosebud, SD and the Holy Faith Cemetery in Bloomfield, NE.

Survivors include: mother Gloria Sitting Bear, siblings Marlene Traversie, Joyce Davis, Anthony and John Sitting Bear, and JoAnn, Collette, and Leroy Sitting Bear, Jr.

Holmes Funeral Homes is in charge of the service arrangements.

 

David Gerry, Jr.

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David Gerry, Jr., age 80, passed away at Rapid City, SD on October 5th.

Funeral is at :00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Ben Looking White Memorial Hall. Burial will be at St. Paul Episcopal Cemetery in Norris, SD.

Surivors include: children Jane Peterson, Floyd Gerry, and Anna Eagle Bear, brother Norman Gerry, and sister Marcia Gustafson.

Holmes Fuenral Home is in charge of the service arrangements.

 

Lois M. Adams

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Graveside services for Lois M. Adams, age 81, of Chadron, Nebraska and formerly of Cody, is on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Cody, Nebraska. Mrs. Adams passed away on October 7, 2017 in Hay Springs, Nebraska.

Rosary for Lois Adams will be on Sunday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. MT at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nenzel.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of service arrangements.

Selena Medicine Eagle

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Funeral service for Selena Medicine Eagle, age 4 is Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission, SD. Burial will follow at Little Soldier Cemetery in Old Ring Thunder, SD.

Survivors include: Mother – Alice Medicine Eagle, Father – Darius Emery, Siblings: Sadie Emery, Alex Emery, Luna Medicine Eagle and Sky Medicine Eagle.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of service arrangements.

Roger Emery

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Funeral service for Roger Emery, age 76 is Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission, SD. Burial will follow at Little Soldier Cemetery in Old Ring Thunder, SD.

Survivors include: Wife – Lori Jones, Son – Darius Emery, Daughter – Samira Jones, and Siblings – Wilson “Boots” Emery, Carolyn “Pie” Richards, Eileen “Toonie” Lunderman and William “Bill” Emery.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of service arrangements.

Richard "Rick" Faubion

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Funeral service for Richard “Rick” Faubion, age 63 of Winner, SD, is Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Winner. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.

Mason Funeral Home is in charge of service arrangements.

Mary Ann Mintle

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Funeral service for Mary Ann Mintle, age 78 of Thedford, will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Thedford, NE. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.

 

Arnold & Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of service arrangements.

Eldon Cozad

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Funeral service for Eldon Cozad, age 97 of Valentine, will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Wood Lake Union Church in Wood Lake, NE. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Wood Lake. Mr. Cozad passed away on October 3, 2017 at Pine View in Valentine.

Survivors include: Son – Jim Cozad of Valentine.

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

Joseph Lance, Sr.

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Joseph Lance, Sr., age 81 of St. Francis, passed away October 2, 2017. Funeral service will be Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Rosebud Community Building.

Survivors include: Children – Ronald Lance, Jolene Rodger, Roulene Lance, Josephine Mack and Roselene Lance.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of service arrangements.

Lois M. Randall

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Lois M. Randall, age 94, formerly of Valentine, passed away on August 14, 2017 in Anthem, Arizona. A memorial celebration of Lois’ life is planned for Monday, October 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Crossroads Assembly in Valentine.

Survivors include: Sister- Vanita West, of Colorado Springs, CO, Children- Dr. Robert Randall of Atkinson, NE, Judy Millsap of Anthem, AZ, and Tom Randall of Blair, NE.

Amanda Rose Bear Heels

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Funeral service for Amanda Rose Bear Heels, age 26 is on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Saint Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis, SD. Wakes are Thursday and Friday, October 5 and 6 at Digmann Hall in St. Francis, SD. Amanda Rose Bear Heels passed away October 2, 2017.. Survivors include: Children- Dyreese Spotted Elk, Darsean White and Misun Bear Heels, Mother- Andrette Spotted Elk, Father- Patrick Bear Heels, and Siblings- Josephine Spotted Elk, Nathan Mondragon, Cyrus Stone, Ivanna Bear Heels Crow Eagle, Dustin Bear Heels, Taylor Bear Heels Herman, Kyle Bear Heels, Pete Bear Heels.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Connie VanAuken

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Memorial service for Connie VanAuken, age 54 of Valentine, NE, is on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:00 am at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. No visitation will be held. Mrs. VanAuken passed away on Saturday, September 30th in Valentine. Survivors include: Children- Brandon Kelly, Brian Wharton, Levi Hollenbeck and Amanda VanAuken. Mother- Myrna Flynn. Sisters- Deb Kelly and Christine Sherman.

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

Merlin Scholtes

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Mass of Christian Burial for Merlin Scholtes, age 82 of Valentine, NE, is on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:00 am MT at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nenzel, NE. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Mr. Scholtes passed away on Sunday, October 1st in North Platte, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Kathleen Scholtes of Valentine, NE. Sister- Gayleen Lucas of California.

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

Esther Lucille Boots

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Esther Lucille Boots, age 97 of Ashby, NE, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Alliance, NE. Funeral Service is on Monday, October 2nd at 11:00 am at the Ashby Congregational Church in Ashby, NE. Burial is at the Hyannis Cemetery in Hyannis, NE. Survivors include: Sons- Richard Boots of Mullen, NE and Rodney Boots of Ashby, NE. Daughter- Ellen White of Ashby, NE.

Bates-Gould Funeral Home in Alliance is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas J. Lutz

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Graveside Memorial Services  with Military Honors for Thomas J. Lutz, age 90 of Bassett, NE, are on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 200:00 pm in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine, NE. Tom Lutz passed away Saturday, September 30th at the Linden Court Nursing Home in North Platte, NE. Survivors include: Children- Mike Lutz of North Platte, NE, Kathy Johnson of Tuscon, AZ, Joel Lutz of Bassett, NE, Diana Shaul Brighton, CO, Bobbi Coleman of Bassett, NE and Sherri VanDiest of North Platte, NE. Brother- Edwin Lutz of Sioux Falls, SD.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Fowler

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Elsie Fowler, age 67 of Valentine passed away on September 28th in North Platte.  Funeral services are Tuesday, October 3, at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Valentine.  Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine.

Survivors include husband, Gary, son Courtney, and daughter Lori Lurz, all of Valentine.

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

Twilla J. Lehn

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Twilla J. Lehn, age 89, of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly of Ainsworth, passed away Friday, September 29 at the Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitaion in Lincoln.  Graveside services are Monday, October 2, 2017 at 2 PM at Ainsworth Cemetery.  There is no visitation.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Joyce Lehn of Lincoln and Janiece Garrard of Plover, Iowa.

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

Jesse Barrera

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Jesse Barerra, age 70 of White River, SD, passed awa at his home. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Horse Creek Community Hall, Horse Creek, SD. Private family burial at a later date at White River Cemetery. Survivors include: Son- Nicholas Barrera. Siblings- Anthony Barrera, Sylvia Barrera, Nick Barrera, Mary DeLaCruz and Maria Barrera.

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

Devona Marshall

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Davona Marshall, age 92 of Mission, SD, passed away in Sious Falls, SD on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 30th at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Burial at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Mission.

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

 

Peter Leading Horse

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Peter Leading Horse, age 82, passed away at the Care Center in Centerville, SD on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Friday, September 29th at the Veteran’s Building i Rosebud, SD. Private inurnment at a later date at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis, SD.

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

Sidney Wright, Sr.

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Sidney Wright, Sr., age 51 of Mission, SD, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Friday, September 29th at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Inurnment to be at a later date at the Wright Family Cemetery.

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

Shamus Hartgrave

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Memorial Services for Shaus Hartgrave, age 42 of Bassett, NE, are on Tuesday, September 26, 2017at 2:30 pm at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, NE. Private family inurnment to be held at a later date at the Belmont family ranch. Shamus Hartgrave passed away on Thursday, September 21st at the West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Sonya Hartgrave of Bassett, NE. Parents- John & Mary Ann Hartgrave of Alliance, NE. Sister- Adeline Hartgrave of Alliance, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Darnell

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Funeral Service for Dorothy Darnell, age 88 of Lincoln, NE and formerly of Valentine, NE, is on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:00 am at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mrs. Darnell passed away on Thursday, September 21st in Lincoln. Survivors include: Sons- Ronn of Hobbs, NM, Lynn of Strafford, NH and Gene of Cheyenne, WY. Brothers- Harlan Bourne of Las Cruces, NM and Don Bourne of Casa Grande, AZ.

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

 

Clinton Bachelor

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Funeral Service for Clinton Bachelor, age 84 of Valentine, NE, is on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:00 am at the United MEthodist Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mr. Bachelor passed away on Saturday, September 23rd at the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include: Wife Edith. Son- Jack. Daughter- Janet Moon. Brother- Richard.

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

Shirley J. Farley

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Shirley J. Farley, age 77 of Hershey, NE and formerly of the Valentine, NE area, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Denver Hospice Care Center. Services are at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 234rd at Carpenter Memorial Chapel of North Platte, NE. Graveside services are at 3:00 pm in Valentine at Mount Hope Cemetery. Survivors include: Children- Angela Eandi and JoAnn Shotkoski. Brother- Frank Keller.

Carpenter Memorial Chapel of North Platte is in charge of the arrangements. 308-534-6480

Robert "Bob" Gough

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Robert “Bob” Gough, age 67 of Mission, SD, passed away in Mission, SD on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Friday, September 22nd at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Cremation in Rapid City, SD. Survivors include: Wife- Phyllis White Shield of White River, SD. Children- Young Shorttail, Joe Black, Lynn Colombe and Lisa Colombe. Sister- Lynne Antol of New Jersey.

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

Arliss Jeannine Connot

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Arliss Jeannine Connot, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Sun City, AZ. A Memorial Mass is on Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00 am at St. Joachim and St. Anne Catholic Church in Sun City, AZ. Survivors include: Husband- John Connot of AZ. Children- Kevin Connot of CA, Shawn Kerby of CO, Darla Connot of AZ and Scott Connot of AZ. Brother- Llewellyn Markus. Sisters- Verona Logterman, Jerean Walkling and Neva Asher.

Menke Funeral Home f Arizona is in charge of the service arrangements. 623-979-6451

RuthAnn "Kitty" Hagen

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RuthAnn “Kitty” Hagen, age 76 of Ainsworth, NE, passed away at the Brown County Hospital on September 17, 2017. Funeral Service is on Saturday, September 23rd at 10:30 am at Ainsworth United Methodist Church. Committal Service is at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 24th at the Sisseton Cemetery in Sisseton, SD. Survivors include: Husband- Fred Hagen of Ainsworth, NE. Children- Julie Murphy of Ainsworth, NE, Paul Hagen of Ainsworth, NE and Emmy Fiala of Aurora, NE. Brother- Danny Wall of Salt Lake City, UT.

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

Mercedes F. Johnson

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Funeral Services for Mercedes F. Johnson, age 95 of Johnstown, NE, are on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth. NE with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Mercedes Johnson passed away Saturday, September 16th at York General Hearthstone in York, NE. Survivors include: Sons- Harold Johnson, Jr. of Stillwater, OK, Blaine Johnson of York, NE and Duane Johnson of Johnstown, NE. Daughter- Diane Johnson of Ft. Calhoun, NE.

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

James O. "Jim" Harlan

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Funeral Services for James O. “Jim” Harlan, age 84 for Bassett, NE, are on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Bassett United Methodist Church with Military Honors. Cremation to follow and a private family inurnment on the family ranch northeast of Bassett. Jim Harlan passed away on Friday, September 15th at the Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Nancy Harlan of Bassett, NE. Children- Kim Tehranipour of Ypailanti, MI, Ward Harlan of Bassett, NE and Kay Geshwender of Omaha, NE. Siblings- Alta Simons of Woodburn, OR and Violet Sullivan of Estacada, OR.

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

Arlene Bordeaux

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Arlene Brodeaux, age 74, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 in Watertown, SD. Funeral Service is at 10.:00 am on Thursday, September 14th at St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis, SD. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include: Children- Damon, April, Renee, Danny & Nichole. Sisters- Virginia, Elvira and Bernadette. Brothers- Anthony, Vernon & Bruce.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kali Ann Dilsaver

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Kali Ann Dilsaver, age 2 of Atkinson, NE, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Cherry County Hospital in Valentine, NE. Funeral Services are at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 14th at the First Reformed Church in Platte, SD and at 11:30 am on Friday, September 15th at the First Presbyterian Church in Atkinson, NE. Burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemtery in Atkinson. Survivors include: Mom- Kara Haushild of Atkinson, NE. Dad- Avery Dilsaver of O’Neill, NE. Brother- Logan Dilsaver of Atkinson, NE. Half-sisters- Ava and Emily. Half-brother- Mason.

Mount Funeral Home of Platte, SD and Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson, NE are in charge of the arrangements.

 

Lavern Looking Cloud, Sr.

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Lavern Looking Cloud, Sr., age 69, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on Monday, September 11, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 16th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission, SD. Burial is at 2:30 pm MT on Monday, September 18th at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD. Survivors include: Wife- Lyndall Black Bear. Children- Lavern Eric Looking Cloud, Jr., Leah Looking Cloud, Gloria  Tobacco and Carmen Tobacco. Brothers- Stan Wooden Knife and Dale Wooden Knife. Sister- Karen Leneaugh.

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

 

Gene A. Schlueter

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Memorial Servcices for Gene A. Schlueter, age 77 of Wood Lake, NE, are on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth, NE. A private family inurnment will predede the memorial service in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Gene Schlueter passed away on Sunday, September 10th in his home south of Wood Lake. Survivors include: Wife- Marianne of Wood Lake, NE. Children- Lori Vonheeder of Sioux City, IA, Brad Schlueter of Wood Lake, NE and Todd Schlueter of Blair, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Archie Little

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Archie Little, age 74, passed away at White River Healthcare Center on Friday, September 8, 2017. Funeral Service is at 12 Noon on Wednesday, September 13th at Spring Creek Community Hall in Spring Creek, SD. Burial at St. Patrick Cemetery i Spring Creek.

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

 

Harry Joseph Spall

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Harry Joseph Spall, age 55 of Grand Prairie, TX and formerly of Valentine, NE, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Arlington, TX. Survivors include: Wife- Melissa Grounds Spall. Children- Angel Tony Vera, Angel Kendrick, John Ross Spall and Gregory Joe Spall. Siblings- Cheryl Watts, Mar Jo Huey, Rick Howell, Allen Spall, Lori Riewe, Eric Stephen, Michael Stephen, Tom Stephen, Pelissa Philben and Mitchell Philben. A Memorial Service is on Sunday, September 17th at 1:30 pm at the Niobrara Lodge in Valentine.

 

Elmer R. Sharp

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Funeral Services for Elmer R. Sharp, age 91 of Long Pine, NE, are on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 am at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, NE. Burial with Military Honors to follow in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. Elmer Sharp passed away Thursday, September 7th at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Daughters- Kristi Ryan of Grand Island, Susan Sharp of Colorado and Sheila McAuliffe of Colorado. Stepson- Tom Seadore of Las Vegas, NV. Sister- Lillie Spiker of Thornton, CO.

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

 

Albinaye Kira Blacksmith

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Albinaye Kira Blacksmith, newborn infant daughter of Albert Blacksmith and Sherri Hawkman. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Holy Innocents Church in Parmelee, SD. Burial in Holy Innocents Cemetery. survivors include: Parents- Albert Blacksmith and Sherri Hawkman. Siblings- Kendall, Leon, Latrell, Trissa, Maxxn, Dayeon, Cora and Layah Blacksmith.

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

 

William Hart, Sr.

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William Hart, Sr., age 64 of Mission, SD, passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 11th at St. Agnes Hall in Parmelee, SD. Burial at St. Mark’s Cemetery in Parmelee. Survivors include: Children- Brian Hart, Ladonna Chavez, Alyce Rose Hart, William Hart, Jr. and Tony Ponca. Siblings- Lora Reifel, Joe Arroyo and Irma Shot.

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

 

Helen Donovan

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Helen Donovan, age 85 of Valentine, NE, passed away in Lincoln, NE on Sunday, September 3. 2017. Funeral mass is at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 9th at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Burial at Mount Hope Cemeter in Valentine. Survivors include: Children- Kevin, Mark, Mary, Colleen and Shawn.

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

 

Emma McKee

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Memorial Service for Emma McKee, age 96 of White River, SD, is on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Community Event Center in White River. Burial to follow at the White River Cemetery. Mrs. McKee passed away on Tuesday, August 29th at the Winner Regional Nursing Home in Winner, SD. Survivors include: Sons-Dale of Black Hawk, SD and Bruce of Sioux Falls, SD. Daughter- Sandy Green of Valentine, NE.

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

 

Lyle J. "Jack" Jones

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Graveside Services with Military Honors for Lyle J. “Jack” Jones, age 93 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Saturdaay, September 9, 2017 at 10:30 am in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Jack Jones passed away Sunday, September 3rd in the Norfolk Veterans’ Home, Norfolk NE. Survivors include: Children- Sandra Clapper of Johnstown, NE, Gary Jones of Ainsworth, NE and Sue Porter of Ainsworth, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Wanda Sazama

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Funeral Service for Wanda Sazama, age 83 of Mission, SD, is on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10.00 am at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine, NE. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mrs. Sazama passed away on Wednesday, August 30th at her home east of Mission. Survivors include: Husband- John. Son- Jerry. Daughters- Cheryl Andrie and Cindy Buchanan. Sisters- Marilyn, Eunice and Judy.

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

 

Lucille Guerue

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Lucille Guerue, age 69 of Brookings, SD, passed awat at her home on Monday, August 28, 2017. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Monday, September 4th at St. Agnes Hall in Parmelee, SD. Burial at White Horse Cemetery in Parmelee. Survivors include: Children- Russell Guerue, Ramona Charbonneaux, Douglas Guerue, Joseph Guerue, Paul Guerue, Mark Guerue, Gloria Guerue, Carol Provincial and Bob Guerue.

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

 

Elmer W. Andersden

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Memorial Services for Elmer W. Andersen, age 99 of Ainsworth, NE, is on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth. Burial with Military Honors to follow at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Elmer Andersen passed away on Monday, August 28th at the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Children- Jerry Andersen of Walnut Creek, CA, Susan Grindheim of Colorado Springs, CO, Nancy Campbell of Springview, NE, Martha Rasmussen of Ainsworth, NE, Carol Rasmussen-Noecker of Sierra Madre, CA, Carl Andersen of Salida, CO, Jane Lanz of Colorado Springs, CO and John Rasmussen of Lakewood, CO. Sister- Edith Keller of Bassett, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

John F. Keating

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John F. Keating, age 90 of Atkinson, NE, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at his home. Funeral Service is on Saturday, September 2nd at 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atkinson. Burial to follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Atkinson. Survivors include: Daughter- Mary Rose Schaef of Emmet, NE. Sons- Phillip Keating of Atkinson, , Patrick Keating of Lyon. France, James Keating of Cody, NE, Matt Keatingof Kearney, NE andGerald Keating of Naples, FL.

Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Mary M. "Memo" McMullen

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Graveside Memorial Services for Mary M. “Memo” McMullen, age 73 of Bassett, NE, are on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 10:30 amin the Bassett Memeorial Park Cemetery. Memo McMullen passed away o Monday, August 28th at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett. Survivors include: Sister- Susan Strand of Wayne, NE. Cremation has taken place.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Jason Skillings

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Jason Skillings, age 45 of Mullen, NE, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2017 in Mullen. A Celebration of Life is on Friday, September 1st at 11:00 am MT at the Bullseye Building in Mullen. Burial at a later date by the family.

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

 

Paul E. Josoff

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A Celebration of Life Service for Paul E. Josoff, age 74 of Long Pine, NE, is on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:30 am at Hoch Funeral Home i Ainsworth, NE. Burial is at the Grandview Cemetery in Long Pine. Paul Josoff passed away o Tuesday. August 22nd at his home near Long Pine. Survivors include: Children- Deb Radenslaben of Cedar Bluffs, NE, Raul E. “PJ” Josoff III of Ashland, NE and Shelah Fenner of Yutan, NE. Brothers- Dan Josoff of Yutan, NE, Mike Josoff of Omaha, NE and Tom Josoff of Louisville, NE. Sister- MaryLou Vampola of Plattsmouth, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Eldina M. Eickhoff

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Funeral Service for Eldina M. Eickhoff, age 95 of Valentine, NE, is on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mrs. Eickhoff passed away on Monday, August 21st in Valentine, NE. Survivors include: Sons- Dr. Randy Lee Eickhoff of Ft. Worth, TX and Kip Eickhoff of Pierre, SD.

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

 

Richard Graeff

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Funeral Service for Richard Graeff, age 81 of Crookston, NE, is on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Cross Roads Assembly Church in Valentine, NE. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mr. Graeff passed away on Wednesday, August 16th in North Platte, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Jean of Crookston, NE. Daughter- Ruthie of Omaha, NE. Sons- Richard of Chappell, NE and Norman of Crookston, NE.

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

 

Gene A. Allen

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Funeral Services for Gene A. Allen, age 80 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Evangelical Free Church in Ainsworth with burial to follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Gene Allen passed away on Saturday, August 19th at the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care in Bassett, NE. Survivors include: Children- Lorne Allen of Ainsworth, NE, Tammy Stec of Long Pine, NE, Roger Allen of Ainsworth, NE and Kristine Schiller of Gillette, WY. Sister- Wauneta Keller of North Platte, NE.

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

 

 

Esther L. Zeigler

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Funeral Services for Esther L. Zeigler, age 95 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth. Burial to follow in the German Valley Cemetery near Brewster, NE. Esther Zeigler passed away Sunday, August 20th in the Rock County Long Term Care in Bassett, NE. Survivors include: Children- Shirley Carson of Purdom, NE, Larry Zeigler of Ainsworth, NE and Richard Zeigler of Ainsworth, NE.

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

 

 

Glenford Hollow Horn Bear/Center

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Glenford Hollow Horn Bear/Center, age 44 of St. Francis, SD, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 18th at Digmann Hall i St. Francis. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis. Survivors include: Mother- Cecelia Hollow Horn Bear. Brothers- Lil Duane, Melvin and Marvin Hollow Horn Bear, Julius and Bernard Walking Crow and Gerald Center, Jr. Sisters- Cheryl and Josephine Wlking Crow and Germaine and Gerrolynn Center. Children- Verdall and Tetia Hollow Horn Bear/Center and Lita Sage Center.

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

 

 

 

Marion B. Isom

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Marion B. Isom, age 90 formerly of Mullen, NE, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Linden Court in North Platte, NE. Funeral Services are on Friday, August 18th at 1:00 pm MT at the United Methodist Church in Mullen. Burial is at Cedarview Cemetery in Mullen.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

 

Ray Darnell

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Funeral Service for Ray Darnell, age 92 of Lincoln, NE and formerly of Valentine, NE, is on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Burial with Military Rites to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mr. Darnell passed away on Saturday, August 12th in Lincoln, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Dorothy of Lincoln, NE. Sons- Gene of WY, Lynn of New Hampshire and Ronn of New Mexico. Daughter- Joanne of Lincoln, NE. Brother- Leonard of MN.

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

 

 

Dusty Night Shield

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Dusty Night Shield, age 30 of St. Francis, SD, passed away at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 16th at the St. Francis Community Center. Burisal at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis. Survivors include: Wife- Whitney Heth. Son- Daiqua Night Shield. Siblings- Finale, Cecelia, Taina, Lorelei and Myron Night Shield and Ramone, Mona, Manuel, Jr. and Candace Good Buffalo.

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

 

 

 

Mildred M. Zimmerman

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Mildred Zimmerman, age 89 of Gering, NE, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at her home. Memorial Service is at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 15th at the First United Methodist Church in Ogallala. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm at Big Springs Cemetery in Big Springs, NE. Survivors include: Children- Stanley Zimmerman of Deaver, WY, Sharon Lee of Fairfield, ID and Jim Zimmerman of Gering, NE. Brothers- Chuck Powell, Ted Powell and Bob Powell.

Jolliffe Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

Bob Yorges

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Bob Yorges, age 75 of Hyannis, NE, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Great Plains Regional Health in North Platte, NE. Funeral Service is Tuesday, August 15th at 10:30 am MT at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Hyannis. Burial at the Hyannis Cemetery.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

William Arden Stech

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A Celebration of Life Service for longtime Pharmacist, William Arden Stech, age 92 of Ainsworth, NE, is on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth. A private family burial with Military Honors to follow at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Arden Stech passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett, NE. Survivors include: Daughter- Teri Burdick of Johnstown, NE. Son- Dr. Jim Stech of Lexington, KY.

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

 

 

 

 

Anthony Catch The Bear, Sr.

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Anthony “Catch” Catch The Bear, Sr., age 56 of Norris, SD, passed away at Rapid City Regional Hospital on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 12th at Ben Looking White Memorial Hall in Norris, Sd. Burial is at St. Paul Episcopal Cemetery in Norris.

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

 

 

 

 

Lynn Meyers

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Lynn Meyers, age 78 of Valentine, NE, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Graveside Service with Military Honors is at 1:00 pm onTuesday, August 8th at Mount Hope Cemertery in Valentine. Survivors include: Sons- Thane Meyers and Monte Meyers, both of Kearney, NE.

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

 

 

 

 

Amelia "Tiny" Shaw

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Amelia “Tiny” Shaw, age 78 of Rapid City, SD, passed away at her home on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 5th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission, SD. Burial is at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Mission. Survivors include: Sons- Joe War Bonnett and Oliver Shaw. Brothers- Gene, Joe, Jim, Matt and Art War Bonnett. Sisters- Beverly Prue, Judy Neiss, Venus Sierra and Janet Sierra.

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

 

 

 

 

Michael K. "Mick" Clapper

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Memorial Services for Michael K. “Mick” Clapper, age 71 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth. Burial to follow at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Mick Clapper passed away Saturday, July 29th at his home i Ainsworth. Survivors include: Brother- Dan Clapper of Johnstown, NE. Sisters- Lois Hall of Denver, CO, Janet Shaul of Oshkosh, NE and Denise Robbins of Alliance, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

Faye A. Boyles

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Fay A. Boyles, age 78 of Mullen, NE, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2017 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Funeral Services are on Tuesday, August 8th at 10:00 am MT at the Assembly of God Church in Mullen. Burial is in the Seneca Cemetery, Seneca, NE.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne I. Hampton

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Wayne I. Hampton, age 91 of Mullen, NE, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at the North Platte Care Center. Funeral Services are on Monday, August 7th at 10:00 am MT at the Assembly of God Church in Mullen. Burial is at Cedarview Cemtery in Mullen.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

Preslee Lane Whiting

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Preslee Lane Whiting, infant daughter of Megan Hawk and Conner Whiting, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine, NE. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 3rd at the Fr. Paul Hall in Mission, SD. Burial at Holy Family Cemetery in North Antelope, SD. Survivors include: Parents- Megan Hawk and Connor Whiting. Grandparents- Troy Lynn Peneaux, Bill Whiting, Paula Whiting, Bill Hawk, Sr. and Julie Haukaas.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny Vavra

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Memorial Service for Danny Vavra, age 82 of Valentine, NE, is on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Burial in Martin, SD. Mr. Vavra passed away on Friday, July 28th in Sturgis, SD. Survivors include: Shelly Henderson of Valentine, NE, Jo Hand of Valentine, NE, Rose Hildebrandt of Valentine, NE and Amy Cox of Valentine, NE. Son- Mike Vavra of Crookston, NE.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Delores Elk Looks Back-Runing

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Delores Elk Looks Back-Running, age 38 of Valentine, NE, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Funeral Ceremony and Burial is at 6::00 pm on Tuesday, August 1st at the Running Cemetery, Grass Mountain Community, SD. Survivors include: Husband- Robert Jody Bracha of Valentine, NE. Daughters- Kendra Elk Looks Back, Tonishia Kitteaux and Diana Rose Elk Looks Back. Parents- June Elk Looks Back and Frank Running. Siblings- Meyer Leading Fighter, Jr., Terri Leading Fighter, Angel Leading Fighter and Quincy Riddley.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard J. Seadore

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Graveside Service with Military Rites for Richard J. Seadore, age 22, formerly of Long Pine NE, is a 2:00 pm on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Richard Seadore passed away April 19, 1951 in a prisoner of war camp in North Korea. Family members include Shirley Seadore Hitchcock of Ainsworth, NE and Pastor Al Seadore of Callaway, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfred E. Schipporeit

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Funeral Services for Alfred E. Schipporeit, age 87 of Broken Bow, NE and formerly of Brewster, NE, are on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Aibnsworth, NE. Burial with Military Honors is at the German Valley Cemetery near Brewster. Alfred Schipporeit passed away on Wednesday, July 26th at Brookstone View in Broken Bow, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Marilyn Schipporeit of Broken Bow, NE. Children- Jean Ryker of Cozad, NE, Eric Schipporeit of Brewster, NE and Kenton Schipporeit of Valentine, NE. Sister- Betty Guggennmos of Broken Bow, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry L. Bostron

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Larry L. Bostron, age 75 of Mullen, NE, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen. Mass of Christian Burial is on Friday, July 28th at 10:00 a, MT at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mullen. Burial at Cedarview Cemetery in Mullen.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waylon Harvey

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Waylon Harvey, age 3, passed away at Children’s Hospital in Omaha, NE, on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 25th at the Assembly of God Church in Valentine, NE. Lunch will immediately follow. Burial at 2:00 pm at the Harvey Ranch Cemetery. Survivors include- Parents- Travis Harvey and Desiree Burkert of Valentine, NE. Grandparents- Chris and Kris Harvey of Valentine, NE, Dava and Dan Verch of Hastings, NE, Doug and Amy Burkert of Missouri and Denise and Danny Embrey of Missouri.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Jeri Roshone

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Jeri Roshone, age 88 of Valentine, NE, NE, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Pineview Good Samaritan Center in Valentine. Funeral Services are on Thursday, July 27th at the Valentine Berean Bible Church in Valentine. Survivors include: Son- Dan Roshone of Valentine, NE. Daughter- Cindy Rassmussen of St. Paul, NE.

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

Meredith Kills In Water

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Meredith Kills In Water, age 54 of Grass Mountain, SD, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 26th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission, SD. Burial at Holy Innocents Cemetery in Parmelee, SD. Survivors include: Mon- Delores Kills In Water. Daughter- Janet McKinney. Sons- Benjamin Kills In Water and Rich Kills In Water. Brothers- Calvin Kills In Water, Laverne Whipple and Mervin Whipple. Sisters- Delores Robles, Bernadine Kills In Water and Rita Kills In Water.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Robert William "Bob" Gentry

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Robert William “Bob” Gentry, age 82 of Hyannis, NE, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at his home. Funeral Service is on Monday, July 24th at 2:00 pm MDT at Calvary Episcopal Church in Hyannis. Burial at a later date by the family.

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

Jerry M. Focken

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Funeral Services for Jerry M. Focken, age 62 of Long Pine, NE, are on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Keya Paha High School Gymnasium in Springview, NE. Burial is at Moiunt Hope Cemetery at Springview. Jerry Focken passed away on Monday, July 17th at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Peggy Focken of Long Pine, NE. Children- Clint Fockent of Burton, NE, Kristy Crawfor of Springview, NE, Kasey Soles of Millboro, SD and Corey Focken of Ainsworth, NE. Mother- Beulah Focken of Atkinson, NE. Siblings- Alvin Focken of Sioux Falls, SD, Kenneth Focken of Rochester, MN, Shirley Focken of Newport, NE and Roger Focken of Lennox, SD.

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

Arlene DeNoyer-Bear Shield

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Arlene DeNoyer-Bear Shield, age 75 of Okreek, SD, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on July 17, 2017.  Funeral Services are at 10:00 am on Friday, July 21st at the Okreek Community Hall. Burial is at Calvary Episcopal Cemetery in Okreek. Survivors include: Children- Marie Bear Shield, Rebecca Stoneman and Wayne Bear Shield, Jr. Brother- Charles “Chuckie” DeNoyer, Sr.

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

June D. Kelly

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Funeral Services for June D. Kelly, age 90 of Randolph, NE and formerly of Ainsworth, NE, is on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:00 am at Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. Burial to follow in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery in Bassett, NE. June Kelly passed away on Friday, July 14th at the Colonial Manor of Randolph. survivors include: Daughters- Velda Mowery of Osmond, NE and Renda Laughead of Nevada, IA. Son- Paul Laughead of Darrouzett, TX.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Julia Valandra

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Julia Valandra, age 81 of St. Francis, SD, passed away at the Rosebud Hospital on Friday July 14, 2017. Funeral Service is at 4:00 pm on Thursday, July 20th at St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis. Meal will begin at noon at the High School Gym. Survivors include: Brother- Tom Valandra, Jr.

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

Dale Wendt

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Memorial Service for Dale Wendt, age 85 of Valentine, NE is on Friday July 21, 2017 at 11:30 am at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Burial to be at a later date in Broken Bow, NE. Mr. Wendt passed away on Tuesday, July 11th in Valentine. Survivors include: Daughters- Bonnie Gardner of Winner, SD and Janet Vincent of North Platte, NE. Son- Chuck Wendt of North Platte, NE.

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

Floyd Allen Reynolds

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Floyd Allen Reynolds, age 77 of Rosebud, SD, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at Rosebud Hospital. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Friday, July 14th at St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis, SD. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Almona Quigley Doto

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Almona Quigley Doto, age 47 of St. Francis, SD, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 15th at  St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis, SD with burial in St. Charles Cemetery. Survivors include: Husband- Mark Doto. Children- Richard Bear Heels, Spencer Bear Heels, III, Dace Lunderman, Jr. and Theresa Lunderman. Siblings- Yvonne Kills In Water, Roberta Quigley, Noel Quigley, Ronald Quigley, Greg Quigley and Jowette Black Bear.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph Black Spotted Horse, Sr.

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Joseph Black Spotted Horse, Sr., age 47 of St. Francis, Sd, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Service is at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 14th at St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis. Survivors include: Mother- Jane Black Spotted Horse. Sister- Johnna Black Spotted Horse. Children- Latanya, Taytum, Nicolette, Joe Jr. and Reese Black Spotted Horse and Billy Ray and Keanna McCloskey.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Abraham

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Donald Abraham, age 93 of Valentine, NE, passed away Saaturday, July 1, 2017 at  South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Mary Beth Abraham. Children- Tom Abraham of Omaha, NE,  Donna Watson of Traverse City, MI, Nanacy Olson of Omaha, NE, Colleen Moosman of Valentine, NE and Jim Abraham of Melbourne, Australia. Funeral Services for Don Abraham are at 10:30 am on Friday, July 14th at St. Wenceslaus Church in Wahoo, NE. Graveside Service with Military Honors is at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, July 15th at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine followed by a Memorial dinner at St. Nichilas Catholic Church in Valentine.

 

Maxine Jamison

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Funeral Services for Maxine Jamison, age 100 of Burton, NE, are on Monday, July 10. 2017 at 10:30 am at Grace Lutheran Church in Burton. Burial to follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Springview, NE.

 

Helen M. (Kellar) Raubach

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Helen M. (Kellar) Raubach, age 97 of Lincoln, NE and formerly of Valentine, NE, passed away Saturday, July, 1, 2017 at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Survivors include: Daughter- Lana Higgins of Lincoln, NE.
Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements.

Gordon McLeod

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Funeral Services for Gordon McLeod, age 95 of Valentine, NE, are on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mr. McLeod passed away on Thursday, June 29th in Mullen, NE. Survivors include: Son Gary of Valentine, NE. Daughter- Lois of Colorado Springs, CO.

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

 

 

Audrey Engel

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Funeral Services for Audrey Engel, age 81 of Valentine, NE, are on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mrs, Engel passed away on Monday, June 26th at the Oxbow Living Center in Ashland, NE. Survivors include: Son- James engel of Waverly, NE.

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

 

 

Melvin Spotted Elk

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Melvin Spotted Elk, age 74 of St. Francis, SD, passed away at Rapid City Regional Hospital on June 22, 2017. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 28th at the Veteran’s Gym in St. Francis. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis. Survivors include: Daughters- Dawn Left Hand Bull of St. Francis, SD and Ember Spotted Elk ofof Valentine, NE. Sister- Betty Hock.

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

 

 

Twila Mae Kepler

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Graveside Services for Twila Mae Kepler, age 93 of Bassett, NE, are on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery near Bassett. Twila Kepler passed away on Wednesday, June 21st at the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include: Daughter- Juanita Luhr of Centralia, WA. Son- Clifford Kepler of Bassett, NE. Sister- Donna McGuire of Bassett, NE.

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

 

 

Brian D. "Fuzzy" Gaskins

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Memorial Services for Brian D. “Fuzzy” Gaskins, age 55 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Burial to be held at a later date. Brian Gaskins passed away on Wednesday, June 21st at his home near Ainsworth. Survivors include: Children- Tara Gaskins of Ainsworth, NE and Dustin Gaskins of Ainsworth, NE. Brother- Dennis Gaskins of Overton, NE. Sisters- Pat Gaskins of Plainview, NE and Mona Davis of Bassett, NE.

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

 

 

Richard Eugene Sonnenfelt

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Richard Eugene Sonnenfelt, age 89 formerly of the Kilgore, NE and Valentine, NE area, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2017. Survivors include: Wife- Virginia Sonnenfelt. Daughters- AnolaGay Sonnenfelt, Deanna Lee Brown and Billie Jo Herbert. Son- Gene Olnes. Sister- Bonnie Eatherton. Graveside services to be held at a later date.