Current Obituaries

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Clarence "Chucky" Leading Fighter

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Clarence “Chucky” Leading Fighter, age 32 of Rosebud, SD, passed away in Gordon, NE on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Funeral Service is at Noon on Saturday, April 20th at the Upper Cut Meat Community Hall, Upper Cut Meat, SD. Burial at the White Horse Cemetery in Upper Cut Meat. Survivors include: Mother- Rose Leading Fighter. Father- Reynold Richards, Sr. Wife- Debra Leading Fighter. Children- Clarence “beno” Leading Fighter, Jr., Rachael Leading Fighter, Selena Leading Fighter and Jacob Leading Fighter. Siblings- Justin Adams, Leonard Adams, Reynold Richards, Jr., Wayne Ross and Devin Ross.

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

Cordell Paul Good Shield

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Cordell Paul Good Shield, age 74 of Rapid City, Sd, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Thursday,  April 18th at the Wood Community Building in Wood, SD. Burial at St. Mary’s Garden in Wood. Survivors include: Wife- Connie Good Shield. Daughters- Carolyn Soles, Bobbett Good Shild and Paulett Good Shield. Brother- Joe Good Shield. Sisters- Pauline McKinney, Ann Jones, Bernadette Good Shield, Teresa Good Shield and Kateri Good Shield.

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

Norma Jean Walking Eagle

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Norma Jean Walking Eagle, age 55, passed away in Pierre, SD on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 20th at Soldier Creek Community Hall, Soldier Creek, SD. Burial is at Ironwood Cemetery in Rosebud, SD. Survivors include: Daughter- Naiobi Williams. Siblings- Grace Walking Eagle-Dupris, Martha Blue Thunder, Ralph Walking Eagle and Wilma At The Straight-Hero.

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

Joy Weimer

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Memorial Service for Joy Weimer, age 87 of Martin, SD, will be held at a later date. Joy Weimer passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Bennett Co. Nursing home in Martin, SD. Survivors include: Daughters- Connie McNare of Merriman, NE and Kathi Roten of Laramie, WY. Sisters- Kay Nicholson of Dickinson, ND and Ada Weimer of Sun City, AZ.

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

Alex Tinant

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Funeral Service for Alex Tinant, age 30 of San Diego, CA and formerly of Lake View, SD, is on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine, NE. Graveside Service is on Thursday, April 18th at 10:30 am at the Lake View Cemetery. Alex Tinant passed away in San Diego.

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

Berdien Morrison

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Memorial Service for Berdien Morrison, age 85 of Valentine, NE, is on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:30 am at Grace Lutheran Church in Valentine. Burial at a later date. Berdien M<orrison passed away on Saturday, April 13th at Pine View Good Samaritan Center in  Valentine. Survivors include: Sons- Dan Morrison of Valentine, Ne, and Rex Morrison of El Salvador. Daughters- Marge Morgan of Valentine, NE and Karen Morrison of Valentine, NE.

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

Jimmie Lee Applegarth

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Jimmie Lee Applegarth, age 81, passed away at his home in Hyannis, NE on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Survivors include: Wife- Sherry Applegarth. Daughter- Jeannie Schufeldt. Son- Greg Applegarth. Memorial services are on Monday, April 15th at 10:30 am MT at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Hyannis. Inurnment with Military Honors is in the Hyannis Cemetery.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Harriet Sitting Bear

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Harriet Sitting Bear, age 92 of Parmelee, SD, passed away at her home on Friday, April 5, 2019. Fueral Service is at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 12th at  Holy Innocents Church west of Parmelee. Burial at Holy Innocents Cemetery. Surviors include: Children- Mark Clairmont, Sr., Antoinette Clairmont, James Clairmont, Michael Clairmont, Barbara Clairmont, Donald Clairmont, JoAnn Sitting Bear, Leroy Sitting Bear, Jr., and Colette Zuine. Siblings- Esther Murray, Peter Guerue, Trudell Guerue, James Guerue, John Guerue, Jr., Victoria Stead, Lois LaPointe, Christine Blue Horse and Pearl Cournoyer.

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

Harvey Provancial

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Harvey Provancial, age 83 of Mission, SD, passed away at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 11th at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud, SD. Burial at Grace Chapel Cemetery in Soldier Creek, SD. Survivors include: Daughters- Martha Provancial and Marlene Barnes. Son-  Cameron Provancial. Sister- Minerva Kloppel. Brothers- Gabriel Provancial and Raymond Provancial.

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

Yvonne Gothard

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Yvonne Gothard, age 78 of Valentine, NE, passed away at Cherry County Hospital on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Monday, April 8th at Crossroads Assembly of God Church in Valentine. Graveside service is at 2:00 pm Ct at Kilgore Cemetery, Kilgore, NE. Survivors include: Husband- Jack Gothard, Jr. of Valentine, NE. Children- Shawn Gothard of Hope, NM, Kate Songer of Valentine, NE, Joel Gothard of Hope, NM and Charity Turpin of Long Pine, NE. Brothers- Rick Galloway of Crookston, NE, August Galloway of Kilgore, NE and Keven Galloway of Valentine, NE.

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

Backus Elks Looks Back

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Backus Elks Looks Back, age 92 of Parmelee, SD, passed away at the Hot Springs VA Hospital on Friday, March 29, 2019. Fueral Service is at 11:00 am on Monday, April 8th at the He Dog School Gym. Burial at the White Horse Cemetery in Upper Cut Meat Community south of Parmelee. Survivors include: Wife- Caroline. Children- June Elk Looks Back, Bev Elk Looks Back, Charles Elk Looks Back, Nick Elk Looks Back, Harvey Elk Looks Back, Jackie Elk Looks Back, Vienna Elk Looks Back and Francis Richards. Sister- Theresa Sharpfish.

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

Tom Lesher

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Tom Lesher, age 68, formerly of Thedford, NE, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in Fort Collins, CO. Memorial Services have been postponed to a later date. Previously scheduled for Saturday, April 13th at 11:00 am CT at Hillcrest Cemetery in Thedford, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Deb Lesher. Mother- Bobbie Ann Lesher. Brothers- Dick Lesher and Ron Lesher. Sister- Mary Ann Bostock.

Candace Young-White Hat

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Candace Young-White Hat, age 47 of Mission, SD, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on March 30, 2019. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 4th at the Vetera’s Building in Rosebud, SD. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St., Francis, SD. Survivors include: Husband- Conrad White Hat. Mother- Barbara Moore-Young. Brothers- Irvin Young, Jr, Louis Young and Edward Young. Sister- Jolene Red Crow.

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

Mary Sharp

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Friends and family gathering and visitation for Mary Sharp, age 73 of Valentine, NE is on Thursday, March 28, from 7 pm – 9 pm at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mrs. Sharp passed away on March 23rd at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Survivors include: Son – Buck Sharp of Valentine, NE. Sister – Susan Brickner of Valentine, NE. Brother – Howard Alberts of Ainsworth, NE.

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

Magdalena S. "Madeline" Snell

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Memorial Services for Magdalena S. “Madeline” Snell, age 103 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Ainsworth. Inurnment wto follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Madeline Snell passed away Thursday, March 21st at her home in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Daughter- Janet Turner of Ainsworth, Step daughter- Karen Sorensen of Omaha, NE. Step son- John Snell of Palm Bay, Florida.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Armida JoAnn Eagle Road

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Armida JoAnn Eagle Road, age 60 of Mitchell, SD, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Monday,  March 25th at St. Francis Comunity Building. Burial following at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Francis, SD. Survivors include: Sister- Madonna Eagle Road of St. Francis, SD.

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

Grace Ninette Broken Leg

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Grace Ninette Broken Leg, age 91 of Parmelee, SD, passed away at Bennett County Hospital in Martin, SD on Saturday, March 15, 2019. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Friday, March 22nd at St. Agnes Hall in Parmelee, SD. Burial is at St. Mark’s Cemetery at Lower Cut Meat Community, Parmelee, SD. Survivors include: Son- Stanley T. Broken Leg. Sister- Clara Broken Leg-Carpenter.

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

Mary Hayford

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Funeral Services for Mary Hayford, age 70 of Valentine, NE, are on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mrs. Hayford passed away on Monday, March 18th in Valentine. Survivors include: Daughters- Amy Reifers of Valentine, NE and Rose Bennett of Arkansas. Son- Steve Hayford of Oklahoma. Brother- Fred Krzyzanowski of Valentine, NE. 

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

Jimmie D. Vonheeder

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Funeral Services for Jimmie D. Vonheeder, age 88 of Ainsworth, NE, is on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10:00 am at the United MEthodist Church in Ainsworth. Burial to follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery with Military Honors, Jim Vonheeder passed away Friday, March 15th at UnityPoint Health- St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, IA. Survivors include: Wife- Jean of Ainsworth, NE. Children- Mary Jane Vonheeder of Ainsworth, NE, Pam Scheer of Elsmere, NE and Dirk Vonheeder of Sioux  City, IA.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bill Giroux

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Bill Giroux, age 59 of Mission, SD, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on Friday, March 15, 2019. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 21st at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Burial is at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis, SD. Survivors include: Wife- Pam Giroux of Rosebud, SD. Son- Mark Witt. Daughter- Rosie Iron Heart. Sisters- Rebecca Reynold of Albuquerque, Alice Payne of Denver, CO, Jo Colombe of Mission, SD, Carmen Storms of Mission, SD and Rose Adams of Lawton, OK.

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

Jerry Lee Merz

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Jerry Lee Merz, age 85 of Seneca, NE, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at his home near Seneca. Funeral Services are on Friday, March 15th at 1:00 pm MT at the Seneca Auditorium. Burial is in the Seneca Cemetery.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert "Bob" Gibbs

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Robert “Bob” Gibbs, age 91 of Ainsworth, NE, passed away at Parkside Manor in Stuart, NE on Friday, March 8, 2019. Memorial Services will be held in the spring. Survivors include: Sons- Shepherd Gibbs of Ainsworth, NE, Charles Gibbs of Auburn, NE and Martin Gibbs of Pascoe, WA.

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

James Howard Hazen

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James “Jim” Howard Hazen, age 88 formerly of Brownlee, NE, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in the Norfolk Veterans’ Home in Norfolk, NE. Survivors include: Children- Shirley Saueressig, Steven Hazen, David Hazen, Nancy Byrd, Thomas Hazen and Timothy Hazen. Funeral Services are on Saturday, March 16th at 1:30 pm at the Brownlee Community Church in Brownlee. Burial is in the Brownlee Cemetery with Military Honors.

Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements..

Sandra Ann Meyers

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Sandra Ann Meyers, age 59 of Wood, SD, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Winner Regional Hospital in Winner, SD. Funeral Service is on  Friday, March 8th at 2:00 pm at the First Christian Church in Winner, SD. Burial to follow in the Winner City Cemetery.

Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Bostock

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Elsie Bostock, age 76 of Gordon, NE, passed away February 22, 2019 at Gordon Countryside Care. Memorial Services will be at a later date.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Audrey Emery-Cordry

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Audrey Emery-Cordry, age 92 of Mission, SD, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at White River Healthcare Center. Memorial Servies will be held in the spring or summer. Survivors include: Sons- Clarence Leonard Cordry, Jr. and James Cordry. Sisters- Fern Emery-Benner, Delphine Emery-Tech and Eltine Emery-Krebs. Brother- Lester “Tiny” Emery.

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

Larry Isom

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Funeral Services for Larry “Doc” Isom, age 68 of Mullen, NE, are on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00 am MT at the Seneca  Auditorium, Seneca, NE. Burial with Military Honors is in the Seneca Cemetery.  Larry Isom passed away on Tuesday, February 26th. Survivors include: Wife- Nancy Isom of Mullen, NE. Children- Christina Sack of North Platte, NE, David Isom of Crete, NE and Angela Snyder of Topeka, KS. Brother Robert Isom of Las Vegas, NV. Sister- Sharon McMullen of Burwell, NE.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sophie Black Dog

Sophie Black Dog passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 2nd at St. Agnes Hall in Parmelee, SD. Burial in White Horse Cemetery at Upper Cut Meat, SD. Survivors include: Children- Melvin Smashed Ice, Alicia Black Dog, Arthur Eagle Feather, Jr., Cisco Pigney-Eagle Feather, Wamblie Eagle Feather, Chante Moran and Viola  Hieneman. Siblings- Delmer Forgets Nothing, Sr., Linda Forgets Nothing and Eugene Hollow Horn Bear,.

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

Mary Lou (Bejot) Van Doozer

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Funeral Services for Mary Lou (Bejot)  Van Doozer, age 82 of Parker, CO, are on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth, NE. Burial to follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Mary Lou Van Doozer passed away Saturday, February 23rd in her home in Parker, CO. Survivors include: Children- Gina DeArcos of Montrose, CO, Chris Van Doozer of Fruita, CO, Corey Van Doozer of Castle Pines, CO and Scott Van Doozer of Parker, CO. Siblings- Dennis Bejot of Seward, NE and Lorideen Larabee of Neligh, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Merle Dean Reiser

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Merle Dean Reiser, age 85 of Taylor, TX and formerly of Brownlee, NE, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Seton Medical Center in Round Rock, TX. Funeral Mass is at 2:00  pm on Friday, March 1st at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylor, TX. Survivors include: Wife- Mary Ann Reiser of Taylor, TX. Children- Bob Reiser of Omaha, NE, Bill Reiser of Kearney, NE, Susan Carlson of Taylor, TX, Sherry Reiser of Hutto, TX, Mary Beth Pinkley of Cedar Park, TX and Cindy Reiser of Round Rock, TX. Siblings- Larry Reiser of Thedford, NE, Sharon Knepper of Loveland, CO and Carolyn Porath of Valentine, NE.

Providence Funeral Home in Taylor. TX is in charge of the arrangements.

Tony Joe Young

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Tony Joe Young, age 68 of Rosebud, SD, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on Friday, February 22, 2019. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 26th at the SGU Mulitpurpose Building in Mission, SD. Burial is at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis, SD. Survivors include: Children- Allen, Tonia, RaeAnn and Jared Young. Brother- Dave Young. Sister- Kathy Wooden Knife.

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

Robert Drayton Coupland

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Robert Drayton Coupland, 71, of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, formerly of Valentine, passed away Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2019, at the Milford United Methodist Church, in Milford, Nebraska. His is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Beaver Crossing.

Lauber Moore Funeral Home is in charge of service arrangements.

Martha M. "Bobbie" Perrin

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Martha M. “Bobbie” Perrin, age 91 of Kearney, NE and formerly of Hyannis, NE, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Kearney Regional Hospital. Memorial Services are on Monday, February 25th at 1:00 pm at the First Church of God in Kearney. A service is also on Tuesday, February 26th at 1:00 pm MT at the Church of the Sandhills in Hyannis. Private inurnment to be at the Hyannis Cemetery. Survivors include: Daughters- Ronda Adam of Hyannis, NE, Jackie Sathre of Arvada, CO and Lynn Perrin of Kearney, NE.

Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Ann Biltoft

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Memorial Services for Mary Ann Biltoft, age 81 of Atkinson, NE and formerly of Long Pine, NE, are on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:30 am at the St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth, NE. Inurnment to follow in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine, Mary Ann Biltoft passed away on Wednesday, February 13th at the Good Samaritan Society in Atkinson, NE. Survivors include: Sons- Bruce Biltoft of Atkinson, NE and Leo Biltoft of Grand Island, NE. Siblings- John Frank Brown of Grand Island, NE, Dorothy Cole of Ainsworth, NE, Helen Haskell of Ainsworth, NE, Joe Brown of Bartlesville, OK, Harry Brown of Grand Island, NE and Steve Brown of Grand Island, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ann Harvey

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Ann Harvey, age 88, passed away in Lincoln, NE on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Rosary and Prayer Service is on Tuesday, February 19th at 7:00 pm at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Funeral is at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 20th at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine, NE. Meal immediately following. Burial at the Harvey Ranch Cemetery north of Valentine. Survivors include: Children- Karen, Albert, Matthew, Teresa and Christian. Brothers- Merle Shelbourn and Alan Shelbourn.

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

Joseph Mack, Sr.

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Joseph Mack, Sr., age 54 of Rapid City, SD, passed away at his home on February 13, 2019. Funeral Service is Thursday, February 21st at Fr. Paul Hall  in Mission, SD. Meal at 11:30 am followed by funeral prayers at 1:00 pm. Burial at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Mission. Survivors include: Sons- Jerome Mack, Archie Mack and Joseph “Jake” Mack, Jr. Brothers- Mike Whipple, Lawrence Whipple, Charles Mack, John Ludke and Andrew Ludke.

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

Bernard Lesher

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Bernard Lesher, age 61 formerly of Valentine, NE, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Avera St. Amthony’s Hospital i O’Neill, NE. A Memorial service is at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 21st at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Inurnment is at 12:30 pm at  Hillcrest Cemetery in Thedford, NE. Survivors include: Mother- Bobbie Lesher of Valentine, NE. Brothers- Dick of Chadron, NE, Tom of Ft. Collins, CO and Ron of Mesquite, NV. Sister- Mary Ann Bostock of Valentine, NE.

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

Thomas "Butch" Larvie, III

Thomas ‘Butch’ Larvie, III of Rapid City, SD passed away at his home on Feb 10th, 2019. Funeral is at 10:00 am Monday February 18th, 2019 at St. Agnes Hall in Parmelee. Burial at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Parmelee. Survivors include: Sons – Damian Larvie, Devon Bordeaux & Tre Larvie and Siblings: Robin Emery, Joe Larvie, Sr., Buffy Larvie & Buzz Larvie.

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

Lois Emery

Lois Emery passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Pierre, SD. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Monday, February 18th at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Valentine, NE.Cremation will follow wiwth private inurnment in the spring at Trinity Episcopal  Cemetery in Mission, SD. Survivors include: Children- Bryan Hartman of Valentine, NE, Steve Emery of Mission, SD and Laurie Kelly of Plainview, TX. 

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

Elizabeth L "Betty" Priest

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Funeral Services for Elizabeth L. “Betty” Priest, age 87 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10:30 am at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Burial is at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Betty Priest passed away on Tuesday, February 12th at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Husband- Gerald “Jerry”  Priest of Ainsworth, NE. Children- Sharon Simonson of Ainsworth, NE, Jeri Huddle of Thedford, NE, David Priest of :ong Pine, NE and Mark Priest of Merna, NE. Sisters- Sharon Lehman of Charlotte, NC, Evelyn Smith of Valentine, NE and Reta Clark of Stanton, NE. Brother- Duane Breikreutz of Fremont, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel Shelbourn

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Daniel Shelbourn, age 92, formerly of Valentine, passed away in Pierre, SD on February 9, 2019. Funeral services are on Monday, February 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9 a.m. Dan is survived by his wife Clara, children Ken Shelbourn and Nancy Shoup both of Pierre; brothers Merle Shelbourn of Jackson, MN and Alan Shelbourn of Kingston, WA; and sister Ann Harvey of Valentine, NE.

Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre is in charge of service arrangements.

Janelle Stone

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Janelle Stone, age 4 months old, passed away at her home in Mission, SD on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 14th at Rosebud Lutheran Church. Burial at Epiphany Episcopal Cemetery, Old He Dog, SD.

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

Elton Hawk Wing

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Elton Hawk Wing, age 64, passed away in Sioux City, IA on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Memorial Wake is at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission, SD at 9:00 am with services at 2:00 pm and a meal to follow. Private scattering of cremains to be at a later date.

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

Eugene "Gene" W. James

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Eugene “Gene” W. James, age 98 of Mullen, NE, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Home in Mullen. Funeral Services are on Friday, February 15th at 11:00 am at the United Metodist Church in Mullen. Burial is in the Cedarview Cemetery at Mullen.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Larvie, Sr.

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David Larvie, Sr., age 58 of Mission, SD, passed away at his home. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Fr. Paul Hall in Mission, SD. Burial is at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Mission. Survivors include: Children- Jessica Larvie, David “Duke” Larvie, Jr., Ashley Larvie Small Bear and Charlene Larvie. Siblings- Butch Larvie, Frank Larvie, Sr., Robert Larvie, Kieth Larvie and Opal Maxey.

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

Sylvester Thin Elk

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Sylvester Thin Elk, age 85 of Mission, SD, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Firesteel Healthcare in Mitchell, SD. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 16th at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud, SD. Burial is at Holy Family Cemetery, Mellette County, SD. Survivors include: Son- Wendell Mesteth. Sister- Tami Thin Elk. Brother- Cleveland Holy Elk Boy.

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

Bernice M. (Seier) Kuchera

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Funeral Services for Bernice M. (Seier) Kuchera, age 95 of Long Pine, NE, is on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:30 am at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett, NE. Burial to follow in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Bernice Kuchera passed away Saturday, Feburary 9th at the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care in Bassett. Survivors include: Sons- Mike Kuchera of Rose, NE and Terry Kuchera of Bassett, NE. Sister- Garneta Johnson of Bassett, NE.

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

Gregg Allen Johnson

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Gregg Allen Johnson, 77, of Roscoe, NE, passed away February 5, 2019 at Great Plains Health in North Platte. Funeral services are Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 am at New Hope Church in Ogallala. Burial at the Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Nenzel at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Don Parkhurst

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Memorial service for Don Parkhurst, age 92 of Valentine, is on Wednesday, February 13th at 11:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Register book signing with family present is on Tuesday, February 12th from 5 pm – 7 pm at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mr. Parkhurst passed away on February 6th at the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include: Daughters – Danita Kime of Valentine, NE, Donetta Monroe of Alaska, Son – Rob Parkhurst of Cody, NE and Sister – Deloris Hutton of Nemaha, NE.

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

Walt Witt

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Funeral service for Walt Witt, age 85 of Valentine, is on Saturday, February 16th at 11:00 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Valentine. Burial will follow at the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Mr. Witt passed away February 7th at Pine View in Valentine. Survivors include: Daughter – Cathy Duncan of Valentine, Sister – Judy Mayhew of Valentine and Brothers – Robert and Dick of Valentine. 

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

Marilyn Lucinda Walking Eagle

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Baby Marilyn Lucinda Walking Eagle, infant daughter of Marissa Grass Rope and Vilas Walking Eagle was stillborn Monday, February 4, 2019 in Great Falls, ND. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 9th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission, SD. Burial at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Mission. Surviors include: Parents- Marissa Grass Rope and Vilas Walking Eagle.

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

Charles Hackworth

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Graveside Service for Charles Hackworth, age 88 of Torrington, WY and formerly of White River, SD, is on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the White River Cemetery. Charles Hackworth passed away on Tuesday, January 29th in Torrington. Survivors include: Sister- Annie Navin of Rapid City, SD.

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

Benjamin Eagleman, Jr.

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Benjamin Eagleman, Jr., age 72, passed away at Lake Norden, SD on Friday, February 1, 2019. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 8th at St. Francis Community Hall, St, Francis, SD. Burial is at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis.

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

Kenneth L. Phipps

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Kenneth L. Phipps, age 91 of Mullen, NE, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing  Home in Mullen. Funeral Servces are on Monday, February 11th at 11:00 am MT at the United Methodist Church in Mullen. Burial is in the Cedarview Cemetery at Mullen.

Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Teri H. Jefferis

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Memorial Services for Teri H. Jefferis, age 61 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Teri Jefferis passed away on Friday, January 31st at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, NE. Survivors include: Husband- Michael “Mick” Jefferis of Ainsworth, NE. Children- Lexa Boyer Morrison of Seneca, NE and Booker Boyer of Brady, NE. Siblings- Jinx Hedrick of Ainsworth, NE and Toni Petrie of Thedford, NE. There is no visitation as cremation has taken place.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carol A. Sedivy

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Funeral services for Carol A. Sedivy, age 74, of Bristow, Nebraska are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Rosedale Covenant Church in Bristow. Burial in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Bristow. Carol died Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Niobrara Valley Hospital in Lynch, Nebraska.

Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer, NE is in charge of the arrangements.

Jacob Archabault Spotted Tail

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Jacob Archabault Spotted Tail, age 25 of St. Francis, SD, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019. Funeral Service is at 3:00 pm on Monday, February 4th at St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include: Mother- Charlee Archabault. Father- Darwin Spotted Tail, Sr. Siblings- Precious Fawn, Stevie & Darwin, Jr. Spotted Tail and Erica, Jason, Adrian & Debbie Archabault.

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

Joseph Michael Marshall

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Joseph Michael Marshall, age 86, passed away at White River Healthcare Center in White River, SD on Monday, January 28, 2019. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Friday, February 1st at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud, SD with a meal immediately following. Burial at the RST Veteran Cemetery. north of Mission in Melette County, SD.

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

Florence Deaver

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Florence Deaver, age 96 of Martin, SD, passed away at the Martin Community Hospital on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm MT on Thursday, January 31st at the American Legiono in Martin. Burial to follow at Martin Community Cemetery. Survivors include: Children- Dwight Deaver of Martin, SD and Cindy Deaver of Martin, SD.

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

Harold Standing Bear

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Harold Standing Bear, age 54 of Norris, SD, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am o Friday, February 1st at Ben Looking White Memorial Hall in Norris. Burial at St. Paul Episcopal  Cemetery north of Norris.

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

Randel Anderson

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Former pastor of the United Methodist Church in Valentine, NE, Randel Anderson of Norfolk, NE, passed away at his home in Norfolk on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Services for Randel Anderson are at First Christian Church in Norfolk at 10:30 am on Monday, January 28th. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wausa, NE on Tuesday, January 29th at 2:00 pm followed  by lunch at the Covenant Church in Wausa.

Janice Menard

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Janice Menard, age 66 of Mission, SD, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Funeral and final viewing is at 10:00 am on Friday, January 25th at the Antelope Community Building in Mission, SD. Private family inurnment at a later date. Survivors include: Children- Lisa Homan, Clay Cox, Daniel Menard and Nancy Shaw.

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

Asher Reifers

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Memorial Service for Asher Reifers, age 22 months of Valentine, NE, is on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:00 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Valentine. Asher passed away on Sunday, January 20th at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Survivors include: Parents- Michael Reifers and Mikkia Rabago. Grandparents- Tito & Jennifer Rabago, Chris & Amy Reifers and Tanya Fleury.

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

Eugene Comes From War

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Eugene Comes From War, age 67, passed away at Rapid City Regional Hospital on January, 19, 2019. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 26th at the He Dog Community Building. Burial at the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Veteran Cemetery north of Mission.

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

Nikki Jones

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Nikki Jones, age 25 of Sioux Falls, SD passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Friday, January 25th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission, SD. Burial at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Mission. Survivors include: Father- Whitney Jones. Mother- Shannon Kills Enemy. Children- Amari and Nova  Rain. Sisters- Rebecca, Whitney, Nena and Reecee Jones.

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

Vicky Eklund

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Vicky Eklund, age 71 of Valentine, NE, passed away at her home on Monday, January 21, 2019. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 28th at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Valentine. Burial is at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Survivors include: Husband- Bernard Eklund of Valentine, NE. Sons- Tony Eklund of Valentine, NE and Jarred Eklund of Lincoln, NE. Brothers- Ron Regan of Loveland, CO, Clark Regan of Gilette, WY and Henry Regan of Moorcroft, WY. Sister- LaDonna Pickinpaugh of Riverton, WY.

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

Ina Yellow Hawk

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Ina Yellow Hawk, age 80 of St, Francis, SD, passed away at White River Health Care Center on January 21, 2019. Funeral Service is at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 26th at St. Francis Community Hall. Burial is at Star Cemetery southwest of St. Francis. Survivors include: Sons- John Yellow Hawk, Dean Yellow Hawk and Thomas “Bubba” Yellow Hawk, Jr.

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

Abby Novotny

Abby Novotny, 47, of Valentine, NE passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2019 at her home in Valentine. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 10:00AM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner, SD. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery. Survivors include her children JaieCie Knodell, Omaha, NE, Jayd Knodell, Mission, SD and Madelyn Hanson of Winner. She is also survived by her sisters, Wendy Smith of Piedmont, SD, Keli Bultsma of Scottsdale, AZ, and Jodi Jaye Crandall of Rapid City, SD.

Mason Funeral Home is in charge of service arrangements for Abby Novotny.

Clifford Curtis Andre

Memorial Services for Clifford Curtis Andre of Morrison, CO and formerly of Cherry County, NE,  are on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm MT at Community Bible Church in Bayard, NE. Interment at a later date at High Butte Cemetery, McGrew, NE. Cliff Andre passed away on Friday, January 11th at Littleton Adventist Hospital in Littleton, CO. Survivors include: Wife- Claire Wise of Morrison, CO. Children- Roger Andre of Yuba City, CA, John Andre of Morrill, NE and Caleta Lewis of Ashby, NE.

Joe Arroyo

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Joe Arroyo, age 60 of Valentine, NE, passed away in Valentine on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 21st at St. Agnes Hall in Parmelee, SD. Burial is at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cemetery.  Survivors include: Children- Michael Arroyo and Martina  Arroyo. Sivlings- Lindee Miller, Lora Keeler Reifel and Irma Keeler.
 
Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Ben Kitteaux

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Ben Kitteaux “Lil Ben”, age 50 of Milwaukee, WI, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Monday, January 21st at the Rosebud Community Building, Rosebud, SD. Burial is at Advent Cemetery in Mosher, SD. Survivors include: Children- Benjamin, Samantha, Anthony and Charlie Kitteaux. Mother- Olivia Kitteaux Leader Charge. Siblings- Ramona Larvie, Cara Roubideaux-Dragg, Pearl Roubideaux and Rondell Roubideaux.
 
Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille Combs

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Lucille Combs, age 94 of Valentine, NE, passed away in Blair, NE on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Funeral Mass is at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 26th at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Survivors include: Sons- Gary Combs and Larry Combs.
 
Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Viola Deutsch

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Viola Deutsch, age 95, passed away at Pineview Good Samaritan Center in Valentine, NE on Monday, January 14, 2019. Funeral Service is at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 22nd at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Valentine. Burial is at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Survivors include: Jeannie Beman of Valentine, NE and Pat Young of Valentine, NE. Son- Larry Deutsch of Idaho. Sister- Phyllis Fernen of Spearfish, SD.
 
Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Bill Eastman

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Bill Eastman, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Funeral Service is on Saturday, January 19th at He Dog Community Building, He Dog, SD at 2:00 pm. Memorial meal is at Noon. Burial is at the Epiphany Episcopal Cemetery in Old He Dog, SD.
 
Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth H. Chase

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Funeral Services for Keneth H. Chase, age 89 of Elsmere, NE, are on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Elsmere Bible Church. Lunch will immediately follow services then graveside services are at 1:30 pm in the Prudum Cemetery. Ken Chase passed away on Friday, January 11th at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, NE. Survivors include: Daughters- Jackie Vavalee of Burwell, NE, Julie Chase of Elsmere, NE and Patty Shoemaker of Elsmere, NE. Sister- Erma Davis of Merriman, NE.
 
Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

Dick Green

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Dick Green, age 92 of Valentine, NE, passed away at Pineview Good Samaritan Center in Valentine on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Memorial Service is at 10:30 am Thursday, January 17th at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine. Recption immediately following. Survivors include: Daughters- Cheryl Shelbourn of Bismark, ND, Brenda Borer of Valentine, NE and Alicia Gordon of Warren, PA. 
 
Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements. 

Lonna Dubs

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Lonna Dubs, age 52 of Ashby, NE, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Ambassador Care Center in Lincoln, NE. Memorial services are on Saturday, January 12th at 1:30 pm MT at the Shepherd of the Hill Church in Hyannis, NE. Burial is at the Hyannis Cemetery.. Survivors include: Parents- Arthur and Carol Dubs of Ashby, NE. Brothers- Dwyane Dubs of Ashby, NE, Robert Dubs of North Platte, NE, Mick Dubs of Ashby, NE, Loren Dubs of Ashby, NE, Thomas Dubs of Alba, NE and David Dubs of West Virginia. Sisters- Artis Hicks of Mullen, NE, Robyn Standage of Paxton, NE and Meladi Roseberry of Sidney, NE.
 
Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Francis E. Bejot

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Funeral Services for Francis E. Bejot, age 84 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth. Burial is at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Francis Bejot passed away on Monday, January 7th at the Brown County HJospital in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Wife- Melba Bejot of Ainsworth, NE. Children- Cindy Price of Nashville, TN, Steve Bejot of Ainsworth, NE, Tom Bejot of Ainsworth, NE and Terry Bejot of Lincoln, NE. Siblings- Dennis Bejot of of Sewar, NE, MaryLou Van Doozer of Denver, CO and Lorideen Larabee of Neligh, NE.
 
Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth E. Giles

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Funeral Services for Kenneth E. Giles, age 79 of Elsmere, NE, is on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Elsmere Bible Church in Elsmere. Burial to follow in the Giles Cemetery at Elsmere. Kenneth Giles passed away on Monday, January 7th at his home in Elsmere. Survivors include: Wife- Ardis Giles of Elsmere, NE. Children- Julie McFadden of Elsmere, NE and Richard Giles of Halsey, NE. Siblings- Yvonne Cox of Purdum, NE, Ryland Giles of  Ceresco, NE, Vicky Terwilliger of McCook, NE and Barbara Nilson of Springview, NE.
 
Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tina Mills

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Memorial Services for Tina Mills, age 59 of Gordon, NE, are on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Gordon. Tina Mills passed away on Saturday, January 5th at her home.
 
Chamerlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon is in charge of the arrangements.

Donna Dee Jackson

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Donna Dee Jackson, age 88, passed away at the Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin, SD on January 6, 2019. Funer Service is at 11:00 am MT on Wednesday, January 9th at Lindsey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Martin, SD with a light luncheon immediately following. Committal service is at 2:00 pm MT at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Cody, NE. Survivors include: Daughters- Peggy Fralick of Martin, SD and Kathy Helvey of Buzby, MT. Sisters- Shirley Claussen of Martin, SD and Marilyn Brooks of Rapid City, SD. Brother- Marvin Farmer of Rapid  City, SD. 
 
Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Rose Kinzer

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Funeral Services for Evelyn Rose Kinzer, age 90 of Gregory, SD, are on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Berean Church in Gregory. Burial to follow in the Colome City Cemetery. Evelyn Kinzer passed away at the Avera Gregory Hospital on Monday, December 31, 2018.
 
Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Bachelor

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Memorial Service for Jack Bachelor, age 66 of Valentine, NE, is on Friday, January 4, 2018, at 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Jack Bachelor passed away on Monday, December 24th in Omaha, NE. Survivors include: Mother- Edith Bachelor of Valentine, NE. Daughters- Jodi Hanshew of Valentine, NE and Jill ANderson of Elm Creek, NE. Son- Aubrey Bachelor of Pleasant Dale, NE.
 
Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements.

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