Current Obituaries

Marlene K. McHugh

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Word has been received of the death of the Marlene K. McHugh age 72 of Ainsworth, NE. Marlene McHugh passed away Monday (June 17 2024) at the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
2 Daughters: Kristie Weidner of Ainsworth
& Crystal McHugh of Morrill, NE
7 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren
4 Stepchildren: Timothy McHugh of Colorado Springs, CO
Troy McHugh of Yankton, SD
Toby McHugh of Council Bluffs, IA
& Tina Moyer of Logan, IA
Numerous Step-Grandchildren and Step-Great-Grandchildren
Brother-in-law: Ellry “Jack” Bachmann of Winner, SD
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is assisting with arrangements.

George Allard

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Mass of Christian Burial for George Allard, age 72 of Valentine will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 10:00 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. The burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, June 19th at 7:00 PM at the Church. A public visitation will be on Wednesday, June 19, from 1pm to 4pm at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mr. Allard passed away on June 14, 2024, at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney.
Survivors
Wife-Nadeane of Valentine, NE
Daughters-Kandee Rainbolt of AR
Kim Allard of Fremont, NE
Sharee Maki of Fremont, NE
Rachelle Tetherow of Washington State
Brother-Dick of Valentine, NE
Sisters-Dona Jean Allard of Kilgore, NE
Deanna Peterson of Valentine, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with the service arrangements.

Betty M. Haynes

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Word has been received of the death of Betty M. Haynes age 85 of Bassett, Nebraska. Betty Haynes died Thursday (June 6, 2024) at the Rock County Hospital Long-Term Care in Bassett.

A Celebration of Life event will be held at a later date

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Husband: Willis L. Haynes of Bassett
Son: Scott (Heidi) Haynes of Lincoln, Nebraska
Daughter: Nadean (Rod) Wilkerson of Cambridge, Nebraska
7 Grandchildren 4 Great-Grandchildren
Sisters: Leola Johnson of Biggs, California
& Judy Burns of George West, Texas
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Betty’s name for future designation.

Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Gianna Scarlett McCloskey

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Gianna Scarlett McCloskey, newborn infant daughter of Gracie McCloskey was born and passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on June 2, 2024. Wake: Monday June 10th at the Rosebud Community Hall 10am caravan from the Casino with traditional prayers at 5pm. Funeral: 10am Tuesday June 11, 2024 at the Rosebud Community Hall Meal will immediately follow. Burial: St. Agnes Cemetery in Manderson, SD

Holmes Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements

Gina Brockley

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Mass of Christian Burial for Gina Brockley, age 86 of Valentine will be held on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 10:00 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. The burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Rosary will be recited on Sunday, June 9th at 7:00 PM at the Church. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines with the family present from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Gina passed away on June 3, 2024 in Lincoln, NE.
Survivors
Sons-Mike of Grand Island, NE
Brad of Starke, FL
Daughter-Lisa Spilker of Lincoln, NE
Brother-Don Roggasch of Rose, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

Starla Sherman-Jackson

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Starla Sherman-Jackson age 55 of Arnold, NE passed away June 2, 2024, at her home in Arnold, NE. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 4:00 PM at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, NE with Pastor Dean Hanson officiating.

Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.govierbrothers.com.

Janice Lorraine Bass

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Janice Lorraine Bass, passed away on May 26, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 85. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bass; daughter, Deborah Preach, stepbrother, Byron Essig.

Jan will be flown to Rapid City, South Dakota and services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, on Wednesday, June 5th at 10:00 am, with a viewing prior from 9:00 – 10:00 am. A graveside service will be conducted at Mountain View cemetery in Rapid City, South Dakota.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Hospice of the Valley in Jan’s name. Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home is handling services for Janice Bass.

Linda R. Strand

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Funeral Service for Linda R. Strand age 68 of Ainsworth will be held on Saturday (June 8, 2024) at 10:00 AM in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Linda Strand passed away Friday (May 31, 2024) at her residence in Ainsworth.

Survivors include:
Husband: Rick Strand of Ainsworth
Son: CJ Strand of Ainsworth
2 Grandsons
Siblings: David (Barb) Crooker of Long Pine, NE
Georgia (Jerry) Gaskins of Paonia, CO
Lillie Parkison of Ainsworth
& Joe (Tammy) Crooker of Ainsworth
Aunt: Claudia Maxine Sailas of Sun City, AZ
Nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Linda Strand will be held on Friday (June 7, 2024) from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and will continue one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Linda’s name for a future designation. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Linda Ford

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Celebration of life for Linda Ford, age 81 of Cody, will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 11:00 AM MT at the Merriman community Building in Merriman. Attending in shorts is most welcome. Linda passed away on March 20 at her home in Cody. The inurnment will be held at a later date.
Survivors:
Husband-Merle of Cody, NE
Daughters-Monica Ford of Louisiana
Marsha Manson of West Richland, WA
Son-Matt Ford of Cody, NE
Brother-Jim Weisbeck of Merriman, NE
Frank Weisbeck of Lincoln, NE
Sister-Roxanne Farley of Winner, SD

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

Forrest Eberly

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Memorial graveside service for Forrest Eberly age 80 of Cody, NE, will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 1:30 PM MT at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery east of Cody, NE. Forrest passed away on March 13, 2024 in Rapid City, SD.
Survivors
Brothers-Gary of Cody, NE
Leon of Gordon, NE

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

Joseph ‘Thumper’ Douville

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Joseph ‘Thumper’ Douville, age 51 of Rosebud, passed away May 22, 2024. Wake services: 7pm nightly Wednesday & Thursday, May 29 & 30 at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud. Caravan 1pm Wednesday from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 11am Friday May 31, 2024 at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud. Burial at Iron Wood Cemetery

Holmes Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Shawn Gothard

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Shawn Gothard, age 61, passed away January 19th in Nenzel, NE. Memorial services will be held on May 26th at 1:00pm MT at the Galloway Flats South of Kilgore. In lieu of flowers please plant a tree in memory of Shawn.
Survivors include:
Father: Jack Gothard
Wife: Theresa (Lutter) Gothard
2 children: Jessica Tickle and Trey Gothard
Brother: Joel Gothard
2 sisters: Kate Songer and Charity Turpin
Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James R. “Jim” Stucker

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A Graveside Memorial Service for James R. “Jim” Stucker age 71 of Kearney, NE formerly of Elm Creek, NE will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2024 in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springview. Jim Stucker passed away Monday, May 14, 2024 at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Wife: Randi of Kearney
Sons: Naren (Kelly) Welch of Wendell, NC
& Ryan Stucker and significant other, Cherish Ohlman of Kearney
Siblings: Janice Larson of Omaha, NE
Linda Sand of Kansas City, MO
Randy (Corine) Stucker of Lincoln, NE
Jackie (Ron) Cocolin of Plaistow, NH
Pam Bennett and significant other, Ric Couch of Palmyra, NE
Sheryl Phillips of Yukon, OK
Lisa McDaniel of Hutchinson, KS
& Connie Boice of McPherson, KS
Sisters-in-law: Rhonda (Gene) Buechle of Johnstown, NE
& Jacki (Lance) Larsen of Willow, CA
Along with many nieces, nephews and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Jim’s name for future designation.

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Violet Lavonne Coash-Briggs

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 A Graveside Memorial Services for Violet Lavonne Coash-Briggs age 94, of Lincoln, NE, formerly of Bassett, NE will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 10:30 AM in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Lavonne Coash-Briggs passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024 in Lincoln, NE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Son: Don (Paige) Coash of Bassett
Daughters: Kim (Bill) Yant of Carmel, CA
Kris (Brian) Porter of Nevada, MO
& Monica Turpin of Bassett
8-Grandchildren & 3-Great-Grandchildren
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Rock County Alumni Association in Lavonne’s name.

Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfunerahome.com.

Brandi Snow Fly

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Brandi Snow Fly, age 41 of Rapid City, SD, passed away Sunday. May 12th Wake Service. 7pm Tuesday May 21st at the Antelope Community Building in Mission. Caravan at 11am from the Casino. Funeral: 11am Wednesday May 22nd at the Antelope Community Building. Burial at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Mission

Kenn Remmers

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Celebration of Life for Kenn Remmers age 79 of Valentine will be held at a later date. Mr. Remmers passed away on May 13, 2024, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell, NE.
Survivors
Wife-Janice of Valentine, NE
Sons-Scott of Kilgore, NE
Toby of Kaylor, SD
Sister-Roxie Willemssen of Loveland, CO

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements,

Elizabeth Little Bald Eagle-Marshall

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Elizabeth Little Bald Eagle-Marshall, age 83, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on May 9, 2024. Wakes: Tuesday & Wednesday at the He Dog Community Building. Funeral: 1pm Thursday May 16th at He Dog Community Building. Burial at St. Patrick Cemetery, Old He Dog

Wayne ‘Shoo’ Bear Shield

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Wayne ‘Shoo’ Bear Shield, age 61, passed away at Rosebud Hospital May 10, 2024. Wakes: Tuesday & Wednesday at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Funeral: Thursday, May 16 at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Meal served at noon followed by prayers at 2pm. Burial: Calvary Episcopal Cemetery in Okreek, SD

Cecelia R. Shaw

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Funeral Service for Cecelia R. Shaw age 91 of Ainsworth, NE will be held on Monday May 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM at the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Cecelia Shaw passed away Monday, May 13, 2024 at the Arbor Care Center in O’Neill, NE.

SURVIVORS:
4 Sons: Jonathan (Julie) Shaw of Haxtun, CO
Benjamin (Danita) Shaw of Bassett, NE
Daniel (Dawn) Shaw Independence, KS
& Glen (Julie) Shaw of Shawnee, KS
1 Daughter: Doreen Ball of Overland Park, KS
11-Grandchildren & 7-Great-Grandchildren
Brothers: Leland McDaniel of Ainsworth
Dean McDaniel of Johnstown, NE
Sisters: Gayle Soles of Fairfax, SD
Grace King of Bellevue, NE
Verna Huff of Pratt, KS
& Mary Nickerson of Sutherland, NE
Brother-in-law: John Shaw of McPherson, KS
Sister-in-law: Evelyn Shaw of Greenville, IL
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Cecelia Shaw will be held on Sunday May 19, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Visitations will continue on Monday at the Nazarene Church one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials were suggested to the Nazarene Church, the Brown County Hospital Auxiliary or to the family in her name.

 

Rolland Mousseaux

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Rolland Mousseaux, age 69, passed away April 22, 2024. Wake will begin at 9am Thursday May 16th at the Black Pipe Community Center in Norris with prayers beginning at 10am. Inurnment will follow at 1st Body of Jesus Christ Cemetery, Corn Creek.

Emogene Whitten

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A Memorial Visitation for Emogene Whitten age 93 of Ainsworth, NE, formerly of Elkhorn, NE will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Emogene Whitten passed away May 9, 2024 at her residence in Ainsworth. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Omaha, NE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Daughter: Marsha (Phil) Fuchs of Ainsworth
Grandson: Dustin Fuchs of Mukilteo, WA
Brother: Bob Happy of Excelsior Springs, MO
Nieces, nephews and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Emogene’s name for future designation.

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth and Reichmuth Funeral Home of Elkhorn are in charge of arrangements.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Mickey M. “Mick” Goodrich

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A Memorial Service for Mickey M. “Mick” Goodrich age 79 of Long Pine, NE will be held on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 11:00 AM in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. A Private Inurnment will occur that afternoon in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Springview, NE. Mick Goodrich passed away December 6, 2023 at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett, NE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
2 Daughters: Susan (Phil) Brown of Long Pine
& Patricia (Tim) Weber of Purdum, NE
Son: Mark (Susan) Goodrich of Austln, TX
4 Grandchildren
Brother: Larry (Darla) Goodrich of Kansas City, KS
Nieces, Nephews and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Mick’s name for future designation.

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Sharron E. Jochem

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Memorial Service for Sharron E. Jochem age 84 of Ainsworth, NE will be held on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 10:30 AM in the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth. Inurnment will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery northwest of Ainsworth. Sharron Jochem passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, NE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Husband: Dean Jochem of Ainsworth
3 Children: Greg (Kathy) Jochem of Ainsworth
Loreece (Todd) Thornton of Long Pine, NE
& Karma (Rich) Schwindt of Ainsworth
7 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren
Brother: Jack Gudgel of Lake Village, AR
Step-sister: Ida Belle Fernau of Nampa, ID
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Zion Lutheran Church in Sharron’s name.

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfunerahome.com.

 

Webster ‘Web’ Running

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Webster ‘Web’ Running, age 64 of Parmelee, passed away in Rapid City on April 28th. Wake: Friday May 3rd at the Blue Hall in Parmelee. No caravan. Funeral: 2pm Saturday May 4th at the Blue Hall in Parmelee. Burial: St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery in Parmelee

 

Lorris C. “Larry” Rice

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Funeral Service for Lorris C. “Larry” Rice age 86 of Ainsworth will be held on Saturday (April 27, 2024) at 10:30 AM in the Lila McAndrew Gymnasium in Ainsworth. Burial will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Larry Rice passed away Sunday (April 21, 2024) at his home in Ainsworth.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Wife: Linda of Ainsworth
4 Children: Natalie Miles and husband, Neil of Lincoln, NE
Eric Rice and wife, Amy of Gothenburg, NE
Lorinda Connelly and husband, Lonnie of Lincoln
& Kyle Rice and wife, Mary of Parkersburg, IA
9 Grandchildren & 3 Great-Grandchildren
Brother-in-law: Doug Keever and wife, Caroline of Maryville, MO
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Larry Rice will be held on Friday (April 26, 2024) from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and continue on Saturday at the gymnasium from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 10:30 AM.

Memorials have been suggested to the family in Larry’s name for future community usage.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com

 

Barbara Moore

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Barbara Moore, age 73 of He Dog, passed away at her home on April 17th. Wake: 6pm Tuesday April 23 at the School Gym in Old He Dog. Caravan at 11am from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 11am Wednesday April 24th at the School Gym in Old He Dog. Burial at Clear Water Cemetery, Grass Mountain, SD

 

Carole M. Witt

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A Memorial Service for Carole M. Witt age 79 of Valentine, NE will be held on Monday, (April 29, 2024) at 2:00 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, NE. Inurnment will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Carol Witt passed away March 29, 2024 at Valentine.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Daughter: Michelle Witt Moore and fiancé, Gary Hostetler of Valentine
3 Grandchildren
Sisters: Barbara Fullerton of Gothenburg, NE
& Jeanne Smith of Ainsworth
Nieces, Nephews and numerous other family members

 

Memorials have been suggested to the family in her name for a future designation.
Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Jerry Bennett

Jerry Bennett, formerly of Valentine, passed away April 4th in his home at Cornville, AZ.
Survivors include:
Wife- Linda
Sons- Chuck, Bob, Ken, and Rick
There are no services at this time.

 

Robert “Bob” Grabher

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Funeral service for Robert “Bob” Grabher, age 89 of Valentine, will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 2:00 PM at the Berean Bible Church in Valentine, NE. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 11, starting at 2:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mr. Grabher passed away on April 4, 2024, at the Community Health Center in Burwell, NE.
Survivors
Sons-Dean Churchill of Valentine, NE
Dick Churchill of Phoenix, AZ
Don Churchill of DeSmet, SD
Daniel Churchill of Ft. Collins, CO
22 Grandchildren
23 Great-grandchildren

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

 

Johnson Running

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Johnson Running, age 57 of White River SD, passed away in White River SD on March 28, 2024. Wake: Friday, April 5, 2024 at Horse Creek Community Hall. Caravan will be at 3:30pm from Turtle Creek. Funeral: 1pm Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Horse Creek Community Hall. Burial at White River Cemetery, White River SD
Survivors:

Children: Riannon Running, Nikki Thin Elk, Randi Running

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Sharon Shaw

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Sharon Shaw, age 66 of Rosebud SD, passed away In Sioux Falls SD on March 28, 2024. Wake: Friday, April 5, 2024 at Father Paul Hall, Mission SD. Caravan will be at 1p from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 11am Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Father Paul Hall, Mission SD. Burial at St Ignatius Catholic Cemetery, White River SD

Survivors:

Children: LaQuita, Todd, Stevie and Mister (Darwin)

Siblings: Bill Larson, Dorothy McClean, Robert Larson, Cheryl Wellington, Florine Larson, Christine Larson, Floyd “Spudman” Larsen, Carrie Larson, Wanda Larson-Prue, Lloyd Larson, Clifford Larson, Connie Brafford & Donalda Brafford

Holmes Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Franklin Adams

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Franklin Adams, age 31 of Mission SD, passed away In Rosebud SD on March 27, 2024. Funeral: 10am Friday, April 5, 2024 at Grass Mountain Community Hall. Burial at Epiphany Cemetery, Old He Dog.
Survivors:
Children: Antonio Eagle Bear, Echo Brown Adams, Symphony Brown Adams
Mother of his children: Andrienne Brown
Mother: Abeleen Stone
Siblings: Yolanda Adams, Rainie High Crane, Cyrus Stone, III, Ta’olowan ‘?Stone, Wowableza Stone, Jesse Stone, Amber Skylar Joseph

Shawnee Yankton

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Shawnee Yankton, age 35 of West Fargo, ND, passed away at her home on March 26th. Wakes: Tuesday & Wednesday at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission. Caravan at 2pm Tuesday from the Casino. Funeral: 10am Thursday April 4th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission. Burial at the Native American Church Cemetery in Old Ring Thunder.
Survivors:
Children: TeShaun, Enrique & Audiiauna
Siblings: Larry ‘Skyy’, Shane, Rikki, Tate’ and Anpo

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Carole M. Witt

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Word has been received of the death of Carole M. Witt age 79 of Valentine, NE. Carole Witt died Friday (March 29, 2024) in her daughter’s home at Valentine. Memorial Services will be held at a later date with inurnment win the Ainsworth Cemetery.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Daughter: Michelle Witt Moore and significant other, Gary Hostetler of Valentine 3 Grandchildren
Sisters: Barbara Fullerton of Gothenburg, NE & Jeanne Smith of Ainsworth
Nieces, Nephews and numerous other family members

 

Memorials have been suggested to the family in her name for a future designation.
Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Sharon O’Kief

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Sharon O’Kief age 86 of Valentine will be held April 26th (Catholic funeral and burial) at 10:00 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Mrs. O’kief passed away on March 13, 2024, in Valentine.

Survivors
Sons-Greg of Omaha, NE
John of Wood Lake, NE
Daughter-Mary Dittrich of Boise, ID
Sister-Nancy Kahm of Omaha, NE
Brother-John Moran of Omaha, NE

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

Lew Johnson

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Mass of Christian Burial for long time Valentine businessman, Lew Johnson, age 92 of Valentine, will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 10:00 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. The burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 PM at the Church. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 2 to 5 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pine in Valentine. Mr. Johnson passed away on March 27 in Burwell, NE.
Survivors
Wife-Joan of Valentine
Sons-David of Blair, NE
Bruce of Valentine, NE
Larry of Plymouth, MN
Daughter-Brenda Smyth of Sacramento, CA
Sister-Thelma Rockwell of Jonesboro, AR
Joan’s children-Kenneth Nollett of San Diego, CA
Melinda Solan of Plantation, FL

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

Mary E. Daniels

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Funeral Service for Mary E. Daniels age 91 of Ainsworth will be held on Friday (March 29, 2024) at 10:00 AM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Burial will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Mary Daniels died Monday (March 25, 2024) at the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care in Bassett

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Daughter: Brenda LeMay of Ainsworth
Daughter-in-law: Teri Daniels of Ainsworth
8 Grandchildren & 5 Great-Grandchildren
Sister-in-law: Evelyn Harris of Arkansas
Extended Family Member: Becky Gustafson and husband, Gary of Lincoln, NE
Along with nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members

Visitations for Mary Daniels will be held on Thursday (March 28, 2024) from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and continue Friday one hour prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Brown County Ambulance Association or to the Ainsworth Volunteer Fire Department in Mary’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Linda Ford

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Services are pending at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines for Linda Ford, age 81 of Cody. Linda passed away on March 20 at her home in Cody.
Survivors
Husband-Merle of Cody, NE
Daughters-Monica Ford of Louisiana
Marsha Manson of West Richland, WA
Son-Matt Ford of Cody, NE
Brother-Jim Weisbeck of Merriman, NE
Frank Weisbeck of Lincoln, NE
Sister-Roxanne Farley of Winner, SD
Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

Akicita Two Eagle

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Akicita Two Eagle, age 27 of Upper Cut Meat, passed away March 21st. Wakes: Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at the Upper Cut Meat Community Hall. Caravan at 10am Sunday from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 1pm Wednesday, March 27th at the Upper Cut Meat Community Hall Burial at the Two Eagle Cemetery, Upper Cut Meat.

Survivors:

Children: Inyan Luta and Ramona Rose Two Eagle

Partner: Katrina Rose Fuller, II

Father: Philimon Dean Two Eagle

Siblings: Derek Two Eagle, Michael B Yellow Eyes, Tatanka Two Eagle & Paige Little Thunder

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Clarene Stokebrand

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Clarene Stokebrand, age 76 of Rosebud, passed away at her home March 21st. Visitation and prayer service: 3-6pm Saturday, March 23rd at Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine.
Survivors:
Husband: Dennis Stokebrand
Children: Josette Petersen, Micheal Millard Sr, Earle Millard, Suzanne Mealer, Wendy Mealer, Brendan Siers, Cortlynne Seirs & Koda Arcoren
Siblings: Van Dean Scott, Will Scott, Richard Scott & Dolly Scott

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

 

Denise 'Neesy' Sanchez

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Denise ‘Neesy’ Sanchez, age 30 of Mission, passed away March 16th in Sioux City, Iowa. Wake: Friday March 22nd at the Tiospaye Bible Baptist Church in Mission. Caravan from the casino at 1pm. Funeral: 2pm Saturday, March 23rd at the Tiospaye Bible Baptist Church in Mission. Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Upper Cut Meat, SD
Survivors:
3 Children: Sean Marshall, Jr. and Catelaya & Kenai Sanchez
Sister: Jane Sanchez

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Ayden Witte

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Public visitation for Ayden Witte age 20 of Valentine will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 6-8PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Ayden passed away on March 15 in Omaha, NE.
Survivors
Parents-Tyler and Laura Witte of Mount Holly, NJ
Sister-Isable of Mount Holly, NJ
Grandparents-Duane and Deb Witte of Valentine, NE
Great grandparents-Gilbert and Virginia Witte of Crookston, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with the service arrangements.

Velma Farmer Burnette

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Velma Farmer Burnette, age 91 of Mission, passed away March 14th at Rosebud Hospital Wake: 7pm Thursday March 21st at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission Caravan at 1pm from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 1pm Friday March 22nd at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission Burial at Spotted Tail Cemetery in Rosebud, SD.
Survivors:
Sons: John & James Burnette
Daughter: Victoria Burnette

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dale Caskey

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Funeral Service for Dale Caskey age 93 of Bassett will be held on Saturday (March 23, 2024) at 10:30 AM in the Bassett Methodist Church. Dale Caskey passed away Sunday (March 17, 2023) at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Wife: Audrey Caskey of Bassett
3 Daughters: Connie (Leighton) Wiley of Saint Libory, NE
Carol Lowenstein of Garland, TX
& Darcia (Ray) Kovarik of Taylor, NE
8 GC – 13 Great-Grandchildren – 1 Great-Great-Grandson
Sister: Betty Gasseling of Rapid City, SD
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Dale Caskey will be held at the Bassett Methodist Church on Friday (March 22, 2024) from 5 to 7 PM and continue there one hour prior to the service on Saturday at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Rock County Senior Center, the Rock County Hospital or to the donor’s choice in Dale’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Nellie E. Johnson

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Funeral Service for Nellie E. Johnson age 94 of Ainsworth will be held on Thursday (March 21, 2024) at 2:00 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Burial will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Nellie Johnson died Friday (March 15, 2024) at the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Daughter: Beverly (Dean) Painter of Ainsworth
Son: Mike (Wanda) Johnson of Ainsworth
Son-in-law: Jerry Quadhamer of Hildreth, NE
9 GC ~ 16 GGC ~ 8 GGGC
Nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Nellie Johnson will be held at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth on Wednesday (March 20, 2024) from 5 to 7 PM and continue on Thursday until the of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Nellie’s name for future designation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Forrest Eberly

80

Memorial graveside service for Forrest Eberly age 80 of Cody are pending at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. He passed away on March 13, 2024 in Rapid City, SD.
Survivors
Brothers-Gary of Cody, NE
Leon of Gordon, NE

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

Sharon O’Kief

86

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Sharon O’Kief age 86 of Valentine are pending at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Mrs. O’kief passed away on March 13, 2024, in Valetine.
Survivors
Sons-Greg of Omaha, NE
John of Wood Lake, NE
Daughter-Mary Dittrich of Boise, ID
Sister-Nancy Kahm of Omaha, NE
Brother-John Moran of Omaha, NE

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

Sally Jean VanWinkle

87

Memorial graveside service for Sally Jean VanWinkle age 87 of Valentine, will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine.  Mrs. VanWinkle passed away on December 2, 2023 at the Countryside Care Center in Gordon, NE

Survivors Include children Joyce Bauman of Pickrell, NE, Lois Schneider of Kilgore, NE, Richard Sheets of Aberdeen, SD, Randy Sheets of Follett, TX and Matt Sheets of Gordon, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine oversees service arrangements.

Betty Danielski

90

Mass of Christian Burial for Betty Danielski age 90 of Valentine, will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024, at 10:30 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine.  The Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine.  The rosary will be recited on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 PM at the Church.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14 from 1-4 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Betty Danielski passed away March 10 in Broken Bow, NE.

Survivors include Betty’s Children David Danielski, Donald Danielski, Michael Danielski, Susan Paprosky, Leonard Danielski and Thomas Danielski

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

Norman ‘Slick’ Riley

84

Norman ‘Slick’ Riley, age 84 of Mission, passed away March 3rd at Cherry County Hospital. Visitation at Holmes Funeral Home Sunday March 10th from 4-7 pm with prayer service at 5pm. Graveside service and burial 11am Monday March 11th at Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine.
Survivors:
Daughter Karen Riley
Son Keith Riley
Sister Shirley Hughbanks

Robert John ‘RJ’ Kills In Water, Sr.

43

Robert John ‘RJ’ Kills In Water, Sr., age 43 of Mission, passed away in Rapid City, SD on February 23, 2024. Wakes: Thursday & Friday at the St. Francis Community Center. Caravan at 11:30am from the Casino. Funeral: 2pm Saturday March 2, 2024 at the St. Francis Community Center. Burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in St. Francis.

Survivors:

Children: Robert Jr, Nadine & Riley Kills In Water

Mother: Bernadine Kills In Water

Stepfather: Donald Roubideaux Sr

Siblings: Rainee Kills In Water, Donald Roubideaux Jr, Bernadette Roubideaux & Cante Kills In Water

.

Betty Joseph

85

Memorial mass for Betty Joseph age 85 of Valentine will be held on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at 10:00 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine.  Inurnment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Valentine.  The Rosary will be recited on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 PM at the church.  Mrs. Joseph passed away on Feb. 17, 2024 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors

Daughters-Debra Higgins

Cindy Galloway

Son-Roger

 

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

Gregory E. Bammerlin

75

Word has been received of the death of Gregory E. Bammerlin age 75 of Mills, NE. Greg Bammerlin died Sunday (February 18, 2024) in his home near Mills.

Per his wishes, no services will be held and his ashes are to be buried on his ranch at a later date.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
3 Daughters: Chera and husband, Jeff Sisson of Ainsworth, NE, Chana and husband, Jason Orton of Mills, & Alicia Bammerlin and husband Robert Schieffer of Boelus, NE
4 Grandchildren
Partner & Best Friend: Becky Fischer of Rapid City, SD
Mother-in-law: Kaye Carr of Springview, NE
Brother: Dennis Bammerlin of Millboro, SD
Along with nieces, nephews cousins and other family members

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is assisting with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the family in Greg’s name for a future designation.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Brent Dunham

57

Brent Dunham, age 57 of Norris, SD, passed away at his home on February 12th.  Wakes: Thursday & Friday at Black Pipe Community Hall in Norris. Caravan 10:30am Thursday from the Casino. Funeral: Saturday February 17, 2024 at Black Pipe Community Hall Meal & Giveaway at Noon and funeral prayers at 2pm. Burial: St. Thomas Cemetery, Corn Creek, SD.

Survivors:

3 sons: Jarrod, Aaron & Matthew Dunham

10 siblings: Sandra, Francis, Orlando Sr, Leroy, Billy & Sanford Morrison, Marcida Eagle Bear, Juanita Bonhorst and Donald & Hattie Dunham

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

 

Kerrie Ann Radoll

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Funeral services for Kerrie Ann Radoll, age 67 of Valentine are pending at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Kerrie passed away on Feb. 12, 2024, in Bassett, NE.
Survivors
Husband-Mike of Valentine

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

 

Darline Blake

91

Funeral Service for Darline Blake age 91 of Bassett, NE will be held on Thursday (Feb. 8, 2024) at 2:00 PM in St. Peter Lutheran Church at Bassett.  Burial will follow in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery.  Darline Blake passed away Saturday (Feb. 3, 2024) at her home in Bassett.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:

4 Daughters:  Connie Hollenbeck and Jim Hanna of Mullen, NE,  Linda Maas and husband, Ray of Plattsburg, MO,  Vickie Walz and husband, Paul of Valentine, NE, & Yvonne “Corkie” Fox and husband, Tony of Bassett

13 GC   ~   23 GGC   ~   5 GGGC

Sister: Ellie Gartin of Omaha, NE

Along with numerous other relatives and friends.

 

Visitations for Darline Blake will be held on Thursday (Feb. 8, 2024) from 11:00 AM until the time of services at 2:00 PM.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Rock County Ambulance Association in Darline’s name.  To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Barb Colburn

89

Barb Colburn, age 89 of Valentine, passed away February 2nd. Visitation from noon to 2pm Monday at Holmes Funeral Home. Prayer service at 2pm followed by Interment at Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine.

Survivors Include:

Husband: Don Colburn of Valentine

Sons: Ken, Bill and Dan Colburn, all of Valentine

Daughter: Dianna Hollers of Soldotna, Alaska

 

Holmes Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Lynn Schaefer

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Mass of Christian Burial for Lynn Schaefer, age 96 of Valentine will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8th at 10:00 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. The burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 7:00 PM at St. Nicholas. Mr. Schaefer passed away on Feb. 2 in Atkinson.
Survivors
Daughters-Suzanne Baker of O’Neill, NE
Reggie Bennett of Lincoln, NE
Denise Simons of Philip, SD
Son-Bob of Lexington, NE
Sister-Ruthie Ferris of Valentine, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

Donna Schroeder

85

A prayer service and visitation, for Donna Schroeder age 85 of Valentine will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Home for Funerals Chapel in Norfolk, NE. The burial will follow at the Lutheran Cemetery in Meadow Grove, NE. Mrs. Schroeder passed away on January 29, 2024, at Parkside Manor in Stuart, NE.
Survivors
Son-Scot of Meadow Grove, NE
Daughter-Jacqi Witt of Valentine, NE
Son-Dirk of Elberta, Al
Brother-Jerry O’Banion of Meadow Grove, NE
Sister-Barbara Daniel of Fremont, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine and Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home Tilden are entrusted with service arrangements.

Joyce A. Carr Colvin

89

A graveside service for Joyce A. Carr Colvin age 89 of Valentine will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Mount Hope cemetery in Valentine. A luncheon will follow the graveside service at the Valentine Methodist Church. I wake with book signing will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8th at 5:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. She passed away on January 31, 2024, at the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth. In lieu of flowers, she requested memorials to the Valentine Senior Center or the Valentine Methodist Church.
Survivors
Daughters-Jan Epke of Springview, NE
Son-J.D. Carr of Yankton, SD
Sister-Pat Schubauer, Black Hawk, SD

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

Shawn Gothard

61

Shawn Gothard, age 61, passed away January 19th in Nenzel, NE. Memorial services will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers please plant a tree in memory of Shawn.

Survivors include:
Father: Jack Gothard
Wife: Theresa (Lutter) Gothard
2 children: Jessica Tickle and Trey Gothard
Brother: Joel Gothard
2 sisters: Kate Songer and Charity Turpin

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugenia Blindman

38

Eugenia Blindman, age 38, died January 21st in Provo, Utah. Wake: Friday at the Spring Creek School Gym. Caravan at 1pm from the Kilgore stateline. Funeral: 1pm Saturday January 27th at the Spring Creek School Gym. Burial at St Andrew Episcopal Cemetery , Spring Creek.

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

Orville “Big O” Kills In Sight, Jr.

52

Orville “Big O” Kills In Sight, Jr., age 52, passed away at his home in St. Francis on January 5, 2024

Memorial services will be held in the spring.

He is survived by his wife Wilma Quick Bear

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

Madeline K. “Lynn” Strelow

81

Funeral Service for Madeline K. “Lynn” Strelow age 81 of Bassett will be held on Tuesday (Jan. 23, 2024) at 2:00 P.M. at the Bassett Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Lynn Strelow died Friday (Jan. 19, 2024) at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
4 Children: Monte (Stacy) Strelow of Bassett
Regina (Tory) Beck of Bassett
Lynette (Ed) Qualley of Valentine, NE
& Connie (Jack) Olson of Volin, SD (pronounced Voe-lyn)
8 GC & 12 GGC
Brother: Dennis Cook of Plattsmouth, NE
Sister-in-law: Susan Cook of Plattsmouth
Nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Lynn Strelow will be held on Monday (Jan. 22, 2024) from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Bassett Methodist Church and will continue on Tuesday from noon until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Rock County Hospital, Bassett Methodist Church or Newport Volunteer Fire Department in Lynn’s name.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Veronica Shields

52

Veronica Shields, age 52 of Mission, passed away in Rapid City, SD on January 7th.  Wakes: Wednesday & Thursday at the Antelope Community Hall. Caravan at 3pm Wednesday from the casino. NAC Funeral Ceremony: 2pm Friday January 19th at the Antelope Community Center. Burial at the Native American Church Cemetery, Old Ring Thunder
Survivors:
Children: Kayla, Black, Michael, Skylar, David & Nairah Bordeaux, Jordan
Shields and Elaina Estrada
Mother: Winifred Shields
Siblings: Leon Sr., Ramona, Jonathan, Lorenzo Jr and David Shields

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

William Menard, Sr.

73

William Menard, Sr. age 73, passed away at White River Healthcare Center on January 10th. Wakes: Thursday & Friday January 18-19 at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud. Caravan 4pm Thursday from the Casino. Funeral: 11am Saturday January 20th at the Veteran’s Building. Burial at the Sicangu Akicita Owicahe Tribal Veteran Cemetery north of Mission
Survivors :
5 Children: LaNell Menard Parrish, Cherry Menard, Chris Menard, Lindsay Reifel & William Menard Jr.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements. 

 

Marvel M. Forgey

86

Funeral Services are pending at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth for Marvel M. Forgey age 86 of Springview, NE.  Marvel Forgey died Saturday (Jan., 13, 2024) at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett, NE.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
3 Children:  Teresa (Dale) Luse of Lincoln/Springview
Dr. Dean (Debbie) Forgey of Lincoln
& Debra (Doug) Douglas of Valentine, NE
8 Grandchildren and 9 Great-Grandchildren
Sister: Fern Sexton of Evansville, IN
Brother-in-law: Lyle Forgey of Springview
Nieces, Nephews and other family members
Memorials may be made to the family in Marvel’s name.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Norma Porath

88

Funeral service for Norma Porath, age 88 of Valentine will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Grace Lutheran Church in Valentine. The burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Valentine. A visitation will be on Wednesday, January 17 at 5:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Norma passed away on January 8th in Lincoln.
Survivors
Daughters-Cheryl Bennett of Valentine
Deb O’Connor of Lincoln
Son-Brent of Valentine

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

Richard E. Burdick

83

Word has been received of the death of Richard E. Burdick age 83 of Ainsworth. Richard Burdick passed away Thursday (Jan. 11, 2024) at the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth.

Per his wishes, no services will be held.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Sons: Troy Burdick of Valentine, NE
& Sean Burdick of Knoxville, IA
2 Granddaughters
2 Stepsons: Brent Sobotka of Buffalo, WY
& Brian Sobotka of Colorado Springs, CO
Sister: Shirley Lentz of Ainsworth
Sisters-in-law: Rose Burdick of Arlington, OR
& Mary Ann Burdick of Lakewood, CO
Nieces, nephews and other family members

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Helen Lois Jones

92

Word has been received of the death of Helen Lois Jones age 92 of Ainsworth, Helen Jones passed away Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2024) at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

A Private Family Event for Helen Lois Jones will be held in the Spring of 2024.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Daughters: Annette (Butch) Hubbell of Colorado Springs, CO
& Rayetta (Steve) Zibell of Lead, SD
7 Grandchildren ~ 22 Great-Grandchildren ~ 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren
Sister-in-law: Della Pedersen of Farmington, NM
Brother-in-law: Wayne Petersen of Overton, NE
Nieces, nephews and other family members

Memorials have been suggested to the family in Helen’s name.

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Ivy Hawkins

18

Memorial service for Ivy Hawkins age 18 of Valentine will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. No visitation will be held. Ivy passed away on January 8, 2024.
Survivors
Mother-Tara Kay
Brothers-Riley Hawkins
Zachary Kay

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

Alfred Boneshirt Whiting

69

Alfred Boneshirt Whiting, age 69 of St Francis, passed away January 3rd in Rapid City, SD. Visitation at St Francis Community Hall 9am-2pm Wednesday January 10th. Memorial Service- 2pm Wednesday January 10th at St. Francis Community Hall. Private inurnment at St. Charles Cemetery

Survivors:
Daughter: Monica Whiting
½ siblings: Myron, Ronald, Parker, Pauline & Almona Boneshirt

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cecelis Johnson

56

Funeral service for Cecelis Johnson age 56 of Valentine are pending at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Mrs. Johnson passed away on December 21 at her home in Valentine.
Survivors
Husband-John of Valentine

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

Elsie Leigh Acord

90

Word has been received of the death of Elsie Leigh Acord age 90 of Ainsworth, NE. A Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday (January 2, 2024) from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. A Funeral Service and burial will occur at a later time in Yampa, CO. Leigh Acord died Tuesday (December 26, 2023) at the Cottonwood Villa in Ainsworth.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
2 Daughters: Dana Acord of Ainsworth
& Francine Acord-Brown of Parachute, CO
6 GC & numerous GGC
Sister: Lois Udema of Strasburg, CO
Along with Nieces and Nephews to include locally: Gary (Cathy) Morris
Of Wood Lake, NE

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Leigh’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Diane Morgan Mangelsen

60

Memorial service for Diane Morgan Mangelsen age 60 of Sturgis, SD are pending at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Diane, passed away on December 18, 2023, at Monument Health in Sturgis, SD.
Survivors
Mother-Doris Morgan of Valentine. NE
Sons-Wayne of Cody, WY
Lee of Valentine, NE

Brother & Sisters-Laura Peterson of Mission, SD
Bryan Morgan of Valentine, NE
Debbie Logterman of Valentine, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

Jane Williams

83

Services will be held at a later date of Jane Williams age 83 of Ainsworth. Jane Williams died Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2023) at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Sister: Judy Jaber of Alameda, CA
Friend: Nina Marvin of Ainsworth
Along with nieces & nephews and other family members

Those wishing to send memorials, they may be made to the family in Jane’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Shirley Tate

88

Shirley Tate, age 88, passed away at the Winner Nursing Home December 15th. Viewing at Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine Thursday from 6-8 pm. Funeral: 11am Friday December 22nd at Holmes Funeral Home, Valentine. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine.
Survivors include:
Daughter: Susan Love of Wyoming
Sons: Robert Tate of Clearfield, SD and David Tate of Wyoming

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Brian White Hat

56

Brian White Hat, age 56 of St. Francis. Wakes: Thursday & Friday at the St Francis Elementary School Gym. Caravan 1pm Thursday from the Kilgore stateline. Funeral: 1pm Saturday, December 23rd at the St. Francis Elementary School Gym. Inurnment following at St Patrick Cemetery, Spring Creek

William W. “Bill” Sanger

82

Funeral Service for William W. “Bill” Sanger age 82 of Bassett, NE will be held on Tuesday (Dec. 12, 2023) at 10:30 AM at the Methodist Church in Bassett. Burial will follow in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Bill Sanger died Wednesday, (Dec. 6, 2023) at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Daughter: Vicki Friedrich and husband, George of Bassett
Son: Dr. Jeff Sanger and wife, Kelly of Broken, Bow, NE
4 Grandchildren & 3 Great-Grandchildren
Brother-in-law: Gary Marcellus of Atlantic, IA
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Bill Sanger will be held on Monday (Dec. 11, 2023) from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Methodist Church and continue the next day one-hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Bassett Methodist Church or the Rock County Hospital in Bill’s name.

Those attending the service are asked to wear casual attire.

Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of arrangements.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Mickey M. “Mick” Goodrich

79

Memorial Services will be held at a later date for Mickey M. “Mick” Goodrich age 79 of Long Pine, NE. Mick Goodrich passed away Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2023) at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett, NE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
2 Daughters: Susan (Phil) Brown of Long Pine
& Patricia (Tim) Weber of Purdum, NE
Son: Mark (Susan) Goodrich of Austln, TX
4 Grandchildren
Brother: Larry (Darla) Goodrich of Kansas City, KS
Nieces, Nephews and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Mick’s name for future designation.

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

William ‘Billy Joe’ Crow Eagle

66

William ‘Billy Joe’ Crow Eagle, age 66 of St. Francis died at his home on December 2nd. Wakes: Thursday & Friday at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud. Caravan at 3pm Thursday from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 1pm Saturday December 9th at St. Bridget’s with burial at Crow Eagle Family Cemetery, Two Strike.

Survivors:

Wife: Madonna Crow Eagle

2 Sons: Bruce & Andre Crow Eagle

3 Daughters: Pearl White Hat Crow Eagle, Michelle Quick Bear & Leslie Sigala

3 Siblings: Arlene Black Bear, Roger & Michael Crow Eagle

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

Henrietta White Thunder

82

Henrietta White Thunder, age 82 of Mission, passed in Rapid City on November 30th. Wakes: Thursday at Swift Bear community Hall, White River. Caravan at 10am from the Rosebud Casino Friday at The Carpenter Shop in Mission. Funeral 2pm Saturday at the Carpenter Shop with burial at the White Thunder Family Cemetery 2 miles south of Mission
Survivors:
Daughter: Melinda White Thunder

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Erwin White Lance

43

Erwin White Lance, age 43 of St. Francis, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on December 1st. Wakes: Thursday & Friday at St. Francis Community Hall. Caravan 1pm Thursday from the Kilgore stateline. Funeral: 1pm Saturday December 9th with burial at St. Charles Cemetery, St. Francis. Survivors:
Mom: Charlotte Larvie
Brother: Sheldon Larvie
Children: Erin & Adrienne White Lance

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Taylor Kyle Lafferty “Ozuya Hoksila”

14

14 year old Taylor Kyle Lafferty passed away November 28, 2023 at Hidden Timber-Mission, SD

Taylor is survived by his mother, Cheyenne Weston; father, Craig Lafferty; siblings, Harper Lafferty, Sutton Lafferty, Amaya Martinez, Julius Yellow Cloud, Gracie Yellow Cloud, Mickayla Reasoner, Roselynn Murray, Olowan Murray, AL’ena Garnette, Kevin Swalley, Dawson Bear Robe, Melody Bear Robe, and Sage Bear Robe

Celebration of life services starting at 11:00 AM, CT, Thursday, December 7, 2023 at the Bishop Jones Building in Mission, SD with evening services at 8:00 PM, CT followed by Military Roll Call. Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, CT, Friday, December 8, 2023 at the Bishop Jones Building in Mission, SD. Burial Services will be at Family Plot-Upper Cut Meat, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD for Taylor Lafferty.

Sally Jean VanWinkle

87

Memorial service for Sally Jean VanWinkle age 87 of Valentine is pending and will be held at a later date in Valentine. Mrs. VanWinkle passed away on December 2, 2023 at the Countryside Care Center in Gordon, NE
Survivors
Children-Joyce Bauman of Pickrell, NE
Lois Schneider of Kilgore, NE
Richard Sheets of Aberdeen, SD
Randy Sheets of Follett, TX
Matt Sheets of Gordon, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine oversees service arrangements.

Bruce E. Johnson

87

Funeral Service for Bruce E. Johnson age 87 of Ainsworth, NE will be held on Saturday (Dec. 2, 2023) at 1:30 PM in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military honors by Ainsworth American Legion Post #79. Bruce Johnson died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2023) at his home near Ainsworth.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Wife: Jeane Johnson of Ainsworth
3 Daughters: Angie (Tom) Keenan of Palisade, CO
Amy (Jim) Dougherty of Ainsworth
& April (Joey) Finley of Ainsworth
12 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren
Sister-in-law: Karen Johnson of Johnstown, NE
Nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Bruce Johnson will be held on Friday (Dec. 1, 2023) from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and continue on Saturday one-hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the E&L Baseball program, the Ainsworth Untied Methodist Church or to the family in Bruce’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Susan L. ‘Sue” O’Hare

64

Funeral Services for Susan L. ‘Sue” O’Hare age 64 of Ainsworth, NE will be held on Friday (Dec. 8, 2023) at 11:00 AM in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Sue O’Hare died Monday (Nov. 27, 2023) at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett, NE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Husband: Tod O’Hare of Ainsworth
Son: Colby (Abby) O’Hare of Ainsworth
Granddaughter: Hazel O’Hare of Ainsworth
Brother: Thomas (Christina) Swett of Hot Springs, SD
Sister-in-law: Barbara “Bunny” (Jim) Ferguson of Carlton, VA
Half-Brother: Jim (Bev) McBride of Omaha, NE
Nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Susan O’Hare will be held one-hour prior to the services at the church. People are welcome to sign the register book at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth during regular hours leading up to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family or donor’s choice in Sue’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Quincy Skinner

88

Memorial Services for Quincy Skinner will be held Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the Gordon American Legion, Gordon, NE. Quincy passed away on November 20, 2023, at his home, he was 88. Inurnment will be in the Gordon Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Michelle Zephier

62

Michelle Zephier, age 62 of St. Francis, passed away November 21st in Rapid City, SD. Wakes: Sunday & Monday at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud. Caravan at 10am Sunday from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 10am Tuesday November 28th at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St.
Francis. Breakfast will be served at 9am at the church in Rosebud. Burial: Ponka Tribal Cemetery in Niobrara, NE
Survivors:

Husband John Swift

4 Children: Tasha Prue and Diana, Tyler & Christina Swift

5 siblings: Dino, Sharon, Patricia, David & Valinda Zephier

 

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce Peneaux

91

Joyce Peneaux, age 91 of Mission, passed away November 15th in Sioux Falls, SD. Wake: Friday November 24th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission. 2pm caravan from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 10am Saturday November 25th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission. Meal immediately following. Burial: 1:30pm Saturday at Bad Nation Cemetery. Caravan from Fr. Paul Hall at 12:30pm.
Survivors include 6 children:

Norman Watts, Flora Semmler, Mary Watts, Robert Watts Sr, Connie Watts and Sharon Olsen

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Bonnie (High Rock) Black Feather

67

Bonnie (High Rock) Black Feather, age 67 of Winner, passed away in Rapid City, SD on November 15th. Wakes: Monday & Tuesday at the South Ideal Community Hall in Winner. Caravan 2pm from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 2pm Wednesday November 22nd at the South Ideal Community Hall in Winner
Survivors include:
Husband Robert Black Feather

6 children: Robyn Black Feather of Lower Brule, Erin Black Feather of Winner, Mitchell Black Feather of Winner, Tennille Black Feather of Winner, Lance Black Feather of Manitoba, Canda and Hunter Black Feather of Winner

4 Siblings: Ronald High Rock Sr of Aberdeen, SD, Shirley Groskruetz of Minneapolis, MN, Brenda High Rock of Bismarck, ND and Lonnie High Rock of Minneapolis, MN

 

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine has been entrusted with the arrangements

Cheri Woodson

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Cheri Woodson, age 76 of Valentine, passed away in Burwell November 15th. Visitation 5-7pm Sunday November 19 at Holmes Funeral Home. Funeral: 10am Monday November 20th at Holmes Funeral Home. Burial at Kilgore Cemetery

Survivors include 3 children:

John Woodson of Chadron, NE

Lisa Clark of Graham, TX

Bill Woodson of Valentine

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the services.

Larry Johnson

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A Mass of Christian Burial, for Larry Johnson, age 85 of Cody, NE will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023 at 10:00 AM MT at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nenzel. The burial will follow at the St. Mary’ Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, Nov. 19th at 11:00 AM CT at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine, with rosary to be recited that even, at 6:00 PM MT at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nenzel. Mr. Johnson passed away on Nov. 14th at the Sandhills Care Center.
Survivors
Sister-Collean Fredrickson of Ada, OK
Brothers-John of Valentine
Ed of Greeley, CO
George of Cody

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

Diane M. Thompson

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A Celebration of Life Event for Diane M. Thompson age 69 of Long Pine, NE will be held in the Spring of 2024. Diane Thompson died Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2023) at her home in Long Pine.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Son: Chris (Teana) Thompson of North Platte, NE
Daughters: Rachel Thompson and significant other, Ryan Buoy of Long Pine
& Ashley (Chris) Johnson of Ainsworth, NE
8 Grandchildren
Sisters: Donna Shald of O’Neill, NE
& Debra (Steve) Langan of Stuart, NE
Brother-in-law: Donald (Shirley) Thompson of Hoodsport, WA
Sister-in-law: Debbie Stage of Lincoln City, OR
Nieces, nephews and other family members

Memorials have been suggested to the family in Diane’s name.

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Marylyn Joyce (Sheets) Ohlmann

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Marylyn Joyce (Sheets) Ohlmann. 87. Marylyn Ohlmann was returned to the loving arms of Jesus on November 7th, 2023 at her home in Valentine, NE. She is survived by her children: Garnet Starr, Terrance Ohlmann, Todd Ohlmann & Sherry Voigt.  A private family service was held to celebrate her life.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Leon "Joe Bud" Blue Thunder, Jr.

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Thomas Leon “Joe Bud” Blue Thunder, Jr., age 52 of Mission, passed away in Rapid City, SD on November 12th. Wake Service: 7pm Friday November 17th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Caravan at 1pm from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 1pm Saturday November 18th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Burial: Grace Chape Cemetery in Soldier Creek.

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

Martin Jones

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Funeral service for Martin Jones, age 88 of Mission, SD, will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church, south of Mission. Burial will follow at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 15th at 5:00 PM with prayer service at 7:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mr. Jones passed away on November 10, 2023 at his home.
Survivors
Daughters-Deb Valandra
Monica Rahn
Marty Jones
Jody Jackson

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

Ternie Carroll (Caulfield) Wright

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Ternie Carroll (Caulfield) Wright age 75 of Broken Bow, passed away at Bergan Mercy Hospital of Omaha on November 9, 2023. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 10:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow, with Rev. Becky Dobitsch officiating. Burial will follow at the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church and Healing Hearts and Families. A visitation will take place on Monday, November 13th from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary, with family greeting friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Ternie is survived by her children: Tony (Stephanie) Wright of Merna, Tresa (Steve) Bass of Brewster, and Timothy (Heather) Wright of Broken Bow; grandchildren: Griffin and Gavin Wright, Ty and Cooper Bass, Owen and Colin Wright; brother Richard (Linda) Caulfield; special friends: Gary and Deb Crawford and family, and Catharine Nelson; nieces and nephews.

Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com

Kathryn Ross

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Graveside service for Kathryn Ross, age 85 of Sparks, will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mrs. Ross passed away on November 6 at her home.
Survivors
Son-Mike of Wellfleet, NE
Daughter-Kay Stoner of Kilgore, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

 

Max ‘Cisco’ Jensen

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Max ‘Cisco’ Jensen, age 65 of Mission, passed away at his home October 27th. Wake: Thursday November 2nd at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Caravan at 1pm from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: Friday November 3rd at 10:00am at the Jones Building in Mission. Burial at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Francis
Survivors:
4 children: Ponch Jensen, Corey Jensen, Cheyenne Joler & Courtney Jensen

Father: Ben Jensen

Siblings: Doree Jensen, Joe Jensen & Cheryl Jensen-LaPointe

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the service arrangements.

 

Leah Mae Eagleman

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Leah Mae Eagleman, age 40 of Two Strike, SD, passed away Avera Maryhouse in Pierre, SD on October 25th. Wakes: Wednesday & Thursday at the Two Strike Community Building. Caravan from the casino at 3:30pm Wednesday. Funeral: 2pm Friday November 3rd at the Community Building. Burial at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Francis.

Survivors:

Sons: Thomas Ree & Casey Sharpfish Jr

Father: Patrick Black Spotted Horse

Brothers: Dwight, Luke, John Paul & Zavier Black Spotted Horse

Sisters: Prairie & Catherine Eagleman, Raven One Star, Stacey Whipple, Theodora, Florentine & Simone Black Spotted Horse, Tonia & Heather Marshall and Lori Arrow

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Austin Nadeau, Jr.

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Austin Nadeau, Jr. age 2, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on October 25th. Wakes: 7pm nightly Wednesday & Thursday at the James Black Bull Jr Memorial Hall in Parmelee. Caravan 1pm Wednesday from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 12pm Friday November 3rd at the Hall in Parmelee. Burial at Holy Innocents Cemetery, Parmelee
Survivors:

Parents: Madelyn Big Crow & Austin Nadeau, Sr.

Siblings: Paris Addison Big Crow, Melani Grace Big Crow & Lily Mae Nadeau

Grandparents: James Big Crow, Sr., Ramona Black Bull-Straight, Amos Chasing Hawk Sr and Daniyelle Nadeau-Two Elk

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

LouAnn Carr

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Funeral Service for LouAnn Carr age 87 of Springview will be held on Saturday (November 4, 2023) at 10:00 AM in the Springview Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springview. LouAnn Carr passed away Sunday (October 29, 2023) at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Four children: Debra (Paul) Mendez of Hiawatha, KS
Jacque (Russ) Richey of Springview
Jeff (Amy) Carr of Hot Springs, SD
& Michael Carr of Philadelphia, PA
11 Grandchildren and 16 Great-Grandchildren
Brother: Harold (Patsy) Burkinshaw of Newport, NE
Sister: Evonne Heerman of Pierre, SD
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for LouAnn Carr will be held on Friday (November 3, 2024) from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and continue on Saturday one hour prior to the services at the Methodist Church.

Memorials have been suggested to the family in her name for a future designation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Pamela Sue Seberger

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Pamela Sue Seberger, 67, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on October 27 at 6 p.m. At District 22, in Lexington, Nebraska.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Seberger of Lexington; father, Dr. Dick and Kim Jeffers of Valentine; daughters, Jessica Seberger of Lincoln, Sarah Ward of Lincoln, and Elizabeth Seberger of Grand Island; siblings, Dr. Bob Jeffers of Denver, Colorado, Pat Potter of Lincoln, Tom Jeffers of Grand Island, and Rick Jeffers of Valentine;

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington assisting the family with arrangements. online condolences at www.reynoldslovefuneralhome.com

Clyde Brewer

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Clyde Brewer, age 87 of the Lakeview, SD area, passed away at his home on October 19, 2023. Services will be at 2pm Thursday October 26th at Crossroads Assembly of God Church in Valentine with viewing at the church 1 hour preceding services. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine.

Survivors include:
4 children: Leston Brewer, Becky Patton, Thomas Brewer and Yvonne Davis
Brother: Ross Brewer

Memorials may be made in care of the family or to the donor’s choice.

Holmes Funeral Home, Valentine.

Jeanie M. Carlson

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Graveside Memorial Services for Jeanie M. Carlson age 65 of Bassett, NE will be held at Friday, October 27, 2023 at 10: 30 AM in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Jeanie Carlson died Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth, NE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Sister-in-law: Joann Carlson of Niskayuna, NY
Along with one niece, one nephew and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the donor’s choice in Jeanie’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Richard “Dick” Perrett

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Memorial service for Richard “Dick” Perrett, age 70 of Rio Vista, TX and formerly of Valentine will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Mr. Perrett passed away on Sept. 15, 2023 at his home.
Survivors
Children-Jayme Long
Lexie Perrett
Cooper Perrett
Mother-Betty Perrett
Sisters-Jeannie Schelhaas
Barb Moosman

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

Ezra DeNoyer

6 months

Ezra DeNoyer, 6 month old son of Chenoa DeNoyer and Forrest LaDeaux, of Mission SD, passed away October 15th. Wake: Friday, October 20th, 2023, at Antelope Community Building, Mission SD @ 7pm. Caravan from the Casino @ 1pm. Funeral: 2:00pm Saturday, October 21st, 2023 at Antelope Community Building, Mission SD
Survivors:

Parents: Chenoa DeNoyer & Forrest LaDeaux

Siblings: Atlis Tobbaco, Damion DeNoyer & Ezekiel DeNoyer

Grandparents: Brandi Jones, Sam DeNoyer, Sr. & Charlotte LaDeaux

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

Robert Larvie

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Robert Larvie, age 66, of Pierre SD, passed away October 13th in Sioux Falls SD. Wake: Friday, October 20th, 2023, at Fr. Paul Hall, Mission SD. Caravan will be at 10:00am from the Casino. Funeral: 11:00am, Saturday, October 21st at Fr. Paul Hall, Mission, SD. Burial to follow at Rosebud Lakota Cemetery, Mission
Survivors:

Siblings: Andrew “Butch” Larvie, Frank Larvie, Keith Larvie & Opal Maxey

Holmes Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

 

Judith Ann Brown

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Seneca, NE – Judith Ann Brown age 77 of Seneca, NE passed away October 12, 2023, at her home in Seneca. Memorial Services will be Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 2:00 pm CT at the Seneca Auditorium in Seneca, NE.

Govier Brothers Mortuary of Mullen are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.govierbrothers.com.

Berniece E. Fiala

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Memorial Services for Berniece E. Fiala age 95 of Ainsworth, NE will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 10:30 AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth. Inurnment will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Berniece Fiala died September 15, 2023 at Cottonwood Villa in Ainsworth.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
4 Children: Jan (Merv) Buoy of Bassett, NE
Bryan Fiala of Grand Island, NE
Brad (Ann) Fiala of Ainsworth
& Jeannie (Rick) Fritz of Creighton, NE
13 Grandchildren & 17 Great-Grandchildren
Brother: Eddie Duda of Asbury Park, NJ
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

A Rosary will be recited on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to family in Berniece’s name for a future designation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Michael Shawn Kegley

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Michael Shawn Kegley, age 55 of Ainsworth, passed away October 6, 2023 at Brown County Hospital. Memorial Service 11am Friday October 13th at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth with a lunch following…
Survivors include:
Daughters: Gracie Kegley and Abbey McNair, both of Columbia =, MO
Mother: Donna Kegley of Ainsworth
Sister: Paula Davis of Lincoln

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Phillip Baird

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Phillip Baird, age 68, passed away in Rapid City, SD on September 25, 2023. Local Memorial services will be held at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission at 10:30am Friday October 13, 2023. A second service will be held at 10am, Saturday October 14th at the Elk’s Club in Bismarck, ND
Survivors include:
Daughters: Brianna Rose Baird and Larissa Cheyenne Baird of Bismarck, SD
Sons: Grant Baird of Sioux Falls, SD and Nathan Chargin of Mandan, ND
Brothers: Dustin Baird of Denver CO, Santee Baird of Mission SD, Brian Baird of Rosebud SD and Eliot, Gray & Wanbli Hamilton of Porcupine SD
Sisters: Rachael Allen of Springfield OR, Elizabeth Garibaldi of Red Bluff CA, Elaine Ponder of Stone Mountain, GA, Sonja Goldtooth of Chicago IL, Mary Barid of Rapid City SD and Hail Baird of Porcupine SD

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

Stanley Heinert

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Stanley Heinert, age 64 of Parmelee, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on September 30th. Wake: Friday, October 6 at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Caravan at 2pm from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 10am Saturday October 7th at the SGU Multipurpose Building. Burial at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Norris, SD
Survivors include:

Wife: Maureece Heinert of Mission

Daughters: Ruth Heinert of New Town, ND and Charissa Eick (pronounced Ike) of Volin, SD

5 brothers: Everette Heinert of Alva, WY, Gary Heinert of Parmelee, Robert Heinert of Honolul, HI, Edward Heinert of Sparks, NE and Randy Heinert of Elk Point, SD

 

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arranements.

Gary Lambley

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Gary Lambley, 82, of Burke, South Dakota passed away October 2, 2023 in Sioux Falls, SD. There will be a Private Family Service and Burial at the Ainsworth City Cemetery in Ainsworth, NE. Public Visitation: Thursday October 5, 2023 from 4 to 8pm at Seger Funeral Home in Stuart. No prayer service.
Survivors Include:
Wife: LaVella Lambley of Burke, SD
Children: Ryan Lambley of Grand Island, NE
Cory Lambley of Highmore, SD
Ross Lambley and wife Jennifer and their children Kaya & Nolan of Sioux Falls, SD

Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson, NE will handle the arrangements.

Emma Drapeau Herman

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Emma Drapeau Herman, age 72 of Mission, passed away in Winner October 1st. Wakes: Wednesday & Thursday, October 4-5 at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Funeral: 2pm Friday October 6th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building. Burial at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Mission.
Survivors:
Husband: Patrick Herman, Sr.
Children: Veronica, Crystal, Carl, Cornelius & Christopher Drapeau and Elteen, Patricia, Alexander & Patrick Herman Jr.
Siblings: Linda, Corrine, Yavonne, Alex, Albert & Irving Drapeau and Shirley, Kelly, Karen, Kenn, Herb, Joey, Chris, Kevin & Curtis Bucholz

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Tony Black Spotted Horse

70

Tony Black Spotted Horse, age 70 of St. Francis. Wake: Friday October 6th at the St. Francis Community Hall. Funeral: 10am Saturday October 7th at the St. Francis Community Hall. Burial at St Andrew Episcopal Cemetery in Spring Creek.
Survivors include:
7 siblings: Laurel, Darlene, Arlene, Mildred & Cheryl Black Spotted Horse, Anita Redfish and Carol Leader Charge.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Velda Crow Eagle

67

Velda Crow Eagle, age 67, of St Francis SD passed away September 21st in Rosebud SD. Wakes: Thursday, September 28, 2023, 7:00pm at St Bridget’s Catholic Church in Rosebud SD. Caravan will be at 11:00am from the Casino, Friday, September 29, 2023, 7:00pm at The St Francis Elementary School Gym, St. Francis SD. Funeral: 1pm Saturday, September 30th at St Charles Borromeo Church, St Francis SD. Burial to follow at Crow Eagle Family Cemetery, St Francis SD
Survivors:
Children: Kimberly Crow Eagle, Jennifer Crow Eagle & Millicent Walking Eagle; Clinton Wright, Milton Wright & Abby Wright
Siblings: Arlene Black Bear; Roger Crow Eagle Sr., William Crow Eagle Sr. & Michael Crow Eagle Sr.

Carolyn June Titus

68

Carolyn June Titus, age 68, peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Connot Brothers Auction Building located at 329 E. 1 st Street in Valentine, Nebraska on Sunday, October 8th from 2pm to 5pm.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents Robyn and Richard Reed and granddaughter Emiley Gant. She is survived by her son, Ryan and wife Jennifer Gant of Paola, KS; daughters Jenny Gant and husband Tyler Rupert of Belton, MO and Amy Gant and fiance Arnold Lagos of Ft. Collins, CO. She had two sisters Connie and husband Pete Morgan of Grand Island, NE and Patty and husband Rod Schmuecker of Atkinson, NE. She loved her 4 grandchildren; Corbin and Sydney Gant, and Payton and Mackenzie Tettenborn, along with her 3 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Ronald McDonald Charities, where Carolyn volunteered in her free time. https://rmhckc.org/

Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas (913) 856-7111

 

Juel 'Joe' Burnette

61

Juel ‘Joe’ Burnette, age 61 of Mission, SD, passed away in Sioux Falls September 22nd. Wake: Thursday September 28th from 10am-2pm at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Funeral: 2pm Thursday Sept 28th at the Jones Building in Mission. Burial at Spotted Tail Cemetery in Mission

Survivors include 6 children:

Dana Burnette
Joseph Burnette
Selina Lucas
Aukievia One Star
Akina Burnette
Akaia Burnette

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will be in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred Kathyrn (Kathy) Engel

85

Mildred Kathyrn (Kathy) Engel, 85, of Winner, SD passed away on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 at the Winner Regional Hospital in Winner, SD. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 22nd, at 11:00 AM at the First Christian Church in Winner, SD. Burial will be held at 2:15PM at the Evergreen Cemetery in Wood, SD. Please be prepared for possible inclement weather.

Survivors include:
3 Siblings: Virginia Ensminger of Valentine, NE, Jim Bennett and his wife Marlene of Gregory, SD, and Ed Bennett and his wife Judy of Valentine, NE.
2 Daughters: Tammy and her husband Jim Trego of Monument, CO and Daughter- Misty Osborn of Burlingame, KS.
3 Grandchildren: Jesse Osborn and fiance Kathy Steck and her daughter Neveah of Topeka, KS, Bayley and Michael Greenberg of Plano TX, and Tyler Trego of Boulder, CO. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Mason Funeral Home of Winner, SD is in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret “Margie” Anne Walsh Warren

72

Margaret “Margie” Anne Walsh Warren, 72, passed away on Tuesday, September 19th at her home. A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 24th at Govier Brother’s Mortuary in Broken Bow from 1:00 to 7:00 pm with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 25, 2023, at 11:00 CT in Seneca, Nebraska at the Seneca Auditorium. Burial will be at the Seneca Cemetery in Seneca where Margie will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Bill, and near her parents, Howard and Wanda following the service. Memorials may be sent to the Seneca Cemetery, Seneca Auditorium or AseraCare Hospice in Kearney.
Survivors include her two children:  Tony (Jennifer) Warren of Floyd, Virginia, and Christie (Riley) Jones of Sumner, Nebraska, as well as her eight  grandchildren:  Georgana (Alex) Oden, Chyna Scharpe, Nicholas & Matthew Warren, Reece, Maddox, Kyler and Cruz Jones, as well as her great grandson Jace Alexander Oden,  brothers: Randy Walsh of Kearney, and David (Becky) Walsh of North Platte, sister: Beverly Walsh Bolton of Webb City, Missouri, and stepsister Ann (Trussell) Palmer of Syracuse, KS, as well as many Warren brothers & sisters in law, and many nieces and nephews.

Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.coms.

Jackilyn Joyce-Potter Buckendahl

24

Jackilyn Joyce-Potter Buckendahl, 24, passed away on Thursday, the 26th of January 2023, due to a tragic car accident. Memorial services will be on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 10:30 am at Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Nebraska with Joyce Cook officiating. Burial will be at Hartington City Cemetery in Hartington, Nebraska. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Survivors include: 

Her husband Rory Buckendahl, sons Jaxson Potter and Logan Snodgrass, mother Rebecca (Randy) Kruger, her father Tim Daugherty, her grandfather Rondald Potter Sr. Her sisters Jessica (Deandre) Caldwell, Jennifer (Jordan) Rabern, Monica (Travis) Epp, and Amber Kruger, as well as her brothers Jonathan Kruger, Jordan Kruger, Chuck (Katie) Kruger, and Robert Kruger. As well as her many nieces and nephews that she loved and treated as her own children. Along with many family and friends.

She was greeted at the gates by her grandmother Joyce Potter, her great grandparents Margaret and Robert Potter, great grandparents Earl and Melva Pinkelman, and grandfather Gale Daugherty.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Jacob Moran, Jr

17 months

Jacob Moran, Jr , 17 month old son of Savannah Schmitz and Jacob Moran Sr., of Mission SD, passed away September 9th in Rosebud SD. Wake: Thursday & Friday, September 21 & 22, 2023, at Fr. Paul Hall, Mission SD. Funeral: 3:00pm Saturday, September 23rd at Fr. Paul Hall, Mission SD. Burial to follow at Moran Family Cemetery, North Antelope SD.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Betty Shields

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The funeral service for Betty Shields age 99 of Cody, NE will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM MT at Hunts Chapel in Cody. The burial will follow at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Cody. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral service at the Church in Cody. Mrs. Shields passed away on Sept. 16 in Gordon, NE.
Survivors:
Numerous nieces and nephews.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

Marianne DeCora

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Marianne DeCora , age 68, of Mission SD, passed away September 14th in Rosebud SD. Wake: Monday & Tuesday, September 18 & 19th, 2023, at the Bishop Harold Jones Building, Mission SD. Caravan will be at 2:30p from the Casino. Wednesday, September 20th 2023 at Hochunk Center, Winnebago NE. Funeral: 4:30pm Thursday, September 21st at Hochunk Center, Winnebago NE. Sunset Burial to follow at Rave Cemetery, Winnebago NE

 

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gilbert White

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Gilbert White, age 41, of Rosebud SD passed away September 14th in Rosebud SD. Wake: Tuesday, Wednesday &Thursday, September 19-21, 2023, 7:00pm at the Sandra Black Bear Residence, Ironwood Community, Rosebud SD. Caravan will be at 3:00pm from the Casino. Funeral: 2pm Friday, September 22th at the Sandra Black Bear Residence, Ironwood Community, Rosebud SD. Caravan will be at 3:00pm from the Casino. Burial to follow at Ironwood Cemetery, Rosebud SD

Survivors:

Children: Ross, Ashton, Gilbert Jr., Ballion, Sophia, Elijah, Aiden, Brianna & Shay

Siblings: Dave Jr., Dodi, Timpsila & Joseph White; Deanna & Pat Bear Heels and Misun Larvie

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

 

 

Elizabeth Little Elk

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Elizabeth Little Elk , age 73, of Rosebud SD passed away September 12th in Sioux Falls SD. Wake: Monday & Tuesday, September 18th and 19th 2023, the SGU Multipurpose Building, Mission SD. Funeral: 11am Wednesday, September 20th 2023, at SGU Multipurpose Building, Mission SD. Burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Upper Cut Meat SD.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Larry Fisher

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Larry Fisher, age 57 of Florida, passed away June 8, 2023. Graveside service with military honors: 11am, Saturday September 23, 2023 at Sparks Cemetery in Sparks, NE

Survivors:
Daughter: Brandy
Brother: Richard
Uncle: Merle

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the arrangements for Larry Fisher.

 

Gerry Franklin Graham

83

 A celebration of life service for Gerry Franklin Graham, 83, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church. Gerry Graham died Aug. 15 in his home. Survivors include his wife Stella Graham; children Luanne Reed and husband Monte of Ainsworth, Steve Graham and wife Peggy of Ainsworth, and Reno Jeffries and husband Chris of Edgewood, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sisters Aliene Clark, and Enid Worth; and other family members.

 

Wauneta J Keller

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An outside memorial service for Wauneta J Keller will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the home of her daughter, Rhonda Keller, in Hershey, NE. Following the service, the celebration of Wauneta’s life will continue with many of the things that she enjoyed including food, fellowship, music, karaoke, yard games, etc. Memorials may be made to the family in her name for further designation.

Survivors include:
Son, Robert (Stacia) Keller of Longmont, CO.
Daughters: Bonnie Bellin of Johnstown, CO; Valeta Hallsted of Gilchrest, CO, Rosiland (Ros) (Bruce) Beebout of Kearney, NE; and Rhonda Keller (Russ) of Hershey, NE.
Daughter in law Barbara Keller and special family friend Felix Soto as well as Daisy Mae and 10 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 8 great, great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

To view the full obituary go to https://www.adamsswanson.com/obituary/wauneta-keller

Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Haroldine White Hat

79

Haroldine White Hat , age 79, of St Francis passed away September 1st in Sioux Falls SD. Wake: Thursday & Friday, September 7th and 8th 2023, 7:00pm at St Francis Community Building, St Francis SD. Caravan will be at 1:00pm from the Kilgore State Line. Funeral: 2pm Saturday, September 9th at St Francis Community Building, St Francis SD. Burial to follow at St Charles Catholic Cemetery, St Francis SD.
Survivors:
Children: Ed, Donna & Jason White Hat; Juanita Bucking Horse
Siblings: Valentine, David and Rick Sr. White What

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

 

 

Patricia Showalter

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Funeral services for Patricia Showalter age 91 of Valentine will be held on Saturday, Sept 9, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Valentine Methodist Church in Valentine. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 8th from 12:30PM to 2:00 PM at the Valentine Methodist Church. Mrs. Showalter passed away on September 5, 2023 at the Cherry Hills Assisted Living in Valentine.
Survivors
Daughter-Sandra Assman ( Pronounced Osmand) of White River, SD
Son-Robert Lee of Mission, SD

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

 

 

Larry William Hissong

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Larry William Hissong, 71, of Ord, NE, passed away on August 26, 2023, at CHI Good Samaritan in Kearney, NE, surrounded by family and friends. A service will be held in Valentine, Nebraska on September 16th at 11am, and burial will be at the Ainsworth Cemetery on September 17th at 1pm.
Survivors Include:
Wife Cynthia Hissong of Ord, NE
Son Travis (Jodi) Hissong of Valentine, NE
– Matthew (Patricia) Holy, Jennifer and Justin
Daughter Bobbie (Michael) Battershaw of Valentine, NE
– Gunnar, Taylor, Brenden, and Adalynn
Son Chad (Becky) Hissong of Columbus, NE
– Ariana and Keaton
Son Jason (Katie) Hissong of Ord, NE
– Colby Hissong, Kaylee Hissong,
5 Great grandchildren: Emily, Maverick, Bentley, and Braxton Holy, and Alonna Hissong
Sister Jaine Hainline
Brother Mike (Sue) Hissong

 

 

Donald Arthur Hines

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Graveside Services for Donald Arthur Hines age 91 of Ainsworth will be held on Thursday (Sept. 7, 2023) at 11:00 A.M. (MT) in the Martin Community Cemetery at Martin, SD. Donald Hines passed away Saturday (Sept. 2, 2023) at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Wife: Shirleigh of Ainsworth
2 Children: Cindy Buckles of Ainsworth
& Gary (Andrea) Hines of Martin
5 GC & 9 GGC
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

Public Visitations for Donald Hines will be held on Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2023) from 4:00 PM to 7:00 P.M. (CT) at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.

Arrangements are being handled through the Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth and the Bennett County Funeral Service of Martin.

Memorials have been suggested to the family in his name for a future designation.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com and www.chamberlainpier@hotmail.com.

Lloyd J. “Sunny” Alderman

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Funeral Service for Lloyd J. “Sunny” Alderman age 98 of Lebanon, Oregon formerly of Newport, NE will be held on Tuesday (September 5, 2023) at 10:00 AM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery with military honors by the Newport and Bassett American Legion Posts.  Lloyd Alderman died Saturday (August 26, 2023) at the Lebanon Veteran’s Home in Lebanon, Oregon.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE:

  Six Children:  Jann Reichenberg of Jefferson, Oregon

     James Alderman of Albany, Oregon

     Vange Alderman of Seaside, Oregon

     Jonn Alderman of North Platte, Nebraska

    &  Vance Alderman and Robert Alderman of Lincoln

   Daughter-in-law:  Jeanne Alderman of Fults, Illinois

   16 Grandchildren & 26 Great-Grandchildren

Nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to Newport Volunteer Fire Department in Lloyd’s name and may be mailed in care of: Hoch Funeral Home, 1320 E. 4th St.,  Ainsworth, NE 69210.  To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Arlene Leading Cloud

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Arlene Leading Cloud , age 59, passed away August 23nd in Rapid City , SD. Wake: Wednesday, August 30th at Swift Bear Community Hall, White River SD. Caravan will be at 10:am from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 2pm Thursday, August 31st at Swift Bear Community Hall, White River SD. Burial at White River Cemetery
Survivors Include:
Sons: Craig Valandra, Travis Leading Cloud-Valandra & Ryan Leading Cloud
Siblings: Fred Leading Cloud & Clarabelle Leading Cloud
Grandson: Xavier Charles Valandra

Fred Quick Bear Sr.

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Fred Quick Bear Sr. , age 58, passed away August 23nd in Rosebud , SD. Wake: Friday, September 1st at Norris Town Hall, Norris SD. Caravan will be at 1:00pm from the Rosebud Casino. Final Viewing and Prayers: 10am Saturday, September 2nd at Norris Town Hall, Norris SD.
A memorial service and Inurnment will be held at a later date

Judy McGuire

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Funeral service for Judy McGuire age 80 of Valentine will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the Valentine Methodist Church. The burial will follow at 1:30 PM at the Ainsworth Cemetery. A Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 1 at 3:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mrs. McGuire passed away on August 27 in Lincoln, NE.
Survivors
Daughter-Debra McGuire of Lincoln, NE
Son-Jason of Lincoln, NE
Daughter-Mayde McGuire of Lincoln, NE

Sisters-Bonita Parks of Ord, NE
LaVeta Sargent of Lincoln, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

 

 

Justin Stoddard

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Justin Stoddard, age 35, passed away August 22nd in White River , SD. A memorial gathering and time of remembrance will be held Monday, August 28, 2023 @ 10:00am at the Ben Looking White Memorial Hall in Norris SD. Prayers will begin at 7:00pm. Funeral: 10am Tuesday August 29th at the Ben Looking White Memorial Hall in Norris SD. Burial at St Paul Episcopal Cemetery, Norris SD

 

 

Laura Anne Cronk Wilson

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Funeral Services for Laura Anne Cronk Wilson age 95 of Springview, NE will be held on Monday (Aug. 28, 2023) at 10:00 AM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, NE. Burial will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery at Mills, NE. She passed away Saturday (August 19, 2023) at Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
6 Children: Morris (Jeanie) Cronk of Fort Laramie, WY
Lillian (Morgan) Jensen of Evans, CO
David (Dawn Marie) Cronk of Torrington, WY
Ruth (Jack) McKnight of Torrington, WY
Stephen (Judy) Cronk of Springview
Drayton (Sherry) Cronk of Springview
Chuck (Donna) Oaks of Choctaw, OK
& Kat (Jim) Dowley of Green River, WY
27-Grandchildren * 37-Great-Grandchildren * 4-Great-Great-Grandsons
2-Sisters: Donnabelle Leonhardt of Riverton, WY
& Eunice Skinner of Napa, CA
Brother-in-law: John Appleman of Johnstown, NE
Nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Laura Anne Cronk Wilson will be held on Sunday (Aug. 27, 2023) from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and will continue on Monday one-hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Keya Paha Foundation in memory of Laura Anne. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Jamie Two Charger

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Jamie Two Charger, age 35 of Old Two Strike, passed away Monday August 14th. Wakes: Friday-Sunday at the Two Charger Residence in Old Two Strike. Funeral Ceremonies, Meal and Final Viewing: Monday August 21st from 11am-4pm. Private Inurnment at a later date.
Survivors:
Children: Ashton & Khloe Spotted War Bonnet and Jamison Two Charger
Parents: James Two Charger Sr & Madonna Bear Robe
Siblings: Quentero & Quentta Two Charger

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

 

 

Quentin Two Charger

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Quentin Two Charger, age 38 of Old Two Strike, passed away Monday August 14th. Wakes: Friday-Sunday at the Two Charger Residence in Old Two Strike. Funeral Ceremonies, Meal and Final Viewing: Monday August 21st from 11am-4pm. Private Inurnment at a later date.
Survivors:
Sons: Xavier Quinn and Zaiden Quincey Two Charger
Daughter: Destiny Jade Perez
Parents: James Two Charger Sr & Madonna Bear Robe
Siblings: Quentero & Quentta Two Charger

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

 

Lynelle Hairy Shirt

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Lynelle Hairy Shirt, age 69 of St. Francis, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on August 16th. Rosary Service: 1:30pm Monday August 21 at Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine. 2pm caravan from the funeral home to the wake. Wake service: 7:30pm Monday August 21st at St. Francis Community Hall. Funeral: Noon Tuesday August 22nd at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St Francis. Burial: Kate Horse Looking/Hairy Shirt Family Cemetery, St. Francis.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eldon G. Mundorf

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Funeral service for Eldon G. Mundorf, 91, of Norfolk, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2023 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Pastor Lee Weander will be officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, also at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel. Public graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2023 at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine, NE. Eldon passed away on Monday, August 14, 2023 at the Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.

Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk will handle the arrangements.

Douglas E. Kuhre

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A Graveside Memorial Service for Douglas E. Kuhre age 70 of Ainsworth, NE will be held on Friday (August 18, 2023) at 10:30 AM in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Doug Kuhre died Sunday (August 13, 2023) in the Rock County Hospital in Bassett, NE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Wife: Carol Kuhre of Ainsworth
Children: Kara (T.C.) Buechle of Wood Lake, NE
Katie (Clint) Painter of Ainsworth
Ki Kuhre of Ainsworth
6 GC
Siblings: Loretta Daniels of Emmet, NE
Louree (Dean) Chapman of Lincoln, NE
Becky (Clinton) Assarsson of Valentine, NE
Along with Nieces, Nephews and Other Family Members

There will be no visitations.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Doug’s name for a future designation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Nicole Valandra

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Nicole Valandra, age 36 of Mission, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on August 9th. Wakes: 7pm Tuesday & Wednesday at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Caravan 1pm Tuesday from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 2pm Thursday August 17th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Burial at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Mission

Survivors:

Children: Mason & Madisyn Valandra

Siblings: Deni Dawn Valandra, Beau John Valandra & Dennis Valandra, Jr.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Michelle McIntosh

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Mass of Christian Burial for Michelle McIntosh age 46 of Thedford will be held on Monday, August 14, 2023 at the Thedford High School at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery at Thedford. Rosary will be recited on Sunday, August 13 at 7:00 PM at the Thedford Highschool. Mrs. McIntosh passed away on August 10, 2023 in Thedford.
Survivors
Husband-Brent
Children-Drew and Lindsey
Parents-Mark and Marian Nutter
Sister-Tricia Buell

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

Chad Lurz

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Memorial service for Chad Lurz, age 55 of Ainsworth will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM at the Methodist Church in Ainsworth. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Harmony Cemetery, north of Valentine. Chad passed away on October 20, 2022, in Omaha.
Survivors
Sister-Laura Cordes of Hettinger, ND
Brothers-James Lurz of St. Paul, NE
Michael Lurz of Ainsworth, NE

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

Skye Lee

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Skye Lee, age 35 of Rosebud SD, passed away at IHS Rosebud on August 7th. Wake Services: Saturday & Sunday, August 12th & 13th, 2023 at St Bridget’s Church, Rosebud SD @ 7:00pm. Funeral: 2pm Monday, August 14th, 2023 at St Bridget’s Church, Rosebud SD. Burial at St Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Spring Creek SD.
Survivors:
Mother: Angeline Long
Siblings: Skylette & Skyler Lee, Corey, Cathleena & Brandon Long and Jamie White Buffalo
Significant Other: Christy Witt

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Young Bear

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Mary Young Bear, age 66, passed away at her home near St. Francis, SD on August 4th. Wakes: Wednesday & Thursday at the Soldier Creek Community Hall. Caravan: Wednesday at 3:30pm from the Mary Young Bear Residence to Soldier Creek. Funeral: 2pm Friday August 11th at Soldier Creek Community Hall. Burial at Grace Chapel Cemetery, Soldier Creek
Survivors:
Children: Steve Sr, Orin Jr, Mellissa, Anthony & Bill Horse Looking
Siblings: Paula Moccasin-Martinez, Gilbert Black Moon, Severt Jr & Melvin Young Bear & Ursula Aldrich

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William “Billy” Slusher

A graveside celebration of life service for William “Billy” Slusher will be held Saturday August 12 at 3pm. Services will be held at Mount Hope Cemetary in Valentine.

Daisy McMurtrey

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Daisy McMurtrey, age 43 of the Wood Lake/Valentine area, passed away in Omaha, NE on July 25th

A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday August 9th from 1-5pm under the pavilion at the Valentine City Park.

Survivors include:
Parents: Mike & Robin McMurtrey
Sister: Teara Ellis

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

Gary L. Jones

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Memorial Service for Gary L. Jones age 70 of Ainsworth, NE will be held on Thursday (August 10, 2023) at 10:30 AM in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. A Private Family Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Highland Grove Cemetery north of Ainsworth. Gary Jones died in a motorcycle accident on Thursday (August 3, 2023) near Wewela, South Dakota.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Wife: Shari Jones of Ainsworth
4 children: Thad Jones of Ainsworth, Becky (Kevin) Mizner of Springview, NE, Casey Jones and fiancé, Mary Gambill of Ainsworth, Maegan (Kyle) Urban of Waverly, NE
4 Grandchildren & 2 Great-Grandchildren
2 Step-Grandsons & 2 Step-Great-Grandchildren
Sisters: Sandy (Dan) Clapper of Johnstown, NE, Sue Porter of Ainsworth
Along with Nieces, Nephews and Other Family Members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Gary’s name for future designation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Ronny D. Roggasch

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Funeral Service for Ronny D. Roggasch age 55 of Papillion, NE will be held on Monday, August 7, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Methodist Church in Bassett, NE.  Burial will follow in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine, NE.  Ronny Roggasch died Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at his residence in Papillion.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:

 Brother:  Randy Roggasch of Omaha, NE

 Uncle & Aunt: Don Roggasch of Rose, NE

 Aunt: Regina Brockley of Lincoln, NE

 Numerous other family members and friends

 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the Methodist Church.

 

Memorials have been suggested to the family in Ronny’s name for a future designation.  To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Collins Roubideaux

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Collins Roubideaux, age 67 of Okreek, passed away in Rapid City on August 1st. Wake Service: Friday at the Okreek Community Center. Caravan from the Casino at 10am. Funeral: 2pm Saturday at the Okreek Community Center. Burial at Calvary Episcopal Cemetery, Okreek.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Sharon Marlis Bryant

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Sharon Marlis Bryant, age 83, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2023, in her home at Highland Park Assisted Living in Alliance, Nebraska.

Sharon Bryant is survived by her son, Lonty Bryant of Kearney, NE, daughter Danea Bryant Biltoft of Spokane, WA, and daughter in law Tara Carver Bryant of Kilgore, NE.

A celebration of Sharon’s life will be held at a later date. Memorials in her name may be given to the Sandhills Area Foundation.

Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sharon Bryant.

 

Beth White

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Beth White, age 29, passed away in Minnesota on July 16. She was the daughter of the late Laban White Jr. & Gloria Stead A service of remembrance will be held at 2pm Saturday July 29th at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud with inurnment following at Spotted Tail Cemetery, Rosebud.
Survivors include:

6 BROTHERS: DARRIN & LABAN WHITE III, CLEVELAND GOOD SHIELD, BENJAMIN, ELIAS AND JOSEPH FLORES

1 SISTER: JAMIE STEAD WHITE

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

 

Charles White Hat

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Charles White Hat, age 71 of St Francis SD, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on July 22, 2023. Wakes: Wednesday & Thursday, July 26th & 27th, 2023 at St Francis Community Building. Caravan 2pm Wednesday from the Kilgore State Line. Funeral: 2pm Friday, July 28, 2023 at St Francis Community Building. Burial at St Charles Catholic Cemetery, St Francis, SD. Survivors: Siblings: Richard, Valentine, David and Haroldine White Hat

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles White Hat.

Gene McCormick

Funeral services for Gene McCormick will be held Thursday, July 27th at 1:00pm at the Holmes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine NE. Gene, age 90, passed away July 19, 2023 at his home and is survived by: Sons: Brad McCormick of Valentine NE & Jim McCormick of Chappell NE, Brother: Melvin McCormick of Colorado.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation be made to the Valentine Senior Center in Gene’s memory.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of the funeral announcements.

Patricia White Hat

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Patricia White Hat, age 26 of St Francis SD, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on July 13, 2023. Wakes: Friday & Saturday, July 21th & 22th, 2023 at Spring Creek Community Building, Spring Creek SD. Caravan 1pm Friday from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 9am Friday, July 23, 2023 at Spring Creek Community Building, Spring Creek SD. Burial at St Patrick Cemetery, Spring Creek, SD. Meal and Giveaway after burial at the St Francis Community Building

Survivors:

Sons: Marcus & Santana Conway-Hay

Father: Brian White Hat

Grandmother: Bevelyn Brave Hawk

Holmes Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Sharon Davison

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Funeral service for Sharon Davison, age 85 of Ainsworth will be held on Friday, July 21 at 2:00 PM at the Assembly Of God Church in Ainsworth. Burial will follow at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, July 21 starting at 12:30 PM at the church prior to the funeral service. Mrs. Davison passed away on July 17, 2023 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.
Survivors:
Daughter-Susan O’Hare of Ainsworth
Son-Thomas of Hot Springs, SD
Brothers-Richard Haszard of Ainsworth
David Hughes of Colorado

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

DH Lovejoy

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Graveside service for DH Lovejoy, age 78 of Phoenix, AZ and formerly of the Mission area will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine.  DH passed away on January 7, 2023 in Phoenix, AZ.
Survivors:
Children-Dean Lovejoy & Jason Lovejoy of Milwaukee, WI
Sister-Kitty Lovejoy of Phoenix, AZ

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

Edward D. Parker

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A Memorial Service for Edward D. Parker age 68 of Johnstown, NE will be held on Tuesday (July 18, 2023) at 11:00 AM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, NE. Ed Parker died Tuesday (July 11, 2023) at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, NE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Wife: JoAnn of Johnstown
4 Children: Joshua Parker of Overton, NE
Misty Bland of Hoxie, KS
Tiffany Parker of Lincoln, NE
& Jessica Uhrich of Cozad, NE
8 Grandchildren
1 Stepson: Tate (Megan) Johnson of Excelsior Springs, MO
2 Step grandchildren
Siblings: Shirley (Brad) Houlden of Imperial, NE
Bev (Chuck) Volk of Cozad
Robert Pakrer of Spencer, IA
& Gene (JoAnn) Parker of Cozad
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

Those attending services are asked to please wear casual attire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Ed’s name for a future designation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Theodore Marshall, Sr

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Theodore Marshall, Sr, age 55 of Rosebud SD, passed away in Rapid City, SD on July 6, 2023. Wakes: Wednesday & Thursday, July 12th & 13th, 2023 at Spring Creek Gym, Spring Creek SD. Caravan 2pm Wednesday from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 2pm Friday, July 14, 2023 at Spring Creek Gym, Spring Creek SD. Burial at Episcopal Cemetery, Spring Creek, SD
Survivors:
Children: Antonio, Theodora, Stephanie, Marlene, Theodore, Jr., Xavier, Adam, Summer, Wanbli, Hehaka, Mato & Eyan
Siblings: Arthur, Jr., Sandra, Helen, Sylvia & Rosella

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangements.

Larry L. Sanger

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Word has been received of the death of Larry L. Sanger age 83 of Bassett formerly of Valentine. Larry Sanger died Sunday (July 9, 2023) at the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care in Bassett.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Son: Brian Sanger of Valentine
Brother: Bill Sanger of Bassett
Niece: Vicki (George) Friedrich of Bassett
Nephew: Dr. Jeff (Kelly) Sanger of Broken Bow, NE
Along with other family members

Per Larry’s wishes, no services will be held.

Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be left for the family at www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Gerald William Osborn

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Memorial Service for Gerald William Osborn age 94 of Ainsworth will be held on Saturday (July 8, 2023) at 2:00 PM in the Ainsworth Congregational Church. Military Honors are to be conducted by Ainsworth American Legion Post #79. A Double Inurnment will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery for Gerald and wife Beverly Osborn. Gerald Osborn passed away June 20, 2023 and Beverly (Grazier) Osborn died May 6, 2023.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
3 Children: Craig (Rita) Osborn of Omaha
Kathleen (Dana) English of Kearney
& Kent Osborn of Phoenix, AZ
8-GC 16-GGC & 2-Stepgranddaughters
3 Sisters-in-law: Anne Osborn of Oklahoma City, OK
Elaine Osborn of Chandler, AZ
& Susan Osborn of Loveland, CO
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Brown County Community Foundation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Phillip Burnette

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Phillip Burnette, age 40 of Mission, passed away June 30, 2023. Wake service: 7pm Friday July 7th at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Caravan at 1pm from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 10am Saturday July 8th at the SGU Multipurpose Building Burial at White River Cemetery. Survivors: Mother: Debbie Burnette. 5 sons: Phillip, Payton & Michael Barrera, Dameon Burnette and JJ Prue. 2 brother: Dewey & Jeremiah Burnette

Holmes Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Phillip Burnette.

Alice Smith

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Alice Smith age 76 of Brownlee, NE passed away July 4, 2023, at the Azria Health Centennial Park in North Platte, NE. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 10:30 am at the United Church of Christ in Thedford, NE with Pastor Les Parmenter officiating. Burial will follow in the Brownlee Cemetery at Brownlee, NE. A visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 9:00 to service time at the United Church of Christ.

Govier Brothers Mortuary of Mullen are in charge of arrangements. Words of encouragement may be left at www.govierbrothers.com

Renee Thin Elk

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Renee Thin Elk, age 71 of North Antelope, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on July 1st. Funeral: 11am Friday Jul 7th at Diamond T Ranch. Burial at Holy Family Cemetery, North Antelope.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Renee Thin Elk.

Taylor Eagle

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Taylor Eagle, age 27 of Mission, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on June 27th. Wake: Friday, July 7th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission, SD. Wake will begin at 4pm with prayer service at 7pm. Funeral: 11am, Saturday July 8th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building Inurnment at a later date at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Mission
Survivors:
Son: Jace Eagle
Sister: Nalani Jordan
Grandparents: Don & Karen Eagle

 

Holmes Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Al Grooms

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Memorial service for Al Grooms, age 76 of Valentine will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. A private family graveside service will be held at the Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Grooms passed away on January 14, 2022, in Valentine.
Survivors
Son-James of Kansas City
Daughter-Stephanie Hiersche of Kansas City
Sons-Mathew & Nathan both of Denver

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

Darlene Crow Eagle

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Darlene Crow Eagle, age 76 of Two Strike, passed away in Rapid City on June 24th. Wakes: Thursday & Friday at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud, 10am Thursday caravan from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 1pm Saturday, July 1st at St. Bridget’s Church. Burial at Crow Eagle Cemetery, Two Stike, SD
Survivors:
Children: Martina Crow Eagle, Regina Adams, Daryl Crow Eagle & Doris Crow Eagle
5 Siblings: Arlene Black Bear and Roger, Velda, William and Mike Crow Eagle

 

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Monica Bordeaux

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Monica Bordeaux, age 68 of Mission, passed away in Englewood, CO on June 20th. Wakes: Thursday & Friday June 29-30 at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Caravan 2pm Thursday from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral 1pm Saturday July 1st at the Bishop Harold Jones Building. Burial: Tribal Veterans Cemetery near White River, SD
Survivors:
Children: Travis Bordeaux Sr. and Keesha Dillon
Siblings: Martha Jimerson, Barbara Semans, Leatrice Moran, Adrian Dillon,
Diana Dillon & Doug Dillon, Sr

 

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

Carol Schubauer

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Carol Schubauer, age 78, passed away June 8, 2023 in Stuart NE. A celebration of life has been planned for July 29th 2023 @ 11am at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Valentine NE. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
Survivors Include:
4 Children: Matt Schubauer of Rio Vista TX, Tracy McCormick of Chappell NE, Mark Schubauer of Valentine NE and Toni Frank of Lincoln NE
Brother: Bob Pierce of Hidden Timber SD
Sister-In-Law: Monica Francke of Valentine NE

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the arrangments.

PFC Dale Dewayne Thompson

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Graveside service for PFC Dale Dewayne Thompson age 18 will be held on Friday, June 30, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mr. Thompson went missing in action in the Korean War on December 2, 1950. Survivors: Cousins: Betty Schroeder of North Platte, NE, Pat Mundorf of Lincoln, NE, Sharon Strombaugh of Lexington, NE, Sally Nelson of Salt Lake City, UT, Nieces: Connie Otterness of Vero Beach, FL, Gayle Henderson of Goddard, KS, Janice Enright of Cape Coral, FL, Cathy Duncan of Valentine, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

Kennith Oliver Jr

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Kennith Oliver Jr, age 36 of Surprise AZ, passed away on June 18, 2023. Celebration of Life & Memorial Meal: 11am Sunday, June 25, 2023 at Fr Paul Hall, Mission SD. Private Family Inurnment will be held at a later date. Survivors Include: Mother: Cathy Sully, Sister: Nicolette “Nikki” Two Charger, Brother: Grae, Thorne & Hunter Oliver, Brent Valandra, Children: Aaliyah, Ethan & Ezekiel.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangments.

 

Mary Frances & George Fleming

Graveside memorial service for Mary Frances & George Fleming will be held on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Pastor Andrew Utecht will officiate. A gathering of friends and relatives will be held at 4:00 PM after the graveside service at Our savior Lutheran Church in Valentine.
Survivors
Son-Richard of Texas
Daughter-Pamela Shelbourn of Elkhorn, NE

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

 

Duane M. Johnson

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Word has been received of the death of Duane M. Johnson age 69 of Johnstown, Nebraska. Duane Johnson died Tuesday, (June 20, 2023) at his residence north of Johnstown. At this time, no services are planned. Survivors include: Wife: Geri Johnson of Johnstown. 4 Children: Sam Johnson of Ainsworth, Laurel Johnson & significant other, Dr. Liran Bendor of Des Moines, IA, Hannah Harmon and husband, Thomas and Lars Johnson all of Lincoln, NE. Father-in-law: James Snyder and wife, Becky of Sun Lakes, AZ. Siblings: Harold Johnson JR. and wife, Gaylia of Omaha, NE, Diane Johnson and husband, Chris Stahlke of Fort Calhoun, NE, Blaine Johnson and wife, Nina of York, NE. Along with nieces, nephews, and other family members. 

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com

 

David Cap Haskell

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A Private Memorial Graveside Service for David Cap Haskell age 52 of Ainsworth formerly of Valentine will be held at later date in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Cap Haskell died Sunday (June 18, 2023) in a one-vehicle accident east of Valentine.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Mother: Jeannie Haskell of Valentine
Siblings: Margo (Scott) Johnson of Ainsworth
Cameron Haskell and Jacob (Lacey) Haskell all of Maxwell, NE
& Savannah (Kyle) Dinslage of Omaha, NE
Step-mom: Susan Haskell of Ainsworth
Girlfriend: Kori Anderson of Wheaton, KS
Along with other family members

Memorials may be made to the family in Cap’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Scott R. Trofholz

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A Celebration of Life Event for Scott R. Trofholz, age 58 of Ainsworth, Nebraska will be held on Saturday (June 24, 2023) 7:00 PM at 32780 S. Votaw Road northeast of Wellfleet, NE. Snacks will be provided. Please bring your own beverage. Scott Trofholz died Monday, June 12, 2023 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Children: Tayler (Kelly) Tidyman of Valentine, NE
& Shane Trofholz of Kearney, NE
2 Grandchildren
Brother: Tim (Diane) Trofholz of Lebo, KS
Sister: Tami Robinson of Naples, FL
Along with Nieces, Nephews and Other Family Members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Scott’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Ruth E. Werner

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A Memorial Service for Ruth E. Werner age 95 of St. Paul, Nebraska formerly of North Loup, Nebraska will be held on Friday (June 23, 2023) at 10:30 AM in the Bassett Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Ruth Werner passed away March 9, 2023 in the Brookefield Park Nursing Home in St. Paul, Nebraska.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Sister: Nancy Harlan of Bassett
Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the donor’s choice or to the family in Ruth’s name. Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Ralph L. Mefferd, Jr

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Memorial Service for Ralph L. Mefferd, Jr. age 90 of Scottsbluff, Nebraska will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  A Military Flag Presentation will be performed by Ainsworth American Legion Post #79.  Inurnment will take place at a late date in the Ainsworth Cemetery.  Ralph Mefferd, Jr. died April 11, 2023, at Western Nebraska Veteran’s Home in Scottsbluff.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Wife:  Betty Mefferd of Scottsbluff NE
2 Children:  Sandra Mefferd of Chadron, NE  & Michael (Carmen) Mefferd of Rapid City, SD
  5 Grandchildren – 5 Great-Grandchildren
Brother:  Charlie Mefferd of Kearney, NE
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family for future designation.  To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Sidney Reddest

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Sidney Reddest, age 85 of Rosebud, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on June 12, 2023. Wakes: 7pm nightly, Thursday & Friday at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud. Caravan 1pm Thursday from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral: 10am Saturday, June 17th at St. Bridget’s in Rosebud. Burial at Crow Eagle Family Cemetery, St. Francis, SD.

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

Scott R. Trofholz

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Word has been received of the death of Scott R. Trofholz, age 58 of Ainsworth, Nebraska. Scott Trofholz died Monday, June 12, 2023 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. Per the request of the deceased, there will be no services. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: Children: Tayler (Kelly) Tidyman of Valentine, NE & Shane Trofholz of Kearney, NE, 2 Grandchildren. Brother: Tim (Diane) Trofholz of Lebo, KS
Sister: Tami Robinson of Naples, FL. Along with Nieces, Nephews and Other Family Members

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Scott’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Tim Stiefel

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Funeral service for Tim Stiefel age 84 of Lincoln and formerly of the Valentine area, will be held on Thursday, June 15th at 11:00am at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Valentine. The burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Visitation will be held, 1 hour prior to the funeral at the church. Mr. Stieffel passed away on June 12th in Lincoln. Suvivors include: Wife- Judy of Lincoln, NE. Brother- Dick of Crookston. 

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of service arrangements for Tim Stiefel. 

 

Tiffany Spotted War Bonnet

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Tiffany Spotted War Bonnet, age 48 of St. Francis, passed away in Rapid City, SD on June 2, 2023

Wake: Monday June 12 at the St. Francis Community Building

Funeral: 1pm Tuesday June 13 at St. Francis Community Building

Burial: Wapaha Gleska Cemetery west of St. Francis

Survivors include: Children: Sandra Locke, Tristan & Christopher First Jr, Patrick Jr, Peyton & Preston Checkpa & Chandon Spotted War Bonnet. Mother: Buelah White Hawk. Siblings: Lucille Running, Rhinona, Skylene, & Kristen Spotted War Bonnet

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

 

 

Judy Mayhew

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Judy Mayhew, age 78 passed away at her home June 5, 2023. Visitation is set for June 9 from 11;00-5:00 pm at Holmes Funeral Home.

Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th. Internment at Ainsworth Cemetery Not further details available at this time.

Survivors include daughter Kim Homan and sons John and Jim Mayhew.

Holmes Funeral Home is taking care of the arrangements. 

 

 

Clarence R. Sorenson

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Word has been received of the death of Clarence R. Sorenson age 82 of Brewster formerly of Long Pine. Clarence Sorenson died Monday, June 5, 2023 at his residence north of Brewster. There will be memorial services in Retreat, Wisconsin at a later date. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: Daughters: Nancy (Marc) Peterson of Brewster, NE, Rebecca (Kevin) Johnson of Brooklyn Park, MN, 7-GC 6-GGC Sisters: Betty Williamson of Beloit, WI, Beverly Thew of Mauston, WI, & Vicky Cox of Beloit, WI, Sister-in-law: Avis Denu of Tomah, WI, Along with other family members

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit: www.hochfuneralhome.com

 

 

Alma Valandra

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Alma Valandra, age 84 of Mission, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on June 6, 2023. Wake: Sunday June 11th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Caravan at 3pm from the Casino. Funeral & Final Viewing: 10am Monday June 12th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Private inurnment at a later date. Survivors: 3 children: Don Allen, Barbara Allen & Beth Valandra-Burnette, 3 siblings: Tom Conroy, Chuck Conroy & Joanne Conroy.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle services for Alma Valandra.

 

 

Carol Johnson

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Mass of Christian Burial for Carol Johnson, age 79 of Cody will be held Tuesday, June 6 sy 10:00 AM MT at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nenzel, NE.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nenzel.

Survivors include daughters Lisa Roth of Lincoln and Lori Gaskins of Lincoln, sons Shane Wobig of Cody and Shad Wobig of Cody, sister Colleen Frederickson and Brothers Larry Johnson, John Johnson, George Johnson and Ed Johnson.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements. 

 

 

Isaiah ‘Gump’ Brave

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Isaiah ‘Gump’ Brave, age 32 of Mission, passed away May 31, 2023. Wakes: 7pm nightly, Monday & Tuesday, June 5-6, 2023 at St. Francis Community Center. Caravan at Noon Monday from the Casino Funeral: 2pm, Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at St. Francis Community Center.Burial: St. Charles Cemetery in St. Francis. Survivors include: Dad: Ted Brave, Jr. Siblings: Sissy One Star, Austin, Grace Rose, Roni, Mecca, Em & Hoksila Brave and Zachary Big Crow, Grandma: Ida Marshall.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Rick Galloway

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Rick Galloway, age 74 of Crookston, passed away in Omaha on May 26th. Graveside memorial service: 4pm central / 3 mountain time on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at the Galloway Family Cemetery south of Kilgore, NE.Survivors include: Wife: Ann Galloway 2 sons: Shane & Shade Galloway-Dukat (doo-cot) 2 brothers: August & Keven (Kee-vin) Galloway.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Roger Studeny

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Mass of Christian Burial for former Valentine resident, Roger Studeny, age 75 of Hager City, Wisconsin will be Thursday, June 1st at the Church of St. Joseph in Red Wing, Minnesota. Roger is survived by his wife Doris and by his son John of Bellvue, NE and daughters Sarah Roasch of Odessa, TX and Ivy Conrad of Hager City, WI, brother Allan of Rolla, Missouri and sisters Beth Newland of Valentine and Priscilla Aase of Bassett, NE.

Arvella Foster

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Funeral service for Arvella Foster age 87 of Valentine will be held on Thursday, June 1 at 1:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. The burial will follow at the Sparks Cemetery in Sparks, NE. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Miss Foster passed away on May 27 at the Ainsworth Care Center in Ainsworth.
Survivors
Sister-Charlene Neilsen of Idaho
Brother-Charles of Sparks, NE

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

 

 

Ivan Reagle

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Funeral service for Ivan Reagle age 76 of rural Todd County, SD will be held on Monday, June 5 at 2:00 PM at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. A visitation will be on Sunday, June 4 starting at 5 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mr. Reagle passed away peacefully at his home on May 27, 2023.
Survivors
Wife- Sheila
Her Children-Amber Kruger
Chuck Kruger
Robert Kruger
Brother-Leonard Reagle
Sisters-in-law-Marie Reagle
Vicky Reagle

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

 

 

Robert D. “Bob” Tuttle

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Funeral Service for Robert D. “Bob” Tuttle age 85 of Springview will be held on Tuesday (May 30, 2023) at 10:30 AM at the Keya Paha County High School Gymnasium in Springview. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springview. Bob Tuttle died Friday (May 26, 2023) at Rock County Hospital Long Term Care in Bassett.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
8 Children: Robin Tuttle of Bassett
Shari (Art) Hickman of Howells, NE
Cindy (Steve) Libolt of Springview
Breck (Kris) Tuttle of Ogallala, NE
Chris (Linda) Tuttle of Meadow Grove NE
Kelly Tuttle and significant other, Duane Schrader of Jamison, NE
Paige (Ritch) Havranek of Ravenna, NE
& Heath (Beckie) Tuttle of Lincoln, NE
13 Grandchildren and 21 Great-grandchildren
Sisters-in-law: Lenore Shepperd of Springview
Doris (Ted) Eichenberger of Springview
& Glenda (Lyle) Gurney of Salt Lake City, UT
Nieces, Nephews and Other Family Members

Visitations for Bob Tuttle will be on Monday (May 29, 2023) from 5 to 7 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and continue on Tuesday one hour prior to services at the gymnasium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Bob’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

 

John A. Fisher

John A. Fisher passed away on Sept. 4th 2022 in Edinburg, TX. He was a long time Valentine resident and owner of the Clinic Pharmacy on the corner of 3rd and Main in Valentine. Survived by his 3 children Margie, Steven, and Anita. The memorial service will be held at Mt. Hope cemetery in Valentine at 2pm on Thursday June 8th.

 

 

Joan “Jo” M. Irwin

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Graveside Memorial Services for Joan “Jo” M. Irwin age 88 of Ainsworth will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:00 AM in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Jo Irwin died April 20, 2023 at the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care in Bassett.

Son: Rick (Shelli) Irwin of Ainsworth
3 Grandchildren
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Ainsworth Senior Center or the Donor’s choice in Joan’s name. Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Beryl G. Bair

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Funeral Service for Beryl G. Bair age 86 of Fort Collins, CO formerly of Bassett will be held on Friday (May 26, 2023) at 10:00 AM at the Bassett Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Beryl Bair went home to be with the Lord on Sunday (May 21, 2023) at the UC Health Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident recently.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Daughters: Kathy (Doug) Saar of Paulden, AZ
Chandra (Wayne) Taylor of Nathrop, CO
Karen (Gerry) Brown of Wellington, CO
& Kayla (John) Keck of Jeffers, MN
22 Grandchildren – 16 Great-Grandchildren & 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren
Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

Visitations for Beryl Bair will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Beryl’s name for a future designation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Richard Reese

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A memorial service for 70 year old Richard Reese of Valentine Will be held on July 22nd in Valentine. The service will begin at 11aM. More details will be announced in the near future. Richard Reese was a long time Valentine businessman and passed away in Wickenburg Arizona earlier this month.

 

Gary McCormick

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Graveside service for Gary McCormick age 80 of Norden, NE will be held on Friday, May 26 at 9:30 AM at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Funeral service will be held after the graveside at 11:00 AM at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine. A visitation will be on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mr. McCormick passed away on May 17, 2023 at his home in Norden. Survivors: Wife-Barbara of Norden Sons-Gerry of Idaho, Bruce of Colorado Daughters-Sonia Coates of Valentine, Brandi Giauque of Colorado, Brothers-Bob of Norfolk, NE, Wayne of Columbus, NE, Neil of Hawaii

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

 

Viola Coleman

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Funeral service for Viola Coleman, age 88 of Valentine, will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am at the Valentine Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. A visitation will be held on Monday, May 22 at 6:00pm at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Mrs. Coleman passed away on May 17, 2023 at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Memorials may be made to Cherry County Hospital Auxiliary or to the Cherry County Historical Society. Survivors include: Daughter- Jeanie Miller of Scottsbluff, NE. Son- Gary of Valentine, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

 

Merle Weihe

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Celebration of Life for Merle Weihe age 64 of Gordon will be held on Thursday, May 25th at 11:00 MT at the American Legion in Gordon. Lunch will follow. Merle passed away November 28th, 2022, at his home in Gordon. Survivors include: Wife- Kathy of Gordon. Daughters- Samantha Luebbert of Murray, NE, Tina Curtis of Sacramento, CA, and Angela Shadbolt of Merriman, NE. Son- David Ladoucer of North Platte, NE. Sisters- Lindy Ayers, Cindy Connot and Ruth Bennett of Valentine. 

 

Minerva Kloppel

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Minerva Kloppel, age 84, passed away at White River Nursing Home on May 5th. Celebration of life service will be 1:00pm Saturday, May 20th at the Christian Life Fellowship in Mission. Survivors include: Daughter- Marietta Kloppel. 

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Minerva Kloppel.

 

Sheryl Amiotte

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Sheryl Amiotte, age 58 of Sioux Falls, passed away May 10th. Wake service is scheduled for Thursday, May 18th at Swift Bear Community Hall in Rosebud. Funeral service is on Friday, May 19th at Swift Bear Community Hall with Burial at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery, White River. Survivors include: Son- Travis Gere and Sister- Karla Becker and Rosie Gere as well as Brother- Lyle Christensen. 

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Sherryl Amiotte.

 

 

Glen D. Boschen

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Funeral Service for Glen D. Boschen age 85 of rural Long Pine, NE will be held on Thursday (May 18, 2023) at 10:00am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth, NE. Burial will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery northwest of Ainsworth. Glen Boschen died Friday (May12, 2023) at his residence near Long Pine. Survivors Include: Significant Other- Dorothy Kenny of Long Pine, 4 Children- Teri Staub of Tilden, NE. Cyndee (Jeff) Staub of Thedford, NE. Glen Dale Boschen of Tilden. Son-in-law- Kevin Petersen of Valentine, NE. 15 Grandchildren, 26 Great-Grandchildren. Brother- Steven (Nancy) Boschen of Broken Bow, NE. Sister- LaRue Shupe of Omaha, NE. Along with nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Visitations for Glen Boschen will be held on Wednesday (May 17, 2023) from 5 to 7pm at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and continue Thursday on hour prior to services at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Sandhills Cancer Fund, the Ainsworth Pink Ladies Dart League or to the donor’s choice in Glen’s name. To leave an online condolence. please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Erma Tetherow

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Erma Tetherow, age 88, passed away May 10th in Valentine, NE. Funeral is on Tuesday, May 16th at 10:30am at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Valentine, NE with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine, NE. Survivors include: Children- Chuck Tetherow of Crookston  and Cindy Randall of Blair NE and Sister- Jean Thompson of Stockville, NE.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Erma Tetherow.

 

 

Julia Peneaux

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Julia Peneaux, age 64, passed away in Rosebud SD May 2

Wake: Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7, 2023 at the SGU Multipurpose Building, Mission SD.   Caravan from the Casino @ 1pm. Funeral: 1pm Monday, May 8 at the SGU Multipurpose Building, Mission SD. Burial at St Charles Catholic Cemetery St Francis, SD.

Survivors: Children: Troylynn Peneaux-Beck, John Peneaux, Celeste Peneaux-Dowe, Marvelle Peneaux & Mary Peneaux-Leader Charge Siblings: Pam Giroux, Roberta Jordan, Roxie Witt & Phillip Witt

Karlanne Holmes-Fisbeck is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Meredith D. "Punk" Worth

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Meredith D. “Punk” Worth, age 92 of Springview passed away Tuesday, May 2nd at his home near Springview.

Survivors include: His wife, Enid of Springview, son Ron Worth and daughter Lorraine Worth both of Springview, 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Malvern “Corky” Worth and his wife, Janet of Springview along with nieces, nephews, ahd numerous other family members. 

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

 

Melvin Hartman

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Melvin Hartman, age 86 of Kilgore, passed away April 24th in Lincoln, NE.

Funeral services will be at 11 am, Monday, May 1st at the Methodist Church in Valentine. Reception will immediately follow at the Community Hall in Kilgore.

Survivors include 3 children: Dawn Chivers of Kilgore, Tom Hartman of Kilgore and David Hartman of Kilgore plus 2 sisters: Darlene Barry of Rapid City and Lois Hartman of Rapid City.

Holmes Funeral Home is handling service arrangements for Melvin Hartman

 

Madonna Roan

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Madonna Roan Eagle, age 53, passed away in Lincoln, NE on April 24th. Wake is on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud. Caravan is at 2:00pm from the Rosebud Casino. Funeral is at 2:00pm Friday, April 28th at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud. Burial is at St. Patrick Cemetery, Spring Creek. Survivors include: 3 Children- Daniel Roan Eagle, Adrianne Blue Horse and Raven King, 3 siblings- Shirley Roan Eagle, Mary Strickland and Joseph Roan Eagle Sr.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Morris Johnson

Memorial mass for long time Valentine businessman and banker, Morris Johnson will be held at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 10:30 am.  A lunch in the St. Nicholas Parish Hall will immediately follow the memorial service.  Rosary will be recited Thursday, May 11 at 7:00pm,at the church. Mr. Johnson passed away on December 30, 2022 at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Survivors include: Wife- Maureen of Valentine, Son- Andrew of Valentine.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements for Morris Johnson.

 

Donald Ray Fernau

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Memorial Services for Donald Ray Fernau age 93 of Ainsworth will be held on Saturday (May 6, 2023) at 10:30 AM in the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Inurnment will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery with Military Honors by Ainsworth American Legion Post #79.  Donald Fernau passed away January 23, 2023 in the Sandhills Care Center at Ainsworth.  SURVIVORS INCLUDE: Son: Ron Fernau of Pueblo, Colorado 5 Grandchildren, 8 Great-Grandchildren & 4 Great-Great-Grandchildren Sister: Doris (Jerry) Voss of Long Pine Brother-in-Law:  Jerry (Shirley) Greenough of Aurora, NE Along with nieces, nephews and other family members

Memorials have been suggested to Ainsworth American Legion Post #79 in Don’s name. 

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements.  To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

 

Jerry Shelbourn

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Jerry Shelbourn, age 85 of Valentine, passed away March 8, 2023. Memorial Graveside Service and Inurnment is at 11:00am on Friday, April 28th at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Survivors include: 4 children- Robert of Valentine, Steven of Keensburg, CO, Elizabeth of Valentine, Scott of Yukon, OK.

Holmes Funeral Home is handling arrangements for Jerry Shelbourn.

Danny D. Daniels

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Funeral Services for Danny D. Daniels age 64 of Ainsworth will be held on Thursday (April 27, 2023) at 2:00 PM at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Johnstown. Burial will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Danny Daniels died Friday (April 21, 2023) at CHI Health-Good Samaritan in Kearney, Nebraska.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
Wife: Teri Daniels of Ainsworth
Son: Christopher (Jessica) Frederickson of Ankeny, IA
Daughter: Jennifer (Vance) Denny of Ankeny, IA
5 Grandchildren
Mother: Mary Daniels of Bassett
Sister: Brenda LeMay of Ainsworth
2 Sisters-in-Law: Peggy (John) Gross of Johnstown
Cheri (Ted) Gude of Hawarden, IA
Along with nieces, nephews and numerous other family members.

Visitations for Danny Daniels will be held on Wednesday (April 26, 2023) from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Thursday (April 27, 2023) from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.

Those attending services are asked to wear casual attire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Danny’s anem for a future designation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com. 

Joe Hanson

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Mass of Christian Burial for Joe Hanson, age 84 of Valentine will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. The visitation will be on Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 8 PM at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mr. Hanson passed away on April 22, 2023 in Valentine.
Survivors
Sons-Tony of Valentine, NE
Tee of Valentine, NE
Troy of Blair, NE
Ted of Casper, WY
Sister-Carol Hanson of Lincoln, NE
Brother-Jim of Gillette, WY

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.

Carolyn E. Schipporeit

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A memorial service for Carolyn E. Schipporeit age 83 of Ainsworth will be held on Monday (May 1, 2023) at 10:30am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth with inurnment to follow in the Lutheran Cemetery northwest of Ainsworth. Carolyn Schipporeit died April 10, 2023 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska. Survivors include: Brother: Richard “Dick” Schipporeit of Yankton, South Dakota. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Lutheran Church, the Ainsworth Public Library or to the donor’s choice in Carolyn’s name. 

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements for Carolyn Schipporeit.

 

 

Betty Kalblinger

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Betty Anne Kalblinger, age 91, passed away April 17th in North Platte, NE. Graveside service: 12:30pm Friday April 21st at Peace Cemetery south of Mission Memorial service: 2:30pm, Friday April 21st at Grace Lutheran Church in Valentine Survivors include: 3 sons: Fred Skaggs of Mud Creek Gary Kalblinger of Valentine and Bruce Kalblinger of Cozad. 2 brothers: Martin Jones of Mission and Larry Jones of Littleburg. 1 sister: Loretta Hopkins of Williamstown, NJ

Holmes Funeral home of Valentine will handle services for Betty Kalblinger.

 

 

 

George Vosicky

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George Vosicky, 90, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2023 at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln NE., after a brief illness. To honor George’s wishes, his body was gifted to the Nebraska Anatomical Board (UNMC). A celebration of life will be held in honor of George, Friday, May 12, 2023 at 1:30 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, in Central City, NE. Burial will take place at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Dannebrog at a later date. He is survived by his wife Jeanene of Lincoln NE, children; JoAnn Norquest of York, Denise Neill of Kearney, and James Vosicky of Lincoln.

Memorials in George’s honor are kindly suggested to Grace Lutheran Church in Central City, and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Dannebrog.

 

 

 

 

Margaret L. Seadore

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Funeral Service for Margaret L. Seadore age 91 of Long Pine will be held on Friday (April 21, 2023) at 10:00 AM at the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. Margaret Seadore died Sunday (April 16, 2023) in the Sandhills Care Center at Ainsworth.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE: Son: David (Diane) Seadore of Long Pine Daughter: Sharon (Daniel) Anderson of Lexington, NE

Visitations for Margaret Seadore will be held on Thursday (April 20, 2023) from 5-7 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and continue Friday at the church from 9:00 AM until service time at 10:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Margaret’s name. Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth will be in charge of services for Margaret Seadore.

 

 

 

 

Orin Van Winkle

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Funeral Mass for Orin Van Winkle age 79 of Kilgore, NE will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 11:00am MT at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nenzel, NE. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 8th in Valentine, NE at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Survivors include: Wife- Mary of Kilgore, NE. Daughter- Megan Failor of Hickman, NE. Son- Nathan of Scottsbluff, NE. Brother- Boyd of Edmonton, Canada. Sister- Sharon Grove of Crawford, NE. Sister- Marn Telitz of North Platte, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.

 

 

 

James Colombe

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James Colombe, age 77 of Mission passed away April 2nd at Rosebud Hospital.

Wake service slated for Friday, April 7, 2023 beginning at 4 pm at the SGU Multipurpose building in Mission. Funeral will be 11 am Saturday April 8 at the SGU Multipurpose Building. Burial at Colombe Family Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife, Jackie, his son, Guy, sisters Patricia Menck and Barbara Bordeaux and his brothers Bob, Richard “Skinny” and Wayne “red” Colombe.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for James Colombe. 

 

 

 

Stanley L Libolt

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Funeral service for Stanley L Libolt, age 88 of Burton will be held on Friday, April 7, 2023 at 10:30 AM at Keya Paha High School Gynmasium in Springview. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springvie3w. Standley Libolt passed away Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Avera St Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Libolt of Burton, 4 children: Kristy Libolt of Neligh NE, Steve Libolt of Springview, Denny Libolt of Springview and Kathy Vandersnick of O’Neill.

Visitations for Stanley Libolt will be held on Thursday April 6, 2023 from 5-7 PM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and continue Friday at the gymnasium one hour prior to the funeral service.

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth will handle services for Stanley Libolt.

 

 

 

Loretta Brickner

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Funeral services for Loretta Brickner, 92, of Chadron, Nebraska will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 10:00 am at Zion Lutheran Church in Hay Springs, Nebraska with Pastor Alan Wierschke officiating.  Burial will be at Hay Springs Cemetery in Hay Springs, Nebraska.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Hay Springs.

Mrs. Brickner passed away on March 30, 2023 at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Nebraska

Loretta was born on November 19, 1930 in St. Louis, Michigan

A memorial has been established for the Hay Springs Zion Lutheran Church or Chadron Rural Fire Dept. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary PO Box  443, Hay Springs, NE  69347

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

CHAMBERLAIN DRABBELS MORTUARY of, HAY SPRINGS, NE is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

Frances Schubert

Frances Schubert

Frances Schubert passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022 in Bella Vist, AR. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 7th at 10:00am at the Woodlake Church. Lunch will be served. Survivors include: Husband- Rex  Schubert. Children- Kim, Pam, Ron and Randall.

 

 

Judy Arrowsmith

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Services are pending at the Hoch Funeral Home in Bassett for Judy E. Arrowsmith age 79 of Mills, Nebraska. Judy Arrowsmith died Saturday (March 25, 2023) at the Avera Gregory Hospital in Gregory, South Dakota. Survivors include: Sons- Tony Arrowsmith of Bellevue, NE, Brad Arrowsmith of Valentine, NE. Siblings- Carol Moore of Newport, Donna Putnam of York, NE, and Jim Christensen of Hastings, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett will handle service for Judy Arrowsmith

 

 

Janet Grover

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Janet Grover, age 59 of Gordon, NE, passed away at the Gordon Hospital on Sunday March 26, 2023. A celebration of life and meal will be held in honor of Janet this Spring. Survivors include: Husband- Robert Grover of Gordon, NE. 3 Children- Christopher Grover of Gordon, Amanda Grover of Martin, SD and Jennifer Peterson of Custer, SD. 6 Siblings- Kim Claussen and Vickie Rose, both of Martin, SD, Dana Livermont of Interior, SD, Ken Seller of Rapid City, SD, Melody Sellers of Torrington, WY and John Seller of Eastern Nebraska.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle services for Janet Grover.

 

 

Eunice Wulf

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A memorial service for Eunice Wulf age 98 of Ainsworth will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 10:30am at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth. Inurnment will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Eunice Wulf died March 10, 2023 at Azria Health Nursing Facility in Gretna, Nebraska. Survivors include: Daughter- Mary Ann Thompson (Significant Other Mark Penrod) of Gretna, NE. 2 Granddaughters. 1 Great-Grandson. Nieces, Nephews, and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Eunice’s name. To leave an online condolenc, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth will handle the services for Eunice Wulf.

 

 

Philomen Blue Thunder

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Philomen Blue Thunder, age 49 of Mission, passed away March 13th. Wake service is on Friday, March 24th at 7:00pm at the Bishop Herold Jones Building in Mission. Funeral service is on Saturday, March 25th at 10:00am at the Bishop Harold Jones Building. Burial is at Grace Chapel Cemetery in Soldier Creek. Survivors include: 4 children- N’Cita and Dylan Blue Thunder and Jeremy and Jaileen Dillon. Brother- Thomas Blue Thunder. 

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will be in charge of arrangements for Philomen Blue Thunder.

 

 

Kevin Lee

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Kevin Lee, age 36, passed away in White River, SD  March 20, 2023. The wake is on Friday, March 24 at the Swift Bear Community Hall in White River SD. Caravan from the Rosebud Casino at 12:00pm. Funeral and Final Viewing is on Saturday, March 25th at 2:00pm at Swift Bear Community Hall in White River, SD. Burial to follow at White River Cemetery, White River, SD. Survivors include: Siblings: Adrian and Avery Black Wolf, Julia Lee.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will be in charge of services for Kevin Lee.

 

 

Skylar Yellow Eagle

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Skylar Yellow Eagle, age 24 of Mission, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD Friday, March 17th. Wakes: Monday and Tuesday March 27-28 at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Caravan from the Rosebud Casino at Noon Monday. Funeral: 11:00am Wednesday, March 29th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building. Meal and giveaway following that. Burial at St. Phillip Cemetery, Two Kettle, SD. Survivors include: Parents- Sam Yellow Eagle and Vernette Long Warrior. Siblings- Marissa Crow Eagle and Sammantha, Sayge & Stryder Yellow Eagle. Grandma- Sandy Murray- Wilcox.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle services for Skyler Yellow Eagle.

 

 

Leo Chubb

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Funeral service for Leo Chub age 94 of Valentine will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 10:30am at the Valentine Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 23 starting at 5:00pm at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Mr. Chubb passed away on, Monday, March 20th in Alliance, NE. Survivors include: Daughters- Susan Custer of Alliance, NE and Barb Harms of Valentine, NE. Sister: Ruby Newell of Indiana.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements for Leo Chubb.

 

 

 

Donna Jensen

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Donna Jensen, 89, of White River, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in Winner. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am CST, Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the White River Community Event Center. Donna is survived by her son, Kip, of the home, and two sisters: Carol Lowry of Gastonia, NC, and Vicky Milbrandt of Colbert, WA.

Feigum Funeral Home in Pierre will handle services for Donna Jensen. 

 

 

 

Darryl Iron Shell Sr

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Darryl Iron Shell Sr, age 67 of Mission, passed away in Sioux Falls on Sunday, March 19th. The Wake is Thursday and Friday, the 23rd and 24th at the Antelope Community Building, 2 pm Thursday caravan from the Rosebud Casino. The funeral will be Saturday, March 25th at 11 am at the Antelope Community Building. Inurnment at a later date. Survivors include his wife, Rosalind, 4 children- Darryl Iron Shell Jr, Angel Iron Shell Fast Horse, John Iron Shell and Dakota Iron Shell.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is handling services for Darryl Iron Shell Sr. 

 

 

 

Mary Larvie

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Mary Larvie, age 63 of Rosebud, passed away at her home on March 14th. The wakes will be on Sunday and Monday at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud.  Caravan is at 1:00pm Sunday from the Rosebud Casino. The funeral service is on Tuesday, March 21st at 2:00pm at the St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud. Burial is at St. Patrick Cemetery in Spring Creek. Survivors include: 7 Children Antoinette Larvie Arcoren, Marissa Larvie, Albert Guerue, Carletta Guerue, Harvey Larvie, Jr., Loretta Guerue and John Larvie, Sr.. 

Holmes Funeral 

 

 

 

Dorothy M. Gross

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A funeral service is pending at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth for Dorothy M. Gross age 91 of Ainsworth. Dorothy Gross passed away Thursday, March 16th, 2023 at the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

Jerry Shelbourn

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Jerry Shelbourn, age 85 of Valentine, passed away March 8th in North Platte. A graveside service is planned for April 28th, 2023 at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Survivors include: Children: Robert Shelbourn of Valentine, Steven Shelbourn of Keensburg, CO, Elizabeth Shelbourn of Valentine, Scott Shelbourn of Rockwood, TN.

Holmes Funeral Home will handle services for Jerry Shelbourn.

 

 

 

 

Michael Swalley

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Michael Swalley, age 31 of Kearney, passed away February 28th. Wake services: Tuesday & Wednesday at the Tiospaye Bible Baptist Church in Mission Funeral: 10am Thursday March 9th at the Tiospaye Bible Baptish Church in Mission Burial: Holy Family Cemetery, north of Mission, SD Survivors: Daughter: Tatianna Swalley, Father: Frank Swalley, Sr. Siblings: Frank Jr, Isaiah, Misty & Shyra Swalley, Angelica Stead, Thomas Pacheco & Skyler Erickson.   

Holmes-Funeral Home will be in charge of services for Michael Swalley.

 

 

 

 

Nick Grubham

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Mass of Christian Burial for Nick Grubham, age 42 will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 10:30 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Burial will follow at Mt Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Rosary and Visitation will be held on Monday, March 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM at the church. Mr Grubhan passed away on March 1, 2023 in Rapid City, SD. Survivors include parents Mary and Mike McCrary of Valentine, brothers Luke of Valentine, Mark of Elkhorn, NE and Jake of Kansas City, MO, sister Anna O’Kief of Valentine and grandmother Ruthie Ferris of Valentine. 

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 

 

Lou Ann Heerman

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Lou Ann Heermann, 80 of Grand Island died Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Heritage at Sagewood. Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 PM Saturday, March 4th at the Christ Lutheran Church in Grand Island. Reverend Tom Schneider will officiate. The family will greet friends an hour before service time. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in the Lutheran Cemetery in Naper, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the family to be determined at a later date. Lou Ann is survived by her husband, Dennis, son Shane Heerman, daughter Heidi Anderson, brothers Winston, Stanley and Greg Stahlecker.

All Faiths funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. 

 

 

 

Jamie G Fred

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Jamie G Fred, 75 of Rose, NE passed away February 9th at the Burwell Community Memorial Health Center. Jamie is survived by his wife Kay, daughter Holly Bacon of Boswell, OK and son Stoney, sister Tami McIntosh of Sargent Ne. Memorial service will be at 1:00 am on Monday, Feb 27 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell with lunch to follow.

Hitchcock Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jamie G Fred.

 

Helen Sedlmajer

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Helen Sedlmajer, age 96 odf Mission, passed away Monday, February 6th, 2023 at Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Private inurnment will be held at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD. Survivors include: 2 Sons: Joe Sedlmajer, III of Mission and Paul Sedlmajer of Pierre. 2 Daughters: Susan Kieffer of Sturgis and Bonnie Sedlmajer of Mission. 1 Sister: Bertina Hanson of Bagley, MN.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Helen Sedlmajer.

 

Ron Elliott

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Funeral service for Ron Elliott age 79 of Valentine will be held on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 2:00pm at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine. Graveside service will be held prior to the funeral at 10:00am at the Hillcrest Cemtery in Thedford. Visitation with family present will be on Monday, February 6th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Sandoz chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mr. Elliott passed away on February 3rd at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Survivors include: Wife: Virginia of Valentine. Daughter: Deb Long of Valentine. Brothers: Loren of Valentine, Wayne of Cozad, Bill of Thedford. 

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with the service arrangements.

 

Terrance Gregg, Sr.

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Terrance Gregg, Sr., age 65 of Rosebud, passed away at his home on January 30th. Wakes Monday and Tuesday at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud.  Caravan at 12:00pm Monday from the Casino. Funeral is on Wednesday, February 8th at 2:00pm at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud. Burial is at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Francis. 

Holmes Funeral Home is in Charge of Arrangements for Terrance Gregg, Sr.

 

Ruth L. Luehrs

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Funeral service for Ruth L. Luehrs age 96 of Long Pine will be held on Saturday (February 4th, 2023) at 2:00pm at the Evangelical Free Church near Ainsworth. Burial will follow in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. Roth Luehrs died Monday (January 30, 2023) at her home in Long Pine. Visitations for Roth Luehrs will be held on Friday (February 3, 2023) from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and continue on Saturday on hour prior to services at the church. Survivors include: 4 Daughters: LaVonne (Dail) Vetter of Cozad, NE, Donna Mundorf of Long Pine, Joyce Hutcheson of Long Pine, and Dixie (Lee) Hansen of Dougles, WY. 9 Grandchildren and 20 Great-Grandchildren. 2 sisters-in-law: Jean Burkinshaw of Long Pine and Donna Mae Benson of Norfolk, NE along with nieces, nephews and other family members.

Memorials have been suggested to the Long Pine Rural Fire Department in Ruth’s name. To leave and online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Eileen Reifel

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Eileen Reifel, age 86 of Mission, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on January 24th. Funeral service will be held at 11am, Saturday, February 4th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission. Private family inurnment at a later date. 

Holmes-Funeral Home of Valentine will be in charge of the services for Eileen Reifel.

Destiny DeCory

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Destiny DeCory, age 44 of St. Francis, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on January 26th. The wake is on Tuesday through Thursday, January 31- February 2nd at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud, SD. Family Caravan 10am Tuesday from Holmes Funeral Home. Funeral service is on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12:00pm at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud. Cremation will follow. 

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the services for Destiny DeCory.

Howard Heath

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Howard Heath, age 94 of Valentine and formally of Millboro, SD passed away Monday, January 23 at Cherry County Hospital . Visitation with family present to receive friends will be 3-5pm Sunday at Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine. Funeral Service is on Monday, January 30th at 11:00am ath the Valentine Methodist Church with luncheon following. Graveside service is on Monday at 1:30pm at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Survivors include: 2 daughters: Roberta Gehlsen and Vickie Davis.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Ray Fernau

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Memorial Services will be held at a later date for Donald Ray Fernau age 93 of Ainsworth. Donald Fernau passed away Monday, January 23, 2023 at the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Son: Ron Fernau of Pueblo, Colorado. 5 Grandchildren, 8 Great-Grandchildren and 4 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Sister: Doris (Jerry) Voss of Long Pine. Brother-in-Law: Jerry (Shirley) Greenough of Aurora, NE along with nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Adam Bordeaux

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Adam Bordeaux, age 38 of St. Francis, passed away January 14th. Wake service is on Monday, January 23rd at 6:00pm at the Rosebud Community Hall. Funeral is on Tuesday January 24th at 1:00pm at the Rosebud Community Hall. Burial is at Spotted Tail Cemetery in Rosebud. Survivors include: 6 children: Adam, Clifford, Steven, Jacob, Aaliyah, and Terrence. 3 Siblings: Louie Arcoren, Amy & Leesh Arcoren.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lavern 'Labeau' Stewart-Omaha Boy

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Lavern ‘Labeau’ Stewart-Omaha Boy, age 34 of Two Strike, passed away January 14th. The wake for Lavern is on Monday and Tuesday, January 23-24th at 8:00pm at the Two Strik Community Youth Center. The funeral is on Wednesday, January 25th at 2:00pm at the Two Strike Community Youth Center. Burial is at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Fancis. Survivors include: Daughter: Vivianca Running. Father: Roland Daniel Omaha Boy. Siblings: Roleen & Arlene Omaha Boy, Gaylord & Charles Black Spotted Horse and Maria Stewart. 

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Lavern Stewart-Omaha Boy.

Stanley G. Larson

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Funeral services for Stanley G. Larson age 88 of Bassett will be held on Monday, (January 16, 2023) at 2:00pm at the United Methodist Church in Bassett. Burial will follow in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Stanley Larson died Wednesday, (January 11, 2023) at Rock County Hospital Long Term Care in Bassett. Survivors include: Six children: Steven (Tonya) Larson of Bassett, Pam (Frank) Seberger of Newport, Brian (Becky) Larson of Ault, CO. Laurie (John) Schlaman of Batavia, IL, Deb (Mike) Ruhrdanz of Lincoln, NE, and Dawn (Dana) Johnston of Highlands Ranch, CO. 14 GC and 16GGC. Sister: Dorothy Kuxhausen of Mitchell, SD. Brother-in-Law: Marvin Bussinger of Scottsbluff, NE along with nieces, nephews, and other family members. Visitations for Stanley Larson will be held on Sunday (January 15, 2023) from 5 to 7pm at the Bassett United Methodist Church and continue on Monday at the Methodist Church from noon until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Rock County Senior Center in his name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com.

Katherine Williams

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Katherine Williams, age 41, passed away January 4, 2023. Wake services are 7:00pm nightly, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 17 and 18 at the He Dog Community Building. The funeral is on Thursday, January 19th at 2:00pm at the He Dog Community Building. Burial is at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery in Parmelee, SD. Survivors include: Mother Martina Roubideaux. Sister: Lori Smith. Brothers: Lee Afraid of Eagle, Wilbur Smith Jr., Kenneth Cook and Jimmy and Johnson TeJohn. 

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Katherine Williams. 

Laun Eagleman

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Laun Eagleman, age 24 of Rapid City, passed away December 30th. Graveside service will be held at 2pm Tuesday, January 17th at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Francis. Survivors include her mother Gina McCloskey. 

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Laun Eagleman.

Bob Michael "Fuzzy" Stillwell

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Former Valentine area resident Bob Michael “Fuzzy” Stillwell, 71 of Brady passed away January 7, 2023 at Great Plains Health. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00am Thursday, January 12, 2023 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. He will be laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery near Valentine, there will also be visitation 4:00-6:00pm MT Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nenzel, NE, with a Christian Wake Service to follow at 6:00pm MT. He is survived by: Wife- Lynell. Daughters- Amanda Vinton, Megan McGown. Son- Michael. Sisters- Sherry Kunz, Jean Ormsby, Jane Sandoval, and Joan Parsons.

Adams Swanson funeral home of North Platte will handle the services.

Eleanor F. Schipporeit

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Funeral Service for Eleanor F. Schipporeit age 92 of Ainsworth will be held on Friday, January 13th at 10:00am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth. Burial will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery in Ainsworth. Eleanor died Sunday, January 8th at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Sons: David (Pat) Schipporeit of Norfolk, NE and Lance(Vicki) Schipporeit of Ainsworth. Daughters: Jeanette Schipporeit of Norfolk, NE and Julie (Richard) Smith of Kearney, NE. 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Brother: Dale Hartman of Orange, CA. Along with nieces, nephews, and other family members. Visitations for Eleanor Schipporeit will be on Thursday, January 12th from 5 to 7pm at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth and continue on Friday January 13th one hour prior to the services at the church.

Those attending are asked to wear casual attire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church in Eleanor’s name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com

Don Marshall

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Funeral service for Don Marshall age 91 of Cody will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 11:00am at the the Valentine Methodist Church in Valentine. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 10th at 2:00pm at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Mr. Marshall passed away on January 6th at the Countryside Care Center in Gordon, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Janis of Cody, NE. Sons-Taylor of Cody, NE, James of Arthur, NE, Duane of Oshkosh, NE. Daughter- Holly Fay of Cody, NE. Brother- Dean on Mullen, NE. Sister- Wanda of Huntsville, TX.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements for Don Marshall.

Honor Beauvais

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Honor Beauvais, age 12 of Mission, passed away December 15th. Wake is on Friday, January 6th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission. Funeral Mass is on Saturday, January 7th at 11:00am at the Fr. Paul Hall. Burial is at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Mission.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the services.

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