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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.

Anthony DuBray

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Anthony DuBray, age 54 of Rosebud, SD, passed away recently at his home. The wake is on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 7:00pm at the Clark Hall in Rosebud, SD. There will not be a caravan. Graveside service is on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at the Calvary Episcopal Cemetery, Okreek, SD. Survivors include: Children: Anthony Jr., Selena Provencial-DuBray and Lavina Provencial-BuBray. Sister: Connie Rodriquez and Jenny DuBray.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the services.

Iran Jason Dean Stoneman, Jr., AKA Lurch

Iran Jason Dean Stoneman, Jr., AKA Lurch, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on December 26th. Wake is on Wednesday and Thursday at the Rosebud Community Building. The funeral is on Friday at 2:00pm at the Rosebud Community Building. Survivors include: Mother: Roulene Lance of Winner, Father: Ira Stoneman, Sr. of Sioux Falls, SD, Children: Leilani and Aaron Stoneman of Winner, Siblings: Dustin Rattling Leaf of Rosebud and Monte Rattling Leaf, Shawn Stoneman, Connie Running Horse and Chelsea Lance, all of Winner.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle services for Iran Jason Stoneman.

Morris Johnson

Funeral service for long time Valentine businessman and banker, Morris Johnson is pending currently, at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. 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.

Ruby High Elk- Marshall

Ruby High Elk- Marshall recently passed away. Wake is on Thursday December 29th at 6:00pm at the Parmelee Community Building. The funeral is on Friday, December 20th at the Parmelee Community Building at 2:00pm. Burial is at Holy Innocents Cemetery in Parmelee.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

Wilma Little

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Wilma Little, age 44 of Rosebud, passed away December 7th. Wake service Thursday, December 29th at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud. Funeral is on Friday, December 30th at 2:00pm at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud. Burial is at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Spring Creek, weather/ road permitting. 

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Wilma Little.

Irma-Jean Rose (Jensen) Hamling

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Irma-Jean Rose (Jensen) Hamling, 84, passed away on December 21, 2022 in Rapid City, SD. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home with Vigil starting at 7:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 28th at 10:00 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, followed by burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Rapid City. Irma is survived by: Husband: Ted of 65 years, Children: Cynthia (Jim) of Valentine, NE, Michael of Valentine, NE, Stephen (Dianne) of Valentine, NE, Shawn (Kim), Valentine, NE, and April (Dan) of Rapid City, SD, and 17 Grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Cecelia Quigley

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Cecelia Quigley, age 67 of Mitchell, SD, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on December, 15, 2022. The Wake for Cecilia Quigley is on Thursday, December 29th at the Two Strike Community Building. Caravan at 10am from the Kilgore stateline. The funeral is on Friday, December 30th at the Two Strike Community Building at 2:00pm. Burial at Hollow Horn Bear Sundance Grounds weather permitting or at a later date.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the services.

Corby S. O'Hare

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Memorial Service for Corby S. O’Hare age 74 of Ainsworth will be held on Friday (December 30, 2022) at 4:00pm in Ainsworth United Methodist Church. A private family Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Corby O’Hare died Saturday (December 24, 2022) in the CHI Health Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln. Survivors include: 4 children: JD O’Hare of Homer Glen, IL, Scott O’Hare of York, NE, Patrick O’Hare of Lincoln, NE, and Alyx O’Hare of Omaha, NE, 4 Siblings: Cindy McNally, Doug O’Hare, Becky O’Hare, and Todd O’Hare all of Ainsworth. 

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth will handle the services. 

Kenneth E. "Bub' Jefferis

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A private family service will be held at a later date for Kenneth E. “Bub” Jefferis age 68 of Long Pine. Bub Jefferis passed away Monday (December 20, 2022) at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Suvivors include: 3 brothers: Dewey Jefferis of Ainsworth, Dennis Jefferis of Casper, WY, and Michael Jefferis of Ainsworth.

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

Doug Dillon

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Doug Dillon Sr., age 59 of Mission, passed away at his home on December 17th. The wake for Doug is on Monday and Tuesday, December 26-27th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission beginning at 1:00pm Monday with evening services at 7:00pm nightly. Funeral service is on Wednesday, December 28th at 1:00pm at the Bishop Harold Jones Building, Mission. Burial is at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Mission.

Galen Sherman

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Memorial service for Galen Sherman, age 69 of Valentine is on on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 2:00pm at the Cherry County Fair Grounds. No visitation will be held. Galen passed away on December 16, 2022. Survivors include: Wife: Jane of Valentine, Daughters: Melinda Weller of Springview, NE, Loretta Stumpff of Imperial, NE, Amanda Hasse of Ashland, NE, and 5 sisters.

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

Tim Assman

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Tim Assman (oz-muhn), age 38 of Mission, passed away at his home Saturday December 17th.He is the son of Dave and Diana Assman. Visitation is on Thursday December 29th from 5-7pm at the Methodist Church in Valentine with a prayer service beginning at 5:30. Funeral is on Friday December 30th at 11:00am at the Methodist Church in Valentine. Burial at the family ranch will be held at a later date.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

Dale Morgan

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Funeral service for Dale Morgan age 78 of Valentine, NE is on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 10:30am at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation is on Sunday, December 18th at 3:00pm at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Mr. Morgan passed away on December 13th at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Survivors include: Brother: Clarence of Buffalo, WY, Sister-in-laws: Doris Morgan of Valentine, Della Morgan of Oklahoma City, OK, Brother-in-law: Leo Linabery of Valentine.

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

Daniel H. Bennett

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Daniel H. Bennett age 89 of Ainsworth, passed away on Sunday December 11th, 2022 in the Cottonwood Villa in Ainsworth. A private family inurnment will be held in the Rose Hill Cemetery northeast of Rose at a later date. Survivors include: 5 children: Danny Bennett of Ainsworth, David Bennett of Chicago, IL, Larry Bennett of St. Louis, MO, Lori Bennett of Prescott, AZ, and Veloris Juneman of Branson, MO.

For those wishing to send memorials, they have been suggested to the family in his name.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth A. Falk

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Memorial service for Kenneth A. Falk age 85 of Ainsworth is on Saturday (December 17th, 2022) at 2:00pm in the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Inurnment will occur at a later date in the Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery in Murdock, Minnesota. Ken Falk died Saturday (December 10th, 2022) at CHI Health Bergan Mercy in Omaha. Survivors include: Wife: Nancy Falk of Ainsworth, Daughter: Debbie Walters of Chicago, IL, 2 Step children: Sherri Hiser of Shenandoah, IA, Brad Jones of Wichita, KS, Sister: Jeanne Johnson of Alamogordo, NM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family in Ken’s name for a future designation. Hoch Funeral Home will handle services for Kenneth Falk.

Craig W. Lambley

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Memorial Service for Craig W. Lambley age 63 of Akron, CO is on Saturday (December 10, 2022) at 1:00pm in the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth, NE. Inurnment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine, NE. Craig Lambley died Sunday (December 4, 2022) at Sterling, CO from injuries sustained in a hunting accident. Survivors include: Wife: Sandy of Akron, Children: Brigham Lambley of Vancouver, WA, Stacey Aldag of Norfolk, NE, and Kim Preston of Bethany, OK, Sisters: Carol Huffman of Rohnert Park, CA, Catherine Scott of Heath, TX, and Connie Jacobsen of Grand Island, NE.

In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be made to your local FFA Chapter in memory of Craig. 

Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth will handle services for Craig Lambley.

Kathleen Miles

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Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen Miles, age 94 of Thedford, NE, is on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:00 am CT at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mullen. Burial will follow at the Hill Crest Cemetery in Thedford. Kathleen Miles passed away on Wednesday, December 7th in Callaway, NE. Survivors include: Daughters- Marian Nutter of Thedford, NE and Colleen Robb of Ashland, NE. Son- Matt Miles of Brownlee, NE.

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

David Delgarito

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David Delgarito, age 70 of Winner, SD, passed away at Sanford USD Medical Center on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Funeral is at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 10th at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. A meal will follow. Final Services and Burial are wscheduled for Wednesday, December 14th in Grants, New Mexico. Survivors include: Daughters- Serilyn Delgarito of Mission, SD and Rochelle Osborne of Valentine, NE. Brother- Samson Delgarito. Sister- Loretta Delgarito.

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

Milford "Sparkie" Leighton

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Milford “Sparkie” Leighton, age 77 of Rosebud, SD, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 4, 2022. Funeral is at 11:00 am on Friday, December 9th at the Ring Thunder  Community Building. Burial is ar Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Mission, SD.Ssurvivors include: Children- Sheila, Crystal, Marlene and Leslie Leighton. Sister- Gayla Storhaug.

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

Ronald Scranton

Ronald Scranton, former longtime resident of Valentine, NE, passed away Monday, December 5, 2022 in Rapid City, SD. Survivors include: Son- Steve Scranton of Sidney, NE. Daughters- Josi of Norfolk, AR amd Jeri of Dayton, OH.A Memorial Servce for both Ron and his wife Alice is planned for next spring.

Frances Schubert

Frances Schubert passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022 iini Bella Vist, AR. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Survivors include: Hosband- Rex  Schubert. Childre- Kim, Pam, Ron and Randall.

Jim Shamis

Jim Shasmis of Lakewood, CO, formerly of Valentine, NE, is survived by his wif3: Kay Shamis. Sons- Chris and Mark. Funeral arrangements are pending..

Brian Snyder

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Funeral Services for Brian Snyder, age 47 of Burke, SD, are on Friday, Decemmber 2, 2022 at 10:00 am at Civic Center in Burke, SD. Burial is in Mount Hope Cememtery in Valentine, NE at 1:30 pm.. There will be a visitation  from 5-7 pm at the Civic Center in Burke.

Alvin "Lonnie" Stone, Sr.

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Alvin “Lonnie” Stone, Sr., age 66 of Parmelee, SD, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022. Funeral is on Saturday, December 3rd at the Rosebud Lutheran Church. Meal served at Noon, followed by funeral at 1:00 pm. Burial at Epiphany Cemetery at Old He Dog, SD. Survivors include: Children- Jerry Stone, Sr., Marion Randall and Alvin Stone, Jr. Siblings- Beverly Medicine Blanket, Sandra Little Dog & Joe Stone.

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

Helen A. Sherman

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Funeral Services for Helen A. Sherman, age 94 of Ainsworth, NE, are on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 1:30 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth. Burial to follow in the East Woodlawn Cemetery near Johnstown. Helen Sherman passed away Monday, November 28th in the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Son- David Sherman of Johnstown, NE. Daughters- Dorothy Mook of Ainsworth, NE, Betty Johnson of Rose, NE, Mary Jo McCall of Johnstown, NE and Donna K. Jones of Meadville, NE. 

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

Raymond Wright, Sr.

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Raymond Wright, Sr., age 53 of Mission, SD, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Rosebud Hospital. Graveside Service is 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 29th at the Wright Ranch Cemetery, 2.5 miles east of the Hwy 83/Prairie Hills Junction south of Mission. Survivors include: Daughter- Rayma Trujillo. Sons- Kenneth “Sonny” Wright and Raymond “Bug” Wright, Jr. Siblings- Larry Wright, Amy Whiting, Patricia Wright, Kenneth “Bunz” Wright, Frank Wright, Llewelyn “Dubby” Wright, Lavonna White and Darren Wright.

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

Robert G. Buckles

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A Graveside Service for Robert G. Buckles, age 71 of Ainsworth, NE, is on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the Ainsworth Cemetery. A celebration of Life Cruise Night, Food Event and Firewoks will be held on the 4th of July of 2023 in memory of Bob. Bub Buckles passed away Wednesday, November 23rd at the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Wife- Cindy Buckles of Ainsworth, Ne. Children- Angie Von Heeder of Ainsworth, NE a nd Tony Buckles of Ainsworth, Ne.

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

Major (Ret.) Claude L. Reyman

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Funeral Service for Major (Ret.) Claude L. Reyman, age 88 of Lincoln, NE, is on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Ainsworth United Methodist Church in Ainsworth, NE. Burial with Military Honors to follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake, NE. Claude Reyman passed away Saturday, November 19th at the Country Home Residence Assisted Living in Lincoln. Survivors include: Daughter- Lynda Granfield of St. Petersburg, FL. Brother- Bruce Reyman of Ainsworth, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Franklin Makes Room For Them, Jr.,

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Franklin Makes Room For Them, Jr., age 57, passed away recently in Rapid City SD. Funeral is on Saturday, November 26th at 1:00pm at the Spring Creek Community Building. Private Inurnment is at a later date. Survivors include: Wife: Markisha Makes Room For Them, Children: Quannalin, Mato, Christopher, Gladys, Wanbli, Umpo, Lowan, Cega, and Skuyawin Makes Room For Them, Stepsons: Julyias, Brandon, Braylen, and Brandson Eagle Thunder, Sister: Twila Makes Room For Them.

Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine will handle the services. 

Willard Runs Above

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Willard Runs Above, age 68, passed away recently in Mesilla NM. Funeral service is on Friday, November 25th at 1:00pm at the St. Francis Community Building. Burial is at the See Red Family Cemetery, St. Francis. Survivors include: Life Partner: Jill Kennon, Sisters: Inez Scott and Rebecca Runs Above, Brothers: Bruce Eagleman, Roland Omaha Boy, Michael Haukaas and Marvin Runs Above, Jr..

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

Diana Flood

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Diana Flood, age 86, passed away recently in Winner, SD. Funeral is at 12 Noon on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Okreek Community Building.  Burial at Calvary Episcopal Cemetery at Okreek, SD

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

Jane Mundorf Howell

Former Wood Lake and Valentine, NE area resident Jane Mundorf Howell passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022 in Loveland, CO. Services are pending for Jane Howell at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd at the Wood Lake Union Church. Fellowship to follow in the parish hall.. Survivors include: Husband- Bill Howell of Colorado. Children- Blake and Rachel both of Colorado. Siblings- Julie Dewing of Valentine, NE, Joe Mundorf of Valentine, NE and Jill Burge of Ft. Collins, CO.

Wilfred Charles "Wolfman" Boneshirt

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Wilfred Charles :Wolfman” Boneshirt, age 61, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral is at 11:00 am on Friday, November 18, 2022 at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud, SD. Burial at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Francis, SD.

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

Kathryn Ann Kurzenberger

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Kathryn Ann Kurzenberger, age 84 of Springview, passed away Wednesday, November 2nd. Funeral is on Monday, November 7th at 11:00am at New Hope Community Church in Springview, NE. Burial is at Mount Hope Cemetery in Springview. Survivors include: Brother: Bill (Ellen) Kurzenberger of Bassett, NE  Sister: Greta (Ken) Swanson of Central City, NE

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

Terri Smith

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Terri Smith, age 45 of Parmelee, passed away at Rosebud Hospital on October 29th. The funeral service is on Saturday, November 5th at 2:00pm at the Blue Hall in Parmelee. Burial is at Holy Innocents Cemetery in Parmelee. Survivors include Children: Sydney Smith, Lucas Bacon, Levi Smith  Sister: Gayla Smith  Brother: Clarence Smith.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold 'String' Medearis

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Harold ‘String’ Medearis, age 67 of Mission, SD, passed away October 27th in Rapid City, SD. The funeral service is on Friday, November 4th at 11am at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Garden Cemetery, west of Wood, SD.

Daleon Daniel Daeton Guerue

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Daleon Daniel Daeton Guerue, newborn infant son of Jordan Guerue, passed away at Cherry County Hospital in Valentine on November 6th. Funeral is on Friday, November 11th at the Carpenter Shop. Burial will be at Holy Innocents Cemetery, Parmelee, SD.

Holmes-Funeral Home of Valentine will handle services.

Marlon Oliver, Sr.

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Marlon Oliver, Sr. age 67 of Rosebud, passed away November 6th at Rosebud Hospital. Funeral services are on Saturday, November 12th at 2:00pm at the Veteran’s Building in Rosebud. Burial to follow at Grace Chapel Cemetery in Soldier Creek. Survivors include: wife: Bernadette Oliver, Children: Eric, Marlon Jr., Dustin, Dusti Rose and Gaylene Oliver and Shannon Broken Leg, Sister: Carlene Oliver.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Letha Kalend/Osburn,

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Letha Kalenda/Osburn, age 85 of Winner, SD, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at the Butte Senior Living Center in Butte, SD. Funeral Services are on Thursday, November 3rd at 2:00 pm at the Winner United Methodist Church in Winner. Burial to follow in the Colome City Cemetery.

Ward Gregory Felton, Jr.

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A Memorial Service for Ward Gregory Felton, Jr., age 79 of Ainsworth, NE, is on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Evangelical Free Church near Ainsworth. A Private inurnmewnt will be held at a later date in the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport, NE. Greg Felton passed away Friday, October 28th at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Joan of Ainsworth, NE. Children- Shelly Davis of Lincoln, NE, Lisa Shreve of Stanton, NE, Suzy Wentworth of Springview, NE and Rod Felton of Grnad Island, NE.

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Phyllis War Bonnet Wright

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Phyllis War Bonnet Wright, age 65 of Rapid City, SD, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022 in Rapid City. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 29th at Upper Cut Meat Comunity Hall. Burial at White Horse Cemetery at Upper Cut Meat, SD. Survivors include: Children- Nicholas, Heather, Travis, Latoya and Chet War Bonnet. Siblings- Glen, Fred and Daniel War Bonnet.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Dr. Webster Two Hawk, Sr.

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The Rev. Dr. Webster Two Hawk, Sr., age 92, passed away at his home in Pierre, SD on October 12, 2022. Funeral is at 11:00 am on Friday, October 28th at the SGU Multipurpose Building in Mission, SD. Burial at St. James Episcopal Cemetery at Horse Creek Community, SD.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kevin Reece

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Kevin Reece, age 57 of Valentine, NE, passed away at his ranch home on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Survivors include: Wife- Jenny Reece of Overton, NE. Children- Jordan Garvin of Denver, CO, Kaitlin Reece of Stanton, NE and Kooper Reece of Valentine, NE. Parents- Bud and Judy Reece of Valentine, NE. Sister- Janet Thomsen of St. Paul, NE.

Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Chad Lurz

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Memorial Service for Chad Lurz, age 55of Ainsworth, NE, are pending at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines i Valentine, NE. Chad Lurz passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022 in Omaha, NE. survivors include: Sister- Laura Cordes of Hettinger, ND. Brothers- James Lurz of St. Paul, NE and Mike Lurz of Ainsworth, NE.

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

James Ray Sheets

James Ray Sheets of Valentine, NE passed away at home on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Per his wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial services. Survivors include: Sister- Marilyn Ohlmann of Valentine, NE and many nieces and nephews.

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

Helen Scott

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Helen Scott, age 58 of Mission, SD, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on Monday, October 10, 2022. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Friday, October 14th at the Bishop Harold Jones Building in Mission. Burial is at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Mission. Survivors include: Children- Boe Swalley, Thomas Marshall and Shauna Marshall. Siblings- Larry Wright, Amy Whiting, Patti Friend, Kenneth Wright, Jr., Janet Moran, Cyril Scott, Jr. and Deb Esker.

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

Lyle Swallow

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Lyle Swallow, age 63 of Rosebud, SD, passed away Friday, October 7, 2022. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Friday, October 14th at St. Bridget’s Church in Rosebud. Burial at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Francis, SD. Survivors include: Wife- Jennifer Swallow. Children- Melissa, Sheena, Amber Brigitte, Sarah, Kenneth and Mariah. Siblings- Howard Bad Hand, Marvin Swallow, Leo and Carol Chasing in Timber and Janelle N. Price.

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

Michael Lee Moody

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Michael Lee Moody, age 59 of Purdum, NE, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022 near Halsey, NE after succumbing to a medical emergency while in the line of duty fighting fire. Services are on Friday, October 7th at 2:00 pm in Dunning at the Sandhills High School. Survivors include: Wife- Cheryl Moody. Daughter- Hollie Moody, Son Jack Moody. Stepsons- Jeff Pflaster and Jared Pflaster. Mother Sherry Mulligan. Sister Pam Moody.

Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Anthony Barrera

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Anthony Barrera, age 74 of White River, SD, passed away in Sioux Falls, SD on September 29, 2022. Funeral Mass is at 11:00 am, Saturday October 8th at Sacred Heart Hall in White River. Burial is at White River Cemetery.

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

 

Brad Hunger

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Brad Hunger, age 60 of Mission, SD, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Funeral Service is at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 4th at Fr. Paul Hall in Mission. Meal to immediately follow. Burial is at 2:30 pm ot Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine, NE. Survivors include: Sons- Carl Hunger of Corn Creek, SD and Calvin Hunger of Mission, SD. Daughter- Shelby Hunger of Georgetown, KY. Sisters- Sandra Hunger Hendley of Taylor, TX, Sonja Lurz of Crookston, NE and Tami Hunger of Surprise, AZ. Brother- Daniel Hunger of Angleton, TX.

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

 

Shana Menard

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Shana Menard, age 26, passed away in La Crosse, WI, on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Funeral Service is at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 6th at the Antelope Community Building in Mission, SD. Burial at Holy Family Cemetery in North Antelope, SD. Survivors include: Children- Connor, Kimimila & Aktavia Menard. Parents- Sharon Brandis & Edward Menard. Brother- Chase MEnard. Sister- Codi Menard.

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

 

Marilyn Robertson

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Funeral Service for Marilyn Robertson, age 87 of Valentine, NE, is on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Churchin Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Marilyn Robertson passed away on Wednesday, September 28th at the Rock County Long Term Care i Bassett, NE. Srvivors include: Son- Scott Cornish of Crookston, NE.  Daughter- Linda Jesperson of Crookston, NE. Sister- Yvonne Green of Valentine, NE.

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

 

Larry L. Hespe

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A Private Family Service for Larry L. Hespe, age 77 of Springview, NE, will be held at a later date. Larry Hespe passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at his residence in Springview. Survivors include: Wife- Dixie Hespe of Springview, NE. Sons- Lance Hespe of Springview, NE, Luke Hespe of Kansas City, KS, Morgan Hespe of Hull, IA and Marshall Hespe of Bird City, KS. Stepson- Darin  Sherman of Liberty, MO. Brothers-Dennis Hespe of Spencer, NE, David Hespe of Naper, NE, Roger Hespe of Newcastle, WY and Daniel Hespe of Burton, NE. Sisters- Donna Basgall of Salina, KS, Loretta Hespe of Webster City, IA and Mavis Schuman of Salina, KS.

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

 

John C. "Jack" Callaway

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A Celebration of Life Gathering for John C. “Jack” Calloway, age 79 of Ainsworth, NE, is on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 1 – 4 pm in the Connection building in Ainsworth. A private inurnment to be at alater time. Jack Callaway passed away Saturday, September 17th in the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. Survivors include: Wife- Sue of Ainsworth, NE. Chidlren- James Callaway of Canada, Melissa Callaway of New York and Travis Callaway of Winner, SD. Siblings- Phyllis Jean Calkins of LA, Joan Jackson of CO, Con Callaway of Phoenix, AZ and Jodie Denny of Wood, SD.

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

 

Navonne U. S. Haake

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Funeral Service for Navonne U. S. Haake, age 85 of Ainsworth, NE, is on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 10:30 am at Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth.  A Graveside Committal Service will follow a church luncheon at 2:30 pm in the Clearwater Cemetery near Clearwater, NE. Mavonne Haake passed away Tuesday, September 20th at Rock County Hospital Long Term Care in Bassett. Survivors include: Children- Crystal Allen of Ainsworth, NE, Craig Haake of Gothenburg, NE and Caren Fernau of Ainsworth, NE. Siblings- Carol Haake of Clearwater, NE, Gaylene Bartak of North Platte, NE and Kirk Knapp of Clearwater, NE. 

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

 

James and Gladyce (Thornton) Lurz

Memorial Service for James and Gladyce (Thornton) Lurz of Ainsworth, NE is on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Valentine, NE. Inurnment to be at a later date at Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine. Survivors include: Daughter- Laura Cordes of Hattinger, ND. Sons- James Lurz, Jr. of St. Paul, NE, Chad Lurz of St. Paul, NE and Mike Lurz of Ainsworth, NE. Brothers- Henry Lurz and Larry Thornton. Sister- Virginia Lower.

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

 

Ivan Stewart

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Ivan Stewart, age 93 of Valentine, NE, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Rock County Hospital in Bassett, NE. Memorial Serviceis at 2:30 pm on Saturday, September 24th at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Inurnment at a later date. Survivors include: Wife- Lois Stewart of Valentine, NE. Children- Jerilyn Colburn of Valentine, NE, Jim Stewart of Lincoln, NE and Judy Aspen of Hastings, NE. Brother- Zeke Stewart of Fullerton, NE.

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

 

Ruth C. Goodrich

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Memorial Services will be held at a later date for Ruth C. Goodrich, age 78 of Long Pine, NE. Ruth Goodrich,passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, NE. Survivors include: Husband- Mick Goodrich of Long Pine, NE. Children- Susan Brown of Long Pine, NE, Mark Goodrich of Austin, TX and Patricia Weber of Purdum, Ne.

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

 

Bob Johnston, Jr.

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Bob Johnston, Jr. age 75 of Cody, Ne, passed away at Cherry County Hospital on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Memorial Services are at 1:00 pm MT on Thursday, September 22nd at the Dawes County Fairgrounds in  Chadron, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Terri Albert Johnston of Cody, NE.. Daughters- Nakol Orler of Pratt, KS, Tonya McDougald of Magnolia, TX and Dawn Martin of West Monroe, IA. 2 Stepdaughters- Jennifer Prewitt and Janelle Albert.

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

 

Aynsley C. Haller

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A Graveside Memorial Service for Aynsley C. Haller, age 87 of Bassett, NE, is on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 10:30 am in the Bassett Memorial Park  Cemetery. Aynsley Haller passed away August 22nd  in his home at Bassett. Survivors include: Daughter- Jenny Annibale of Fairfax, VA.

Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is assisting with the arrangements.

 

John Fisher

Longtime Valentine, NE businessman and pharmacist John Fisher passed away September 4, 2022 in Edinburg, TX. No immediate services are scheduled, however a Spring service is being planned in Valentine to take place at the Presbyterian Church. John Fischer started the Clinic Pharmacy along with his father in 1956 and operated the business until its sale about 40 years later.

 

Darwin Grooms

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Funeral Service for Darwin Grooms, age 79 of Bassett, NE, is on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 11:00 am at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Burial to follow at the Sparks Cemetery, Sparks, NE. Darwin Grooms passed away on Wednesday, August 31st in Kearney, NE. Survivors include: Wife- Gloria of Bassett, NE. Duaghters- Loretta Grooms of Kearney, NE and Julie Cooper of Australia. Sisters- Joyce Cook of Rapid City, SD, Sandra Johnson of Douglas, WY and Nancy Bohman of North Platte, NE.

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

 

Patty Ann Brown

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Memorial Service for Patty Ann Brown, age 78, of Valentine, NE  is at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2022  at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Patty Brown passed away on Wednesday, August 31st at her home in Valentine. Inurnment is at a later date. Survivors include: Daughter- Penny Kozal of Kearney, NE. Son- Gary Garner of Lincoln, Ne. Brother- John Kolessa of Valentine, NE.

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

 

Gretchen C. Swinney

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Funeral Service for Gretchen C. Swinney, age 68 of Bassett, NE, is on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the Emmanuel Community Church at Bassett. Burial to follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery northeast of Rose, NE., Gretchen Swinney passed away on Monday, August 29th in the Methodist Church in Omaha, NE. Survivors include: Mother- Leona Swinney of Rose, NE.

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

 

 

Jerry Kerr

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Funeral service for local Valentine businessman, Jerry Kerr, age 81 is on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 10:00am at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mr. Kerr passed away on August 27 in Lincoln NE. Survivors include: Wife-JoAnn of Valentine and Daughter- Bobbie Kunzman of Sioux Falls, SD

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

 

 

Wendy (Zirnig) Lowder

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Funeral Mass for Wendy (Zirnig) Lowder, age 45 of Valentine, NE, is on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery at a later date. Wendy Lowder passed away Sunday, August 21st in Valentine. Survivors include: Husband- James Lowder of Valentine, NE. Parents- Joe and Margy Zirnig of Sparks, NE.

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

 

Donna L. Keim

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Donna L. Keim of Ainsworth passed away on August 19, 2022 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth at the age of 90. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Survivors include daughter: Jo Swanson and husband, Jeff of Bassett, 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, sister: Mary Dana of Twin Falls, ID along with other family members.

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

Hoch Funeral Home will handle the services.

 

 

Erika Christene Cox

Erika Christene Cox of Mullen passed away on August 14, 2022, at her home in Mullen. A Memorial Service will be held in Mullen on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 10:00 am MT at the St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church with Inurnment at Cedar View Cemetery. After the Inurnment a Celebration of Life will be held in North Platte, NE at the Kay Tarr home from 4:00 pm CT. She is survived by her sister Judith Brown of Seneca her sister Kay Tarr of North Platte, She is also survived by her brother A. B. Cox of Calf Creek Ranch, Mullen.

Govier Borthers Mortuary will handle the services for Erika Cox.

 

Zelda M. Moore

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Funeral service for Zelda M. Moore age 82 of Ainsworth is on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 10:00 at the Church of Nazarene in Ainsworth. Burial is to follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Zelda Moore passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Rock County Hospital Long Term Care in Bassett. Survivors include: Daughters: Charlotte (Greg) Wales and Sherry (Rick) Buoy all of Ainsworth, Sister: Mary Keim of Bassett, 4 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren, Sisters-in-law: Sheila Yenglin of Fort Collins, CO and Darlene Reilly of Valentine, along with nieces and nephews and other family members. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care Facility or to the Church of Nazarene in her name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.hochfuneralhome.com

Hoch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Ardith Mardell (Hale/Bauer) Morton

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Ardith Mardell (Hale/Bauer) Morton passed away May 10,2022, in her home in Cheney, WA at the age of 95. Ardith’s celebration is at the Eli Church at 2:00pm MT on August 23, 2022, in Eli NE. The graveside service is at Connelly Flats south of Eli, NE after the service. Ardith is survived by her children Michael Bauer of Yakima, Lynda Matz of Cheney WA, Nola Prevost of Vancouver, WA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for Connelly Flats Cemetery upkeep, can be sent to Lorraine Eatherton, P.O. Box 905, Atkinson, NE 68713.

 

Alan G. Green

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Alan G. Green age 83 of Valentine, NE and formerly of White River, SD passed away on July 2, 2022 at the Winner Regional Hospital in Winner, SD. The memorial service for Mr. Green is on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 11:00am at the White River Community Event Center in White River. Inurnment is to follow at the White River Cemetery. Survivors include Wife- Sandy Green, Son- Bill Green, Daughter- Tess Canet.

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

 

Gregg Earl Harris

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Gregg Earl Harris, age 67, passed away on August 3, 2022, in Watonga, OK. A graveside memorial service will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery at 10:30 am on Monday, August 29th. Survivors include Brothers: Douglas Blaine(Marge) Harris of Lincoln, NE, Mike (Mary) McCrary of Valentine , Sister: Kim McCrary (Perry) Shaul of Valentine, Daughters: Amy (Todd) Phillips of Stroud, OK and Michele(Don) Detrick of Moore, OK, Grandchildren: Cody Belger, Savannah (Brennan)Fanning, and great grandson Palmer.  He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews and relatives in the Valentine area

Wilkinson Mortuary of Watonga, OK will be taking care of the arrangements

 

Walt Carstens

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Funeral Service for Walt Carstens, age 75 of Crookston, NE, is on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 11:00 am at Zion Lutheran Church in Valentine, NE. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Walt Carstens passed away Monday, August 2nd at his home in Crookston. Survivors include: Daughter- Tammy Watson of Kearney, NE. Son- Kenny Carstens of Crookston, NE., Brother- Marvin Carstens of Sioux Falls, SD. Sister- Katherine Hobden of Colorado.

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

 

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