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Marylyn Ohlmann

Oct 02, 1936 - Nov 07, 2023

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Valentine, NE

Survivors include: Daughter Garnet Starr Son Terrance Ohlmann Son Todd Ohlmann Daughter Sherry Voigt

Obituary Source:https://www.holmesfh.com/book-of-memories/5320781/Ohlmann-Marylyn/service-details.php

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Barbara Florence (Hahn) Colburn

Mar 19, 1934 - Feb 02, 2024

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Valentine, NE

Barbara Florence (Hahn) Colburn was born on March 19, 1934 to Florence Emma and Otis DeWit Hahn. Barb was born in her family's place north of Valentine. She peacefully passed away on February 2, 2024 in her own home. Barb was born premature and she could fit in a shoe box. Her parents would open the oven door and set her on it to warm her up. She attended school at Harmony District 12 from Kindergarten to 8th grade and then attended high school at Valentine High School. Barb worked while in high school to help pay for her room and board. On August 31, 1952, Barb married the love of her life, Don Colburn. Don and Barb were blessed with four children. Barb worked many jobs in her time, some of which included: Sewing Hides, the dental office, delivering newspapers, wrapping meat at the Valentine Locker and her favorite, her thrift store (Heart City Treasures). She also sold Watkins, Tupperware and Avon for many years. Barb was very involved in her community and a part of many different organizations. She loved gardening and baking and taught many lessons to her kids, grandkids and great grandkids about sewing, baking, cooking and gardening. Barb's all-time favorite activity was buying new things. Whether it was new products off QVC or giving a new life to items from a garage sale, she loved giving gifts. Barb was always giving $2 bills and other various items. She also loved to be around people and could tell stories for hours, but she might have had to stop to grab a Coke in the middle of her stories. Barb will be missed by many, but the lessons she has taught and the memories she has made with people will last forever. Barb is survived by her husband Don Colburn; children Ken (Deb), Bill (Kim), Dianna (Loren) Hollers, and Dan (Jerilyn); as well as many grandchildren: Trent (Laree), Kendra (Tom), Lindsey (Jason), Lane (Megan), Chelsey (Andy), Saul, Levi (Liz), Angel (Ross), Elisha (David), Brittney (Tyler), Sarah, Danielle (Kurt), and Jade (Ryan). Barb also had 31 great grandchildren: Kord, Cooper, Riata, Taylor, Lyndi, Garrett, Owen, Kaylee, Kassie, Jenna, Stella, Jude, Maddie, Miles, Charlie, Eden, Lucas, Basil, Frannie, Ezra, Grace, Caleb, Sara, James, Samuel, Jazzy, Dawson, Kase, Kade, River, and Bear as well as many nieces and nephews. Barb is also survived by her precious cat, Kit-Kat (Damn Cat). Barb was preceded in death by her parents, brothers (Clayton, Bill, Cotton and Johnny Hahn), an infant sister, grandson (Rocky Jo Colburn) and daughter-in-law (Kathy Colburn). Prayer service was held at 2pm Monday, February 5, 2024 at Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine with burial following at Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine.

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Jean Lanz

May 04, 1949 - Nov 11, 2023

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Valentine, NE

Jean Elizabeth Lanz, age 74, passed away November11, 2023 in Pierre, SD due to complications as a result of a stroke. Jean was born May 4, 1949 to Arlan and Melba (Lumsden) Boysen in Huron, SD. The family then moved to Murdo, SD where Jean grew up. Jean attended school in Murdo and graduated high school in 1967. Jean then attended the National School of Business in Rapid City, SD. Jean then moved to Pierre, SD where she was employed with the State of South Dakota. Jean met her husband, Rodney Lanz in Pierre and they were married in Watertown SD and started their life together in Pierre SD. Their daughter Alecia was born while they were in Pierre. In September 1977, they moved to the family ranch near St. Francis SD due to the health problems of Rodney's father. Their son Brian was born in Valentine NE. Jean was employed with Duckwall Alco and Cherry County Clinic and later with Horizon Health Care in Winner SD. In October 2020, Jean moved to Murdo SD to care of her mother until Jean suffered a stroke. Jean leaves behind her husband Rodney Lanz of St. Francs SD; daughter Alecia Lanz of Valentine NE; son Brian Lanz of Scotland SD; mother Melba Boysen and brother Raymond Boysen of Rapid City SD. Preceding Jean's death was her father Arlan Boysen; grandparents Hugo and Elizabeth (Cox) Boysen; father-in-law and mother-in-law Albert and Mildred (Dobesh) Lanz. Jeans wishes to be cremated with no funeral services will be respected by the family. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring of 2024. A private family inurnment will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine NE.

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Marylyn Ohlmann

Oct 02, 1936 - Nov 07, 2023

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Valentine, NE

Survivors include: Daughter Garnet Starr Son Terrance Ohlmann Son Todd Ohlmann Daughter Sherry Voigt

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Carol Clifford

Nov 09, 1943 - Nov 02, 2023

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Valentine, NE

Mom; you were the purest example of what it means to give endless, UNCONDITIONAL love. Carol Lorraine Clifford (Davenport) was a beautiful person inside and out. Many would say the strongest woman that they've ever known. Carol modeled for clothing brands in Denver, Colorado, from her late teens to early adulthood. She had an adventurous life and traveled the world. Carol would meet her first husband, Calvin Iron Shell, Sr. , and together they were blessed with 5 children (George, Jacqueline, Calvin Jr. , Sue Ann, and Rosalie). They traveled and enjoyed life as Calvin coached the St. Francis Warriors in the 70's. Carol and Calvin divorced and remained the best of friends up until his passing. Carol married her 2nd husband, Benjamin Clifford Jr, and they were married until his passing in 2013. Carol and Ben had 3 stepchildren (Benny, Helen, and Moon) they helped raise together. Carol was a nurse for several years and was a licensed beautician. She loved caring for and helping people; it came naturally to her. She and Ben lived in Sioux City, Iowa, for several years until retirement and then settled back home in White River, SD. Carol helped raise several of her grand-children. Her door was always open for anyone who needed help; day or night. Carol had the biggest heart and unconditional love for her family, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mom loved to listen to music and dance; she was so full of life. Her nickname was "lil bit" given to her by her Iron Shell family. She was only 4ft 11, but everyone knew not to mess with her. She was a phenomenal cook and made the best fried chicken you would ever eat. She loved to watch scary movies and boxing, screaming, laughing and having a good time with her children and grandchildren. Mom faced all of her health challenges with such grace and with her head held high through it all. She was so, so strong. This is how we will remember her and celebrate her, as being the most loving and strongest mother and grandma. She always said to us, "Don't cry for me, when I'm gone, I'm gone. Adios, see ya later". We find peace knowing she is reunited with her babygirl "Suzy Q", and all the relatives that are welcoming her with open arms. Mom, you can walk and dance again! You will be forever missed. You left us with so, so many beautiful memories and lessons and inspiring words, that we will cherish and that is what will carry all of us until we can hug and see you again!! Toksa Ake Mother!! We love you!! Carol is survived by son George Iron Shell & Joann White Buffalo, daughter Jacqueline Iron Shell, son Calvin & Anna Iron Shell, and daughter Rosalie & Dubbz Berridge; stepson Charles Iron Shell III, stepdaughter Teresa Iron Shell, stepson Calvin Iron Shell III, stepson Benjamin Clifford III, stepdaughter Helen Clifford and stepdaughter Moon Clifford; sister Katherine Smalley, brother Richard & Mary Davenport and sister Marilyn Davenport; and stepsister Sue Armbruster; 26 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great-Great Grandson whom she loved dearly. She was preceded by her mother Marcella Velstrom Davenport; father Bud Davenport; husband Calvin Iron Shell, Sr; husband Benjamin Clifford; daughter SueAnne Iron Shell; grandson Noah Iron Shell; sister Doreen Davenport, brother Jim Davenport, sister Debbie Davenport, sister Judy Davenport, brother Bill Davenport and sister Linda Davenport.

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Clyde Brewer

Sep 18, 1936 - Oct 19, 2023

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Valentine, NE

Clyde Eldon Brewer was born at home on the Nell Emery allotment on September 18, 1936, in Bennett Co, SD to Clayton and Myrtle (Drake) Brewer. He was the youngest of six children: Gayle, Ralph, Ross, LaVaun, Ray, and Lee. He attended school through 8th grade in Harrington, SD. Upon leaving home, Clyde spent time working in Arizona at Lizzard Acres Feedlot. Clyde joined the Army in 1958 and was stationed at Ft. Leonardwood, MO for six months where he was involved in combat engineering. He then transferred to the National Guard where he was a heavy equipment operator to complete his duty. His National Guard assignments were spent in Thermopolis, WY and Philip, SD. While on assignments in Wyoming he drilled for uranium in Gas Hills and also spent time cowboying with his brother Ross. As part of his duty in South Dakota he moved some of the first dirt towards building the original Story Book Island in Rapid City, as well as helping to build highway 83 by White River. On September 9, 1961, he married the love of his life, Janet Bligh. After their marriage, he did ranch work for various ranchers in Bennett, Mellette, and Washabaugh counties. During this time Leston and Rebecca joined the family. In the summer of 1972 Clyde and Janet moved to the Lakeview area where Thomas and Yvonne completed their family. Through the years Clyde enjoyed both farming and ranching. He tried his hand at many different things from raising sheep, hogs, beef and dairy cows along with an occasional litter of blue heeler puppies. Clyde was always willing to invite greenhorns over to show them how ranching was really done. He had many laughs at people shutting themselves on the wrong side of the gate or having a calf get away from them at branding. Clyde enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and was always willing to be Grandad to anyone who was around. He had a great sense of humor and always enjoyed popping his dentures out at unsuspecting children. He also had the privilege of being great-grandad to two great granddaughters. Only a few days after his 87th birthday, Clyde found out that he was battling lymphoma. His family was able to spend much quality time with him in the short time that he was sick and unable to continue helping around the ranch. Shortly before September 19, 2023, Clyde slipped from this world into heaven. He was preceded in death by his wife Janet; parents Clayton and Myrtle; and siblings: Gayle, Ralph, LaVaun, Ray, and Lee. He is survived by his brother Ross; children Leston Brewer, Becky Patton (Ron), Thomas Brewer (Shauna), and Yvonne Davis (Jonathan); grandchildren: Allan Patton (Kristen), Laura Bad Bear (Alex), Heather Deeter (Rob), Cynthia Cope (Brady), Katelynn Patton, Lenita Cook (Daniel), Matthew Davis, Caitlyn Davis, Elena Davis, Mark Davis III, Raquel Davis, Cheyenne Davis, and Luke Davis and great granddaughters Khloe Patton and Stella Cope.

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Michael Kegley

Jul 22, 1968 - Oct 06, 2023

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Valentine, NE

Shawn Kegley Michael Shawn Kegley was born August 22, 1968 to Donna and Jack Kegley. He attended and graduated from Ainsworth Community Schools, where he was an avid athlete and talented football player. Growing up, he spent much of his time with his Grandma Molly and Grandpa Derald, with whom he became very close. Shawn's beloved Grandpa Derald took him under his wing and passed along important skills and life lessons to make Shawn into the man he was. At age 24, he moved to Missouri to marry Lea Brown and start a family. Together they had their first child, Gracie, in 1995, shortly followed by Abbey in 1996. In 2019, Shawn became a grandfather for the first time and went on to have a total of three grandkids. He was overjoyed and looked forward to instilling his wisdom in his grandchildren as his grandpa had done for him. Shawn was an adventurer who loved the water. He was passionate about his hobbies which included travel, boating, and SCUBA diving. He had a strong love of music, particularly classic rock, and his favorite artist was John Lennon. He was always happiest when sharing those passions with his friends and family. Shawn will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his loyalty to his friends and family. We could not have asked for a better son, grandson, brother, father, grandfather, and friend. His memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him. Shawn was preceded in death by his Grandpa Derald. He is survived by his Grandma Molly, his mother, Donna, his sister, Paula, his three nephews, Malachi, Peter, and Eli, his two daughters, Abbey and Gracie, and his three grandchildren, Malcolm, Silvia, and Murphy.

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Phillip Baird

Mar 12, 1955 - Sep 25, 2023

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Valentine, NE

PHIL BAIRD Wanbli Wicasa (Eagle Man) Common among his many lifelong experiences, Phil Baird was best known as a "bridge-maker" across the people and cultures that accepted him as a humble leader. Wanbli Wicasa (Eagle Man) entered the Spirit World on September 25, 2023 at Monument Health Home and Hospice House, Rapid City, SD. Phillip Baird was born to L. Raymond, Jr. and Hope Baird on March 12, 1955 at Quantico, VA when his father was stationed as a U. S. Marine. He graduated from Todd County High School in Mission, S. D. and earned his bachelors degree from South Dakota State University. He received a masters degree from Iowa State University and an honorary doctorate from Sinte Gleska University. During his 45+ year professional career, Phil's work experiences included education, agriculture, bison restoration, cultural diversity, economic development, Tribal gaming, and student leadership. He held administrative positions with Sinte Gleska University in South Dakota and United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota. Phil served in national leadership positions, most notably with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, National Congress of American Indians, National Indian Education Association, North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, and the South Dakota Indian Education Association. Lifelong personal interests centered on basketball and rodeo. Phil participated in high school and independent basketball as an athlete, coach and radio commentator. For many years, he was an announcer at the Lakota Nation Invitational tournaments and the national Indian college basketball championship games. Phil competed as a saddle bronc rider at events throughout the northern Great Plains. He was also a board member, rodeo judge, and announcer for rodeo organizations in North and South Dakota. He produced North Dakota's Centennial Rodeo event at the 1989 North Dakota State Fair. In 1990, he was named North Dakota's Rodeo Man of the Year. In 1995, he co-founded the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora, served as long-time president, and was inducted in 2016 with the Legacy award. Throughout his adulthood, he did extensive research and wrote articles about rodeo history. He is survived by daughters, Brianna Rose Baird and Larissa Cheyenne Baird, Bismarck, N. D; sons, Grant Baird, Sioux Falls, S. D. and Nathan Charging, Mandan, N. D. ; brothers, Dustin Baird, Denver, CO; Santee Baird, Mission, S. D. , Brian Baird, Rosebud, S. D. ; Eliot Hamilton, Gray Hamilton, and Wanbli Hamilton, Porcupine, S. D. ; sisters, Rachael Allen, Springfield, ORE; Elizabeth (Jeff) Garibaldi, Red Bluff, CA; Elaine Ponder, Stone Mountain, GA; Sonja Goldtooth (Dallas), Chicago, IL; Mary Baird, Rapid City, S. D. and Hail Baird, Porcupine S. D. , grandchildren Gavin Christopher, Delilah Storm, Kateri Scout and Carter Patrick; and his best friend/care giver, Lynn Larson-Means. He was preceded by his natural parents, stepmother Ardis Iron Cloud-Hamilton, Lakota (hunka) parents Wayne and Patty Evans; father-in-law Arnie Charging, Sr. and brother-in-laws Scott Allen and Dennis Bercier. Pall bearers were his relatives and friends that accepted him as a "child of the community. " Mitakuye oyasin.

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Rickie Galloway

Jun 02, 1948 - May 26, 2023

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Valentine, NE

Rickie Lee Galloway, the second son of Walter R. and Margaret Morton Galloway, was born June 2, 1948 in Valentine, Nebraska and died May 26, 2023 in Omaha, NE. He graduated from Merriman, NE High School. Rick's first marriage was to Diane Hand. They were blessed with two sons: Shane Walter Dukat and Shad Lewis Dukat. Rick met Ann Downs years later on a New Mexico cotton farm, just outside of El Paso, Texas. They were married March 3, 2010 in Cherry County Nebraska. For many of his younger years, growing up on the Niobrara River south of Kilgore, Rick's life centered around music, playing in the family band with his parents, sister Yvonne, and brothers August and Keven. They played for schoolhouse dances, barn and wedding dances. He played both the mandolin and guitar. He later took up the piano, developing his own style of music. For years, he performed in various bars and clubs from Grand Island to the Nebraska Sandhills, as well as at the many family music fests. His other passion was fishing, as always competing for the first and largest fish caught. Rick was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister Connie; sister Yvonne and brother Gary. He is survived by his wife Ann; son Shane (Ann), granddaughters: Emma Johnson, Brooke and grandson Luke; son Shad (Dana), granddaughters: Jada, McKenna and Kailynn; brothers August and Keven; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 4pm (central time) Thursday June 8, 2023 at the Galloway Cemetery west of the August Galloway home on the Niobrara River south of Kilgore, NE.

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Erma Tetherow

Jan 03, 1935 - May 10, 2023

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Valentine, NE

Erma Gwen Tetherow, 88, passed away May 10, 2023 in Valentine, Nebraska. She was born January 3, 1935 to Henry and Irene (Petersen) Osterhoudt at Curtis, Nebraska Erma grew up on her parents' farms in Frontier County where she always had a love for the animals, especially the dogs and horses. Erma attended high school at the Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis, where she met Douglas Ray Tetherow. After graduating in 1952 she came to the Sandhills to teach rural school near the Tetherow ranch. She and Doug were married May 23, 1953 at her home town of Curtis, Nebraska, then began their life together on the Tetherow ranch south of Valentine. The next year they started their family with the birth of Chuck. In the fall of 1955, Doug enlisted in the United States Army, and Erma followed him as much as possible from one training base to the next so that he could see his family. Near the end of Doug's enlistment in the 82nd Airborne, their second child, Cindy was born at Fayetteville, North Carolina. They returned to make their home on the Tetherow ranch, where Erma was always very busy raising her family, keeping up a big, beautiful yard, growing a huge garden, and for many years raising many chickens. She actively supported her kids through years of 4-H, school, and many other activities. Her home was always a fun place for the grandkids to visit, with a huge tree to climb in the backyard and plenty of ponds to stomp and swim in. It also supplied dinner for many brandings and haying help. In her later years, Erma was an avid reader, enjoyed watching the Kentucky Derby and Husker sports, and always had a feeder near the window to watch her yellow finches. Erma loved the ranch life and could often be seen on a hay tractor or doing chores. She took on all the things Doug couldn't do as his health declined and continued after his death. After Doug passed away in 2012, she continued to live on the ranch for another eight years. When Erma moved to Cherry Hills in Valentine in 2020, she had achieved being the longest to live on the Tetherow ranch, living in the same yard as the original home for 60 years. Erma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Doug, brother-in-law Donald, and sister-in-law Beverly Konings. She is survived by her sister Jean (George) Thompson of Stockville, Nebraska, brother-in-law Richard (Janice) Tetherow of Valentine, daughter Cindy (Tom) Randall of Blair, Nebraska, son Chuck (Jean) of Crookston, Nebraska, grandchildren Nathan (Lauren) Randall of Cullman, Alabama, Gabrielle (Tracy) Schwanebeck of North Bend, Nebraska, Michelle (Jeff) Garwood of Valentine, Chad (Jill) Tetherow of Valentine, and Chet Tetherow of Valentine, great-grandchildren Arianna, Grayson, Lucienne, Penelope, Magnolia, Wyatt, Emmett, Jenalee, Jaeden, Jenessa, Boe, Brooks and Raiden, nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services for Erma Tetherow will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 16, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Valentine, Nebraska, with burial following at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family for the establishment of a 4-H Camp scholarship fund for beginning campers, or Borders Without Boundaries animal rescue.

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Earlene Kuhl

Dec 16, 1922 - May 11, 2023

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Valentine, NE

Earlene (Ruff) Kuhl, 100, of North Platte, NE formerly of Valentine, NE passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Linden Court. Earlene was born on December 16, 1922 in North Bend, NE the daughter of Earl and Lula (Settles) Ruff. She grew up in Keya Paha County attending rural school and graduated with her bachelor's in teaching degree from Chadron State College in 1968. She began her teaching career in 1940 and was a teacher and librarian in several rural schools and in Valentine for over 50 years, retiring in 1990. She married Fred Kuhl on July 22, 1943 in Valentine and together they had a daughter, Connee. Earlene lived in Valentine for most of her life until moving to North Platte in 1999. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Presbyterian Church. Those left to cherish her memory are her grandson, Chris (Suzanne) Sedlmajer of Rochester, MN; granddaughter, Amy (Rob) Smith of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Keifer, Zack, Jarrett, Caleb, Jack, and Lyndee. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred; and daughter, Connee. A private family graveside service and inurnment will be held at a later date at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Carpenter Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family for future designation. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Earlene (Ruff) Kuhl, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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