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Walter Arthur (Art) Daly

Walter Arthur (Art) Daly, 74, passed away August 1, 2014, at what he called “long shadow time” in the afternoon.

He was born January 28, 1940, to Walter G (Jack) and Clara M (Winters) Daly.

Art went to grade school in rural McPherson County and graduated from McPherson County High School with the class of 1957. He attended college at Chadron State.

On June 5, 1959, Art married his high school sweetheart, Ilene Power, at Tryon, Neb. They lived for 54 plus years on the ranch where he grew up. Art and Ilene were blessed with three children-LeAnn, LaRae and Mike.

Art was a good steward of the land and livestock. In his strong faith he gave God the credit for the wonder and the beauty around him. He strived for preservation of our Western Heritage, Traditions and Patriotism. He loved ranching and raising cattle and had a definite knack for putting a sound mind on a horse.

Leather tooling was one of his many gifts. He spent countless hours (some with daughters sitting on the back of his folding chair “watching”) making belts, purses, billfolds, tack and 80 some saddles.

Art loved music and was a self-taught guitar player. He played with several dance bands through out high school and college. He eventually formed a group called “Art Daly and the Buckaroos.” This band played for many dances and helped make wonderful memories for many people. His talents spilled over into rodeo announcing — high school and amateur, as well as professional. He holds PRCA Gold Card No. 20255. He received many “Announcer of the Year” awards. He was honored to announce the PRCA Circuit Finals in 1993.

Art was a great role model for kids everywhere and always made time for them. He was the World’s Best Husband, Dad and Granddad (according to his family).

Survivors include his wife Ilene of Tryon, Neb.; three children, LeAnn (Kevin) Reichenberg of Grant, Neb., LaRae (Kirt) Thompson of Brady, Neb., and Mike Daly of Sidney, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Krista McClain of Grant, Neb., Bo (Holly) Reichenberg of Sutherland, Neb., Cain Reichenberg of Sutherland, Neb., Stacy (J.T.) Metcalf of Loveland, Colo., Sidney Thompson of Lincoln, Neb., Sarah Daly of Sidney, Iowa, and Samuel Daly of Sidney, Iowa; six great grandchildren, Kayla Reichenberg, Taylor Hubl, Ben McClain, Wyatt Reichenberg, Wilber Reichenberg, and Ellie Joy Metcalf; two sisters, Lois (Ted) Correll of North Platte, Neb., and Linda Paxton of Stapleton, Neb.; brother and sister in laws, Jim (Maureen) Power of North Platte, Neb., and Shirla (Jim) Croghan of Broken Bow, Neb.; godchildren, Lynn Daly of Windsor, Colo., Sheryl (Danny) Chaves of Galeton, Colo., Kim (Steve) Graff of Windsor, Colo., Lloyd (Dani) Harding of Bridgeport, Neb., and Margo (Bruce) Ferguson of Scottsbluff, Neb.; and numerous other family members and friends.

Art is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Clara; mother and father-in-law, John and Clara Power, and a brother-in-law, Ron Paxton, and a sister-in-law, Lynn Power.

Services were held August 5, 2014 at the McPherson County High School. Burial was at the Miller Cemetery near Tryon, Neb.

A memorial has been established in his name and online condolences can be made at

Ray Sidney Tallman

Ray Sidney Tallman, 86, passed away July 17, 2014, at the Pawnee Manor in Pawnee City, Neb.

He was born in Chase County, Neb., December 19, 1927, to Ray and Hazel (Cooper) Tallman.

He attended a country school near the town of Chase, and graduated in 1945 from high school in Imperial, Neb.

Sid was married to Shirley Makinster in McCook, Neb., in February, 1950. They had four children, Cyndie Rohrbaugh, Rock Tallman, Ronnie Smith, and Robin Varner.

Sid was in the Army before and during the Korean War and was stationed in Rhode Island, Wash., Korea and Japan. When he returned home he worked as a television and radio repairman, at a lumberyard, and ran a maintainer for Chase County, Neb. He and his family moved to Estes Park, Colo., in the early 50s. He worked as a carpenter, and as a repairman for electronics. He and a friend, Don Hoff purchased a TV store. Later, Sid and Shirley also purchased a laundromat and dry cleaning business in Estes.

Sid and Shirley moved to Pawnee City in 1982. Sid worked as a carpenter and handyman, cut hedge posts and for the Soil Conservation Service.

Sid trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1993. His favorite verse was Romans 10:17 — “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” Sid and Shirley spent several months each year as volunteers at New Tribes Mission in Sanford, Fla., and at the New Tribes Mission in Arizona. Sid traveled to Venezuela to help build an airplane hanger at the NTM aviation center there. He served as deacon at Faith Baptist church in Pawnee City.

Sid has been blessed with 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Services Were held July 22, 2014, at Faith Baptist Church in Pawnee City, Neb. Interment followed at the Pawnee City Cemetery in Pawnee City, Neb.

Memorials to family choice. ❖

David K. Van Winkle

David K. Van Winkle, 78, of Valentine, Neb., passed away July 5, 2014, at Pine View Good Samaritan nursing home in Valentine, Neb.

He was born on June 30, 1936, to Ira and Gladys Van Winkle in Valentine, Neb. David was the first born son of five children.

David attended grade school at the ABC school on the Niobrara River south of Kilgore, and graduated from Valentine High School in 1955.

After high school David worked as a ranch-hand south of Valentine, then traveled much of the western United States as an over-the-road trucker for a few years before returning to his first love of ranching with his parents south of Kilgore.

David enjoyed horse shows where he took great pride in showing his beloved horses. David always enjoyed rodeos, and visiting with family and friends. It was not uncommon for David to call family and friends far and wide on their birthdays.

David was a member of Farm Bureau, a long-time member of the Kilgore Volunteer Fire Department, and attended the Sandhills Church of Hope in Cody, Neb.

David was a loving, son, brother and uncle. He will be missed by many.

Survivors include brother, Boyd Van Winkle of Edmonton, Canada, sister, Sharon Grove of New Castle, Wyo., Orin Van Winkle and wife Mary of Kilgore, Neb., and sister, Marn Telitz and husband Vern of North Platte, Neb. Eight nieces and nephews, Shelly Christensen, (John), Kevin Grove, Brian (Colleen), Lisa Swendener, Austin (Bethany) Swendener, Allison (Randy) Bauer, Megan (Josh) Failor, and Nathan Van Winkle. David is also survived by former spouse, Sally Sheets, and a host of neighbors and friends.

Services were held at the Cody-Kilgore High School in Cody, Neb., on July 9, 2014, with burial at the Kilgore Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Kilgore Volunteer Fire Department. ❖

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