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SIDNEY HERALD Around our area WEDNESDAY, NO ]6,2016 Obituaries Edith Ilene Brademeyer 1946 - 2016 Memorial service for Christmas, Edie took itthe umbrella of ROI and Edith Ilene Brademeyer, upon herself to explain to did remarkably well on 70, Sidney, was held at 10:30 her young nieces that in her own. During her time a.m, Saturday, Nov. 12, fact, there was no Santa at ROI, Edie found a best 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Claus, but later in life, friend in Anna Nistler. Church with Pastor Rolf she became a great fan of During her last years in Preus officiating. Santa and looked forward independent living at Pictures, remembrances to sitting on his lap every Crestwo0d, Edie would call and condolences may be year Jamie Carlsen her Sup- shared with the family at In 1979, Edie's mother portive Living Coordinator www.fulkersons.com died in a fire that de-at ROI a few times a week Edith Ilene Brademeyer stroyed the family home. to ask permission to stay was born Sept. 25, 1946, in As a result of this, bywith Anna. Jamie would Britton, S.D. to William March 1980 Edie was tell her "You are a grown R and Alma (Huffman) placed at Richland Op- woman Edie, you can do Brademeyer. She grew portunities Incorporated what you want." Edie up on the family farm in (ROD. She was one of would be so excited that Oakes, N.D. She was the the first residents andshe could have more time youngest of seven children it quickly became her with her very best friend. and was the apple of the home. Edie was able to Edie never lost her sense family's eye. She had a thrive at ROI beyond what of adventure. She and way of bringing humor to anyone thought possible. Anna would walk down- her family and had them She truly found her home town together. Edie would laughing together all of and was able to be the get bored and simply leave. the time. happy, bubbly person God Jamie would get a phone Edie was born with intended. She was lovedcall from a concerned Down Syndrome, but in and accepted by the Sidney well-meaning community spite of this, was able to community member that Edie was attend a one-room country During a family conver-walking around alone. school where she learned sation, her brother JimJamie would find her and reading,writing and math- had said: "When we wereEctie would say "Well, I just ematics. She remained in growing up, Edie was the wanted to go for a walk". school until the age of 16. sibling we thought had the For years it was Edie's Edie lived with her par- least potential, turns out job to start the birthday ents and quickly became she was the only one who song for her peers at the the favorite aunt to all fully reached hers." Her Jenson Activity Center. of her nieces. Her niece family was so very proud She did it with great Pam confessed that her of the woman she had gusto, waving her arms first memorable goal was become while living under as a conductor would and to become taller than her the ycatchful eye of ROI. inviting everyone to sing larger than life four-foot For many years, Edie had along. Edie learned how to aunt Edie. During one her own apartment underconduct the birthday song Ernest "Ernie" Valnes 1935- 2016 Funeral services for living the farm life while Ernest "Ernie" Valnes, raising their children was 81 of Sidney, were at 10 his greatest enjoyment. He a.m.., Monday, November later started his own busi- 14, 2016, at the Shepherd ness; custom farm servic.es of the Valley Lutheran and was also an indepen- Church in Sidney with dent truck driver. To bring Pastor David Huskamp him closer to home he officiating, took a job with Reserve Interment will be in the Oil, which then became Sidney Cemetery under Western, Getty and finally the care of the Fulkerson- Texaco. Ernie retired from Stevenson Funeral Home Texaco in 1994. of Sidney. After retiring, he did Remembrances, condo- volunteered with Meals lences and pictures may be ..... on Wheels and theMoose shared with the family at Lodge of Sidney, Www.fulkersons.com. Ernie was a member Ernest Sam "Ernie" of The Shepherd of the Valnes, husband, father, Valley Lutheran Church, grandfather, great-grand- NRA, Moose Lodge of Sid- father, uncle and brother, ney and MonDak Heritage passed away in Sidney on Center. He enjoyed hunt- Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. ing, fishing (especially Ernie was born May 2, with his grandkids), wood- 1935, to parents Sam and working, reading and tin- Evelyn (Skogen) Valnes kering in the garage. His in Eden, S.D. He moved passion for farming never to the Fairview area with wavered as was evident his parents in 1943. He met by his gardening and yard and married the love of his work. He also found plea- life Shirley (Yadon) on Nov. sure in having coffee and 17, 1956. This Nov. 17th sweets while visiting with would have marked their friends and family. He ap- 60th anniversary. Together preciated local history and they raised five children in visiting local historic sites. the rural Sidney/Fairview He loved being around his area. grandchildren and they all In his youth, he worked enjoyed playing pranks on for his dad on the fam- each other. Ernie was very ily farm and also worked proud of all his children for Ole Sundheim. As a and grandchildren. young man, his first job Ernie is survived by: his away from the farm was at wife Shirley; daughters, Yoder Motor & Cenex. One Sammie (John) Sharp of his favorite jobs was of Sidney, and Mary Lee working for Loren (Bud) (Philip) Riddle of Brus- Young doing land leveling, sels, Wis.; sons, Mitch Ernie proudly served in (Tina) Valnes and James the Army National Guard both of Sidney; brothers, with the rank of sergeant Rick (Linda) Vaines of from 1954 to 1962. He also Bismarck, N.D., and Larry served as chief of police in (Dorothy) Vaines of Sid- Ekalaka.Ernie, Shirley and ney; grandchildren, Cas- their young family then sidy (Nate) Crilly, Weston returned to the Sidney (Shannon) Riddle, Tyler area where Ernie started (Brandi) Valnes, Sarah farming north of Sidney. Valnes, Amanda Valnes, Working the land and Jill Sharp and Hailey Hol- from her early days of prayer in her life. She had watching Lawrence Welk. a list of people she would On many Fridays, there pray for on a regular basis would be impromptu and would always include dances. Edie was always anyone that needed extra the first one on the floor, prayer. Her love for God She danced like noone was and her church showed no watching. She gave into end. the music and danced with She will be remembered all her heart. Johnny Cash, by many as a sweet and Elvis and Christmas music loving spitfire. Although would set her free. Her she will be missed by spirit will certainly be felt many, it is a comfort to at the next dance party, know that she is with her The Lord and her church Lord, whom she loved so were most important to very much. We believe that her. Edie was a member of maybe she is dancing with Trinity Lutheran Church. Johnny Cash while John She found inclusion there. Wayne and Elvis Presley She was truly a part of her are waiting for their turn. church family. Every Sun- Edie died Saturday, Nov. day, Edie could be found 5, 2016, at her home in sitting quietly in her pew Sidney, surrounded by her hand copying the scripture ROI family who loved her from the bulletin. After so dearly, church, she would fold up She is survived by: her the paper and hand it back sisters Clara (James) Davis to the Pastor. Edie also had and Kathy (Roger) Curtiss; zworth; great-grandchil- dren, Shai, Anthony, Ava and Imogen. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Sam and Evelyn Valnes; his son,.Mark Valnes; Joyce, brother-in-law Or- dean Johilson: ...... brother Philip (Monica) Brademeyer; sisters-in-law Shirley (James) Brademey- er and Carol Brademeyer WorreU along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and her ROI family. Edie was preceded by: her parents; three broth- ers William Jr, Darrell and James and her sister- in-law Sharon Hanson Brademeyer. Memorial contributions may be made to Richland Opportunities Incorporat- ed at: 1101 Silurian Lane, Sidney, MT 59270 , Nlichele Herres - Agent THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 M-6:0OPM 216 South Central Ave Sidney, MT 59270 surance.com Town Pump is throughout Montana to a Two Hundred $500 Grants are Available to Qualified Non-Profit Organizations P.O. Box 6000 Butte, Montana 59702 DEADLINE:, DECEMBER 2, 2016 FOR CHRISTMAS 2016 Please send a brief letter describing your organization, contact information, phone number and proof of your qroup's non-profit status to: Mary F. Thrams Funeral services for Cemetery, Sidney, under Mary E Thrams, 87 of Sid- the care of the - kerson- ney, formerly of the Skaar Stevenson Funeral Home Community, are at 10 a.m., of Sidney. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at Remembrances, condo- the Squaw Gap Hall with lences and pictures may be Pastor Nell Lindorff of the shared with the family at First Lutheran Church in www.fulkersons.com. Savage officiating. Mary died on Saturday Interment will be in the evening, Nov. 12, 2016, at Richland Memorial Park the Sidney Health Center. See more obits, page 5A Bingo prizes include 20 turkeys, $50 blackout, 50150 drawing and lots of door prizes from local businesses, Thank you for your continued support, it is very much appreciated. : )i! " .::ii !i f