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Larry Dean Valnes
March 21, 1941 - April 16, 2017

Place of Birth: Sisseton, SD
Residence: SIdney, Montana
Age: 76

Larry Dean Valnes was born on March 21, 1941, in Sisseton, SD to Samuel and Evelyn (Skogen) Valnes. At the age of 3, he moved to Fairview Montana where he attended Fairview School. It was there he met the love of his life, Dorothy Propp. The two were united in marriage on June 11, 1960, from this union they had 5 children, Kevin, Lynnette, Dennis, Tamara and Melissa.
Larry was a hardworking man who enjoyed his trucking business, along with many oilfield and farming jobs. After work Larry could be found down at Sundheim Park visiting or harassing fellow workers, friends and the occasional stranger. If not at Sundheim Park, he would be driving around listening to George Jones with a cooler in hand.
Larry had a personality that shined. If he knew you well you could be certain he would have a nickname for you. He enjoyed barbecuing with family, conversations with his many friends and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
Larry died on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care, Sidney, MT.
The thing Larry cherished the most was his family: his wife, Dorothy Valnes, Fairview, MT; his daughters, Lynnette Karst, Sidney, MT, Tamara Valnes, Sidney, MT, Melissa (Chad) Quilling, Sidney, MT; his sons, Dennis Valnes, Fargo, ND, Kevin Valnes, Gillette, WY; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; his “adopted daughters”, Michelle Sharbono Jensen, Fairview, MT and Jennifer Gifford Wersland, Laurel, MT.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, his brother-Ernie Valnes, his sister-Joyce Johnson, and his beloved dog-Spike.

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Mary Norgard (Sidney, MT)
Apr 16, 2017
My heart goes out to Dorothy and the family. Larry was such a fun guy to chat with. RIP
Jim and Shari Ketterling
Apr 17, 2017
So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He will be missed. Larry has been a friend for many years and was always willing to give you a hand. Now he is at peace. Our prayers are with Dorothy and family.
Arlen & Bev Flynn (Fairview, MT)
Apr 17, 2017
Dorothy,
Our thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Crystal Stai (Fairview, Montana)
Apr 17, 2017
Words cannot describe how I felt upon hearing of Papa's passing. He was a wonderful, caring, full of humor man. He was loved by all and will be missed by all. My deepest sympathy and prayers will be with you during your time of sorrow. LOVE YOU ALL.
Wendy (Sundheim) Johnson (Fairview)
Apr 17, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. During a visit at the home, Larry's his smile and twinkle in his eye said everything; he was quite the charmer that day :) Hold on to your memories and keep his spirit alive. God's peace
Sharon Olson
Apr 18, 2017
Dorothy and family......I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure Larry has that mischievous twinkle in his eye again and giving everyone on the other side what for like always. Peace and good fun memories to help all of you through the time ahead.
Jeri (Davenport) Matthews
Apr 19, 2017
So sorry for your loss Melissa, praying for you and your family.
Melissa Quilling (Sidney, Mt)
Apr 19, 2017
It's so hard to see your handsome face here. I miss you so much already. My heart is broken, I love you Dad.
Mike and Lynette Wicorek (Fairview , Mt)
Apr 19, 2017
Blessings and prayers for Larry's loved ones.
Sharon Berndt (Sidney, Mt)
Apr 20, 2017
Dorothy and family, sorry for your loss. Larry always had a look in his eye when he kiddingly accused me of stealing one of his beers. I think Larry is having a good laugh now and drinking all those beers that he said I took. Larry was a special man, he will be missed.
Kip and Marcella (SIDNEY , Mt)
Apr 20, 2017
Melissa, our hearts are sad for you and your families. Prayers for you today. Hopefully knowing we care will help you.
Sabrina Vaira (Sidney, MT)
Apr 20, 2017
Dorothy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all I'm my thoughts and prayers always. Larry was bigger than life and loved you all as much or more than you loved him. He will be missed greatly. Much love...Peace
Sabrina, Tyson, Maizie and Rory Zane
Dick and Debbi Propp (Sidney, MT)
Apr 21, 2017
The twinkle in his eye was something that I always remember about this fun loving man. He worked hard and played hard. His presence has been missed and now it will be a permenant loss to all. Our thoughts and prayers to all the families who loved Larry
Sarah and Chris Hancock (Sidney , Montana )
Apr 21, 2017
Dorothy and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers.
Randy Shereda (Las Vegas, Nevada)
May 3, 2017
I worked for Larry many years ago. I will forever remember his smile and the hearty laugh that went with it. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
Larry's Family
Shirley, Sammie, John, Mitch, Tina, Mary Lee & Phil, and Jim
Larry's Family
Susie, Carol, and Julie
Richard Gifford and Jennifer Wersland
Sean & Michelle Jensen
Newfield
Walmart Family
Holly and Steve
Sidney Health Center Extended Care Family
Liz, Karsten, Louie Sikueland
Beth and Family
Craig, Peggy and Family
Fairview Alliance Church
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