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Keary Belville

Keary Belville

VALENTINE — Memorial services for Dr. Keary L. Belville, 67, Longmont, Colo., will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 3, at Sandoz’ Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine.


Dr. Keary Lee Belville passed away unexpectedly on June 28, 2019.

Keary was born in Valentine on Aug. 6, 1951, the eldest child of Dewey Belville and Eileen (Ramm) Belville. He graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School in 1969. He was an accomplished wrestler in junior high and high school.

Keary was a natural with horses. In the 1970s, he traveled all over the United States as a thoroughbred horse trainer. During this time period, Keary was an avid runner in Colorado.

Keary attended Colorado State University, receiving his bachelor of arts in social work in 1978. In May 1984, he received his doctorate of chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College.

Keary devoted his professional life to practicing alternative and homeopathic medicine in Texas, California and Colorado. Dr. Keary Belville was considered to be an exceptional practitioner and was greatly respected by his colleagues and patients.

Keary’s great loves were his children and grandchildren, hiking in the Colorado Rockies, gardening, playing bass guitar and walking his dog, Avila. He enjoyed cooking and was a gourmet chef. Keary had many great qualities, especially his deep spirituality and his profound gift of healing. His great compassion for people and animals was evident throughout his life.

He is survived by his two children from his 20-year marriage to Shirley Rizzolo, a daughter, Kendall Arianne Belville, and a son, Ashton Lee Belville; two grandchildren, Kylan Chance and Fynnleigh Vivian; four brothers, Dr. Kevin (Elizabeth) Belville, Dr. Kent (Julie) Belville, Kirk (Tatiana) Belville and Dr. Kaylan (Mei) Belville; three sisters, Kandi Lange, Kyla (Matt) Sprakel and Kathleen Armstrong; and 23 nieces and nephews.

Keary was preceded in death by his parents; as well as an infant sister, Mary Kristine Belville; and a granddaughter, Vivian Nicole Belville.

Keary will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

In other news

NORFOLK — Services for John T. Wright, 65, Tilden, are pending at Home for Funerals in Norfolk. He died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Heritage of Bel-Air.

NORFOLK — Memorial services for Marsaline E. Langenberg, 93, formerly of Winside and Hoskins, will at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Home for Funerals Chapel at 708 Georgia Ave. in Norfolk. Inurnment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

PIERCE — Services for Eldora G. Schafer, 95, Plainview, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the United Methodist Church in Pierce. The Rev. Rodgers Chishiba will officiate. Burial will be in the Randolph City Cemetery.

WAYNE — Services for JoAnn Owens, 88, Carroll, are pending at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne. She died Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Brookdale-Wayne in Wayne.

NIOBRARA — Services for Richy Johnson, 49, Niobrara, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. William’s Catholic Church in Niobrara. The Rev. Kizito Okhuoya will officiate with burial in L’Eau Qui Court Cemetery in Niobrara. Military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign War…

SIOUX CITY — Memorial services for Marvin D. Ellyson, 83, Laurel, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Church of All Nations in Sioux City. The Rev. Martha Anderson will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Laurel Cemetery with military rites by the Laurel VFW at a later date.

NORFOLK — Memorial services for Hazel M. Gerling, 89, Madison, formerly of Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Rev. Terry Buol will officiate. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.

NORFOLK — Memorial services for Brent D. “Haze” Tomasek, 66, West Point, will be at a later date at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. He died Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.

COLERIDGE — Services for Ronald E. Wege, 68, Coleridge, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge. The Rev. Russ Lambert will officiate with burial in the Lawn Ridge Cemetery.

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Jimmy Johns