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Dorothy Jean Stein

1930 to 2016


Dorothy Jean Stein, 85 of Sidney, passed away early Sunday morning, Feb. 21, 2016, at Sidney Regional Medical Center in Sidney with her loving family by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor Bradley Heinecke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney with the family present from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorials have been established to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Hour of the donor's choice.

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Dorothy was born July 18, 1930, in Cheyenne County to Frank and Esther (Nightingale) Deaver. She attended rural schools and graduated from Sidney High School.

On Feb. 16, 1950, she was united in marriage to Harry H. Stein the St. Paul's Lutheran Church northeast of Potter. They spent their entire married life on the family farm northwest of Sidney. Two sons, Gary and Stan were born to this union. After twenty-five years of marriage, Harry died at his farm home on July 19, 1975. Dorothy moved into Sidney in 1982.

Dorothy enjoyed playing cards, church activities, traveling, gardening, spending time with family and friends and watching her grandchildren grow. In 1995, Dorothy suffered a massive stroke which changed her independent lifestyle. Despite losing most of her verbal communication, Dorothy's personality was unchanged, remaining bright and upbeat.

Dorothy was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend to all.

Survivors include her son Gary and wife Joan of Sidney and their children Adam (Ally) Stein, Carrie (Matt) Krause and Dana (Clint) Brennan; her son Stan and wife Kathy of Kingman, Ariz. and his children Jacob, Jesse, Kaleb, Nick, Brandon (Brittany) Stein and Jessmarae (Howie) Gilroy; nine great-grandchildren; brother Robert (Sharon) Deaver; sisters: Virginia (George) Fiehler, Bonnie (Danny) Penn and Kathy (Tom) Venable; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother Dean Deaver and an infant granddaughter.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Sidney is serving the Stein family.


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