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Garrett J. Tvrs

Garrett J. Tvrs, 33, of Sidney passed away Monday, June 19, 2023 in Sidney.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at the Sidney E-Free Church with Pastors Kyle Larson and Bud Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow in the Dalton Cemetery.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Memorials in Garrett's name can be made to the family for later designation.

Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh and Chappell are serving the Tvrs family.

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Garrett James Tvrs was born on December 16, 1989 in Sidney, Nebraska to Jeff and Kris (Craig) Tvrs. In Garrett's younger years, he was involved in the Sidney Swim Team and Boy Scouts. You could find him hunting at the river with his sister Jami, toying with anything that would boom or pop, and raising havoc with friends that lasted his lifetime. He attended Sidney Public Schools, later graduating in 2008 from Leyton High School.

Shortly after high school, he became the family's third generation entering the line trade. His late grandfather Tvrs worked for Hamin Electric, while he and his father have worked for Ward Electric Company. As a member of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), he enjoyed traveling for storm work and operating heavy equipment. He cherished the many friends he met through the trade.

In February of 2011, he was given the biggest blessing by becoming Emerson Grace's father. She was the center of his world and his reason for living. He enjoyed teaching her to hunt, love the outdoors, and that the best food came from the Silver Dollar. Most recently, they bonded while driving his side-by-side.

He was "Uncle G" to many of his lifelong friends' children and enjoyed teaching them their first words – which usually weren't appropriate. As a kid at heart himself, he easily connected and encouraged them to live every day to its fullest. His close family and friends best describe Garrett as loyal, lucky, the life of the party, bluntly honest, ornery, selfless, persistent, and unapologetic. Ultimately, he wouldn't take no for an answer and was always there, no questions asked. All who knew him, knew that he found solace and freedom on the open road while on his Harley. He found peace with specially curated music playlists and the wind in his beard.

Garrett is survived by his daughter, Emerson Tvrs and her mother Kathryn Brown; his parents Jeff and Kris (Craig) Tvrs; sister Jami Tvrs; grandmothers Sue (Gollehon) Tvrs and Sherry (Wacker) Craig; uncles and aunts Russ and Barb Krafft and children Maggie, Carlee, and James; Ed and Denise Tvrs and children Mason and Gaige; Don and Cindy Lemmon; Jeff and Mimi Feagler; Jo Anne Pearson; Justin and Jodi Craig; Samantha Craig; Eric and Casey Hansen; Nathan Craig; numerous cousins; close friends Whitney Whatley, Quinn and Julie Lund, Kohlton and Megan Price, Jeremy and Valerie Tucker; special uncle and aunt Bruce and Pat Dobry; and special family friends Larry and Shawna Brown, Don and Sherrie Dudley.

Garrett was proceeded in death by his grandfathers, Gary Tvrs and Gary Craig; great-grandparents Rudy and Elsie Wacker; cousin Valerie Krafft; and special friends Stephanie (Hecker) Hajek and Becca (Dudley) Beardsley.

In Garrett's famous words, "I'LL DECIDE!"


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