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Tony M. Bryan

August 22, 1940 December 5, 2019
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Tony M. Bryan, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019, in Grand Island, NE.  

Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10am at the Pringle United Methodist Church in Pringle, South Dakota. Interment will follow at Pringle Cemetery.

DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.  

Memorials may be directed to his family for a later designation.  Send to P.O. Box 1145 Hastings, NE 68901   

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Tony Max Bryan was born August 22, 1940, in Pierre, South Dakota, son of Donald Cramer (Bud) Bryan and Wilhamena Christina (Minnie) Brunson.  Tony was number 9 of the 11 kids. Tony’s growing up years were spent as a Cowboy on the family ranch north of  White River South Dakota. While attending school in White River,  South Dakota he was involved in sports, playing football and basketball.  Tony also spent his high school years saddle bronc riding in the rodeo’s with some of his brothers.  Tony met his bride to be, Barb when she was teaching school in White River. Tony and Barb married in 1961 in South Dakota. In his early years of their marriage Tony continued rodeoing and Barb was by her saddle bronc riding cowboy’s side. He has several belt buckles from his winnings.  In his young married years he worked in construction running heavy equipment, building many of the highways across South Dakota. In the down season he spent much of his time staying home with his daughters as a hands on Dad. Tony spent some time working/operating the family ranch in Oral, South Dakota before buying his own ranch north of Edgemont South Dakota on the Cheyenne River.  Tony was employed by the city of Edgemont for many years while operating his ranch and  raising a family of girls famously known as the 5T’s.  He often said his girls where a “great bunch of cowhands”. He gave each of his daughters a buckle from his winnings as a treasured keepsake. When Tony had grandchildren he enjoyed spending lots of time with them.  He liked playing cards with the grandkids as he had with his girls.  He especially enjoyed taking them riding on his beloved horses that he raised and trained himself.   

Tony is survived by his children; Trina (Everett) Curl of Hill City, SD, Tina Shelstead of Pleasant View, Utah, Tanya (Doug) Jackson of Hemingford, NE, Traci (Jeff) Weerheim of Hastings, NE and Tricia Bryan of Belle Fourche, SD; nine grandchildren; Carrie, Jamie, Micaiah, Matt, Samie, Terra, Twila, Trista, Vicky, eleven great-grandchildren, and twins on the way; siblings:  Charles, Sharon and Wayne along with numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife Barb, his siblings; Madelon, Donald, Patty, Lola, Willard, Larry, Carolyn. 1 granddaughter, Sara; and 1 great-grandson, Lathen.

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10:00 AM 12/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Pringle United Methodist Church

387 Antelope Street
Pringle, SD 57773

Pringle United Methodist Church
387 Antelope Street Pringle 57773 SD
United States

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