Terrance Shane Fish

Graveside services for 56-year old Terrance Shane Fish will be Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Merriman City Cemetery in Merriman,
NE, with Brett Burress officiating.

He was born in Pine Ridge and made his journey to the Spirit World July 30 in Columbia, Maryland.

Terrance Fish was a 9-year veteran of the U-S Army who served in Desert Storm and whose arrangements are entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

Terrance Shane Fish was born on May 14, 1964, at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD and made his journey to the Spirit World on July 30, 2020 in Columbia, MD.

His name at birth was listed as Baby Boy LaMont/Reginald Eugene and his mother Ione, a young lady, announced after his birth she was going to adopt him out. 

His new parents, Miles Fish Jr and Vivian (Witherwax) Fish, gave him his legal name of Terrance Shane Fish and he became their son that day. 

The family moved several times in his early years, including Shadbolt Ranch in Merriman and locations in the Rushville/Hay Springs area, Minatare, Harrison, and the Churn Ranch, south of Merriman. 

Terrance enrolled in the Merriman Elementary School, but several weeks later found out the family was not living in that school district so the family decided to relocate once again, this time to Scott City, KS. 

Shane finished kindergarten in Kansas then enrolled at Shallow Water the next fall for first grade. After the passing of his father, Terrance and his mother relocated back to Merriman to be closer to family and he was a Nebraska student from then through high school. 

Terrance earned money by mowing lawns and removing snow. He was very generous to his family, purchasing bikes for himself and his brother. 

Terrance started working as a ranch hand when he turned 14 and earned enough money to purchase his own vehicle during high school. 

Shane loved sports, he played basketball, track, softball, playing pool, and just being active outdoors. 

Shane was a member of 4-H, loved woodworking, photography, cooking, sewing, speech making, giving demonstrations at the county fairs, and participating in rodeos. was also an FFA member. 

Prior to enlisting in the Army, Terrance found out there was a child in his future with Loretta Nelson; which led to his decision to enlist in the US Army in 1983 as he thought he would be able to provide better for his family. 

Their son,Travis Shane Fish, was born on March 17, 1983, and Terrance helped establish a home for his family before he was deployed overseas to Germany for a two year stay establishing mobile communications for the bases. 

Shane’s second tour was also in Germany, where he was stationed once
again for 2 years.  During his time there he met a woman by the name of Patricia Keepers, who accompanied him back stateside. They were married on August 2, 1989, and made their home in Virginia. 

Terrance lived in Virginia until he was deployed to Saudi Arabia at the onset of Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged after his tour in Saudi Arabia, having served 9 years, to stay home with his family.

They moved to Orlando, FL, where he and Patti were both employed, but after several years they separated.Terrance once again remarried, this time to Dawn Lee on August 1, 1993 and to this union were born Michael Austin, Shelby May, and Jackson James.

Terrance is survived by his sons, Travis (Katrina) Fish, Michael Fish, and Jackson Fish; daughter, Shelby Fish; sister, Donna LaMont; brothers, Clarence (Gwen Henderson) Thayer, Faron (Renee) Fish, and Mark (Emma) Fish; grandchildren, Tristan Fish, Teagen Fish, and Abigayle Donner; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

Terrance was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian & Mike Fish; sister, Gina LaMont; brother, Tilden Leo LaMont; aunt and uncles, Georginne & Eugene “Tubb” Fish; and grandparents, George & Viola Cottier, Viola & Miles Fish, and Vincent & Josephine LaMont.

Pallbearers will be Chance Thayer, Triston Mills, Mark Fish, Joe Steinmeyer, Joe Ford, Trent Ford, Ronnie Gonzalez, and Eric Caldwell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Mulcahy, Matt Ford, Loretta Fish, Kevin Good, Greg Ford, John Frye, Shelly Eroh, Anne Sullivan, Patti & Paul Weber, Clyde Keaser, Mike Watts, Jeff Merchant, Troy Bivens, John Bennett, Alfred Grass, Andrew Beckman, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements are entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD