Yvonne Grant – UPDATED


Funeral services for 85-year old Yvonne Grant of Whitney, NE, are Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, NE,

Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov 9, from 5-7 PM, also at Chamberlain Chapel. 

A memorial has been established A memorial has been established for the Dawes County Ag Society. Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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Yvonne Gladys Grant was born on October 26, 1936, in Wayside, NE, to Wesley Sr and Gladys Tlustos. She passed away on November 4th, 2021, at Chadron Community Hospital.

Yvonne attended Thomsen Rural School until 8th grade when she began school in Chadron. She graduated from Chadron High in 1954 and then went on to attend the National School of Business in Rapid City, SD.

After graduating from National, Yvonne was employed by a law firm in Rapid City for three years before she quit to marry her high school sweetheart.

Yvonne and Robert Dean Grant were married September 6th, 1958, at the Methodist Church in Chadron, and they remained happily married until his death 63 years later.

Robert and Yvonne bought their first home in Whitney, where they resided for nine years and had their first two children, Levi Scott Grant, and Bryan Lynn Grant. Yvonne stayed home for 10 years with the boys until they started school.

In January of 1967, they bought their forever ranch and moved two and a half miles north of Whitney with five head of cattle and some sheep, later adding pigs. This is where the couple had their daughter Jodi Lee Grant (Reitz) and raised their family.

Yvonne worked at Crites and Shaffer Law and Slavik Law in Chadron for 31 years, but also was secretary for the Whitney School District and a 4-H Club Leader. When her boss retired in 1999, Yvonne went on to work summers at Fort Robinson State Park in Crawford, NE for another 4 years before retiring herself.

Yvonne loved her life of ranching with her husband. One of her favorite things was checking cattle. The ranch was a busy life with Angus cattle, pigs, sheep, many acres of hay fields, and of course, gardening. Many hours were spent in their vegetable garden.

Each family meal was a celebration for Yvonne. She always liked to serve meals in her nicest dinnerware and a sweet dessert was always included. After the cattle were moved to spring pastures each year, Robert and Yvonne would enjoy a vacation traveling around the western part of the United States.

During their free time at home, the couple enjoyed card parties with their friends and many camping trips.

Yvonne Grant is survived by her children, Levi (Mimi) Grant, Bryan (Dee Dee) Grant, and Jodi (Shawn) Reitz; grandchildren Shawn (Julie) Grant, Jessica Bisby, Creighton (April) Grant, Christopher (Destini) Lohman, Melissa Lohman, John Paul Bisby; AJ (Jeni) Grant, Brooke (Aaron) Olson; Tyler (Jazlyn) Reitz, Dawson (Trysha) Reitz; great-grandchildren Connor Grant and Braden Grant; Abigail Grover; Carter Grant, and Conrad Grant; Axton Lohman, and Veda Lohman; Richie Rudloff; Micah Grant; Aurora and Bonnie Olson; Baby Reitz.

Yvonne is also survived by her brother Wesley Tlustos; Sisters-in-law Barbara [Toni] Knopp, Betty [Mitzy] and husband John Robbins.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband Robert Grant, parents Wesley Sr and Gladys Tlustos) her sister-in-law Darlene Tlustos, and brother-in-law John Knopp

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Yvonne Grant.