Edward Talhelm

Edward D Talhelm

Friday, January 17th, 1930 - Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Edward Dean “Shorty” Talhelm

Edward Dean “Shorty” Talhelm, age 90, passed away July 15, 2020.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, July 30th in the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel with Pastor Pete Morgan officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Peetz, CO. Memorial contributions may be made in Shorty’s name to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the local DAV Chapter. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Wednesday to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family.
You may view Shorty’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, memories and photos at
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Shorty’s care and funeral arrangements.
He was born January 17, 1930 in Kimball, NE to Harve and Ora Talhelm, he was the youngest of three. Later they moved to Sidney where he graduated from Sidney High School in 1949. In October of 1950 he joined the Navy until 1954.
On May 4, 1957, he married Beatrice Helen Schumacher in Peetz, CO. Then came along Becky, Tom and Shirley. He went to work for Marathon Oil in 1960 and then was transferred to Bakersfield, CA in March of 1963. He lost the love of his life in January 1964. He spent every year’s vacation bringing the kids to Nebraska and Colorado to visit with mom’s family.
He retired from Marathon in 1985 and moved to Caliente, CA, better known as Shorty’s piece of the rock. He was able to stay on his beloved mountain for 35 years before moving back down to Bakersfield in assisted living. For someone that said he didn’t like living around people he actually enjoyed visiting with everyone.
He is survived by his son Thomas (Cindy) Talhelm, daughters Becky (Robert) Rezac, Shirley (Jeff) Garrett. Grandkids Matt (Tena) Talhelm, Kasey Talhelm, Dustin (Jamie) Rezac, Kevin (Jenny) Garrett, Elise Rezac, Brandon Garrett, Jordan Garrett and Mason Talhelm. Five great-grandkids and one on the way. Many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Beatrice, his parents Harve and Ora Talhelm, brother Victor (Lydia) Talhelm, sister Dorothy (Bud) Paustian, his in-laws Alfons and Catherine Schumacher, Maynard Schumacher, Walt Schumacher, Rita Straub and Betty Passard.
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 10:00am
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
  • Interment

    Sacred Heart Cemetery
    PEETZ, CO 80747
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Roberta & Roger Brauer

Posted at 12:49pm
I remember when Uncle Shorty would drive from California with all three cousins and spend a week! We always had so much fun on the farm and shairing adventures with all of you! Uncle Shorty will be fondly missed. Hang on to all the wonderful memories. Thoughts and prayers with you all. God's Blessings.

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