Shirley Hoheisel

Shirley J. Hoheisel, 77, Bowbells, died Monday, July 1, 2013, in a Kenmare hospital.

Shirley was born Aug. 21, 1935, a daughter of Gehart and Frances (Kelly) Gullickson in Kenmare. She attended grade school in Clayton Township, Burke County, and graduated from Bowbells High School in 1953.

Shirley was united in marriage to Melvin Hoheisel on Jan. 5, 1956, in Bowbells. They lived in St. Paul, Minn., until 1961, when they returned to Bowbells, making their home on the farm. Shirley worked at the Burke County Courthouse for 25 years as a bailiff. In 2000, they moved from the farm into Bowbells.

She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and its ladies group, Bowbells Senior Citizens, Livingston Homemakers Club, Stoney Run Sportsman Club and assisted with the food pantry.

Shirley enjoyed camping at Northgate Dam, making lefse, krumkaka, doughnuts and bread. She loved to dance and enjoyed listening to old-time music. Shirley loved being with family and friends, visiting, doing crossword puzzles, Scrabble, cards and jigsaw puzzles.

Shirley is survived by: her husband of 57 years, Melvin, Bowbells; children, Jerome (Janell) Hoheisel, Sykeston, Brenda Melby, Fargo, and Dana (Jacquie) Hoheisel, Bowbells; seven grandchildren, Jerel (Melissa) Hoheisel, Jyl (Joe) Kostelnik, Justin (Ashley) Hoheisel, Logan (Amanda) Melby, Lance (Dana) Melby, Loren (Alecia) Hoheisel, Branden (Amber) Hoheisel; great-grandchildren, Sheldon, Hunter, McKenna, Alexandra, Madison, Kaley, Baby Boy Hoheisel, Avery, Ashley, Hayley, Camryn, Dawson, Jaxson, Charlie and Ella; siblings, Dennis Gullickson, in Wisconsin, Gordon (Mavis) Gullickson, Bismarck, Gwendolyn Aufforth, Minneapolis; brother-in-law, Ted (Ginny) Hoheisel, Baxter, Minn. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Shirley was preceded in death by: her parents; brother-in-law, Mike Aufforth; and a sister-in law, Barbara Gullickson.

Memorial service: Friday, July 5, at 10:30 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bowbells.

Visitation: There will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign a guest book on Friday, one hour prior to the service, at the church.

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Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, is handling arrangements.