|Birth: ||May 5, 1935|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 2013|
Shirley Bottke, 77, a longtime Alexander, ND resident lately of Watford City, ND, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Watford City.
Her Graveside Memorial Service will be held Friday morning, May 24, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Alexander Cemetery in Alexander, North Dakota.
Shirley Ann Lien was born to Joe and Ruth (Tibbits) Lien in Williston, North Dakota on May 5, 1935. She was raised on her family's farm in Charbon Township. She attended grade school in Charbon Township and high school in Alexander, graduating in 1952.
Upon high school graduation, Shirley worked at a bank in Billings, MT before attending teaching school in Dickinson, ND. She later taught at Horse Creek School and Moline School. Shirley married her high school sweetheart, William (Bill) Bottke, on November 11, 1955, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Alexander. Together, they spent many years on their farm working the land and raising livestock.
As a full time farmer and rancher, Shirley enjoyed riding on her tractor summer fallowing and picking rocks. She also liked attending her grandchildren's events, working in her garden and driving around the country side checking on their Black Angus cattle. In her younger years she liked going dancing with Bill and taking spontaneous car trips. She was never one to pass up a trip to New Town or Deadwood to try her hand at the slots.
Surviving Shirley are her daughters, Victoria Dishon of Sidney, MT, Melanie Swearingen of Alexander, ND and Stacy Koland of Inver Grove Heights, MN; eight grandchildren, Rusty, Mike, Jeremy, Alyssa, and Lane Dishon; and Tyrell, Jenna, and Ali Swearingen; two great-grandchildren, Carley Dishon and Jayden Urlacher; sisters Mildred Wangerud of Alexander, ND, Gladys (Pat) Owan of Maricopia, AZ, and Marjorie Brown of Pasco, WA; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Bottke of Missoula, MT.
Preceding Shirley in death were her parents, Ruth and Joe Lien; her husband, Bill Bottke; and an infant sister.
The Everson Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.
North Dakota, USA
Created by: High Plains
Record added: May 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111411081
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