Shirley Hollister

Shirley Hollister

November 8, 1934 - December 17, 2019
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Shirley was born November 8, 1934, to Walter and Doris (Martin) Milberg in Belle Fourche, SD. She grew up and went to school in Newell, SD. She graduated from High School in 1952. She attended Black Hills teacher college for 1 year and then married Kent Robinson and to this union, two daughters were born, Rebecca Anne and Sandra Louise. She then met and married William E. Hollister on June 25, 1961. Their daughter, Jeanne Kay, was born in October of 1962. They lived on the ranch in Harding County where she enjoyed being a rancher’s wife and helping with the chores outside.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ, American Legion Auxiliary, Ladies Aide through Church, and Chix from the Stix Club. In 1989, Bill and Shirley moved to Sturgis, SD, and lived there until 2010, when they moved to Spearfish.
Shirley Louise (Milberg) Hollister, 85, of Spearfish, died December 17, 2019, at Spearfish Canyon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandi (Steve) Litschewski and Jeanne (Kevin) Fraiser; sisters, Anne (Gerald) Kirk and Judy (Kurt) Simon; six grandchildren, Jeff, Daphine, Jennifer, Cheyenne, Dustin, and Stephanie; and nine great-grandchildren, Trevor, Kelly, Paxton, Seaira, Tatianna, Aspen, Ethan, Gage and Madison.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Doris Milberg; and spouse, William “Bill” Hollister; and daughter, Rebecca.
Visitation will be 10:00 am to 1:30 pm Thursday, December 26, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral Services will be 1:30 pm Thursday, December 26, 2019, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tom Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    December 26, 2019 | 10:00am - 1:30pm
    December 26, 2019 10:00am - 1:30pm
    Kinkade Funeral Chapel
    1235 Junction Ave.
    Sturgis, SD 57785
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  • Funeral Service

    Kinkade Funeral Chapel
    1235 Junction Ave.
    Sturgis, SD 57785
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    Rev. Tom Martin
  • Interment

    December 26, 2019 | 2:30pm
    December 26, 2019 2:30pm
    Black Hills National Cemetery
    20901 Pleasant Valley Drive
    Sturgis, SD 57785
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Scarlett Glover

Posted at 01:31am
Condolences to Shirley's family from cousin, Bill & Scarlett Glover, Olympia, WA.

Nira Nichols

Posted at 11:33pm
Shirley and I first met in March 1942, second grade in Newell, I moved from Newell after my dad Passed away in May 43. but we seen each other here and there during high school and at Labor day's in Newell. Ann was just a baby in 42/43. but I've been told my sister Joe Heidrick/Burke lived in the Newell area most of her life. I met Ann's husband Gerald Kirk about 1944. was a friend of his mothers family for many years. Attended Shirley's 80th Birthday Party at the Hickery House. Shirley and I visited most every day when I broke my hip and was in the Dorset Home for 25 days for rehab. 2016. once Bill found out I was Joe's sister he joined into our visits also. I visited friends there several times but my health hasn't been very good the last 14 months so have to stay home most of the time. I drive to the Dr and Walmart but No further. so won't be able to attend the services. I live in green Acers not far from Jeannie. I met Chyeanne and sandy while I was at Dorset and I guess my Grandson Steven was a friend of Chyeanne when they were teen agers. So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Shirley as an long time friend.

Sandi Litschewski Posted at 10:13am

Thank you for your kind words. Mama will be missed.

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Posted at 02:21pm
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
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Donna Thomas

Posted at 01:26pm
In loving memory. Bonnie Mudge, Ken Mudge and family, Roxanne Saavedra and family, Donna Thomas and family.
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Rod & Charlene

Posted at 11:06am
Our deepest condolences to all the family. We have such great memories of Shirley & especially of her stories. Prayers for all of you.

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