Doris G. Hickle, 94, Center, passed away September 7, 2017 in Bismarck with her family by her side.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Center, with Rev. Dennis Ristvedt officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Monday, September 11 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with a prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Doris was born February 26, 1923 in Almont to Olaus and Agnes (Knudson) Christensen. She grew up in Almont and graduated from Almont High School. She went on to receive a degree from Capital Commercial College and worked as a secretary. While working at the capital she met Ralph Hickle and they were married on January 19, 1946. They made their home on the Valley Junction Farm Homestead where they lived most of their lives.
Doris was a charter member of the East End Homemakers, a member of Oliver County Farm Bureau Women, Oliver County Soil Conservation Auxiliary, and the ND Cowbells. She served on the Cancer Society for a number of years and also the Oliver County Historical Society, Central Gem and Mineral Society, was a member of the Sons of Norway, and was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was involved in most church activities. A beloved mother, grandmother, and Great grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Blessed to have shared her life are her six children, Rodney (Carol) Hickle, Center, Janice (Lyle) Light, Riddle, OR, Arlene Yantzer, Center, Crystal (Dean) Hatzenbihler, Salem, OR, Carmen Hickle (Galen Hanson), Bismarck, and Robert (Ellen) Hickle, San Jose, CA; 14 grandchildren, Darren, Dawnel, Kara, Bryce, Kelsey, Joel, Janel, Angela, Landon, Jordan, Jarett, Parker, Johanna, and Elliot; and 14 great grandchildren.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband Ralph in 1998; her parents; sister, Claudine; brother, Curtis; and granddaughter, Jodie.
Memorials to the Oliver County Ambulance or the Oliver County Historical Society were Doris’ preferences.