GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                 Friday, April 15,  2005

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Shirley Mae Velk

     HAVRE - Shirley Mae Velk, 69, who farmed north of Havre with her husband for many years, died Monday at a hospice in Mesa, Ariz.

     Visitation is 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Holland and Bonine Funeral Home. Her funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fifth Avenue Christian Church. with burial in Highland Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the church after burial.

     Survivors include her husband, Richard "Dick" Velk of Havre; daughters Debra Velk and Julie Winchell of Denver; a son, Mike Velk of Havre; sisters Clo Feachner of Havre, Judy Waldhausen of Culbertson and Denna Maney of Missoula; and three grandchildren.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                    Friday, April 15,  2005

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SHIRLEY MAE VELK


SHIRLEY MAE VELK

    Shirley Mae Velk, 69, of Havre died Monday, April 11, 2005, at the Odyssey Hospice Care Facility in Mesa, Ariz.

    A viewing for Shirley will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church with the Rev. Rowlie Hutton officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. There will be a fellowship luncheon at the church immediately after the services at the graveside.

    Shirley was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Havre to Mike and Mae (Gardner) Sisson. She was raised and educated in Havre.

    Shirley married Richard Velk on Sept. 19, 1952, in Havre. They lived on the family farm north of Havre for many years and raised their three children. Shirley worked on the farm with her husband, Richard, for many years. They enjoyed snowbirding to Arizona in the winters. Shirley enjoyed beads, jewelry and her water exercise classes.

    She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Christian Church.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, John Alvstad; and sister-in-law, Mary Lee Velk.

    Survivors include her husband, Richard "Dick" Velk of Havre; daughters, Debra Velk of Denver, Colo., and Julie (Todd) Winchell of Denver, Colo.; son, Mike (Penny) Velk of Havre; sisters, Clo (Ernie) Faechner of Havre, Judy (Bruce) Waldhausen of Culbertson and Denna (Dick) Maney of Missoula; three grandchildren; one stepgrandson; and many nieces and nephews.

    Memorials in Shirley's honor may be made to Peace Hospice of Montana, P.O. Box 7008, Great Falls, MT 59406.

    Arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.

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 THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Shirley Mae Velk

Shirley Mae VeIk. 69. passed away on Monday. April 11. 2005. in the Odyssey Hos­pice Care Facility in Mesa. AZ. Viewing was held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. April 17” at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Home in Havre. Her funeral serv­ice was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. April 18, at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church in Havre with Pastor Rowlie Hutton officiat­ing. Burial followed in the High­land Cemetery. Memorials in Shirley’s honor are suggested to the Peace Hospice of Montana. P0 Box 7008, Great Falls, MT 59406. Arrangements were under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home of Havre.

Shirley was born in Havre on August 13. 1935 to Mike and Mae (Gardner) Sisson. She was raised and educated in Havre. On September 19, 1952 Shirley married Richard “Dick” Velk in Havre and they lived on the fam­ily farm located north of Havre for many years. They raised their three children on the farm and Shirley worked on the farm with Dick.

They enjoyed snow birding to Arizona in the winters. Shirley enjoyed working with beads and making jewelry. She also enjoyed her water exercise classes. Shirley was a member of the Fifth Avenue Christian Church.

Survivors include her hus­band. Richard “Dick” Velk of Havre; two daughters. Debra Velk and Julie (Todd) Winchell all of Denver. CO; a son. Mike (Penny) Velk of Havre; three sisters. Clo (Ernie) Feachner of Havre, Judy (Bruce) Waldhausen of Culhertson       and Denna   (Dick) Maney of Missoula; three grand­children; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, John Alvstad; and sister-in-law Mary Lee Velk.

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