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Marjorie L. Tivis

Marjorie L. Tivis
Marjorie L. Tivis
- April 3, 2018

Marjorie L. (Marge) Tivis, 95 of Bowman, ND died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Southwest Healthcare Services Long Term Care facility in Bowman.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com

Marge was born May 14, 1922 to Peter and Jeannette (Peterson) Larson in Ralph, SD.  She attended Black Hills State Teacher’s College and received her state teaching certificate.  She met George Tivis in college and they were married June 25, 1941 at Broadus, MT.  The couple taught school for a short period of time.

She and George had four children, Margie Gaye (Butch) Tysdal, Adelle Rae (Roger) Erickson, Jeffrey George Tivis, deceased, and Layne Charles (Sandi) Tivis.

In 1946 they purchased the Wall Café and Badlands Bar in Wall, SD.  From 1955 to 1975 they owned and operated the Silver Dollar Bar in Bowman ND, after which they moved to the family ranch, near Opal, SD.  During their ranching days they also owned and operated Granny’s Café, Faith, SD.

Marge would light up a room with her infectious laugh and witty personality. Anyone that met her was a friend for life.  She would never turn down a friendly game of cards or a board game.   Anyone that knew Marge, in her later years, knew that she was a devoted Minnesota Twin’s fan and ironically her passing occurred on the Twin’s first game of the 2018 season.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Jeffrey, her husband, three sisters and three brothers.   She leaves to mourn her children, thirteen grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In fulfilling Marge’s wish, a memorial has been established to the South Dakota Make a Wish Chapter.

Visitation will be 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Burial follows at the White Owl Cemetery.

Phone number: 605-347-4455
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Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785