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Marilyn “Shorty” Liming

Marilyn “Shorty” Liming

Marilyn Liming


- June 11, 2019

Marilyn “Shorty” Liming passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

She was born December 19, 1927 on the family farm in Sherman, SD to Magnus Elias and Effie (Bakke) Monger. She loved being raised on the farm and had so many wonderful memories. This was where her optimistic characteristics began—her faith in the Lord, love of life and family, respect for others and work ethics.

She attended school in Jasper, MN. She commented that the war started when she entered High School and ended when she graduated. Upon graduation, she made a trip to New York with a cousin under the provisions from her mother that when she returned, she would start Nurse’s training in the fall. She entered the Cadet Nursing program at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, which was a 3-year school and graduated in 1948.

Following graduation, she and friends/fellow nurses, Wanda Kling, Lonita Zorn, Ruth Lancaster and Audrey Anderson were recruited and came to Belle Fourche to work at John Burns Memorial Hospital. She worked there and then at Belle Fourche Health Care Center until her retirement. Nursing was truly her passion and she helped train many people in the medical profession. Her nurturing qualities and pride in her profession made her a very respected nurse.

Shorty met Lyle Liming after she moved to Belle Fourche. They were married on August 1, 1950 at the family farm in Sherman, SD. They raised their three children, Patti, Ron and Dawn in Belle Fourche.

One of her most distinctive attributes was her joyful and infectious laugh. It could be heard loud and often. Our “little Mary Sunshine” always tried to find the positive in everything…there was always a rainbow or silver lining.

Volunteering was a stance Shorty believed in. She was quick to jump in and help with church functions, community, family and friends. Some things might be out of her “comfort zone” but she found a way.

Friends were plentiful with Shorty. Anyone that met her felt welcome and comfortable. She loved to host family get-togethers. Providing a meal and ‘place to land’ was her gift to many—and all who accepted were appreciative. And good luck getting away without taking some food with you!

Shorty was raised to have a strong faith in the Lord. She was active in church council, choir, ladies Circle and Altar Guild. She encouraged the same for her children, and the faith continues for other generations.

She was known for her delicious, made-with-love meals and caramel rolls. When Christmas time rolled around, she would be busy preparing her yummy chocolate caramels, divinity and fudge. She would individually wrap each piece of candy to keep them fresh and deliver these treats to family, friends and functions. She mailed many “Care Packages” to military members and college students.

Shorty had a love for music—listening, singing or dancing to it. She and Lyle danced beautifully together and often.

If you were one of the fortunate ones, you got involved in a card game, which could get rather rambunctious from Pinochle to SPOONS with Zorn’s to 5-handed Solitaire until the wee hours of the morning—snacks were included.

Some of the highlights in her life were: numerous trips to AORN conventions with her “girls” from Rapid City; golfing with Wanda and Lonita; a trip to Hawaii; numerous trips to visit family on the East and West Coasts, Las Vegas, Minnesota and eastern SD.

Her eyes really sparkled when she was around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren---"they are just darlings”.

Shorty had resided at Tender Care Assisted Living for two years and Garden Hills Hospice care until her passing, where she was lovingly attended to by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle (June 14, 2017); her parents, Magnus and Effie; four sisters, an infant sister, Joyce Profilet, and Verna Mae Gilbertson and a brother, Ardean Monger.

She is survived by her children: Patti (Tom) Joehnck of Snohomish, WA; Ron Liming of Belle Fourche, SD; Dawn (Larry) Draine of Boyes, MT; her sister Bette Bauman of Jasper, MN; seven grandchildren, Jamie (Robert) Crane, Trent (Jessi) Joehnck, Nick (Jill) Liming, David Liming, Tim (Joni) Draine, Stacie (Kelly Ostendorf), James (Dani) Draine and twelve great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 12 at 11:00 AM at St. James Lutheran Church in Belle Fourche. Interment will follow at 2:30 PM at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

An online guest book is available at klinefuneralchapel.com



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