Mamie Kelling

Mamie Kelling, 99, Killdeer, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the Hill Top Home of Comfort, Killdeer. 

Mamie Kelling
Mamie Kelling

Posted June 14, 2013

Mamie’s service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Killdeer, with Rev. John Simonson officiating.  Inurnment will follow at the Oakdale Cemetery, Killdeer.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Mamie Fischer was born May 18, 1914, on her father’s homestead in a sod house at the foot of the Killdeer Mountains.  She was the first daughter of Anton and Marie (Johnson) Fischer.

She attended grade school at Oakdale School #1 and graduated from Killdeer High School in 1932.  Mamie later attended Dickinson State Teachers College and earned a teaching degree. She taught school in the Killdeer area for three years before her marriage to Lloyd William Random on April 11, 1936.  Four sons were born to them, Wendell, Delwin, Ronald, and Wayne.

Mamie and Lloyd operated the Oakdale Post Office for 17 years and the Oakdale Dairy for 16 years.  Her husband Lloyd died on August 20, 1958.

She married Oliver Kelling on March 20, 1963, and together they lived on the Oliver Kelling farm until November 1993, at which time they moved into Killdeer.  Oliver died on April 10, 1996, at the Hill Top Home of Comfort.

Mamie belonged to the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Killdeer, and the American Legion Auxiliary.  She liked to cook, bake, sew, crochet, work in the garden, and put together puzzles.

Mamie is survived by her sons, Wendell (Sandra) Random, Delwin (Dorothy) Random, and Wayne (Inge) Random; daughter-in-law, Darlene Random; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Fischer; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Lloyd and Oliver; five brothers; one sister; and her son Ronald.

Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson,

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