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Syneva Sliper

Jun 21, 2013

Syneva (Borlaug) Sliper of Rugby passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby. Funeral services were held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby on June 1, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Rev. Dana Holter and Rev. Michael Pretzer officiated and Linda Shelver was the organist. Mrs. Sliper was buried in Persilla Watts Cemetery in Rugby.

Syneva was born on May 7, 1917 to Iver and Dina (Holum) Borlaug on a farm near Bonetraill in Williams County, North Dakota. She was raised and went to country school in the area.

She moved to Williston and worked at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Williston.

She met Hartvig A. Sliper and they were married on November 2, 1937 in Hillsboro. They were married for 66 years. She and Hartvig lived in Mayville, North Dakota before moving to Rugby in 1947.

She was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church. She had been a Sunday school teacher, in the WELCA, and always willing to help out where she was needed in the church.

She also worked at the Good Samaritan Hospital (now Heart of America Medical Center) in Rugby where she worked as a nurse’s aid for 19 years.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and sewing for her family. She made chokecherry jelly for many years and it was a “special treat” that she shared with her children. She liked to bake and always had a tin full of cookies. Her rhubarb pies were the best.

She is survived by her three children, daughter, Delores Asleson of Billings, Montana, and her children, Karen and Jeanie; daughter, Harriet and her husband Jerry Sorum of Rapid City, South Dakota, and their children, Kristi and Rob; and son, Myron, and his wife Clar Rene of Xenia, Ohio and their children, Michael and Wendy; ten great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Martha Thompson and Corrine Sliper; and siblings, Sally, Iva, Gloria, Willard, and Alan.

She was preceded in death by her husband on August 12, 2004, her parents, sisters, Bertha, Olga, and Irene; son-in-law Miles Asleson; sib

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