Amy Bickler

July 7, 1925-Jan. 12, 2020

Amy Bickler, 94, Minot,

ND, passed away Sunday,

January 12, 2020, in her


Amy Anita Holmly was

born July 7, 1925, the

daughter of Alfred and

Anna (Braaten) Holmly, in

Nanson, ND. She graduat-ed from Rolette High

School in 1943. She at-

tended nursing school

through the Nurses Cadet

Corps and received her

Registered Nursing degree

in 1946.

She married Philip

“Scottie” Bickler on No-

vember 28, 1946 in Mylo,

ND. Amy was originally

employed at the Good

Samaritan Hospital in

Rugby, ND before moving

to Minot in 1948. She

continued her career at

Trinity Hospital and then

Medical Arts Clinic.

She was a member of

Vincent United Methodist

Church and its Women’s

Circle for over 60 years.

She was also a member of

the Crosstown Homemak-ers Club for more than 40


Amy was an excellent

cook and baker; mastering

the skill of making lefse,

divinity, fudge, krumkake,

sandbakkels, flatbread,

rosettes, and last but not

least, her famous fried

chicken. She was also an

avid Minnesota Twins

fan, as well as a fierce

competitor during Wheel

of Fortune every night.

Amy was a wonderful

wife, mother, and grand-

mother. She will be dear-

ly missed by all who had

the pleasure of knowing

and loving her.

Her loving family in-

cludes: children, Gary

(Vicki) Bickler, Jackson-

ville Beach, FL, Kelly

(Gail) Bickler, Minot, and

Mark (Nicky) Bickler,

Minot, ND; grandchildren,

Derek (Sara) Bickler, Scott

(Annette) Bickler, Ryan

Bickler, Jared (Lindsay)

Bickler, and Jessica Vold;

great-grandchildren, Mya

Bickler, Justin Bickler,

Amy Bickler, Nellie

Bickler, Lachlan Vold and

Briar Vold; sisters-in-law,

Argyle Baukol, Sequim,

WA; Monie Bickler,

Enumclaw, WA, and

Genevieve Holmly, Salem,

OR; and numerous nieces

and nephews.

She was preceded in

death by: her husband,

Philip “Scottie”, who

passed away June 9, 2019;

her parents, Alfred and

Anna Holmly; brothers,

Gordon, Lester, and Gil-

man Holmly; and sister,

Lucile Anfinson.

Celebration of Amy’s

Life: Friday, January 17,

2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Vin-

cent United Methodist

Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Visitation: There will

be no reviewal, but

friends may sign the regis-

ter book on Thursday,

January 16, 2020, from 4

to 6 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Memorials: are pre-

ferred to Vincent United

Methodist Church, Trinity

Hospice, or to an organi-

zation of the donor’s


Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at www.thompson