Shirley DeFeyter

June 16, 1944-Oct. 6, 2020

Shirley J. DeFeyter, 76,

Velva, formerly of Minot,

died Tuesday, October 6,

2020 in a Velva care facili-ty.

Shirley Jean Trimborn

was born on June 16,

1944, a daughter of Alfred

and Evelyn (Magnuson)

Trimborn in Minot, ND.

She was raised and edu-

cated in the Sawyer, ND


In 1964, Shirley was

united in marriage to

Jesse DeFeyter in Minot.

They made their home in

Minot, where Shirley was

a homemaker and volun-

teered at Minot State. The

couple later divorced.

Shirley worked as a

custodian at Minot State

University until health

reasons forced her into re-

tirement in 1997. She en-

joyed listening to music

and going to the coffee


Shirley is survived by:

Children: Diane (Tim)

Cohrs, Darin (Anissa)

Otto; four grandchildren:

two great-grandchildren:

two sisters Marilyn Carl-

son and Sharon (Dale)

Nelson; several nieces,

nephews and cousins also


Shirley was preceded

in death by: her parents, a

granddaughter Jennifer,


Amanda Petersen, one

brother Allyn and a sister

Mary Lou.

Visitation: There will

be no reviewal as crema-

tion has taken place, how-

ever friends may sign a

guest register on Satur-

day, October 17, 2020 one

hour prior to the service

at the church.

Memorial Service: Sa-

turday, October 17, 2020

at 11 am at Oak Valley

Lutheran Church, Velva.

The service will be

livestreamed for the pub-

lic to view and may be ac-

cessed by going to





Burial: A private family

burial will take place at a

later date.

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot