Shelly Caroline

July 2, 1960-July 19, 2021

Shelly Caroline, 61,

Minot, ND, died Monday,

July 19, 2021, in her home

in Minot.

Shelly Marie Caroline

was born July 2, 1960, the

daughter of LuVerne and

Darlene (Zeltinger) Caro-

line, in Kenmare, ND. She

was raised in the Kenmare

area until age six, when

she moved to Grafton to

attend the Grafton State


Shelly entered into the

Kalix, formerly Minot Vo-

cational Adjustment

Workshop family on Oc-

tober 19, 1987, where she

enjoyed many years in the

day service program.

Some of the activities she

favored were trips to the

zoo and Jam Nights at

Rockin’ Horse. She en-

joyed helping around the

house, nature, bird watch-

ing, people watching,

dressing up for Hal-

loween, foot rubs and the

Golden Girls. Her favorite

color was pink and she

loved all things blingy.

In her younger years,

she was often seen with

the Connect Four game at

home, challenging staff

and housemates to battles.

Shelly had the most beau-

tiful strawberry blonde

hair that staff loved help-

ing her style. She also en-

joyed having her nails

painted. Her smile lit up a

room along with her

sassy, spunky personality

that carried on through

her final days. Shelly will

be missed dearly by her

family at Kalix and they

would like to tell their

favorite Golden Girl,

“Thank you for being a


Surviving family in-

cludes: father and step-

mother, LuVerne and

Marie Caroline, Minot;

sisters, Kimberly and Lin-

da; stepsister, Katherine

Anderson; stepbrothers,

Michael and Thomas Kra-

mer; and several nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Shelly was preceded in

death by: her mother,

Darlene; brother, Ronald.

Liturgy of the Word

Service: Friday, July 23,

2021, at 10:00 a.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home Chapel, Minot.

Those attending are asked

to wear pink in honor of

Shelly, as it was her favor-

ite color. Also, those at-

tending are asked to wear

masks for the safety of all

who are in attendance,

which is a KALIX policy.

Interment: St. Agnes

Catholic Cemetery, Ken-

mare, ND.

Visitation: Friday one

hour prior to the service

at the funeral home.

Memorials: are pre-

ferred to the Roosevelt

Park Zoo.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at www.thompson