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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mary Elizbeth Altner

Mary Elizabeth Altner, age 94, of Glendive, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Glendive Medical Center. 

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Silha Funeral Home in Glendive with Reverend Ruth McKenzie officiating. Interment will be held next spring in Barnesville Cemetery in Barnesville, Minn. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Mary was born on July, 9, 1923 in Barnesville, Minn. to parents George and Ella (Emerson) Metcalf. She was raised and educated in Barnesville. While at North Dakota State University Mary met the love of her life, Allan Altner. The two were married in Barnesville on December 21, 1946. They would have celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary next week. To this union two children were born: Thomas and Sally. Mary and Allan moved to Glendive in 1947 because of Allan’s work at M.D.U. Mary enjoyed working in her flower garden and liked volunteering at her church. She was an Eastern Star. But her most favorite activity was spending time with her family on summer trips to the cabin on Pelican Lake in Minnesota. 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother and his wife.

Mary is survived by Allan Altner of Glendive; children, Thomas Altner of Worland, Wyo. and Sally (Michael) Ellestad of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; grandchildren, Matthew Altner of Dickinson, N.D., Nathan Altner of Laramie, Wyo. and Jill (John) Jarchow of New Richmond, Wis.; and one great grandchild, Ellea Jarchow.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.

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