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925 S 27th Street
BILLINGS, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-6427
Fax: 406-259-3558
Shirley Mitzner

Shirley J. Mitzner

Sunday, June 9th, 1929 - Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Shirley J. Mitzner, 90, of Billings peacefully passed away May 12, 2020. She was born June 9, 1929 in Billings to Joe and Mabel Malek. She attended school in Billings, graduating in 1947 from Billings Senior High. Shirley married Lloyd R. Mitzner on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1950. Shirley and Lloyd raised their three daughters on Murphy Avenue where she resided for 59 years before moving into Sweet Water Retirement Community during her final six years. Shirley was a self-taught seamstress and kept her girls well dressed throughout high school. She continued sewing blankets and quilts for Project Linus until her death. Collecting hummels also became a passion for Shirley, and she founded a Billings MI Hummel Chapter . She was employed as a secretary at both Billings Senior High and Riverside Junior High, retiring in 1980, two days before her husband, Lloyd, suddenly passed away.

Lloyd’s service on the U.S.S. Colorado in WWII gave Shirley the opportunity to explore all 50 states while attending reunions. Those long-time friendships with Lloyd’s navy buddies and their families were treasured throughout her life. Of her varied travel experiences, some of her favorites trips included her two grandchildren. We hope her new journey will bring her peace.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Joe Malek Jr., and Richard Malek, and son-in-law, Brian Inder.

She is survived by daughters: Deborah Fogle (Lyle)~Billings, Laura Inder~Tasmania, Australia, and Audrey Bonogofsky (Jim)~Belfry, MT, grandchildren: Katie Jo Bonogofsky~Dillon, MT, and Thomas Lloyd Bonogofsky~Ruidoso, NM, who were “her everything.” Also surviving are brother: Bill Malek,~Oregon, sister: Peggy Lingelbach~Billings, and special brother: Jue Wong~SanFrancisco, and several nieces and nephews. Her Australian step family consisting of 2 granddaughters, 4 great grandsons, and 7 great great grandchildren were also important to Shirley.

Mother will be remembered for her caramels at Christmas, popcorn balls at Thanksgiving, homemade baby blankets, needlepoint Christmas stockings, her passion for hummels , and especially the love she shared with her two grandchildren.

Per Shirley’s request, there will be no immediate service. A graveside memorial will be held at a later date.
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Beverly Hohn

Posted at 01:43am
Sorry to hear of your loss. Shirley and my mother, Inez Hohn, were good friends, and I met Shirley several times. She even attended our family reunion in Billings a couple of times. She and my Mom met through the Colorado reunions, and kept in touch all the time. They enjoyed a lot of travels together, and also shared the love of Hummels together. Mom always spoke highly of her and enjoyed their time together.
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sylvia parman

Posted at 09:30pm
With heartfelt condolences, I am thinking of your family in this time of loss
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Karen Smith Frison

Posted at 11:21am
I am so sorry for your loss, your mom was a loving, wonderful person. My dad, Dale Smith loved her dearly as a cherished friend. The last time I saw Shirley was at my dad's 90th Birthday party, she was as lovely and beautiful as I have always known her to be. She was a joy and a delight and I feel a special privilege to have known her throughout my own life. My sincere condolence's to the family.
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Candy & Dennis Klein

Posted at 10:23am
I was so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. I enjoyed hearing about the family when I saw her and through Christmas Cards. I don’t know what happened between my mom & dad & your mom but I know they used to be very close. I was glad to see her & Audrey at Grand Park. My heart felt sympathy goes to your family. Candy Klein
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Posted at 12:32pm
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