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Doris E. Silkey, longtime resident of Carrington, ND, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, ND.

Doris Elaine Silkey was born to Grace (Carter) and Ross Reichert on November 25, 1920 at Carrington hospital in Carrington, ND.  She was raised on a farm just west of Carrington and attended school and graduated from Carrington High School.

Doris was married to Elmer Silkey on May 17, 1939, in the Trinity Lutheran Church parsonage.  To this union, Doris and Elmer were blessed with two sons, Richard Brian and Roger Dean.  At the time of Elmer’s death in 1999, Doris and Elmer had been married just short of 60 years.

Nearly all of Doris’s life was centered in Carrington, except for a short time during World War II when she and Elmer moved to Omaha, NE where Elmer worked in a military aircraft plant.

Doris was a loving and devoted wife, patient and caring mother, and especially took pride in doing her part as homemaker of the Silkey household. There was always something good coming from Doris’s kitchen.   In later years, Doris was employed at the JCPenney store and Foster County Bank, both in Carrington.  She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Doris is survived by her sons, Richard (Barbara), Dickinson, ND;  and Roger (Kathie), Fargo, ND; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband (Elmer), one brother (John Robert) who was killed in World War II, and one sister (Florence).

Visitation will be held Monday one hour prior to services at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 10, 2018, at 11:00AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Burial will be held at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Doris was a dear, sweet lady. We had many coffee times together and always something good at her house for dessert.. I will treasure those times. She often talked about her family, she loved you all dearly. Our Deepest Sympathy to you all

  2. Dick & Barb, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to you and yours.

  3. Roger and Kathie as well as the rest of the family: My condolences to you during this difficult time. Remember the memories you have will get you through
    Jane Kallberg Cody

  4. Doris was a kind sweet lady. Her and Elmer were our neighbors and friends for the years we lived in Carrington.
    We have wonderful memories of her and send our deepest sympathy to her entire family.

  5. To Dick, Roger and Families,
    We were sorry to read of Doris
    passing. She was a special lady who always had a smile and was glad to see us whenever we would stop for a visit. Our heartfelt sympathy to you all.
    Harriet and Gerald Pierson

  6. Roger and Kathie and family, you are in our prayers. Your mom was one of the great ladies we remember from our early days in Carrington. She was a blessing to many, including us.
    Janell Edinger Edwards and Tim
    Jerome Edinger and Donna

  7. Doris (and Elmer) were good neighbors to Emelia and Gus Miller. I have fond memories of seeing their tidy home across from Grandma & Grandpa’s. May God bless your families. Jerilyn


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