William “Bill” E. Hollister: 1930-2019

William “Bill” E. Hollister was born May 6, 1930, to Edward and Lucille (Chambers) Hollister in Hot Springs, SD. He graduated from high school in 1948 from Newell, SD. He was in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954, stationed in Alaska. After his honorable discharge, he went home and worked on the family ranch and eventually took over when his parents retired and moved to Spearfish.

On June 25, 1961, he married Shirley Milberg and was stepfather to her daughters, Becky and Sandi. Their daughter, Jeanne, was born in 1962. They lived on the ranch until 1988, when they moved to Sturgis and lived there until 2010, then moved to Spearfish.

Bill’s favorite pastimes were reading, music, and riding horses. He was always willing to help the neighbors with projects, and they returned the favor to him.

Bill Hollister, 88, of Spearfish, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Spearfish Canyon Healthcare.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Jeanne (Kevin) Frasier, and Sandi (Steve) Litschewski; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jean, Fay, Marjorie, and Ardeth; and stepdaughter, Becky.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with Pastor Tom Martin officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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