Deborah Slyter, age 58 of Dunseith, died Monday at a Bismarck hospital. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 2:00 pm at the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith.
Deborah Lynn Slyter, a daughter of Oscar and Elberta (Anderson) Wenstad, was born on August 25, 1954 at Bottineau. She was reared at Dunseith and later graduated from Dunseith High School. On August 25, 1972, she married David Slyter at Dunseith. This marriage later ended. She worked as a caregiver at the Dunseith Nursing Home and at the San Haven State Hospital. She later worked as an assembler at the Turtle Mountain Corporation until she retired due to her health. She also did janitorial work at the Johnson Clinic for many years.
She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith. Deborah loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved animals an enjoyed word puzzles, painting antiques, writing, reading, photography and investigating old buildings for artifacts and treasures.
She is survived by her son, Chad Slyter of Valley City; daughter Stacey Slyter of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Abby and Olivia Slyter of Valley City and Anastasia Clinkscales of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Arlan (Darlene) Wenstad of Lansford, Don Wenstad of Rolla and Curtis Wenstad of Rolette; sisters, Connie (Lawrence) Turner of Boissevain, MB, Donna Wenstad of Dunseith and Pam Lane of Rugby; significant other, Jack Dahl of Dunseith; step-children; Jack and Heather Dahl of Skime, MN and Heidi Dahl and Darin Raftevold of Roseau, MN; step-grandchildren, Matthew, Tyra, Anastasia, Dylan, Hope, Whitnie, CJ and Hallie.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Bobbi Wenstad.
Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.