Shirley Guenthner


Shirley Guenthner

August 9, 1934 – June 30, 2021.

Shirley Guenthner, 86, Mohall, formerly of Dickinson, died Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at a Mohall nursing home.

She was born Aug. 9, 1934, on the family farm southeast of Dickinson, the daughter of John M. and Celestine (Olheiser) Kuntz. Growing up, she attended St. Pius School in Schefield. Shirley helped on her family farm until moving to Dickinson.

Shirley married Dewey Guenthner April 12, 1969, raising two children, Scott and Sherri. They made their home in Dickinson, and through the years, lived in Great Falls, Mont., Denver, Colo., Crosby, Minot, Bismarck and Mohall. Shirley was an entrepreneur, owning “Shirley’s Gifts” and “The Red Mustache” in Dickinson. She later spent many years in hospitality management; including the Holiday Inn in Dickinson, the Sheraton Inn, Minot, and the Radisson Inn in Bismarck. She loved serving others. She was a devout Catholic and avid bowler. Mostly she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. A devastating stroke in 2001 slowed her down but didn’t stop her. She had a zest for baseball, football, and a warm beer while watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings games. She will be remembered for her quick wit and selflessness.

Family: Shirley is survived by her son, Scott (Jodi) Guenthner, Mohall; daughter, Sherri (Jeff) Edberg, Fargo; six grandchildren, Madison Reynolds, Brooke and Grace Edberg, and Riley, Trinity and Sydney Guenthner; sister, Rose Fitterer; brother, Peter Kuntz, Dickinson; sisters-in-law, Magdalene, Betty, Mildred, Bev, and Carol; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley is preceded in death by: her husband; Dewey; sister, Eva Weiler; sister-in-law, Rose Kuntz; brothers, Henry, Adam, Leo, Markus and Fred Kuntz; and brothers-in-law, Peter Weiler and Eugene Fitterer.

A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.

Memorials: Memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 246, Mohall, ND 58761-0246.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at

(Brose Funeral Home, Mohall)

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