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Elizabeth Hatter
August 16, 1927 - November 29, 2023

Place of Birth: Sidney, MT
Residence: Sidney, MT
Age: 96

Elizabeth Hatter, age 96, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2023 at Sidney Health Care.

Elizabeth was born August 16, 1927, to Joe and Florence (Kightlinger) Wheeling. She attended Shadwell School and further graduated from Sidney High School, where she had many classmates who remained close throughout the years. Upon graduation, Elizabeth attended one year of business college in Fargo, ND before returning home to the ranch in Squaw Gap.

On November 11, 1947, Elizabeth married Russell (Jack) Hatter. They made their home in Spring Creek, 3 miles north of Squaw Gap. Their house was an old granary shipped out here from Wisconsin in the 1890s and Elizabeth made it a home where they raised their children Perry, David, Patrick, and Mary. Their door was always open to neighborhood children and families as well.

Elizabeth was well known for her homemaking skills! She always had a meal ready for threshing crews, branding crews, family, and anyone who happened to stop by. Meals were at 12 noon and 6 pm-Be On Time! Her Carmel rolls, buns, bread, lefse, donuts, cookies, and homemade butter were always in demand. Elizabeth always had a big garden from which she spent endless hours canning and sharing. There were always African violets blooming in the kitchen and living room, and her sewing machine was tuned up and ready to patch jeans or sew a quilt.

Teaching life skills was a must in her household. She never turned down the opportunity to go to the school and teach kids how to make butter and homemade ice cream. Her grandchildren remember making lefse, butchering chickens, and enjoying lots of goodies at the kitchen table. You seldom ever left their home without a plate full of tasty treats, and never left hungry.

Elizabeth remained on the ranch after Jack passed away in 2007. She continued to raise chickens, a vast garden, and was known to check her coon traps daily!

Elizabeth: Rest in Peace. Your work on Earth is done!

She is survived by her children Perry, David (Crystal), Patrick (Kay), and Mary, as well as 9 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren. Also, a very special friend, Sandy Metcalf.

Elizabeth was proceeded in death by her husband, Jack; infant brother, Arthur; Brothers, Howard and Clifford; Daughter in-law, Kristi; and Sister in-law, Amba.

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Nancy Wisness (Watford City/Mesa, ND/AZ)
Nov 29, 2023
I am sorry to learn this. I loved Elizabeth! She did my Christmas baking for many years. My kids loved all her goodies....and so did we. It was always a treasure hunt to find what she had baked, and we stretched those goodies as long as we could. My sympathy to all the family. I miss my friends from Squaw Gap.

Nancy Wisness
Connie Angel (Sidney, MT)
Nov 30, 2023
I'm grateful to have known Elizabeth Hatter and she was so welcoming to all she met. I so appreciated that she took in my Mom's chicken (Molita) and kept her. She knew me and my sister could not keep the chicken in town. I am forever grateful to her for helping us out so many years ago. My prayers & condolences to all the Hatter family.
frank and joyce Dahl (billings, mt.)
Dec 1, 2023
Dear Pat and Kay: Please accept our sympathy for the loss of your mom . The Dahls
Diane (Grote, TX)
Dec 1, 2023
Thinking of the family. She was a very hard working wife and mom.
Doug Hettich
Dec 1, 2023
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Hatter Family.
Paul and Beth Groshart (Billings, MT)
Dec 3, 2023
To the Hatter families we are sorry to hear of your loss. First met Elizabeth when she would bring baked goods to Crestwood Inn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Mark and Marilyn Olson (Sidney , MT)
Dec 3, 2023
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Lisa Fox
Dec 3, 2023
What a wonderful lady! She will always be a part of some of my fondest teaching memories. She was always willing to share her knowledge, home, and experience with our students to help us learn. I once spilled cream all down and under her fridge. I was mortified! She just rolled with it and I ended up taking some caramel rolls home! She was gracious and so obviously loved by her family and community. My condolences to her family.
Dec 4, 2023
My Prayers go out to the family, hoping your memories help lessen the pain of loss your going through..
Susie Erickson (Sidney, Mt.)
Dec 6, 2023
From the family of Dale Erickson to the family of Elizabeth Hatter, our sincere sympathy.
Dorothy Moe Reil (Alexander, ND)
Dec 8, 2023
My sincerest sympathy to all the family. Elizabeth was just the best! I know I never left her home hungry!
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