Date of BirthOctober 23, 1955

Shirley Duwe Obituary

Date of BirthOctober 23, 1955

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Date of PassingJanuary 12, 2017

Shirley Duwe Obituary

from west palm beach, Wisconsin, United States

Date of BirthOctober 23, 1955

Shirley Duwe Obituary

Date of BirthOctober 23, 1955

618 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 12, 2017

Shirley Duwe Obituary

from west palm beach, Wisconsin, United States


Duwe, ShirleyShirley A. Duwe, age 61, of Marion passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Neenah, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on September 28th.The former Shirley Ann Gruenstern was born on October 23, 1955 at the Clintonville Hospital to Gordon and Mary Jane (Grenz) Gruenstern. She grew up on the family farm in the Town of Dupont, Waupaca County. Shirley graduated from Marion High School in 1974. She was united in marriage on July 24, 1976 to Brian N. Duwe at St. John Lutheran Church, Marion. Shirley began at Aid Association for Lutherans in the mail / supply room and worked her way up to be a Senior Buyer in the Purchasing Department. She was employed by Thrivent Financial in Appleton for over 41 years. The couple lived in Neenah from 1976 until returning to the Marion area in 1999. Shirley and Brian settled in their dream home which they built on family land in 2001.Shirley was a longtime active member of St. John Lutheran Church, Marion, where she volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher, former Church Council member, and served on the Stewardship and Cemetery Committees. Her interests included flower gardening, going to craft fairs, and shopping for her nieces and nephews. She loved weekend adventures with her husband and traveling with her high school "SeaGal" friends. Shirley also liked sitting around the campfire at her home and she always enjoyed life to the fullest. Shirley's huge laugh and wonderful sense of humor was contagious to everyone around her. She will be remembered most as a loving wife, a caring sister, and a proud aunt. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Brian; and three sisters, Mary Hoppe of Marion, Cheryl Richter of West Palm Beach, FL, and Colleen (Dennis) Piller of Appleton. There are two nieces and one nephew, Tracy (Chris) Hoffmann, Tammy (Darrell) Kerneen, and Greg (Alyssa) Richter. There are seven great nieces and nephews: Patron, Parker, and Piper Hoffmann; Joslyn Hoppe and Savanah Kerneen; Carter and Cole Richter. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, a brother-in-law Roy Hoppe, and her father and mother-in-law Robert and Marcella Duwe.A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 11:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, Marion, with Rev. Beth Macha officiating. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 AM until time of service at the church.In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to "St. John Lutheran - Sunday School Program" in Shirley's memory.

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