Shirley J. WiskerchenShirley J. Wiskerchen, 78, of South Range, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Solvay Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.
Shirley J. Wiskerchen, 78, of South Range, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Solvay Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.
Shirley was born in Thief River Falls, Minn., on March 6, 1934, the daughter of Victor and Blanche Kooyer.
Shirley is survived by her husband Peter of 63 years; three children, Mary (Terry) Noyes of Superior, Steven (Trish) Wiskerchen of McHenry, Ill., and Sandy (Gordy) Wallgren of Superior; grandchildren, Anita Treakle, Karen Nevin, Angela Miles, Joseph Piludu, Nicholas Piludu, Vanessa Leuer, Jacklin Wallgren and Curtis Wallgren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; brothers and sisters, Barbra Granroth, Betty VeVea, Raymond Kooyer, James Kooyer, Doris Rindahl and Debbie Dean; an aunt, Dorothy Morehouse; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard, Donald and Glenn Kooyer; and an uncle, Walter Morehouse.
She worked for the Superior School District as a Bus Driver for over 20 years.
Shirley enjoyed camping and fishing, spending time at the cabin in Minong and going to flea markets. She was a member of the TOPS club. She was the oldest of ten children and family was most important to her.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Noon funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N 19th St. Superior, Rev. Richard Blood will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
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