AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Shirley Ann Neitzel, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. She was 86 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick with Pastor Sierra Westerman.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 4:00- 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 24th at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INURNMENT will be on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in the Eagleton Cemetery in Bloomer, Wisconsin.
Shirley Ann Neitzel of Mora, Minnesota passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at FirstLight Health System (previously known as Kanabec County Hospital) from complications following a stroke. She was 86 years old.
Shirley was born June 30, 1930 in Bloomer, Wisconsin to Ralph and Ruth (Collier) Palmer. She lived on the family farm until graduating from Bloomer High School in 1948. She was a secretary for Chippewa Motor Freight in Chippewa Falls, where she met Lowell Neitzel, her future husband. Shirley had fond memories of evenings spent with Lowell at The Pines.
Shirley was united in marriage to Lowell Gust Neitzel of Eagleton, Wisconsin on March 18, 1950. Of this union they became the proud parents of seven lovely children.
Shirley and Lowell resided in Bloomer until 1956 when they moved to the Mora area. Shirley worked at Kanabec County Hospital. Anyone entering the doors of the hospital was greeted with Shirley’s smile. She loved life, and never met a stranger. She retired from her beloved post at the hospital after more than twenty-five years of services, but remained there in spirit, and volunteered there with the Hospital Auxiliary until she was no longer able.
Shirley was a past president of the Mora American Legion Auxiliary, of which she remained a member until her death. She enjoyed gardening, Bible study, and sports. She was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers. She also liked spending time with her family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lowell, brother Lester and sister Ione, daughter Lisa Ruth, and granddaughter Stephanie.
She is survived by children Mark (Ruth) Neitzel of Seattle, WA; Ginny Turner of Mora; Marcia (Roger) Kringen of Colville, WA; Steve Neitzel of Bothell, WA; Kurt (Barb) Neitzel of Northfield, MN; and Sara Joy Neitzel of Mora; grandchildren Angela, Heather, Jake, Mike, Spencer, Tommy, Nick, Joey, Robert, Shannon, and Shawn; great-grandchildren Dawson, Logan, Kelly, Megan, Colette, Evan, Audrey, Natalia, Gabriella, Dominique, Ryan, Ricky, Avery; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and many friends.