AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Shirley Jean LaDuke died on Monday, September 5, 2016 at St. Cloud Hospital. She was 57 years old.
FUNERL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
VISITATION will be Friday, September 9th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home; plus one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday.
INURNMENT will be at a later date at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Shirley Jean Angstman LaDuke, of Milaca, MN, formerly of Mora, MN died on September 5, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was 57 years old.
Shirley was born on January 31, 1959 at Kanabec Hospital in Mora, MN to Kenneth and LaVonne (McMahon) Angstman and lived in Comfort Township. She attended school in Quamba and Mora, graduating in June of 1979. She enjoyed 4-H and FFA and showed livestock in different small county fairs, Dairy Days and the MN State Fair. She had a pet goose, cats and dogs, and a lamb that followed her everywhere including into the house and napping with her on the sofa.
She worked at EPC (Mora Plastics) from the fall of 1979 until 1981. On May 27, 1979 she had a life changing motorcycle accident in Mora which left her with physical injuries and traumatic brain injuries. After her extended stay (5 months) at the University Hospital she returned to farm living with her mother. Her brother built her a cabin in the backyard where she lived for several years. She continued to work at EPC until she could no longer cope. With her SS Disability she was able to get a trailer home that she located on the farm.
While she was in the Moose Lake Hospital for two weeks she met Sylvester LaDuke. They were married 1996 and lived on the farm for a couple of years; then they bought 5 acres of land near Quamba in Whited township and bought a new trailer house where they lived with her cat and 3 dogs. Sylvester passed away from cancer in 2007. When Shirley could no longer live alone the land and trailer were sold and she went to live in a group home; first in Virginia, MN, then Duluth, and finally the Heritage House in Milaca where she lived until the time of her death.
Shirley is preceded in death by her McMahon and Angstman grandparents, father Kenneth, husband Sylvester, nephew James Angstman, and great nephew Weston Koch.
She is survived by her mother LaVonne Angstman; brother John (Marie) Angstman, sister Bonny (Randy) Morris, step-sisters, Patricia and Marlene; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.