Shirley Ann VanderHelm, of Braham, passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Cambridge Medical Center. She was 74 years old.
A PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE AND INURMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.
Shirley VanderHelm, of Braham, passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Cambridge Medical Center. She was 74 years old.
Shirley was born on March 29, 1947 in Mora, Minnesota to parents Raymond and Myrtle (Hofflin) Pearson.
Shirley was a kind and selfless mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, especially going out to eat at Culvers. She enjoyed bowling in her younger years and loved playing games like bean bags and crazy eights. Shirley watched Wheel of Fortune almost nightly and was an expert at solving the puzzles. Shirley will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Sam VanderHelm; son Michael Johnson; twin sister Sharyl Pearson; and sister-in-law Mary Pearson.
She is survived by her son Ronald (Julie) Johnson; daughter-in-law Nina Johnson; grandchildren Megan Johnson (Chad), Melissa Johnson, Brad (Holly) Johnson, Bobbie (Joe) Peterson and Beth (Mason) Ramberg; great grandchildren, Weston, Evelyn, Ensley, Jessa, Brynlee, Alayna, Wesley, Karter, Bristol, and Brooklyn; brother Raymond Pearson; many other relatives and friends.