Shirley Mae (Wild) Marousek, aged 90, passed away comfortably with her family at her side on May 15, 2021, at Tower View Villa in Rosendale. She was born on July 22, 1930 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, WI, a daughter of Emma Mary (Stumpf) and Eugene Joseph Wild.
Shirley went to school at Lincoln State Graded School in Lamartine and graduated from Brandon High School in 1947. She worked at Infant Socks in Fond du Lac and also at Wisconsin Power and Light in Brandon. On September 24, 1949 she married Herbert Charles Marousek at Peace Lutheran Church in Rosendale, WI.
Shirley later spent 29 years cheerfully driving school bus for Laper Garage. She was a member of Town and Country Homemakers and also served as secretary of FDL County Homemakers Club. She was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church of Rosendale, WI serving on church council, holding many offices of the ladies group and singing in the church choir. Shirley served on the Rosendale Memorial Day Committee and was a member of the Rosendale Historical Society.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 71 years, Herbert and two children, daughter, Lynn Ann (Michael) Moon and son Charles Eugene. She is further survived by grandchildren, Samuel Moon and Blair Moon, nephew, Larry (Joan) Conners and nieces Carol (Ames) Ressa and Kristi (Duane) Luker, and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, sister and brother-in-law Arlene and Daniel Conners, brother-in-law William Marousek and many dear old friends and neighbors.
Shirley will be remembered as a kind and generous person with a smile for everyone she met. She always found the positives in people. She loved caring for others, cooking and feeding everyone. There was nothing that she couldn’t transform into something beautiful or useful with her creativity, a little paint and some help from Herb in his workshop. She loved people, but animals had an extra special place in her heart. She saw the world as a beautiful place. She was loved by many neighbors and friends and everyone who grew up in Rosendale with her children and grandchildren knew and loved Shirl!
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on May 22, 2021, at Peace Lutheran Church, 124 South Main Street, Rosendale with funeral services to follow at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Kimberly Stowell officiating.
Inurnment will take place at Rosendale Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Peace Lutheran Church or the FDL Humane Society.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Barb Sullivan and the staff at Tower View Villa, and to Generations Hospice and all their kind caregivers.
Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkifuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420