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November 16, 2012
I am sorry to hear about your passing - you were a great person to be around. Thanks for all your help - you will be missed.
October 16, 2012
I think about you every day, Auntie Shirley, but especially today on your birthday. I smile knowing that you're stirring up trouble and having some laughs wherever you are. I miss you. I love you.
October 13, 2012
I worked with Shirley at EduServ. Shirley was always available to work through any issue and had a great sense of humor and commitment to doing the right thing. I will always remember Shirley fondly. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Olivia Walker
October 12, 2012
I had the opportunity to work with Shirley when she consulted with G&K Services. She was a knowledgeable resource, a terrific partner and a lovely person. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in your memories.
October 10, 2012
Ruth, Sarah and I share our condolences. From my colleagues in AARP MN I know of her brilliance. From sister Audrey we know of her kindness.
October 08, 2012
Shirley - all of us are struggling with the reality that you have really left us. You touched so many of us with your knowledge, your loyalty and your friendship. You will remain in our hearts forever. Condolences to Tim and each member of your family.

In sympathy and with love,

Karla and Tom Blomberg
October 06, 2012
Dear Tim and Family,

My heartfelt sympathy extends to you in the loss of Shirley. My connection goes back to her counsel and leadership roles with HEMAR and Eduserv. She was extremely bright, straight forward, fair and a tough negotiator. I coincidentally ran into Shirley downtown one evening a couple of years ago. She hadn't changed a bit. It was fun to catch up after several years. Heaven just gained a heck of an advisor!
October 06, 2012
To Tim and the Chase family,
My deepest, heartfelt condolences. Shirley was brilliant.
October 06, 2012
I am keeping a candle lit for you for 49 days and reading "The Thirty Seven Bodhisattva Practices" daily for you. Thank you for all that you have done. My life is enriched because of you. My son's life would have been a wreck without you. I remember you answering my question if your mother had to be Jewish to be Jewish and you said- yes or you had to have two sister-in-laws that were Jewish. You were the best - always. My love to you. Kris (noelle) ps my sincerest condolences to your family.
October 05, 2012
Tim,

My condolences to you and your families.
Shirley was kind and wonderful person.
October 05, 2012
Shirley Chase, My Cousin, my rock. I have had you in my life since the day I was born. Our families were not like most, we did everything together. Every holiday, birthday was cause for celebration, and boy we sure did. When we asked who would be at a event, we were always told "just family", I knew that meant, Swiler/Chase together. There you were, asking me how it was going, giving me advice on the latest book to read, or just chatting about your latest trip. When we needed you most, when we had to get our business going, you were there to get it done. Boy, oh boy, you did! I love that you worked out a barter with Jim. He was more than happy to come over and take care of the house for you and Tim. Usually, his last stop of the day so he could spend extra time talking with one or both of you.
I will miss you my dear cousin, more than you know. That chat we had in the Kitchen last year, will still remain between just us.
Love you, Miss you,
Beva (Swiler) Steinberg
October 05, 2012
It is so hard for me to express in words just how Shirley impacted my life. I had the privilege of feeling like she was one of my best friends for some 45 years and those memories are cherished and will never stop. She is truely one in a million and will be in my heart for ever.
October 05, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to Shirley's family. I worked for her when she was the Commissioner of Labor & Industry. We tackled many challenges together. I had the utmost respect for her and she was a pleasure to work with. She will be missed.
October 05, 2012
My coldolences to the entire Chase family.
October 04, 2012
Audrey, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. It has been so many years, but I remember her well. I hope you find comfort in her memory. Please accept my condolences.
October 04, 2012
Dear Sedalia, Audrey and Larry,
I was your neighbor and high school classmate of Audrey's. At that time, I knew only that Shirley was Audrey's adorable little sister. But, when i went to William Mitchell law school, she was now my classmate, study group partner and friend. I am truly saddened at this tragic loss of such a wonderful person at her young age. She had one of the sharpest wits,tremendous intelligence and certainly one of the most enjoyable people that I had the blessing to know.
She made a positive difference in my life for which I am grateful.
October 04, 2012
Dear Shirley's Family, I had the good fortune of getting to know Shirley a few years ago through my colleague and friend, Wenda Thompson. Shirley was our legal counsel and helped us with many matters. Shirley was not only a great attorney, but also an awesome person - straightforward, honest, with a high level integrity. Through the years I came to admire Shirley, although I had never ever met her in person. I am extremely saddened by her loss and will miss her dearly. My condolences go out to her family and friends.
October 04, 2012
I was saddened by the news of Shirley's passing. Shirley was my boss and mentor during her role as General Counsel and President. She was generous in sharing her intelligence, persuasion tactics and wit with me. I am a better counsel for having worked with her. She will be fondly remembered. My condolences to you and your family.
October 04, 2012
Tim and Family. I am so sorry to hear about Shirley. Although we have not been in touch for many years, I have so many fond memories of Shirley. Shirley was my mentor and so supportive when I was in law school. She always made me laugh especially when she smashed the champagne glass at her wedding! She was also my mentor/ role model to follow in her footsteps on great international adventures. She lived a fabulous life full of great friends and experiences. I am sorry she is gone so young. Roseanne Hope
October 04, 2012
Shirley and I sat on the Planned Parenthood MN/SD/ND board together. Shirley was a dynamo. We loved sharing our St. Louis Park and Beth El Synagogue roots. May her memory be for a blessing.
October 04, 2012
I interacted with Shirley during the final years of EDUSERV corporation in St. Paul. I found her engaging, hard working and funny. Not something that fits in the stereotype for a lawyer. My condolences on her passing. 56 is too young.
October 04, 2012
Tim- We are so saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. The book club/food fests were such great times - tremendous conversation, great debates and dear friends. We have missed them and both of you. We are so saddened that we have not reached out before now to renew our acquaintance.
October 04, 2012
We are very fortunate to have known Shirley, getting together at the lake and parties at their house. Always interesting conversations with Shirley and Tim. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
October 04, 2012
I learned a tremendous amount from Shirley in the time I was able to work with her. Her impact on my life will never be forgotten.
October 04, 2012
Shirley,
you are one of the highlights of my life.
October 04, 2012
My sincere condolences to the family during this time of sorrow. May your hearts soon be filled with loving memories of joyful times together as you celebrate the life of Shirley. And may the God of all comfort help you in your time of grief.
October 04, 2012
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Shirley. I never had the chance to meet her in person but spent time together on the phone help[ing me with issues regarding a former employer. I thought this women was something special taking time out of her vacation to call me and talk to me about my situation. I will always be thankful to her for what she did out of the kindness of her heart!! Heaven just gained another angel!!
October 03, 2012
Our love, prayers and support are with you through this tough time. Shirley has even a great neighbor, engaging book club member, and caring person to me since I moved here. She will be deeply missed. Tina and Gib Coleman
October 03, 2012
Dear Sedelia
I'm known the pain of losing my parents, spouse,'n siblings too
But in my imagination that's totally wild
Can I imagine the pain of losing a child
My sincere sympathies to you
My God heal your broken heart quickly
October 03, 2012
Dearest Tim, Sedalia and your families, Jesse and I will never ever forget our dear friend, her love, kindness and complete unfailing support of us and our entire family. Shirley was there the night we met, a bridesmaid in our wedding and our vow remewal. She was one of the first to arrive at our home after the Gov.election in 1999 and instantly began to coordinate the Governor Elect office and staff. Shirley helped me plan and execute the inauguration, People's Celebration and all the events leading up to that big day. She continued to support both of us throughout the 4 years including becoming a commisioner when the position needed to be filled quickly and by someone immanently qualified to do it. She was involved in the planning of the party when the Governor's term ended and not only made it a success as a party but also a fund raiser for the Jade Foundation and Wishes and More and the Roosevelt High School Scholarship Fund. Shirley has been involved in every important event of our lives. We are so very sad to face the rest of our time on earth without her. We send you all our love and gratitude for allowing us to share her for over 40 years. Terry and Jesse Ventura
October 03, 2012
I will always remember you with our special connection. May you rest in peace. My sympathy to your entire family. I only wish we had met sooner!
October 03, 2012
The world is a smaller place without Shirley's bright mind and rapier quick wit. I cherish the time we shared, the fun we had and beating her in nuclear Risk (we won't talk about how many times she beat me). It was a life well lived and I am better person for having known her.

I will miss her.
October 03, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Shirley. Shirley is a wonderful colleague, friend and trusted member of our study group at William Mitchell. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and her family.
October 03, 2012
We're shocked and saddened. Tim, Please accept our sympathy. Shirley was a very intelligent, motivated, talented, adventurous and fun person. She will be greatly missed.
October 03, 2012
I was so very sorry and sad to hear of Shirley's passing. I only knew her slightly, through mutual friends, but she treated me like we'd always been pals. She was obviously a genuinely kind, generous, wonderful person who was unfailingly there for her friends and family, and great fun to be with. My deepest condolences to all...may her memory always be a blessing.
October 03, 2012
So very very sad to hear of Shirley's illness and passing. I knew her only slightly, through mutual friends, but she treated me like we'd always been pals. I could tell she was a truly kind, generous, wonderful person who was always there for her friends and was great fun to be with. My deepest condolences to all of you...may her memory always be a blessing.
October 03, 2012
My sincere sympathy to all who loved Shirley. I had the good fortune to work with her in the Ventura administration.

In thought and prayer,
October 03, 2012
Dear Chase family, I am so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. I still remember Shirley babysitting me as a child. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
October 03, 2012
This news is so very sad I remember Shirley as a young girl when I was visiting her family almost every day during Junior High school. My deepest condolences to your family may Shirley's memory be for a blessing.
October 03, 2012
Tim, Words can't express the magnitude of loss .... She was a fantastic lady and we feel for her, you, and all those impacted. Jamaica will never be the same - Know that we are here for you - Scott, Jennifer, Lauren, Megan, Alexis & Jimmy
October 03, 2012
Words can't say how much we will miss you. We will just keep thoughts of all the good times we had over the almost 50 years together. We know you will be looking over us until we meet up again.
Your best friends always!!
Linda and Jeff
October 03, 2012
We have been together in this life for almost 57 years..as my cousin and mate since the week we were born together, we have had a special bond. So many memories and experiences will be cherished. Love You! TRS!
October 03, 2012
I am deeply saddened by Shirley's passing. We worked closely together at ITT - long ago. We had a lot of good times. My thoughts and prayers are with Tim and his and Shirley's families. God Bless You All.
October 03, 2012
Shirley was a fantastic mentor and person. Her influence on me will always be remembered.
October 03, 2012
I meet Shirley while she was commissioner of Labor and Industry, nice lady. My thoughts and prayer are with you all.
October 03, 2012
I say this cuz I know you'll hear
You'll hear cuz I know your there
I feel your strength every day
I've kept it with me my whole life
Nothing will ever change that
Your magic touched everyone
I'm blessed to have you in me
Love you so much, Blair J
October 03, 2012
Dear Shirley,
Your light flickered a little bit yesterday, but we carry Your Bright Flame with us forever.
October 03, 2012
I remember Pat and I meeting you for the first time at Sargent Preston's with Tim 30 years ago. Who would have thought how fortunate I would become to have you as my good friend as well as my sister in law. My life has been enriched by your presence. So much wisdom, so many wonderful times together, so many memories I'll never forget. Love you...
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