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Ridgley, Shirley A.

Shirley A. Ridgley, 84, Green Bay, died peacefully early Monday morning, August 11, 2014, at home. Born July 5, 1930, in Green Bay, she is the daughter of the late Clarence and Evelyn (Fritsche) Wohlfeil. In her early years, Shirley was employed as an elevator operator at Prange's where she met her future husband, Dean Ridgley. She later worked as a housekeeper at the Midway Motor Lodge. Shirley frequently took walks to one of her favorite spots, the Southwest Branch Library. She will be remembered for her enjoyment of reading, walking and riding her bike, playing Solitaire, Scrabble, working crossword puzzles along with baking her famous raspberry and pumpkin pies.

Shirley is survived by three children and one son-in-law, Wendy and Joe Kunesh, John Ridgley, all of Green Bay and Heidi Ridgley of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren, Ryan (Kelly) Kunesh and their children, Reese and Tyson, Howards Grove, Justin (Mary Beth) Kunesh, Milwaukee, Ashley Kunesh, Portland, OR and Dustin Ridgley, Green Bay; one brother and sister-in-law, Terrance and Lois Wohlfeil of Wautoma; former husband, Dean Ridgley; nieces and nephews, Barb (Paul), Kim (Mike), Linda (Dan), and Steve (Melanie); and other relatives and friends.

Visitation at St. Joseph Church, 1224 12th Avenue, Thursday (TODAY)) from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. TODAY at the church with the Rev. Ryan Starks officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. MALCORE (West) Funeral Home serving the family. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to share a condolence with the family.

Shirley's family extends a special thank you to Unity Hospice, particularly Melissa, and also to Marlene Palmer, who assisted in making mom's life as comfortable as possible in her final weeks.

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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, 2014
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