Nieboer, Shirley Mae Shirley danced and sang her way into Heaven while on vacation in California on November 21, 2012. She left after a wonderful week on California's Central Coast. Ate her favorite meal, hot dogs, visited the Farmers Market, ate Clam Chowder, watched surfers and sea otters, "shopped till you dropped" at resale shops, and found pants with studs, that fit! She was so excited to see palm trees! Toured Hearst Castle, and of course a hot dog. Her evening was spent dining under the stars with Filet Mignon. Singing and laughing back to her suite where Shirley passed away... Upon arriving in Heaven, we are all sure, her and Vicki Haugen, her sister, are on "one fantastic shopping trip and their glasses are always full!"... A trip to complete a lifetime! Shirley lived a full life! Born January 6, 1938 in Fremont, Michigan the daughter of Janet and Bernard Nieboer. After completing Nurses Training, Shirley moved to Minneapolis and started a life long career at First Christian Nursing Home spanning over 40 years, retiring as head of medical records. During Shirley's early days at First Christian she had the good fortune to meet the love of her life, Andy Morgan. Shirley and Andy spent the next 40+ years together until his passing in August of 2010. Shirley moved to Frankfort to care for her sister Vicki until her passing in December of 2010. Surviving, is her Fremont family and her brother-in-law, Niel Haugen of Frankfort. A service will be held December 29, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort. Interment will be in "The Wild Garden" at "The Farm" for Shirley and Vicki per their wishes. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Twin Cities in Shirley and Andy's name.
Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 23, 2012