Shirley Gerzmehle(1927 - 2013)

Gerzmehle, Shirley M.

Shirley M. Gerzmehle, age 85, of 3411 Washington Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Friday, April 5, 2013 at Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Bill Beaton will officiate. Visitation will be at Ritchay Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 PM Monday and Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 AM. Entombment will take place at Forest Hill Mausoleum.

Shirley was born September 28, 1927 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Floyd and Mary (Powers) Lutz. She married Dick Gerzmehle in August 1947 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He died May 3, 1998. Shirley was a meter attendant for the City of Wisconsin Rapids for many years retiring in 1979. Shirley was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary and the Eagles Club.

Shirley is survived by three children, Mary (Gerald) Pieper of Caledonia, MN, Steve (Tammy) Gerzmehle of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Kathy (Tom) Hanneman of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; two brothers, Thomas Lutz and Jerry (Lois) Lutz both of the State of Oregon; 9 grandchildren, Richard Gerzmehle, Heather Utecht, DeAnna McCabe, Matt Pieper, William "B.J." Wagner, Jenna Hanneman, Ben Gerzmehle, Zach Gerzmehle and Steph Gerzmehle and 5 great grandchildren, Morgan, Mitchell, Maddison, Nathan, Jayda and Jacob.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dick; son, Jim "Griz" Gerzmehle and daughter, Jean Utecht.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be designated to Our Fathers Table at the Faith Reformed Church in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Apr. 6, 2013