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Shirley J. Brost, age 87, of 1009 W. 5th St., Nekoosa, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nekoosa. Rev. John Swing will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 AM. until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ritchayfuneralhome.com.
Shirley was born November 22, 1925 in La Crosse to John and Lillian (Jennings) Buehler. She married Arnold Brost on November 6, 1946 in Nekoosa. She enjoyed curling, golfing and playing bridge. Shirley was an active member at Sacred Heart including being a member of the choir.
She is survived by her husband Arnold of Nekoosa; five children, Joyce (Phil) Deffenbaugh of Nekoosa, Dick (Linda) Brost of Manawa, George (Mary Sue) Brost of Lee Center, NY, Donald (Tonya) Brost of Nekoosa, and Amy (Mark) Hall of Nekoosa; 11 grandchildren, Shane (Mackenzie) Deffenbaugh, Ryan (Johanna) Brost, Jeremy Brost, Anna Brost, Meghan Brost, Jenny (Matt) Gibbs, Rachel (Jeff) Johnson, Ashley (Matt) Walton, James Brost, Ben Hall and Sara Hall; 8 great grandchildren, Norman Deffenbaugh, Hunter Brost, Rebecca Brost, Bryanna Brost, Kaela Hill, Quincy Hill, Lane Johnson and Luke Walton, one sister, Peggy Hansen of Derry, NH. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews including Shawn (Dan) Joling.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillian Buehler and 2 brothers, John and George Buehler.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Apr. 27, 2013