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Shirley M. Keefe


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Shirley M. Keefe Obituary
Keefe, Shirley M.

Shirley M. Keefe, age 89, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Memorial Visitation will be at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Shirley was born February 27, 1928 in Escanaba, Michigan to Herman and Ruth Polmateer. She graduated from St, Joseph Catholic High School in 1946. She married John M. Keefe on September 9, 1949 in Baraboo, WI. He preceded her in death on August 9, 1985. Shirley was a telephone operator for Michigan Bell for many years. Later, she was a secretary at Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and the Wisconsin Tax Payer Alliance.

Shirley enjoyed knitting scarves for homeless shelters in Wisconsin, watching football, cooking, doing crafts, spending time outdoors and especially loved spending time with family and friends. She was a long-time supporter of .

Shirley is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Miller, Vicktoryia (Rich) Greer, and Jennifer (Rich Kubelt) Keefe, all of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; one son, Mathew (Gale) Keefe of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; son-in-law, Michael Fickey; two sisters, Stella (Bruce) Andrews and Pat Menard; and 7 grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; son, Patrick Keefe; daughter, Jessica Fickey, son-in-law, Larry Miller and sisters, Lorraine Vannberg and Jean Derouin.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be designated to .
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Oct. 23, 2017
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