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Shirley Wede

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Shirley Wede
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Wede, 80, of Spencer, formerly of Peterson, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal. Rev. John J. Gerald will officiate the service.

Burial will be at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal.

Mrs. Wede passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Spencer Hospital.

Shirley Anna Marie Wede, the daughter of Theodore and Leila Klatt Toft, was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Royal, Ia. She received her early education and graduated from the Royal High School in 1949.

On Oct. 30, 1950, Shirley married Clarence Andrew Wede at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal. Throughout their marriage, they farmed and raised their family. She loved her family dearly and took great pleasure in sharing in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed dancing. Shirley was an active member of the St. Louis Catholic Church and Alter Society.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence on April 6, 1993; one son, Louis Robert Wede; two grandsons: Nicholas Wede and Jamie Stockdale; granddaughter, Debra Rienfeld; and one infant brother, Paul Toft.

Shirley is survived by six sons and their wives: Mike (Kathi) of Flandreau, S.D., Gary (Theresa) of Sutherland, Jim (Barb) of Mapleton, Minn., Joe (Jackie) of Storm Lake, Greg (Diane) of Sutherland, and Andy (Colleen) of Flandreau, S.D.; five daughters and husbands: Kathy (Doug) Geerdes of Everly, Karen (Mike) Rienfeld of Primghar, Kris (Dave) Woolston of Sutherland, Kay (Larry) Stockdale of Everly, and Kim (Steve) Chalupnik of St. Peter, Minn.; 39 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Don (Judy) Toft of Waynesville, Mo.; three sisters: Gladys (Ell) Fredin of Gilmore City, Ia., Mary (Wendell) Harris of Hartley, Ia., and Judy (Dennis) Benna of Fargo, N.D.; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.