Shirley R. England, 77, of North Branch, formerly longtime resident of Little Canada, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at her daughter’s residence.
Shirley was born April 20, 1936 in Hayward, Wis. to parents Harry and Lucille (Biller) Hanson. She attended Hayward Schools where she graduated. She married William England Feb. 25, 1956, and they later divorced in 1972. Shirley worked as an assembly inspector for Sperry Univac from 1965 to 1990. She loved crocheting, reading and being an active mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Steven (Jody) England, of Woodbury; Patricia (Kevin) Wight, of North Branch; John England, of North Branch; Billy (Janet) England, of Forest Lake; and Lisa (Seth) Klatt, of North Branch; her grandchildren, Jessica, Shawn, Aaron, Branden, Devyn, Sophia, Trent and Logan. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Dorothy Jean and daughter, Kathleen Stevens.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at North Heights Lutheran Church (2701 Rice St.) in Roseville. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at church Saturday. Private family interment will take place at a later date in Hayward, Wis.
Arrangements are under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences maybe left at www.grandstrandfh.com.