Shirley W. Nielsen, age 87, of Shullsburg, WI, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Lafayette Manor in Darlington, WI. She was born September 1, 1927 in Darlington, WI, the daughter of William and Edna (Doughrety) Nevels. Shirley lived in Darlington most of her life until moving to Shullsburg.
Shirley is survived by twelve children: Robert Meehan of Darlington, Terry Boebel of Prairie du Chien, WI, Ruth Ann Duvall of Madison, WI, Mildred (Lonnie) Schell and Thomas (Larry Ott) Meehan both of Boscobel, WI, Christine (Terry) Keenan of East Dubuque, IL, Barbara (Thomas) Blaser of Shullsburg, Timothy (Lois) Nielsen of Belmont, WI, Richard (Janet) Nielsen of Shullsburg, Debra Symons of Benton, WI, Jerry (Sheila) Nielsen of Shullsburg, and Russell Nielsen of St. Augustine, FL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother-in-law: David Reichling of rural Darlington. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons: Norman Meehan, Kenneth and Nicky Nielsen; five brothers; two half brothers; two sisters; and two half sisters.
Shirley enjoyed going to the boat, garage sales, and quilting. She was an avid Green Bay Packers and Tiger Woods fan.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 26, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Erickson Funeral Home, 508 Main Street in Darlington with Rev. Lee Smith of Community Evangelical Free Church in Shullsburg officiating. Burial will be held in Union Grove Cemetery in Darlington. A private visitation will be held. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.
For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Shirley’s name.