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“I remember Shirlee from when we were in high school. She was always so friendly and happy. ”
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“It is a tough one losing Mom. All those fond memories will keep you from despair. Shirlee was always willing to lend a helping hand. She will be...Read More ยป
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Shirlee Katherine Jelle, age 82, of Albert Lea, formerly of Bricelyn, died Friday, October 26, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea, MN. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at South Blue Earth Lutheran Church in Seely Twp., Faribault County, MN, with Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be at South Blue Earth Lutheran Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to Bancroft Creek Estates of Albert Lea, MN, Mayo Hospice of Albert Lea, MN or the American Cancer Society.
Shirlee Katherine was born December 7, 1935 in Walnut Lake Township, the daughter of Edward and Katherine (Hubbard) Kern. Shirlee was united in marriage to Myron Jelle December 1, 1956 in Easton, MN. Shirlee worked as a legal secretary, a bank teller, sold Avon for a few years, was a secretary for American Amaranth and filled in at Jack Peterson's Vet Office. She was a longtime member of South Blue Earth Lutheran Church. She participated in Ladies Aid, Circle, LDR, quilting, the Fall Sale, Hanging of the Greens for the Advent Party, Klub supper, and various other church activities. Shirlee loved to travel, read, watch her grandkids' sporting events and activities, drink coffee and visit with family and friends, and make quilts for her family.
Shirlee is survived by her 2 children Steven (Renae) Jelle of Lakeville, MN, Ann (Bruce) Lachney of Eatonville, WA; grandchildren Bailey (Owen) Kinsky, Max (Nicole) Jelle, Garrett (Ashley) Lachney and Sheridan (Tyler) Whitworth; brother: John (Kathy) Kern of Marion, IA; brother-in-law: David Lennon; sisters-in-law: Burnette Loge and Caroline Jelle and many other relatives and friends.
Shirlee is preceded in death by her parents; husband Myron; infant daughter; sisters: Karen Lennon and Judy Russell.