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“Mearald and Family; we are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Shirley. We remember all the good times playing cards and dinners together!We...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Larry and Lorranine Fjelstad - MN

“Hi Uncle merald...I miss you and I'm sorry for your loss..love and hugs ”
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“So sorry for your loss! Rest in peace Shirley. ”
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Shirley Donna Elvebak, age 85, died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at St. John's Woodlands Skilled Nursing in Albert Lea, MN of Alzheimer's. A celebration of life for Shirley will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM at United Lutheran Church in Walters, MN, with Rev. Don Rose officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 5 – 7 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at Trinity Cemetery in rural Kiester, MN.

Shirley Donna Elvebak was born August 2, 1932 to Sidney and Alma (Sime) Flo on a farm in Eden Township. She graduated from Kiester High School in 1950. Following graduation, she worked in Albert Lea.

Shirley married Mearald Elvebak on September 2, 1951 and moved to Walters where they farmed and raised four children. Shirley loved her garden, especially her flowers, baking, playing cards with friends, and spending time with the grandchildren. For 20 years the couple loved spending winters in Apache Junction, AZ. She had a strong faith and a deep love for her family.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 66 years; children: Sharlaine (Larry) Hemmingsen, Marshall Elvebak, Kandee Petersen, and Lori Brune; grandchildren: Derek Elvebak, Brett Elvebak, Randee (Joe) Lindeman, Grant (Michelle) Petersen, Jake (Sara) Petersen, Lance (Kayla) Brune, Larissa Brune, Laci Brune; great-grandchildren: Olivia Elvebak, Brayden Lindeman, Sydnee Lindeman, Andrew Petersen, Shannon Petersen, Madelyn Brune, Loren Brune, June Brune; sister: Rosalie (Larry) Haukoos; brothers-in-law: Donald Elvebak, Larry (Clarine) Elvebak; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Sidell Ardes Flo; sons-in-law: Scott Petersen, and Loren Brune; brother-in-law, Rodney Elvebak; and sister-in-law, Mary Elvebak. The family would like to thank the St. John's Community - the Meadows and most recently the Woodlands - for the wonderful care of our mother.