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Shirley Mavis Wright, age 91, of Alden, MN died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Thorne Crest Senior Living in Albert Lea, MN. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 11, 2017, at 1:00 PM at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden, with Pr. Greg Ofsdahl officiating. Interment will take place at the Alden Cemetery.

Shirley was born July 24, 1926, in Freeborn County, MN, the daughter of Melvin and Hazel (Fink) Schmidt. She was united in marriage to her high-school sweetheart Wayne Wright on September 8, 1946 in Alden, and to this union 2 children were born. They had a loving marriage for 50 wonderful years. They worked in partnership together, owning and operating the Alden Advance for over 40 years. She enjoyed playing in Bridge and Tripoley clubs. Her family was very important to her, and she especially loved seeing all of her great-grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by her children: Terry (Paul) Hecker of Norristown, PA, and Robert Wright of Eyota, MN; 9 grandchildren: Tim (Cindy) Quinn of Lee's Summit, MO, Deirdre (Patrick) Lindsay of Ambler, PA, Erin (Carrie) Alexander-Quinn of Norristown, PA, Melanie (Anthony) Propst of Norristown, PA, Amy (Brady) Wright-Bellard of Mills River, NC, Katie (Bradley) Miller of Candler, NC, and Sally Wright (special friend Connie) of Minneapolis, MN, and Trevor, and Travis Roberts of Hudson, WI; great-grandchildren: Tucker and Abby Quinn, Alexia and Sienna Lindsay, Declyn Alexander-Quinn, Ariyah Propst, Jaden and Amelia, Collin, Kayle, Luke, and Maddox Miller; and niece, Merry (David) Milverstedt.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne; sister, Beverly Meyers, and brother-in-law Leo Meyers.