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Services: St. Luke's Church, Faribault
  10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6th
  Also 1 hour prior to the service at church

Shirley E. (Mrs. Walter P.) Henry, age 84, of Faribault, died peacefully and surrounded by her family on Friday, March 2, 2012 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

Funeral services will be held at St. Luke’s Church, Faribault on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Aaron Brockmeier, officiating. Interment will be held at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Shirley E., the daughter of John and Effie (Shepherd) Abraham was born on July 4, 1927 in Faribault. She graduated from Faribault High School. She was formerly employed by Faribault Foods, Control Data and Minnick’s all of Faribault. Shirley enjoyed crafts of all types including painting ceramics and tying blankets, baking cakes, playing bingo and 4th of July.

She is survived by six children, Terry (and Dave) Schmidtke of Owatonna; Pat (and Richard) Kotek of Faribault, Gary (and Chris) Henry of Faribault, Sue (and Don) Garry of Faribault, Scott (Tara Thompson) Henry of Faribault, Tracey (and Rick Spicer) Henry of Faribault; 12 grandchildren, Todd Simmons, Becky (and Rusty) Fort, Kim Simmons, Jodi (and Carl) Landwehr, Jamie (and Becky) Kotek, Jesse (and Loralea) DeCoux, Jason (and Stacy) DeCoux, Sabrina (and Loren Tatge Jr.) Henry, Stefanie (and Matt) Thomas, Nicole (and Corey) Dunn, Kari (and Oscar) Limon, Makayla Spicer; great grandchildren, Danny Stockwell, Travis and Carly Simmons, Ethan Johnson, Darian Simmons, Dante and Kylee Cruz, Kaden Zepeda, Heather Landwehr, Kendra and Kaitlyn Kotek, Cole, Ryan, Isaac and Jacob DeCoux, Lexus Tatge, Seth Williams, Loren Tatge III, Savanah Tatge, Matthew Thomas, Collin, Cole and Olivia Dunn, Montana and Kaitlyn Limon; three step children, Jerry (and Patricia) Henry of Faribault, Mike (and Linda) Henry of Rochester and Tom Henry of Faribault; step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; one sister, Cindy (and Robert) Erickson of Faribault; one step daughter in law, Shirley J. Henry of Faribault; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; one grandchild, David Dean Paquin; two step children, Jim Henry and Janet (and George) Heille.

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Name: Kevin Molloy
Email: k_kmolloy@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday March 06, 2012


Greetings an condolences to all of Shirley's Family. Have not seen you all for many years but have many great childhood memories of growing up next door. Especialy of Gary, Sue and Scott and all our antics. Remember the tukey Gary? Nuff said about that. Anyway it was fun and good to know your mom and dad. Once again, Im sorry for your loss, take care and hope to see you all somtime. Kevin M

Name: cathy
Date: Tuesday March 06, 2012


My Heart goes out to the family and loved ones of Shirley. Let the tears flow and always know that Shirley is with you now and forever. She will be watching over you all and that God is there to carry you through this difficult time. My Love and prayers go out to you all.

Name: Douglas Grimm
Email: grimbodoug@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday March 06, 2012


Gary I don't know if you remember me or not. Graduated with you in high school... My Condolences to you and your family for your loss. My prayers are with your family.

Name: Tammy Williamette
Email: williamette00@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 05, 2012


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss.

Name: Colleen and Myron Thompson
Email: mcthomps.thompson@gmail.com
Date: Monday March 05, 2012


We are so sorry for your loss. I have so many good memories of staying at your house. It was like a second home to me even though it was only across the yard. We had so much fun working at Control Data together always laughing at our private little jokes. You will be missed dear friend but you will always be in my my heart. Deepest sympathy to all you kids. Myron and Colleen

Name: Jeannie (Kuntze) Hauschildt
Email: djniki@uslink.net
Date: Sunday March 04, 2012


It seems like only yesterday we would go to the canning factory and talk to Shirley. She would sit there and run that machine and talk to us. She always made you feel welcome at her house. As the year went by and we all had our own families we would stop at Minnick's just to say hi to her. You are all in my thought and prayers. When I think of her I will always have to smile because she was such a great person.

Name: Jodi Landwehr
Date: Saturday March 03, 2012


Grandma - Today I looked into the sky and it was beautiful. I then realized it's because you are there. You fly with the angels but part of you will always be with us. You lived a great life and fought hard to the end. So many memories and so many things you taught me in life - like the difference in crochet hooks and with that everything I pick up a crochet hook and make something it will be bittersweet because of the great lady that taught me ♥ you Grandma - it never will be good bye but until we meet again !!