Shirley Ann Dahl Myren of Eau Claire passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 at Dove Healthcare-West at the age of 82.
Shirley was born on May 28, 1933, in Chimney Rock Township near Eleva, Wisconsin. She was the youngest child of Ole and Myrtle (Helgeson, Twerberg) Dahl. She was baptized at Chimney Rock Lutheran Church and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran in Eau Claire. She graduated from Eau Claire Senior High at the end of May 1951, and married Robert (Bud) Myren a few days later on June 9, 1951, and was married to him for over 60 years.
Shirley worked at several jobs in the area ending her career as an elementary school secretary with the Eau Claire Area School District, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Eau Claire and the VFW Auxiliary. Shirley and Bud enjoyed traveling out west in their retirement and also enjoyed restful days in their camper at Timberline Resort.
Shirley is survived by children, Vicki (Ernie) Vogler of Eau Claire, David (Kimberly) Myren of Cave Creek, AZ, Bryan (Kayleen) Myren of Eau Claire. Shirley has 7 grandchildren, Laura (James) Ullman, Robert (Lori) Vogler, Brittany and Karley Myren, Jonalyn (Shaun) Moss, Jordan and Jameson Myren. She also has 3 great-grandchildren, Alex and Aubrey Vogler, Jacob Ullman, and one on the way. Shirley is further survived by sister-in-law, Melba (John) Fox; brother-in-law, Vern (Gladys) Myren; many wonderful nieces and nephews; special cousins; her special friends, Marilyn Lee, Jean Wittwer, and Bev Dohms; and her never to be forgotten Packer friends from the Welcome Matt.
Predeceased by husband, Bud; parents; sister, Harriette; and husbands, Bennie Berg and Floyd Estenson; brother, Harry and his wife, Elaine; brother, Orlyn Dahl and his wife, Cleo; brother-in-law, Delbert Myren and his wife, Gerd; and special niece, Cindy Kilde.
Shirley had the gift of hospitality, hosting many fun gatherings for family and friends. She left us this great legacy and wonderful memories of happy times together.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jacoby, the staff of Dove West, especially Corie Peters, St. Joe’s Hospice, and Pastor Aaron Hamilton for their kind, compassionate care of our mom.
“This is the beginning of a new day. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something I have traded for it. I want it to be a gain, not a loss; good, not evil; success, not failure-in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for it today.” -Unknown author.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11:00 am at Concordia Lutheran Church with Pastor Aaron Hamilton officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at 1:30 pm at Brunswick Cemetery. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.