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


  1. Shirley was a wonderful lady with lots of smiles and laughs and i will sure miss her. We had some greats times together and i will never forget them. played horseshoe together, snowmobile, birthday parties, and seeing her and bud at the tavern when i was working. Will Love You Forever!!!!! Love Karen & Bill ( Rude) Sewilo

  2. Shirley’s great laugh and contagious smile will always be remembered. I always loved knowing that my dear aunt was in the principal’s office at school, which insured that I was well behaved and didn’t get sent there for anything bad. What a wonderful kind person she was, always welcoming to everyone and such a fun person to be around. You will be missed forever!

  3. Shirley was always a ray of sunshine in my life for as long as I can remember. Her ability to love and cherish all of her family and friends knew no bounds and was part of what made her a special person. She was present in so much of my life that I cannot remember a single major event where she wasn’t present, either in person or spirit. I will miss her, but, more importantly, will be able to remember her impact upon my life and how she set an example for joy and happiness to me. She always wished the best for me and my family. Our families will always be intertwined in the bonds of friendship because of the examples set by Shirley, Bud, and my mom and dad, Marilyn and Orv. All my love and condolences to Vicky, David and Brian. Heaven has gained another angel.

  4. Shirley and Bud was part of my life ,We did ever thing together .I went on there first date ,because Bud had to drop me at my 4 H meeting if he wanted to use the car . from that date on Shirley and I was friends.she help me in many of ways ,I help them get their trailer so the could camp at Mike’s on Chain lake .she help me with my wedding, our 25th. anniversary party and many other thing. she new how to threw party and every body had fun. she had a big heart.I will miss her .God bless all of her children and grand children.

  5. We were so very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Such a wonderful caring lady. Always enjoyed sharing a cocktail and conversation with her & Bud. May your memories be of some comfort to you all at this sad time.

    Our deepest sympathies,
    Phil & Pam Prusak

  6. Vicki,
    You loved your mother dearly and although her passing will leave a void in your heart, savor all the wonderful memories. You and your family are in my thoughts. Sending a hug your way.


  7. Vicki and Family,
    I am so sad to learn that your mom has passed away. I am so glad I got to visit with her last year. She was such a wonderful and kind person and I definitely will miss her. Sending hugs and prayers to you all. You will always have memories to touch. I know my memories are comforting reminders of both my Mom and my Dad.
    May God Bless you and give you a beautiful day.

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