Shirley Wehausen

Obituary of Shirley Mae Wehausen

Shirley Mae Wehausen (Fandrei), 93, of Fort Atkinson found her eternal peace on March 30, 2020.

She was born to Theodore and Elizabeth (Schiefelbein) Fandrei.  She attended St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Elementary School and Fort Atkinson High School.  Following graduation, she was employed as a secretary at Nasco, and a medical receptionist for the Drs. Quandt Clinic in Jefferson and later as a bookkeeper for Drs. Handyside, Bates, Larson and Mode Clinic.

She married Edgar “Curley” Wehausen in 1955 and they were married 46 years until his passing.

She was a member at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church and former member of several  groups including, St. Paul’s Evening Altar Guild, Lakeside Lutheran Women’s Guild, and former volunteer at Twice is Nice Resale Store.

She is survived by her son, Martin Wehausen; daughter, Margaret (James) Lillie; grandchildren, Gretchen Gullixson, Jason (Kelly) Wehausen, Katherine (Alex) Birch, Kristin (Nick Bietz) Lillie; step-grandchildren, Tiffany (Jason) Lord, Robert (Samantha) Walters; great-grandchildren, Mia, Jackie, Cora, Ada, William, Khaliya, Hunter, William, Emma, Charlie; sisters-in-law, Elaine Follmann, Caroline Mierzwinksi; brothers-in-law, Charles Blonien, and Harold Kinas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Elizabeth Fandrei; husband, Edgar Wehausen; infant daughter, Ruth Ann; sister, Arline (Robert) Simdon; sister, Jean Blonien; sisters-in-law, Bessie Kinas, and June Wehausen.

Special thanks to Rainbow Hospice, the staff at Riverview Manor, and dear friends, Mary, Marilyn, Patsy, Dave, and Marie for their many kindnesses.

No service will be held at this time due to COVID-19 concerns.  A celebration of her life may be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church or Lakeside Lutheran High School can be made in Shirley’s name.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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