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Shirley Ann Ernst

August 27, 1933 October 3, 2015
Shirley Ann Ernst
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Obituary for Shirley Ann Ernst

Shirley A. Ernst, 82, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Shirley was born August 27, 1933 in Pensaukee to the late Fred “Joe” and Ida Mae (Ziesmer) Topel. She married William C. Ernst on March 27, 1954. He preceded her in death on June 5, 1967. Shirley owned and operated the Riverside Bar for forty years. Shirley truly enjoyed spending time with friends and customers and entertaining them with the humstrum and spoons. She enjoyed shooting trap, pool, bowling and going to the casinos. Shirley was a member of First American Lutheran Church, Oconto, American Legion Auxiliary, and Oconto County Tavern League.

Shirley is survived by three daughters, Susan Schmit, Oconto; Lori (Joe Hoppe) Ernst, Green Bay; Patti (Dick Foster) Ernst, Oconto; a son, Jeff (Patti Jo) Ernst, Oconto; a sister, Phyllis (Jack) Donlevy, Pensaukee; sister-in-law, Joanne Young, Oconto; brother-in-law, Ron “Poncho” Hyland, Suamico; one grandson Chris (Robin) Schmit; five step-grandchildren, Brandon and Chris Jelinek, Denise Hoppe, Jen McDonald, R.J. (Sarah) Hoppe; two great grandchildren, Taleah and Ryan Schmit; nine step-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and special friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Lipp and Marilyn “Moe” Hyland; two brothers, Fred and Byron Topel; and Sue’s life partner, Michael Hebert.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 12 noon to 3 PM Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted 3 PM Wednesday, at the funeral home with Rev. Mary Zupansic officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

A special thank you to the staff at Unity Hospice and Dr. Grace for the wonderful and compassionate care shown to Shirley and her family.

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Visitation

Wednesday

7

Oct

12:00 PM 10/7/2015 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 10/7/2015 3:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Wednesday

7

Oct

3:00 PM 10/7/2015 3:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Funeral service by Rev. Mary Zupansic

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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