Shirley M. Kroll

Shirley M. Kroll, 72, of Grand Rapids, Minn. passed away peacefully in her sleep at St. Joe’s Hospital in Brainerd, Minn. on August 23, 2011 after a courageous lengthy battle with various health issues. 

Shirley was born in 1939 in Armstrong, Ontario, Canada. She was raised and attended school in Canada and then later in life earned her G.E.D. followed by a 2-year degree in Human Services at ICC in Grand Rapids. She had many interests including: cooking, fishing, flea market/sales, travel, reading, music, knitting, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Her gift to gab has been shared with many, whether it would be consoling or storytelling.

She is preceded in death by her parents Mary Louise Chowhan (Bowen) and Werner W.K. Blomquist.

Siblings: Verna Couture (Willy), Thunder Bay, Ont.; David Chowhan (Karen), Fort Frances, Ont.

Children: Bernard Dahlstrom (deceased); Deb Anderson, Brainerd, Minn.; Shirlee Anderson (Kevin), Nisswa, Minn.

Grandchildren: Benjamin Dahlstrom (Bernadette), Hibbing, Minn.; Jessica Schley (Joe), Spring Lake, N.C.; Mary Zell, Champlin, Minn.

Great Grandchildren: Elli Ana Dahlstrom, Alexander Schley

Nieces & Nephews: Robert Blomquist (Donna), Thunder Bay, Ont.; Mallory Chowhan (Zak), Winnipeg, Man.; Corey Chowhan, Fort Frances, Ont.

Great Nephew and Nieces: Christopher, Tara, Logan

Shirley will also be missed by her extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins all across Canada and many friends everywhere.

Her “Celebration of Life” will be held at the Blackberry Town Hall in Grand Rapids, Minn., on Sept. 10, 2011 at 1 p.m.

Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home and Crematory of Grand Rapids.