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“It has been more than 50 years that I last saw Shirley ,Dale and Carol, I was fortunate to see Rodney a few years back when he was with my brother...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Judith bartoszek calderone - MI

“RIP my dear friend, Shirley. I will miss you greatly but I know you're in a better place, free from pain and suffering. My sincere condolences to...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Lefere - Jackson

“Shirley was a dear friend , classmate and fellow class officer. We had many memories from those days and great times on State St and in high school....Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Kathleen Johnson-Turner - Portage, MI

“Shirley was a role model for a fiercely independent and witty woman. I strive to be like her and will miss her. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Minh Doan Nguyen - Rochester, MN

April 2016
6 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Maas - Rochester, MN - family

“A most loving and friendly classmate in high school - Class of 1959. My prayers go out to your family. You will be missed. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Ann (Dempski) Shafley - MI

“We are so sad to hear of the passing of our dear sister & friend, Shirley!! When I first met her six years ago, we felt a unique connection. She was...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Hein - Rochester, MN

“I will miss you and your fabulous sense of humor. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Patricia Lahey - Rochester, MN

“Thinking of you all, may God help during these difficult times. You're in my prayers. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Norma Labastida - Chula vista, CA

“I met Shirley through Judy Kesser. She was a very sweet person. Shirley and her entire family will be remembered in my Easter Mass and daily prayers....Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Florence Romero - Santa Fe,, NM

“my condolences to shirley's friends and family. shirley was part of the tomshack family and we loved her. she will be missed ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: winnie tomshack - jackson, MI

“Shirley was my 7th and 8th grade teacher at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Adrian, Michigan. She also lived up the street from my family's home. ...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Martha Goncer(Mead) - MI - Friend

“Rest in peace - you are in a new place now. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jan Houghton - Jackson, MI

“Before we physically met, our lives were intertwined.Shirley was a teacher in many ways to many people, but my mother was actually one of her...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Angela Ocasio - Milwaukee, WI

“Condolences to all of Shirley's family. She was a long time friend and co-worker. Had a chance to talk to her the other day and am glad she is now at...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Roanne Baxter - Brookfield, WI


Shirley Harper, age 75 , passed away on April 12, 2017 in Rochester, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie. Father Chahm Gahng will preside. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home 302 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to American Cancer Society.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400
www.newcomerfh.com