Shirley J. Welsh, age 84 of Dassel, MN, formerly of Frederic, Wisconsin died on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday November 22, 2019 at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation in Litchfield, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, with a luncheon to follow.
Shirley Jean Welsh, the daughter of John and Thelma (Martin) Cherry was born on March 5, 1935 in Garnett, Kansas. She received her education at Welda High School in Kansas, and shortly thereafter was united in marriage to Robert Welsh. The couple moved around for a few years, then eventually made their home in Frederic, WI where they raised their 2 children – Gary, and Cindy. Shirley began as a homemaker, and then became a food service manager for the Frederic Schools. She enjoyed reading, gardening, baking, attending her childrens sporting events, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children Gary Welsh of Dodgeville, WI, and Cindy (Craig) McKechney of Litchfield, MN; grandchildren Kaitlyn Borg, Ashlin Hasson and Casey Welsh; great grandchild Hudson Hasson; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Thelma; four sisters Norma Stevens, Martha Anderson, Geraldine Brewer and Janet Carr; and brother Clayton Cherry.