Shirley May Griffin

Aug. 9, 1934 - Nov. 5, 2005

Shirley May Griffin (nee Dobratz) of Waukesha was born to eternal life Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at LindenGrove Health Care Center in Waukesha at age 71.

She was born to life Aug. 9, 1934, in Rockford, Ill. She was united in marriage to John Griffin on Dec. 29, 1967, after John returned home from Vietnam. Shirley loved taking walks and long-distance bicycling with her blind friend, Marge Zirbel. She enjoyed helping her husband clean ducks and geese. She and John would make special visits to the Schoenstatt shrine on Northview Road in Waukesha. Shirley especially loved being a house wife.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, John, of Waukesha. She is preceded in death by her two brothers, Bob and Gene, and her parents.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service today, Nov. 8, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., with the Rev. Leonard Barbian officiating. Internment will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to her husband to be used for Masses.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.