Shirley K. Dunn

Jan. 3, 1924 - Aug. 24, 2009

Shirley K. Dunn (nee Seth) of Waukesha passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at the age of 85.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul E. Dunn.

She was the loving mother of Colleen (James) Hulen, Kathleen (Patrick) Martello and Kevin (Mary Jo); proud grandmother of James Hulen, Kerri (Douglas) Grant, Angela (Clinton) Stowe, Courtney (fiance Dylan Arntzen) Martello and Grace Dunn; doting great-grandmother of Madeleine and Ellery Grant; and dear sister of Ruth (the late Harold) Grainger and the late Ken Seth. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

Shirley was born in Riley on Jan. 3, 1924, and moved with her family to Waukesha while in her teens. She married Paul in 1945 and they celebrated 55 years together in 2000. Shirley moved to Avalon Square in 2005 where the warmth of the residents made it possible to call the Avalon home.

Shirley was a gifted seamstress, crafter, gardener and cookie maker. She was generous in sharing all of her time and talents. Her greatest joys were her grandchildren and time spent with her family. She will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. funeral service Friday, Aug. 28, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Private interment will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Avalon Square.

If desired, memorials may be directed to Avalon Square or to the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.