Shirley A. Lawrence

Nov. 28, 1927 – Aug. 4, 2010

Shirley A. Lawrence of Dousman died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Three Pillars Masonic Center for Health & Rehab in Dousman at the age of 82. She was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Waukesha, the daughter of Frank and Florence (nee Cabet) Koestler.

Shirley was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. On May 12, 1947, she married Michael Lawrence in Waukesha. She loved to play bingo and enjoyed going to Potawatomi Bingo Casino. She loved traveling with her husband to their house in Keshena. She was an avid Packers fan and especially liked Brett Favre. She really enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Ronald (Sue) Lawrence of Waukesha and Roxanne (Curt) Christiansen of Dousman. She was the dear grandmother of Brian Lawrence of Waukesha, Michelle (Jamie) Strasser of Waukesha, Curt (Amanda) Christiansen of Ixonia, Justin Christiansen of Dousman and Brenda Lawrence of Waukesha, and great-grandmother of Jeremy, Cashmir, Brian, Patrick and Samantha. She is further survived by her brother, Richard (Kay) Koestler of Waukesha, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, on Aug. 3, 2006; and her son, Robert Lawrence, in May 2005.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Aug. 7, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Bill Key will preside.

Memorials in Shirley’s name are appreciated to American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202; or The American Diabetes Association, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa, WI 53226-1507.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.