Shirley M. Pierson
March 17, 1935 – Aug. 22, 2013
Shirley M. Pierson, 78, of Palmyra, died Thursday morning, Aug. 22, 2013,
at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson.
The former Shirley Mae Gulla was born March 17, 1935, in Waukesha, the
daughter of the late Harold and Christina Ovidia Rogstad Gulla. Shirley
lived in Genesee Depot before moving to Palmyra.
She formerly worked as a bookkeeper in the banking industry. She enjoyed
gardening, going to plays and musicals and loved listening to Dixieland
jazz music. She also was involved in the Waukesha Parks & Recreation
Shirley is survived by two children, William Pierson of Palmyra and
Suzanne Carstens of Nekoosa; three grandchildren, Codi Carstens, Carly
Luebke and Jessica Pierson; one sister, Marilyn Schmalz of Wisconsin; and
one brother, Harold (June) Gulla of Deland, Fla.
Private family services will be held.
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Palmyra is
assisting the family, 495-2127. For the online guest registry, please go