Shirley E. Anderson
April 7, 1926 — Nov. 30, 2014
Shirley E. Anderson, a lifelong Waukesha resident, died on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Care-Age of Brookfield at the age of 88. She was born in Waukesha on April 7, 1926, the daughter of Harry and Violet (nee Geisler) Murphy.
On June 5, 1948, she married George Anderson; he preceded her in death on October 9, 1993. She graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Shirley was proud of her Irish heritage and was all about the good time, hosting many parties for her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, walking, reading, camping and shopping, but most of all she enjoyed being with her family. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Mary (Michael) Champion of Elkhorn, Pat (Jim) Perry of Dousman and Michael (Cheryl) Anderson of Waukesha. She was the dear grandmother of Michele (Mike) Paulin, Michael (Colleen) Champion, Kristin (Jayson) Champion- Krueger, Maxwell (fiancée Lauren) Anderson, Tegan Anderson and Tiffany (John) Grigg and great-grandmother of Autumn, Alex, Mara, Samantha, Dylan and Hailey. She is further survived by her brother James (Carol) Murphy of Waukesha, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband George, she was preceded in death by her infant son Joseph.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 5, from 11:00AM until the time of the 1:00PM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. Father Howard Haase will preside. Private interment will take place.
Memorials in Shirley’s name are appreciated to St. Mary Catholic Church (address above) or to the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.