Shirley Ann Roberts
Aug. 24, 1932 — May 12, 2016

Shirley Ann Roberts Shirley Ann Roberts, age 83, of North Prairie, left this world and joined her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 12, 2016, with her loving family at her side. Shirley was born August 24, 1932, to Ralph and Esther (Hochmuth) Gagan in Hartland. She married Kenneth John Roberts on November 30, 1957, in Hartland.

Shirley was a longtime member of the North Prairie Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary in Hartland, she attended St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Prairie and was a member of St. Anskar’s Episcopal Church in Hartland. Shirley was a strong-willed woman who loved and cherished her family. Her family was her world. She will always be loved and missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Ken Roberts of North Prairie; her daughters, Kim (Darin) Brewer of DePere, Kelly (Dennis) Allston of Waldorf, Md., Kari Roberts of Kenosha and Kris (Joseph) Vetter of Elk Grove Village, Ill.: her 10 grandchildren, Nicholas (Trisha) Knors, Jeremy Knors, Adam Brewer, Bryn Allston, Benjamin Allston, Mackenzie Vetter, Richard (Robyn) Vetter, Melissa Vetter, Brian Vetter and Andrew Vetter: her two great-grandchildren, Connor and Anna Knors; a sister, Jean Hilger of Hartland; and nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

Preceding her in death are are her parents, Ralph and Esther Gagan, and a brother-in-law, John Hilger.
Funeral services for Shirley will be Sunday, May 15, at 5:00PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 312 N. Main St., North Prairie, with the Rev. Dan Torkelson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 2:00PM until the time of services. Burial will be in North Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Shirley’s name are asked to be directed to either the American Heart Association ( or the Arthritis Foundation (

Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the family. For further information or to sign the online guest registry, please go to or call 262-392-4251.