Shirley A. Loether

Shirley A. Loether passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 at the Virginia Highlands in Germantown.

She was 66 years old.

Shirley was born to Richard and Julia (nee Peckstein) Loether on Aug. 9, 1941 in Wauwatosa.

Shirley will always be remembered by those who loved her and whose lives she touched with her strength of spirit, her generosity, her thoughtfulness, her loving nature and her wacky sense of humor.

Shirley was a free spirit who unconditionally loved her family above all else.

She is survived by her children, Mark (Tracy) Rasmussen of West Bend, Kurt (Bonnie) Rasmussen of Campbellsport, Todd Rasmussen of Hartford and Jill Rasmussen (Mike Marks) of Hartford; nine grandchildren, Mark Jr., Jessie, Jessica, Dan, Ashley, Bryanne, Brody, Alivia and Sydney; her siblings, Joyce (Butch) Wetzel, Betty (Joe) Harrings, Ginny (Jim) Mullaly, Bonny (Ronny) Toman, Bob (Joy) Loether, Karleen (Denny) Wetzel, Gerrie (David) Wetzel and Mike Loether; and sister-in-law, June Loether. Shirley is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Julia Loether; a brother, Richard Jr.; and grandsons, Zach Rasmussen, Bo Ryan and Nicholas.

Funeral services for Shirley were Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Milwaukee. Family greeted relatives and friends on Saturday at the cemetery prior to the service. Interment followed the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford assisted the family.