Shirley G. Hegelund, 81

Shirley G. Hegelund (nee Nell), 81, of West Bend, passed away Mon-day, June 30, 2008, at her home with her family at her side.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1926 in Milwaukee to the late Emil and Erna (nee Jens) Nell, and graduated from Rufus King High School in the class of 1945.

On July 12, 1947, Shirley was united in marriage to Jacques Hegelund at Plymouth Congre-gational Church in Milwaukee.

Together they lived in New Berlin and Glendale until moving to West Bend in 1994.  While in the Milwaukee Area, Shirley worked in retail sales for different department stores like Chapman’s, Bos-ton Store and Kohl’s.

Shirley was a member of the Fifth Ave. United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star in Glendale, Glendale Women’s Club, and Door County Girls. She had been a volunteer at the Washington County Histori-cal Society. Shirley enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jacques; two children, Clyde (Barbara) Hegelund of Osage Beach, Mo. and Joan (Walter) Teague of West Bend; a granddaughter, Jennifer Dixon of West Bend; a brother, Elroy “Bud” (Mary Jane) Nell of Milwaukee; two nephews, Marvin (Maddie) Goetter, and Tom (Jeanie) Goetter, both of Waukesha, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services in remembrance of Shirley will be held on Thursday, July 3 at 7 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend. The Rev. Janis Best will officiate.

Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Cremation will follow at Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service and burial of Shirley’s cremated remains will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Hartland Home Health Care and Hospice are appreciated.