Shirley M. Knuth, 87
Shirley M. Knuth, 87, of West Bend,
formerly of Milwaukee, died on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Cedar Lake
Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on April 1, 1924 in
Milwaukee to the late Herbert G. and Lydia A. (nee Dix) Knuth.
For many years, Shirley taught home economics for the Milwaukee Public
Schools. Following her retirement from teaching in the early 1980s, she
moved to the West Bend area to be closer to her family. She then worked
and volunteered at the health care center of Cedar Community, doing many
Shirley was a gifted and talented singer. She sang as a soloist and with
the choirs for many churches throughout the region.
Linda and Lee, Shirley’s niece and nephew, fondly recall the driver’s
education lessons they received from Aunt Shirley. She patiently gave them
extra instruction. Linda and Lee have many cherished memories of the time
they spent with her, particularly the burgers, fries and onion rings at
Survivors include her niece and nephew: Linda M. (Paul) Wolf of Idaho
Falls, Idaho and Lee (Rosemary) Jones of Madison; other relatives and
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister and
brother-in-law Elaine and Gordon Jones.
Interment services will be at Valhalla Memorial Gardens in Milwaukee on
Thursday, Aug. 4, at 3:30 p.m. Memorials to the Cedar Community Foundation
Shirley’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the
people at Cedar Community who cared for Shirley through multiple levels of
care over the years.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.
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