Shirley A. Kuhlman, 85
Jan. 21, 1931 — Dec. 31, 2016

Shirley A. Kuhlman, 85 Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church, 715 Sixth Ave. in Grafton, at 1 p.m. for Shirley A. Kuhlman, who died on Dec. 31, 2016, at the age of 85 years. Rev. Paul Bulgrin will officiate. She was a longtime resident of Grafton. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Meg’s Mission: c/o Grace Lutheran Church or to Grace Lutheran Church appreciated. For online condolences, please visit

Shirley was born on Jan. 21, 1931, and raised in Dundee, Mich. On Nov. 2, 1951, she married William Kuhlman, also from Dundee. They had two daughters, Susan and Sara. They moved from Dundee to Grafton on Jan. 1, 1958. Shirley worked for 26 years for the Grafton School District, retiring in 1996.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Susan (Robert) Maronde of Grafton and Sara (John) Calenberg of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; grandsons, Adam (Erika) Maronde of Minneapolis and Dan (Katie) Calenberg of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; granddaughters, Abby (Brian) Braatz of Germantown and Amy (Michal) Hoard of DeKalb, Ill.; and great-grandchildren, Adelaide Calenberg, Emma Jean Maronde and Samuel Maronde. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, William; parents, Henry and Anita (nee Howe) Sheffer; and sisters, Mary (Lyle) Carter and Margaret (Dale) Alexander.