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August 31, 1933 – Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN
Monday, March 5, 2012
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Sunday, March 4, 2012
4:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Shirley A. Sterner, age 78, of Winsted passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was born in Silver Lake, MN on August 31, 1933 the daughter of Peter and Cecila (Podlaski) Smykalski.

Shirley was a member of the Winsted Legion Auxilary, Holy Trinity CCW and Ladies Aide. She loved flower gardening and feeding the birds, especially her cardinals. She was a very social person who loved to travel and enjoyed going to the casinos and playing bingo. Shirley was also a member of the Red Wing Pottery Association.

On June 23, 1951 Alfred Sterner and Shirley Smykalski were joined in holy marriage at St. Adalberts in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with eight children.

She is survived by her children Bill (Jody), Debbie LePage, Michael, Kevin (Cathy), Fred (special friend Angela), Connie (Kevin) Stafford, and Cindy (Doug) Thaemert, grandchildren: Shannon(Jay), Brett (Lisa), Cassandra (Jeremy), Nicole, BriAnna, Max, Jacob, Ashley and Josh, step-grandchildren: Tyler, Ashley (Jerrod) and Casey, great grandchildren: Christian and Paige, brothers and sisters Richard (Lucy) Smykalski, Florence (Delbert) Hennessey, Liz (Leonard) Kosek, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Linda Smykalski, Martin (Carol) Sterner, Tom Sterner, Liz (Don) Bakke and Albert Hilk, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Alfred, brothers Raymond and Leonard, infant brother Leroy, infant sister Mercedes, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Marlyce Hlavacek, Edwin Sterner, Simon Sterner, Rosemary Hilk, Hazel Sterner and Anna Sterner, son: Randy.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 4 from 4-7 P.M. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. CCW Rosary will be said at 4:00 P.M. and Parish Prayers will be at 7:00 P.M.

Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley Sterner will be 10:00 A.M on Monday, March 5, 2012 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Father Tony Hesse will be the celebrant.

Pallbearers will be Max Shelltrack, Jeremy Brady,
Josh Thaemert, Dustin Diers, Tyler Luedke, Casey Luedke

The Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted assisted the family with arrangements.

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