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Shirley Marie Michels

August 14, 1935 — February 24, 2023

North Mankato

Shirley Marie Michels, age 87, of North Mankato passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023. Visitation will be held from 4-7pm, Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am, Thursday, March 9, 2023, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Nicollet. Please share a memory of Shirley and watch her service livestreamed at www.mankatomortuary.com.

Shirley graduated from Nicollet High School in 1953, where she met Ronald Michels, the love of her life for 57 years.

Shirley was passionate about nursing, graduating from St. Mary’s Nursing School Rochester MN District 18, to work at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She would later become the School Nurse at Nicollet High School.

Shirley had a strong faith and was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. She loved her Minnesota Twins, crossword puzzles, solitaire, travel, and her family.

She had a sharp and intelligent mind, with an amazing memory. No matter what physical limitations life threw at her, she always maintained grace, dignity without complaints.

Shirley is survived by her children, Scott (Ann) Michels, and Sheila (Steve Radke) Michels; grandchildren, Zachary Johnson, Amelia (fiancé, Colton Kramer) Michels, and Walter Michels; siblings, Patrick Sullivan, and Steve (Arlene) Sullivan; sisters-in-law, Lois Jagerson, Myrna Yenter, and Rita Michels, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ron Michels; parents, George and Cecilia Sullivan; sister-in-law, Joan Sullivan; brothers-in-law, Jim Jagerson, and David Michels.

Special thank you to Sara McMichael and others at Freedom Home Health Care. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Northview - North Mankato Mortuary

2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003

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Visitation

Thursday, March 9, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul's Catholic Church

410 5th St, Nicollet, MN 56074

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 9, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Church of St. Paul Catholic Church

411 5th St, Nicollet, MN 56074

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