Funeral services for Shirley Marie Voeltz, age 74 of Big Stone City, will be held Monday, August 1, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City, SD. Visitation will be held at the Mundwiler Funeral Home on Sunday, July 31, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Melanie Reiners and Reverend Beth Conrad-Smart will be officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Big Stone City, SD.
Casket bearers will be Jim Voeltz, Bill Voeltz, Wayne Quade, Curt Quade, Howie Quade, Mark Adolphson, Tony Folk and Tony Howard. Honorary bearers will be Ashley Hansen, Chris Hansen, Jake Hansen, Benjamin Lobas, and Katherine Lobas.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Lori Lobas of Mesa, AZ; Shari (Rick) Hansen of Leavenworth, KS; grandchildren: Benjamin Lobas of Mesa, AZ; Katharine Lobas of Mesa, AZ; Jake Hansen of Leavenworth, KS; Chris Hansen of Leavenworth, KS; Ashley Hansen of Leavenworth, KS; siblings, Donald Quade of Twin Brooks, SD; Howard (Jean) Quade of Corona, SD; Kenneth (Myra) Quade of Milbank, SD; and numerous family members and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis Voeltz; Sister-in-Laws, Barb Quade and Karen Quade.
Shirley Marie Quade was born November 22, 1941, in Ortonville, MN, to Reuben Quade and Ella (Ashwege) Quade. She lived on the homeplace in rural Corona where her brother Howard currently resides. In 1953, her family moved to a farm straight west of Corona, SD, where she resided until she was married. She attended school at Geneseo #2 through the third grade and then attended school in Corona and graduated High School with the Class of 1959. Shirley resided there until she was married.
Shirley was united in marriage with Louis Voeltz on November 1, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Corona, SD. The couple was blessed with two daughters, Lori and Shari.
Shirley enjoyed attending Tabor United Methodist Church and was a very involved member; being very active with bible study groups and the United Methodist Women (UMW). She was also known for love of gardening, maintaining her yard on her new riding lawn mower, league bowling in both Ortonville and Milbank, and feeding any cat that happened to “wander” to her home. She was an avid quilter and a very active member of “Hands across the Lake” and also enjoyed traveling and enjoyed a trip to Germany in 1985 and more recently, an ocean cruise to the Baltic Sea in May.
Shirley was known for being a genuinely kind woman who was very willing to help anyone in need, often times helping members of the community by driving them to appointments in the area.