Shirley Poppen, age 85, of Milbank, SD, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at St. William’s Care Center.
Services for Shirley are going to be held in May of 2023.
Shirley Mae (Harder) Poppen was born on May 4, 1937, (by Big Tom) in Grant County, SD, to Henry and Bertha (Mielitz) Harder. She attended country school for three years then finished her education in the Milbank Public School system.
Shirley was united in marriage with Eugene Poppen and together, they had three daughters: Sherry Lee, Rosanne, and Angela; and one son, Corrie.
Working in retail for 34 years, Shirley held jobs at Wilson’s Department Store, Sunne’s Department Store, and Linda’s Fashions. She enjoyed people and liked clothing.
Being a member of Central United Methodist Church, Shirley loved to sing in the gospel choir.
Shirley is survived by her three daughters; and one grandchild, Riley Burnham.