Shirley Gordhamer, 81Shirley Gordhamer, 81, of Henning, died at her home on Friday, March 9, 2012.
Shirley Gordhamer, 81, of Henning, died at her home on Friday, March 9, 2012.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 16, at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Henning with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. Music will be provided by Wilma Morse.
Shirley Mae Gordhamer was born in Kerkhoven on April 3, 1930, the daughter of Emil and Mae (Baker) Marquardt, where she grew up and attended elementary and high school. Shirley was employed in Kerkhoven at the Gamble Store and later went to Minneapolis where she was employed at D.W. Owen Company in the export-shipping department.
On February 16, 1957 she married Marvin Gordhamer in Milbank, SD. They owned and operated a resort and later purchased a jewelry store in Alexandria. In 1970 they moved to Henning where they owned and operated the Henning Locker Plant for 25 years with the help of their three children.
Shirley enjoyed fishing, taking care of her flowers and spending time with her family and friends. Shirley has been a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church since 1972.
Shirley is survived by her son, Brad Gordhamer (partner Barb Heard), of Dent, and his two children: Heather (Chad) Liddle and their children, Kyle and Kennedy of River Falls, WI, and Jeremy Gordhamer and his son, Preston, of Ottertail; daughters, Julie (Bud) Ellenberg and their children Jed Ellenberg of Perham, Jada (Sean) Johnson and their son Dane of Perham; Sadie (Jacob) Schornack and their son Eli of Perham, and Tanner Ellenberg of Perham; and Jan (Mark) Cordes and their children, Gunner and Kayla Cordes of Ottertail.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; her parents, her stepmother, two sisters, one sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law and two stepsisters.
Heaven has gained a wonderful angel and we know she is watching over us and will be greatly missed by everyone that surrounded her.
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