Shirley Mae Shonley


May 22, 1928 - September 7, 2010




Shirley Mae Shonley was born May 22, 1928 at White Lake, SD to Matt and Minnie (Rebensdorf) Krell. She grew up at White Lake where she attended school and graduated from White Lake High School in 1946. On September 11, 1948 she married Ray Shonley.  Shirley worked at various restaurants until retiring in 1988.  She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Shirley loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends and will be deeply missed by all.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandy Erickson and husband, Rick of Vadnais Heights, MN and one son, Richard Shonley and wife, Jaye of Sumner, IA, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Kenneth Krell, two sisters, Hazel Munsen and Isabel Marler and two great-grandsons.


 Memorials may be directed to St. Peter’s Catholic Church.



Thursday, September 9, 2010
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, September 10, 2010
10:30 AM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Wayne Allen on September 9, 2010
Sandy & Dick: We are so sorry for your loss, Shirley was one the best people we knew, always a kind word about people.
She will always be remembered.
Wayne & Carmen Allen, Decatur,Il.
Posted by Tiff(Munsen) & Jeff Thiry family on September 8, 2010
What a fabulous woman Shirley was!!! She was happy, full of life and always concerned how others were doing!! Never missed a letter to and from her about twice a year and her visits every year on Memorial Day. We will miss her dearly! Richard and Sandy and families, how lucky you were to have such a wonderful Mom and Grandma!!! Praying for you for peace and comfort today and always!!
Tiff & family
Posted by Barb Dulaney on September 8, 2010
sending you my deepest sympathy. I worked with Shirley at Allens I enjoyed working with her. She will be missed . God bless .take care. Barb
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