ISHPEMING, Mich. - Shirley M. Bjorne, age 82, formerly of 36 Sunnyside Estates, Ishpeming, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Mather Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family.
Shirley was born December 3, 1929, in Ishpeming to John and Margaret (Beauchamp) Healey. She graduated from Ishpeming High School, class of 1947. Shirley worked at Bell Telephone, the H.W. Gossard Co., and as an insurance clerk at Dr. Williams Clinic.
Shirley was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a wonderful cook and baker and enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and bowling. She volunteered her time at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility and at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church where she was a member, and also belonged to the Bell Telephone retirees club.
Shirley M. Bjorne
Shirley is survived by three daughters: Susan Clark of Ishpeming, Sharon (Richard) Moss of Green Bay, WI, and Diane (Terry) Cody of Ishpeming; a sister Mary (Dennis) Kari of Ishpeming; three brothers: Joseph (Jeanne) Healey, John (Jean Ann) Healey and Patrick Healey all of Ishpeming; 8 grandchildren: Dexter (Andrea) Clark, Sara Clark, Megan (Andy) Schmidt, Mitchell and Michael Moss, Matthew (Ashley) Cody, Jenna (Nicholas) Chartre, and Bradley Cody; 9 great-grandchildren: Taylor, Michael, Janet, Tristan, Daniel, Rebekah, Ariel, William and Alec; along with two brothers-in-law and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wallace R. Bjorne; a daughter Janet; and granddaughter Amy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 15, 2012, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Fr. James Challancin officiating. Interment will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon.
Shirley's obituary may be viewed at www.bjorkandzhulkie.com where her guest book may be signed.