Shirley M. Smith, Beloit, WI (1934 - 2012)
July 5, 1934 - August 2, 2012
Shirley M. Smith, 78, of Beloit, WI, and formerly of Milwaukee, WI, died Thursday, August 2, 2012, at home, surrounded by the love of her children. She was born July 5, 1934, in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Pigulski) Braun. Shirley was a January 1951 graduate of South Division in Milwaukee, WI. Shirley married Ronald B. Smith on May 9, 1959, at St. Vincent De Paul in Milwaukee, WI.
Shirley worked various jobs throughout her life, with her most important as mother to her children, Michael and Christine. Shirley was an outstanding care giver to Michael all his life, as he was a child of special needs. She loved to read, do crafts, cook and bake. But most of all, she loved helping others. Shirley was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church.
Survivors include her children, Michael Smith and Christine Smith, both of Beloit, WI, and formerly of Milwaukee, WI; her “grand-dogs” Sammi and Harley; her sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Edward Krytkowski of Milwaukee, WI; many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
She was predeceased by her husband; parents; brothers, Clarence Braun, Jr. and David Braun; and baby sister, Mary.
Visitation will be from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2222 Shopiere Road, Beloit, WI, followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will be at Arlington Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI, at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, with Pastor David Meding officiating. DALEY MURPHY WISCH & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI, assisted the family with arrangements.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be given to provide the continuing care for Shirley’s handicapped son, Michael.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.daleymurphywisch.com