Shirley Parsons, Wisconsin Dells, WI/formerly Whitewater, WI (1934-2013)

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

May 9, 1934 - November 29, 2013

Shirley Parsons, age 79, of Wisconsin Dells, WI, died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, WI. Shirley was born May 9, 1934, in Whitewater, WI, the daughter of Raymond and Linnie (Taylor) Smith. She attended Whitewater High School. She married Jerry Krahn in Whitewater, in 1952. She operated the family hog farm in Richmond Township; operated Krahn’s Resort on Whitewater Lake, and owned the Taylor Farm Restaurant in Janesville. She also managed CBRF’s (Community Based Resident Facilities) in Janesville, and Fort Atkinson. Shirley worked tirelessly as a visiting nurse and home care provider. She loved bringing gifts to her grandchildren and loved our sports teams, especially the Packers and the Brewers.

Shirley is survived by her sons: Steve (Michelle) of Wisconsin Dells, Gary (Beth) of Wisconsin Dells, and Jeff (Jolene) of Edgerton, WI; two sisters, Violet Hodge and Mary Lou Meyer; one brother, Harold Smith; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Judy A. Kulinski.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater, WI, at a later date. The PICHA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY of Wisconsin Dells, WI, assisted the family with arrangements. For On-Line condolences and information, go to www.pichafuneralhome.com.


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