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Shirlee Blase

January 3, 1937 November 19, 2018
Shirlee Blase
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Obituary for Shirlee Blase

Shirlee Blase, age 81, of Madison, died on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Bethel Lutheran Home.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 24th at Weiland Funeral Chapel.  Visitation will be 5-8 PM on Friday at Weiland Funeral Chapel and will continue on Saturday one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Wentworth. 

Memorials are preferred by the family to:  Bethel Foundation, 1001 S. Egan Ave., Madison, SD  57042.

Shirlee Jeanne Blase (Morrill) was born to Harry and Ruth (Gilmore) Morrill on January 3rd, 1937 in Madison, South Dakota where her parents farmed. Shirlee married Virgil Dean Blase on August 6th, 1957.
She attended Beadle High School and worked for the Dept of Welfare in Lake County after graduation. Shirlee and her husband operated Blaze Corner Farm where they raised Holstein cows for 41 years before retiring in 1998.

Shirlee loved farming, family and watching things grow. She had many fond memories of going to country school with her siblings and neighbors. She also enjoyed watching her children and their friends show livestock at the Lake County 4-H Achievement Days and the SD State Fair. Through the years, she spent hours dreaming about and meticulously planning vacations so each day of the trip would be memorable. The grandkids could always count on Grandma Blase to freshly bake their favorite cookies or muffins so they would feel special when they visited. She dreamed of building a retirement home on an acreage filled with trees, so she planned where each tiny seedling should be planted and was able to relax and enjoy them decades later when they retired. Shirlee appreciated every day spent in their home with a sunrise view of her beloved countryside.

She is survived by three sons, Larry (Terry) of Inwood, IA, Todd (Carole) of Twin Lakes, WI, Christopher (Jill) of Rockwall, TX; a daughter Lisa (Ken) Eggers of Saint Paul, MN; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois Hanssen of Sioux Falls, SD and a brother, Wendell Morrill of Bozeman, MT.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean and a sister, JoAnn Veldkamp.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

23

Nov

5:00 PM 11/23/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/23/2018 8:00:00 PM
Weiland Funeral Chapel

320 N. Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Weiland Funeral Chapel
320 N. Egan Ave. Madison 57042 SD
United States

Visitation

Saturday

24

Nov

9:30 AM 11/24/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/24/2018 10:30:00 AM
Weiland Funeral Chapel

320 N. Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Weiland Funeral Chapel
320 N. Egan Ave. Madison 57042 SD
United States

Funeral service

Saturday

24

Nov

10:30 AM 11/24/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:15 AM 11/24/2018 11:15:00 AM
Weiland Funeral Chapel

320 N. Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Weiland Funeral Chapel
320 N. Egan Ave. Madison 57042 SD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rose Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Wentworth, SD 57075

Wentworth 57075 SD
United States

Memorial Contribution

Bethel Foundation

1001 S. Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042
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