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May 22, 2018

5/4/2018 1:16:00 PM
Shirley Graham

Shirley M. Graham, age 83 of Taylors Falls, Minnesota passed away peacefully on April 1, 2018.  She was born in Wolf Creek, Wisconsin on November 7, 1934 to parents Frank and Florence Fors.

Shirley married John (Jack) Graham on September 18, 1954 in Grantsburg Wisconsin. In 1964 they were blessed with son David and DeeAnn arrived a little later, in 1968. They lived in various places until settling on a small hobby farm just north of Taylors Falls, Minnesota, where they raised their children.  

Shirley owned her own western store in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin and then in Taylors Falls, Minnesota from the mid 70's to the early 80's.  After that she opened her gift store which mainly consisted of Native American turquoise jewelry, art and artifacts.    She enjoyed going out west with Jack during the winter months to buy her inventory directly from the respected artists.

Shirley lived in Taylors Falls until a year after Jack's passing in 2002. She then sold the farm and moved across the river to St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her five grandchildren, and was eagerly awaiting the birth of her first great grandchild. She also loved getting together with friends to play a rousing game of po-kee-no and going to the occasional garage sale.  

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband John “Jack” Graham; brothers Martin Fors, Cecil Fors, Dick Fors, Fred Fors, Frankie Diem, and Rodney Diem; sisters Gladys Lewellin and Ruth Muncy.

She is survived by her children David Graham and DeeAnn (Jason) Fredlund; grandchildren Tyler Graham, Morgan Graham, Lauren Graham, Rebecca (Kevin) Zack, and Devon Fredlund; great granddaughter Charlotte Mae Zack; sisters Arlene Johnson and Jeanette Metcalf; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service 11am Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, Minnesota with visitation one hour prior to the service.  A private family interment at Kahbakong Cemetery in Taylors Falls, Minnesota will take place at a later date.  Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com



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