|11/13/2020 2:13:00 PM|
Shirley Joan Springborn passed away peacefully on November 4, 2020, after a short battle with an aggressive cancer. Shirley was born on October 4, 1943 in Blue Earth, MN to Betty Jean Kerr and Carol LeRoy Nelson. During her childhood, she lived in many places, including abroad in Europe, due to her stepfather’s military involvement. She graduated from Hopkins High School in 1961.
Shirley met Darrell Springborn on a blind date in Hudson, WI and they were married November 18, 1972. They spent 26 years living in Knoxville, Iowa where she did volunteer work for the Knoxville Hospital Auxiliary and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She spent much of her free time enjoying bowling and golfing with friends. In 2003, they moved to their retirement home in Lindstrom.
Throughout their years together, one of their favorite pastimes was playing cards with friends and family. Her family and friends will miss her most for her love of life and drive to bring happiness to her loved ones. Shirley was known for her lively banter, spoiling her grandchildren and family, and a can-do spirit.
Shirley is survived by husband Darrell Springborn, son Richard Todd (April) Goodin; grandchildren, Madalyn, Keegan, and Grace; twin sister Sharlot Cookson, brother Scott Fuller, sister-in-law Bonnie (Tom) Strand, niece Diane (Tom) Erickson; (children: Torrie (Natasha) Erickson, Courtney (Jeremiah) Simoes), nephew Jamie (Jill) Hansen; niece Erika (Dan) Olmos, (children: Gabriel and Annika), and niece, Bridget Strand, as well as other grand-nieces and nephews.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, brother Shawn Fuller, and nephew David Hansen.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial is preferred to a charity of your choice in memory of Shirley. Due to COVID-19, a memorial service will be held at a later date.