Shirley J. Garrigan, 69, of Pierre, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Pierre. A memorial prayer service will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, December 3, 2012 at Feigum Funeral Home.
Shirley Jean Stahleker was born February 2, 1943 to Gerhardt and Helen (Schrader) Stahleker in Lynch, NE. One of six children, Shirley grew up in Fort Pierre, graduating from Fort Pierre High School in 1961. Shirley married Jerald Garrigan in Pierre in 1965. To this union were born two children, Cindy and Keith. She and Jerald were divorced in 1987, but remained close friends through the years. Shirley was employed with the Department of Transportation for over 30 years while also being employed part time at many different businesses through the years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting & crocheting, reading and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Grateful for having shared in her life her daughter, Cindy (Gary) Garrigan-Kjellsen of Watertown, SD and her children, Tyler Cooper of Watertown, SD and Jaron Schlechter of Norman, OK (and his father Rick Schlechter) and Shirley's great-grandson, Brayden and his mother Ashley Gaetz of Watertown, SD; son, Keith (Amy) Garrigan of Onida, SD and their children Gabriel and Steven of Onida; siblings, Garry Stahlecker of Pierre, Patricia “Pat” (Dennis) Fuchs of Pierre, Dennis (Connie) Stahlecker of Pierre and Norman (Sandy) Stahlecker of Pierre; Jerry (Edwina) Garrigan, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sandra.
December 3, 2012, 2:00pm
Feigum Funeral Home
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