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Shirley Ann Martin

September 26, 1925 — September 15, 2022

Duluth

 

Shirley Ann Martin, 96 of Duluth, died Thursday, September 15th at Diamond Willow, Lester Park, with her family by her side.  Shirley was born September 26, 1925 in Detroit, MI to Leo and Ann Quigley.  She graduated from St. Gregory High School in Detroit.  She met Rodney Martin, and they were married on September 17, 1947.  Shirley and Rodney moved to Duluth, settling in Lakeside.  She worked at Target, Lester Park Greenhouse, and Lake Superior Fish Company.

Shirley was an active member of St. Michael’s Church serving on its funeral lunch committee and made pasties, jams, and jellies for the church.  She enjoyed knitting, socializing over coffee and doughnuts with friends and spending summers on Isle Royale.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Leo, and Ann; siblings, Bernard, Leo, Edward, Bob, Lucille and Marion. Shirley was also preceded in death by her husband Rodney and her son Edward.

Shirley is survived by her sons, Dick (Jan Bushey) Martin and Tom (Jackie Docauer) Martin; daughter in law, Sharon Martin; close family friend Irene Dunphy; grandchildren, Laura (Mark) Franckowiak, Hannah Martin, Kyle (Tiffanie) Martin, Jerad (Cherry Dietzmann) Martin, Eric Martin; great grandchildren, Kain Towers, Isaiah Martin, Kaiya Martin, David Bond, Mickel Bond and Hallie Martin.

Visitation will be Friday, September 23rd from 5-7pm with wake prayers at 6:30pm in the Dougherty Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue Saturday from 10am to the 11am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E Superior St., Duluth, MN.  Memorials are preferred and may be directed to St. Michael’s Church.  Sign the online register book at, www.dfhduluth.com.  Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral home, 600 E 2nd St. Duluth, MN 55805, (218) 727-3555.

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Visitation

Friday, September 23, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Duluth

600 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55805

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Friday, September 23, 2022

6:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Duluth

600 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55805

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Michael's Catholic Church

4901 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55804

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, September 24, 2022

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4901 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55804

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