Shirley Ann Hahnke, age 79 of Brooklyn Center, passed away July 5, 2022 at Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Center. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 11, at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge, MN. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Shirley was born August 22, 1942 in Swanville, Minnesota to Farris and Bertha (Stephen) Ward. She graduated from South High in Minneapolis. Shirley was confirmed at Trinity First Lutheran Church where she was a member, until moving into a memory care facility in Brooklyn Center in July of 2015. She loved baseball, especially the Twins and the Saints. Shirley even had season tickets for the Saints. She worked as a hospitality porter at various places. She enjoyed family get togethers, word finds, putting puzzles together, and playing cards. Her favorite card games were canasta, 500, and cribbage.
Shirley was survived by sisters, Vera Johnson, Ruby Bigelbach, Janet Sutherland; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Farris and Bertha; loving husband, Ernst; dear friend, OJ; son, Lee Allen; brother, Ervin; sisters, Lois Oakgrove, Ruthie Straka; some dear nephews and niece, Milt Carlson, Brittany and her son, Brandon Carlson, Jeff Oakgrove, Sr., Shawn Carlson.