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Shirley P. Lee

Shirley P. Lee

September 30, 2020

Shirley Pauline Lee, 87, of Bloomer, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at her home under the care of family and Mayo Clinic Hospice.

Shirley was born on December 8, 1932, the daughter of Hans and Coral (Gullickson) Peterson. She graduated from Colfax High School and married Aaron Lee in Sand Creek, WI, on December 15, 1951. They had three children, Greg, Kathy, and Peggy. 

Shirley worked as a program assistant for the ASCS government office in Chippewa Falls for over 20 years. She remained active after retirement volunteering for Meals on Wheels and Mayo Clinic, spending time with friends, family and her church family.  Shirley was an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church including WELCA and the Naomi Circle. She sang in the choir and was a member of the singing Trio "Surely Goodness and Mercy" with Jenny Davis Farlow and Pastor Melanie Berg. The Trio's motto was "We may not be the best but we sure have fun!"

Shirley also enjoyed playing piano, activities at the lake, her close group of friends, family and her dogs. She brought laughter and wisdom to all of life's changes and will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, and youthful spirit.

Shirley is survived by her son, Greg of Bloomer; daughter, Peggy Lee of Eau Claire; her four-legged companion, Abby; grandchildren, Aaron and Nathan Lee, of Pensacola, FL, Nicole (Jason) Cooper of Hudson, WI, Michael Evans of Longmeadow, MA, Adam (Tiffany) Myers of Manitowoc, WI; four great-grandchildren; brother, Russell Peterson of Fond Du Lac, WI; sister-in-law Esther Peterson, Galesville, WI; sisters, Beverly Railton of Menomonie, WI, and Sandy (Jim) Webb of Eau Claire; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Aaron; daughter, Kathy; brothers, Dennis and Robert Peterson; sisters-in-law, Donna and Audrey Peterson; nephews, Wayne and David Peterson; grandson Baby David Evans and her godson, Michael Webb.

Please join us celebrating her life on Friday, October 9, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial of cremains will be at the Scandinavian Prairie Church Cemetery, rural Bloomer, after the service. A luncheon will be served at the Main Street Cafe in Bloomer following the burial.

Please note, face coverings and social distancing will be required at all locations. The service will also be broadcast live on the Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services Facebook page.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.



1-2 p.m. October 9, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer.


2 p.m. October 9, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, Bloomer.

Florist Information

Bloomer Floral - (715) 568-5600 - All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.


  • Rhonda Hislip Dear Beverly ,Sandy and Russ just wanted to say how very sorry we are for missing Shirley’s funeral . We did not see it on Facebook, I texted Brenda this morning to see if she had heard anything about it . She promised to let me know from now on when she hears anything. I will miss Shirley she was such a wonderful lady she will be missed . My thoughts and prayers to all of you !!! She will be missed ! Don’t go on Facebook that often we’ve been so busy working on our driveway and yard . Please accept our apologies. We love you all !!! Rhonda Roger and Kyle

    October 12 at 12:26pm

  • timothy o'connell So sorry for your loss. Watched it on line. Beautiful service! Sorry I couldn't be there. Love you all!

    October 9 at 4:04pm

  • Kevin Horne & Eric Gustin Eric and I send our deepest sympathies. We're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. With all our love.

    October 9 at 2:21pm

  • Mary O'Connell Mary and I would like to express our deepest condolences to the family, especially Peggy, Greg, Sandy, Bev and Russ. She was a great lady. We have been so blessed to have had her in our lives. She'll be missed. Unfortunately, we will not be attending the funeral in person but will be watching it on the live stream. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with you all today and always. Much love!

    October 9 at 11:34AM

  • Jeff an Cherri Sarazen Shirley will always hold a fond place in our hearts. She was a kind and caring individual and these traits are why our mother, Beverly, cherished their friendship. God bless.

    October 8 at 8:07PM

  • Patricia Grensing My deepest sympathy to the family of Shirley. Shirley and I worked together for many years. She was a great lady and a fun person to know. Prayers to all!

    October 8 at 8:11AM

  • Jon Oconnell Sorry for your loss. I am in North Dakota and will not be able to make funeral. Cousin Jon.

    October 7 at 10:04AM

  • Diane Jenson Riedel Thoughts and prayers to all the family . I never had the pleasure to meet her, but have read and heard comments of her kindness from our Russell Petersen cousins. Fly with the angels, you’re at peace.

    October 6 at 5:19PM

  • Sharon(Henneman) Winfield Greg and Peggy I am so sorry. Your mother and I rode together to work for a few years. She worked at the Ag Office in Chippewa( I believe) and I worked at CESA 6. I enjoyed the conversations we had on those rides so much. For years after when ever we saw each other we smiled laughed and talked about those days. She was a WONDERFUL woman. You have my deepest sympathy - she will be missed. Rest in peace Shirley- you certainly deserve it!

    October 5 at 11:48AM

  • John, Frances and Marcia Eberle Our hearts go out to Greg and Peggy on the loss of their mother and to the entire family of Shirley on the loss of their loved one. She was the greatest neighbor we could ever have asked for.

    October 5 at 6:34AM

  • Linda Hubbard Peggy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Mom seemed like a wonderful lady. May the good memories of her bring comfort in the days ahead.

    October 2 at 10:37PM

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