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Shirley Ann Elsner

Shirley Ann Elsner

February 14, 2021

Shirley A. Elsner, 86, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Dove Healthcare-Bloomer with her daughter by her side and under the care of Mayo Clinic Home Health & Hospice.

Shirley was on born on September 20, 1934 in Chicago, IL to Henry and Caroline (Armbruster) Albert. She grew up and attended school in Chicago.

She married her husband Karl Elsner in 1954 in Chicago. Shirley worked as a telephone operator in Chicago until they moved to Island Lake in 1958. They built and operated “Cedar Point Resort” near Weyerheauser on the north end of Island Lake with 1500 feet of lake front and 5 cabins. They operated the resort for over 40 years until retirement.

Shirley loved to cook and bake and will be remembered for her famous Christmas cookies. She enjoyed gardening, especially planting flowers and reading books. She had a passion for traveling, her first trip was with her family to Germany when she was 17 years old. Shirley then traveled to France, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Georgie (Clyde) Baier of Bloomer; sons, Hans (Pam) Elsner of New Auburn, Arnold Elsner of Bloomer; grandchildren, Sarah and Jonathan Elsner; sister, Jane Ursin of Elgin; nieces and nephews, Karina, Julie, Jill and David.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Karl Elsner Sr.; sons, Billy Elsner and Karl Elsner Jr.; sister, Rose Marie; sister-in-law, Toni Luck.

A Funeral Service will be on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with a visitation held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. The service will be live streamed from the Thompson Funeral Home Facebook. A lunch will be held immediately following the service at Billy’s Bar & Grill. Burial will be held at the Island Lake Cemetery at a later date.

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

LINK TO FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM FOR THE SERVICE: https://www.facebook.com/events/335478584490400


One hour prior to the service at the funeral home


Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home


  • Ruth peters I am so sad to hear about my friend. I loved her and she was so important to me many years ago. She was a big help to me. A very lovely lady whose voice I can still hear. I love you my friend. Cala

    February 19 at 9:25pm

  • Lynn Reischel So sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady. I met her at Care Partners when my mom was there. I enjoyed talking to Shirley. She told me her life story one night that I was there late. I missed her after my mom died but due to covid 19 I never got back there to visit. Again so sorry for your loss, the world has lost a good person and God gained an angel!

    February 18 at 3:21pm

  • Floyd and Reba Reed So sorry for the loss of your Mom, Grandmother. Our prayers are with you.

    February 17 at 7:55pm

  • Tommy I am so sorry for your guys loss my thoughts and prayers and love are with you all. she was very sweet ..

    February 17 at 3:37PM

  • Myrna So sorry to hear of your loss

    February 17 at 10:41AM

  • Lynda Burdorf Heartfelt sympathies to your family at this time. I am very sorry for your loss❤️

    February 16 at 8:46PM

  • Jennie Sanders Martin Dear Hans and family. I am sorry to read about your Mom. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for her and your family
    Jennie Martin, Assessor T Big Bend

    February 15 at 8:01PM

  • Cricket Stencil Georgie, Hans, and Arnie
    I am sorry for the loss of your mom. Will never forget her. God bless you all as you go through this hard time.

    February 15 at 6:48PM

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