Shirley Lorraine Strandjord, age 87, of Sacred Heart, died Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Private funeral services will be held. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Red Cross Blood Mobile or the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Stained Glass Fund. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.
Shirley Lorraine Strandjord was born on January 1, 1935, in Fosston, Minnesota to Thomas and Fern (Kittelson) Christenson. She grew up on Bagley, MN and graduated from Bagley High School in 1953. On November 12, 1955, she was united in marriage to Richard Strandjord. She was a very active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She served on the church council and taught Sunday school. She also volunteered for the Red Cross Blood Mobile and the Sacred Heart Village Chest. Shirley enjoyed gardening, fishing, her family and close friends.
Survivors include her daughters: Stephanie (and Randy) Freiborg, Renee (and Michael) Hannah, and Margaret (and Paul) McLagan; seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Mille and her brothers Cleo and Robert. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, her sister Joyce, her husband Richard, and her son Arlen.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Shirley
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