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Shirley Ann Bell-Elsinger

July 11, 1936 — December 25, 2023

 

Shirley Ann Bell-Elsinger, age 87, of Fond du Lac, died Monday, December 25, 2023, at Hospice Home of Hope. She was born on July 11, 1936, in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Erving and Evelyn (Hankwitz) Schafer. On June 4, 1955, she married Donald E. Bell at Church of Peace in Fond du Lac where she was a lifelong member. They were married for 41 years until his passing. Shirley then married Francis “Buster” Elsinger on September 22, 2001. He passed away on December 26, 2014. Shirley worked at Wells MFG for 23 years. She was a Girl Scout assistant leader at Rosenow School for 3 years. She loved the outdoors and camping at Wild Rose, WI.

 

She is survived by one son, Ricky (Janet) Bell; one daughter, Cindy (James) Roen; one grandson, Christopher Bell; one granddaughter, Sandra (Troy) Stahmann; six great-grandchildren, Destiny Dawn Bell, Alexis Mercadis Bell, Christopher Johnny Bell Jr., David Foote, Donald Foote, and Lorra Stahmann; two sisters, Nancy (Duane) Luedke and Karen (Charles) Palkovich; brothers-in-law, William (Mary) Bell and Kenneth Omland; Buster’s children, Patricia (Lee) Dorn, Robert (Janet) Elsinger, Brad Elsinger, Fuzzy (Arlin) Bakken; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; one infant sister, Sandra; sister, Betty in 1974; sister, Patricia Brester; sister, Darlene Omland; daughter-in-law, Joan; stepsister, Carol Gunderson; stepson, Herky Elsinger; two infant grandchildren, Jason and Lorra Roen.

 

“Blessings to my neighbors for all your help through the years.”

 

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Ledgeview Memorial Park. A meal will follow the service at 4:00 PM at the Fond du Lac Eagles Club.

 

Special thank you to the nurses on 4 South at St. Agnes Hospital and the staff at Hospice Home of Hope for their care and compassion shown to Shirley.

 

Services are in the care of Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Additional information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com  

 

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

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Ledgeview Memorial Park Cemetery

N6250 County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI 54937

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