Shirley M. Rohlfsen, 83, of Le Mars, and formerly of Huntington Beach, Calif., died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars.
Shirley Mae Rohlfsen was born March 7, 1925, in Marcus, the daughter of George and Lydia (Kilker) Rohlfsen. The family moved to Le Mars, where Shirley attended school. She graduated from Le Mars High School and soon after moved to California.
Shirley worked as an accounting supervisor for many years at Bergen and Brunswick Pharmaceuticals. She retired and remained in California for several more years.
Shirley returned to Le Mars Nov. 1, 2007 and became a resident at Park Place Estates. During her retirement years Shirley enjoyed golfing, the theater, and reading.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Lillian Rohlfsen of Le Mars; a brother-in-law, Robert Becker of Cleghorn; nieces and nephews Tom and Myrna Rohlfsen of Tampa, Fla., David and Terri Rohlfsen of Le Mars, Jim and Georgia Rohlfsen, of Le Mars, Millie Gearke of Le Mars, Gary and Marlene Gearke of Le Mars, Robert and Vycie Gearke of Raytown, Mo., Kurt Becker of Cleghorn and Lisa Lewis of San Diego, Calif.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Ruth Gearke and Betty Becker; brothers Herbert, Stanley and Russell Rohlfsen; and a nephew Rod Gearke.
Private family services and interment will be held at a later date. The Mauer- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Shirley's family with arrangements.
Expressions may be directed through www.mauerjohnson.com.