Shirley Zahler

Shirley Zahler
Shirley Zahler

Services for Shirley M. Zahler, 78, of St. Michael are Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at 11 A.M. at the Church of St. Michael in St. Michael.

Rev. Nathan Laliberte and Rev. Paul Zahler will be the concelebrants.

Private family inurement at St. Michael Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Tiffany Nelson, Andrew Zahler, Torrey Zahler, William Olson, Mercedes Zahler, Ashley Robeck, Tyler Zahler and Katelyn Zahler.

Mrs. Zahler died Friday, Aug. 30, at Guardian Angels of Elk River.

She was born Dec. 17, 1934, in Veblen, S.D., the daughter of Martin and Ruth Nelson Lien.

On Nov. 22, 1951, Shirley M. Lien and Lloyd L. Zahler were joined in holy marriage at Church of Corpus Christi in St. Paul. God blessed their marriage with eight children.

She was a faithful member of The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. She also belonged to its CCW and to The American Legion Auxiliary.

Survived by Children: Max (Linda) Zahler, Martin (Sandy) Zahler, James (Krista) Zahler, Michele (William) Olson, Joseph (Rhonda) Zahler, Julie (Keith) Franklin, Dana (Shelly) Zahler and Don Zahler; 22 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; brothers: Vernon Lien and Noel Lien; sisters: Evelyn Tuenge and Gloria Van Auken; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by husband, Lloyd L. Zahler, Feb. 1, 2010, and by her parents: Martin and Ruth Lien.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Michael Foundation or to Guardian Angels of Elk River.