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Shirley Darlene (Kruse) Finberg

1937 ~ 2020 (age 83)

Obituary

Shirley D. Finberg, age 83 of Clinton, MN passed away on March 28, 2020, at Grace Home in Graceville, MN.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, MN. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Minister Jim Rach will officiate and burial will take place at Clinton City Cemetery.

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Shirley Darlene (Kruse) Finberg was born on February 12, 1937, in Madison, MN.  She was the daughter of Harley and Florence (Nelson) Kruse.  Shirley was united in marriage with Neil Finberg on November 23, 1957, in Ortonville, MN.  Shirley and Neil were blessed with four children: Debra, David, Diana, and DaNel.  They lived in Ortonville until 1963, then moved to Clinton.

Shirley worked at the Locker Plant for Wally and Alice Sayles, then at Big Stone Cooperative as a bookkeeper.  She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton and served on the church council.  Shirley served as Mayor of Clinton.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Debra (Michael) Maher of Clinton, MN; David (Cindy) Finberg of Willmar, MN; Diane Schneider (George Buckho) of Elk River, MN; and DaNel Schneider (Terry Zieske); eleven grandchildren: Derek (Tiffany) Maher, Deidra (Dustin) Hartman, Dana Maher, Sara Eastman, David Finberg, Emily Finberg, Tiffany (Joshua) Loeffler, Terry Schneider, Trista (Matt) Radermacher, Chris Schneider, and Tim Schneider; ten great-grandchildren; sisters: Evelyn Swigerd, Donna Adolphson, Lilly McMacken, Velda Ybarra; brothers: Roger Kruse and Robert Kruse.  Shirley was preceded in death by her parents: Harley and Florence; huband, Neil; and sisters: Karen St. Clair and Linda Kruse.

 


 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 31, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
341 Park Street
Clinton, MN 56225

Memorial Service
Saturday
August 1, 2020

2:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
341 Park Street
Clinton, MN 56225

Inurnment
Saturday
August 1, 2020

3:00 PM
Clinton Cemetery
RR
Clinton, MN 56225

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