Shirley Jane (Bakke) SpildeShirley Jane (Bakke) Spilde, 73, of Halma, MN, passed away on Mother’s Day morning, Sunday, May 10, 2009 at Karlstad Healthcare Center in Karlstad, MN with family members by her side.
Shirley Jane (Bakke) Spilde
Shirley Jane (Bakke) Spilde, 73, of Halma, MN, passed away on Mother’s Day morning, Sunday, May 10, 2009 at Karlstad Healthcare Center in Karlstad, MN with family members by her side.
Shirley was born on October 17, 1935, to Andy and Agnes (Aune) Bakke in Newfolden, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended school and graduated from Newfolden High School. After graduation, Shirley was a secretary at the Newfolden School. On October 2, 1955, she was united in marriage to Tilden Spilde in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden. She then worked as a clerk for Stromli Auctioneering. They made their home in Halma, MN and had two children, Pamela and David. She was also the secretary for First Lutheran and Eidsvold Lutheran Churches for 32 years. She was a 4-H leader for many years, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and was an avid sports fan of the Karlstad Rabbits and the Tri-County Wildcats. Shirley and Tilden also traveled to many of their grandchildren’s, nieces’, and nephews’ sporting events. She was a life-long fan until her health prevented her from attending these activities. Shirley loved playing cards, Bingo, and other games, going on shopping trips, talking on the phone, and visiting with her family and friends. One of the most important things to Shirley was spending time with her family. She played a significant role in the lives of her grandchildren. Whether it was attending hockey games, dance recitals, tennis matches; playing hours of card games; celebrating holidays, going to the Shrine Circus… Grandma was always there. Grandma will be forever missed.
Family members include her husband of 53 years, Tilden; son, David (Polly) Spilde; daughter, Pamela (Bradley) Carlson; grandchildren, Krista (Jeremy) Cebula and Kayla Carlson, Ryan (Paula) Carlson, and Brett Carlson, Okinawa; great-granddaughter, Isabelle Cebula; one brother, Lloyd (Marie) Bakke; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lorne and Julie Spilde, Lee and Joydis Folland; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Eidsvold Lutheran Church, Halma, MN.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Eidsvold Lutheran Church.
Burial will be in Eidsvold Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Austin-Hughes Funeral Home of Hallock.