Shirley Papik

Shirley Ann Papik, 87, Luverne, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne.

A funeral service was Friday, July 21, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.

Shirley Hamre was born May 9, 1930, to Clarence and Alma (Rogge) Hamre in Mobridge, South Dakota. She attended school and later graduated from high school in Mobridge. Shirley then attended Yankton College in Yankton, South Dakota. She lived in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Auld where she also worked as a nanny and housekeeper for their young family.

On Aug. 6, 1950, Shirley married Emil Papik in Yankton. They moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and then later to Sioux City, Iowa, for Emil’s employment as a meat grader for the United States Department of Agriculture. In 1964 they moved to Luverne. Shirley’s career was her family. Emil preceded her in death on June 20, 1986. Shirley later became a resident at The Oaks, Poplar Creek Estate and the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home. She greatly enjoyed the friends and staff at all of these communities.

Shirley was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. She loved cooking for her family, baking, cake decorating and sewing doll clothes. She enjoyed playing cards, Scrabble, video games, listening to music and singing, putting together puzzles and bowling.

Shirley is survived by three children, Gary (Janine) Papik, Luverne, Marilyn (Robert) Hoffman, Lesterville, South Dakota, and Jean (Troy) Faber, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Heidi (Micky) Sehr, Gretchen (Ryan) Jepperson, Jordan (Emily) Papik, Cherie Hoffman, Nick (Addie) Faber, Morgan Faber and Ross Faber; and 11 great-grandchildren, Casey and Carter Sehr, Christian, Holden, Reagan and Slaten Jepperson, Augusta, Marcus, Chandler and Braelinn Papik, and Quinn Faber; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; a sister, Grace Gorder; and four brothers, Howard, Al, Bob and Charles Hamre.

Memorials may be directed to Luverne Street Music, Luverne Area Community Foundation or Grace Lutheran Church.

Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne,

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