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December 17, 1934 – Friday, August 30, 2013

Service Information
St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, Mn
Thursday, September 5, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Shirley M. Zahler, age 78, of St. Michael passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Guardian Angels of Elk River.
She was born on December 17, 1934 in Veblen, South Dakota the daughter of Martin & Ruth Nelson Lien.

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

Shirley was a faithful member of The St. Michael Catholic Church 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; twenty-two grandchildren & 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 on February 1, 2010 and by her parents: Martin & Ruth Lien.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley Zahler will be held on Thursday, September 5th at 11:00 A.M. at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. Father Peter Richards , Father Paul Zahler and Father Dennis Backer will be the Concelebrants.
Private family Interment St. Michael Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 4th from 4-8 P.M. at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, September 5th one hour prior to Mass at the church.

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

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Linda & Joe Tobkin

    Shirley was such a kind and generous person. Our family will always hold her and Lloyd near and dear to our hearts. I’m so happy that we were able to see her this past May. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are sent to the entire family.

  2. Melanie Victorian

    Jim – I know how hard this loss must be for you and your family. I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Dan Tobkin

    The passing of an era. Although my mother was Lloyd’s aunt, Lloyd and Shirley were some of my parents’ best friends. We usually stayed with Shirley and Lloyd when as kids we visited St. Michael.

  4. Renita Fisher

    The loss of an important compass in your life is an unimaginable loss beyond words. My heartfelt thoughts, prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    My condolences.

  5. Deanna Kirscht

    I’m so sorry for your loss!! I have fond memories of your Mom and Dad and your whole family when we would get together many years ago. I’m sure my Mom was right there meeting her!!

  6. Linda Robeck

    Dear Zahler Family – I’m so sorry for your loss. Hoping good memories help the healing process.

    Linda Robeck Morrisey


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