Obituary: Shirley Ann Kuberka


December 9, 2022

Shirley Ann Kuberka, 86, of Chisholm died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at Heritage Manor in Chisholm. She was born on Oct. 7, 1936, in Hayward, Wisconsin to Victor and Ruth (Livermore) Olker. She married Stanley J. Kuberka on June 21, 1958, in Hayward. They lived in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, for two years before making their home in Chisholm in 1960.

Shirley worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth before devoting her time to raising her family. She was a member of St. Joseph's and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Churches in Chisholm and Buhl as well as the Catholic Council of Women. She enjoyed playing cards with her bridge and Tripoli clubs, sewing quilts for overseas and many other acts of mercy and charity. Most of all, she loved Sunday afternoon games with her family, blueberry picking, baking and handwriting letters to friends.

Shirley is lovingly survived by her husband, Stan; children Susan (Edgar) Murphy of Fridley, Carol (Gerald) Arel of Mounds View, and Nancy (Jerrie) Wickstrom of Barnum; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother John (Nancy) Olker of Lake Elmo; and sister-in-law, Therse Olker of Santa Cruz, California. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Tom; brothers Donald and Harvey; and sister, Mary Olker.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel, with a Parish Rosary at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chisholm. A private interment will be in Chisholm Cemetery. Memorials to the Hibbing Family Life Care Center and the Range Center in Chisholm.

Arrangements are entrusted to Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Chisholm,

Pine Knot News, Dec. 9, 2022


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