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Shirley J. Burns
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(nee Bucholtz) Passed away peacefully on December 18, 2017, (age 94) at the Milwaukee VA. Preceded in death by her husband William L. and son, Richard (Skip). Shirley is survived by her son, Scott (Gina) and grandson, Richard. Shirley served proudly as a WAVE in WWII. She met her future husband at a USO party in downtown Milwaukee and went on to raise her family in Wauwatosa where she led an active social life with her many friends and relatives and was an active member of Calvary Memorial Church. In 1970 she and her husband moved to Florida where she lived for 30 years until deciding to return to Wisconsin to be with her family. Shirley will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife and mother as well as a vibrant and engaging person, held dearly in the hearts of all those who knew her. Private graveside services will be held.

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Wisconsin Memorial Park

13235 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005


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