Shirley A. (Larson) Wallace was born on June 23, 1941, to Norman and Helen (Wold) Larson. She passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., at the age of 78.
Shirley was the fifth born of nine children and grew up on a farm. She was baptized and confirmed in the Faith Lutheran Church of rural Colfax, Wis. She attended high school in Colfax.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Mary (Robert) Erickson of Brooklyn Park; son, John Wallace of Albert Lea, Minn.; surrogate granddaughter, Kimberly Kwapick; brothers, Sidney (Nancy) Larson, Orville (Fay) Larson, Ronnie (Ann) Larson; and sisters, Linda (Darrell) Schauer, Donna (Jim) Miller, and Jean (Lyle) Snider.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Norman and Helen Larson; twin sons in infancy; sisters Lois Donagan and Doris Longdo; and three nephews, Ricky Larson, Rodney Longdo and Jason Schauer.
Shirley was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea, Minn.