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Shirlee M. BannertJuly 24, 1932 ~ July 13, 2017 (age 84)
A Memorial Service for Shirlee M. Bannert of Warroad, MN will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00PM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Warroad, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Interment will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Elm Park Cemetery in Baudette, MN at 11:00AM.
Shirlee Bannert, 84 of Warroad, MN died peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the comfort of her home. She was born on July 24, 1932 to Fabian and Mae LaValla in Williams, MN.
In 1949 she married Glenn Bannert and later moved to International Falls where she raised 7 children. In the 1980s she began working outside the home and held jobs as waitress, cook and airport security screener. In 1984 she began working at Marvin Windows in Warroad and retired from there in 2009 after 25 proud years of service.
Shirlee had many hobbies including needlework, sewing, wood-working and baking. She enjoyed gifting her pieces of work and family and friends cherished receiving her knitted booties, double-lined mittens, quilts, aprons, wooden lawn ornaments and more. Her children never left her home without a loaf or two of her tasty homemade bread and, when in season, a quart or two of her hand-picked raspberries.
Over the years Shirlee enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center, being a member of the Red Hat Society, Eagles, The Great River Road Club and volunteering at the blood bank. She absolutely loved her job in mortising at Marvin Windows, and had many fond memories of the great parties in her department.
Shirlee was a strong and independent lady and had a faith to match. Her relationship with God was passionate from a very young age. She was very faithful to God and prayed the rosary every day.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, David; her sisters Marie, Lorraine and Lois; her daughter Sherry; her son, Timothy; and her great granddaughters Hailey and MaKenzie.
Survivors include her daughters; Terri (Urshell) Gerdon of Dilworth, MN; Joyce (Randy) Hell of International Falls, MN; Mary (William) Niehaus of Fargo, ND; her sons, Dennis (Susi) Bannert and Richard Bannert of International Falls, MN; Robert (Lisa) Bannert of Williams, MN; John Bannert of Crookston MN; 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; her sisters Olive Dawley and Barbara (Bob) Heaton of Washington; Gloria Baade of Baudette, MN; Cece (Richard) Norton of International Falls, MN; her brothers John of Arizona; Roger (Cindy) of Michigan and Steve (Kimberly) of Williams, MN.