Shirley Mae Stutzman, 85, Pulaski, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Country Villa Assisted Living, Pulaski. She was born September 14, 1935, to Leonard and Ruth (Prichard) Suhm in Milwaukee.
Shirley moved to the Shawano area at an early age and graduated from Shawano High School with the class of 1954. She married Roy Stutzman on September 24th, 1955. Roy and Shirley started a couple businesses together including Roy’s Dairy Shack in Bonduel and Roy’s Country Bakery in Bonduel, Green Bay and Pulaski. In addition to the family business adventures, she was a successful life insurance agent with John Hancock and received an award in recognition of being a national top sales agent. Shirley enjoyed her flowers in the back yard, traveling to Florida and playing bingo with friends. Her entire life was devoted to serving the Lord and reading the bible daily.
Shirley is survived by her 4 sons: Scott (Terri) Stutzman, Hobart, Tim (Tami) Stutzman, Combined Locks, Dan Stutzman, Gilroy, CA, Jeff Stutzman, Twin Bridge; 10 grandchildren: Cassandra, Isaac, Samantha, Nikki, Kaylee, Michael, Devon, Shannon, Gwynn and Josh; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Michael Hoppe; 3 sisters, Barb Owen, Carol (Dennis) Chojn, Joann (Dave) Buckarma; cousin, Lois McConnell; many nieces and nephews; and her close friend Pat Gregozeski. Shirley was very close to her sister Barb and cousin Lois who were called the Three Musketeers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Roy Stutzman, a son, Mark Stutzman; grandson, Ryan Stutzman; siblings: Audrey, Tammy, Linda and David.
Friends are invited to gather with the family from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, at New Life Community Church, 6258 Crest Dr., Pulaski. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Pastor Eric Jensen presiding. Burial will take place at a later time in Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Country Villa Assisted Living in Pulaski and the Unity Hospice Team for the wonderful care given to Shirley.