October 21, 1946 – May 15, 2020
Surrounded by family and love in her home, our beloved Mother and Grandmother fell asleep peacefully in the hands of God on May 15, 2020. She will be forever remembered and cherished by her loving husband Harvey Rudolf, daughter Christine Zelantini (Ron), sons Wayne (Camille), Keith (Rachel), Jonathan (Stacey) and 10 Grandchildren Savanna, Shawn, Casey, Lucy, Waylon, Charlotte, Willow, Nolan, Avery and Adalyn.
Shirley will be deeply missed by Sister Marilyn Richardson (nee Hertlein) and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by her parents John and Mary Hertlein (nee Mund), Sister Christina and Margaret Mintenko (nee Hertlein) and Brother’s Chris and Jack, brother‑in‑law Les Richardson, sister‑in‑law Beatrice Hertlein (nee Dunn) and nephew Charles Mintenko.
Shirley Rudolf (nee Hertlein) was born in Inglis, MB on October 21, 1946. She travelled to The Pas, Manitoba in 1966 then graduated from business administration at Northern Manitoba Vocational Center in 1968. She then worked at Churchill Forestry Products for 2-3 years before working at Northern Manitoba Vocational Center in business administration for 3 years. Shirley and Harvey met at this college and married in 1970 and in 1973 their first child was born, a daughter, Christine to be followed by 3 sons, Wayne, Keith and Jonathan.
Shirley was involved in many activities: knitting all kinds of things from neck warmers, dish cloths to premature baby clothing, working in her flowerbed and with her potted plants, helping Harvey with garden work, enjoying every summer at the family cabin, coffee time with great friends, involvement with Lutheran Church-Canada, Treasurer with the LWML and most of all the endless love she gave her family. She was known for her delicious homemade blueberry pies, being the house hairstylist for Harvey and the boys and her love for cards and board games with family and friends. Shirley was a hard worker and always made sure the house was clean, hot meals were on the table, birthdays remembered as well as numerous trips made out to see her children and grandchildren in Alberta.
A memorial is being planned for our Mother on August 15, 2020 in The Pas, MB.
If so, desired donations may be made to the Cancer Society.
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Canadian Cancer Society
193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 2B7