In Loving Memory of Shirley Elaine Krenn
October 21, 1927 - August 4, 2011
83 Years, 9 Months and 14 Days

Shirley Elaine Krenn

Obituary Mirrored from Zacherl Funeral Home

Fond du Lac, WI

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Shirley Elaine Krenn
Born October 21, 1927, At Rest August 4, 2011

Shirley E. Krenn

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Shirley Elaine Krenn, 83, of 366 Roosevelt Street, Fond du Lac went home into the arms of the Lord and her husband of 62 years on August 4, 2011. She was born in Fond du Lac on October 21, 1927, the daughter of Richard and Lorraine (Polzean) Sampson.

On October 20, 1945 she married Arthur “Arte” E. Krenn at the Church of Peace, Fond du Lac.

Shirley worked at Well Manufacturing for over thirty-five years. She enjoyed playing cards, rummaging, and joking around. She had an amazing sense of humor and anyone who met her instantly loved her. Her nickname was “squirrely” Shirley.

Shirley is survived by three daughters, Gloria Abel, Sharon Luedtke and Bonnie Konen, all of Fond du Lac; one son Arthur Jr. of Fond du Lac; 10 grandchildren, Tammy (JJ) Abel-Bevan, Pammy Smith, Rob (Amy) Luedkte, Danny Paul Snyder, all of Fond du Lac, Michelle (Paul) Hughes of Kissimmee, FL, Shane “Shaney” (Stacy) Abel of Port St. Lucie, FL, Scott Luedtke (Speical Friend, Brian Eggers), Chuck Passon, all of Milwaukee, WI, Traci Fischer of Indian Harbor, FL, and Deanna (Krenn) Swonger of Elkhorn, WI.

Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren, Jaimie (Deral) Schwartz, her “honey boy” John A. Bevan III “Trey,” Acacia Elaine Bevan, Owen and Elizabeth Luedtke, all of Fond du Lac, Haley Pulcine, Ciarra Hughes, Jayden Hughes, Zander Hughes all of Kissimme FL, Keeley (Joe) Cole of Newport Beach VA, Caitlin Abel of Port St. Lucie, FL, Kai-Charles James Rumbuc, and Jayci Fischer both of Indian Harbor Beach, FL, Elliot Arthur and Chloe Elaine Swonger of Elkhorn, WI; 2 great-great grandchildren, Sydney Rose Perry of Fond du Lac and Ryder Towne of Newport Beach, VA.

She is further survived by three sisters, Jeannie Brigham, Carol (Gerald) Huck and Susie (Larry) Caird, all of Fond du Lac; one brother, Darwin “Sunny” or “Bucky” Sampson of San Bernadino, CA.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Arthur “Arte,” one daughter Donna Mae Snyder and one great-great grandchild Jullian Whetstone, four sisters, Beverly Essmann, Eola Resop, Judy Sippel, Nancy Rymer; one brother, Richard ”Dick” Sampson.

Visitation: The family will receive relatives and friends at the Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, on Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 4:00 until 7:30 PM. There is also visitation at the funeral home on Friday, August 12, from 9:00 until 9:45 AM.

Services: At 10:00 AM on Friday, August 12, 2011 A Service of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview Memorial Park.

Memorials in her name may be directed to her family.

Shirley's family is grateful to Dr. Jeffrey Strong for over thirty years of loving care; to all of the nurses on the fifth and sixth floor at St. Agnes Hospital; to Ellie and the Cancer Center staff; to Carol “Kiki” Huck, her sister; to the staff at the Hospice Home of Hope. She loved each and every one of you.

Remember her love, her humor and the laughter we all shared.

The Following are the Memorials left at Zacherl's Candle Vigil Section for Shirley Krenn:

In Memory of
Shirley Elaine Krenn

Sorry for your loss May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead....
Brothertown Indian Nation

Rest in Peace Aunt Shirley
Amy (Guell) Wempner

Love you grandma...I know you a happy up there with Grandpa,"Rocky" and Jullian...I wish I could have hugged and kissed you one more time...

Paul Hughes

My heart and prayers go out to all those who loved you Aunt Shirley. Your loving laughter and wonderful sense of humor will live on in our hearts forever. Rest in peace as you bask in the light of our Lord. Love always, your nephew Denny
Denny Krenn

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother ..My heart goes out to you and the family
Sandy Vanden hoogen Freind of arty jr.


I have always called you my aunt shirley (and of coarse other things) but you are my 2nd cousin. It's so funny to be so close to you as 2nd cousins usally are't but that is how much you meant to me. I know we will be together as God has promised us all. Say Hi to my dad and grandpa Fred. My heart and love goes out to all my 3rd cousins may God keep you close. Love and prayers. Cheryl
Cheryl (Sampson) Millay

Tammy: Thinking of you & your family during this time. We love you...
The Lindow Family

In love, I have lit a candle for you.
Julie Klahn Odebrecht

The family has my prayers andthoughts at this time.....
Kay Godina

I still can't help but think you and grandpa raised eight kids and just not five. You were as much of a mother to me as any mother was to any child in the world. We will all be OK in part to your never ending love and compassion you shared for each and every one of us. Good night. Love you. Sweet dreams.
Shane and Caitlin

In love, I have lit a candle for you.
Heather Snyder

I love you Grandma. Rest in peace
Scotty

You will be forever loved and missed grandma!!! May you now be at peace!!
Keeley, Joe & Ryder Cole

Grandma I am so sorry I wasn't there to say good-bye. But I am grateful I was lucky enough to be your grand-daughter. I will never forget the many memories of K-mart shopping with you and Ya's and the rummaging every weekend. The time you yelled out the car window to some kid telling him his mom was looking for him. He ran so scared like he was in so much trouble. LOL! Liar. All we have now is your memory which will be with me FOREVER. Oh yeah and the laundry times on Fond du Lac Ave. I wish my daughter could've met you. But she will definitely know all about you, and how much no matter how much us "FIGHTING COCKS" would fight you loved us no matter what. As we do YOU.
Traci Kaye

Love bug, No matter how much I wanted you to stay here with me, it would be selfish of me not to let you go. It broke my heart to see your struggle and it broke my heart when you left me today. I lost a large piece of my heart today. I hope that some day my memories of you and your silliness and guidance will fill up that void. Good night, sweet dreams, I won't see you in the morning...but some day.
Honey Girl

In love, I have lit a candle for you.
Julie Klahn Odebrecht

In love, I have lit a candle for you.
Nancy (Kieckbusch) Price

My heart goes out to the Krenn Family in the loss of their loved-one. I know it is difficult to lose someone you love so much, but there is comfort in knowing that with the Lord, no one is forgotten or ceases to exist. We have the comforting words of St. Paul who said, "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" - (2 Corinthians 5:8). We know that our True and *Real* Life is not here, but has always been with God in His Kingdom - the Place we are striving for, I hope, in this mortal and short existence. To be free of the tethers and weight of the struggle in this life, gives death not such a fearful thing to consider. Therefore, "...trust in the Lord and lean not unto your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge His Presence in your lives" (Proverbs 3:5-8). There is a "Balm in Gilead" if we seek it early and keep it all our days. Blessed is the Memory of Shirley Elaine Krenn. She is now at Peace. Take comfort in knowing this, and that she is now with the Lord our Savior and her beloved husband, Arthur Krenn, our Hero"
Jake Jaccard, Winchester, TN

Jesus Christ - Savior, Creator and Redeemer of the World

In the belief that a heart filled with love knows no separation from those who live on in memory, these words are inscribed here:

"If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come." - Job 14:14

"For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: `And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: `Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me." - Job 19:25-26

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." - Psalms 116:15

"Jesus said '...I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: `And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.'"
- John 11:25-26

"We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" - (2 Corinthians 5:8)

"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." - Philippians 1:21

"And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." - Revelation 14:13

"Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection--Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life. `And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow." - Alma 40:11,12,

From the Book of Mormon - another Testament of Jesus Christ


With Love for Arte, Shirley and also his grieving family,

Jake Jaccard,
Winchester, TN

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