Shirley Louise (Stauber) Moeller, 88, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully on April 13, 2019 after a courageous battle with dementia, at Bornemann’s Senior Communities in Green Bay. Shirley was born November 30, 1930 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, the daughter of the late Alex and Irene Stauber.
Growing up, she attended Stokes School, a one room school house, until eighth grade. Shirley graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy, Green Bay in 1948. On May 29, 1954 Shirley married William (Bill) Moeller at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood.
Shirley’s professional career began at the Door County Register of Deeds and then later transferred to the Door County Treasurer’s Office where she served as Deputy County Treasurer for over 40 years before she retired to spend time with her husband and family.
Shirley was a long-time active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay where she served in numerous capacities. She was a member of Christian Women and Catholic Daughters of America where she served as treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Sturgeon Bay Business Women’s Club.
Shirley was an incredibly strong woman, never complaining, looking out for others, especially those in her family. She was a natural caregiver and will always be admired by her family for her loyal, caring, and unfailing spirit.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening and especially loved spending time with family, friends and relatives. Attending her grandchildren’s events and activities brought Shirley so much joy. She also loved traveling and taking bus tours with her late husband, Bill where they enjoyed their time in Washington D.C., New York, and Nashville.
Shirley is survived by son Bob (Beth) Moeller, De Pere; three grandchildren, Jeremy (Ann) Moeller, Green Bay, Angie Moeller, De Pere and Chad (Vanessa) Moeller, Peoria, AZ; two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Lillian; nieces-in-law, Sandy Lawrie and Barbara Ann Lawrie; and great-nieces and nephews: Chuck Johnson, Andy Johnson, Dave Tollefson, Debbie Burk, Bill Lawrie, Randy Lawrie, Heather Lawrie-Smith, Meredyth Nelson plus many other cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 2003, her parents and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Entombment will follow at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Green Bay. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 22 at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and again at 10 a.m. Tuesday at church until time of mass. A prayer service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
A special thanks to the staffs at Unity Hospice and Bornemann’s Senior Communities for all the wonderful care and support.