Shirley Mae Reed, 72, of Elderon, passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on Friday, May 29, 2020.
She was born in Marathon City on August 18, 1947, to the late Arnold and Evelyn (Ohde) Tesch. She married Edward J. Reed on August 20, 1977; spending the next 43 years loving each other unconditionally.
Three days a week, Shirley would go for dialysis, but she never let that get to her because she loved all her caregivers, and she made a lot of amazing friends because of her kidney disease. Shirley was a strong and outgoing woman who had an amazing personality, a kind heart, and was always the life of the party. Going to the casino, reading books, and doing crossword puzzles were some of the things that she enjoyed doing. But most important to her was her family. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Ed. Her sons, Roger Woods of Plover and Robert Woods of Wisconsin Rapids; five grandchildren, Kaylee (fiancé Zane Watts), Katarina Woods, Collin Woods, Justine Hanson and Jamie Hanson; as well as five great-grandchildren, Olivia, Aubrey, Jackson, Sophia, and Parker.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her daughter Sherry Woods.
A funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Visitation will take place from 1:00 pm until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may go to helke.com to leave an online condolence.
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