Shirley Ann Tietz (nee) Winchester, of Port Washington, WI passed away in Arizona on Friday, April 28, 2017 with her devoted husband at her side.
Born in Pittsburg, CA on November 23, 1939, Shirley was 77 years young. She is survived by her soulmate, husband Howard of almost 60 years; her loving children, Howard/Skip, Wendy (James Braun), David (Linda), Michael, and Sherry (Big Bob Williamson); grandchildren, Dan, Stephen (Gabrielle), Kevin, Scott, Daniel, Timothy, Samantha, Leanne, Jamie, Bobby (Karlee), Mehgan (Rob) and Gary; great-grandchildren, Steven, Isla, Ava and Everly; brother, David Winchester; sister, Betty (Richard) Scopline; brother-in-law, Paul (Connie) Tietz; sister-in-law, Kathy (late Gerald) Krause; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
Shirley is preceded in death by her mother, Loretta Dumke; her father, Earl Winchester; her father and mother-in-law, Howard G. and Catherine Tietz; her PRECIOUS infant son, Patrick; her loving grandson, Jacob Tietz; and her favorite dog, Missy.
Shirley was employed at K-mart for 35 years. She enjoyed travelling and loved her second home in Arizona. She had a love for horses and nature. She loved anything western. Shirley was a talented artist and enjoyed drawing and painting. One of our favorite childhood memories was Mom painting our large picture window during the holidays. She loved to read, sew, fish and especially loved to entertain during birthdays and holidays. She loved to take pictures, and always had her camera ready. She was also known for “TAKING CONTROL” of the TV remote(s)!
Shirley will be remembered for her deep love of family and the kindness she extended to others throughout her life. She was a positive influence to all of those she touched. Shirley had a beautiful spirit and a heart of Gold. These great lessons are her legacy and we will always cherish these gifts.
“Mom, you will be forever missed, we will always carry you in our hearts!”