Shirley Ann Graupmann, age 86, of Grand Rapids, MN, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 at Sugar Brook Villa Assisted Living in Cohasset, MN.
Shirley Ann (Franck) Graupmann was born April 8, 1930 in Young America Township. She was the daughter of William and Frieda (Bartels) Franck. She was baptized in Schapsborg Evangelical Church in Young America Township by Reverend Otto Rapp and was confirmed into faith April 2, 1944 at the United Church of Christ-Church of Peace at Norwood, MN by Reverend Carl Zeyher. She attended District 29 and Central High School in Norwood/Young America, MN. On May 20, 1950, she was united in marriage to Raymond Graupmann at the Church of Peace (United Church of Christ) in Norwood by Reverend E.F. Menger. The couple owned a dairy farm in western Carver County before moving to their lake home in Grand Rapids, MN in June of 1971. Shirley had a daycare center at their lake home for many years. After Ray’s retirement in 1990, they did a lot of traveling to every state and also to Germany. Shirley’s greatest joy was watching her grandchildren excel in sports and musical events. She also loved gardening, canning, cooking, baking, playing cards, and dancing.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Raymond; daughter, Patricia Tracy and son-in-law, Timothy; son, James; son, Thomas and daughter-in-law, Denise; daughter, Carol Ann Cleveland and son-in-law, Allan; son, Timothy and daughter-in-law, Christie; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Pearl Kloempken; 3 brothers, Lloyd (Donna) Franck, Stanley (Glenda) Franck and Roger (Lois) Franck.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Frieda; 2 children, Robert and David; brothers, Wilmer, Elroy, William, and Donald; sisters, Esther, Ruth, Florence, and Betty; her brother-in-law, Hillard, sister-in-law, Luella, sister-in-law, Lois and brother-in-law, Wesley Majestic.
Active casket bearers are Christopher Graupmann, Ryan Graupmann, Madeline Graupmann, Megan Cleveland, Allan Cleveland, and Timothy Tracy. Honorary casket bearers are Samantha Tracy, Alexandra Tracy, Kristina Tracy, Stephanie Graff, Erica Linggi, Tarah Cleveland, Jenny Campbell, Ashley Walker, Grant Graupmann and Dylan Graupmann.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 28th from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service at Community Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, MN. Rev. Kimbrel Johnson will officiate. Burial will be Thursday, September 29th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery in Plato, MN.
Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com