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In Memory of Shirley Jean Franklin

Funeral Services

12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018 at O'Connell Funeral Home, 520 South 11th Street, in Hudson

Shirley Jean Franklin of Hudson, WI, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at Regions Hospital. Shirley was born on June 17, 1936, in St. Paul, MN.

Although Shirley suffered with MS, it never seemed to slow her down. She was a feisty spitfire with strong opinions. Shirley loved reading mystery novels, working on jigsaw puzzles, drinking Caribou coffee and listening to The Eagles.

Shirley is survived by her children Corrine (Paul) Zilge, Gilbert Zilge and Dave (Brenda) Franklin; grandchildren Nicole (David), Annie (Travis), Dustin, Kara, Daniel, Andrew and Amber; great-grandchildren Corrine, Cael, Brock, Leila, Emmett and Kadryn. Shirley is preceded in death by her son, Daniel John Franklin, who passed away on August 11, 2018.

A memorial service will be held 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor’s choice.

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    • Shirley, Mom, my friend,
      I am going to miss you so much! We had so many amazing years of fun together. So many laughs, puzzles, you taught me how to play cribbage, and all 3 of my kids. Although, you could always kick my butt, you’d be so proud, I am the top player in the fish house! All 3 of my kids are excellent players too! Stephanie brought over a puzzle a few months back. Her and I talked fondly of the time her and I brought you a lobster dinner and you ate, and we spent the evening putting a puzzle together and talking. I’m really going to miss those times with you. It was so hard watching your body fail you and the pain you had to endure on a daily basis. You are one tuff lady and I have much respect for you!
      You taught me so many things throughout the 37 years I’ve known you. You’ve truly been a blessing in my life. A Mother figure and ALWAYS a friend. Thank you for that!
      Dan seen how much pain you were in, and came down from heaven and carried you up the stairs to heaven. Those gates opened, God healed you!
      You are free my friend! No more pain! Watch over us beautiful angel! We will keep our wonderful memories of you close and speak of you lovingly often!
      Until we meet again,
      Carrie Kane & family

    • Shirley,
      Although our relationship was short, it was very memorable.
      I sure miss our daily conversations and the laughs we would have .. I miss coming to visit you, sipping coffee, working on puzzles. Just chit chatting.
      My heart is at peace knowing you and Dan are together , his loss broke many hearts including yours and knowing you two are together again makes it a little easier.
      Just know I miss you and love you bunches !! Till we meet again ❤

      Your friend Julie

    • Deepest condolences to the Franklin family and friends for the loss of your loved one Shirley. Look forward to seeing God’s Psalms 83: 18 wonderful promise fulfilled for the loved ones we have lost in death a resurrection back the life very soon for the righteous and unrighteous John 5:28,29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.