Tricounty News

Mary Kay Shir, 71

Mary Kay Shir of Kimball died Tuesday, march 19, 2013 at her home. She was 71.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Thomas Olson officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Mahtomedi.

Mary Kay Moorhous Shir was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Bowlus to Walter and Monica (Phillips) Wiatrak. She graduated from St. Francis High School in Little Falls with the Class of 1959. She grew up in Bowlus, raised her family in St. Paul, and retired to Kimball. Mary Kay worked as an administrative assistant with numerous employers over the years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, flower gardening, crafting yard art, painting, making shirts, playing cards, creating ceramics, and spending time at the lake. Mary Kay was a passionate woman, loved sharing with others, loved making memories, and was always grateful for what she had. She valued her church and her family above all else.

She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Monica Wiatrak; husband Robert Shir; and brother David Wiatrak.

She is survived by her children and their spouses Willy (and Anne) Moorhous of Oakdale, Kathy (and Ron) Richter of Young America, and Patty (and Bob) Asmus of South Haven; step-son Rocklin (and Deborah) Shir of Shoreview; sister Grace (and Dale) Eberhardt of Baxter; sister-in-law Shirl Wiatrak of Andover; grandchildren Ken, Rick, Jon, Kayt, Korrin, Michael,and Noelle; and great-grandchildren Nick and Kaden.