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Shirley Ann Tatman 1932-2009

Jul 21, 2009

GRAETTINGER — A Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley Ann Tatman, 76, of Graettinger was held Monday, July 20, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger.

Burial was in St. Jacob’s Cemetery.

Shirley Ann Schneider was born Sept. 23, 1932 in Emmetsburg, the daughter of Elmer and Clara (Laubenthal) Schneider. She was a 1950 graduate of Emmetsburg High School.

On Feb. 4, 1954, Shirley was united in marriage to James Tatman in Graettinger. The couple made their home in Graettinger where they raised their eight children.

Shirley was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching and collecting dolls. Most of all, Shirley loved to spend time with her family.

On July 16, 2009, Shirley passed away at the Mercy Medical Center in Mason City.

Left to cherish her memory are her seven children: Taryn Tindall (Bob), Lorraine Koekenhoff (special friend, Kevin Stiles), Mary Enderton (Joe), all of Graettinger, Kathy O’Bannon (Norm) of Alta, John Tatman (Lynn) of Graettinger, Lynn Meyer (Brent) of Alta and Jenny Schany of Graettinger; daughter-in-law, Margaret Tatman; sister, Ella Mae Schuller (Clarence) of Mallard; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, James; three brothers: James, Alvin and Jerry Schneider; and her step-father, John Nolan.

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