THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Shirley Truitt, 77, of Marinette died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 3 while staying with her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Tim Fritz in Florida.
The former Shirley Marie Johnson was born on Feb. 17, 1936 to the late Carl and Margaret (Bromund) Johnson in her grandfather's home in Ingalls, Mi. She was a graduate of Stephenson High School.
In 1953 she married Stanley Smokey Truitt. She worked at many jobs over the years, including Emerson Electric, McCrory's and others. She enjoyed spending time in Florida and excelled at sewing, crafts, line dancing, and singing in the church choir. Her main goal in life was to take care of her children and see them happy. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Survivors include six children, Jerry (Linda) of Vulcan, Mi., Dan and Pam (Tim) Fritz, all of Florida and Lisa Perket, Bonnie (the late Joe) Woodbury and Mike (Cindy) Baumler, all of Menominee; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Pat) Johnson of Marinette and Robert (Bert) Johnson of Tuscon, Ariz.; two sisters, Marge (Ken) Kurtz of Marinette and Linda McInerney of Arizona.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister and husband, Smokey Truitt.
Family and friends may call at the Luther Home Chapel in Marinette on Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m. where a memorial service will be held. Fr. Jeff Kurtz will officiate and burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery. Anderson Kell Funeral Home, Menominee is assisting the family with arrangements.