THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: February 6, 2020
Lilli Shea of Marinette passed away Sunday, Feb. 2 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.
Born April 16, 1934, to John and Helen (Slowik) Klus, she attended Goodman Armstrong Schools, graduating in 1952. She then graduated from Wesley Memorial as a Registered Nurse in 1955 and received a Bachelor 's Degree from Western Michigan.
She practiced nursing in Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Washington D.C. and Michigan. She loved people and nature and upon retiring from nursing in 1998, the couple opened a bed and breakfast, they built on their property in Marinette, named "Sheady Pines". She loved the nature that surrounded her and the many guests that frequented the establishment.
She loved music and dancing like no one was watching with her favorite songs being Delta Dawn and Desperado. She enjoyed all of nature including hunting and bagging an 11 point buck, loved traveling whether by bus for a 30-day excursion or cross-country by train, but especially by car to visit family and friends.
She was competitive, loved playing games and was part of many bridge groups in her life. She also loved baking, using apples from her own trees to make pie and homemade applesauce.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Shea; a grandson, Alex Shea and a brother, John Klus.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, James; a son, James (Tina) Shea, Jr.; a daughter, Mary Ellen (Henry) Musto; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Jim) Nelson and Kathy (Paul) Milan and a sister-in-law, Geri Klus.
Visitation will be held at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Friday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association in her memory.