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Shirley Mae (Schmidt) Fogerty

March 30, 1932 ~ May 29, 2018 (age 86)

Funeral services for Shirley Mae Fogerty, age 86, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Michael Lilienthal will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at

Shirley died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Shirley Mae Fogerty was born March 30, 1932 in Albert Lea, the daughter of William and Minnie (Guenther) Schmidt.  She grew up in rural Conger, attended District 69 school, and then graduated from Albert Lea High School.  Shirley went on to attend Mankato Business School.  She then worked at Land O Lakes.  On April 1, 1962, Shirley married Joseph Fogerty.  Shirley became the manager at Queen Fashion.  After retirement, she worked at Skyline Hardware.  She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting, camping and traveling.  She was very much a people person.  Shirley enjoyed living at Good Sam’s and helping out wherever she could.  She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Shirley is survived by her sister, Arlene Green; sister-in-law, Naomi Schmidt; nephews, Paul (Mona) Schmidt and Michael (Laurine) Green; great-nieces, Sara Schmidt, Natalie Schmidt (fiancé Tyler Flugum), and Darlene (Ron) Wilks; great-nephews, Logan Green and Tanner Green; several cousins and many friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; parents, Bill and Minnie; brother, Norman Schmidt; and brother-in-law, Darwyn Green.

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