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Shirley Mae Underdahl

May 22, 1942 — October 29, 2016

Funeral services for Shirley Mae Underdahl, age 74, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Oakland Lutheran Church.  Rev. Waldemar Gies will officiate. Interment will be at Moscow Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at

Shirley died Saturday, October 29, 2016, at her home in Barnes, Wisconsin.

Shirley was born May 22, 1942 in Geneva Township in Freeborn County to Merle and Celesta (Reese) Hoy.  She attended Dodge Center High School.  Shirley married Curtis Underdahl on September 23, 1960 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie.  The couple lived in Moscow, MN for 55 years before recently moving to Barnes, Wisconsin in February 2016.  She was employed at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea for 27 years and retired in 2006.  Shirley was a member of the Moscow Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid. She enjoyed sewing and embroidery work and gave many away as gifts.  But what she loved most was spending time with her grandchildren.  She loved all children and they all loved her.

Survivors include her husband, Curtis of Barnes, WI; children: Larry (Kim) Underdahl of Albert Lea, Julie (Richard) Needham of Barnes, WI, Terry (Sue) Underdahl of Glencoe, Jody Hogstad of Barnes WI, Jim (Chasity) Underdahl of Owatonna; sister, Margie and brother-in-law, Richard Priebe of Waseca; brother, Danny Hoy of Garden Grove, CA; sister-in-law, Judy Hoy of Faribault; sister-in-law Hazel and brother-in-law Floyd Hansen of Hayward; brother-in-law, Bernard Matejcek of Waseca; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Celesta Hoy; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kermit and Minnie Underdahl; brother, Darrell and sister-in-law Lucille Hoy; brother, Doug and sister-in-law, Alta Hoy; brother, Merle Hoy, Jr.; sister, Janice Matejcek; sister-in-law, Marion and brother-in-law, Howard Bouerhuis; and one child in infancy.
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