Redlin Funeral Home

Shirley Ione Kowalke , Age 90


April 07, 1930 --September 02, 2020

Shirley Ione Kowalke, age 90 of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 2, 2020 at Oak Park Place in Baraboo. She was born on April 7, 1930 in Lake Delton to parents Leslie Bonnette Kingsley and Erma Marie (Wheeler) Kingsley.

She graduated from Lake Delton High School. She was a Deputy for the Winnebago County Sheriffs Department for 15 years. She loved to travel throughout the United States, especially Florida. So much so that she retired in Florida. She loved the warm weather, sunshine, beaches, and exploring Disney World with her children and grandchildren. Liked to cook and bake, and she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved taking care of her family, she did it selflessly. She loved to attend her church, Abiding Love, in Cape Coral, Florida. She was a founding member, and was very involved at the church; working as a Sunday school teacher, the Alter Guild, and the womens group.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry; daughter, Jeri Lynn; a step-granddaughter, Jennifer Watts; brother -in-law, Ike Kowalke and sister-in-law Geneva Kowalke; nephews, Kenneth Kowalke of North freedom, and Bradley Kowalke Madison, WI.

She is survived by daughter, Kathy (Steve) Mudroch of Trevor, WI and grandchildren, Steven Mudroch of Colorado Springs, CO and Elizabeth (Justin) Piccolo of Stoughton, WI, with great-grandson Adonis Piccolo; son Dennis (Sue) Kowalke of Apple Valley, MN, and grandson Trevor Kowalke and great-granddaughter Natalie Kowalke, and grandson Matthew (Shundra) Watts of Charlotte, NC, with great-grandchildren, Mikko and Emerson Watts; great-granddaughter Samantha Pritzkow and great-great-grandson Milo Pritzkow of Madison,WI; and sister, Bonnie (Carl) Montagne of Rice Lake, WI.

Memorials can be made out to St. Johns Lutheran Church in Baraboo, WI or SSM Hospice in Baraboo, WI.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday September 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Baraboo, WI. Visitation will take place from noon Saturday until the time of the service at the church. Inurnment will take place at a later date.