Shirley Jean Sherburne

April 29, 1931 ~ October 30, 2020 (age 89)


Shirley Jean Sherburne Age 89, of Viroqua passed away on Friday October 30th, 2020 at the Vernon Manor in Viroqua.  She was born in La Crosse on April 29th, 1931 to John and Grace (Engler) Halverson.  She married Jarvis Ekker. (they later divorced) They had two sons Gary and Jerry.  While married to Jarvis she worked for Allied Van Lines packing homes on military bases, they lived in California as well as overseas.

She owned and operated a bar in Tonopah, NV before moving to Atwater, California.  She later married I. Jay Sherburne and continued to live in CA & NV until semi retiring.  They moved to Viroqua where she worked for Vernon Manor and later for ServiceMaster cleaning Viroqua’s Gundersen Clinic until retiring at the age of 81.  Shirley loved being able to work, stay active, and enjoy the friendships she cherished.  She is survived by a granddaughter in Arkansas and many other Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Jay; sons Gary and Jerry Ekker.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date out west.  

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