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Shirley E. Marohl

October 30, 1938 — February 11, 2024

Shirley E. Marohl, 85, of Wahpeton, ND, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at Sanford on Broadway in Fargo, surrounded by her family, under the care of Hospice.  Visitation will be on Sunday, February 18, 2024, from 5 pm to 7 pm, followed by a prayer service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton.  Her funeral service will be on Monday, February 19, 2024, at 10:30 AM, with visitation one hour prior at the church.  Pastor Matthew Tooman will officiate.  Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Tyler, ND. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton.

Shirley Elaine (Baker) Marohl was born October 30, 1938, in Lisbon, North Dakota to William and Sarah (Krueger) Baker. She was baptized on June 15, 1939, by Rev. John S. Wilds at Faith Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisbon, North Dakota. At the age of one, she moved with her family to the Great Bend area and four years later they moved to a farmstead east of Hankinson, North Dakota.

Shirley spent much of her youth on the farm, and she knew what hard work was, especially when there was no electricity or running water in their home. She helped her parents with milking the cows, feeding the chickens, gathering the eggs, and feeding the farm animals. Big and small, she loved the animals, especially the horses because she loved to ride them bareback when she had time.

Shirley received her elementary education in a one-room country schoolhouse through the 8th grade. In the fall of 1954, her folks quit farming, and they moved to Wahpeton, North Dakota where she graduated from Wahpeton High School in 1957.

On June 4, 1960, Shirley was united in marriage to Duane Marohl at Grace Lutheran Church in Breckenridge, Minnesota by Rev. Henry Fry. Their marriage was blessed with Seven children, who they were very proud of. Her most favorite times were the camping trips they had with their children at the lakes and meeting new friends.

Shirley was a stay-at-home mom and when the kids started to leave the nest, she started to work for NDSCS in the housing department in 1980, where she continued working until her retirement in 2005.

She always loved going to her grandchildren’s school activities and she was always so proud of each one. She enjoyed passing time knitting, crocheting, embroidering, sewing, and making Christmas ornaments.

Her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her strong faith and love for her Lord carried her through life’s journey.

Shirley is survived by four sons: Terry (Carmen) Marohl, Mooreton, N.D., Bryan (Eileen) Marohl, Wahpeton, N.D., Randy (Stacy) Marohl, Valley City, ND, Curtis (Janet) Marohl, Britt IA; three daughters: Shelly (Steve) Wolf, Mooreton, N.D., Jennifer (Sy) Hansana, Wahpeton N.D., Stacee (Michael) Manock, Wahpeton, N.D.; thirteen grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, William, and Sarah (Krueger) Baker; husband, Duane on February 26, 2008; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wesley (Darlene) Baker, Alfred (Ardeen) Baker, Wayne Baker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ethel (Delmer) Hoefs, Florence (Jim) Bladow; infant brother Ernest, and infant great-grandson Max Duane Marohl.

In lieu of flowers, Shirley has requested that donations be made to Bagg Bonanza Historical Farm or American Cancer Society.

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