Shirley Risburg Nelson

September 6, 1920 - April 17, 2018
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Shirley Marian Risburg Nelson (September 6, 1920) joined her beloved husband, David, in heaven on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 97. Shirley, a native of Detroit, Michigan, was a graduate of the University of Michigan. She and David met in kindergarten and married in March, 1943. As Dave pursued his football coachingContinue Reading

Jack Hocutt left a message on May 12, 2018:
Shirley was an amazing, caring, and generous person. She did so much for others and treated all of my family as her own. She passed on her kind and loving nature to her children. She was awesome on earth and will be even more impressive in heaven.
Mike LUDE left a message on May 4, 2018:
Shirley was truly a member of our family. She not only was a very special friend of my wife Rena Lude but a mentor and more . She would baby sit our three daughters and Rena would do likewise for Amy, Benn and Eric. Rena and Shirley would drive together to most away football games while I was an assistant football coach 11 years for Coach Nelson. I cherish the fact that on January 12, 2018 i had an opportunity to visit Shirley in her home. I gave her a hug and whispered in her ear "God loves you and so do I".
Susan Steinman left a message on May 4, 2018:
Such a strong ,wonderful lady! She will truly be missed! Thinking of you all
RT Foard left a message:
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