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Shirley Mae (Johnson) Witty

April 11, 1929 — February 7, 2022

Shirley Mae Witty, age 92 of St. Peter died Monday, February 7th at Ecumen Sand Prairie, St. Peter.

Services will be held at a later date. Condolences for the family can be left on her obituary at

Shirley was born April 11, 1929 in Gaylord, MN to George and Fern Johnson. She was a graduate of Gaylord High School. Shirley married Willis Witty at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church in Norseland on December 8, 1950. She worked as a nurses’ aid at the St. Peter Community Hospital before working in the clerical department of the library at Gustavus Adolphus College for more than 25 years before retiring. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter, and American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries. She enjoyed summers with Willis at their lake cabin, traveling, reading, and playing cards.

Shirley is survived by: sons: Tom (Jackie) of Mt. Iron MN and Greg (Kathy) of St. Peter; grandchildren: Scott (Jessica), Jennie (Marty) Emeott, Carl (Beth), and Stephanie (Troy) Anderson; 11 great grandchildren; and sister, Georgia Messner of Winthrop. She was preceded in death by her husband Willis in 2006, parents and a sister, Lois Menk.

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