Shirley Thooft

Shirley Ann Thooft (Lanners)

Saturday, May 15th, 1965 - Friday, March 1st, 2019
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Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley Thooft, 53, of Lynd, will be Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will take place on Friday from 4:00 p.m. —8:00 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall, with a parish Prayer Service beginning at 4:00 p.m. and a CCW Rosary to follow. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Shirley Ann was born on May 15, 1965, in Westbrook, the daughter of Robert and Carol (Miller) Lanners. She graduated from Marshall High School, then attended college to obtain her Certified Nursing Assistant license. Shirley worked as a CNA most of her adult life caring for others.

Shirley married James “Jim” Peterson on December 16, 1984. The couple lived in rural Garvin, where they raised their three children, Jonathon, Mary, and Lance. Jim passed away suddenly in 2000. It was late in 2008 at a singles dance when she met David Thooft. They were united in marriage on September 18, 2010. This union combined their families, and Shirley became a step mom to Danica and Austin.
Shirley loved to go on camping trips, and on their annual fishing trip she would always remember to spoil the chipmunks. In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, and throwing darts. She had a dream of having her own Harley, which she got and could be found riding into the sunset with Dave. Shirley was a spontaneous, full of life woman who always had a smile on her face and could make people laugh with her one liners and quick wit. She frequently invited the family over, as her favorite time was when everyone was together. Shirley and Dave purchased their little piece of paradise in rural Lynd in December 2018. Her top goal was to spoil her grandkids and that she did! Her caring personality and sense of humor will be dearly missed.

Shirley passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family, the people she loved most. She is survived by her husband, David Thooft; children Jonathon (Amy) Peterson, Mary (Jesse) Wisniewski, Danica (Armando Gaona) Castle, and Austin (Kayla) Thooft; grandchildren Lauren, Alex, Emma, and Hunter Peterson, Michael and AftonJo Wisniewski, Leo, Mason, Alexa, Fernando, and Ivan Gaona Castle, and Maverick Thooft; siblings David Lanners, Connie (Randy) Schreier, Kevin (Chris) Lanners, Mike (Kelly) Lanners, Dale (Kathy) Lanners, and Robert Lanners Jr.; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Carol Lanners; first husband Jim Peterson; son Lance Peterson; and sister-in-law Dawn Lanners.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Prairie Home Hospice and Community Care.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home - Marshall
    411 W. Lyon St.
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    Parish Prayer Service at 4:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home - Marshall
    411 W. Lyon St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Parish Prayer Service at 4:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow
  • Service

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 10:30am
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
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    Reverend Father Dennis Labat
  • Reception

    Carlin Hall
    503 West Lyon
    MARSHALL, MN 56258
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Posted at 08:47am
Our deepest condolences.
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Mark&Ann Soderberg

Posted at 04:18pm
We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Shirley was so very kind to us at the wedding we attended with you in Minnesota. I know your family will be missing her and you will all be in our thoughts. Ann and Mark Soderberg

Matt & Kelly Watkins

Posted at 10:10pm
With love to you and your family
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Pamela Cooreman

Posted at 08:40am
Oh my gosh Dave and family I am so sorry to have read this about Shirley. I didn’t get to see her very often anymore since I stopped going to therapy but always loved talking to her. Such a happy person. Also appreciate your guy’s dedication to toys 4 tots. Will be surrounding your whole family with love hugs and prayers


Posted at 01:40pm
My sincere condolences for the loss of your Wife. I know that losing a mate can be a difficult time in life.
There is a wonderful hope given in the Bible where God will remember our dead loved ones and will bring them back to life on earth. Jo 5:28,29. Ps 37:11,29
Soon God will wipe away all tears of sorrow and death and pain will be gone forever. Rev 21:3,4
May you find comfort in these promises.

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