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Charlotte "Shirley" Sherek

November 16, 1931 — May 11, 2018

Funeral Mass for Charlotte Agnes “Shirley” Sherek, 86, of Biwabik, will be 10:30am Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Biwabik with Fr. Charles Flynn as celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at church.  Burial will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Biwabik, MN.  Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice of charity.


Mrs. Sherek died Friday May 11, 2018 at Edgewood Vista in Virginia, MN.


Charlotte was born November 16, 1931 in Ely, MN to Staven and Agnes (Urbas) Orazem. She was a graduate of Aurora High School and worked for the DMIR Railroad as a telephone operator.


On May 7, 1955 she married Joseph A. Sherek. She was a homemaker and a devout member of St. John’s Parish including its choir and Council of Catholic Women.  She was also a member of Women’s Life and the Slovenian Women’s Union. She enjoyed gardening and berry picking.


Survivors include her children: Roseann (Jim) Knepper of Pennsylvania, Michael Sherek of Biwabik, Tom (Renee) Sherek of Aurora and Dr. Patty (Mike) Stone of Britt; grandchildren: Reynolds and Rhys Williams; great grandchildren: Alec and Drew O’Brien and Oliver Williams; several nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Steven and Agnes; son, Steven (1961), Husband, Joseph (2003); granddaughter, Rosie (2004); siblings: Gerald, Geraldine and Donald.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John's Catholic Church

600 Main St, Biwabik, MN 55708

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