Shirley Englund

Obituary of Shirley Marie (Aschenbrenner) Englund

Shirley, beloved wife and mother, passed peacefully at home on Saturday, November 12, 2022. She passed due to complications from COPD. She was born November 10, 1940, to Albert and Rosetta (Haskins) Aschenbrenner in Newell, South Dakota.


Shirley graduated from Rainier High School in 1958 and married the love of her life, David Englund, on September 3, 1958. They honeymooned in Saco, Montana, on the family homestead. They returned to Rainier and together they raised three children, Tracy, Mark, and Nadine (Dee Dee). They recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.


Shirley was a homemaker and volunteered at the school. She was also very involved in several clubs as both she and Dave played town team baseball, golfed, and bowled. She was a member of the Fire Auxiliary, Rainier Sportsman’s Club, and the Rainier Dance Club. It was magical to watch Shirley and Dave on the dance floor. Shirley was a member of the Moose Club and worked the Annual Fishing Derby. She enjoyed painting, gardening, and playing the piano. She also hunted and loved crocheting blankets and hats for all the family members. She was a huge John Wayne fan. Shirley was a big sports fan and rarely missed any of her grand children’s games. She loved watching sports on television and especially loved her Mariners!!


Shirley is survived by her husband, David Englund; daughter, Tracy Englund Dietrich (Fred); son, Mark Englund; and daughter, Dee Dee Englund (Roger). She is also survived by three grandchildren, Anthony (Melynda), Tyler and Brittany; and two great-granddaughters, Jade and Charlie.


A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.


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