Shirley M. Puttkammer

PORTAGE – Shirley M. Puttkammer, age 91, of Portage, passed away peacefully at Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Shirley was born on February 8, 1929, in Wisconsin, the daughter of Fredrick and Gertrude (Miller) Helmer.

She is survived by her son, Wayne (Karen) Peterson;  her son-in-law, Jamie (Tina) Weishoff;  six grandchildren, Jacob (Megan) Peterson, Jessica (Chad) Bunker, Janelle (Curt) Brown, Joshua (Darcy Peterson, Amanda (Jonathon) Rizzotto, and Michelle Midthun;  fifteen great-grandchildren, Zackery, Matilda, Elizabeth and Brodryc Peterson, Collin Peterson, Hannah and Olivia Bunker, Hayden, Jiliyan, Sofia and Chloe Brown, Sawyer and Ava Peterson, Jaini Rizzotto, Joseph Midthun;  two great-great-grandchildren, Ezme and Nicolas Peterson; two sisters, Ruth Utke and Cecile (Gerald) Peterson; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lester Puttkammer, ex-husband, Earl Peterson, beloved daughters, Judy Schneider and Peggy Lee Weishoff, son-in-law, Steve Schneider, granddaughter, Myna Schneider, great-grandson, Will Peterson, brother, Vernon Helmer, sisters, Florence Rodberg, Lois Rasmussen and June Eagan, brothers-in-law, Robert Utke, Henry Rasmussen, LeRoy Eagan and Alfred Rodberg.  

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage, with Rev. Greg Hovland officiating. Inurnment will be private at a later date. Visitation will be from noon until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Social distancing rules will be observed at the church, with a limit of 50 people attending at one time.  Masks will be required and provided if necessary.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.  


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