Shirley Ann Baertsch

PORTAGE – Shirley Ann Baertsch, age 76, of Portage, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Our House in Wisconsin Dells, surrounded by her loving family.

Shirley was born on August 26, 1947, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Andrew and Dolores (Johnson) Johnson.  She graduated in 1965 from Mondovi High School.  Shirley had worked at City Bank in Portage, the Telephone Company and Wisconsin Power and Light, which became Alliant Energy.  She loved her dogs and cats and traveling with her friends.

She is survived by her son, Ryan (Jamie) Baertsch; her grandchildren, Betty and Wyatt Baertsch; her sister, Donna Johnson; her brother, Michael (Jackie) Johnson; nieces, nephews, cousins, other near relatives and many close friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Verlyn Circhhoff and her brother-in-law, Howard Johnson.  

A Memorial Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage.  Inurnment will be private.

The family extends a special thank you to Our House in Portage and Wisconsin Dells, and to Moments Hospice for their care and concern.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbia Co. Humane Society or Portage Public Library.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.