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Shirley A. Vick, 83, Columbus, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena.

She was born Jan. 12, 1936, in the town of Bristol, to Ulrich and Martha (Swaenepoel) Stadler. She was married to Norman D. Vick Sr. on Oct. 20, 1956, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Doylestown. The couple farmed together in the town of Columbus and raised their four children. Shirley was employed for 32 years at Enerpac in Columbus, retiring in 2009. She enjoyed tending her vegetable and flower gardens and canning the fall bounty. Most of all, Shirley loved spending time and taking care of her grandchildren and secondly, stopping at every garage sale in her path.

Survivors include her husband, Norman of Columbus; two sons, Norman “Buckles” (Jean) of Doylestown, and Jim (Pam) of Pardeeville; two daughters, Barb Vick and Linda Vick, both of Columbus; six grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Traut of Sun Prairie, and Beverly Kuechenmeister of Liburn, Georgia; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Walter, Clarence, Ernest, and Ulrich in infancy; grandson, Corey Kehoe and great-granddaughter, Brynlee Brown.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Doylestown. The Rev. Tim Gumm will officiate. Interment will be in the Hampden Cemetery, town of Hampden. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at Jensen Funeral & Cremation in Columbus and from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Columbia County Chapter. A special thanks to the nurses and staff at Columbia Health Care Center for their outstanding care.

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