Shirlee Fisher

Obituary of Shirlee Mae Fisher

Shirlee Mae (Hobbins) Bell/Fisher passed away peacefully with her family around her on May 16th, 2024.

Shirlee was born May 9th, 1931, in Gladstone, Mn, the third child of Ester and James Hobbins.  She attended Gladstone Grammar school and graduated from North St. Paul Senior High.  Shirlee met the love of her life Joseph Bell in 1950 and married him in December before he entered the army.  She went with him to Alabama where their first daughter was born.  They returned to Minnesota where she went on to have 5 more children. She always wanted to have a large family and she succeeded.  She has 10 Grandchildren and 15 Great grandchildren. 

Shirlee had always dreamed of being a nurse when she was young, she worked as an aid at Gillette’s children hospital.  After raising her children, she returned to school to become a station secretary in a hospital setting.  She worked at Bethesda and St. Joseph’s hospital for many years.    

After her marriage to Joe ended Shirlee met and married Fred Fisher.  Fred and Shirlee were able to build a home in the country, do some traveling, gardening and raised chickens.  She had many friends and many interests.  She enjoyed Sunday drives, traveling with friends, working on jigsaw puzzles, going to the casino, reading, card games, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and plays.  She had an adventurous spirit and was up to try most anything. 

Shirlee was preceded in death by her parents James and Esther Hobbins, her sister Jean and brother Jim.  She will be dearly missed by her children, Cherrie (Layne) French, Christopher Bell, Jayne Bell, Kathy (Rick)Smock, Theresa (Roger) Stowe and Amy (Scott)Lillehaug.  10 grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.    

There will be a Memorial Service on June 1st, 2024, at 11:00 am in the Lyngblomsten Care Center Chapel, 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the chapel, reception immediately following in the Lyngblomsten Community room (lower level).   There will be a private family interment. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Jude’s Childrens hospital or donors’ choice.

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Saturday
1
June

Memorial Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Lyngblomsten Care Center Chapel
1415 Almond Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
(651) 646-2941
Saturday
1
June

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Lyngblomsten Care Center Chapel
1415 Almond Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
(651) 646-2941
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