Berdean Shinnan, 76Berdean Rosella Shinnan was born on April 21, 1935, in Eagle River, Wis., the daughter of Russell and Charlotte (Haug) Peper.
Berdean Rosella Shinnan was born on April 21, 1935, in Eagle River, Wis., the daughter of Russell and Charlotte (Haug) Peper. Their family moved to the Amery area and she graduated from Amery High School in 1953. She was united in marriage to John Shinnan. They lived in Seattle, Wash.; Toronto; and later Kirchner, Ontario. John was a Kirby distributor, and she worked as his secretary and bookkeeper. She later worked as a secretary for Douglas Corporation in the Twin Cities for many years.
She was an avid sports fan and supported the Green Bay Packers with a passion. She liked watching the Brewers, but her favorite baseball player was Derek Jeter. She loved her old cars: a Subaru and a favorite 1962 Olds Starfire. She would let family use the car for special events like prom, but she knew how far it had been driven when it returned. When she was 59, Berdean suffered a stroke. She moved to Amery where she resided in the Hi-Rise. The past few years she has lived at Willow Ridge Healthcare in Amery where she died on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the age of 76 years.
Berdean was preceded in death by her parents and brothers John and Charlie Peper.
Surviving family members include her brother Gary (Mardelle) Peper; sisters, Marlene (Norm) Bohn and Debbie Monzel; sisters-in-law Lois Peper and Charlotte Peper. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery with Pastor Dave Teig officiating. Vocalist was Dixie Teig accompanied by Shirley Ganter. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements were made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery. Friends and family may sign an online guest book and view a video tribute at www.williamsonwhite.com.
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