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Shirley Ann Zastrow

October 23, 1935 — March 20, 2023

Buffalo City, WI

Shirley Ann Zastrow


Shirley Ann Zastrow, age 87, of Buffalo City, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 at her home with

her family at her bedside.

Shirley, the daughter of the late John A. and Georgina (Mosimann) Grass, was born on October 23, 1935.

On August 25, 1956, Shirley was united in marriage to Melvin Zastrow at St. John’s  United Church of Christ

in Fountain City and to this loving union, three children were born.

Shirley enjoyed putting puzzles together or sitting with her grandchildren helping with coloring books. 

She loved her family and her family was her life especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Shirley’s love for them was so very evident in all she did for them and she will be remembered as the

best “daycare provider” ever…but mostly the best grandma ever.

Shirley will be deeply missed by her husband of 66 years, Melvin; her children, Nancy Blanchard,

Ken (Cathy) Zastrow and Lori (Mike) Dahl; grandchildren, Shawn (Leah) Tennant, Brian Malinkey,

Christopher Blanchard, Brooke Zastrow, Becky Zastrow, Courtney (Shaun) Erk, Samantha (fiancé, Ryan Carpenter) Dahl,

Jacob Dahl, Corey Dahl and Mitchell (Kendra) Dahl; great grandchildren, Madison, Macy, Caden, Kiah, Laila,

Kennedy, Olivia, Rylee, Raelynn, Carter and Ethan; also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her sister and brother in law, Lois and Roger Beseler.

A gathering for both family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma Chapel.  Inurnment will follow at Yaeger Valley (Anchorage) Cemetery.  

The family would like to express their gratitude to Winona Health Hospice and Samantha for all the help and care given.  

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley Ann Zastrow, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Saturday, April 29, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Talbot Family Funeral Home - Alma

340 N State Road 35, Alma, WI 54610

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