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Shirley Ann McDowell
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Obituary for Shirley Ann McDowell

Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017 in Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home Chapel, Eveleth. Officiant will be Fr. Eamonn Boland. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Virginia.

Shirley A. McDowell, 82, of Eveleth, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Fairview Range Medical Center-Hibbing. She was born on October 2, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to Arthur and Violet (Williams) Stromberg. Shirley was united in marriage to Richard E. McDowell on September 6, 1952. Following their marriage, Shirley worked various jobs but her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her children and their families.

She is survived by her children, Randall (Pamela) McDowell of Mt. Iron, Renee̒ McDowell of Virginia, Ronald (Laurie) McDowell of Eveleth, Re̒ann (David) Cossalter of Rosemount; daughter-in-law, Bonnie (Marvin) McDowell of Eveleth; grandchildren, Jeralynn (Mike),Janelle, Josh (Lara), Justin (Angelina), Cassie, Stacy, Sherry, Sarah, Katie, Kory, Michael; great-grandchildren, Breanna, Ben, Grace, Emma, Alexander, Ashley, Jared, Brooke, Jude; sister, Sandy (Eugene) Kallio of Lincoln, CA; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; son, Richard; great-grandson, Nicholas and sister, Kay Johnson.

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Memorial Service




10:00 AM
Celebration of Life

502 Adams Avenue
Eveleth, MN 55734

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery

Hwy 169 W
Virginia, Minnesota 55792


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