Shirley J. Kise


Shirley J. Kise, age 87, of Atwater, passed away Tuesday, November 15, at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. A public visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 28, at the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home in Atwater. Interment will be at 3 p.m. in Union Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home.

Please dress in casual attire. To Shirley, well dressed meant your best jeans and your favorite pair of cowboy boots.

Shirley Jean Kise was born July 16, 1935, in Minneapolis, MN and led a life based on her terms. And while she started out as a city kid, she soon chose a path dictated mostly by her love of horses. Her rural aspirations had her first on a hobby farm in Dayton, MN, followed by a brief stint on a farm in Madison, MN, ultimately leading her to her making a home in Atwater, MN, the place she spent the next nearly 50 years. While she raised four children along the way she never really settled down until she met the love of her life, Ron Fredrick. Together from 1995 on they saw much of the country in a pickup while maintaining a simple home life on the farm with their horses.

She is survived by her partner in life, Ron, her four children, Sue (Johnathan) Smith of New Port Richey, FL., Bob (Kathy) Wise of Placida, FL., Melanie (Dan) Ackerman of Columbia, SD. and Brad (Kristin) Wise of Andover, MN. She also had eight grandchildren: Corey, Justine, Tanya, Amos, Laura, Samantha, Connor and Haili and multitudes of great grandchildren.

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