Phyllis Shurson, 1924-2018
Phyllis Lorraine Shurson, 93, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at New Richland Care Center. A funeral service for Phyllis will be Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church and the funeral will follow. Interment will be in St. Olaf Cemetery.
Phyllis, the daughter of Howard and Anna Andrews, was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Titonka, Iowa. She graduated valedictorian of her high school class in Titonka. Phyllis later attended Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester. She graduated as a three-year registered nurse.
Phyllis started her nursing career at Mercy Hospital in Mason City, Iowa, and then Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea. She completed her career in nursing as the school nurse at New Richland/Hartland schools.
Phyllis was very active at Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of the New Richland Legion Auxiliary. Throughout the years, Phyllis enjoyed quilting with her church friends, playing bridge, traveling the country with her husband, Bud, and watching the Minnesota Twins.
Phyllis married George “Bud” Shurson on Nov. 7, 1947. They lived their almost 71 years together in New Richland.
Phyllis is survived by her husband; her daughters Georgia (Dennis) Dinneen, Debra (Joseph) Repya and LuRaye (Howard) Eischens; grandchildren Matthew (Jen) Dinneen, Kevin (fiancee, Abby Vercauteren) Dinneen, Stephanie (Carson) Friend and Tyler Eischens; great-grandchildren Madison and Ava Dinneen and Charles Friend; and step-grandchildren Robyn White and her children Cooper and Watson, and Molly (Eric) Geyen and their children Haylee, Bodhi, Jacob and Rose; sisters-in-law Lorma Marcue and Joan McGuire; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many friends. Survivors also include Lorayne Shurson, Vince Peterson and Pat Shurson.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donavan Andrews; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.