Shirley Jean Wright

Published 12:29 pm Thursday, July 2, 2020

Funeral Service for Shirley Wright will be held at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Date and Time of the service are still pending and will be announced via Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home’s Website and Facebook page. Online condolences are welcome at

Shirley Jean Wright

Shirley Jean (Raines) Wright, 92, a resident of New Perspectives Senior Living in Roseville, MN, formerly of Albert Lea, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 surrounded by family.

Shirley was born on February 20, 1928 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Chris and Lillian (Nelson) Paulson. Several years later the family moved to Hastings, Nebraska where Shirley attended graduated from Hastings High School. She then returned to Minnesota and began working at Security State Bank in Albert Lea.

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Shirley was united in marriage to Roger Raines on February 11, 1950 and made their home in Alden, Minnesota. To this marriage five children were born. Roger passed away in 1979. Shirley worked various jobs over the years including, Land O’ Lakes, Café Don’l and St. Johns Nursing Home. Shirley married Lloyd Wright in 2011 and moved to Hastings Nebraska where she inherited a second loving family until Lloyds death later that year.

Shirley will be remembered as a kind, loving and gentle teacher to her children and grandchildren, with a sweet humble spirit and a willingness to care for people in need. She was devoted to her faith as a member of both Alden United Methodist Church and Calvary Baptist Church in Albert Lea where she served as a volunteer for many church activities. She delivered Meals on Wheels, sewed quilts for missions and offered rides to the doctor for anyone in need. Shirley loved gardening, nature and spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her children, Ken and his wife Kathy Raines (Liska) of Eau Claire, WI. Kathy and her husband Pat Suer of Brooklyn Center, MN, Jeanine Zanosko of Coon Rapids, MN, Judy and her husband Pat Corrigan of Ramsey, MN, Kay and her husband Randy Kuster of Rochester, MN. Grandchildren include, Chris (Jill) Raines, Beth (Chris) Skantz, Jill (Erik) Pearson, Aaron (Jaime) Suer, Jeremy (Sara) Kuster, Travis (Kendra) Kuster, Tricia (Rodney) Piepho; 12 great grandchildren. She is also survived by Stepchildren Roger and his wife Mary Ann Wright, Neil and his wife Gloria Katzberg, Rogene Wright and family. 7 step-Grandchildren and 12 step great-grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her sister, Dorothy Paulson, her brother Donald Paulson, her granddaughter, Brittany Kuster and her stepson, Ronald Wright.