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400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Shirley Ann Charlier
Date of Death: August, 12 2020

          Shirley Ann Charlier, 85, Carney, passed away on Wednesday August 12, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba with loving family by her side. She was born on March 9, 1935 in Spalding, MI, daughter of the late Napolean and Lillie (Gagne) Betters. On October 24, 1953 she married the late Reuben Charlier in Spalding.
          Shirley was a very devout Catholic and it was important to her that her family was a part of her faith. She was very active in the community whether it be volunteering her time or acting as a member of numerous boards and service clubs.    Shirley also enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing, traveling but mostly spending time with her family and friends.
          She is survived by her seven children: Patrick (Bonnie) Charlier, Robert (Sharon) Charlier, Lillian (Jeffrey) Schotten, Lois (Donald) Marsicek, Caralene (Kevin) Jurmu, James (Patti) Charlier and Bruce (Cindy) Charlier, four brothers: Paul (Jean) Betters, Francis (Nancy) Betters, Gerald (Jill) Betters and Thomas (Mary) Betters, fifteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
          Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
          At this time services will be private for the family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bruno's Church with Fr. Jacek Wtyklo officiating. Burial will take place in the Spalding Township Cemetery.
          In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name and sent to N14697 County Road 557, Wilson, MI 49896.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Charlier family.
          Please visit to send online condolences to her family.

  • "Our heartfelt condolences to Shirley's family."
    -Tom and Donna Smith

  • "Thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time."
    -Gregg & Julie Schanen

  • "Shirley was an awesome lady. She will be missed dearly. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
    -Becky Spehar

  • "Shirley was a wonderful lady and will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! "
    -Lawrence and Andrea

  • "Shirley was such a big part of her community and a friend to so many. We were fortunate to have her in our lives as long as we did. She was a great, one of a kind lady and her hugs and laughter will be missed by many."
    -Greg Eichhorn

  • "Hugs from Auntie Shirley were the best! It’s such a shame, during this time of Covid, that we can’t all be together to share those hugs with each other. Sending virtual hugs to all the aunts, uncles and cousins."
    -Michael and Karla Betters

  • "We have gotten to know Shirley (and all of you, her family) for the last 35 years. Shirley made us feel like her family whenever we were together. Shirley's faith will guide her now. Rest in peace, Shirley. May all of you, her family, be comforted during this time. Sending our love to all of you. "
    -Dale and Karen Grossbier

  • "I am so saddened to learn of Shirley's passing. Such a lovely photo of her with that radiant smile. She was an inspiration to me to look up when the chips were down. The world was always a little brighter wherever she was. My thoughts are with you all."
    -Vickie Riggs

  • "Shirley was an amazing lady with a huge heart. Her constant smiles and laughter brought so much joy to everyone around her, along with all the compassion she had for others. She was truly a volunteer and a leader in the community. She definitely will be missed by everyone. She will now be one of our new angels in heaven. May you. Rest in peace my friend. My deepest sympathy to all of her family "
    -Debbie Pitts

  • "I had the honor and privilege of being Shirley's Massage Therapist for the last 12 years. No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. She loved her family tremendously, her faith was admirable, and always knew how to make me laugh. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family. She will be missed. πŸ’ž"
    -Joni Johnson

  • "My deepest sympathy to your family! She was always cheerful and a positive influence on those around her! There is no doubt in my mind she will continue to watch over her family and friends from Heaven!πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»"
    -Michelle LaBonte

  • "Always a smile-- never a tear , When Shirley began the Gift Shop at PCMF she did a super job. Bake Sales and keeping shelves filled from donations. Took time to visit with Residents when she came every Tuesday. I found it a pleasure to work with her. She is in GODs Care πŸ‘β€οΈRest im Peace- Cousin"
    -Joanne LaBonte

  • "Our deepest sympathy to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She is in the glory of heaven enjoying her reward for all her great work here on earth. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ"
    -Jeff and Pat Brockman

  • "Our deepest sympathy to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She is in the glory of heaven enjoying her reward for all her great work here on earth. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ"
    -Jeff and Pat Brockman

  • "We send our deepest sympathy to your family as you go through this difficult time. There was always joy in the air when Shirley was around. Her kindness and positivity will always stand out in my mind. She did a wonderful job raising her family and always spoke of how proud she was of everyone of them. We will miss her! Praying for your family."
    -Craig and Brenda Hassig

  • "My deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in your special memories of her. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Ellyn"
    -Ellyn Dunne

  • "We didn't have the privilege of knowing Shirley. However, her loving youngest brother, Tom, is our son's father-in-law; so, we're aware the five children in Napolean and Lillie's family were taught how to give wonderful big hugs! Sending our heartfelt sympathy."
    -Denny and Lois Midtvedt

  • "Dear Pat and family, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We send our deepest sympathies. R.I.P Mrs. Charlier πŸ™"
    -Dee, Greg and Mathew Adams

  • "I will miss the comfort of seeing her at St Bruno's and the love she radiated wherever she was. Her warm smile and loving compassion reminds us that angels do indeed walk among us and now will watch over us. Thank you Shirley for leading by example and many prayers to your family."
    -Jay Brand

  • "I'm sure that I speak for all of the Lundquist family that we will miss our dearest Auntie Shirley. Her effervescent personality and 1000-watt smile brightened every room she was in. The world has dimmed a little now, and Heaven has gained a brightly shining angel. My love to you all. Cathy Lundquist-Putzer"

  • "I have known Shirley since 1977, when she catered my wedding at the Legion in Carney! Then, I moved into her neighborhood and she became such a wonderful friend to me. I will miss her terribly. She always had a smile and I was one of the "rotten kids". My son called her "squirrely"! She took it in stride! He would help her with her computer at times. I know she will watch over all of us from above. Much love to her family during this time. "
    -Gail L Damaschke

  • "Shirley is the most Awesome person! Always a smile,Big hugs ,πŸ€—πŸ€— always had the right words and would help anyone. I will miss her dearly! Hugs to the family! Just remember how wonderful of a lady she is, she will be missed by many people. Big Hugs! πŸ€—β€οΈ"
    -Lauri Zavada

  • "Lil, Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bruce Faccio "
    -Bruce Faccio

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