Phone: (906) 786-2142
400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Shirley R. Geurts
Date of Death: April, 27 2020

          Shirley R. Geurts, 93, Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, April 27, 2020 at Sunny View Adult Foster Care in Gladstone. She was born on January 2, 1927 in De Pere, WI, daughter of the late Peter and Martha (Fuller) Heuvelmans. On November 5, 1949 she married Roman Geurts at St. Joseph's Catholic church in De Pere and together raised four sons and a daughter. They lived in Newberry, MI for 8 years and then moved to Escanaba where they lived the rest of their lives.
          Shirley graduated from De Pere High School and then was employed as a switchboard operator. She enjoyed spending time with the women of her sorority, bowling, making ceramics and traveling. Shirley also had a great love for plants and flowers and produced beautiful gardens.
          She is survived by four sons: Daniel (Holly) of Gladstone, MI, Michael (Sharon) of Kiel, WI, Steven (Samantha) of Sturgeon Bay, WI and Patrick (Kimberly) of Lester Prairie, MN. Family was important to her and she enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews, and a special friend: Mary Stevens.
          Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, daughter: Kathy, sisters: Lorraine, Arlene and brothers: Rolland, Vernon and Richard.
          A private burial service will take place at Gardens of Rest Cemetery with Fr. Francis DeGroot leading with committal prayers.
          Her family would like to thank Sunny View for their excellent care of Shirley and the kind nurses at UPHS Hospice for their help.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Geurts family.
          Please visit to send online condolences to her family.

  • "My sincere sympathies on the loss of your mom. She was always so kind to me when Kathy brought me over How so very lucky you all were to have had her so long."
    -Debra Osier

  • "So sorry to hear about Aunt Shirley. I have such fond memories of spending time with her when I was a young girl in both Saul Saint Marie Michigan and then in Newberry. We had such fun shopping and spending time with you kids. I remember trying to help her learn to drive Grandpa Guerts old shift car and I was probably only 11 or 12. We always had lots of giggles. My condolences to all of you. Cousin Cherie"
    - Cherie Kiley

  • "My sincere condolences to all of Shirleys children. Loved seeing your mom when she lived a at West highland when my mom was still living. Always very nice to my mom and I. She will be missed.🙏🏻"
    -Paula (Dwyer) King

  • "Sending you all big hugs and kisses. Aunt Shirley was such a big part of our family. We'll miss her fun sense of humor and smooches! Cousin Diane (Cormier)"
    -Diane VanDenPlas

  • "My sincere sympathy to your family. My step mother, Rose (Holmes) Campbell spoke fondly of Shirley often especially when related to the sorority. "
    -Vicki Gerou

  • "To the Gertz family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have never forgotten your family, after all these years. I am sending thoughts, prayers and hugs to all of you."
    -Debbie (Ingle) LaCrosse

  • "My deepest sympathy to your family. I was fortunate to meet your mother at Sunny View when my mother arrived there in December. She was a very kind person and I really enjoyed her stories. She seemed like she had a great sense of humor. My mother Betty enjoyed her company and talking to her about their faith. She is at home now with the Lord and all those family members she has missed so very much. God Bless you all."
    -Patty Derouin

Send Condolence


Obituary Archive