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Published November 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

Shirley Kasowski

Shirley Kasowski, 84, Fargo, ND died on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at Elim Care Center, Fargo.

Shirley Jean Drake was born on Feb. 18, 1929 at Fargo, ND to Albert and Esther (Martin) Drake. She grew up and attended school in Arthur, ND. In 1978, Shirley received her GED. On March 31, 1948, Shirley married John Kasowski at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Casselton, ND. They were married until his death in 1988.

Shirley Kasowski

Shirley Kasowski, 84, Fargo, ND died on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at Elim Care Center, Fargo.

Shirley Jean Drake was born on Feb. 18, 1929 at Fargo, ND to Albert and Esther (Martin) Drake. She grew up and attended school in Arthur, ND. In 1978, Shirley received her GED. On March 31, 1948, Shirley married John Kasowski at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Casselton, ND. They were married until his death in 1988.

She was a homemaker during the years her children were growing up. Shirley was also a member of the Eagles in Fargo, volunteered for Bethany Homes and was a housemother for Kappa Alpha Theta for 8 years. She was a lifetime resident of North Dakota except for a short time of living in Minnesota.

Shirley loved to sew, embroider and make jewelry. She was a very empathetic listener and always unselfishly put others needs before her self. Her last selfless act was to donate her body to UND Medical School so that others may learn.

Shirley is survived by three sons, Thomas (Linda), Harwood, ND, Paul, Bismarck, ND, David, Casselton; four daughters, Carol (Lee) Hathaway, Grand Junction, CO, Jane Kasowski, Fargo, Betty (Daniel) Warner, International Falls, MN, and Joan (Joe) Eberhardt, Casselton; one sister, Eleanor Putnam, Rochester, MN; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John and brother, Francis Drake.

Shirley’s family would like to thank Elim Care Center for their exceptional care and compassion.

Visitation: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 from 6 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Casselton.

Funeral Mass: Monday at 10 AM at St. Leo’s Catholic Church.

Burial: St. Leo’s Cemetery.

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West Funeral Home, Casselton.

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