Shirley J. (Neset) Michelson

Shirley J. (Neset) Michelson

Shirley Joanne (Neset) Michelson passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Bethany on University in Fargo, ND where she had been residing.

Shirley was born January 9, 1929 at Wellsburg, ND to Clara (Hanson) and Odin Neset. She graduated from Harvey High School in 1946 and from Minot State College in 1949. Shirley taught high school at Leeds, ND for three years.

She married Wilbur Michelson of Mandan, ND on June 29, 1952. They lived briefly in Gackle, Hazen, Wishek and Bismarck following Wilbur's employment with the ND State Highway Department; eventually making their home at Fargo. Shirley and "Mike" enjoyed traveling and visited most of the continental US. Shirley also enjoyed camping and boating with her family in Minnesota. In 1969 the "cabin" was purchased on Lake Six which provided many years of enjoyment for family and friends.

Shirley was a substitute teacher in Fargo high schools for 13 years until she became handicapped from MS. She fought MS courageously and was a volunteer for the National MS Society.

Shirley was a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Shirley is survived by her son, Ken (Linda Kvale-Michelson) of Fargo and daughter, Linda Mirehouse of Rapid City, SD; grandchildren, Nicole (Ben) Forsythe, Jessica (Dustin) Ehli, Kayla Michelson, Greg Michelson, Lucas Michelson and Jared (Jenni) Kvale; great-grandchildren, Lachlan, Eleanor and Trent.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilbur; son, Gary (Sherry) and brother, Duane.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 6 at Hope Lutheran Church-North Campus, Fargo, ND.

VISITATION: One hour prior to the service at the church.

BURIAL: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, ND.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

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Arrangements by Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, ND