Shirley Ann Zempel - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

August 2, 1930 - July 4, 2022


Shirley Ann Zempel
(née, Watson)

Age 91, of Minneapolis. Born in Barnsdall, OK on August 2, 1930 and died on July 4, 2022. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Merlin Zempel; granddaughter, Alisha; great-granddaughter, Nalia; and sister, Minnie Thompson. Survived by children, Rebecca Bogen, Brenda Zempel, Gregg Zempel and Jani (Wayne) Anderson; grandchildren, Aran (Tara), Tabitha, Priscilla (Mike), Andre (Rachael), Brandon, Cameron, Dana (Scott) and Grant (Emily); many great-grandchildren.

In remembrance, the family is requesting donations to the GoFundMe: “Shirley & Merlin Zempel State Fair Memorial” to honor them with a bench through the MN State Fair Foundation.




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