July 13, 1926 - December 17, 2020
Shirley Kathleen Elavsky died Thursday, December 17, 2020, of Covid-19. She was 94 years old. Shirley was born in Minneapolis to parents, Millard and Sophia Moen. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, her three brothers, Ron, Fred and Dale; her ex-husband, Michael and daughter-in-law, Karin. She is survived by two sons, Jeffery and Steven (Laurie); three grandchildren, Nikki (Joe) Burk, Paul and Alison Elavsky; two great-grandchildren, Izaak and Ethan, and many extended family members. Shirley was a devout Lutheran and a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and Central Lutheran Church. She loved her family more than anything, and treasured spending time with those she loved. She had a tremendous sense of humor and loved to laugh. She was an excellent cook and made sure every gathering was well supplied with food she made lovingly for those she cared about. She treasured trips to the North Shore. She enjoyed visiting with friends and easily connected with people around her. Shirley had a lifelong love of reading, and was a regular at her local library. She always had a book beside her chair. Shirley will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She would not have passed away at this time if it were not for Covid. The world is short one angel now. Rest well Shirley, you deserve your place in heaven. We love you.Service is RESCHEDULED for Saturday, 01/16/21, at 1:00 PM The service is private, for family only, but will be live streamed at www.bethel-mpls.org at 1:00 PM, 01/16/21.
Memorials preferred to Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.