Shirley May Doble (nee Baron) - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

Shirley May Doble (nee Baron)

October 29, 1936 - December 11, 2020

Aka “Grammy-great”. Age 84 of Minneapolis. Passed away on December 11, 2020. Shirley was born on October 29, 1936 to Stanley and Susan Baron in Browerville, MN.

Though small in stature, she was big in heart, kindness, spirit, inspiration and generosity and tough enough to bring grown men ten times her size to their knees. This self-proclaimed “tough old bird” will be forever loved, remembered and missed by her children, Kevin (Debra) Doble, Jackie (Ted) Baier, Michele (Corey) Fobbe, and Mona (Patrick) McMullen; grandchildren, Jennifer, John, Kaitlyn, Rachel, Abby, Joe, Jack, Michael, and Megan; great-grandchildren, Fiona, Collin, Mackenzie, Drew, and Finnan; sister, Lillian Voges; brother, Roger Baron, many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack”; brothers, Matt, Eli, and Richard; and sister, Darlene.

Thank you to the many doctors, nurses and healthcare providers at MN Health Fairview Heart and Vascular Health Center, Dr. Brian Idelkope at Fairview Health Services and the staff at Fairview Southdale Hospital for their care, concern and support to the entire family. And a special thank you to Mom’s favorite “grand-dog”, Murry, who kept her company and moving through the ups and downs over the past years like no human being ever could. Thanks for the support “Pooh-bear” – she was as devoted to you as you were to her!

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, December 17 at St. Helena Catholic Church, 3204 East 43rd Street, Minneapolis. Visitation one hour prior. Mass will be live-streamed via Zoom. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Covid restrictions and social distance practices will be observed.

Click here to watch Shirley’s service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Open Arms of Minnesota,, UMF-Southdale Hospital, 6450 France Ave. So., W200, Edina, MN 55435 to support cardiology and vascular research and patient care programs, or donor’s choice.


  1. Gloria Lundeen says:

    Mona and Patrick,

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother/in-law. The UHS community is sharing fond memories of her and how everyone looked forward to visiting with her at our annual reunion. I just saw her at the last one in 2019 and it was always nice to see her because then I got an update on the two of you! I’m so glad I got the opportunity to work with such a charming lady.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May all those wonderful memories of her help ease your pain.

    Gloria (Roth) Lundeen

    • Mona McMullen says:

      Omgosh Gloria so good to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words and thoughts, it means a lot! My mother was a amazing person and she will be missed dearly.

  2. Kit Gwin says:

    Jackie and Ted, Abby and Jack, and the entire Doble family – I wish you love and peace and lots of warm and wonderful memories. Your mom never leaves you and is always there to remind you who you are and where you came from. Look to her and look to God.

    Thinking of you – Lots of Love, Kit

  3. Pat Kramer says:

    To Shirley’s family,
    Although I couldn’t be there in person, I was there in spirit via zoom.
    Shirley was a such a good friend. I will always treasure our many trips together-laughing and talking into the wee hours.
    She will be missed!
    Pat Kramer

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