Shirley Ann Chilberg

June 13, 1929December 5, 2018

Shirley A. Chilberg passed away peacefully on December 5, 2018 and is now joined with John, her beloved husband of 68 years. She was a lifelong Presbyterian, member of the Vero Beach Antique Study Club and a past Hospital Auxiliary volunteer. Before retiring she was an award-winning realtor in Lapeer, Michigan. She was a devoted mother to son, Steve (Brenda) Chilberg and daughter, Stephanie (Jeff) Austin. She is also survived by 3 grandsons, 5 great grandchildren and her Yorkie, Hannah. Shirley will be remembered for her love of family and friends and for her many acts of kindness and generosity.

A celebration of life will be held January 10 at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach. For online condolences and memorial information:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Vero Beach High School music program or the First Presbyterian Church music program.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 10, 2019

Shirley Ann Chilberg

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Sue Dempsey

January 31, 2019

Steve, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a beautiful woman. My sister saw Ron Ricci, who told her. I missed it, as unfortunately our family was going through the same thing with my father. He passed in December & we just had his memorial a few weeks ago, as well. Our hearts are broken, as I know yours is...praying for God’s peace for you & Brenda...take care.

Jerry Palesh

January 5, 2019

God Bless The Chilberg Family at this sad time. My wife, Ursula, and I met John and Shirley Chilberg in 1962 when we moved from Wisconsin to Michigan as I started my career with the Federal Land Bank. We had periodic gatherings as part of our company conferences, but in about 1982 when John and Shirley moved to the Twin Cities our relationship grew much stronger. Ursula often comments on the great times she had with Shirley and other friends on our deck or in our dining room. Shirley was admired by all. I often think of the strong relationship with John as we served as Vice Presidents for a while just prior to his retirement.
Please accept our deepest sympathy at the loss of Shirley and the passing of John about 2.5 years ago.

Antique Study Club of Vero Beach Tye

December 30, 2018

Stephanie, All of us are saddened to learn of your mother's passing. She was definitely the epitome of a Southern lady. Stefani Tye and members of the Antique Study Club.