Shirley Francis (Blais) Durkot
November 23, 1922 – December 16, 2020
Shirley passed on December 16, 2020 at the age of 98. Born in Minneapolis on November 23, 1922.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Emil Durkot, parents Frank and Florence Blais, sister Vergil (Harry) Olson. Survived by son Frank (Kathy) Durkot, daughter Denice (Jerry) Conrad. Grandchildren Michael (Tammy) Conrad, Patrick (Kris) Conrad, Karla (Keith Pfeifer) Durkot, Lisa Durkot. Great-Grandchildren Natalie Conrad, Sean (Stephanie) Conrad, Brooke (Mitchell Paquin) Conrad, Mallory Conrad, Tareq Abu Hijleh and Nadia Abu Hijleh. And let us not forget Great-Great Grandchildren Scout, Sloan, Camden and Bernie.
Shirley a bright and proud woman was a long time resident of Golden Valley and served as a volunteer at North Memorial Hospital for 20 years. Also a longtime member of Vision Loss Resources where she continued to assist the sight impaired while suffering the effects of macular degeneration. Shirley loved and enjoyed her family until she was limited by her health issues. We will miss this grand always classy and sassy lady.
A Celebration of Life will be announced when COVID goes away and this beautiful country once again turns green.