Shirley Uphoff, 86

Shirley B. Uphoff, age 86 of Greenwald, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the St. Benedict’s Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A private family Mass will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald with interment in the parish cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Shirley Bernice Hoeschen was born September 26, 1934 in Freeport, Minnesota to Conrad and Elizabeth (Kleve) Hoeschen. She was united in marriage to Virgil “Vir” Uphoff on June 23, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, Minnesota. Shirley lived in Greenwald, Minnesota for most of her life where she immersed herself in the community by being actively involved with St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and School. She worked as an assistant elementary school teacher and a bank teller for many years, sang on the church choir, baked pie and bread for Barley Days and her neighbors, participated in cheerleading for local baseball team and involved in many other activities in the community. Her commitment to the community, and her friends was uncompromising. She was always a welcome, friendly face that everyone recognized. After retiring from the bank, she continued her passion for sewing by volunteering at Pine Villa in Melrose. She also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, baking, quilting, and watching all the Minnesota sports teams. Survivors include her children, Paula (Wendell) Daluge of St. Cloud, Greg (Tina) Uphoff of Plymouth, Sam (Sara) Uphoff of Elk River, and Gina (Tim) Och of Sartell, nine grandchildren, and sister, Judy (Ray “Skip”) Kmitch of St. Cloud. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Vir Uphoff on December 29, 2012; parents; infant grandson, Jake Uphoff; brothers, Roger and LeRoy Hoeschen; and sisters, Donna Kerfeld, Lorene Pfau, and Charlene Petermeier. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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