Shirley Lauwagie

September 17, 1932-January 2, 2023

Shirley Lauwagie, age 90, of Gibbon, MN died Monday, January 2, 2023 at The Lodge in Winthrop, MN.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2023 at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon with Father Mark Steffl celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. Willibrord’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 – 10:30 a.m. Monday at church.

Shirley Marie Berle was born September 17, 1932 in New Ulm to Frank and Lauretta (Weber) Berle. She was united in marriage to Harry Lauwagie on October 23, 1950 at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon. Shirley and Harry worked side by side and raised their children on their dairy farm near Stewart. She enjoyed watching Twins Baseball, sewing, quilting, card playing, casinos, travel and shopping.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Kathleen (Kathy) Lauwagie of Maplewood, Marianne Lauwagie of Plymouth, Vickie (Kevin) Dreier of Gibbon; a son, Dale (Julia) Lauwagie of Mendota Heights; grandchildren, April (Christian) Rothe, Candice (Tim) Kmetz, Travis (Kelly) Dreier, Dawn (Todd) Ruschmeyer, Alan (Julie) Dreier, Kelly (Brett) Dittrich, Andrew (Claire) Lauwagie, Eric (Marie) Lauwagie and Sarah (fiancé Dreux); and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harry; son Glenn in infancy; and her brothers, Donald (Vivian) Berle, James Berle.

The Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Gibbon is handling the arrangements. To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to



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