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Shirley Ann Rumsey, age 83, of Wells, MN, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at her home in Wells, MN. Funeral Services will be private with family at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Pastor David Harms will officiate and burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Winnebago. The funeral service will be LiveStreamed on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM on Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Please see brussheitner.com to leave online condolences.
Shirley Ann was born August 22, 1937 in Winnebago, MN, the daughter of John and Mildred (Gray) Franklin. Shirley graduated from Winnebago High school. She was united in marriage to Preston Winch on December 1, 1956, and the couple moved to Wells to raise their family. Shirley had attended Beauty School and worked downtown Wells cutting hair. She worked at Banquet Foods for many years. Shirley loved to crochet and made many afghans for her grandchildren. On July 11, 1979, Shirley was married to Dale Rumsey in Ham Lake, MN. She loved to clean her home and entertain. She hosted her Bible study group every Monday for many years. She enjoyed time spent with her friends and family. She was a long-time member of the Assembly of God Church in Wells. Shirley enjoyed her work and her friendships made while she took care of the housekeeping at The Shepherd’s Inn prior to her retirement.
She is survived by her children: Richard (Shari) Winch of Wells, Kathy (Jim) Thofson of Wells, Linda (Brian) Plys of Ramsey, MN, Steven Winch of Clear Lake, MN; 7 grandchildren: Alex (Afton) Thofson of Minnesota Lake, MN; Justin (Sara) Glines of Andover, MN; Crystal (Dan) Engen of St. Francis, MN; Phillip Kuether of Marietta, GA; Ashley Glines of Isanti, MN; Jillian Kuether of Marietta, GA; Leah Winch of Wells, MN; 9 great-grandchildren: Hazel Kuether; Bria and Henlee Thofson; Nolan Glines, Hunter and Kayla Engen; Alexis, Carson and Blake Engen; 1 sister-in-law, Opal Franklin.
She is preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband Preston Winch, 2nd husband Dale Rumsey; brother, Duane Franklin and daughter Debbie Kuether (July 2020).