Shirley Ramey

Shirley M. Ramey, 75, of Chilton died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at her home in Chilton.

She was born Oct. 15, 1945 in Fond du Lac, daughter of the late Henry P. and Verna M. (Hajenga) Doern.

For over 40 years, Shirley worked at Tecumseh Products in New Holstein where she made many lifelong friends.

She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton. She was known to tend to the birds in her yard, taking time to go shopping, and many trips to the casino. She appreciated mini vacations where she would take in all of the sites. Above all though, she was the biggest Elvis fan, collecting albums and lots of Elvis paraphernalia.

She was a good woman who was well loved by her family and friends. Everyone appreciated her delicious handmade meals and her spectacular pies, especially apple and cherry.

Survivors include her fiancé, Claude Kolbe; her son, Billy (Jean) Ramey; her grandchildren, Kenneth (Rebecca) Christel, Justin Ramey and his fiancée Sarah, and Shawn Ramey; great grandchildren Mykayla, Kendra, Lillie, and Dallas; her siblings, Marjorie (Scott Neuser) Doern, Linda (Joseph) Dorn, and Laureen (Peter) Bruckner; and her sister-in-law, Helen. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George and Robert Doern; a nephew, Luke; and her brother-in-law, William Nadler.

In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, private family services will be taking place at the Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton with burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Chilton.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Shirley M. Ramey for ALS research. You may donate online by going to or visiting and following the links.

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