Shirley A. Lawonn, 85, of Hensel, ND passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the First Care Health Center, Park River, ND. A private family service will be held at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural St. Thomas, ND. A public visitation will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Anne Carlson Center, 701 3rd St NW, Jamestown, ND 58402.
Shirley A. Wolfgram was born June 21, 1935 at Shields, ND to Harry and Lora “Myrtle” Wolfgram. She grew up at Hamilton, ND and graduated from Hamilton High School. On June 21, 1953, she married Erick Lawonn, Jr. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. After their marriage they lived and farmed in the Hensel area. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an active member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sunday School teacher, and a member of the Blue Ribbon Homemakers Club.
She is survived by her husband, Erick, Jr., children: Kenneth (Kim) Lawonn, Omaha, NE, Lori Lawonn (Roy Stavig), Andover, MN, Glenn Lawonn, Hensel, ND; grandchildren: Brittany Lawonn (David Brost), Janel (Reed) Taylor; Derek Skaro (Aleece Morsolek), Dylan (Amber) Skaro; Ben Lawonn, Casey (Erik) Thorlakson, Lora Thompson, Kody Lawonn (Karressa Shields), 16 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Darlene Henschel.
Preceding her in death were her parents and siblings: Virgil and Gerald Wolfgram, Fern Marcum, Donna Henschel, and Eva Nelson.