Shirley Fay Dalton, 73, peacefully passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Home in Forest City. Memorial Services will be held at 6:00 P.M. Friday (June 20, 2014) at Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 North Clark St., with Pastor Chuck Layton of the United Methodist Church officiating. Inurnment of cremains will be held in Oakland Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Shirley F. Dalton memorial fund in care of the family.
Shirley was born September 9, 1940, the daughter of Harvey and Mabel (Meinke) Bugor in Albert Lea, MN, she attended and graduated from Albert Lea schools. Shirley met Larry while roller skating in 1957 and they married June 13, 1959, to this union came three children, Robert, Scott, and Michael. Larry and Shirley lived their entire married life in Forest City, where she worked at Winnebago Industries until she retired June 2, 1997. Shirley at a younger age loved spending her spare time riding horses where she received many awards and trophies, and bowled on leagues for many years. She loved her granddaughters and enjoyed many family camping vacations taken together in their RV camper. Another favorite pass time was showing off her solitary skills. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In 2013 Shirley moved to the Forest Plaza Assisted Living, while Larry resided in the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City. She spent as much of her time visiting Larry whenever possible. In May of 2014 Shirley moved to the Good Samaritan Center where she was reunited with the love of her life until the time of her death.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Larry; her three granddaughters, Kali Dalton, Kaci Dalton and Sarah Potter; great-grandson, Kaden Alamar; daughter-in-law, Danette Dalton; sister-in-laws, Mel Heinrichs, Fay Ingelin and Anita Dalton and brother-in-law, Clair Dalton.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Robert in 1994, Scott at birth in 1962, and Michael in 2004 and two brother-in-laws, Paul Ingelin and Paul Heinrichs.