Shirley Frank, age 83 of Donnelly, Minnesota, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019, at her home in Donnelly, MN.

Visitation for Shirley Frank will be on Saturday, December 21, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Donnelly, MN.

Memorial service for Shirley Ann Frank will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Donnelly, MN, with Reverend Michael Nelson officiating.

A private family burial will take place at a later date in Vinger Cemetery near Donnelly, MN.

Shirley Ann Gullickson, daughter of Clarence and Christina (Trappen) Gullickson, was born July 20, 1936, in rural Traverse Township near Tintah, MN.  She grew up and attended school in Tintah graduating from High School in 1954.  She was united in marriage to Donald Frank on December 2, 1955, in Donnelly, MN, where the couple made their home, and raised their family of three children. In 1968, Don and Shirley purchased Gambles Hardware Store from Don’s father. They owned and operated the Gambles Store for 16 years.  Donald passed away February 6, 2002.  Shirley continued to live in Donnelly until the time of her death.

Shirley was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Donnelly.  She loved shopping, crafts and baking cookies and breads. She also enjoyed planting flowers, especially her rose bushes, and was an avid reader. Most of all, Shirley cherished her time with friends, family and her grandchildren.

She is survived by three children: Laurie (Mark) Hofer of St. Cloud, MN, Mark Frank of Eden Prairie, MN, and Daniel Frank of Northfield, MN; three grandchildren: Bryan Frank, Jon Hofer and Ryan Hofer; five great-grandchildren: Brett, Libby, Maddison, Izaak, and Eli Hofer; brother: Gerry (Marlys) Gullickson of Apple Valley, MN; sister-in-law: Carol Gullickson of St. Paul, MN, Donna Frank of Starbuck, MN, and  Marcia Baldwin of Burlington, KS; brothers-in-law: Sam Jordheim of Donnelly, MN, and Odell Christenson of Lakeville, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Donald; her parents; granddaughter: Tracy Hofer; brothers: Alfred and Bill Gullickson; sister: Janice Klein; infant sister: Kathleen Gullickson; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Jordheim and Joanne Christenson; brothers-in-law: Eugene Klein, Robert Frank, Robert Baldwin, and Phillip Hougard.


Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN, is in charge of the arrangements.

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