Shirley Jean Pelowski, 77, passed away peacefully at St. Anne's Hospice on January 20 of cancer.
Shirley was born in Wheatland, Wyoming, graduated from Cochrane-Fountain City High School in Fountain City, Wisconsin. She completed the secretarial program at Winona Secretarial School and worked as a secretary at the College of St. Teresa. She later took a position at Mayo as a library clerk in the Acquisitions Department of the Mayo Medical Library. In 1977 she was an intermediate librarian in the Periodicals Department. Shirley enjoyed a variety of music and had an extensive collection of records and cassettes. She had a love of plants, flowers and also stamp collecting along with her music boxes and miniatures.
Shirley is survived by her sister, Sandy (Larry) Sass of Stockton, MN; niece, Gina (Brian) Maloney; nephew, Steve (Kristine) Kreckow.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret (Meyer) and Florian Pelowski; and sister, Delores Pelowski.
Following Shirley's wishes, there will be no formal service or visitation.