Pickering, Shirley (née Koester) (Died on 18 Sep 2011)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Sep 2011, p. 30

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Pickering, Shirley K. Formerly of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; Wilmette, Illinois; and Park Ridge, Illinois, died on September 18th, 2011, in Zion, Illinois, at the age of 84. She was dearly loved by family and friends and will be missed by all who knew her. Shirley was active in all the communities in which she resided through churches, choirs, public school systems, and other social services outreach activities. Survivors include her children Mike (Janet) Sale, Marry Sale, Ann (Jeffery) Kapp, and Tom (Janice) Sale; grandchildren Logan Baren, Ryan Sale, Justin Baren, Danny Sale, Chris Sale, Jennifer Sale, and Clay Sale; sisters-in-law Nancy Koester and Audrey Koester; and her long-time caregiver, Marlene Mayfield. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents George and Ethel Koester, furst husband Robert Sale; second husband Albert Pickering; brothers George Koester, Robert Koester, and Marry Koester; sisters-in-law Joanne Potter, Jane Koester and Molly Sale; brothers-in-law William Sale and Lewis Sale; and her daughter-in-law Pam Sale. Shirley will be cremated. Her ashes will be spread by the family. The family will hold a private remembrance for her in Illinois in September. A May 2012 memorial gathering is also planned for Shirley in Door County, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Shirley's name to the American Cancer Society .

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22 Sep 2011
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18 Sep 2011
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Pickering, Shirley (née Koester) (Died on 18 Sep 2011)