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“To Aunt Marcella & Cousin Jim... I am so very sorry to learn of Shirley's passing. As children we saw on another a few times a year. As adults, the...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Diane (Derfus) Porsch

“SHE ALWAYS CAME TO WORK WITH A SMILE UPON HER FACE, SHE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY AT VALLEY PACKAGING. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FAMILY. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: LORI PARROTT - COLLINS, WI

“To Marcella and Jim... We are so very sorry for your loss of Shirley... Many memories will keep her close to you. Love... Lois (Mrs. Dave) Derfus...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Mrs. Dave Derfus (Lois)

“Dear Aunt Marcella and Cousin Jim:We are so sorry to have learned of Shirley's passing. I remember the fun times when our families got together so...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Nancy (Derfus) Breaker - Neenah, WI


Shirley Ann Derfus, age 72, of Appleton, passed away in her home on Monday, March 20, 2017. Shirley was born on November 22, 1944, daughter of Marcella (Boehnlien) and the late Geraine Derfus. She graduated from Stockbridge High School in 1963. Shirley went on to work at Valley Packaging and continued to work there until her passing. Shirley enjoyed shopping at the Fox River Mall, going out to eat and going on day trips. In her earlier years, she enjoyed playing bingo. Shirley is survived by her mother: Marcella Derfus; and her brother: Jim Derfus. She is further survived by many friends and caregivers. She was preceded in death by father: Geraine Derfus; and her brother Gerald Derfus. A time of visitation for Shirley will be held from 6:30 pm until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior St. Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. A special thanks to Agape of Appleton for all their love and kind care of Shirley throughout the years. Also, thank you to Valley Packaging for their friendship and encouragement.

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