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Official Obituary of

Shirley M. (Favorite) Strockis

August 11, 1934 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Shirley Strockis Obituary

Shirley M. Strockis (Nee: Favorite), age 89, passed away peacefully on March 12th, 2024, at Elder Care Cottages in Waterford, WI. 

Shirley was born on August 11th, 1934, in Roseland, IL to Franklin Lee and Frances (Nee: Eveld) Favorite.  Shirley was the only sister to seven brothers- Richard (Mary) Favorite, Ronald Favorite, Cliff (Marie) Favorite, Ernie (Joyce) Favorite, Ray (Jean) Favorite, Walter (Lilia) Favorite, and George (Karen) Favorite.  She was often called the rose among thorns.  Shirley Graduated in 1956 from St. Bernard's School of Nursing in Chicago, IL. Her nursing career spanned many years.  She worked as a home nurse to a gentleman who suffered from polio and was in an iron lung, and for many years at Mt Carmel Care Center in the memory care unit, and she was the neighborhood Lake Street nurse.

Shirley married Richard Strockis in December of 1956.  The couple moved to Browns Lake in Burlington, WI in 1969 where they raised their 6 children- Steven Strockis, Susanne (Kevin) Spieker, Rick (Desiree) Strockis, Victor (Victoria) Strockis,  Laura (Barry) Proctor, and Cheryl Strockis.  Shirley was lovingly referred to as Neena to 14 grandchildren- Ean Elderbrook, Ericka (Sid) Temple, Joshua Biedrzycki, Sierra (Johnny) Leiken, Kali (Aaron) Bloom, Melanie (Neal) Jacobs, Keegan (Gabrielle) Strockis, Dexter (Hazel) Spieker, Frank Hozeska, Hailie-Shaye Strockis, Quinn Spieker, Phoebe Hozeska, Maxwell Proctor, and Cooper Hozeska. Shirley was also a Great Neena to 12 great grandchildren- Braden, Nova, Leo, Bennett, Lydia, Everett, Elliot, Halle, Silas, Marlee, Charlie, and newborn little baby Nora Fae.  She was adored by her nieces and nephews.

Shirley’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring administration, wonderful CNA’s, caregivers, and residents at Elder Care Cottages in Waterford; Neena’s BFF Norma for her welcoming nature and friendship; the staff at St. Croix Hospice; and hospice nurse Brittany for her care, attention and guidance. Neena was blessed to have you all love and care for her.

A Celebration of Shirley’s Life  will be held this summer on Browns Lake and then in Hawaii the following March.  Details to be announced at a later date.

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