Shirley E. Frieders

  • Born: June 6, 1935
  • Died: November 16, 2019
  • Location: Montgomery, Illinois

Healy Chapel

332 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
Tel. (630) 897-9291

Tribute & Message From The Family

Shirley E. Frieders, 84, of Montgomery, IL passed away on November 16, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville, IL. Shirley was born on June 6, 1935 in Mandan, North Dakota to Leonard and Eleanor House. At an early age, the family moved to Villard, MN where Shirley grew up. In 1952 the family moved to Fairbanks, AK, where Shirley graduated from high school.

Shirley always wanted to be a nurse. In the fall of 1953, Shirley left Alaska for Tacoma, WA to enter nurses training at Tacoma General Hospital. This is where Shirley met her future husband. In 1955, Shirley transferred to Aurora, IL and finished her training at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital where she married the love of her life Donald Frieders on February 23, 1957.

Shirley belonged to St. Anne's Catholic Church in Oswego. Prior to St. Anne's, Shirley was a longtime member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Aurora and was a member of the Young Ladies' Sodality and was active in Girl Scouts while her girls were in school. In 1978, Shirley returned to work at Tillers Nursing Home. She enjoyed helping others over the next 13 years. During her retirement, Shirley took great pleasure in making quilts for her grandkids and Raggedy Ann dolls for the granddaughters. In her spare time, some of her favorite things to do were reading, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, scrapbooking, writing letters, walking, playing cards and baking cookies. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband.

Shirley is survived by her husband Don; 5 children, Patricia (Mike) Schaefer, Therese (Neil) Bergstrom of California, Marilyn (Tony) Prisco, Pamela Frieders of Arizona, and Thomas (Liane) Frieders of Montana; 12 grandchildren, Michelle (Ray) Shields, Laura (Adam) James, Amy (Ryan) Delves, Samantha (Jack) Shrin of California, Erik Bergstrom of California, Monica Prisco, Nicholas (Kristen) Prisco, Lucinda (fiancé Shawn) Prisco, Luke Prisco, Alex Miller of Arizona, Nathan Frieders of Nevada, and Tyler Frieders of Montana as well as 6 great grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her father and mother, Leonard and Eleanor House, brother, Rick House, and sister, Suzanne Carrol.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 P.M. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora where a Rosary service will take place at 4 P.M. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 12 P.M. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 551 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Don and Family, we are so sorry for your loss and we grieve with you. We are donating to the Fairbanks Alzheimer's Association in memory of our beloved Shirley and Suzanne. Much love and blessings to all of you from your Fairbanks, AK family, Art Carroll and family

Posted by Art Carroll - Fairbanks, AK - Family   November 27, 2019

Tom and Family,
Very sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts are with you, and you have my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Brian Tesar - Billings, MT - Coworker   November 19, 2019

Don and Children:
I extend my sympathy upon the death of your wife and mother. May she rest in peace and God give you all consoling peace in coping with your loss.

Posted by Phillip A Hurd Hurd - AURORA, IL - Friend   November 19, 2019

Don & Family,
We are so sorry we can't be with you to celebrate our dearest Shirley's life. You were such a good friends to my parents; wonderful memories of special events in our lives include you and Shirley. You both will always have a special place in our hearts. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Rick & Linda Campen - Mount Juliet, TN - Family Friend   November 19, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, as a neighbor for years Shirley was always greeting us with a smile and kind word.
We enjoyed conversation with her and Don.
She will be missed.

Posted by Marvin & Shirley King - Montgomery, IL   November 19, 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss

Posted by Brian Tickle - CREAL SPRINGS, IL - Family   November 18, 2019

To Don, Marilyn and family. please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Shirley was such a sweetheart and a pleasure to know. I know you will all miss her so much. May your memories warm your hearts through this difficult time. May she rest in peace with our Lord.

Posted by Mary Stearns - Aurora, IL - Acquaintance   November 18, 2019

Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Loosing a parent, no matter how old or young they are, is heartbreaking. I lost both of my parents this year. My mom in Feb. and dad (whose birthday is the same as your parent's anniversary) in October. Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. I pray that you will find comfort reminiscing about your mom's lifetime, the laughter and happiness that was achieved during her lifetime. The memories are what keeps you going, Peace be with all of you.

Posted by Sherry Weber Blanchar - McFarland, WI - Friend   November 17, 2019

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Cherish the memories. Find peace that she is now a guardian angel looking over all of her beloved family. She is now resting the arms of God.

Posted by Mary & Todd Schreiber-McGowan - Aurora, IL - Family Friend   November 17, 2019

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