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Shirley Ann (Skoland) Ford

March 3, 1927 ~ March 11, 2021 (age 94)


   SHIRLEY ANN FORD, age 93, of Luverne, died Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the Pipestone County Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1927, in Luverne, to Tobias and Lila (Spease) Skoland. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1945 where she participated in cheerleading, choir and played trombone in the band.

   Shirley married Harold Ford on August 31, 1946, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church parsonage in Luverne. The couple lived in Luverne where Shirley had worked as a receptionist for Dr. Martin and Dr. Siebert. She also worked at Myhre Studio and at The Style Shop. Shirley later volunteered at the Luverne Sanford Medical Center.

   She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne and the Luverne VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Her family remembers her for her loving and caring nature, her endless knitting and her skill at cooking, baking and playing bridge.

   Shirley is survived by her three sons, Roddey (Linda) Ford, Rochester, MN; Greg (Fern) Ford, Boulder, CO; and John “Jack” (Mary Ann) Ford, Stroudsburg, PA; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold on June 2, 1993; and a sister, Dorothy Foss.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Disabled American Veterans or the Luverne Dollars for Scholars.

   Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 pm at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A private family graveside service will be 11 am Thursday, officiated by Pastor Jason Cunningham.

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Committal Service


March 17, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Home (Luverne)
300 N. Kniss Ave.
Luverne, Minnesota 56156

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