June 28, 1933 - December 27, 2016


Graveside services will be at a later date at Memory Gardens in Chicago, IL for Shirley Aurelius, age 83 of Sauk Rapids, who passed away Tuesday at her home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Shirley was born June 28, 1933 in Chicago, IL to Edwin and Elizabeth (Deare) Kruckow. She married Robert Aurelius January 5, 1952 in Chicago, IL. She worked in the family business, Aura Lens, which started July 1, 1975. Shirley and her husband were partners in life and partners in work. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and jigsaw puzzles. Shirley was a great cook, a spit fire and set in her ways.

Survivors include her children, Mike Aurelius of Sauk Rapids and Sue (Ed) Albee of Sligo, MO; and grandson, Matthew Aurelius. She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; half-brother, Michael; sister, Mary; and brother, Kenneth.