July 3, 1935 - May 24, 2017


Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Shirley Mae Tenter, age 81, who passed away Wednesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Pastor Yolanda Lehman will officiate and burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Saturday at the funeral home.

Shirley was born July 3, 1935 in Cleveland, MN to Klem & Zilpha (Skipton) Randall. She married James Tenter on Nov. 3, 1956 in Le Sueur, MN. Shirley worked as a Registered Nurse at the St. Cloud Hospital and at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for a number of years. Shirley was a member of First Presbyterian Church in St. Cloud where she was a Deaconess for three terms and also a church Elder. She was a life member of the St. Cloud VFW Post #428 Auxiliary and the Good Sam Club. Shirley was an avid camper, stayed busy as a volunteer in the community for “Dogs for the Deaf” and Meals on Wheels. She had the gift of gab and loved visiting with others. Shirley was a very social woman who had a great sense of humor and loved dancing.

Shirley is survived by her children, Teryl “Terry” (Lisa) Tenter of Sauk Rapids and Janelle (Randy) Thompson of St. Stephen; brother and sisters, Byron (Ardelle) Randall of Hibbing, Janice Langer of Mankato and Nancy (Marlan) Shelstad of Edina; and grandchildren, Mercedes and Austin Tenter and Faith Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; son, Kim; sister, Dawn Guth; brother in law, Malcom Langer; two infant sisters and one infant brother.