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Shirley J. Looney, 91, peacefully returned to her heavenly home and was reunited with her beloved husband on January 26, 2018. Shirley, the youngest and last surviving sibling of six, was born to the late Tory and Ann Peterson in Waverly Township, Minnesota on September 28, 1926. Shirley was blessed with a large and loving family. She married her best friend, Louis J. Looney, on September 11, 1948 at Waverly Lutheran Church in Trimont, Minnesota. Shirley and Louis raised their four children in a home full of patience, love and laughter. Throughout her life, she served as as a kind and dedicated disciple of God whose commitment to her family and community was unmatched. Shirley was an avid golfer and always enjoyed watching her Atlanta Braves.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Sheryl Kollath and her husband, Bruce Kollath; three sons and their wives, Scott and Barb Looney, Steve and Mary Looney, Jeff and Julie Looney. Other relatives that survive her include seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Sean, Tory, Shelby, Joaquin, Alina and Laurel; and a great granddaughter, Blake. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Louis J. Looney; and daughter-in-law, Penny Looney.
Celebration of Life
A celebration of the life of Shirley J. Looney will be held in conjunction with a family reunion later this year in Minnesota. Messages of condolence may be shared by visiting www.GeorgiaCremation.com.
Goodbye Is Not Forever
When you lived your life for others
and you loved without condition
When you made so many laugh
and your smile won’t be forgotten
When you left behind an empty place
that no one else can fill
When the friendships that you shared
long to be renewed
When you built your life on hope
and fulfilled it every day
The footprints that you left behind
will bring us face to face
So, goodbye is not forever,
You’re only steps away
Fairways of Glory
A dedication to the endless pursuit
of the perfect game
Fond memories of the challenges
Of the greens and trials of its traps
And now, the last putt has dropped
into the cup of life
And the light of the day has faded
Lord, it is now on your fairways of glory
That the game will continue to be played