In Memory of Shirley Wilbourn

A private family service will be held.

O'Connell Funeral Home of River Falls
225 South 3rd Street
River Falls WI, 54022

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Shirley Marie Wilbourn, age 73 of River Falls, WI, passed away February 26, 2021 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.  Shirley was born January 18, 1948 in River Falls, WI to William and Feryl (Crain) Trebus.  She graduated from River Falls High School with the Class of 1966.  Shirley worked as a nurse’s aide for many years in River Falls and in Houston, TX.  Her life was blessed with three daughters, Laura, Lisa and Meredith.

In her quiet time, Shirley enjoying doing needlework and embroidery.  She remained active and did a lot of walking.  Her heart was happiest when she was surrounded by her family.   She loved holidays and celebrations, and was especially thoughtful in remembering her loved ones with a special handwritten card or letter.  Shirley appreciated the special moments with family and was known to capture those memories through photography and creating cherished photo albums.

Shirley will remain in the hearts of her daughters, Laura (Trey Childs) Hancock of Cypress, TX, Lisa Huppert of Sherman, TX and Meredith Dedominicis of Houston, TX; grandchildren:  Elizabeth Hancock, Emily Hancock, Ethan Huppert, Jasmine Huppert and Jacob Dedominicis; siblings, David (Doris) Trebus of River Falls, Beverly (Mike) Moreland of Cottage Grove, MN and Joanne Trebus of Norwood Young America, MN; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy and Darlene Trebus; brother, Ronald Trebus; and her parents, William and Feryl Trebus.

Private family services will be held.  Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls.  Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home in River Falls (715) 425-5644.

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  • Ms Shirley will live on in the amazing gifts she created.I am blessed with the kindness of her daughter Laura.I am amazed with the strength and compassion of her granddaughter Elizabeth.I am in awe of the artistic talent and goodness of her granddaughter Emily.May God’s angels nurture Ms.Shirley and may she be reunited with the love of her family in heaven.Thank you, Ms. Shirley! May peace and healing blanket all of those she touched.

  • I met Shirley only a few times while married to her brother, Ron, who suddenly and tragically left this earth last August. I feel his loss daily. She and Ron would occasionally talk on the phone and he would always visit her when visiting River Falls. He spoke lovingly of his older sister and told me how supportive she was of him as a young man after he left home and moved to Texas where he lived with her for a while. She was accepting of me when Ron and I married. I will never forget when she and Bev met us for lunch and how gracious she was. I got to know her a bit better at that time. She was a quiet soul and I liked her immensely. Rest In Peace dear Shirley. I send my condolences and love to her children and family.