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Shirley L. Purkapile, 69

Shirley Louise Purkapile, age 69, of Lester Prairie, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Lester Prairie.

She was born Aug. 22, 1947, in Lake City, IA, the daughter of Clifford and Margaret (Cafferty) Daisy.

Shirley received her education in Fort Dodge, IA.

She was united in marriage to Clarence Purkapile Sr. March 10, 1966, in Iowa. Their marriage was blessed with four children: Tina, Clarence Jr., Shirley, and Scott. Recently Shirley made her home in Lester Prairie.

Shirley and Clarence shared over 42 years of marriage until Clarence passed away Dec. 22, 2008.

In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Shirley was a daycare provider and general laborer. She enjoyed crocheting, estate sales, antiquing, and baking; and especially treasured the time spent with her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Tina Feltmann and her husband, Rick, of Lester Prairie, Clarence Purkapile Jr. and his wife, Ruth, of Northeast Minneapolis, Shirley Saxberg and her husband, Harold Simms, of Minneapolis, and Scott Purkapile of Blaine; grandchildren, Mallory Townsend and her significant other, Andre`, of Brooklyn Center, Allen Townsend II and his wife, Misty, of Howard Lake, Dominic Saxberg and his fiancée, Jessica Sink, of Anoka, and Elise Purkapile and her significant other, Nick, of Northeast Minneapolis; and eight great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.

Shirley is further survived by a brother, Bill Daisy of Casper WY; sister, Sue Marsh of Coalville, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford Daisy and Margaret Freund; husband, Clarence Purkapile Sr.; sisters, Vicki and Mary; and brother, Virgil.

Funeral services took place Tuesday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie, with Pastor Al Fiene officiating. Congregational hymns were “Me and God,” “Coats of Many Colors,” and “Jealous of the Angels.” Interment will take place at a later date.

Shirley’s great-grandchildren were honorary casket bearers.

Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.mcbridechapel.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

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