Shirley Ann Parker, age 81, of Battle Creek, passed away on October 1, 2011. She was born on June 22, 1930 in Menlo, Iowa to Virgil and Velma Forcht. She worked as a respiratory therapist before retiring in Battle Creek. Shirley loved quilting and being a Foster Grandparent at Lamora Park School in Battle Creek.
She is survived by four sons, Mark (Prasbovua), Bruce (Gail), Jeffery (Lisa), and Scott. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Nicole, Brian, Michelle, Matthew, Kristin, Alaina, Hallie Parker, Christopher Klein, and brother Jerry Forcht.
Shirley was preceded in death by husband Donald, parents, and brother Rex Forcht.
As per Shirley’s request, cremation has taken place and a graveside service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date at Calumet Cemetery in Merrillville IN.