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Shirley Lou Jane Bernsteen

July 9, 1926 March 16, 2020
Shirley Lou Jane Bernsteen
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Obituary for Shirley Lou Jane Bernsteen

Shirley Bernsteen, age 93, died March 16 at Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander. Shirley was born in Taylors Falls, MN in 1926, and moved to Rhinelander shortly after with her mother and father. She was the oldest of 7 children. She attended high school in Rhinelander and was married to John Bernsteen during WWII in 1945. She was preceded in death by her husband John, all of her siblings, and daughter Christy. Her son Mike lives in Hudson, WI. She has 4 grandchildren.

She worked for nearly 40 years at Mels Trading Post, now Mel’s Sport Shop and, along with John, was an avid downhill snow skier. She ran the winter ski shop in Mel’s for most of those 40 years and was known far and wide in the area for this. Her husband John was part of a small group who help found and start Camp 10 in Rhinelander in the 1950’s. That group traveled to Aspen Colorado in early 1957 to test their skills on the big mountain; some of the first to do so.

There will be no formal services at this time because of the Virus limiting large gatherings. Her son Mike is planning a Celebration of Life at The Flyin Finn in Rhinelander in early June. Details will follow on date and time. You may leave your private condolences for Shirley’s family at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715)-369-1414 is handling the arrangements for Shirley’s family.

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