Shirley Schlamer

Date of Death: Feb 21, 2019
Shirley Schlamer

1945 - 2019

Shirley Schlamer, 73, of Waupun, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 21st, 2019.

Shirley was born July 24, 1945, in Beaver Dam to the late John and LaVerne (née Schouten) Aalpoel. Shirley grew up on a dairy farm in rural Waupun. She graduated from Waupun High School in 1963. After graduation she was employed at Carnation Company where she met her future husband, Bill Schlamer. On October 26, 1968, they were united in marriage at First Reformed Church in Waupun and resided in Waupun for the rest of their married lives. Later Shirley was employed at the Hooker/Hoeper Law Offices, and also worked at Buchholz & Sias Law Office until her retirement in 2003. She enjoyed baking, gardening, going to concerts, playing tennis, watching mystery movies, shopping, and spending time with her husband Bill. She was a life-long member of First Reformed Church of Waupun where she sang for a number of years in the church choir.

Shirley is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Bill Schlamer of Waupun; two sisters: Carol (Michael) Gulan of Schaumburg, IL, and Judy (Mark) McNellis of Gurnee, IL; two brothers-in-law: Dan Schlamer of Waukegan, IL, and Rod Schubert of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her father and mother; father-in-law and mother-in law; and many aunts and uncles.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Shirley Schlamer will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Barry Lang officiating.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.



  1. Sylvia M Landaal Says: February 23, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Bill, sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sylvia (Dykstra) Landaal

  2. Pat Terbeest Says: February 23, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Dear Judy, my sincere sympathy to you. May you feel God’s comfort, that only He can give at a time like this.

  3. Elton & Sharon Posthuma Says: February 25, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Sorry about Shirley’s passing, Bill. May God be with you.
    Our sincere sympathy.

  4. The Beda Family Says: February 27, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies.

  5. Ronda Latina Says: March 16, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Shirley was a sweet, dear soul. I will miss her quiet, kind presence on this earth. Cousin Bill, i am sure you have many great memories of your long time together to help you through your sorrow.

  6. Heather Bunker Says: May 26, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I would see Bill & Shirley walk past my house everyday together rain or shine for the last 15 years. A couple I knew nothing about except that I could see a true love in them. I recently noticed Bill by himself on his last couple walks and my heart sank. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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