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Shirley Goodhart

April 5, 1940-April 26, 2008

Shirley L. Goodhart, 68, of Ortonville, Minn., passed away on April 26, 2008, in Ortonville.

Shirley Lorraine Anderson was born to Hjealmer and Emma (Monson) Anderson on April 5, 1940, in Madison, Minn. She was baptized in Madison and later confirmed in Nassau, Minn. In 1945, her family moved to rural Milbank, S.D. In the early 1950s her family moved to Ortonville. She attended country school at Vernon No. 1, south of Big Stone City, S.D., and went to high school in Ortonville.

Shirley married Jim Goodhart on June 25, 1960, and they were blessed with two sons, Scott and Todd. They resided in Ortonville for a few years, and then moved to Big Stone City, S.D. Jim passed away on May 24, 1990 and Shirley continued to reside in Big Stone City until 1996, when she decided to move back to Ortonville. She was employed as a housekeeper at Northridge Residence for four years, and then with Schreiner's Law Office for 12 years.

Shirley enjoyed baking and sharing her "goodies" with numerous people. She enjoyed gardening, and being with her family and friends. Working with the Twin Brooks Threshing Show was another passion, and she had been a member of it since 1991. Shirley's true love was doing things with her granddaughters, Katrina and Beth.

Surviving Shirley are her two sons, Scott (Becky) Goodhart of Detroit Lakes and Todd (Karen) Goodhart of Milbank, S.D.; one sister, Clarice Schnaser of Ortonville; sister- and brother-in-law, Rosella and Roger DeCamp of Chokio, Minn.; two granddaughters as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceding Shirley in death were her parents; husband, Jim; mother- and father-in-law, Lillian and William Goodhart; sister, Evelyn (Ken) Kotwitz; as well as two brothers-in-law, Merlyn "Mert" Schnaser and Luverne Goodhart.

Services for Shirley Goodhart were held Thursday, May 1, at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville, with the Rev. Marlene Elmstrom officiating. Burial was at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville.

The Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville was in charge of the arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit the Web site at