Schrock, Shirley Ann, Saginaw, MI

Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Covenant-Cooper. Age 76 years. Shirley was born on December 13, 1936, in Saginaw, to the late John and Amelia (Dittenber) Gorte. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a floral designer at Roeser Flowers and other floral departments for 35 years. She was a member of St. Luke Ev. Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her grandbabies, cooking, helping others, the "cousin lunches" and her cat, Miss Kitty. Surviving are her four children, Kimberly Doan, James (Lottie) Knezek, Michael (Sherri) Knezek, and Christine (James Danhoff) Knezek; seven grandchildren: Sherri, Terry, James, Alison, Justin, Ryan and Aaron; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy (Wayne) Kilker and Cathy Gazella; many special nieces and nephews, and her best friend for life and cousin, Jan Coombs. She was also predeceased by her twin infant son and daughter. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke Ev. Lutheran Church, 5501 Gratiot, on Monday, August 5, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Friends are welcome to visit with the family from 10:00 a.m. until the time of her service. Memories and sympathies of Shirley may be shared with the family on her memorial website at