In Memory of Shirley Hines

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held.

St. Francis Catholic Church
231 West Woodworth
Ellsworth WI, 54011

A Celebration of Shirley's Life

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday September 1, 2020
Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club
W3930 State Road 72
Ellsworth WI, 54011

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Shirley Marlene Hines, age 83, of Ellsworth, WI died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, August 27, 2020.  Shirley was born June 23, 1937 in Red Wing, MN to Floyd and Dorice (Mewhorter) Finstad and was raised in rural Bay City, WI.  She attended Forest Home Country School through 8th grade and graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1955.

Shirley married her high school sweetheart, who she met in 4-H, John ‘Jack’ Hines on December 29, 1955.  They were blessed with 9 children and over 64 years of wedded bliss.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many.  Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family, taking care of her flower gardens, golfing, putting puzzles together, spending time at the cabin, traveling and playing cards.  Shirley worked for the Jewel Box, Ellsworth Care Center and for her husband at their business, Hines Auction Service for many years.  She was a devoted member of St. Francis Catholic Church, a member of the Wisconsin and the National Auctioneers Auxiliaries and she was inducted into the WAA Hall of Fame in 2011.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Jack; her children, Joanne (Scott) Hines, Jeff (Merry) Hines, John Hines, Jillien (Brian) Bjorkman and Janeen (Nate) Sampson; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; her sister, Kathleen Finstad; several in-laws and several nieces and nephews.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; 4 infant sons; and an infant grandson.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth with Fr. Jerzy Rebacz officiating.  Interment will take place at the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.  A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held 3:00 – 6:00 pm Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club, W3930 State Road 72.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth (715) 273-4421.

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  • Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We are so very sorry we didn’t know about celebration of her life until too late. We are with all of you in thoughts and prayers. She was a sweetheart.
    Love, Jim and Sandee Coughlin

  • Sending our deepest sympathy to Jack and family at this very sad time. Thinking of you and praying for your family.
    The Radkey Family

  • Dear Jack,
    We are so sorry to hear about Shirley. We pray you and the family will find comfort and peace in knowing she is no longer in pain and is now a beautiful heavenly angel watching over all of you. Love and blessings to you all.

  • Dearest Jack, I’m sure your heart is heavy, but also celebrating that Shirley is no longer in pain. I’m just so sorry that’s she’s no longer by your side. Sending you warm hugs and prayers.

  • Dear Friend Jack and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was lovely and loved, Always so gracious and genuine. Hold all the wonderful memories close at heart, hug your loved ones, find comfort knowing she’s with Jesus and you’ll see her again one day. Much love from John and me, Maxine

  • Dear Hines family,
    So sorry for your loss of Shirley. Hugs, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief and healing. Our sympathies go out to the whole family.
    Harley and Lisa Hayes

  • Jack, so sorry to hear about the loss of Shirley. She was a special lady and I have been blessed to have enjoyed some great times with her and your family through the Auction Association events. These are only words but a fitting Iris blessing. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. My sympathies to you and your family.
    The Sweeney’s

  • Jack and family

    So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time!
    Karen Finstad

  • Dear Jack and family

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you at this difficult and sad time.

    Marge Klecker, Jack

  • Dear Jack and family,

    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, mother and grandma. Faith and leaning on the love of Jesus will ease the pain. Jack has probably already showed her to her new mansion.

    My sympathy to you

    Marge Kleck

  • Dear Jack and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Have may fond memories of the Hines and Finstad families. condolences to Kathy also.

  • Our Sincere Sympathy goes out to Jack and his wonderful family! You’ve all been very Blessed having Shirley as a Wife and Mother! I have many fond Memories . . . May she always be watching over all of you

  • Dear Jack and Family –
    Our sincere sympathy in your loss. Heaven has gained an angel.
    Karen (Klecker) and Tom Cernohous

  • Jack, Joanne, Scott, Brandon, and Desiree our condolences go out too your family at this time so sorry for your loss are sympathy’s are with your family and all.
    Mike and Janine Elliott

  • We are so sorry for your loss Jack. Enjoyed your friendship since I was a little girl. Prayers go out to Jack and all the kids.

  • Jack and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of Shirley. You have taken such good care of her all these years. My sympathies to you and your family.