Shirley passed away peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2020, at St. Anne Extended Health Care in Winona, Minn. She was born on January 20, 1931, to James A. and Josephine (Potter) Corey in Utica Township, Minn. She was a kind person with a heart of gold. She was known as a “tough old bird” by sons-in-law. She was raised in Money Creek (Houston, Minn.) by her aunt Mildred (Corey) Fitting after the death of her mother when she was five years old.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold A. Skroch Sr. on October 3, 2008; her son, Jody; parents; and brothers, Richard, Donald, and John Corey and their wives.
She is survived by her children, Mary Jo (Richard) Eggen, Holmen, Wis., Vicki Koehler (Don Hinton), Laura (Darrel) Faber, Stockton, Minn., Jamie (Connie) Skroch and Harold Skroch Jr., Winona; her sister, Suzanne (Jim) Mourey of Fort Wayne, Ind.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews scattered all over the country.
A small, private family service will be held at Oakland Cemetery, Stockton, Minn., on October 3, 2020. This is the 12th anniversary of her husband’s death, and they will be both be laid to rest side-by-side.