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Shirley Ann Tisher passed away surrounded by loving family at her home in Hecla, SD, on April 10, 2017, at the age of 76. Her funeral will be Friday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, with burial to follow at the Hecla City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m. followed by prayers and a time of sharing at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hecla, SD. Shirley was born on August 29, 1940, in Brown County, SD, to William and Violet (Shilhanek) Dinger. She graduated from Hecla High School and married the love of her life, Delwyn Tisher, on November 24, 1957. Shirley had a strong faith in her Lord and Savior and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hecla. Her love for family and friends will be remembered by everyone. One of Shirley’s greatest gifts was to make friends wherever she went. She loved camping trips, auction sales, collecting teacups, and helping children and grandchildren with special projects. The people of Hecla held a special place in her heart. She could be counted on to help out whenever needed. She looked forward to her coffee group, church activities, and any special events in the community. She was well-known for her love of cooking and baking, especially her potato salad. All of her grandchildren had their own special “grandma’s favorite.” She shared her talent at several eating establishments and thoroughly enjoyed her last years of work serving lunches to the school children. Above all Shirley was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, who made everyone she met feel loved. Shirley is survived by her three children, Randy (Cheryl) Tisher, Faulkton, Sandy (Terry) Anderson, Waubay, and Heidi (Neal) Criddle, North Platte, NE; grandchildren Autumn (Joe) Ansell, Kamaria (Jason) Serfling, Vanessa (Kyle) Bowman, Megan (Casey) Hlavacek, Toni (Dave) Mattson, Weston Dinger, Ambur Curry, Amanda (Mike) Connick, and Devin (Larissa) Lunzman; step-grandchildren Keri, Allison, and CJ Anderson; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dick (Shirley) Dinger, Jean Dinger, Darrel (Loraine) Dinger, Don Dinger, Bill (Pat) Keeter, Dixie (Russ) Clark, Bonnie (Dan) Olson, and Judy (Gene) Skoglund; and in-laws Ken (Mary) Tisher, Vic (Josie Niehoff) Tisher, Susie (Mike) McKay, Tim (Ruby) Tisher, Polly (Dick Henninger) Becker, and Shawn (Kevin) Carlson. Preceding Shirley in death are her husband Delwyn; parents, Bill and Violet Dinger; parents in-law Lyle and Wilma Tisher; great-grandson Payton Bray; brother Harold Dinger; sister Charlotte Keeter; and in laws Beverly Tisher and Carol Dinger. Memories may be shared and viewed by visiting

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