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Shelley Renee Opelt

October 25, 1967 — November 12, 2015

Shelley Opelt, age 48, of Willard, WI died Thursday, November 12, 2015 at her home following a lengthy battle with cancer.Shelley Renee Shirley was born on October 25, 1967 in Neillsville, WI the daughter of Peter and Sandy (Ziegler) Shirley. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1986 and then worked at Figi's in Marshfield, WI. Later, she went to work for Frank Brunner at Brunner Accounting in Neillsville. In 2000, she began her employment at Citizen's State Bank in Neillsville, where she most recently served as a loan processor.Shelley was a member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe, WI. She was Treasurer for the Town of Seif for many years and was very involved with Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal Wrestling program. From youth wrestling to high school she served on many boards and offices supporting the program. She loved attending her families sporting events and rarely missed when they were playing. Shelley also loved her friends and enjoyed their outings to the Badger, Packer and Brewer games.She is survived by her husband, Paul, three children, Jessica (Kent) Fitzl of Neillsville, Marshall Opelt and Carson Opelt both of Willard, WI, two grandchildren, Delayni and Drew Fitzl of Neillsville, her father, Pete (Toni) Shirley of Willard, WI, her mother, Sandy Shirley of Weyauwega, WI and two brothers, Scott (Patti) Shirley of Bradenton, FL and Todd Shirley of Neillsville.She was preceded in death by her grandparents.Funeral Services for Shelley will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville, WI. Pastor John Warmuth will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Gesche Funeral Home and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the Church.Casket Bearers are: Dennis Miller, Russell Opelt, Mark Mayer, Kevin Schmitz, Mike Gross, Jeff Gurney, Josh Ziegler and Doug Opelt.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Shelley's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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