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Shellea Jean Pfingsten – Obituary

Name: Shellea Jean Pfingsten

Age: 60

Born: 09-12-1951

Died: 07-04-2012

Daniel Funeral Home, Clearwater

Rejoice Lutheran Church, Clearwater

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater, for Shellea Jean Pfingsten, age 60, of Becker, who passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Tim Lindhorst will officiate. Burial will take place at the Becker Cemetery in Becker.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Shellea was born September 12, 1951 in Litchfield, Minnesota to Menser and Helen (Leason) Midtling. She married Alvin Pfingsten on December 24, 1969 in Dassel, Minnesota. She graduated from Grove City High School before receiving her nursing degree from St. Paul Ramsey School of Nursing. Throughout her life, Shellea worked as a Registered Nurse at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, St. Cloud Hospital, and most recently Reach-Up Head Start in St.Cloud.

Shellea enjoyed spending time at the lake, bird feeding and bird watching, growing flowers, traveling and outdoor activities. She especially treasured the time spent with her family.

Shellea is survived by her husband of 42 years, Al; children, Derek (Kelly) Pfingsten of Grafton, ND, Jason (Kami) Pfingsten of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Gabrielle, Kaden, Karter, and Kierra; brother and sisters, Bradley Midtling, Marlene Midtling both of Litchfield, Debbie (Gary) Bengtson of Urbandale, IA; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Audrey; and one sister-in-law, Clarice Midtling.

She will be greatly missed as a loving Wife and Mother and an adoring Grandmother by her family.

A Special Thank You to the Staff at the St. Cloud Hospital for the wonderful care given to Shellea.

Guestbook for Shellea Jean Pfingsten

Rancee Rupert
, friends with Derek and Kelly and Gabrielle
July 8, 2012, 8:14 pm
Derek, Kelly and Gabbie. so sorry to hear about your mom. you are all in my prayers. just know that she is no longer in pain and sitting with the Lord. Rancee
Amber Cordahl
, Friend
July 7, 2012, 8:22 pm
I am so very sad and sorry to hear of Shellea's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Al and the entire family.
Arlin and Ruth Pfingsten
, brother in law
July 7, 2012, 9:08 am
Our thoughts and prayers go to all of you these days. So glad we got to see you all last week. May precious memories brighten your days. Shellea was a very special person. shellea
Lee and Marlyce Barndt
, Cousin to Alvin
July 6, 2012, 10:24 pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Alvin, and to your family. May all your precious memories help ease the loss.
Lee and Marlyce Barndt
, Cousin to Alvin
July 6, 2012, 10:21 pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Alvin, and to your family. May all your precious memories help ease the loss.
Sheila Nahan
, cousin
July 6, 2012, 9:57 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you all now and in the future.
Lori and Terry Kurowski
, Friends
July 6, 2012, 5:39 pm
We are so lucky to have had both Al and Shellea as our dear friends for over 30 years. Shellea was a very special and loving person who will remain in our hearts forever. Al, we are here for you. Hugs and prayers to you and your beautiful family whom Shellea loved so much.
Mike & Jo Elias
, A Friend
July 6, 2012, 2:06 pm
So sorry for the loss of your soul mate. Force the pain of passing into the back corners of your mind and let the happy memories of your life together move to the front.
Mitch Otto
, Friend
July 6, 2012, 1:10 pm
Al, I am so sorry to hear about Shellea's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mitch Otto
Joanne & Larry Mack
, Cousin and her husband
July 6, 2012, 12:21 pm
To Alvin and family: We are very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one.and hope the good memories of the past will help you in this time of sorrow. You are all in our thoughts.
Maggie Harmon
July 6, 2012, 11:16 am
Remembering the family in my thoughts and prayers. Do not shed tears that Shellea is gone, smile because she lived.My
Karlin and Rachel Swenson
, Alvin's neice
July 6, 2012, 9:12 am
Thinking of you all with care and concern.
Judy Bowatz
July 5, 2012, 10:34 pm
Our deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Shellea. May God hold you in his arms and give you strength during this difficult time
Walt and Virginia Pfingsten
, Brother-in-law and sister-in-law
July 5, 2012, 9:38 pm
Dear Alv and each in the family, Words truly cannot describe the loss we feel in our beloved sister-in-law's passing. We admired her gentle and friendly ways. We are thankful her family meant very much to her and for her love to each. Our deep sympathy.
Jane Miller
, Al's cousin
July 5, 2012, 7:53 pm
We care for your feelings of "loss" and pain, Alvin, and for all the family. No words can really express our sympathy.
William & Sheleen Pfingsten family
, Alvin's nephew
July 5, 2012, 7:20 pm
Our hearts go out to the family!
Vanessa Gunning
, Kelly and Derek's aunt
July 5, 2012, 4:11 pm
The Gunning family is thinking of all of you at this time!

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