Shirley Christmann

Shirley Mary Christmann, 65, Fargo, died Dec. 31, 2017, at her residence in Fargo with her family by her side. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Church of St. Francis de Sales, 218 2nd St. SW, Steele, with the Rev. Jerome Hunkler officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with an evening prayer service at 7 p.m. at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church, Steele. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the time of the service at the church on Thursday.

Burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Steele.

Shirley was born Aug. 15, 1952, in Dickinson, the daughter of Anton and Mildred (Bezdicek) Binstock. She grew up and attended school, grades 1-5, in Dickinson, moved to Seattle, Wash., for grades 6-8 and then moved to Steele, and attended grades 9-12, where she graduated from High School in 1971. She was united in marriage to Lester Lee Christmann on Sept. 15, 1973, in Steele. They lived in Fargo for a short time before moving to Jamestown in 1974, where they resided and raised their family for 28 years. While living in Jamestown, Shirley lived on a 10-acre hobby farm where she was a homemaker, gardener, and worked as a CNA at Central Valley Nursing Home for several years. She attended Valley City State University and earned her two-year business administration degree.

Shirley and Lester moved to Park Rapids, Minn., in 2001, where Shirley was employed with Essentia Health as a medical transcriptionist. Shirley moved to Horace to be closer to her children after Lester’s death in 2011. From there moving to Fargo and retiring in her final home in 2013.

Shirley enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, yard work, gardening, hunting, fishing, scrapbooking and shopping. She also enjoyed going to the casino with family, watching movies, playing scrabble and pinochle.

Shirley is survived by her three children, Tammy (Matthew) Palluck, Davenport, Tobey (Katie) Christmann, Fargo, and Tracy (Matthew) McGlynn, Mentor, Minn.; six grandchildren, Jared, Jacob, Isaac, Sophia, Megan, and Amy; two brothers, Gordon (Laverne) Binstock, McKenzie, and Terry (Kay) Binstock, Fargo; one sister, Gladys Zastoupil, Dickinson; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Christmann; parents, Anton and Mildred Binstock; and brothers, Raymond Binstock and Laudie Binstock.

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