Shirley Vaughn (Herr) Struckness

Aug. 19, 1933-Nov. 12, 2020

Shirley Vaughn Struck-

ness passed at St.

Benedict Care Center in

Monticello, Minnesota,

November 12, 2020 from

complications of COVID.

Shirley was born to Ed-

ward and Ruth (Soder-

berg) Herr on August 19,

1933 in Kief, North Dako-

ta. She was married to

Clarence Bud Struckness

for 57 years until his

death in 2007. Shirley

worked her entire life in

the restaurant industry at

the Elks, Speedway, and

the Hacienda in Minot

and Burlington, ND. She

happily “shared” the

famous Speedway shrimp

sauce with anyone who

asked for it! Shirley’s old-

est son, Jim, and family

were blessed to have Shir-

ley live with them from

2008 until 2017 when she

began her “assisted living”

journey. During these

years she spent at Jim’s

she had adventures she

never dreamed of. Includ-ing highlights of attending

her granddaughter’s wed-

ding in Costa Rica, vaca-

tions in Cancun, week

long stays at several lakes

celebrating her

great-grandson Tatum’s

4th of July birthdays, and

partying at Moondance

Country Fest. She enjoyed

helping Sue folding

clothes, pulling weeds,

canning tomatoes and

cooking her wonderful

meals. Her most cher-

ished times were spent

spoiling her grandkids.

She is survived by: her

3 children, Jim Struckness

(Susan) of Hanover, MN,

Dale Struckness (Marion)

of Minot, ND, and Charles

“Chuck” Struckness of Las

Vegas, NV; 7 grandchil-

dren, Chris, Norah, Mike,

Chad, Elizabeth, Katy and

Sarah; 11

great-grandchildren, Zoe,

Kiera, Meaghan, Mia,

Damon, Tanner and Lau-

ra, Tatum, Tucker Aura

and Savannah.

Her brother, Vernon

Herr, preceded her in


Shirley will be cremat-

ed and buried with her

husband, Bud, at the

North Dakota Veteran’s

Cemetery. We celebrated

her life everyday she was

with us and will continue

to celebrate her life with

the wonderful memories

we have. During this time

of limited gatherings, the

family has created a Face-

book memorial for friends

to view and enjoy our

favorite memories.

Arrangements have

been entrusted to The

Peterson Chapel of Buf-

falo and St.


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