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Shirley J. Samuelson, 80

Shirley J. Samuelson, age 80, of Hastings, passed away July 28, 2009, at the Woodlyn Heights Health Care Center in Inver Grove Heights.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Bertha (Fink) Erickson; husband, Vern; and brother, Clarence.

She is survived by daughter Diane Samuelson, St. Paul; sisters, Donna Christiansen of Red Wing and Dorothy Van Voorhis of Granger, Ind.; and nieces and nephews.

The funeral service, with the Rev. John Ehlers officiating, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2009, at Grace Lutheran Church, 149 S. Eighth Ave., South St. Paul, with visitation at church one hour prior to the service, followed by interment at Sunset Memorial Park.

Arrangements are being handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419,