Shirley E. Bookwalter, age 92, of Ellsworth, WI formerly of Rhinelander, died, January 2, 2014 at Ellsworth Care Center in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. She was born March 18, 1921 to Archie and Winifred (Vail) Cross in Chicago, IL. Shirley was the loving wife to the late Albert Mondus for 41 years, then to the late Henry Bookwalter for 10 years. She loved her family, friends, quilting, sewing and many social activities. Shirley enjoyed and loved her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Shirley is survived by her children; Al (Sherrie), Gloria (Jim) Senft, John (Rita), Joyce (Mike) Lueth and Gary (Cheri).
She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, her brothers, Richard and Howard Cross.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:30am at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church ~ St. Mary's site with Father James Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow at Nativity of Our Lord Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. All are invite to light a candle and leave an online condolence at hildebrandfh.com.