Shirley Ann Scarset, age 64 of Westbrook, passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 surrounded by her family at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. A public visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 5, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Westbrook, MN. Private family services will be held. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Shirley Ann (Hanson) Scarset, daughter of Floyd and Marian (Herrmann) Hanson, was born December 11, 1957 in Worthington, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray. Shirley attended country school through 5th grade and graduated from Westbrook High School. Following graduation, she moved to California for a couple of years before returning to Westbrook. Shirley worked at the nursing homes in Tracy, Slayton, and lastly in Westbrook. She was very dedicated to her job, never missing a day, and she thoroughly enjoyed the work she did. Shirley loved God, her kids and her grandkids. Her grandchildren were a huge part of her life, as were her dogs. Most weekends, Shirley gathered with her children at her parents’ house simply to spend time. She was very upbeat and always kept a positive outlook. Shirley cared deeply about everyone, was fun-loving, and had a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed cooking and baking, drinking coffee and visiting, watching movies and reading. Shirley’s smile and laugh will never be forgotten.
Shirley is survived by her children: Dustin (Shalayna) Knapper of Walnut Grove, Austin (Chantel) Scarset of Luverne, Alex (Stefanie) Scarset of Garvin, and Ashton Dietrich of Luverne; her stepchildren: John Scarset of Windom and Dawn (Mark) Scott of Hawarden, IA; her grandchildren: Jennika, Kerrigan, Axel, Estelle, Ivy, Archer, Amos, Arlo and Vidalia; and her siblings: Ricky (Louise) Hanson of Brookville, FL, Gary (Julie) Hanson of Currie, Steven Hanson of Mound, Lee Hanson of Marshall and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, sister Linda Messenbrink, brother Bruce Hanson and nephew Nick Hanson.