Shirley Verlene Catron, 83

Published 7:39 am Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Shirley Verlene Catron, 83, passed away on July 29, 2018, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minnesota, where she had resided for the past three years.

Shirley Verlene Catron, 83

Shirley Evjen was born on June 15, 1935, in Vernon Township, Minnesota, and graduated from Hayfield High School in 1953. She married Norman Meyer in 1956 and they raised three sons, Marc, Jon and Aaron while living in the Austin, Minnesota, Brownsdale, Minnesota, and Hayfield, Minnesota, areas. They later divorced.

Over the years, Shirley was employed as a secretary for the Hormel Company, Home Federal Savings, Hayfield High School and the Kahler Corporation.

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She married Brittain Catron in 1982. They lived in Rochester, Minnesota, Cary, North Carolina, and Boca Raton, Florida, while Britt was employed with IBM. After Britt’s death in 1993, Shirley moved back home to Minnesota and lived in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, before finally moving to Chatfield after her health declined.

Survivors include her sons, Jon (Jane) Meyer and Aaron (Jennifer) Meyer; stepdaughter, Kim Catron; sisters, Bonnie Baxter, Carol (Dennis) Dore and Pamela (Joe) Noland; brothers, Leslie (Donna) Evjen and Ronald (Mapuana) Evjen; granddaughters, Krystal (Randy) Smith and Carly Meyer; sister-in-law, Donna Evjen; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Britt Catron; son, Marc Meyer; parents, Howard and Opal Evjen; and brother, Virgil Evjen.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 Second St. NW in Hayfield. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the funeral home. A private burial service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield.