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Shirley "Sal" A. Hannam

April 15, 1953 ~ July 10, 2019 (age 66)

Shirley (Sal) Ann Hannam, age 82 of LeRoy, Minnesota peacefully passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  She was surrounded by family and knew she was deeply loved.  Shirley was born in Austin, Minnesota, July 13, 1916 to Beatrice (Cornelius) and Norvil Aulwes. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She was united in marriage to Eugene E. Hannam on April 15, 1953 in Mason City, Iowa.  To this union, Bret, Brenda and Beth were born. Shirley spent most of her married life raising her family, which was always the most important to her.  She worked at LPC LeRoy Products Corporation and managed the Municipal Liquor store in LeRoy for many years.  She was also a member of the Esther Circle at LeRoy Lutheran Church.  Her passions were;  family gatherings & picnics at the farm, cooking, gardening, canning, dancing, singing (yodeling), bingo, playing yahtzee, cards and going to Casinos.  She also had a great love for animals.  Especially her dog, Rover and kitty, Sasha. Shirley had a great smile, infectious laugh, quick wit and was amazing with adding and subtracting!!  Blessed be her memory as she will be forever missed. 

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Eugene Hannam, parents Beatrice and Norvil Aulwes, sisters, Marjorie Mattheison and Delores Knudtson and brother William Aulwes.  Shirley is survived by a son, Bret Hannam, LeRoy, MN,  and his son Rory Vogel-Colorado.  Daughter, Brenda (Hannam) & husband, Jeff Grundstrom-Lakeville, MN, their daughter,  Ashlee & (fiance)Travis Nelson, & son, Dane & girlfriend, Jenna Cosgrove.  Daughter, Beth (Hannam) & husband, Tim Slapnicher-Bemidji, MN their daughter, Chalsea & (fiance) Kyle Malterud. Great grandchildren- Beau, Dreau, Jackson, Emmitt, Harrison & Rosalee.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the LeRoy Community Center on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1-5 p.m.

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