Delores Audrey Shimanski grew up in Northeast Minneapolis. Her mom, Lillian Brede, passed away when she was very young so her and her sister were raised by their aunt, Ruth Brede and father, John F. Burmeister. On July 26, 1947 she married the love of her life Orville P. Shimanski. Five years later they moved into the house that he built for her in Fridley Minnesota where they raised three amazing sons.
Over the years Delores worked at Jean Lange Dress Co., Robinson Siedle, and as a home health aid. After Orville passed away on April 5, 1980, she kept busy volunteering at the Fridley Senior Center. Later in life her passion turned to spending Friday afternoons playing cards with her “card lady” friends.
Delores was a devoted wife, loving mother and proud grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her sons. Rob Shimanski (Mary Lou), Rick Shimanski (Carol), and Randy Shimanski (Barb). Five grandchildren: Joe Shimanski (Stacey), Scott Shimanski (Stacia), Kari Baesler (Chad), Amy Cowman (Justyn), and Michael Shimanski (Anna). Eleven great grandchildren: Brianna Ahrens, Dylan Shimanski, Matthew Cowman, Brody Baesler, Wesley Shimanski, Ryan Shimanski, Tyler Cowman, Shelby Shimanski, Brooke Shimanski, Avery Shimanski, & Mackenzie Cowman.
For those who wish to attend the service will be live streamed on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Please tune into this webpage to attend the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Make A Wish of Minnesota, The Ronald McDonald House or the American Cancer Society.