Shirley Lorraine Westin
07/17/1932 - 02/22/2019
Shirley Lorraine (Mattila) Westin. On Friday, February 22, 2019 Shirley passed away peacefully at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Mt. Iron, MN at age 86. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Feb 27 at the Messiah Lutheran Church at 8590 Enterprise Dr., Mt. Iron, MN 55768, with visitation one hour prior. Memorial donations may be made to Mesabi Humane Society at 2305 Southern Dr., Virginia, MN 55792. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com
Shirley was born July 17, 1932 to Bill and Elma Mattila in Franklin, MN. She graduated from Mt. Iron High School in 1950. On August 19, 1955 she married John “Wally” Westin and together they raised two children, Cindy and Keith.
Shirley was active in her church and was known for her tenacity and love of animals.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wally; companion, Joe Davis; brother Buddy; and parents, Bill and Elma.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Whitney; son Keith (Cindy) Westin; grandchildren, Holly (Anthony) Schulz, Heidi Whitney, Christopher Westin, and Caley Westin; and many dear friends.