Shirley Marie Mogan, 91, of Green Bay, died on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Woodside Lutheran Manor Home in Green Bay.
Shirley (Giese) Mogan, was born on August 17, 1930 to the late Milton and Margaret (Roskom) Giese. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roger, parents-in-law Alban and Amy Mogan, brothers-in-law Emmitt Mogan and John Mogan. Survived by son Marc (Sue Lang), granddaughter Melissa Vining (Dr. Kyle Vining), great- granddaughter Julia Vining, and grandson Kyle Mogan (Micky Marroquin), brother-in-law Dennis Mogan (Terri Walle-Blanke).
Shirley grew up in Suamico, Wisconsin and graduated in 1949 from Green Bay West High School. She married Roger J. Mogan of Channing, Michigan at St Benedict’s Church in Suamico, Wisconsin on June 14, 1952. Shirley said as a young lady that she would never marry a railroad man, because her father was a switchman on the railroad. He was subject to call 24/7 and work often took precedence over home life. She wanted a more structured home life, but instead fell in love and married a train dispatcher on the former Milwaukee Road. As fate would have it, in November of 1957, Roger was needed in Milwaukee, and Shirley was asked to fill his position on a temporary basis with the Milwaukee Road. This temporary job in a male dominated industry lasted for nearly 18 years. She worked at many railroad stations from Thiensville, Wisconsin, to Iron Mountain, Michigan. Shirley spent two years in the Green Bay office on a regular assignment. She took a lot of ribbing on the job but refused to be intimidated. She earned the respect of her boss and co-workers over those years. That was evident on more than one occasion when her boss would talk her out of quitting when she would get frustrated with the train crews or railroad operations.
She was a lifelong Packer fan. She had season tickets when the Packers played games at the East High School Stadium and after moving on to Lambeau Field. She was a charter member of the Ladies Green Bay Packers Quarterback Club, back when the club met weekly during the season at Washington Junior High School. Shirley was not shy about offering her opinion about personnel and what plays to run.
She loved her husband, family, friends, and was thrilled to become a great-grandmother to Julia Vining last December. She liked to travel and cherished the memories of the numerous trips taken both as a young family and after retirement. She especially enjoyed her trips to play the slot machines with her husband and friends at casino resorts both near and far. She always loved the family dogs and all dogs that came to visit with neighbors and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at 11AM on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Green Bay, with Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Relatives and friends may greet the family at the church on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10AM until the time of service at 11AM. To try and reduce the spread of Covid-19, masks are required for all those in attendance. The memorial service will be live streamed on the Lyndahl Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 10:45AM. Inurnment will take place at St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery in Suamico.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brown County Humane Society or a charity of your choice in Shirley’s name.
Shirley’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Woodside Lutheran Manor Home, for the compassionate care and concern they provided.
The Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.
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