Shirley R. Pritzlaff
September 4, 1924 - April 2, 2019
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Evergreen Retirement Center Chapel
1130 N. Westfield Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902
920-233-2340 | Map
Saturday 4/6, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Evergreen Retirement Center Chapel
1130 N. Westfield Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902
920-233-2340 | Map
Saturday 4/6, 3:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Shirley Pritzlaff, a longtime teacher in the South Milwaukee elementary schools passed away at an Oshkosh Comfort Care Center on April 2, 2019, at the age of 94. A memorial for Shirley will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the chapel of Evergreen Retirement Community, located at 1130 N. Westfield…

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V.walters left a message on April 7, 2019:
My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Shirley. It can be very difficult and distressing to cope with the loss of a loved one. It has helped myself and others knowing that our dear loved ones now rest in the loving memory of our Grand Creator. Jehovah. ( Psalms 83:18-God's name). May you find comfort to know that Jehovah hates death. ( 1 Cor. 15:26). And promises to eliminate death forever and bring those sleeping in death back to life on a cleansed earth. ( John 17:3; Isaiah 25:7,8; Acts 24:15; Rev. 21:4,5; Psalms 37:10,11,29). I hope these few scriptures along with your own good and loving memory of Shirley help to bring comfort, peace and a hope.
Janice LaCroix Hahn left a message on April 5, 2019:
Miss Pritzlaff was my 5th grade teacher at EW Luther grade school. She really helped to pique my interest in reading. She had an exuberance for teaching and was very kind.
Michelle left a message on April 5, 2019:
My heartfelt condolences to the Pritzlaff family. I am truly sorry for your loss. May the Hearer of prayer comfort and strengthen your family. (Psalm 65:2)
With deepest sympathy,
Michelle
David K. Nelson left a message on April 5, 2019:
I am sorry to hear of the death of my teacher at the old Hawthorne (now EW Luther) elementary school in South Milwaukee. Miss Pritzlaff was a great, wonderfully funny (yet strict) teacher. I think every pupil of hers that I ever talked to remembers best her reading of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web." She created voices for every character, and I wonder if anyone ever recorded her reading it. I'd love to hear it again.
Renee Markes left a message on April 4, 2019:
Dear Pritzlaff Family, Friends, and former students: Someone once told me: "If you can read, thank a teacher". Being able to read is a most rewarding gift. By means of the written word we can go anywhere and do anything...so I would like to say thank you to someone who, no doubt, taught so much to so many.... To the Family and Friends of Ms. Pritzlaff, attached are some helpful suggestions for surviving such a personal loss.

1: ACCEPT SUPPORT FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS
According to your needs, balance time spent with others and time spent alone.
Bible Principle: “Two are better than one . . . For if one of them falls, the other can help his partner up.”—Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10.

2: WATCH YOUR DIET, AND MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE
Eat healthful food, drink plenty of water, and exercise moderately.
Bible Principle: “No one has ever hated his own body but he feeds it and takes care of it.”—Ephesians 5:29, NET Bible

3: GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
Recognize that sleep is essential to dealing with the fatigue of grieving.
Bible Principle: “Better is a handful of rest than two handfuls of hard work and chasing after the wind.”—Ecclesiastes 4:6.

4: BE FLEXIBLE
Since everyone grieves differently, find what works for you.
Bible Principle: “Each heart knows its own bitterness.”—Proverbs 14:10, New International Version.

5: AVOID SELF-DESTRUCTIVE HABITS
Avoid the misuse of alcohol or drugs—which creates more problems than it solves.
Bible Principle: “Let us cleanse ourselves of every defilement.”—2 Corinthians 7:1.

6: BALANCE YOUR TIME
Alternate periods of grieving with time for socializing and recreation.
Bible Principle: “There is an appointed time for everything, . . . a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to wail and a time to dance.”—Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4.

7: KEEP A ROUTINE
Regain a sense of normalcy by keeping yourself occupied with a good routine.
Bible Principle: “He will hardly notice the passing days of his life, because the true God keeps him preoccupied with the rejoicing of his heart.”—Ecclesiastes 5:20.

8: AVOID MAKING BIG DECISIONS TOO SOON If possible, wait a year or more before making big decisions you may later regret.
Bible Principle: “The plans of the diligent surely lead to success, but all who are hasty surely head for poverty.”—Proverbs 21:5.

9: REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONE
Collect pictures and mementos or write in a journal to keep alive your memory of the person who has died.
Bible Principle: “Remember the days of old.”—Deuteronomy 32:7.

10: GET AWAY
Make time for a change of pace—even if for just a day or part of a day.
Bible Principle: “Come, you yourselves, privately into an isolated place and rest up a little.”—Mark 6:31.

11: HELP OTHERS
Renew your sense of purpose by doing things for those who need help, including others affected by the loss of your loved one.
Bible Principle: “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”—Acts 20:35.

12: REEVALUATE YOUR PRIORITIES Use this opportunity to gain new insights into what truly matters and, as needed, make adjustments to your priorities.
Bible Principle: “Better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting, for that is the end of every man, and the living should take it to heart.”—Ecclesiastes 7:2.

From: No 3 2018 Awake! Cover Subject: Help For Those Who Grieve
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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