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Shirley J. Brye

October 24, 1937 — March 8, 2021

Shirley J. Brye, 83, of Coon Valley died Monday March 8, 2021 at Norseland Nursing Home in Westby. She was born October 24, 1937 to Earl and Emma (Stellner) Hoeth in La Crosse. She graduated from Central High School.  Shirley married Michael Brye on June 27, 1964 in La Crosse.

She enjoyed spending time with family, reunions, doing word searches, bowling and embroidery.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 56 years, Michael Brye; two sons, Todd and Tom all of Coon Valley; a granddaughter, Savanna Oliver; a brother, Merlin (Colleen) Hoeth and a sister, LaVonne (Don) Zietlow of La Crosse; a sister-in-law, Ellie Brye of Coon Valley and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother in-law, Milnor and Mabel (Midtlien) Brye; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barb and Bill Waldera, Anna Marie Crispin and Kenny Brye.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday March 14, 2021 at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. A graveside service will be held on Monday March 15 at 11 a.m. at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery with Rev. Julie Wollman officiating.  All are welcome. Memorials may be given to the Coon Valley Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Condolences may be given at

A special thank you to the staff at Norseland Nursing Home for their wonderful care.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Seland Funeral Home & Cremation Services

204 Central Avenue, Coon Valley, WI 54623

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Graveside Service

Monday, March 15, 2021

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