Shelly was a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities area and graduated from Spring Lake High School. She attended the Grand Haven Church of the Nazarene for many years. Shelly was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 925 Auxiliary, where she was named the “Mother of the Year.” She donated much of her time over the years helping with fundraisers to assist the club and its members.
Shelly enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a very dedicated U of M and Patriots football fan. The Super Bowl was one of her favorite events of the year. She also loved the summer months and could almost always be found hanging out at the pool with her friends, sunbathing on her back patio, or walking the beach. She was fascinated by sharks and loved watching “Shark Week” on television every year. Most of all, Shelly was a kindhearted and fun-loving person who brought light into the lives of all who were blessed with her company.
Shelly is lovingly remembered and missed by her husband, Dan; her daughter, Brooke Young of Grand Haven; sisters, Pamela (Mike) Ledford of Grand Haven and Kris (Mark) Rosema of Tucson, Arizona; brother, Bill (Krista) Start of Spring Lake; and countless close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Grand Haven Church of the Nazarene. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Hospice of North Ottawa Community. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to sign Shelly’s online guestbook.