Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Offering dignified services since 1919

Back to Obituaries

Shelbea S Holmstadt

Shelbea S Holmstadt

Shelbea S. “Shelly” Holmstadt, age 74 of Plum City, died Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at her home in Plum City with her family by her side.

Shelly was born on November 17, 1947 in Red Wing, MN. She was the daughter of Oscar and Grace (Evans) Baker. Shelly grew up in Red Wing and graduated from Red Wing High School. Shelly married Wayne Holmstadt on July 2, 1966 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City. After marriage, Shelly and Wayne lived on their farm where they raised their five children. Shelly worked various jobs over the years, most recently at the Red Wing Care Center in Red Wing.

Shelly enjoyed quilting, landscaping and tending to her flowers. She started her travelling adventures by attending Oxford University in England in 1989. Shelly continued taking trips around the world with Wayne and later with her friend Kathy. Her most memorable trips where to Italy and England. Shelly loved spending time with her family, especially her 15 grandchildren.

Shelly is survived by her husband of 55 years, Wayne; five children, Annette (Patrick) Adams of Hubertus; Malissa (Curtis) Bergan of Fairbanks, AK; Aimee (Gil) Castillo of Menomonie; Timothee (Trisha) of Menomonie and Bradlee (Margaret) of Plum City; 15 grandchildren, long time friend and traveling companion, Kathy; her dog, Marcy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Gordon, Terry and Warren Baker.

Memorial Mass will be 11:00AM Saturday, May 7, 2022 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City with Rev. Junabe Villapaz officiating. Visitation will be Friday 4:00PM-7:00PM at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Memorials are preferred in Shelly’s name to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. judy Risberg

    To the family all my love she was a apart of my life as a kid always there for me glad she got to travel that was so much a goal for her and worked hard to be abel to do so.It sadden me to know she was in pain and I am so glad she is now with the Lord in Heaven!

  2. Patty Truttman

    The Angels in Heaven are so happy and lucky to have Susie with them. God Bless you and your family

  3. James Musgrave

    Praying over Wayne and family, God’s grace and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life! May you rest with confidence Shelly is in the presence of her Savior Jesus! In The Name of The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Amen

  4. Michael

    Aunt Shelly was a bright light in the family. When I was a child she seemed stern and I was a bit scared of her, but as an adult I always enjoyed talking with Aunt Shelly. Love for family and friends always radiated from her. Condolences to Uncle Wayne, her children, and her grandchildren whom she held most dear.

  5. Melody Perrin

    I consider Shelly to be one of my best friends. I have only known her these past five years, however, we became fast colleagues and sisters at the Red Wing Healthcare Center.

    My heart is so very heavy for all of you children. Wayne, I will be praying God's peace over you and your farm. We had looked forward to dividing lilies, and transplanting flowers this spring. They will always speak to your wife's lovely gift of gardening, and hopefully they will bring you joy and comfort as you watch them grow and bloom. I'm sure she'll be delighted to garden in the presence of the One who created all things beautiful in His time. I'm glad she knew my Jesus too!

    Shelly didn't feel well enough to go to our Mani-Pedi appt a couple of weeks ago, so now she's looking forever vibrant in her new heavenly home! No more pain or sorrow in her new forever body! I will miss you, Dear Heart!

  6. Jamie Lawless

    Our condolences to Wayne and family during this time of sadness. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Shelly will be greatly missed. She was truly a wonderful woman

  7. Kim Raethke

    To the entire Holmstadt family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you can find comfort in your memories of her. ❤️ Kim and Roy Raethke

  8. Elena Krelberg (Risberg)

    Sending my condolences to Wayne and family during this time of sadness. Many fond memories of Shelly as I spent time as a kid out at the farm. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

View More Posts ( # )