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.