Shirley A. Wagg of Cass City, age 81, died following a short illness Friday, July 7, 2017 in Heritage Hill Assisted Living in Caro with her loving husband by her side. She was born September 28, 1935 at home in Sanilac County the eighth of nine children born to Otto Wilbur and Elizabeth (Alexander) Dorland. She married Roy Robert Wagg November 1, 1958 in the old Cass City United Methodist Church in Cass City.
Shirley graduated from Cass City High School. She later completed Home Economic courses through Michigan State University. During and after high school Shirley worked for Old Wood Drug Store as a soda jerk. After the kids were grown, she worked in the dietary department for Hills and Dales General Hospital and worked for a time at Dairy Queen in Caro. Shirley was a homemaker and enjoyed the tasks of cooking and baking. She was an amazing cook creating delicious casseroles, the tastiest chocolate chip cookies and the highly coveted frosted sugar cookies at Christmas. Shirley was a hard-working farm wife, side by side with Roy tending cows and doing what needed doing. She was a talented seamstress well known by the local community for her wide range of skills from any type of alterations to creating bridesmaid gowns and prom dresses. She enjoyed quilting, cross stitching, bowling and square dancing. Shirley was known for her hand knitted baby sweaters and people came to the annual bazaar looking for them. Shirley was a member of Cass City United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and she served on many church committees over the years.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Roy; children: Karen (Brian) Brown of Wyoming, Kevin (Karen) Wagg of Brighton, Kimberly (William) Bailey of Redford; grandchildren: Heather, Stephenie, Andrew, Daniel (Nicole), Jeremy, Jennifer, Zachary, Natalie; great-grandchildren: Austin, Cody, Landon, Parker, Preston; sister, Lois (Newell) Harris of Arizona; sister-in-law, Donna Dorland of Shabbona; special niece, Beverly Perry of Cass City; Goddaughter, Suzanne Niedrich of Frankenmuth; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings: Eleanor Hurley, Ruth Collier, Dwain Dorland, Newell Dorland, Otis Dorland, Belva Kuhl, Chester Dorland; sister-in-law, Marilyn Alexander.
Visitation was from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City and from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Rev. Jackie Roe of Cass City United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City. Pallbearers for Mrs. Wagg: Daniel, Andrew, Jeremy, Zachary, Brian Brown, Bill Bailey. Memorials may be made to Cass City United Methodist Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.