Shirley Evert Multhauf
Shirley Evert Multhauf, 89, Stevens Point, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at her home after a battle with cancer.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Boston Funeral Home. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Plymouth.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Thursday until the service.
Memorials may be made to Ministry Hospice in her name or
Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters Historic Site.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Multhauf was born April 23, 1927, near Mora, Minn., a daughter
to the late Fred and Emma (McCall) Evert. Later the family moved to West Allis where
her father sought work during the Great Depression. She attended the one-room
schoolhouse and graduated from Oconomowoc High School.
After high school, she worked as a secretary at National
Coal and Ice Company in Milwaukee. Then she attended what is now the University
of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UW-O). She graduated in 1949.
She was married to Delmar “Del” C. Multhauf in 1953. They
In 1966, the couple moved to Stevens Point where her husband
taught at UW-Stevens Point (UWSP). In 1967, she resumed her teaching career with the
Stevens Point Area Public School system. She taught first grade at Roosevelt Elementary
School in Plover for many years.
After receiving a master’s degree in education from UWSP,
she became a reading specialist in the Stevens Point school system.
She was a quilter and made many award-winning quilts.
After tracing her genealogical lineage back to the
Revolutionary War, she qualified to join the Daughters of the American
She was a patient guardian with Portage County elder care organizations,
volunteered with the DAR and was an active member of the Stevens Point Area
Retired Teachers Association (SPARTA). She chaired several committees and
designed the logo for SPARTA, still in use today. She was also active with the
Portage County Historical Society.
She was involved in the creation of the educational program
with third- and fourth-grade lesson plans and activities for the Hei Corner
School at Heritage Park in Plover, where students learned what it was like to
attend a one-room school house.
Survivors include one son, Charles (Paulette), Sheboygan
Falls; one daughter, Michele (Fred) Abler, Lake Delton; and one sister, Fredricka
(Anton Jr.) Noordyk, Plymouth.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, JoAnne