Shirley Stien loved making baby quilts


Shirley Stien (1933-2023)

Shirley Ann Stien, 89, of Rockton, IL died at 9:35 a.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023 in her own home after a lengthy illness. Shirley was born October 14, 1933 in Beloit, WI, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Isabelle (Reynolds) Hogan. She graduated from Beloit Memorial High School Class. Shirley worked at Taylor Freezer and Beloit Corporation prior to being a homemaker. Shirley married James W. Stien on September 18, 1954, in South Beloit. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in South Beloit and Walter H. Graham American Legion Post #332 Auxiliary. Shirley loved making baby quilts for her grandchildren, nieces, nephews and Project Linus.

Survivors include daughter Pam (Drew) Noack, son Pat (Kellie) Stien, daughter Carolyn (Tom) Rixie, daughter Sharon Stien; grandchildren Brian (Angee) and Kevin (Megan) Kaepplinger, Morgan (Ryan) Witkowski, Johnathan Stien, Melissa (Blake) Baxa and Emily (Chavez) Wennmacher; great grandchildren Joe, Mikey, Sebastian, Uriah, Thea, Ayrton, Riley, Alex and Sam; sister Isabel Crowley, brother John (Mary) Halderson; numerous nieces, nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, son Larry Stien, sisters and brother.

A livestream of the Mass of Christian burial can be viewed online. It was held on Monday March 20, 2023, in St. Peter Catholic Church, South Beloit, with Father Jerome Koutnik officiating. Burial was in Rockton Township Cemetery. Visitation was held at McCorkle Funeral Home - Rockton Chapel, 767 N. Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to American Family Children's Hospital.

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