|Shirlee E. Bostdorff|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Monday, 19 August 2013 09:57|
Shirlee Elizabeth Bostdorff passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2013 after a hard fought battle with colon cancer.
She was born July 30, 1956 to Betty and the late Morris Wenig of Haskins, Ohio. Shirlee married Charles (Chuck) Bostdorff on September 8, 1979 and was married for almost 34 years.
A life-long resident of Wood County, Shirlee was the rebel in her family when she moved three miles from home to farm with her husband Chuck. She was employed by Stott CPA's doing tax preparation and billing work. In 2001 she was appointed the Plain Township Fiscal Officer and subsequently elected to the Ohio Township Association Board of Directors.
Shirlee believed in the importance of being involved and volunteering in her community. In recognition of her self-less service she was awarded the 2013 Athena Award by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce.
She was a graduate of Leadership BG and AgrPower (the Ohio Farm Bureau's statewide leadership academy). Shirlee led by doing through her involvement with many local organizations including: Wood County 4-H, 4-H Quilt Group, FFA, Wood County Township Association, Wood County Farm Bureau, Women in Ag Program, and the Wood County Historical Society - where she served as the Museum Director. She enjoyed spending time at the Wood County Fair and held the coveted position of "show stick holder" while her daughters showed cattle.
In 2011 she was diagnosed with colon cancer and continued her fight until the end. Since being diagnosed she participated as a member of Team Shimmy and Shake at the Relay for Life of Southern Wood County. She was also a member of Team Shirlee's Fighters for the Colon Cancer Alliance Undy 5000 5K. She even had a combine in the Wood County Fair Combine Derby aptly named in her honor - "The Fighter."
Shirlee is survived by her husband Charles and daughter Elizabeth both of Bowling Green, as well as her daughter Brittanee (Tom) Colston of Uniontown, Ohio and one granddaughter Kaylee Colston. She is also survived by her mother Betty Wenig and brothers Gordon (Cathy) Wenig and Phil (Julie) Wenig, all of Haskins, Ohio.
Friends may call on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the DUNN FUNERAL HOME, located in Bowling Green's Historical District at 408 W. Wooster St. A Celebration of Life Service will follow that evening at 7 p.m. at the Haskins Community Church with Pastor Jennifer Jackson officiating. Interment at Union Hill Cemetery will be Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.
Donations may be made in her honor to Haskins Community Church or Bridge Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
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