Shirley Eloise (Guitzkow) Rynes, 85, of Madison passed away on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Brookdale Madison West Assisted Living. She was born on Jan. 15, 1936 in Madison, the daughter of Doris (Hooks) and Henry Guitzkow Sr. She married Dennis A. Rynes on Nov. 14, 1953 in Dubuque IA.
Shirley attended Madison East High School and graduated from Poynette High School after her parents moved. She loved to garden, fish, and was an excellent cook. Shirley worked at a bank then stayed home after having her children, but kept busy selling Avon door-to-door and providing childcare in the neighborhood.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 67 years, Dennis; sons Randall (Deborah), and Roderick (Carol Philipps); grandchildren Matthew (Nora), Aaron (Samantha), Bradley (Alexandra), Brian (Sonia) McFall, and Brett (Karin) McFall; great-grandchildren Madeline, Molly, Mary, Oksana, Ronin, Maddox, Lenora, Adam, Isaac, Michaela, Emma, and Nathan; and beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Duane Guitzkow.
A visitation for Shirley will be held on Wednesday, September 15 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Rd., Madison, from 9:30-11:15 am, with a funeral service to follow at 11:30 am. Interment at Sunset Memory Gardens.
Special thanks to Agrace Hospice Care and to the wonderful caregivers from Love-In Home Care – Cinthya Aleman, Mitzy, Robin, Marisol, and Patricia.