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Shirley Ann Bronstad

October 29, 1948 ~ June 30, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Shirley Bronstad Obituary

Shirley Ann (Amundson) Bronstad, 74, of Clifton passed away on June 30, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 3, 2023 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at Norse. Burial will follow at Norse Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Sunday, July 2, 2023 at Clifton Funeral Home. 

Shirley was born October 29,1948 in Clifton, Texas to parents Ervin and Mildred (Samuelson) Amundson.  Shirley had an older brother, Bobby Joe.  

Shirley passed away on Friday, June 30, 2023 at Goodall-Witcher Nursing Facility in Clifton.  She arrived at the facility four days earlier after a brief stay at Providence Hospital in Waco, and was placed on Hospice care two days prior to her death.  

Shirley Ann Amundson grew up having lived on several farms in the Norse community west of Clifton.  

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, baptized in infancy, attended Sunday school, and was confirmed  in May 1964.  She helped with Smorgasbord and in later years was a member of the Archives committee.

She graduated from Clifton High School in May 1967.

Shirley married Kenton Dwain Bronstad at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton on August 12, 1967.  They lived in Dallas and Irving.  Two children were born to the union, son Kevin Dwain in 1970 and daughter Kelly Denise in 1973.   Shirley babysat children in her home while caring for her own.  

Shirley and Dwain and children moved back to Clifton to help care for her father after her mother’s death.

For several years in the 1980’s they owned and operated (with brother Bobby Amundson) a restaurant named “The Heritage House” on Highway 6 in Clifton.

Later Shirley provided childcare for many, many children in her home- babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and after school care for older children.  She answered to several names, Miss Shirley, Grandma, and Mimi.  For a few years, enrollment was so large, Shirley had two locations for her childcare business.  

Shirley was a proud Norwegian and loved her family.  Holidays were important to her  and she was a good cook.  She delighted in watching her grandchildren play sports and attending dance recitals.  She enjoyed reading, playing “42” dominoes, cards and board games, scrapbooking and word search books.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, brother, husband and grandchild Abigail Finney.  

She is survived by son Kevin (wife Trennissa) Bronstad, daughter Kelly (husband Brent) Finney; grandson Devin (wife Ryan) Penner, Austin (wife Taylor) Bronstad, and Riley Finney and Jaydan Dicks;  granddaughters Nikki Penner, Sydney Finney, Sutton Finney, Reese Finney, Jordin Frost, Jaydlyn Bronstad;  great-grandchildren Aydeen, Kylee, Atticus, Rowan, and Everest; uncle Glen Amundson; nieces Lisa, Lori, and Lindsey and three she considered grandchildren of her own Kaci Noland, Colby Caniford, and Ollie Bronstad.

Blessed be her memory!

Memorials may be made to the Our Savior’s Cemetery Fund, ℅ Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 152 CR 4145 Clifton, TX 76634 or to a favorite charity. 




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July 2, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Clifton Funeral Home
303 S. AVE F
Clifton, Texas 76634

Funeral Service
July 3, 2023

10:00 AM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
152 CR 4145
Clifton, TX 76634


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