Services for Shirley M. Ten Cate will be held in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Eleven O’ Clock in the morning with Rev. Dr. Warren Williams officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park.
The TenCate family has suggested memorials to the American Diabetes Association, the South Shore Fire Department, or the Sturtevant Police Department.
Mrs. Shirley A. Ten Cate, 84, of Sturtevant, passed away at Ascension Columbia-St. Mary’s in Milwaukee, on Friday, April 9, 2021. She was born in Zion, Illinois, on July 23, 1936, the daughter of the late Silas and Helen (Nee: Johnson) Dryer.
On June 14, 1958, she was united in marriage to Stanley A. Ten Cate. He preceded her in death on September 2, 2020. She had been employed as the head teller for the Racine County National Bank. Later, she was employed by Rudd Lighting for over 25 years, retiring in 2011. Mrs. Ten Cate lived her life cherishing her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her children, Sue (Jeff) Baker, of Sturtevant, Scott (Dianne) Ten Cate of Franksville, Sherry Bloom of Lecanto, Florida, Stephen (Kathy) Ten Cate, and Stuart Ten Cate, all of Sturtevant; grandchildren, Jeremy and Deekeena Rhode, Jennifer Scholla, Amy and Chad Thur, Ryan Ten Cate, Jessica and Jordan Benish, Jacob (Becca Meyer) Baker, Adam Baker, Steve (Tess Cannon) Ten Cate; great-grandchildren, Isla and Holland Rohde, Lilly Scholla, Cody (Ryan) Bailey, Braedon Thur, Parker and Paxton Benish; brother, Richard ( Jean) Dryer, of Libertyville; brother-in-law, Robert Gillings, of Zion, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Ginny Dryer, of Antioch, Illinois, Carol Moroney, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan; cousin, Betty Stried. In addition to her parents and beloved husband, Mrs. Ten Cate was preceded in death by her grandson, Austin Ten Cate; her sister, Sharon Gillings; brother, Robert Dryer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Howard and Darlene Ten Cate, and Thomas Moroney; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Saralene and Harry Ten Cate, and cousin, Donna Sayle