Shirley Frandrup, OSB
Saint Benedict’s Monastery
St. Joseph, Minn.
October 31, 1930 – January 18, 2018
The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., for Sister Shirley Frandrup who died, age 87, on January 18, 2018, at Saint Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud, Minn. Burial will be in the monastery cemetery. Friends may call at Saint Scholastica Convent on Monday, January 22, from 1-4:30 p.m., or for a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Saint Benedict’s Monastery. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, until the time of the funeral.
Shirley Frandrup was born October 31, 1930, to Frank and Bertha (Freiermuth) Frandrup in Hampton, Minn., where she attended the public elementary school and St. Mathias School. She entered Saint Benedict’s Monastery on August 27, 1944, and attended Saint Benedict’s High School. She was received into the novitiate June 16, 1948, made first monastic profession on July 11, 1949, and perpetual monastic profession on July 11, 1952.
A graduate of the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn., S. Shirley earned a B.A. degree in English with a minor in philosophy. She received a teaching certificate at the Diocesan Teachers’ College in St. Paul, Minn., and earned a M.Ed. in administration and supervision at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. She studied Individual Guided Instruction at Southwest State University, Marshall, Minn., and also studied at Dayton University in Dayton, Ohio, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Edgewood College in Madison, Wis., and the Learning Institute at Palo Alto, Calif.
For many years, S. Shirley served in education. She taught in elementary education at St. Joseph’s School, Minneapolis, served as teacher and principal at St. Martin, Minn., and at St. Anastasia School, Hutchinson, Minn. From 1964-1977, she served as supervisor of schools for the St. Cloud Diocese and then became a supervisor of student teaching in the education department of the College of Saint Benedict, a post she held until 1992. After completing a spiritual renewal program, she served as coordinator of lay volunteers at Saint Scholastica Convent until 2010. In her last years, she had a ministry of community living and prayer.
S. Shirley is survived by her Benedictine community and her sisters, Sister Dennis (Blanche), OSB, Mary Cutshall, S. Benet (Cleo), OSB, and Diane Sparrow. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Ervin, Frank, LeRoy and Clifford and sisters, Bernice Frandrup and Viola Hardy.
Please direct memorial gifts to the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict Retirement Fund.