Shirley A. Payne, age 87, of Kiel, passed away on October 11, 2021.

She was born on August 12, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI, a daughter of the late Emil and Gertrude (Roesch) Baseler. She graduated from Milwaukee Custer High School and served in United States Air Force from 1954-1955.

On June 4, 1955, she married David Payne in Euclid, Ohio. The couple moved to Kiel in September of 1988 after serving as Missionary’s with New Tribes Mission in Bolivia- South America. David preceded her in death on September 10, 2011.

Shirley enjoyed quilting, sewing, cross-stitch, and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include: Four Children: Peg (Bob) Kulp of Huntersville, N.C., John (Andrea) Payne of Sheboygan, Patti (Nathan) Burkart of Plymouth and Karen Taylor of Sheboygan; Six Grandchildren:  Lisa (Tyler) Drummond, Megan & Heather Burkart, Ariel, Bill, and Christine Taylor; Three Great-grandchildren: Kaelyn and Ian Jank and Eli Henderson; Brother: Arthur (Maureen) Baseler; Sister-in-law: Lois Hoover; and she is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother: Neal Baseler, and brother-in-law: Robert Hoover.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday (October 14, 2021) at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Visitation will take place from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, with a prayer service to follow at 6:00 PM. Dr. Paul Thyren, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. Inurnment will be in Valhalla Cemetery in Milwaukee.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Shirley’s name for “Faith Comes By Hearing,” an audio bible ministry to the nations.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send special thanks to the staff of Aurora-At-Home Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion given to Shirley.   

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