Shelly Mae Nowling (A.K.A. ‘Shells’, ‘Shellbell’, ‘Grandma New House’, ‘Shellburt’, ‘Burt’, ‘Magga’, ‘mamma’, 'Just Grandma') was the C.E.O. of fun times with her friends and family. Her smile and laugh were found to be infectious for all those around her. Shelly loved the color pink, Mountain Dew, trips to Florida with family, fried chicken, Bald Eagles and purses.
Most of all, Shelly found her calling in life caring for and spending time with her six grandchildren. Tyler, Haley, Bennett, Eli, Caleb and Brady were very lucky to spend so much time with grandma. They will all miss grandma and the copious amount of sugar she constantly provided.
Shelly lived in many places throughout her life, but found a home in the St. Cloud Area. She managed the Casey’s in Foley and worked at an adult home in St. Joseph. Customers were loyal to Casey’s in Foley because Shelly was such a cool character. She also loved taking the residents of the group home to shows in town, parades, and games. It gave her great joy to share in these experiences with residents.
Shelly is survived by her daughter Rachael Gerads and husband Brian of Sartell, son Richard Carlbom and husband Justin Schramm of St Paul, son Ronnie Carlbom and wife Kristi of Sartell, grandchildren Tyler, Haley, Bennett, and Eli Gerads, grandchildren Caleb and Brady Carlbom, her parents Sheryl and Richard Hudlow, grandmother Margaret Hudlow, her sisters Regina Nowling, and Rici Hulberg, her cat Smokey and many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles. And so many close friends.
Shelly was preceded in death by her father Ronnie Nowling, brother Barry Nowling, and daughter Ryan Carlbom.
Shelly passed away surrounded by family and friends August 12 in St Cloud at the age of 53. Shelly’s life will be celebrated on her birthday, August 16, 2016 with a graveside service at 12 noon at the Brook Park, MN Cemetery (26519 Monument Rd
Brook Park, MN 55007). A lunch will follow at Side Tracked in Brook Park, MN. Memorials can be sent to Richard Carlbom (305 Dayton Ave, Apt 1, St Paul, MN 55102) and will be used to support end of life expenses.