Shirley F. Brunner, age 76, of Herscher passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at her home. She was born November 23, 1944 in Bonfield, the daughter of Fred and Edna (Margrey) Hall. She married Ivan Brunner on November 6, 1965. Shirley graduated from Herscher High School in 1962 and from Kankakee Community College’s Nursing Program in 1990. She was a member of Grand Prairie United Methodist Church and Martha Circle. She was the church organist at Trinity Methodist Church in Kankakee for 55 years. She also accompanied the choral department at Herscher Grade School and Herscher High School for many years. Shirley’s family held community picnics and fireworks for 20 years. She worked as a registered nurse at Riverside Hospital for three years and was the phone nurse for Dr. Jeff Long for 10 years. Shirley volunteered with 4-H. She was a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons at Salina Sportsmans Club. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ivan Brunner of Herscher; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Kristina Brunner of Pontiac; one daughter, Gayle Brunner of Palatine; twin grandsons, Garrett and Griffin Brunner of Pontiac; one brother and sis-ter-in-law, Don and Terry Hall of Bonfield; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Monique Brunner of Paray Vielle, France; Rose Dunn of Elgin; Margaret and Eugene Reardanz of Kankakee; Wilbert and Asenath Brunner of Kankakee; and Maria Brunner of Scottsdale, AZ; and special niece, Sharon Call of Avon Lake, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Edna Mae and Clarence Ravn; brother, Ted Hall; and brothers-in-law, Albert Brunner, Donald Dunn, and Melvin Brunner. Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m., Monday, June 14, 2021, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kankakee (963 S. 3rd Ave.). An additional visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, also at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kankakee. Rev. Valerie Mezger and Rev. Keith Blankenship officiated the funeral service. Cremation rites were accorded following services. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Grand Prairie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or Grand Prairie United Methodist Church. Please sign her guestbook at: