Shirley Steuben

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Steuben, 82, of Spencer, formerly of Milford, were held Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. John Jensen officiated the service.

Burial was at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly.

Mrs. Steuben passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Shirley Mae Steuben was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Everly, Ia. She was raised there by her mother, Kathryn (Schoelerman) Schoenewe, and graduated from Everly High School in 1947. After her schooling, she worked for a time as a waitress.

Shirley married Gene Steuben on June 6, 1948, in Everly, Ia. They lived in Everly for four years before moving to the farm west of Milford in 1952, where they made their home throughout their married life. Her entire life was devoted to raising her family. Shirley thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, watching and listening to the birds sing. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Everly.

Shirley was preceded in death by her mother; her husband, Gene; and son, Scott in 2000; great-grandson, Emmanuel Steuben in 2003; daughter, Nancy Gralapp in 2006; one brother, Robert Schoenewe; and two sisters: Lois Selzer and Joyce Pullen.

Left to cherish her memory are a son, Rick and wife, Jennifer, of Everly, Ia.; five grandchildren: Amanda (Mark) Sill of Madelia, Minn., Gena (Mike) Sternberg of Littleton, Colo., Stephanie (Tim) Power of Iowa City, Ia., Ryan (Lynnea) Steuben of Erie, Pa., and Cody Gralapp of Stockton, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Joann (Lonnie) Wede, of Spencer, Ia.; one brother, Russ (Sylvia) Schoenewe, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.