Shirley A. Fuerstenberg, age 87, of Waverly, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly, Iowa.
Shirley was born on April 3, 1931, in New Hampton, Iowa, the daughter of Archie and Helen (Hassman) Schilling. She was raised in New Hampton and graduated from New Hampton High School. On June 24, 1953, Shirley was united in marriage to Romane Fuerstenberg at Trinity United Methodist Church. During her life Shirley worked for Trinity United Methodist Church as a custodian, at Waverly-Shell Rock West Cedar Elementary as a custodian, as Head Cook at Mitchell Manor in Waverly, preparing food for Meals on Wheels, and at Bremer County Voting Polls.
Shirley was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Monday Night Coffee Club. She loved opening her house to visitors attending the Waverly Horse Sale. Shirley also enjoyed cooking and baking, where she has a few recipes published, and attending her grandchildren’s events.
Shirley’s memory is honored by: two sons, Bruce Fuerstenberg of Marietta, Georgia and Jeff (Kathy) Fuerstenberg of Waverly, Iowa; a daughter, Lisa (Tom) Lampe of Indianola, Iowa; six grandchildren, Blair (Brenden) McBeth, Randy (Britney) Fuerstenberg, Kyle (Sasha) Fuerstenberg, Jessica (Tom) Lampe, Stephanie Lampe, and Jonathan Lampe; three great-grandchildren, Tripp Fuerstenberg, Margaret Fuerstenberg, and William Fuerstenberg; a sister, Marilyn Meissen of Ankeny, Iowa; and two brothers, Richard (Joyce) Schilling of New Hampton, Iowa and Roger (Karen) Schilling of Cummings, Georgia. Shirley was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Tripp; and a brother-in-law, Don Meissen.
Shirley has been cremated. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. at Bartels, Good Shepherd Chapel in Waverly. Burial of her cremains will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to Shirley’s family and can be sent to Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Attn: Fuerstenberg Family, P.O. Box 215, Waverly, Iowa 50677. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family with arrangements 319-352-1187.