Shirley Jean Haahr, age 80 of Sioux City, Iowa and formerly of Hartington, Nebraska died on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Pioneer Valley Living and Rehabilitation Center in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.
Funeral services will be on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington. Burial at the Hartington City Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington and one hour prior to services Monday at church.
Shirley Jean Haahr was born on January 26, 1938 in Hartington, Nebraska to Andrew P. and Jennie (Jensen) Haahr. She grew up in the Hartington area and attended grade school at Northwest Star District 19. Shirley graduated from Hartington High School in 1956 and then graduated from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska with an Education Degree. She began teaching 2nd Grade in 1960 at Harney Elementary in South Sioux City, Nebraska and retired in May of 2002 after 42 years.
Shirley was a former member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sioux City and current member of First Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa; the Ruth Bible Study Group, and also the W.E.L.C.A (Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America). She was a life member of the Hartington V.F.W. Auxiliary Post #5283, NSEA (Nebraska State Education Association), NEA (National Education Association), and a life member of the Sioux City Senior Center.
Shirley is survived by one sister, LaVerne Evans of Hartington; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew & Jennie Haahr; four brothers and spouses Wendell (Annabelle) Haahr, Theodore (Dolores) Haahr, Richard Haahr, infant Andrew Haahr, sister Dorothy (Howard) Curry; brother-in-law Merlin Evans; niece Laura Ann Estep.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the First Lutheran Church 3939 Cheyenne Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104, Trinity Lutheran Church POB 156 Hartington, NE 68739, or the charity of your choice.
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I will surely miss those cards and letters you (we) have been sending over the years. You are in a far better place now and we can all take solace in that knowledge. Somehow the 23rd Psalm comes to mind. LOVE
I was saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. I taught second grade with Shirley for several years at Harney in South Sioux. I have fond memories of our time together there. I can still hear her voice and laughter. I will never forget her.
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