Shirley Mines, age 68, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at her home in Yankton after several battles with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Scott Traynor officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, July 3, 2017 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton with a vigil service and rosary at 7:00 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Pallbearers are Marvin Steffen, Marlin VanSlyke, Marv Hochstein, Ed Kleinschmidt, Terry Pinkelman, and Jerry Uhing. Honorary pallbearers are Irma Arens, Marilyn Steffen, Gloria Becker, Dot Schaefer, Pat Vanslyke, Mick Hochstein, Joy Wiesler, Donna Mellem, Donette Parish, Cleo Reiff, Cheryl Pinkelman, and Patty Schoenfelder.
Shirley Mines was born August 4, 1948, on the farm near Constance, Nebraska, to Ed and Cecelia (Eidenshink) Hegge. She grew up on the farm and attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Constance and graduated from Crofton High School in 1966. She married Dennis Mines on August 26, 1967 in Constance and moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she began working at Western Electric. While working at Western Electric, Shirley was crowned Miss Weoma XVI in 1973. Shirley and Dennis moved to Crofton, Nebraska in 1974 and started Mines Amusement Company. Shirley ran the Depot Arcade in the Yankton Mall from 1981 until 1991 and received the Outstanding Business Woman award in 1982. She started working at the Adjustment Training Center in Yankton and in 2001 began working on her own as a job specialist, helping special needs individuals find employment.
Shirley was a cancer survivor for 18 years. In 2002 she had a bone marrow transplant and her brother Marv was the donor. In 2016 she was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Shirley is truly a cancer survivor she battled many rough days and her family couldn't be more proud of her!
Shirley was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton and was active in Big Friend Little Friend as well as Relay for Life. She loved her flowers, shopping, traveling, boating and baking cookies but she especially loved her granddaughters. She enjoyed spending time with her walking buddies as well as her wine buddies. Shirley had a big heart and a huge soft spot for people with special needs and never judged anyone. She always gave people a chance and truly had a gift for helping others. Shirley lived her life by the values her mother taught her, her mother was her hero and role model!
Survivors include her two children: Scott (Rhonda) Mines of Yankton and Jodi (Chad) Ogstad of Yankton; six granddaughters: Ashley (Jose) Alarcon, Alyssa Ogstad, Maddie, Haley, Holly, and Ivy Mines; two great granddaughters, Sofia and Isabella Alarcon; special friend, Dick Hunhoff of Yankton; brother, Marv (Alice) Hegge of Crofton, Nebraska; three brothers-in-law, Bob Mines of Crofton; Martin (Alice) Mines of Los Angeles, California; and John (Mavis) Mines of Norfolk, Nebraska; five sisters-in-law, Rose Haas of Omaha, Nebraska; Rita (Rao) Boppana of Los Angeles; Muriel (Ed) Krone of Sioux City, Iowa; Jackie (Randy Willis) Mines of Minneapolis, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews; and her very loyal dog, Princess Mia Mines.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dennis Mines on October 18, 2007; two brothers, Dennis and Kenny Hegge; sister, Janice Wortmann; and brother-in-law, Don Mines.
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You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Shirley. She was such a gracious fighter and will be deeply missed. May she be at peace and may God bless you with the grace and strength to deal with the grief.
Prayers for her and her family. Grateful for having shared in her life at Constance and St. Benedicts, to be a wonderful wife and mother and friend to so many. Rest in the Arms of God.
I extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Shirley. She was a great lady, and I will remember all of you in my prayers.
Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
I am so sorry to the family for your loss of Shirley. I met her way back in the mall days when we worked across the hall from each other. She was always happy and cheerful, never a negative thought. I would run into her over the years and always the same smile met me. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Sending thoughts & prayers to each of you at this most difficult time. May you comforted by all of your wonderful memories of a very wonderful person! She will be deeply missed! With deepest sympathy.
Sincerely, Shar Peterson
This very special, caring and focused lady was a an example of courage. Her family, accomplishments and loyalty are tribute to a remarkable life. She and her family are much in our prayers.
Ted and Susie Hillman
Dear Family, I was always glad to run into Shirley in the grocery store, at the mall or even at the gas station. It didn't matter where, she always knew me, always had the prettiest smile and would ask how my family was doing. She always made time. What a special lady and I will miss her friendly, happy smile. She is now smiling down on everyone and enjoying the best reunion ever with Dennis and her Mom and Dad. God Bless each and everyone of you and wrap his arms around you and comfort you. God bless.
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