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Shirley A. Larson

October 4, 1927 October 10, 2018
Shirley A. Larson
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Obituary for Shirley A. Larson

Shirley Larson, age 91, of Story City and formerly of Ellsworth, IA, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, IA.

Shirley Ann Voga was born on October 4, 1927 on a farm outside of Ellsworth, Iowa. She was youngest of nine children born to Ole and Albie (Tyler) Voga.

She was baptized December 4, 1927 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth and confirmed May 24, 1942.

Shirley graduated from Ellsworth High School with the Class of 1945. She attended Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls received her two-year teaching degree in 1947. She taught second grade for one year at McCallsburg, Iowa then taught second grade at Ellsworth, Iowa.

On June 4, 1948 Shirley was united in marriage to Clifton at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth. She continued as substitute teacher after starting their family. She loved reading and was an avid card player. She enjoyed golfing and many years wintering in Texas.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth and involved in many church activities. She was also a member of PEO, Advance Club and Jewell Golf & Country Club.

Death came to Shirley on Wednesday, October 10,2018 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, IA.

Shirley is survived by her children Suzanne (Robert) Barkema of Muscatine, Steven (Pam) Larson of Ellsworth, Cheryl Lenz of Story City and Julie (Dennis) Reinsch of Ames; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law Arling Isvik; two sisters-in-law Flo Larson and Martha Voga; along with many other relatives and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and husband Clifton Larson, son-in-law Blaine Lenz, brothers Don, Russell, Leo, Kermit, Gene and sisters Alda McGonigle, Mildred Johnson and Joyce Clayton.


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Visitation

Saturday

13

Oct

1:00 PM 10/13/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10/13/2018 2:00:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

1629 DeWitt St
Ellsworth, Iowa 50075

Trinity Lutheran Church
1629 DeWitt St Ellsworth 50075 Iowa
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

13

Oct

2:30 PM 10/13/2018 2:30:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

1629 DeWitt St
Ellsworth, Iowa 50075

Trinity Lutheran Church
1629 DeWitt St Ellsworth 50075 Iowa
United States

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Location

Homewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

Ellsworth, Iowa 50075

Ellsworth 50075 Iowa
United States
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