SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Shirley Jean Haahr, 80, Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Hartington, died Jan. 23, 2019, at the Pioneer Valley Living and Rehabilitation Center, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.
Visitation was Sunday at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, and continued Monday, one hour prior to services.
Funeral services were Jan. 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hartington, with the Rev. Amanda Talley officiating.
Burial was at the Hartington City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Marcus Fischer, Andy Evans, Kevin Lammers, John Curry, George Haahr and Peyton Haahr.
Shirley Jean Haahr was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Hartington, 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, Blair, with an education degree. She began teaching second grade in 1960 at Harney Elementary in South Sioux City, and retired in May 2002, after 42 years.
Shirley was a former member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa, and current member of First Lutheran Church, Sioux City; 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, Nebraska State Education Association, National Education Association, and a life member of the Sioux City Senior Center.
Shirley is survived by one sister, LaVerne Evans, Hartington; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and 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; and 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.