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Shirley Stevens

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HARTINGTON — Shirley J. Stevens, 93, Hartington, died May 24, 2020, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.

Due to the current healthcare precautions there will be a Private Family Mass of Christian Burial May 28, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. A livestream of the Funeral Mass at can be viewed on or Cedarvision in Hartington. Burial of her cremated remains will be

Burial of her cremated remains will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

Shirley was born May 27, 1926, to Deward and Della (McQuinn) Erickson. She graduated from Hartington High School, Hartington, and St.Vincent’s School of Nursing, Sioux City, Iowa. Shirley married Gerald Stevens Dec. 30, 1948, in Omaha. They were able to celebrate 68 years of marriage before Gerald’s death in 2017. Shirley’s greatest passion in life was her family, whether it was taking care of her parents, being with the McQuinn sisters, or hosting holidays and birthday parties. She loved family, camping at South Shore, spending time in her garden, and was immensely proud of her brother, Bob. In addition to being an active member of the Holy Trinity Parish, Shirley belonged to The Catholic Daughters of America.

Shirley and Gerald had numerous friends in Hartington. They started a couples’ bridge club with Kip and Joan Burney, Clarence and Lenore Hoesing, and Darlene and Don Miller. They played bridge on Sunday nights for over 50 years and the bridge club became like one large family.

Shirley is survived by her children, Chris (Frank) Tudor, Yankton, S.D.; Mary Stumbough, Mesa, Ariz.; and Paul (Charlene), Heartland, Wis.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Robert

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Robert Erickson; and her husband, Gerald.