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Shirley Heiden

    Shirley Mae Heiden, age 88 of York, NE, died on Friday, March 15, 2024 in Benedict, NE. She was born on July 30, 1935 to Albert and Nora (Bruggeman) Stuhr in York, NE. Shirley was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Waco, NE and later confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, south of Waco. On September 20, 1959, she was united in marriage to Arthur H. Heiden.

    Shirley’s Lutheran faith remained an essential part throughout her entire life. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in York. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, going to coffee with her friends, and listening to blue glass and polka music. Shirley loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    She is survived by her son Allan (Teresa) Heiden of Benedict, son Joel Heiden of Benedict, daughter Dawn (Harvey) Cool of Grundy Center, Iowa; grandchildren: Alyssa Heiden of Denton, NE, Kaylee (Vinnie) Soucie of Denton, Tiffany Cool of Milford, NE, Stephanie Cool and special friend Austin Jansen of Milford; great grandchildren Kinsley, Kaden, Andrew, Jordin, JR, and Asher; brother-in-law Henry “Dutch” Pankoke of Seward, NE; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Nora, husband Art, sisters Vivian (John) Young and Joyce (Darrell) Aupperle, and sisters-in-law Pearl (John) Chesley, and Myrtle Pankoke.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Friday, March 22, 2024 at Faith Lutheran Church in York with the Reverend Ben Francisco officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, York. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1-8 pm, with family greeting friends from 6-7:30 pm that evening, at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to Faith Lutheran Church or to the family for later designation.

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