Shirley Ann Rierson was born July 30, 1931, to Selmar and Alice (Wells) Rierson of Fort Dodge. She grew up in Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1949. On Oct. 19, 1952, she married Kenneth C. Keigan in Webster City.
The couple resided in several Iowa communities throughout their married life, including Le Mars, Webster City, Williamsburg, Boone and most recently State Center. Shirley had a large family, and that's what she enjoyed most. You could often find her on her front porch surrounded by her lovely flowers, with her cat, reading a book, and enjoying a nice cup of tea.
Survivors include her husband Kenneth; sons, Mike (Kathy) of Knoxville, Tenn., Gary (Becky) of Fort Collins, Colo., David of State Center, Jim (Sherri) of Story City, Tim (Tammy) Keigan of State Center; daughters, Pam (Robert) Mack of Fairfield, Susan (Quintin) Gerard of Eldridge, Stephanie (Roger) Singer of Golden, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Denny Ryerson of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, LaVonne Schaeffer of Tempe Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Jerry Schaeffer.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Petri Lutheran Church in Story City. Burial will follow in the Cass Township Cemetery northeast of Webster City. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the St. Petri Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with the Foster Funeral & Cremation Center in Webster City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to The Ericson Public Library in Boone, or the American Diabetes Association.
You may write a personal tribute for the Keigan family at www.fosterfuneralandcremation.com.