Shirley was born Oct. 20, 1936, at Kingsley, the daughter of Nick and Velma (Trout) Barthole. Shirley was raised in the Kingsley area and attended school in Correctionville graduating in 1955.
On Nov. 21, 1959, she married William Heidesch at Kingsley. They farmed near Remsen until 1987 when they moved into Remsen because of health reasons for Bill. Bill died March 16, 1998.
Shirley moved into Plymouth Manor in 2011 where she met many special nurses, assistants and friends.
Shirley was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, church guild and Catholic Order of Foresters.
Survivors include her four daughters, Sue (Dick) Sievers, of Remsen, Cindy Crosbie, of Burnsville, Minn., Sherry (Bob) Kinney, of Alton, and Shelly Heidesch of Remsen; nine grandchildren, Erica (Josh) Pepper, Emily (Chris) Garcia, Dane Sievers, Dustin Sievers and special friend Jodi Langel, Ben and Nicholas Meacham, Ashley (Scott) Kinney-Bortscheller, Abbey and Zach Kinney; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat (Jim) Woods, and Peggy (Art) Poeckes, both of Le Mars; five sisters-in-law, Janice Barthole, of Sioux City, Phyllis (John) Ungs, of Dubuque, Holly Nolan, of Omaha, Neb., Mary (Gordon) Grieve, of Sioux City, Rosie (Gary) Grage, of Kingsley; one brother-in-law, Lyle (Ethel) Heidesch, of Remsen; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jerry Barthole, brother-in-law, Jim Nolan, and two nieces, Gwen Grage and Diane Hemmelman.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Thursday. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., followed by Catholic Order of Foresters, all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Casket bearers will be her grandsons and nephew Joe Barthole. Honorary bearers will be her granddaughters.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.