Shirley Matt, 89
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May 29, 1927
May 3, 2017
CRESCO - Shirley May (Ernst) Matt, age 89 of Cresco, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Hawkeye Care Center in Cresco, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco, as well as one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in New Oregon Cemetery in rural Cresco.Shirley was born on May 29, 1927 on a farm in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Charles and Helena (Bergmann) Ernst. She attended country school in Winneshiek County. She married LeRoy “Bud” Matt on Nov. 21, 1945 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco. They farmed in the Cresco area and moved to Cresco in 1965. Shirley helped her husband operate the bowling alley before working at Howard-Winneshiek School District for 29 years from which she retired.
She enjoyed going to the casino, playing cards and spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Shirley is survived by four children, Dick (Jane) of Windsor, Colo., Dean (Rosie) of Cresco, Deanna (Larry) Stevenson of Decorah, Iowa and Steve (Connie) of Cresco; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren with another due in June; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers; a sister and a brother in infancy; and one great-granddaughter.