Shirley McCarville, 70

May 20, 1950 —
June 11, 2020
LEROY - Shirley McCarville, age 70, of LeRoy, Minn., died on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at her home.
A private family service will be held. Burial will be held at a later date in Our Lady of Lourdes (Iowa) Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco, Iowa. Due to COVID-19 restrictions masks are recommended and social distancing will be practiced. 
Shirley was born on May 20, 1950, to Dale and Lucille (VanDerHeyden) Kruse in Cresco. She attended and graduated from Crestwood High School and went on to school to receive her associate’s degree. On July 1, 1967, she was united in marriage to Tom Beck at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Chester, Iowa. Together they had five children, LeAnn, Brad, Jody, Marty and Matt. They were later separated. Shirley was married Robert “Bob” McCarville Sr., who passed away on Jan. 26, 2019.
When she was first married to Tom, Shirley ran an upholstery and purse-making business in Lime Springs, Iowa and then moved her business out to their farm. In 1984, she went to work for Sara Lee in New Hampton, Iowa until 2000. After it closed, she went back to school to become a medical transcriptionist. In 2001, she began her new career for Mayo Clinic and retired in 2018. 
Shirley was a very active lady. She was known for not being able to sit still very long. After her retirement, she took a job at Sweet’s Motel in LeRoy to fill her time. She kept a meticulous home, yard, flower beds and garden. She had a bright green thumb and could make anything grow. In her leisure time, Shirley kept her hands busy by crocheting afghans for her family.
She was the type of person to always put others first, mainly when it came to her grandchildren. She supported all their extracurricular activities and made scrapbooks from newspaper clippings. She especially enjoyed following Jake Peter’s baseball games. 
Shirley is survived by her children, LeAnn (John) Slavin, Brad (Ashley) Beck, Jody (Dena Strain) Beck, Marty (Samantha) Beck and Matt Beck; extended family, Lori (Mike) McConnell of Cresco, Robert (special friend Fabricio) McCarville Jr. of Miami, Fla., Lisa Peter of Mason City, Iowa, David McCarville of Dubuque, Iowa, Susan (Roger) Meyer of Decorah, Iowa and Jennifer (Grant) Kellogg of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren, Mattie, Kendel, Gabe and Bryleigh Slavin, Zach (Morgan Martin) Beck, Cody Beck, Brychan, Piper and Kanon Beck; extended grandchildren, Emily (Evan) Freese, Jesse (Kasey Bruns) McConnell, Jacob Peter (Carli Cook), Evan (Shana) Meyer, Elise (Phil) Linn, Payton, Riley and David McCarville and Kiera and Kaine Kellogg; and great-grandchildren, Caleb and Owen Meyer, Aaron Linn, Axel and Crue Freese.
 She is also survived by her siblings, Jerry (Andrea) Kruse of Yuma, Ariz., Ron Kruse of Lime Springs, Mary (Pete) Peterson of Preston, Minn., Maxine (Marc) Stockman of Lime Springs, Dale (Cathy) Kruse Decorah, Gary (Anne) Kruse of Hayfield, Minn., Sharon (Terry) Larson of Lime Springs, Lynn (Karen) Kruse of Cedar Rapids and Gail (Jim) Ludens of St. Charles, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard Kruse; and son-in-law Win Peter.
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