Shirley Lueschow, 84
Thu, 01/21/2021 - 9:37am admin
May 14, 1936 —
Jan. 18, 2021
CRESCO - Shirley Viola Lueschow, age 84, of Cresco, Iowa, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.
Private family services will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco with burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life in honor of Shirley will be held at a later date when everyone can gather safely. Lindstrom Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Shirley was the oldest of five children born on May 14, 1936 to Arnold and Viola Bauman. She attended school in the Edgar, Wis. area. On April 30, 1955 She was united in marriage to Kenneth A. Lueschow at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Edgar. To this union, five children were born.
For many years they milked cows on their dairy farm in Wisconsin. In 1965 they moved to Cresco where they owned and operated the Cresco Egg Market and soon after started Lueschow Trucking. Shirley drove truck and also worked for Stapelkamp Oil. In her later years, she worked at Northern Engraving in Spring Grove, Minn., until her retirement.
During retirement, Shirley found time for many hobbies and loved to craft. She had an amazing green thumb and enjoyed flowers. But most of all, she cherished her time with her family, including her grandchildren.
Survivors include Shirley’s children, Kenneth W. Jr. (Wendy) of Cresco, Kay S. (Dale) Praska of Gillette, Wyo., Kelvin H. (Jodi) of Cresco and Karla J. (Steven) Baumler of Waucoma, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Roxanne Lueschow of Decorah, Iowa; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Merlin (Sharon) Bauman of Mesa, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Viola and Arnold Bauman; father and mother in-law, Arthur and Emmy Lueschow; her husband, Kenneth A. Lueschow Sr.; a son, Kent G. Lueschow; siblings, Gerald Bauman, Ardel Bauman and Lois Thompson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Caroline (Herbert) Passehl, and James (Dorothy) Lueschow; and nephews, Dennis Lueschow and Stephen Thompson.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to the Evans Memorial Home or Howard County Hospice in memory of Shirley.