Shirley Iverson, 91, of Spring Valley

Shirley E. Iverson, 91, of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Spring Valley Living. 

Shirley Eleanor Freiheit was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Wykoff to Arlow and Esther (Hazelbush) Freiheit. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Iverson, Sr., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff on June 25, 1944.

She candled eggs for Stier Produce in Grand Meadow, worked for Seneca Foods in Rochester, and worked as a housewife raising her children and helping on the farm. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, music, dancing and spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed dancing with her husband to the song “Crystal Chandelier” by Charley Pride.

She was a member of the Spring Valley American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church Circle. 

She is survived by her children, Ronda Fecht of Waterloo, Iowa, Kenneth (Marie) Iverson, Jr., of Waterloo, Twila (Roger) Wiersma of Spring Valley and Kevin (Donna) Iverson of Spring Valley; a brother, Wendell (Maggie) Freiheit of Spring Valley; sisters-in-law, Audrey (Fritz) Olson of Kasson and Marcella (Bob) Wiese of St. Cloud; a brother-in-law, Ronnie (Karen) Iverson of Santa Maria, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; a brother, a sister, a great-grandson, and a great-great-grandson. 

Funeral services were held on Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Kay Wold officiating. Burial was at the Midway-Martin Luther Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.

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