In Memory of

Shirley D. Roese

February 28, 1934 - January 19, 2021
From: Marcus, IA

Shirley D. Roese, the daughter of Orville and Lillian (Andrews) Hinrichs, was born on February 28, 1934, in Pomeroy, IA. She was baptized and confirmed at Mission Covenant Church in Pomeroy. Her childhood years were spent on the farm where she attended country school through 8th grade. She then attended and graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1952. After high school, she attended and graduated from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

 On December 27, 1956, Shirley was united in marriage to Gordon Roese in Pomeroy. She taught school in Peterson, IA, Manson, IA, and Marcus, IA, where she remained until her retirement.

 Shirley was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus, IA. She enjoyed volunteering and helping with the church guilds. She enjoyed playing golf, playing cards, and quilting. She also liked spending time with Gordon in Arizona during the cold winter months. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Lillian Hinrichs; and one brother, Lee Hinrichs.

 She will lovingly be remembered by her husband, Gordon Roese of Marcus, IA; three sons, Tom (Joy) Roese of Fort Worth, TX, Joel (Gina) Roese of Lindale, TX, and Jon (Barb) Roese of Prior Lake, MN; she is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives, and friends.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The family will have a public memorial service at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus, IA, later in the spring.
Marcus Amherst Cemetery
Marcus, Iowa


Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 3:19 PM
“So sorry to hear about Shirley. Ron says Shirley was so easy to talk to with such a warm personality. ”
- Ron& Loretta Roese
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:34 AM
“Shirley's sense of humor and sweetness I will truly miss! Her and Gordie such a cool couple!!! May she rest in peace! ”
- Denise Hanson
Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:32 AM
“Gordon, Jon, Tom and Joel --

We are very sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. I have such fond memories of growing up with you all as neighbors and of Shirley being a neighborhood mom and such a good friend to my mom.

She and you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

What a wonderful lady she was!

Robb Horstman”
- Robb and Liz Horstman
Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:32 AM
“Uncle Gordie, Tom, Joel and John,
Our hearts go out to you and your families. Aunt Shirley was a vibrant and loving person and we will always remember her so.

With our deepest sympathies,
Jeff, Gillian and Alex ”
- Jeff Hinrichs
Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:32 AM
“Gordon and Family, our deepest sympathies to all of you. Shirley will be deeply missed by all who knew her! She had such a beautiful personality. When Faith Lutheran and St. Paul Lutheran started sharing services, she was so welcoming at Faith! I will always remember her as a kind and loving person! May God comfort you all with her beautiful memories!”
- Steve and Carolyn Niehus
Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:32 AM
“Mr Roese, Sorry to see that you have lost Shirley. She was always so welcoming when I would come visit and sing in the choir. You and your family will be in my prayers”
- Linda (Ferrin) Lair
Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:55 PM
“Gordon and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Shirley was such a wonderful friend to my mom. I am imagining them drinking coffee together already. You are all in our prayers at this difficult time. May she rest in peace 🙏”
- Joanne Haines Konz
Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:55 PM
“Gordon and Boys ~ Gosh, so many fun childhood memories of Shirley as I was growing up. She was truly a part of my life through church and being a classmate of Tom's. God's Peace as you mourn her loss, talk about fun and fond memories, and celebrate her life well-lived. Sending my sympathy wrapped with lots of love for each of you. ”
- Valerie Slagter Eickholt
Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:55 PM
“Gordon & family, so very sorry to hear of your loss of Shirley. I have many fond memories of your teaching generations of Marcus kids, our many shared life memories of the Faith Lutheran family and great friendship with mom, dad and our family. May you find peace & comfort with your loving memories of your beautiful wife, mother & amazing person. ❤ ”
- Kathy Pallesen-Walta
Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:55 PM
“I remember Shirley fondly from Faith Lutheran. She will be missed by many! Our sympathies to Gordon and the boys. ”
- Dawn Jaminet
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 12:53 PM
“For Gordon and the boys- so sorry for your loss of Shirley. She was such a fantastic person, wife and mother. I remember all the great times our families spent together and even babysitting for the boys. You are all in my prayers. Pat Stowater Evans”
- Pat Stowater Evans
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 12:53 PM
“Gordon and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in each other and all the beautiful memories you have of Shirley. Shirley will be greatly missed by so many. She was so considerate, kind and friendly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Heaven has gained a true angel. ”
- JT & Angela Sanow and family
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 12:53 PM
“So sorry for the loss of Aunt Shirley! She will be missed by so many. We are thinking of you all and sending our prayers. We Love You All Brad & Judy Hinrichs ”
- Judy Hinrichs
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