RUTHVEN -- Funeral service for Shirley Krieg of Ruthven is Wednesday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. Concelebrants are the Rev. Clem Currans, the Rev. Tom Geelan and the Rev. Richard Ries.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation for Shirley Krieg will be today, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Parish Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven.
Shirley Jean Krieg, daughter of Earl and Arlene (Heighton) Hoben, was born Dec. 2, 1941 in Emmetsburg. She graduated from Ruthven Community School in 1960.
On Aug. 27, 1960, Shirley was united in marriage to Roger Krieg at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. To this union six children were born.
Shirley was employed as a nurse's aid at the Palo Alto County Hospital and then as the Health Clerk for the Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School for many years before retiring. She was a very active community member, serving as a firewoman on the Ruthven Fire Department. Shirley started the ambulance service in Ruthven and served as the head E.M.T. on the Ruthven Ambulance crew. Shirley was elected mayor of Ruthven in 1998 and served in this capacity until 1999.
Shirley passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Ruthven Community Care Center in Ruthven, at the age of 72. She was preceded in death by her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law; a grandson, Lucas Krieg; brother, Jim Hoben; and a brother-in-law, Frank Baloun.
She is survived by her husband, Roger of Ruthven; her children, Sandi (Tom) Jones of Emmetsburg, Terry (Vickie) Krieg of Spencer , Michelle (John) Arp of Mason City, Jim (Jill) Krieg of Ayrshire, Tony (Kari) Krieg of Ruthven, and Mark (Jennifer) Krieg of Spencer; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Bill (Julie) Hoben of Iowa City; sisters, Sharon Baloun of Lakefield, MN, Ellen Hoben of Ruthven, and Martha (Ken) Dyer of Ruthven; several nieces and nephews.
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