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Shirley Hesterberg

Shirley Hesterberg, nee Kurtz, 85, of Waterloo, IL, died May 21, 2020, in Waterloo, IL. She was born December 23, 1934, in Waterloo, IL.
She is survived by her children Michael (Carolyn) Hesterberg, Brett (Barb) Hesterberg, and Nancy (Chris) James; grandchildren Chelsea Hesterberg and Aidan and Ryan James.

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Ray E. Hesterberg and parents Ralph & Lillian J. (nee Bosse) Kurtz.
She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Paul UCC - Waterloo
or American Cancer Society

Private funeral services will be held.

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Dear Horn Family,

Thank you very much for the very kind words of condolences. It gives us great comfort of all the thoughts and remembrances shared. Especially during these times. Thank you.

Michael, Brett and Nancy

Carolyn Hesterberg Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Vern and Lucy,

Your family has always been so wonderful to all of us, especially Shirley. We have been very fortunate to have you all in our lives. Thank you for all of the memories. Warmly, Michael, Carolyn & Chelsea

Carolyn Hesterberg Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you so much for reaching out. It means so much. You were part of our family and a great neighbor. Her cookies were enjoyed by many and we will need to make her recipe a lot to share her joy of making them. Thank you again. Warmly, Michael. Carolyn & Chelsea

Carolyn Hesterberg Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

Shirley was always a delight to visit with at church and a gem to all who knew her. She will be missed...our heartfelt sympathy and love goes out to all of you! Holding you in our thoughts and prayers and sending hugs during this difficult time and the months ahead.
With sympathy from our entire family to yours,
Kathy and Phil, Bradley, Tyler and Julia

Kathy Horn May 26 2020 12:00 AM

Mike, Brett and Nancy, so sorry to hear about your mom. Such a sweet person. I remember playing at your house quietly while your mom slept because she worked the night before. I remember how clean your house was, always! I remember she made really good chocolate chip cookies. I can still hear her voice, talking and laughing in the kitchen while we were in the basement. She will be missed. Please accept my sympathy

Karen Naumann May 24 2020 12:00 AM

We have many many great memories with Shirley and Ray. Vern graduated from Waterloo High School with them in 1952, our families grew up together, Many trips, dinners, parties etc. After Ray left us, we had to really work to get Shirley out, and when she did, she really enjoyed being with her friends.

Vern and Lucy Moehrs May 23 2020 12:00 AM