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Shirley Heiting

December 15, 1930 — August 27, 2023

Hay Springs



Shirley Ann Heiting, age 92, went to be with her Lord on August 27, 2023. She was born at Beaver Valley farmhouse on December 15, 1930, to George and Marie Serbousek. She went to Beaver Valley school and graduated from Hay Springs High School. She then traveled to Omaha for one year of nursing school.

Shirley was united in marriage to Donald Heiting on September 30, 1949. To this union, five children were born, Pam, Deb, Wendy, Brett and Brad. Don and Shirley lived and raised their family on a farm south of Hay Springs. They celebrated their 60th anniversary and we’re happily married until Don‘s passing. Family was important to Shirley. She never missed kids’ concerts or games. The same went for grandkids and great grandkids.

Shirley always stayed busy. She was very involved with church and lived her faith in word and action as she shared life with family, neighbors and friends. Having quite the green thumb, she grew lovely flowers and gardens. She was an accomplished seamstress who sewed beautiful clothes for her daughters and later created many quilting projects. She enjoyed her card clubs and was always ready for a game of cribbage or bridge.

 Shirley is survived by her five children Pam (Don) Kalmbach of Austin, Texas, Deb (Lee) Rubuttom of Gering, Nebraska, Wendy (Marty) Jensen of Douglas, Wyoming, Brett (Marlene) Heiting and Brad (Susan) Heiting both of Hay Springs; 15 grand children, Kristi, Kerri, Troy Scott, Clint, Todd, Eric, Tricia, Greg, Corey, Tony, Kelly, Lindsey, Katie and Whitney; 32 great-grandchildren, and sister Marilyn Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband Don, parents, and brother Robert.

Shirley will be missed by her loving family and many friends.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 16 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hay Springs at 2 PM with coffee following. Chamberlin-Drabbels Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials have been made to the Zion Lutheran Church or the Hay Springs youth baseball/softball.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley Heiting, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

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