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Shirley Ann Ulmer

October 22, 1937 — August 22, 2021

Shirley Ann (Wingrove) Ulmer was born on October 22, 1937 to the late Nelson and Inez (Malone) Wingrove in Dow City, Iowa. After graduating from Dow City Community School, she babysat until going to Omaha, Nebraska where she was employed from 1956 to 1964.

On May 10, 1964, Shirley was united in marriage to Max Ulmer. They made their home in Arion, Iowa. To this union, Shirley had one daughter: Susan and she helped raise Max's two children: Melinda and Steven. She was a homemaker and raised golden retrievers for 32 years.

Shirley loved to counter cross stitch, can fruit and vegetables and attending auctions. She also enjoyed mowing grass for exercise, shopping, meeting friends at McDonalds to play cards and visiting with friends and relatives.

Shirley passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital attaining the age of eighty-three years and ten months. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Max Ulmer and sister: Karen Cross.

Left to cherish her memory, her two daughters: Susan Pottebaum (Jim Lacey) of Dow City and Melinda and her husband Pat Curnyn of Kansas City, Missouri; one son: Steve Ulmer and his wife Lisa of Arion; five granddaughters: Shayna, Michaela (Carl Swartz) and Mariah Curnyn, all of Kansas City, Missouri, Kelsey and her husband Clark Brasel of Muncie, Indiana and Kortney and her husband Lance Test of Omaha, Nebraska; great-grandchildren: Lydia and Patrick Swartz of Kansas City, Missouri, Madeleine Wood of Kansas City, Missouri, Lucas and William Brasel of Muncie, Indiana and Grant and Braxton Test of Omaha, Nebraska; other relatives and friends.

Visitation is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Graveside Service is 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in the Dow City Cemetery in Dow City. Memorials may be directed to Crawford County Hospice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home - Denison

1437 Broadway, Denison, IA 51442

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Graveside Service

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Dow City Cemetery

, Dow City, IA 51528

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