Shirley A. Hruska
June 22, 1936 ~ May 12, 2009
Shirley A. Hruska, age 72, of New Hampton, IA died on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Tripoli Nursing Home in Tripoli, IA. Shirley Ann Schoeben was born on June 22, 1936 to George and Edwina (Franzen) Schoeben on the family farm northwest of New Hampton. Shirley attended school in New Hampton and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1955. She was married and farmed north of Lawler for 32 years. Shirley worked for Hollys Sweet Shop in New Hampton and was also employed at A&P Egg Plant in New Hampton. She later worked for Frank Kraft at Fairview for several years. Shirley did housekeeping and elderly care. She enjoyed working at the Little House of Bargains and volunteering her time at the Treasure Chest. Shirley enjoyed crafts, sewing, reading, cooking, garage sales, her children, grandchildren, and especially her great grandson Gabe. She was a member of the Red Hat Club in New Hampton and the Kountry Kitchen Klub for 46 years. Shirley is survived by her four children, Steve Hruska of Lawler, IA, T.T. Schmidt of Tripoli, IA, Bill (Gladys) Hruska of Lawler, IA, and R.J. (Deb) Hruska of Shakopee, MN; three grandchildren Anthony Lechtenberg of Corrallto, TX, Bill Hruska Jr. of Plainfield, IA, and Brian Hruska of Lawler, IA; one step grandson Justin; one great grandson Gabriel. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with Steve Hruska, Bill Hruska, T.T. Schmidt, R.J. Hruska, Bill Hruska Jr., and Brian Hruska serving as casket bearers. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton with a scriptural wake service at 5:00 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Service: Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 am on Friday, May 15, 2009 at Holy Family Parish- St. Josephs Catholic Church, in New Hampton, IA with Msgr. Carl Schmitt as celebrant.