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.
I am so sorry to hear about Shirley. She always had such good ideas to pass along. She would come in the cleaners and tell me what bargain she had just found and how she would accessorize it. I just loved talking to her, she was so full of ideas. I will miss her!
Gladys and family..My sympathy to you all.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. Shirley will be sadly missed.
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL FAMILY MEMBERS AT THIS TIME .GOD BLESS YOU ALL
DAVE AND MARGE MAYO
1080 KELLY DR.
NASHVILLE ,NORTH CAROLINA
T.T. So sorry to hear about your Mom! I would see her from time to time and she always called me by my name (not many do lol) She always had cheerful news to tell. You and your family will be in my prayers She will be sadly missed
We love you honey.
What am I going to do on Saturdays, without my friend? We took care of a lot of world problems, and decorated a lot of peoples house all in one day!!! Will miss her so much!!
Bill Hruska Family
I’m sorry to hear the loss of your Mother, may she rest in peace now. Her memory will always stay with you and your loved ones! A classmate of yours, take care–
Dear Bill, Gladys, TT and family,
We are saddened by your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy. God bless you at this very sad time.
GLADYS AND FAMILY,
I JUST WANT TO EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOU AT THIS SAD TIME.
DEATH LEAVES A HEARTACHE NO ONE CAN HEAL.
LOVE LEAVES A MEMEORY NO ONE CAN STEAL.
SHIRLEY ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE WHEN EVER YOU RAN INTO HER.
WHAT A SPECIAL MOM YOU HAD.
TAKE CARE : FRIENDS ALWAYS KAREN
Gladys, Bill & family, So sorry to hear about Shirley. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your memories will always be in your hearts. My deepest sympathy, Sheila Schwickerath
I am so glad that I was able to visit with Shirley and Teresa last summer.I have a friend of Shirley’s since we were eleven years old. Live so far apart but never forgot each other.
She is now in a better place and still will never be forgotten. I am so glad that we such good friends.
Thank you all for the many memories.
I am sorry to hear that your Mom passed away.
I usually stop into the Little House of Bargains when I come back to New Hampton and your Mom was almost alway in there. She was such good help, friendly and kind.
She will be sadly missed.
Cyndy and Bob Weiglein
Shirley was a classmate in the class of 55. A time to be born, a time to die. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed visiting with your Mom and the horn toots going by our house on her way to Tripoli. Cherish your memories and thank God for the years you were blessed to share with her. Sharon Babcock
I am sorry to hear about your mom. Its very hard to lose someone you love.
Bill, Gladys & family
So sorry to hear about your mom. I’m sure she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Rick & Donna Schmudlach
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom– you are all in my thoughts and prayers….Take care and God bless
Staci (Mai) Dahl
Steve, Bill, Gladys & family, You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. Shirley was a wonderful and caring lady. Loved visiting with her when in Little House of Bargains. She will be missed by many. Hold your memories and they will get you through the many difficult days ahead.
The Family of Shirley A.Hruska ! In the lose of your Mother,Mother-In-Law,3 Grandchildren, Relatives,& An all who knew her. We have very wonderful thoughts, are prays are with you all.Are Deepist Sympathy,prays,thoughts of your love one,Special menories,treasure, pictures, moments you all shared together.Shirley A, Hruska didn’ leave us. God took Shirley to be in heaven,&watching over ever one for ever
God bless you Shirly A. Hruska,& God watch over Shirley A. Hruska.,To all in the family are hearts are with you all !I we fell for each one of you all!
To The Family of Shirley A. Hruska, We all had alots of special moments together no one can ever take all are special times we spend together plus I watched R. J. who was super person to babyset for.To allThe Hruska Family each one of us all shared so very much together Plus we went to relion class together,school together Steve,& I(Alice) We were in the same years together The Class of 1973 together on Sunday,May 22th 1973, we were all together During going to school, Your Mother was an very Wonderfull person,We share so much with your mother, Are prays.thoughts are with you all, Special moments we share with each one of us,We are here for you all if we can help in any way Please be sure to let us know! Your Mother is in heaven watching over all of us for ever she didn’ leave us but God took Shirley to be in heaven.For God only takes the best to be in heaven with God Shirley is watching each on of us all she is in each ones life for every. We all are with Shirley for she is in each ones heart for ever. Until we meet again in heaven.
Bill, Gladys, and family,
So sorry to read about your mother in the paper. You have our deepest sympathy. Prayers, Jeff and Pat (Scholbrock) Sommerlot, Marshalltown, Iowa
I was so very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. I had never paid much attention to her last name until I read the obituary. I knew her from volunteering in Tripoli. Also as an unusual twist…my birthname is Hruska. My biological father was Harold Hruska. I was adopted when I was young and I wonder if the possibility is there that we may be related. I know nothing of my father’s family, and was never sure of where to start to look.
Shirley was very sweet and will be remembered fondly.
You have our deepest sympathy
To Shirley’s Family, I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Shirleys recent death. She was always a vibrant woman, full of energy and fun – we certainly enjoyed having her along on Silver Advantage trips through the hospital. Her volunteer work at the Little House of Bargains was a gift to our community. Thank you for the privilege of knowing her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Francie Crawford, MMC-NH