Shirley Jurgens

Graveside Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Curtis Cemetery
818 Center Avenue
Curtis, Nebraska, United States

Obituary of Shirley Carolyn Jurgens

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Shirley Carolyn Zink Jurgens Shirley was born in Medford, Massachusetts, on October 13, 1925, and passed peacefully on April 24, 2024. She attended elementary school through the sixth grade in Akron, Ohio, moving to Altadena, California where she completed high school, followed by Pasadena City College. Shirley later married Bill Whipple and together they moved to Yuma, Arizona. The following year, William Donald Whipple, Jr. was born, followed three years later by Robert Case Whipple (sadly passing away six months later). Shirley moved back to Pasadena, California and worked for Avon in the accounting office for twenty- one years. lt was during this time that she met "the love of her life" Chris Jurgens. They married and moved back to his hometown of Curtis, Nebraska. Shirley worked for Curtis State Bank becoming a board member. She also served as a board member for the local convalescent hospital. Upon retirement Shirley and Chris moved to North Platte, Nebraska, to be closer to medical care and hospitals. In 2010, after Chris had passed, Shirley moved west to California to be closer to her family in Lakeport. Shirley is predeceased by her husband, Chris; parents, Clare and Dorothy (Dott) Zink; brother, Sarge Zink; brother-in-laws, Porge (Betty) and Glen (Beverly); sister in law, Frances (Marvin) Greenwood and their family; and daughter in law, Sheryl Whipple. Shirley has always been embraced by her loving family. She is survived by her son, Bill Whipple, Jr.; grandson, Robert (Amy) Whipple; granddaughter, Melody (Justin) Cecil; great grandchildren, Ryan, Ashley, Jenna and Joshua; great-great grandchildren, Rauri, Cliodhna, Gary and Carolyn Wirth and their family. A family Memorial Service will be held at Curtis Cemetery in Curtis, Nebraska on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 11:00 AM.
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