Shirley Monroe, Postville, Iowa, May 13, 2019

Shirley Margaret Monroe, 96, of Postville, Iowa died Monday, May 13, 2019 at Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, Iowa.  Shirley was born February 11, 1923 to John and Lena (Harnack) Sebastian in Postville, Iowa.  She was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Postville. Shirley graduated from West Grove School in Postville, Iowa.

Shirley was united in marriage with Alvin Monroe on September 9, 1943. Two daughters were born to this union. Shirley worked as a Book Keeper at Alvin’s business. She was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Postville and enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting, painting pictures, camping, baking and gardening. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Shirley always had a bright smile for everyone.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Schulte; three grandchildren, Reggie Schulte, Charlene (Ruben) Ignacio and Carsey Schulte, all of Waukon, Iowa; and six great- grandchildren, Makenzie, Chloe, Landan, Michael, Colton and Aria.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Monroe on October 26, 1978; daughter, Carolyn Shavey; her parents, John and Lena Sebastian; a brother-in-infancy; a brother, Victor Sebastian; and a son-in-law, Michael Schulte.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Postville, Iowa with Pastor Karen Schutte as the officiant.

Burial will be held at Postville Cemetery, Postville, Iowa.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.

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