Shirley Techen

Funeral Services for Shirley Techen, age 85 of Rural Sheldon, who passed away at home on Sunday, October 1, 2023, will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hull, IA.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Monday evening, October 9, 2023 at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George, which is in charge of the arrangements for Shirley Techen.

Shirley Lavonne (Dagel) Techen was born on December 11, 1937 in Lyon County Iowa to parents Jim and Bertha Dagel.  She grew up and attended country school near Ashton and was a 1956 graduate of Ashton High School.

Shirley was united in marriage to Eldon Albert Techen on June 6, 1956 at the Ashton Presbyterian Church.  The newly wedded couple made their home on a small acreage near Matlock. In 1964 they moved to the current farm site where Shirley passed away.

She enjoyed tending to the dairy cattle and her flower gardens. Shirley loved spending time with her family including her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan (Vernon) Van Tilburg of Doon; a son Jeffrey (Luella) Techen of Ashton; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a sister Jan Schilling of Little Rock and two sisters-in-law Elaine Sohl and Marlene Techen.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Bertha, her parents in law Arlie and Ella Techen, her sister Marlene Stevens, brothers in law Ken Schilling, Dick Stevens, Al and Arlene Sohl, Ken Sohl, Arnold Techen, Ruben and Louise Winter, and three nephews Douglas Techen, Rodney Winter and Kevin Sohl.