In memory of

Shirley Higgins

February 25, 1936 - October 8, 2021
From: Sac City, IA
Shirley Higgins

Shirley Higgins

Born: February 25, 1936
Died: October 8, 2021
Age: 85
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   Shirley Higgins, age 85 of Sac City, IA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City.
   Shirley Ann Bundt was born on February 25, 1936, to parents Earl and Edna (Polzien) Bundt in Wall Lake, IA. She and her family were members of Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake where she was baptized as an infant on March 29, 1936, and on April 15, 1945, at the age of nine, she publicly confessed her faith and was confirmed. Shirley and her brother, Lyle, were raised in Wall Lake where they both attended school. Shirley graduated from Wall Lake High School with the class of 1953.
   On December 20, 1953, Shirley was united in marriage to Robert Gene Higgins at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. Bob and Shirley lived in Fort Bragg, North Carolina for three years while Bob served in the United States Army and then moved to Sac City. This union was blessed with four children: Sandy, Richard, Susan, and Leann. They raised their family in Sac City where Shirley worked as a secretary at Farm Service before retiring in 1996.
   Shirley was such a fun gal and if you knew her, you loved her. She loved to go shopping with family and friends and was ALWAYS up for a trip to the casino. She traveled to many places including trips with the Friendship Club. Shirley always stayed busy out and about in the community.
   Her family meant the world to her. Having tea parties and playing slap-jack with her grandchildren brought her such great joy. She made so many great memories with them that they will forever hold dear in their hearts. She was a great cook and loved to bake. It made her heart happy to be able to cook for others, as she enjoyed entertaining both family and friends.
   Shirley’s faith was very important to her. In fact, it was her deep faith that carried her through losing three of her children. Psalm 147:3 says: He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. To have faith in these words, can only help one suffering such grief. The love a mother has for her children is like no other love and it ONLY falls second to the love God has for each and every one of us. Rest assured as she was welcomed into God’s loving arms, that Sandy, Richard, and Susan were right there beside Him, awaiting her arrival. May she rest eternally in His beautiful paradise.
   Left to cherish Shirley’s memory include her husband Bob Higgins of Sac City, IA; daughter Leann (Kevin) Petersen of Greenville, MI; grandchildren: Amber (Kevin) Christ, Mike Auen, Kristi Terpstra, Erica (Kyle) Janes, Tanner Morris, Alec Petersen, Britney (Jacob) Hardin, Brandi Blum, Nikki Blum, and Stephanie Blum; great-grandchildren: Jordan, Jaelyn, and Jenna Degner, Jackson Christ, Jude and Crew Janes, Emma and Paityn Hardin, Cooper, Carson, and Malia Auen, Drake and Aryana Terpstra, and George Davis; brother Lyle (Jane) Bundt of Breda, IA; many other extended family members and friends.
   Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Edna Bundt; children Sandy Courter, Susan Blum, and Richard Higgins; grandson Brandon Blum; and mother-in-law Sylvia Tebben.
Tribute Video
Memorial Service
11:00 a.m., Friday
October 15, 2021
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Cory Kroonblawd
9:30-11:00 a.m., Friday
October 15, 2021
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
Private Interment
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:57 AM
“Our heartfelt condolences to the Higgins family. Shirley was a valued friend and employee at Farm Service when Dad (Dean) and I worked there. We sincerely appreciated and enjoyed her many dedicated years there. Dick and Peggy Schaefer”
- Dick Schaefer
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:57 AM
“Thoughts and prayers for Shirley and all her family. We had many good times together and she would always be smiling and give me a hug whenever we were together. ”
- Cindy Williams
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:57 AM
“So Sorry for your loss. Shirley will be missed by Many. Shirley always comforted me when talking to her and had a gift of believing in the Lord. I will miss her smile and friendly conversations. May God Guide All through this journey. Sending Prayers to ALL.”
- Rebecca Peters
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:57 AM
“Very sorry for your loss, I have many good memories of Shirley when we worked together at FS. ”
- Scott Anderson
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 1:28 PM
“Condolences to the Higgins family. Shirley was one special person to work with at FS. Always enjoyed her. Prayers for her. ”
- Ned Lenhart
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 9:24 AM
“So very sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Such a nice lady. I truly enjoyed working with Shirley at FS. Prayers of sympathy to all.”
- Cheryl DeMan
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“Sorry to hear about Shirley. Prayers to the family at this difficult time.”
- Deb Palen
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 3:46 PM
“So sorry to hear about Shirley, sincere sympathy to the family!”
- Laurie Hansen
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 3:46 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Shirley's passing. What a great Mom she was and a wonderful person for me to have gotten to grow up with. Lunches EVERY day at the house during the school year. Shopping trips to Storm Lake. I was blessed to know and love your Mother. With much sympathy Leann and to all of the family. ”
- Sandra Montgomery
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 4:05 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Shirleys passing. We will miss our visits with her very much. We give the family our sympathy! ”
- Mairlys and Ed Rehm
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 1:59 PM
- Cindy Williams
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 1:59 PM
“Sympathy & prayers to all the family!! I will miss the great conversations we had whenever we were together! May all your precious memories grant you comfort at this sad time. 😪🙏”
- Jan Engler
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:22 AM
“My heartfelt condolences for the family. Shirley was always a bright light full of smiles and sweet words. Her laugh was just a joy for others. My dear friend, Amber, is her Granddaughter. She was her rock and showed the love to any friend that came along. I'm lucky to be one of them ❤️ Rest In Peace Dear Soul! You will be missed ”
- Kim Strazdas
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:22 AM
“So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Our condolences to all her family and friends. I had the privilege to work with Shirley some 50 years ago when I was employed with the FS company. Shirley was a dedicated and very capable employee. She will be missed”
- Darrel Smith
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 8:20 PM
“I am so so sorry to hear the news of Shirley's passing..Such a wonderful lady and friend and godmother to our twins..Thoughts and prayers to the family..JO”
- Jo Buse
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 4:42 PM
“Shirley was the FS bookkeeper when Rog and I were farming. We had many conversations on the phone and knew we could always depend on her. My sincere sympathy, Marlene ”
- Marlene Glasnapp
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 4:31 PM
“My sincerest sympathy for the loss of Shirley prayers and thoughts to the family. ”
- Marsha Bornhorst
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 4:31 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. ”
- Nelda Bartels
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