Shirley Jean (Crosby) Fields was born on August 30, 1938, to Floyd and Wilma (Smith) Crosby in Nebraska. She was raised in Greeley and Boone County Nebraska and attended country schools. She graduated from Spalding Nebraska Public School in 1957. Shirley married “her sweet husband” Milton Fields on April 19, 1958. She was employed by Western Electric for 12 years. In 1970, the couple moved to Logan, Iowa, where they raised their three children: Regina, Randy and Roger. They enjoyed a cabin at Blue Lake in Onawa, Iowa for five years. They also owned a motor home, enjoyed fishing and traveling, especially visiting the Black Hills. Shirley also worked for Casey’s General Stores for over 14 years until she retired on May 24, 1999.
Shirley enjoyed her grandchildren, Nick Oliver, Nicole Oliver, Ashley Fields, Broghan Fields, Barret Fields, Allie Fields and Camarren Fields. She also dearly loved her great-grandchildren, Brecklin, Casen, Elsie, Abby and Sophie.
Shirley died at her home in Logan, Iowa on May 22, 2019, attaining the age of 80 years, eight months and 22 days.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; twin siblings, Bobby and Betty; and two sisters, Barbara Sachtjen and Rosie Glaser. She is survived by her husband of over 61 years, Milton Fields; three children, Regina and her husband Mike Oliver of Magnolia, Iowa, Randy Fields of Bellevue, Nebraska and Roger Fields of Logan, Iowa; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marge Hall of Texas, Bonnie Roth of Arkansas, Carmen Fontennelle of Omaha, Nebraska and Veronica and her husband Tom Peterson of Goddard, Kansas; brother-in-law, George Sachtjen of St Paul, Nebraska; and many other relatives and friends.
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