Shirley M. Beste, 86, passed away on April 18, 2019, at her home in Krakow. Shirley, the daughter of the late Rudolph and Marie Schroeder (nee Willenbrink), was born on January 11, 1933 in Washington. She graduated from St. Francis Borgia High School in 1951. On November 22, 1952, she was united in marriage to the late Thomas F. Beste at St. Francis Borgia Church. Shirley was a dedicated wife and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband Thomas Beste; and grand-daughter, Julie Marie Brueggemann.
She is survived by her five children, Dennis J. Beste and wife Sheila of Dutzow, Beverly Brueggemann of Waverly, Missouri, Bruce Beste and wife Karen of Washington, Debbie Rodgers and husband Joseph “Butch” of Washington, and Terry Beste of Washington; one brother, Leroy Schroeder of Washington; grandchildren, Scott Beste of Dutzow, Sarah Brinker and husband Nick of Washington, Jared Brueggemann and wife Shawna of Branson, Andrea Boland and husband Daniel of Waverly, Erica Ballmann and husband Joe of Dutzow, Jake Rodgers and wife Jenny of Dutzow, and Andrew and Matthew Beste of Washington; great-grandchildren, Ignacius, Jameson, Silas, and Adler Boland, Olivia and Henry Brinker, Jackson, Ella, and Jada Ballmann, and Calvin Rodgers, and soon Baby Rodgers; three sisters-in-law, Lavern Beste, Mary Agnes Beste, and Dolores Frankenberg; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
A visitation will be held at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, Mercy Hospice, or a charity of the donor’s choice.