In Memory of Shirley Ann Hare

Shirley Ann Hare
Shirley Ann Hare
Born: December 12, 1935
Died: September 20, 2019
Age: 83
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Shirley Ann Hare
December 12, 1935 - September 20, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

Shirley Ann Hare, age 83, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

No funeral services will be held at this time. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Shirley Ann Hare was born on December 12, 1935, in Sac City, Iowa. She was the daughter of George and Mary (Sauter) Venzke. She grew up on a farm southwest of Sac City and graduated from Sac City High School.

On October 26, 1983, Shirley was united into marriage to Richard Lee Hare. She welcomed Richard’s three daughters and he welcomed her three sons. The family made their home in Ida Grove, Iowa. Shirley relished in providing for her family through delicious home cooked meals and keeping her home.  The couple treasured 35 years of marriage together.  

Her hobbies were reading, crocheting blankets, playing cards and having coffee with the girls. She was a devoted Christian and mother who rejoiced in lending her talents as a Sunday School teacher. 

She is survived by her loving husband Richard Hare of Ida Grove, IA; sons George Ulrich of LeMars, IA, Jeffery (Char) Ulrich of Fonda, IA and Mark (Deb) Ulrich of Arthur, IA; stepdaughters Cynthia (Gary) Nystrom of Battle Creek, IA, Nancy (Paul) Rydberg of Arthur, IA and Patricia (Wade) Cluka of Jackson, MN; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; brother Wayne Venzke of Mason City, IA; nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents George and Mary Venzke; sisters Lois (Bob) Garlock and Helen (Chuck) Johnson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Richard Hare at 501 Moorhead Avenue, Apartment 39, Ida Grove, Iowa 51445.



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Monday, September 30, 2019 at 12:15 PM
“Richard, We are sorry for your loss, may God have mercy on Shirley's Soul..”
- Ken&Ann Thornhill
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 11:46 AM
“So sorry for your loss. May all the happy memories show how very blessed you were to have her in your life.”
- Joe and Jan Schlimgen
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