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Shirley Prentice

September 17, 1937 - September 3, 2021
From: Broomfield, CO | Originally: Royal, IA
Shirley Prentice

Shirley Prentice

Born: September 17, 1937
Died: September 3, 2021
Age: 83

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     Shirley Jean Prentice, 83, a long-time resident of Royal, Iowa, passed away Friday Sept. 3, 2021, while in hospice care in Denver, Colorado.  Private family services will be held in Colorado on Monday Sept. 13, 2021.  Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer at a later date.

     Shirley was born Sept. 17, 1937 to Waldo and Amy (Torbert) Carlson.  She grew up on a farm near Royal and then moved to Spencer where she attended high school.  After marrying her husband Bruce, they moved back to the same farm.  These years were filled with farm work and raising a family.  In her spare time Shirley enjoyed family camping and boating trips. After the kids grew up, Bruce and Shirley moved to Royal in 1979 where she was the bookkeeper for the family business, Prentice Backhoe.  As retirement neared, they moved to Maywood in 1997 where she enjoyed the lakes, time with her friends, winters in Texas, playing cards, and an occasional trip to the casino.  After her husband passed in 2018, she moved to Colorado to live with family and enjoy her great grandchildren.

     Shirley is survived by two sons: Jerry (Tammy) Prentice of Brainerd, MN and Danny (Lea Ann) Prentice of Denver, CO; one daughter, Cindy (Steve) Rondou of Waunakee, WI; 5 grandchildren: Charles (Melissa) Prentice, Stacy (Patrick) Moya, Mathew (Julia) Prentice, Cassie Prentice, and Tristan Rondou; and 7 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Rev. Shurmaine McAlpine
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“I remember a very personable, likable Shirley from high school in Spencer, Iowa who married a classmate of mine, from long ago in Gillett Grove High School! I didn't know Shirley well in later years, but do believe the world could use many more Shirley s.
- Judy Hart
Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 9:45 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Shirley.”
- Lisa (Johnson) Kaiser
Friday, September 10, 2021 at 7:47 PM
“My condolences to all the family. Shirley has been a friend since 1953. Our husbands were cousins & Shirley & I shared the same last name Carlson. We camped together, fishing trips & spent many winters in Texas together. She will be missed, but will hold special memories we made together.
Sending love to Jerry, Dan, Cindy, spouses, grandchildren & all the great grandchildren, she loved them all.”
- Janice Stoermer
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