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Shirley Littrel - March 12, 2012

Shirley Ann Littrel was born on Dec. 21, 1936, to Edward and Lydia (Hein) Sinner in the family farm house southwest of Culbertson, Neb. She attended school in Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School.
Shirley married Roy Littrel on March 25, 1956, in her parents’ home in Wauneta, Neb. She and Roy made their home on the Littrel family farm, five miles south of Hamlet, Neb., for several years before moving to a rented farm about five miles southwest of Palisade, Neb. The couple farmed near Palisade until they moved to Wauneta, Neb.; where they have made their home since.
Shirley was employed by Thomas Propane and Appliance Company when she first moved to Wauneta. Later she worked with Roy as custodians at the Wauneta Public Schools. In her later years, she was employed at Heritage of Wauneta where all of the residents and co-workers were like her extended family.
Shirley was confirmed in the German Congregational Church in Culbertson and was later baptized and attended the Church of Christ in Wauneta.
She liked to cook for her family, sew, knit and crochet. She enjoyed working in the garden and in her yard. She also enjoyed fishing and looked forward to special outings with her sister and nieces. She was also very proud of her “Mini Wal-Mart” in the back bedroom.
She passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at the age of 75.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a granddaughter Ashley (Littrel) Kulwicki.
Survivors include her husband Roy Littrel of Wauneta; four sons: Jamie Littrel and wife, Liz, of Lincoln, Neb.; Jerry Littrel and wife, Sharon, of Davenport, Neb.; Brent Littrel of Hastings, Neb.; and Troy Littrel of Wauneta; grandchildren: Robert Littrel and wife, Kylene, of Thedford, Neb.; Tiffeny and husband, Israel Bentch, of North Aurora, Ill.; Shiloh Littrel and wife, Becky, of Fall City, Neb.; April Littrel of Lincoln, Neb.; Seth Littrel of Hastings; Tanner Littrel of Hastings; and Jenna (Littrel) Kulwicki of Hastings; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy and husband, Leonard Frecks, of Elkhorn, Neb.; brother Lloyd Sinner and wife, Gloria, of Wauneta; brother-in-law Virgil Littrel and wife, Connie, of Palisade, Neb.; sister-in-law Rosemary Darsa of Rockville, Md.; and sister-in-law Virginia and husband, Dale Krausnick, of Benkelman, Neb.
Memorial services for Shirley were held at 11:00 a.m. MT Saturday morning, March 17, 2012, at the Wauneta Church of Christ, Wauneta, Neb., with Randy Hayes officiating.
There was no visitation, Shirley chose cremation.
A memorial has been established in Shirley’s memory.
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.