Shirley A. Pins, 90 of Dyersville, passed away Monday Oct. 26, surrounded by family at her home.

Visitation was held 9-10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 2, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 2, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Herbert Pins officiated and Deacon Roger Riesberg assisted.

Shirley was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Dubuque, the daughter of Mark and Rose (McFarland) Anglin Sr. She married William R. Dunne Sept. 19, 1953. They had three children, Kevin, Karen, and Steven. William died Oct. 5, 1959. Shirley later married George A. Pins on Feb. 10, 1962. They moved to Dyersville and had two children, Gregory and Patricia.

She attended St. Joseph’s Academy in Dubuque and then went on to become a registered nurse at Mercy School of Nursing. She graduated in 1951. She began working in Evanston, Ill., and later at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque. Shirley was one of the original nurses at the Dyersville Community Hospital, where she worked until she retired.

Shirley loved to crochet, bake, play cards, make puzzles, and play bingo with her friends. She always had time to play “one more game” with the grandkids before going home.

Survivors include her children: Kevin (Sue) Dunne of Luling, La., Karen (Steve) Zimmerman of Verona, Wis., Steve Dunne of Dyersville, Gregory (Jenee) Pins of Fredericksburg, Va., Patricia (Fiance, Victor Shane) Brunet of Bartlett, Ill.; 11 grandchildren: William Dunne, Sarah Bergeron, Emily and Erin Zimmerman, Katie Garvik, Jonathon, Kyle, and Patrick Pins, Taylor Wisnewski, Trevor and Tori Brunet; seven great grandchildren: Lucas, Sophia, and Nicolas Dunne, Aubrie and Grayson Bergeron, Peyton and Penelope Wisnewski; in-laws: Doris Pins of Dyersville, Eldora Pins of Manchester, Eileen Pins and Rita (Dunne) Gavin, both of Dyersville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, William Dunne and George Pins, siblings: Mark (Pat) Anglin Jr, Jeanette (Daniel) Lanser, and Harriet (Ronald) Curtis; and many in-laws.

The family would like to thank her friends and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for their compassionate care.

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