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Shirley M. Bengston

Shirley M. Bengston
August 11, 1938 -  January 16, 2021

Shirley M. Bengston, age 82, of Fremont
Died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Nye Pointe in Fremont

Shirley was born August 11, 1938 to Paul and Leota ‘Hiebenthal’ Hasebroock. She was raised in the Scribner/Fremont area and graduated from Fremont High School. She married Frederick J. Bengston on May 15, 1960. After their marriage they lived on his family’s farm near Uehling until retiring and moving into Fremont.

Before Shirley was married she worked at First State Bank in Fremont, after her marriage she raised her family, served as a 4-H leader and helped out on the farm. Shirley also worked for the hospital in the medical records department until she retired. After her retirement she worked as a care giver for Home Instead.

While the couple lived near Uehling they were members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Uehling then after moving to Fremont they became members of Salem Lutheran Church. Shirley was very active in the church including her circle group and quilting group.

Daughter – Christy (Jeff) Nesson of Nickerson
Son – John (Cindy) Bengston of Weslaco, TX.
Grandchildren – Caleb Nesson, Becca (Dan) VonSeggern and Matt (Amy) Claussen
Great Grandchildren – Devin, Breanna and Zach VonSeggern
Brothers – Ron (Dawn) Hasebroock of Halsey,NE.
Steve (Linda) Hasebroock of Fremont
Sister-in-law – Alyce Howard of Lincoln
nieces and nephews

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Frederick on October 17, 2019, parents and twin infant granddaughters Ashley and Elise.

The funeral will be 10am, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, the Rev. Shari Schwedhelm will officiate. Burial will follow in Elim Lutheran Cemetery in Swaburg. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel, masks are required for all events. Memorials may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church.

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