Shirley Marie Maschino, 74, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Azria Health Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine. She was born on Oct. 23, 1947, in Audubon, to Lawrence and Phyllis (Moad) Means. She attended school in Jefferson and Ida Grove and eventually graduated from Omaha Tech High. Shirley was united in marriage to Paul Maschino in November of 1964. The couple moved to Missouri Valley in 1975. Shirley held a few summer jobs such as waitressing and selling insurance, but her most important and most cherished job was that as a wife and mom. She made sure that her family always came first. After their children were grown, Shirley worked as a bill collector.
Shirley enjoyed cooking and making Christmas cut-out cookies. She was a very organized person and took pride in her house. She enjoyed bowling and was a bowling coach for many years at the Tamarack in Missouri Valley. She also loved playing BINGO and was an amazing storyteller. Most of all, Shirley loved caring for her family.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Donna Means; and brother, Gerald Means. She is survived by her husband Paul Maschino of Woodbine; children, Steve Maschino and his wife Lynn of Crawfordsville, Ind. and Pam and her husband Craig Kerger of Woodbine; grandchildren, April Maschino, Kylie Kerger, Brianna Wagoner, Hayley Kerger and Shane Wagoner; great-grandson, Caleb Maschino; sister, Sheryl and her husband Duane Eaton of West Covina, Calif.; brothers, Larry Means and his wife Corrine of Onalaska, Wis. and Phillip Means of Ida Grove; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine, led by officiant Beth Fouts. The recorded musical selections were “Why Me” by Kris Kristofferson, “Lead Me Home” by Jamey Johnson, “The Lord’s Prayer” by Max Poe and “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Vince Gill. The honorary pallbearers were April Maschino, Kylie Kerger, Brianna Wagoner, Hayley Kerger, Shane Wagoner and Caleb Maschino. Shirley’s final resting place is at the Omaha National Cemetery.