Shirley Lorraine (Starry) Heberling

December 17, 1926 ~ February 19, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Shirley Heberling Obituary

Shirley L. Heberling, age 96, of Buffalo, died February 19, 2023, at The Glenn Memory Care Cottages in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, Minnesota with Pastor Todd Nelsen officiating. Public visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to service. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Annandale. Funeral services will be livestreamed on the funeral home website. 

Shirley Lorraine Starry was born at home on December 17, 1926, in Buffalo, Minnesota, to Edward and Ruth (Bailey) Starry. Shirley was baptized into faith on January 9, 1927, and was confirmed on April 6, 1941, at the Bethlehem United Church of Christ. She grew up in Maple Lake where she graduated high school with the class of 1945. Shortly after Shirley was united into marriage to Elwood James Heberling on August 22, 1946, at the Bethlehem United Church of Christ. Together they raised their family in Maple Lake. Shirley was a devoted homemaker for her family. She also worked at Maple Lake Public Schools as a cafeteria cook for nine years. 

She was known for her love of nature where she would spend time with Elwood hunting, fishing, gardening, or simply admiring nature's beauty. Shirley always made her family and friends feel welcomed and special. She looked forward to their visits and often times could be found preparing special meals including meatloaf and lemon pie for them. She also enjoyed bird watching, playing cards, reading, puzzles, and knitting. Shirley's unconditional love for her family will be missed the most. 

Shirley is survived by her sons, Jim (Carol) Heberling of Vero Beach, FL, and Rick (Sharon) Heberling of Maple Lake, MN; 7 grandchildren, Corrie (Mike Lambrecht) Collins, Heather (Jami) Becker, Steven Heberling, Nicole (Truman) Boone, Jason (Diana Hermosillo) Heberling, Kate (Travis Wilkes) Heberling, Ann (Erik) Lemke; 5 great-grandchildren, Conner, Brantley, Chloe, Olivia, Gracyn; sister, Carol Thompson of Princeton, MN; sister-in-law, Stella Heberling of Annandale, MN; and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ruth; husband, Elwood; daughter, Barbara Collins; and brother, Warren Starry.

Casket bearers will be Steven Heberling, Jason Heberling, Erik Lemke, Jami Becker, Conner Becker, and Mike Lambrecht.

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February 28, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale
305 Park St. E.
Annandale, MN 55302

Funeral Service
February 28, 2023

12:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale
305 Park St. E.
Annandale, MN 55302


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