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Shirley Jean (Crosby) Fields, 80, died at her home in Logan, Iowa on May 22, 2019.

She was born on August 30, 1938, to Floyd and Wilma (Smith) Crosby in Nebraska. She was raised in Greeley and Boone County Nebraska and attended country schools. She graduated from Spalding Nebraska Public School in 1957.

Shirley married “her sweet husband” Milton Fields on April 19, 1958. She was employed by Western Electric for 12 years.

In 1970, the couple moved to Logan, Iowa, where they raised their three children: Regina, Randy and Roger. They enjoyed a cabin at Blue Lake in Onawa, Iowa for five years.

They also owned a motor home, enjoyed fishing and traveling, especially visiting the Black Hills. Shirley also worked for Casey’s General Stores for over 14 years until she retired on May 24, 1999.

Shirley enjoyed her grandchildren: Nick Oliver, Nicole Eilers, Ashley Fields, Broghan Fields, Barret Fields, Allie Fields and Camarren Fields. She also dearly loved her great-grandchildren: Brecklin, Casen, Elsie, Abby and Sophie.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; twin siblings, Bobby and Betty; and two sisters, Barbara Sachtjen and Rosie Glaser.

She is survived by her husband of over 61 years, Milton Fields; three children, Regina and her husband Mike Oliver of Magnolia, Iowa, Randy Fields of Bellevue, Neb. and Roger Fields of Logan, Iowa; seven grand-children; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marge Hall of Texas, Bonnie Roth of Arkansas, Carmen Fontennelle of Omaha, Neb. and Veronica and her husband Tom Peterson of Goddard, Kan.; brother-in-law, George Sachtjen of St. Paul, Neb.; and many other relatives and friends.

A visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine, Iowa.

Honorary urn bearers were Nicholas Oliver, Nicole Eilers, Ashley Fields, Broghan Fields, Barret Fields, Alexandrea Fields and Camarren Fields. Her final resting place will be at the Magnolia Cemetery.

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of arrangements.