She graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1953. Shirley met her future husband, Ralph Feuchtwanger, at the Black Hawk Rollerdrome. They were married on January 22, 1956; to this union five sons were born. They made their home on the family farm near Republic Church. The farm was sold in 1984, and Ralph and Shirley then moved to Texas.
Preceded in death: by her parents, brother Eugene, sisters Wilma and Nadine, son Dale and husband Ralph. She is survived by sons Berton (Linda) of Dike, IA, Gary of Grand Prairie, TX, Harold (Edwina) of Flower Mound, TX and Kent (Misty) of Grand Prairie, TX. also seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.