Saturday, February 27, 2010

Arlene E. Shiverdecker (February 26, 2010)

Arlene E. (Hauberg) Shiverdecker age 73 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday February 26, 2010 at 6:06 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio after battling cancer for the past 2 years.

Arlene was born on Leap Year’s Day of 1936 in Winona Minnesota to the late Victor A. & Mabel S. (Fenney) Hauberg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Michael (Mick) Shiverdecker; Brother: Herbert C. Hauberg; and an infant sister Beatrice in 1932

Arlene and her husband were married December 17, 1954 and it lasted for 42 years before his untimely death in 1996. Together they had 4 children who survive her. Debra Shiverdecker and her friend Jane Johnston, Cynthia (Cindy) Enicks, Susan & W. Douglas Taylor & David & Connie Shiverdecker. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren: Doug Taylor & Tracy & Steve Bailey; 2 Step Grandchildren: Holli & Nick Anderson; 2 great grandchildren: Parker & Kaylyn Bailey; 2 step great grandchildren: Kyla & Gavin Gerace; 2 Brothers: Victor F. Hauberg of Brookville, Indiana, & Allen B. Hauberg of Greenville, along with numerous nieces & nephews.

Mrs. Shiverdecker was virtually a native to Greenville having moved here in June of 1941 when her father became employed at the General Athletic Co. She was educated in the Greenville School, graduating from GHS, class of 1954. During her early married years she was an active homemaker along with being quite involved as a Girl Scout Leader. In 1969 she was hired by the city and became the Police Department’s first fully accredited female officer. Her primary responsibility was focused on metered parking enforcement. She finally retired from the Police Department in 1995 after 26 years of service. During her early retirement years she was an enthusiastic traveler with EZ Journey Travel organization and visited numerous locations in the continental US along with trips to Europe, Alaska, Canada, & Australia.

Additionally Arlene was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Greenville where she spent many hours as a volunteer member of the congregation. She was also a member of the Darke County Historical Society doing volunteer work at Garst Museum.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday March 2, 2010 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 131 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday March 1, 2010 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and a ½ hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or State of the Heart Hospice.