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Shirley Joyce Paustian, 87

October 4, 2018
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Shirley Joyce Paustian, 87, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Iowa City died on Friday, September 21, 2018 at West Ridge Care Center. Teahen Funeral Home is serving the family. Shirley is survived by two daughters Joan (Steven) Dolezal of Cedar Rapids and Susan (Arturo) Manas of Rockford, IL; four grandchildren Jennifer Cagle and Steven (Kelsey) Dolezal all of Overland Park, KS, Allison (Dave) Welk of Charlotte, NC and A.J. (Michelle) Manas of Newport Beach, CA; five great grandchildren Cody Cagle, Kaden and Tate Dolezal, Landon and Harrison Welk. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, sister Carol Cowan and grandson in law Charles Cagle. Shirley was born March 16, 1931 in Gladbrook the daughter of LaVerne and Bernice Burke King. She graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1948 and received her nursing degree from Kirkwood Community College in 1981. She married Wayne Paustian on June 11, 1949 in Gladbrook. He died in 2003. Shirley worked as a nurse for many years at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Shirley was a 50 year member of First United Methodist Church of Iowa City and a 50 year member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed playing golf, bridge and was a big Iowa Hawkeye fan. Shirley loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 214 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52245. Online condolences can be left at

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