Weerts Funeral Home


Shirley Novitske

August 26, 1935April 2, 2021

Shirley A. Novitske, 85, of Blue Grass, Iowa, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at her home. A visitation to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 2-4pm at Community Fellowship Church in Blue Grass. Memorials in Shirley’s name may be made to the family to be distributed to her favorite charities.

Shirley was born on August 26, 1935 in Peru, Illinois to John and Sophie Chambers. She retired from Gless Brother in Blue Grass, Iowa. Shirley was an active member of Community Fellowship Church in Blue Grass, Iowa and belonged to many Bible Studies. She was also active with the local ALANON group. Family was very important to Shirley and she loved to take care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to honor her memory are her children: Rosie (Bob) Mortell, Frank Novitske, and Mike Novitske; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and her four siblings.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Genesis Hospice for all of their love and support.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Shirley Novitske

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Helen Williams

April 9, 2021

Shirley and I shared good times in the 80's and 90's, wonderful sense of humor! Save me a place, good friend!

Lori Rokusek

April 8, 2021

To Shirley’s family...
I met Shirley about 1995...she had me come to speak for her meeting at Her church I think? Maybe it was across the street from her house? She was a wonderful friend! Always so friendly, always a hug waiting for kind. I will miss her forever! Thank you for sharing your Mom with all of us program people! She will never be forgotten.

Jodi Jones

April 8, 2021

So sorry to hear about Shirleys passing may she RIP

Janine Johnson

April 8, 2021

Rosie, Frank, Mike and families,
I am so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She and I were good friends when I lived in Wilton. We shared so much together, laughing, and having heart-to-heart talks. We traveled together, to both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as many places between. She was a very caring woman. I will say a prayer for her, and wish you all to have good memories of her, as I do.

Janine Johnson
Des Moines, Iowa

Nancy Hallman Harris

April 7, 2021

Rosie. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers during the days ahead.

Lynne Schiffke

April 7, 2021

Rosie, I offer my condolences to you. I hope all the good memories you have of your mom will help comfort you. Prayers.

Mary Snow

April 3, 2021

Shirley had been a good friend of my mom, Peggy Snow, for about 30 years. When I was a teenager and my mom and I would get in an argument I would call Shirley to vent and she always listened without judgement. Shirley was a great lady and a good friend to many. My thoughts and prayers go out to Shirley's family. She had a loving heart of gold.