Christine M. “Chris” Shireman

Our beloved Christine Mary Shireman passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, December 3rd at the age of 65.  To honor Christine’s life, a private family graveside service will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.


She was born in Dubuque, IA to Norman and Mary Shireman on April 6th, 1957, and was raised and lived in the area her entire life. She leaves behind an exceptionally dysfunctional family that she is very proud of; as well as an unfathomable amount of craft supplies, holiday decor, and knick knacks that her daughters have no idea what to do with.


Chris will be remembered for her impeccable driving (just kidding), her quick wit, creativity, and playfulness. But it was her unwavering love that has been a sustaining force for her family. A woman like no other, she lived to serve those she loved. She spent her working years as a caregiver at Ennoble Manor, Manor Care, and Luther Manor. She enjoyed smiling at babies, bedazzling things that had no business being bedazzled (amongst other crafts), binge watching daytime television, and insisting her grandkids pose for “just one more picture”. But what undoubtedly made her happiest was making memories and sharing laughs with her family. 


Chris is survived by her three children (Fritz, Chandra, and Robin), fourteen grandchildren (Damien, Chelsea, Dallas, Arianna, Addison, Sara, Maddelynne, Gabriella, Kayla, Tristan, Christopher, Liam, Avalynne, and Nevaeh), five great-grandchildren (Greyson, Bradleigh, Raelynn, Jax, and Mila) two sisters (Karen and Theresa) and one brother (Ricky).


She is preceded in death by, and will be laid to rest with her parents, Norman and Mary Shireman, and her brothers Marty and Greg Shireman. 


We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all who cared for and supported Chris and our family throughout this difficult journey.  Her love was powerful all the way to the end and it will live on in the hearts of those who miss her, in the lives she’s touched, and in the love we share together. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials and other expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to her daughter, Robin McGovern at 680 West Hope Street, Shullsburg, WI, 53586.


Online condolences for Christine’s family and friends may be left at


To honor Christine’s life, a private family graveside service will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

One comment on “Christine M. “Chris” Shireman
  1. Linda Seitz says:

    My Deepest sympathy to the family. R.I.P

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