Shirley A. Lingo

Shirley A. Lingo

July 3, 2023

Shirley was born at Columbus, Nebraska, the daughter of Joseph L. and Hilda E. (Lachnit) Jiranek.

Survivors of her immediate family include her husband, Ward C. Lingo of Omaha, NE; daughter, Mary Beth (Jim) Reichle of Rio Rancho, NM; daughter, Lori (Stephen) Lozier of New Bern, NC; son, John (Karrie) Lingo of Waterloo, NE and daughter, Anne Tickle of Papillion, NE.  Others left to cherish her memory include her grandchildren and spouses: Tyler Reichle, Bethany Lozier, Abby (Lingo) and Connor Hiebner, Matthew Lingo, Hannah (Lingo) and Jack Moylan, Drew Tickle and Jenna (Tickle) and Michael Merrill; great-grandchildren: Emerson, Levi and Piper Hiebner and Harlee Merrill.

Shirley grew up in Columbus, NE and graduated from St. Bonaventure Catholic School. She married Ward C. Lingo in 1960 in Columbus, NE.  They made their home in North Platte and were very involved in St. Patrick’s Parish and school until moving to Grand Island in 1988.  Shirley was a mother and homemaker.  She and Ward moved to Omaha in 2013.

Shirley enjoyed volunteering, water color painting, and aquatic exercise classes.  She was a member of Catholic Daughters since 1968 (North Platte Court of Our Lady of Fatima and Omaha Court of Mother Teresa).  While living in Grand Island, she was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and was a charter member of the Serra Club of Grand Island.  She volunteered at St. Frances Medical Center in Grand Island for 25 years.

Shirley is welcomed into heaven by her parents; infant sister, Marilyn Jean Jiranek; sister, Joan White.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, August 5th at 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific, with ROSARY recitation at 9:30am.  Private Interment: Omaha National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment Fund Trust, PO Box 57, North Platte, NE 69103; or online:  Shirley requests bright, happy colors to be worn for Rosary and Mass to celebrate her life and love of art.



  • Shane and Jeanne Surface Posted July 30, 2023 2:09 pm

    Shirley created and loved a beautiful family!

  • Susan Baumert Posted August 1, 2023 6:50 am

    I remember the Lingo family from the North Platte days. Shirley was my mother’s friend and Mom has spoken of her fondly over the years. My condolences to the family.

  • Del and connie Anderson Posted August 1, 2023 6:52 am

    We send our condolences to your family. We were friends with Shirley and Ward for many years as we belonged to newcomers and through golf . So many fun memories. . Our prayers go with you all at this time. Del and Connie

  • Dave & Michelle Arkfeld Posted August 1, 2023 6:56 am

    John and Karrie many prayers to you and your family. 🙏🙏🙏

  • Rod & Patty Hooker Posted August 1, 2023 8:07 am

    Ward and Family a dear friend Shirley was to all and to us. So sorry for you loss we will keep you in our prayers

  • Lorraine Balister Posted August 31, 2023 10:55 am

    My condolences to the entire Lingo family. I considered Shirley my very best friend since grade school & all through the years. I stood up in their wedding. Until the time came when Shirley could no longer write we kept in touch. It wasn’t till just recently that I’ve learned of her death & I am truly saddened by it.

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