Shirley Van Wagenen
Nov 25, 1925 – Feb 3, 2018
Passed away at age 93 on Saturday, February 3rd at Brighton Gardens in Omaha. Her husband, Jon L. Van Wagenen; brother, James Nickerson; and parents, Edna and James Drexel, preceded her in death. She is survived by sons, Jon R. “Duke” Van Wagenen (Barbara Menzel)) and Richard K. Van Wagenen; nephews, James Nickerson and David Nickerson; and numerous grandchildren.
Shirley was born Shirley Lucille Nickerson in Omaha on November 25, 1925. She graduated from Omaha Technical High School and worked for the Retail Credit Association in Omaha prior to her marriage to Jon Van Wagenen in Hiawatha, Kansas on April 28, 1947. She was a sports enthusiast and avid Cubs Baseball Fan.
PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICE. Interment, Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Salvation Army at give.salvationarmyusa.org.