Details for Shirley Arp - Ad from 2021-07-18

She was born in an old farmhouse on her
grandfather’s farm near Probstei in
Scott County on August 9, 1931 to Leilla Wulf Arp
and Theodore H. Arp. She attended Blue Grass
#6 Country School K thru 8th grade, bussed to
J. B. Young Jr. High in Davenport for 9th grade
and graduated a Country girl with honors from
Davenport High School June 9, 1949.
She has remained constant in her affection of her
classmates and old Davenport High School.
She married the love of her life, Allan A. Arp,
on September 16, 1950. He died in April of 2009.
They had enjoyed 58 1/2 years together. While also
farming she enjoyed a great secretarial career with
the Davenport Community School District, retiring in
1993 from West High School after 30 years of service.
She is a 72 year active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport.
She has served in many official capacities for the American Legion Auxiliary at the
County, District, and State levels.
She has now reached the wonderful milestone of 90 years of age.
Please join her family in honoring her at a reception from 1 to 4 pm on
Saturday, August 7th at the Walcott Legion Past Home, 121 Bryant Street, Walcott, IA.
She is the mother of 4 children, Gregory (Vicky), both deceased; Julie (Regis) Rulifson,
Apex, N.C.; Brent (Nancy) Arp, Walcott; and Jane
Tomesch, Ames, IA.
She has 7 grandchildren: Nick Rulifson,
Kate (Ben) Schreurs, Stephanie (Cay) Glaussen;
Laura (Tony) Frankowski; Christopher Arp;
Dr. Alex (Jenny) Tomesch, and Zach Tomesch,
she has 9 great grandchildren who
affectionately call her “Gigi”.
She is very interested in her genealogy.
She is the granddaughter of Julie (Jens) Wulf
and Fred Wulf and Mary Hein Arp and
Otto D. Arp and if you are a distant long lost
relative, please come and introduce yourself.

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