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Shirley E. Assenheimer

October 19, 1936 — November 25, 2023

Shirley E. Assenheimer

Shirley E. Assenheimer, 87, died Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Westbrook Assisted Living surrounded lovingly by her family and under hospice care.

She was born in Bucyrus on October 19, 1936 to the late Lloyd and Sallie (Holland) Beach. Shirley graduated from Mt. Zion High School in 1954 and was married to Donald A. Assenheimer on her 21st birthday. They were partners in family, life, and business until his death in 2019. Shirley was a huge contributor to Don’s hobby turned successful business venture, Assenheimer Bows. She packed, shipped, answered phones, and traveled with Don to numerous Bowhunter banquets and trade shows throughout the Midwest.

Shirley’s passion was her family. She loved her grandchildren fiercely and hosted an epic Christmas Eve gathering each year where laughter and memories were shared. She and Don also enjoyed many summers on Lake Erie with their family and friends. At home, Shirley played computer games, enjoyed the company of her dogs, and the sun porch was her favorite place to watch birds and just relax. She was a frequent volunteer at the local soup kitchen and was a lifelong member of the Mount Zion Methodist Church.

Shirley is survived by children, Pam (Darrin) Dyer, Glen (Linda) Assenheimer, and Lisa (Trent) Cleland; grandchildren, Angie (Jake) Hartsock, Darrin Dyer II (Cassandra Pieracini), Joel (Laura) Assenheimer, Kyle (Jacqueline) Assenheimer, Emily (Sean) Zimmer, Maci Cleland, and Ashley Cleland (Travis Thompson); great grandchildren, Grant, Roth, Knox, Amelia, Charles, June, Liam, Aiden, Austin, and Ellie; sister, Barb Uhl; along with many extended family.

In addition to her parents and husband of 61 years, Shirley was preceded in death by great granddaughter, Vera Assenheimer; infant brother Gilbert; and a stillborn sister.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 29 at Wise Funeral Service in Bucyrus. Family will receive friends from 11:30 am - 1:25 pm. The funeral will begin at 1:30 pm with Pastor David Smithey officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice and given through the funeral home. Memories and photos can be shared on the guestbook.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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