Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington – Shirley Joann Husak, 82, Farmington


Shirley Joann Husak, 82, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, July 27th, 2022, surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born on December 2nd 1939 to Bennie Allen Himes and Dorothy Marie Himes (Vestal) in Dean, Iowa. Shirley was the eldest of four children, (Shirley, Wilbur, Barb, Danny). Shirley proudly served and fulfilled the role of “Sis”.

Shirley was a graduate of the class of 1959 at Farmington High School.

In 1958, when her family moved to Farmington, Shirley met the love of her life Richard Losey. Shirley and Richard went on to be married in 1960 and had three children together, Kent, Rickie (Rick), and Michael (Mike). In 1979 Shirley & Richard built the brick home of their dreams at 405 Olive Street, Farmington.

After the abrupt passing of Richard Losey in 1983, Shirley continued to lead a life of raising and supporting her family. In 1992 Shirley married John Husak. Shirley and John enjoyed dancing, cooking, baking, camping, traveling, and spending time with Shirley’s family.

During her school years, as well after graduating, Shirley worked at The Bridge Cafe as a waitress. Shirley spoke fondly of her time at the Bridge Café. Shirley later worked in manufacturing facilities, including Schaeffer Pen and Gleason’s in Fort Madison, IA. Shirley also worked as cook at Harmony Schools where she was able to enjoy seeing her sons and grandkids come through the lunch line, as well as all of their classmates.

Shirley was renowned for her cooking and baking abilities. People often requested Shirley’s goodies. Shirley enjoyed many things: camping, fishing, feeding and watching her Hummingbirds, watching her children & grandchildren’s sporting and school activities, walking with her friends, playing cards, and preparing delicious holiday meals for her family.

Shirley was preceded in death by Richard Losey, John Husak; her parents: Bennie & Dorothy Himes; sister: Barbara Counts (Himes); brother: Danny Himes; niece: Amy Wagner, and many good friends and family. Shirley is survived by her three sons, and brother: Wilbur; three grandsons: Wyatt Losey, Nathan Losey, Chancy Losey, and three great-grandchildren: Briley Losey, Claire Losey, and Cameron Losey, (Nathan & Hannah Losey) of Keosauqua, Iowa.

Visitation will be after 12:00 noon Monday, August 1, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral home in Farmington, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that evening.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington, with Pastor Dawn Butler officiating.

Burial will be at Center Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.

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