(May 11, 1939 – December 24, 2011)
Shirley Theresa Utter (Hasse) Steenhagen, age 72, of Midland, departed this life, peacefully, with her husband and family at her bedside, on Dec. 24, 2011 at 12:25 pm. The same day and hour, up to the minute, as her mother’s passing 7 yrs. ago. Thanks to God for receiving her this way. Shirley was born on May 11, 1939, the daughter of the late Raymond and Theresa (Malak) Utter. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 31 yrs, Donald Steenhagen. Who will cherish her memory. Shirley loved traveling the country with Donald in their RV going to 48 of the 50 states. She made beautiful crocheted quilts and sweaters. Shirley is survived by her husband Donald; children, Dale (Diane Quinnan), David, Donald Hasse, Darlene (Hasse) Fuller, Diane (Hasse) Guerra; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren all of Saginaw; and her sister Nancy Byce of Midland. The family would like to give a special thanks to the 104 Midland Manor Ladies for their hospitality. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, with Pastor Christopher Lauckner of MidMichigan Home Care (Hospice) officiating. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider American Heart Association.Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.