Shirley Dick

Born in Stockport, IA
Born on Jun 23, 1936
Departed on Apr 16, 2024

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Shirley Ann (Workman) Dick, 87, passed away on April 16th, 2024. She was born in Stockport, Iowa, on June 23rd, 1936, the daughter of Lester and Louise Workman. She married Harold Atwood on April 28, 1957, and together, they had three children: Debbie, Mike and Scott. Harold passed away in 1993, and Shirley was blessed to find love (and a dance partner) for a second time, marrying Richard Dick in 1996. They enjoyed traveling the world, visiting family in New Mexico and Colorado, and helping Mike with his kettle corn business at festivals, especially a wine festival in Colorado.

Shirley spent most of her life in Fairfield, Iowa, and worked over 30 years at Iowa State Bank, where she made many life-long friends.  She loved her Hawkeyes and went to many basketball and football games. She was also an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. In high school, she was a 5'2" basketball player, and later would teach Mike, how to "shoot with both hands like a girl". Shirley had an adventurous streak, and jumped out of a perfectly good plane at the age of 75! Above all else, she loved her kids and grandkids, attending the Orange Bowl and Disney World for Chelsea's dance, and watching as many of Cassi's volleyball games as possible. Once she became a great-grandma, she found yet another avenue for joy!

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Deb (Mark Wenman) Forbes of Robins, IA; son, Mike Atwood of Farmington, NM; grandchildren Chelsea (Rob) Archibald, Cassi (Pete) Bormann, Kayla (Milo) McMinn and Evan Atwood; great-grandchildren Alexis, Amelia, Adelyn, Tucker, Loma and Lula; brother Chuck (Sharyn) Workman; sister-in-law Rosemary (John) Holdefer; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and son Scott Atwood.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, April 19th from 11:30-1 at Cedar Memorial's Family Center in Cedar Rapids.  A light lunch will be provided.  Burial will be scheduled at a later date.  

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association ( in Shirley's memory.