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Shirley Mae Zylo

August 14, 1936 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Shirley Zylo Obituary

Shirley Mae Zylo (nee Schwader) age 87 of Griffith, IN, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

Preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Zylo Sr.; son, Frankie Kuntz; parents, Emil and Ethel Schwader and sisters, Joanne Stratton and Laverne Krueger.

Survived by her brother, Robert Schwader of Portage, IN; four children, Debbie (Terry) Harper of Chesapeake, VA, Barb (Bill) Zylo of Gary, IN, Rose (Terry) Gass of Highland, IN and Richard L. Zylo Jr. of Griffith, IN; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Shirley was at her happiest while outdoors hosting a yard sale or discovering a new knick-knack on a sunny day. She had an affinity for horses and musicals, loved a good Hallmark movie and never missed an episode of General Hospital. A strong loving mother and grandmother, she will live on in our cherished memories.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023 beginning at 10:00 AM followed by a time of family sharing at 12:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8941 Kleinman Road (one block south of Ridge Road) Highland , IN.

Interment to follow at Memory Lane Memorial Park, Crown Point, IN.

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October 26, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Time of Remembrance
October 26, 2023

12:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322


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