Shirley McCleary, 79, of Richland Center, died on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Pine Valley Healthcare. She was born in Chicago on February 20, 1934 the daughter of Lester and Evelyn (Kreuzer) Streich. Following her graduation from High School, Shirley worked for Illinois Bell. She later worked for her parents at Streich's Flower Shop and later retired from working at the City of Zion, Illinois. Community involvement included 4-H involvement, serving as secretary/treasurer of Zion United Methodist Church, and membership with the Women of Moose. When she and Harry moved to Sylvan Township in Richland County, Wisconsin, they joined the Boaz United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her children:
Jo Ann Krulatz of Bloom City, Wisconsin
Jerry (Sue) McCleary of Zion, Illinois
Tim (Amy) McCleary of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
Christina (Christopher) Doughman
Ellen (Dan) Marenda
Martin (Abi) Krulatz
11 great grandchildren:
Linnea, Sofia, Maia, Seth and Vera Doughman
Dorothy, Elleanor, Creed and Beatrice Krulatz
Lillian and Madelyn Marenda
Her brother: Wallace ‘Wally' (Lois) Streich of Zion, IL
Brother in law: Willie (Joyce) McCleary of Zion, IL
Two sisters in law: Margaret Culley of Zion, IL and Pat Gilbert of Winthrop Harbor, IL
Nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry on July 5, 2013, and her nephew Jim Streich.
Funeral service are pending.
Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Zion, Illinois. The family suggests memorials in Shirley's name be directed to the Boaz United Methodist Church. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at prattfuneralservice.com