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

Nine grandchildren:

Christina (Christopher) Doughman

Ellen (Dan) Marenda

Martin (Abi) Krulatz

Heather Krulatz

Cathy Krulatz

Malcom McCleary

Jake McCleary

Molly McCleary

Kate McCleary

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.