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Shirley J. House

Published April 10,2023

Obituary's Biography:

Shirley J. House, 85, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away in the early morning hours of Good Friday, April 7, 2023, at her home.  She was born October 4, 1937 in Dayton, OH to Charles A. and Ruth Iris Miles Helman.  She attended John H. Patterson Cooperative High School.

Shirley will be remembered for her kindness to others and her love of music, gardening, cooking and sewing.  She played the accordion for receptions with her friends in Dayton. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  She volunteered with various charities throughout her lifetime.

She is preceded in death by her high school sweetheart, the love of her life, her husband of 59 years, Paul E. House. They enjoyed camping and traveling along the east coast and Gulf Shores, Al..  Being a military wife, they were stationed throughout the U.S., later moving to Dover, Arkansas for Paul’s job at Entergy.  

Shirley is survived by her daughters Tonda (Philip) Brzostowski of Grayslake and Terri Stockmeyer, of Arkansas, her granddaughters she dearly cherished, Kara Brzostowski of Grayslake and Kalina Brzostowski of San Francisco Bay Area.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews.  During the past five years, special gratitude to her nephews, Edward (Ellen) Miller of Texas and Dan (Chris) Miller of Ohio for their care and concern with Shirley’s Dementia.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Barbara, Rita, and David.

All funeral services were privately held and entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, please call (847)223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org