Shirley Mae Schirack1930 ~ 2012Our beautiful mother, Shirley Mae Osthelder Schirack, 81, passed away peacefully at home in Sandy, UT on January 10, 2012 after suffering with Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis. She died with dignity and grace, which is how she lived her life.She was born on August 5, 1930 in Sheboygan, WI to Robert J and Inez Osthelder. She graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL with a degree in nursing. It was there that she met the love of her life, her husband and best friend, John D Schirack. They were later married on June 28, 1952 in the little log chapel at the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend, IN and enjoyed 59 years together. After dad served in the U S Air Force, they made their home in Ogden, UT.Mom enjoyed painting, camping, boating and traveling with dad and her family. She especially enjoyed vacationing in Kona, HI and Park City, UT and cruising the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska and the Panama Canal.Shirley is survived by her loving husband, John and their five children: daughters Sharon Bigler Kerkman (Craig), Linda Sowell (Ed), Sandy Nosack (Mark) and Nina Dziatlik (JT) and son, Andrew Schirack (Wendy). She also is survived by her eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law, Kevin Bigler.The family would like to give special thanks for the care and friendship she received at Atria Sandy. You all meant so much to her! We also would like to give special thanks to Haven Home Health and Hospice for the gentle and loving care provided to her.A Catholic service will be held Friday, January 13th at 2:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, located at 1950 E 10600 So, Sandy, UT. There will be a visitation from 12:45-1:45 PM prior to the service. Following the service, interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Friday evening from 6:00-7:00 PM there will be a Celebration of Life gathering at Atria Sandy located at 10970 So 700 E, Sandy, UT.In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice.Online condolences may be made at