Shirley Ziliak
1935 - 2020
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Shirley Ziliak

Evansville - Shirley Ziliak, 84, of Evansville, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the very same day that her husband passed away 20 years previously. She was born October 25, 1935 in Evansville to the late Orville and Dolores (Neu) Pugh.

Shirley was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. She attended Henry Reis Elementary School and graduated from the old Central High School. Shirley married Theodore Ziliak in 1961. They owned and operated Rex Shoe Repair and Dry cleaners for many years. She was the secretary at the Eagles downtown. She loved spending time gardening and flower arranging. Shirley was the President of the Mulberry Garden Club. Her house was acknowledged by Operation City Beautiful two times. Shirley worked on the reunion committee for Central High School since her own graduation.

Shirley is survived by daughters, Angela (Tim) Ziliak Titus and Heather Ziliak; grandchildren, Beth Ann (Brandon) Titus Audie and Steven Timothy (Mariana) Titus; great grandchildren, Theodore Brandon Audie, Joelle Elizabeth Audie, and baby boy due in February 2021; sister, Linda Poehlein; brother, William Pugh; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Ziliak.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Avenue. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Annunciation Parish-Christ the King Church, 3010 Chandler Avenue. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Father Joseph Ziliak and Father Alex Zenthoefer officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Annunciation Parish-Christ the King Church, 3010 Chandler Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714.

Condolences may be made online at

Published in Courier Press from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2020.
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October 17, 2020
Dear Angela and Heather, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! We really enjoyed each other's company the few times that I got to see her. She would always request me, through my work, to take her to her appointments. It always made my day when I'd get the call to go help your mom. I'm praying for your family! Hugs
Lisa Arsenault
October 15, 2020
I send my sincere condolences to Shirley's family. She was in my husband's Central Class of 1953, and I remember seeing her at class reunions. She was a beautiful, sweet lady. My husband passed away last December. May your good memories sustain you through this most difficult time, and I wish God's peace for all of you.
Patricia A. Egbert
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