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MARILYN GIRKA
1936 - 2021
BORN
1936
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Laird Funeral Home
310 South State Street
Elgin, IL
Marilyn Girka (Sept. 18, 1936 - Aug. 2, 2021). Marilyn Ann Girka passed away on August 2, 2021, at Autumn Leaves of St. Charles. She was born in Chicago, only child of Charles and Anna (Raab) Duggar. Marilyn grew up in Chicago, graduated from Carl Schurz High School in 1954, and then went on to graduate from Wright Junior College in 1956. On November 3, 1956, Marilyn married Omelon "Jerry" Girka. He was the love of her life, and they spent 61 wonderful years together, until his death in 2017. Marilyn was an incredibly vivacious woman who loved her family and friends with great devotion. She is survived by her three sons, Michael (Dawn), Steven, Nicholas (Jennifer); and her grandchildren, Kelli, John, Jaia, Grace, and Grant. Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, August 6, 2021, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 215 Thomas More Drive, Elgin, IL 60123, from 10am to 11am with Catholic Mass following. In lieu of flowers, may we suggest a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, https://www.alz.org. Arrangements by Laird Funeral Home, 847-741-8800.


Published by Daily Herald on Aug. 5, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
6
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
215 Thomas More Drive, Elgin, IL
Aug
6
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
215 Thomas More Drive, Elgin, IL
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Laird Funeral Home
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I am so very sad to learn the news on Marilyn´s passing. I met Marilyn when we were both working at Becker´s Answering Service in the late 70´s and I just loved her smile and kindness. We would get together often until I moved to Arizona in 1996 and we kept in touch throughout the years. We would get together when I was visiting Chicago and we were thrilled to see Jerry and Marilyn in Sedona when they visited Arizona. She was a remarkable woman and I am honored to have called her my friend.
Jill Kyriakopulos
Friend
September 24, 2021
We have great memories with Jerry and Marilynn. Great friends and a joy to spend time with. I hope that they have a good dance band in heaven.
Thomas Sheridan and Marilynn sheridan
August 5, 2021
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