DYER, IN - Shannon Marie Szelinski (nee Reilly), age 61 of Dyer, IN passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Scott Szelinski for 39 years; the loving mother of sons, Scott (Amie) Szelinski of Munster, IN and Eric (Shannon) Szelinski of Crown Point, IN; the proud grandmother of Brody and Thomas Szelinski; the cherished aunt and godmother of Bridgette (T.J. Kemock) Brouillette of Calumet City, IL; and the caring sister of Pat Ann Brouillette of Calumet City, IL. Shannon was preceded in death by her mother, Sally Ann Henry; father, Francis Patrick Reilly; and brother, Frank Reilly, Jr.
Shannon was the most kind, loving, generous, and outgoing person. She dedicated her life to helping others through her work as a nurse supervisor at Munster Community Hospital, where she worked for over 25 years and touched thousands of lives. She was also involved in volunteer efforts for numerous charitable organizations and individuals, including Paws Critter Crossing, South Suburban Humane Society, Camp Quality, and additional fundraising activities benefiting individuals. Most importantly, Shannon was devoted to her family, who could always count on her to take charge for vacations, holidays, and every other occasion. She was the core of her family, a massive force whose presence held everyone together.
An amazing person inside and out, Shannon was always the life of the party who worked to ensure that everyone had just as great of an experience as she did. During her time in this world, she touched the lives of countless friends and animals, all of whom will be forever lost without her love and guidance.
For those who knew and loved Shannon, her family invites you to attend her Memorial Service to be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at KISH FUNERAL HOME 10000 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Devotional Service will begin at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Shannon Szelinski to Paws Critter Crossing - 20227 Stoney Island Ave., Chicago Heights, IL 60411.