1935 - 2017

Shirley Ann Zielinski, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 5:03 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Pekin Manor.

Born Feb. 12, 1935, in Pekin to Elmer Tyler, she married Edward Zielinski Jr. in August of 1951 in Roswell, N.M. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Steven (Cheryl) Zielinski of Pekin; two daughters, Cindy Evans of Pekin and Jackie Zielinski of Germantown, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Sarah Gilmore, Amanda (Ryan) Rutledge, Jason Davis, Stephanie Evans and Calvin Sadler; three great-grandchildren; and one stepbrother, Dale Evans of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Pat Scott.

Shirley worked for Canteen Corporation for many years, retiring as a supervisor at the Caterpillar Inc. Mapleton Foundry.

She was a former member of the Pekin Women of the Moose Chapter 673.

Shirley enjoyed gardening and was an animal lover. She loved feeding the neighborhood squirrels and rabbits.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Ronald Little will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

To offer condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.