May 7, 1941 – November 15, 2020
Shirley J. Swieczkowski, age 79, passed away November 15, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Dennis. Loving mother of Joe, Dyanne (Paul) Willems, and Mike (Jennifer); dear grandmother of Olivia, Scarlett, and Henry. Shirley is also survived my many loving family members and close friends.
Shirley was passionate about politics and gave freely of her time to support the people and causes important to her. She believed in serving those who needed it the most and supported many local organizations trying to make the world a better place. As a former English teacher, Shirley was an avid reader, who also loved movies and jigsaw puzzles. She was a true fan of the Detroit Red Wings and a season ticket holder for many years. When it came to travel, from a simple road trip to a weeks-long journey, she was always on-board. Above all, Shirley was the world’s greatest cheerleader for her grandkids, rarely missing a game, performance, or school event.
Donations in Shirley’s name can be made to the DIA, NPR, Turning Point, and The Salvation Army.
Arrangements under the direction of Kaul Funeral Home, St. Clair Shores.
Shirley’s children plan to host a celebration of life in the spring/summer of 2021.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
November 20, 2020
Shirley was not just a friend but family to us. She cared deeply for those around her and truly made this world a better place. I will always cherish the many adventures we have had together. My deepest condolences to her family. May you find peace in all the wonderful stories and memories. Shirley will truly be missed.
November 19, 2020
What a wonderful, smart and loving woman. She was family to us. My family will never forget her and cherish all the wonderful memories we have with her while growing up. We are stunned and wish we could give her children the biggest bear hug right now. Although I realize that would not take their pain away. Sending love and strength to them right now ❤️
November 18, 2020
Words cannot express how much I adored and loved Shirley. She was my mom’s best friend and neighbor and a woman who I considered as a second mother. She was a strong, intelligent, brilliant and beautiful woman and I enjoyed our many conversations sitting on her front porch and sharing in laughter. There are very few key childhood memories I have that do not include her and Joe, Dyanne, and Michael. My heart breaks for all of you. She touched so many lives and so many wonderful ways and I will be eternally grateful for the time I had with her.