Shirley Jean Kallal
April 30, 1933- February 23, 2020
Shirley Jean Kallal, 86, formerly of Dunkirk, MD passed away February 23, 2020 at Riderwood Village in Silver Spring, MD. Born on April 30, 1933 in Chicago, IL. Shirley was the daughter of Glenn W. Landwehr and Marcella E. Schmitt. She met David J. Kallal on a blind date at the University of Illinois in 1951. She was employed with an advertising agency in Chicago. Dave and Shirley married in 1953 prior to his assignment to Hickman Air Force Base, Hawaii. Shirley enjoyed her role as an officer’s wife while raising their five sons. She was active in community, school, and church projects wherever they lived. After Dave’s retirement from the Air Force, Shirley resumed her education and obtained a position at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD. She served there in various positions for over 25 years. After retirement, she enjoyed family functions and worldwide cruises with Dave. Shirley was a very active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach, MD. She was a member of the Ladies of Charity, altar server, Eucharist Minister, visitor to the home bound, and assisted with various projects at the church.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, David Jerome Kallal, and sister, Joanne Nielsen. She is survived by five sons, Stephen, Lawrence (Carol), Bruce (Lucy), Mark (Mandy), and Jeffrey (Cheryl), eight grandchildren Kristin Karp (Dustin), Robert Kallal (Laura), Lauren Forsythe (Andrew), Jennifer Cecil (Billy), Phillip Kallal, William Kallal, Jake Kallal, and Cadie Kallal and four great-grandchildren, Tyler Karp, Brody Karp, Ruth Kallal, and Emma Forsythe.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s name may be made to the Ladies of Charity at the address below.
Friday, February 28, 2020