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Mary Shilha

d. May 5, 2020

Mary Lynn Shilha, 58, of Chippewa Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born October 10, 1961 in Chippewa Falls to Harold and JoAnne (Revor) Shilha.  She was a lifelong resident of Chippewa Falls and is leaving behind many friends and family.

In 2002, Mary was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and with treatment, strength, courage and determination she was cancer free until August 2019.  Although the strength, courage and determination was still with her, she lost the battle this time.

Mary married Paul Wikan and later were divorced.  Together they had one daughter, Erin.

Mary drew her strength from the love and support of her family and friends, but her will to live was for her daughter, Erin, son-in-law, Omar, and grandsons, Omar William (age 7) and Jacob Noor (age 2).  They were the pride and joy of her heart.

She is survived by her daughter, Erin (Omar) Hattach of Lakeville, MN; grandsons, Omar and Jacob; mother, JoAnne Shilha of Chippewa Falls; five sisters, Cindy (Dennis) Wojt, Julie (Pete) Travaglio, Linda (Tony) Schneider, Susan (Scott) Leahy, Kim (Dave) Bernier, all of Chippewa Falls; one brother, Larry (Sue) Shilha of Eau Claire; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold in 2013.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Moose Lodge, 8118 149th St., Chippewa Falls.

“You’re in the arms of an angel, fly away from here.”

She will be in our thoughts and hearts forever.

If I should go tomorrow.

It would never be goodbye.

For I have left my heart with you all,

So don’t you ever cry.

The love that’s deep within me,

Shall reach you from the stars.

You’ll feel it from the heavens,

And it will heal all your scars.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

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