Sheila Irene Grcich, 68 of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022. She was born January 7, 1954 in Gary, Indiana she was the fifth of seven children by parents, Ernest and Edna (Westbay) Evert, who both preceded her in death.

Sheila is survived by her husband, Thomas Grcich of Valparaiso; daughter, Jolene Grcich of Valparaiso; siblings: Roxanne (Ron) Moisuk of Lakeland, FL, John Evert of Arvada, CO, Joanne Johnson of Arvada, CO, and Joseph (Rose) Evert of Gary, IN; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Anthony Grcich and her siblings: Victoria Marie Evert and David Evert.

After graduating from Valparaiso High School, she began working at McGill Manufacturing, where she stayed until the plant closed more than twenty years later. She then returned to school and got an honors degree in business from Purdue. Her next career was as a tax advisor at H&R Block, where she worked for the past 22 years.

She married Thomas on May 25, 1985 and they were able to share 36 years together. She was loving and caring, with a contagious laugh that will echo in our memories forever. Her long list of family and friends will miss her dearly.

As per Sheila’s wishes, there will be no formal services, and the family will have a private memorial at a later date to celebrate her life and mourn her death.

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