In Loving Memory of Lucille Barbara Shultz (1926 – 2023)

Michael’s Grandmother, Lucille Barbara Shultz, age 96, born August 20, 1926 in Forest Park, Ill., at peace on January 9, 2023.

Lucille was the loving wife of the late Donald Shultz, and is survived by her adoring children, Mary (Steve) Blohm, Lisa (Joseph) Garvy, Marla (Bill) Isaacs, Katherine Bender, John (Beth); her grandchildren,  Rebecca (Nick) Pobutsky, and Matt (Molly) Blohm; Nicholas, Daniel (Emily), William, Charles and Amanda Garvy; Brett and Christopher Dimick; Lauren, Emily and Sarah Bender; and Anthony Shultz; her great grandchildren, Rome and Lyla Pobutsky and Patrick and Madelyn Blohm; and her loving sister, Patricia Vasta, IHM.

In addition to her husband, Lucille was preceded in death by parents Salvatore and Mary Vasta, and siblings, Tony (Irene) and Art (Alice) Vasta, Francis (Tony) Dee and Marianne (John) Santolupo, and her infant grandson, Michael (Miracle Michael) Shultz. Lu was a beautiful and gracious woman, and will be remembered fondly  for her deep faith, wisdom, and love for her family.

A funeral mass will take place at St. Mary Immaculate Parish located at 15629 State Highway 59, in Plainfield, Ill. on January 12, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed in Lucille’s name to the Miracle Michael Fund (www.miraclemichael.org), established in fond memory of grandson Michael Shultz, to benefit organizations supporting research and a cure for Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

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Established in 1999, The Miracle Michael Fund is dedicated to the memory of Michael John Shultz. Michael lit up the world with his incredible strength and smile throughout his eight months of life. His spirit endures and lives on each year with the annual Miracle Michael Golf Outing.

Proceeds from the past events have been used to support the OI Foundation, Chicago area families in the OI Community, along with Shriners Hospital, The Kids Equipment Network, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and families in need within the Chicagoland community.

We dedicate this site to our son Michael, who entered the pearly gates of Heaven on April 3, 1999 after spending just 8 months with us here on Earth.

Lovingly in honor of our son and brother,
The Shultz Family

Thank you to all of our supporters who have helped keep Michael’s memory alive.

Take care, and we are looking forward to another successful year!

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