Sherril Ann Mirkin


                                                     May 25, 1932 – October 15, 2017

  Sherril Ann Mirkin, beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2017 at her home in Mishawaka, Indiana.
   Born in Indianapolis and raised in Chester, Illinois, Sherril met the love of her life, Sam Mirkin, at Indiana University in  Bloomington, IN.  They were married on September 6, 1953 in St. Louis, MO.  They raised their family in South Bend.
   Sherril graduated from Indiana University Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English literature, and received her Masters in elementary education from St. Mary’s College. She worked as an elementary school teacher at Maple Lane School in South Bend and later as a special education instructor at Darden School. She was an active member of Temple Beth-El, Questers, and other organizations. Sherril was an avid reader and excellent cook. She loved to play bridge and mah jong. She was a world traveler who visited six continents. Sherril was a beautiful woman who treated everyone with love and warmth.
   Sherril and Sam were happily married for 64 years and they were blessed with two children: David (Lene) Mirkin of Granger and Kathy (Gilbert) Mirkin of Chicago, two grandsons: Daniel (Rachel) Mirkin of Lafayette, IN and Adam (Pia) Mirkin of Lutz, FL, and two great-grandchildren: Ryan Mirkin and Eleanora Mirkin  both of Lafayette.
  The family would like to thank all her caregivers from Home Instead and Harbor Light Hospice for all the wonderful care of Sherril.
   Funeral services will be at 11:00am, Tuesday, October 17, at Temple Beth El with Rabbi Karen Companez officiating. Burial will follow at the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery, Mishawaka.
   In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to honor Sherril’s memory to Temple Beth El, 305 W. Madison St., South Bend, IN 46601.
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