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Barbara Lee (McElroy) SHULTIS

February 6, 1940 ~ February 8, 2021 (age 81)

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Barbara Lee (McElroy) Shultis, age 81, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Angels Grace Hospice, Oconomowoc, WI. Barb was born in Milwaukee, WI to Spencer and Dorothy (Biastock) McElroy. 


Those who knew Barb, knew that she lit up a room with her infectious smile. She loved to travel and go out to her children’s farm to see all the animals. She spent many hours knitting and crocheting hats, mittens, scarfs, blankets and more. She even did basket weaving with her friends. She loved to watch the Ellen Show and have her faithful dog “Lady” at her side. 


Barb is survived by her children, William Datka, Elizabeth (Harland) Wegner, Matthew Datka, Catherine Datka and John (Cheryl) Datka; her grandchildren, Joshua (Tricia), Samantha (Kevin) and Michele (Dan); her 9 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Priscilla (Robert) Dethloff and Jeffrey (Teri) McElroy; Canine Companion, Lady; Special friends, Kay and Patti; other relatives and friends. 


Preceding her in death are her parents; her son’s Ralph and Mark; her brother, Spencer. 


Due to the current pandemic, a Celebration of Barb’s Life will be held in late summer or fall. 


In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be directed to: AngelsGrace Hospice, Oconomowoc, “In Memory of Barbara Shultis”.    

Send to: Pro Health Care Foundation, 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188 Or online at: “Ways to Give”, “Donate Now”, designation: AngelsGrace Hospice. 


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Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting Barb Shultis’ family. 262-392-4251 








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