Denise Shidler

October 31, 1958 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 62)

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62 year old, Denise Shidler, of Medaryville, gained her wings on January 11, 2021 at her home with her daughter.

Denise was born on October 31, 1958, in Knox, Indiana to Stanley F. and Barbara (Bell) Hayes-McAlpin. She graduated from LaCrosse High School in 1977. Denise began her 38 year career in 1977 at Porter Memorial Hospital. She started as a nursing assistant and became a registered nurse in 1998.

Denise met the love of her life, Mark D. Shidler, on May 15, 1979 at the corner of Main and Keller in North Judson. The first thing Mark said to her was “Ya wanna go fall in love?” There were married on March 22, 1980.

Denise was a mother figure to many over the years. She enjoyed spending time with those she loved especially her granddaughter, Brynley. Her laugh and smart remarks could liven up any room. Denise was loved by many and will be missed more than words can express.

Denise is survived by her loving family, daughter: Amanda Gerlach, granddaughter: Brynley E. Gerlach, sister: Janine Krieger, niece: Jill M. Krieger, and best friend since 3rd grade: Donna J. (Joe) Boisvert.

Denise was preceded in death by her loving husband: Mark D. Shidler, infant son: Justin Shidler. brother: Terry A. Hayes, father: Stanley F. Hayes, mother: Barbara J. McAlpin and step-father: Robert E. McAlpin.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. EST at the Boersma Funeral Home, 90 E. Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana. A private family graveside burial will be held at a later date, with Pastor Randy Schrock officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to her granddaughter, Brynley, for a college fund.

Thank you to Amanda for providing this obituary.

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January 13, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boersma Funeral Home
90 East Grove Street
Wheatfield, IN 46392

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