Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Phyllis Jean Schuljak

Passed away on May 9, 2019

Phyllis Jean Schuljak (nee Vereb), age 83.  Late of St. John, Indiana.  Passed away May 9, 2019.  Beloved wife of nearly 63 years of John G. Schuljak.  Loving mother of Kimberly (Andrew) Milan.  Dearest sister of Kathleen (Charles) Butts and sister-in-law of Bernadette (Ronald) Vale.  Dear adopted mother of Linda (Christopher) Engell. Fond aunt of Melissa (Thomas) Lautenschlager and Ronald (late Lisa) Vale and great aunt of Thomas, Brandon, and Ethan Lautenschlager and Julia and Kellyn Vale.  Cherished cousin of many.  Phyllis was born on May 13, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the Robertsdale section of Hammond, Indiana.  She was a cheerleader at George Rogers Clark High School.  In their senior year of high school, she and John met at a weekly dance for local high school students hosted by St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Whiting, Indiana.  Their romance blossomed, and they were married in 1956. Phyllis worked in the Chicago Loop and then at Lever Brothers in Whiting, Indiana before devoting herself to her life’s work as a wonderful homemaker and mother.  Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Clara (nee Mizwicki) and John Vereb as well as an infant grandson, Christopher Michael.  Phyllis’ faith in our Lord and Savior was strong.  A long-standing member of Our Lady of Consolation Church, every week Phyllis attended the Saturday evening Mass and always could be seen in the same pew by the church’s north entrance.  She especially enjoyed shopping trips to Geneva, Illinois and occasional trips to the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan.  In recent years she also enjoyed visiting her daughter and son-in-law in Franklin, Tennessee and learning about Civil War history. Memorial Visitation Saturday May 18, 2019 from 9:00 am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am DIRECTLY at Our Lady of Consolation Church (8303 Taft St. Merrillville, Indiana 46410). Inurnment Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements entrusted to Elmwood Funeral Chapel, St. John.  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com

Funeral Mass:
Our Lady of Consolation Church
8303 Taft St.
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00 am

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens
8178 Cline Ave.
Schererville, Indiana 46375

Visitation Location

Our Lady of Consolation
8303 Taft St.
Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Visitation Information

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00 am until 10:00 am

"From our family to yours, sending many thoughts and prayers of support...."
- Lisa Cohen & Family
May 13, 2019 12:43 pm

"Thoughts and prayers going out to the Schuljak family"
- Antoinette Eastlack and family
May 13, 2019 4:09 pm

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
- Mike Reese and Family
May 17, 2019 2:11 pm

Candles Lit
"Love you Mom. "
- Linda J Engell
May 10, 2019 10:32 pm