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Shirley Mae (Conn) Castillo

June 14, 1946 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 74)

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Shirley Mae Castillo (nee Conn), age 74, of Hammond, IN, passed away January 16, 2021.  Shirley is survived by 2 daughters:  Melanie (Crispin) (nee Hluska) Garcia and Andrea (nee Hluska) Kane; 4 grandchildren:  Chase Kane, Antonio M., Crispin, and Ashley Garcia; sister, LaVonne (nee Conn) Misirly; brother, Ronald (Charlotte) Conn; numerous Castillo family members; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her husband, John Castillo; parents, Charles and Amanda Conn; brothers:  Charles, Jr., Eugene, and Charles D. Conn.

In honoring Shirley’s wishes, there will be no scheduled services.

Shirley was a 1964 graduate of EC Roosevelt High School and spent her early years growing up in the Marktown area of East Chicago; retired from Inland Steel blast furnace and 4 BOF after 30 years of service; member of USWA Local #1010; a Baptized and Confirmed Lutheran at St. Paul’s Church in East Chicago.  Shirley enjoyed spending time at the casinos; loved the outdoors; and enjoyed travelling throughout the United States.  She was a very loving and giving person to her family.  Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to the American Diabetes Association.  To share a memory or send an online condolence, logon to:

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No services to be held

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