Shirley M. (Trautman) Podgurski, 73, Huron, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Firelands Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Shirley was born Aug. 24, 1936, in Venice, Ohio, to Howard and Verna (Francis) Trautman. She married Edward J. Podgurski, August 16, 1958, and he survives.
Mrs. Podgurski attended St. Mary's Catholic School and received her GED from Port Clinton High School in 1986. She then went on to tutor other GED students in the Port Clinton area. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sandusky and volunteered in the school cafeteria for several years. Shirley was a past member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton and at that time was a member of their Altar Rosary Society. She volunteered at St. John's Church in Port Clinton assisting adults with traumatic brain injuries and learning disabilities. She also enjoyed volunteering with the American Red Cross. Shirley loved her road trips to Detroit, dancing and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Edward; daughter, Peggy (Bill) Mohr of Castalia; sons, Edward Podgurski Jr. of Berlin Heights and Shawn Podgurski of Chicago; grandchildren, Bryan and Jacob Mohr and another expected in September; sisters, Betty Laws, Helen Wobser and Patricia Neill, all of Sandusky; brothers, Clifford Trautman of Norwalk, Robert (Aggie) Trautman, Frank (Judy) Trautman and twins, Victor and Vincent Trautman, all of Sandusky; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Howard "Bunk" Trautman; sister, Mary Baker; two siblings in infancy; and nephews, Thomas Trautman and Jimmy Baker.
A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Angel's Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky; the Rev. Chris Kardzis will officiate the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Holy Angel's Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be shared with Shirley's family at grofffuneralhomes.com.