Shirley M. Kralich

Mrs. Shirley M. Kralich went to be with the lord June 5, 2024, after a brief illness.

She was born in Havre, Montana, November 12, 1935, to Charles and Marion Tyler and grew up on the Tyler Family Farm west of Big Sandy. She was a 1953 graduate of Big Sandy High School.

Shirley married her husband John M. Kralich on March 22, 1961. A loving marriage that would last 52 years. Together they raised three children: Rick, Mark and Denise.

Shirley spent her life as a devoted wife and mother, working alongside her husband and family on their farm just south of Big Sandy. She loved driving the tractor and combine.

A lifelong fan of Big Sandy Pioneers Basketball, Shirley rarely missed a game. She loved hunting and fishing with her family and was a long standing member of the Rebekahs.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; brothers, Richard and JC Tyler; and grandson, Nicholas.

She leaves behind her three children, Rick, Mark and Denise; grandchildren, Brendan (Taylor) Tyler, Shannon Tyler, Hallie Kralich and Sidney Rigg; great grandchildren, Devon, Kylie and Jace.

Cremation has taken place and at Shirley's request, no services will be held.

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