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Delores Ann "Dee" Mulry, 81, Cromwell, passed away at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at her home.
She was born April 3, 1936, in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, to Adolph and Violet (Thibodeaux) Stariha. She graduated from Shell Lake High School, attended college in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
She was married to James T. Mulry, MD, who survives.
She was a women's counselor for many years, former owner/operator of Aqua Vista Motel in Shell Lake and formerly worked at Elkhart General Hospital.
She grew up in Shell Lake and lived in Elkhart for many years before moving to the Syracuse-Cromwell area Dec. 5, 1999, from Whitewater, Wisconsin.
She was a member of the Rock Church in Cromwell. She loved sailing, snowmobiling, was an avid fishing guide in Wisconsin and a former Arthur Murray Dance Instructor.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. James Mulry, Cromwell; four daughters, Robin (J. Brian) Messick, Middlebury, Joy (J. Michael Swearengin) Caton, Phoenix, Arizona, Julie (Randy) Castetter, Elkhart, and Brianne (Nathan) McLaughlin, Springfield, Illinois; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Martin, Spring Brook, Wisconsin; and brother, Donald Stariha, Shell Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Shawn David Milton; sister, Carol Ann Stariha; and brother, Jerald Stariha.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastors Gary and Sarah Tuttle officiating.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Ind. 15, Warsaw.
Private family burial will take place at a later date.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Rose Home, 72876 C.R. 29, Syracuse, IN 46567.
To send condolences to the family in memory of Delores Mulry, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published on January 9, 2018
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