Emma Shalla

November 12, 1930 - August 8, 2022
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606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Wednesday 8/24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Wednesday 8/24, 12:00 pm

Emma Shalla, age 91, of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022. Emma is survived by her children: Nancy (Tom) Machacek, Steve (Michele) Shalla; granddaughter, Sheri LoCascio (James Denton); great-grandson, Jay LoCascio (Lauren Shaffer); sister, Evie (late Andrew) Sooley of Texas; nieces and nephews. Emma was preceded in death by her husband,Continue Reading

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Lori (Grabek) left a message on September 23, 2022:
Mrs. Shalla was my 5th grade teacher at Fieler Elementary School. I loved her each and every moment we spent in her classroom. She was a strict teacher, but we knew she loved us. She expected us to give our best each day because she gave her best to us. I remember Mrs. Shalla always wearing beautiful dresses everyday and high heel pumps. Her makeup was prestine. She was beautiful inside and and out. My favorite memory about her was at the end of the year, she invited our entire class to her home and taught us how to play Bunko. We had pizza and she made homemade lemonade. It was the best time. She was and is a true inspiration as I continue into my 34th year in Education. Hugging you with my Mrs. Shalla. You were an angel to us all, and now you have your wings as a guardian angel ?. RIP my forever teacher.
Pam Yacuk left a message on August 25, 2022:
Michele & Bridget & family. My deepest sympathy to you & your family at the loss of your mother.
Karen Valenti Ensign left a message on August 22, 2022:
Dearest Nancy, The video tributes to your mom & dad are so representative of the beautiful life that they shared. Their last dance is so touching and a true treasure. I’ve known your mom (& dad) all of my life. First as my parents’ friends, my favorite elementary teacher and after my mom’s passing, we stayed in touch and became friends. I loved our lunches & conversations. I loved her. Nancy, thank you so much for the privilege of seeing your mom during her final days. I’m so blessed to have seen and talked to her one last time. In addition to reconnecting with you, I cannot express how much the time to say good bye meant to me. My most endearing memory was the gift & story that she gave me (via your thoughtfulness) as she was passing. The gift was the silver jewelry box that my mom gave to your mom… over a decade ago. The story that your mom loved it, but always questioned if my mom gave it to her by mistake. Sadly, Emma always felt a tinge of guilt that it belonged with one of her daughters & not with her. My mom DID mean to give her that gift. It WAS intentional. My only regret is that Emma ever felt bad for receiving it from my mom. I am especially touched that she held onto it all these years and the timing of which I received it. When you gave me the jewelry box that your mom kept and treasured, you returned the gift to where your mom felt it belonged. It’s as though she was the temporary keeper of the box that she so treasured. So as she was passing, she also passed a gift from my mom to me. Somehow with it’s origin attached, I will pass it on to my daughter & granddaughter. For so MANY reasons, it is one of the most beautiful gifts that I've received. A gift from the heart. Actually, several hearts. Without your mom asking, YOU did all of this. There are no coincidences, Nancy. This certainly highlights that. ❤️ With love, Karen Valenti Ensign
Sue Savage left a message on August 22, 2022:
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of both of your parents. You took such great care of them when they needed you the most. I am sure they are once again holding hands in heaven together. May they rejoice in heaven! From Dave and Sue Savage
RHONDA G BELCHER left a message on August 15, 2022:
I will miss you Emma love Rhonda
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dawn kairns left a message on August 14, 2022:
Nancy and family, my deepest condolences in the loss of your mother. She was such a special woman with a very special place in my heart. She was loving and kind, insightful and with a beautiful soul. I was so Fortunate to have her in my life both as a child and as an adult. She made a huge difference in my life. Your mom was so lucky to have you. You gave her so much. I am holding you in my heart during this difficult time of loss. In love and sympathy, Dawn Kairns
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