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Tara Lynn Shiffer

May 6, 1974 — April 13, 2022

Tara Lynn Shiffer, age 47, of Joliet, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at a nursing facility in Burnham, IL.

Born in Kankakee, May 6, 1974, she was a resident of Joliet from age 3. She attended Reedwood Elementary and Joliet Central High School graduating in 1992. Tara helped in the kitchen of her parents’ local business during her high school years. She attended Joliet Junior College and received her CNA License. She worked in another local business as an assembler for a short time when she was struck with a life threating illness that left her with many disabling physical and psychological effects.

Tara was a good-hearted person that always loved God. Church has always been her “happy place.” She posted scripture daily to many and was a member of Mosaic Community Church where she made many valued friendships.

Tara is survived by her parents, Donald and Vicki Shiffer of Joliet; one younger brother, USAF Tech Sergeant Donald (Jonna) Dalton Shiffer; nephew, Donald Ross Shiffer III; niece, Emma Grace Shiffer of Clovis, NM; aunts and uncles, Rhonda (Ken) Hicks of Cartersville, GA, Retired USCG Chief, Jim (Bonnie) Shiffer of Miramar Beach, FL and Jim (Betty) Garnett of Killeen, TX; numerous cousins and many friends.

A celebration of Tara’s life will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service to be held in the funeral home chapel at 12:00 p.m. Per Tara’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

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Memorial Visitation

Saturday, May 21, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Chapel Service

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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