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Mary L. (Sawickis) Kazmierski

February 27, 1924 October 12, 2018
Mary L. (Sawickis) Kazmierski
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Obituary for Mary L. (Sawickis) Kazmierski

The angels came to Kewanee Care on October 12, 2018 to take 94-year-old Mary L. (Sawickis) Kazmierski to her home in heaven.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Saint John Paul II Parish. Celebrant will be Father John Burns. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, with a Rosary Service at 6:00 pm. Memorials may be directed to Saint John Paul II Parish or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Mary was born on February 27, 1924 to Victor and Lucy (Marchulitis) Sawickis. Mary married Walter J. Kazmierski on April 12, 1946 in Galva. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Julie (John) Boling, Kewanee; granddaughter, Jeannie (Mike) Carlson, Mineral; great-granddaughter, Jessie Sequra, Mineral; great grandson, Bret Carlson, Mineral; sister, Emily Entas; brother, Veto (Jean) Sawickis, both of Kewanee; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and seven siblings, Alfonse, Joseph, Edward, Donald, Bernard, Betty, Johnny, and her very special grandson, Johnny L. Boling.
Mary worked in Kewanee at the Boss Glove factory until its closing. She enjoyed many fishing trips with her husband and family members to their cabin on the Rock River. She especially enjoyed time spent with her great granddaughter, Jessie and grandson, Johnny until his passing. Family and friends really made her life special. Mary was a member of Saint John Paul II Parish.
The family wishes to give a special thank you to all the staff at Kewanee Care Nursing Home for all the care and compassion that was shown during her stay with them, and to Compassus Hospice and to Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Mark, Chris, James and Brandee, for all their help and care. And to Father Johndamaseni Zilimu for his visits and prayers. Please leave an online condolence for Mary’s family at

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4:00 PM 10/18/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 10/18/2018 6:00:00 PM
Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home

219 E. Second St.
Kewanee, IL 61443

Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home
219 E. Second St. Kewanee 61443 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM 10/19/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. John Paul II Catholic Church

406 W. Central Blvd.
Kewanee, IL 61443

St. John Paul II Catholic Church
406 W. Central Blvd. Kewanee 61443 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Olivet Cemetery Final Resting Place

Pleasant View Ave
Kewanee, IL 61443

Pleasant View Ave Kewanee 61443 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. John Paul II Parish

406 W. Central Blvd
Kewanee, IL 61443

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