Lorraine A. Jozwiak nee Stankowski, age 89. Loving wife of the late Eugene. Beloved mother of Eugene Jr. (Maria), Daniel (Penny), and Phyllis (Thomas) May. Cherished grandmother of Gene (Leslie), Lana, Mitchel (Dawn), Melissa, Michael (Paulette), and James Jozwiak, Thomas M. May, and Carrie (Steven) Long. Adored great grandmother of James (Alexus), Ashley, Marissa, Matthew, Jackie, Kyle, and Ryan. Great great grandmother of Christopher and Ashton. Dear sister of Irene Landowski and the late Felix, Louis, Regina Groshek, Esther Brzezinski, Hubert, Alice Gorski, Clarence, Sadie Burclaw, Tony, and Caroline Clarkowski. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Devoted daughter of the late Joseph and Suzanne nee Zywicki. Visitation Friday 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave. Niles, IL. Funeral Services Saturday, lying in state at Our Lady of Victory Church 5212 W. Agatite Ave. Chicago from 9:00 am until time of Mass 10:00 am. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. For more info 847-966-7302
Lorraine was born in the Town Of Franzen, Wisconsin. She worked on her parent’s farm until the age of 17 when she decided to follow her sister Alice to work in Chicago. She had an adventurous spirit. While in Chicago, she met her husband Eugene who passed away when she was only 54. Lorraine was a devout Catholic, and while in Chicago, she belonged to St. Pascal’s, St. Constance, and Our Lady of Victory Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Sodality. Lorraine enjoyed going to Wisconsin to visit her brothers and sisters and their families. She was known by family and friends as a very kind and loving person. Lorraine would help care for her immediate family and siblings that were ill when she was able. She enjoyed dancing the polka, playing bingo, pinochle, and rummy with family. She was a lifelong Chicago Cub, Bulls and Bear fan. Lorraine always liked to play the lottery in hopes that she would win and be able to help others. In 2004 Lorraine moved to Michigan to be close to her daughter Phyllis and Phyllis’ husband Tom and their family who cared for her every need. In 2011, she entered a nursing home where Phyllis and her family watched over her. Lorraine always enjoyed visits by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren who came from out of town to visit, as well as her sister Irene and many nieces and nephews who made the trip from all over the United States to visit her in Michigan. Lorraine will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.