Deloris"Dee" Swiatowiec Obituary

Deloris"Dee" Swiatowiec

October 15, 1912 - July 12, 2010
Resided in Norridge, IL


Deloris”Dee”Swiatowiec, longtime resident of Norridge. Born October 15, 1912 in West Lebanon, IN, Dee passed away peacefully on July 12, at age 97 at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Mt Prospect, where she spent her last eight months of life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Max, her parents, two brothers, four sisters and many longtime friends. Dee was a loving mother to her only child, Sandra(Bill)Gastineau of Mt Prospect; cherished grandmother of Jeff Gastineau of Cary, IL and Greg Gastineau of Vail, CO; and proud “G.G.”of Max and Ben Gastineau. She also leaves behind a devoted sister-in-law, Bernie Smith of Chicago; dearest friend Charlotte Bostrum of Eagan, MN; several loving nieces and nephews and many life-long friends and caring neighbors. Her family asks that you remember Dee as you last saw her. Perhaps it was on her front porch, or the beauty shop, or on the street as she walked her Norridge neighborhood for exercise. She never gave up! We are extremely grateful to the many visiting nurses and neighbors who so lovingly watched over her these past few years, especially Berniece Cwikowski, her live-in caregiver for 3 years, who loved her like family. Dee’s family also gives their deepest thanks to the staff of Rainbow Hospice in Park Ridge, especially nurses Cathy Biasi and Louise Rhau, who made Mom’s last few months comfortable. Without their compassionate care and support we never could have managed. God will bless you all. We have chosen not to mourn her, but to celebrate her life’s adventures at a memorial picnic to be held at our home in Mt Prospect, on Saturday, September 11 at 3pm. Bring your memories, your “Dee” stories, your smiling faces and a dish to pass. See you there! A private interment service will be held at St Adalbert Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice, 444 N. Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, Il 60068. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, for info 847-577-6505.

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