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ARTHUR JOHN CWERENZ

Arthur John Cwerenz of Elgin since 1991 Prayers for Arthur John Cwerenz will begin at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/ Schaumburg, proceeding to Church of the Holy Spirit, for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arthur, 94, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Rolling Meadows. Arthur was born June 16, 1918, in Chicago, to Frank and Emily Cwerenz. He married Helen Sawicky of Stambaugh, Mich. on June 7, 1947, at St. Philomena Church in Chicago and she survives. He is also survived by his son, Jim (Laurie) Cwerenz of Johnsburg and his daughter, Bonnie (Allan) Berkner of Streamwood; five grandchildren, Kristy (Bill) Fry of Elgin, Jim Berkner of Chicago, Amy Cwerenz of Burnsville, MN, and Diana and Brian Cwerenz of Johnsburg; and two great-grandchildren, Austin and Alex Fry of Elgin. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Edward, Jacob, John and Herman. Art grew up in Chicago on Tripp Avenue. Part of the "Greatest Generation," he served in the Army in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. After marrying Helen they lived in Chicago until 1973, when the family moved to Addison. In 1991, Art and Helen moved to Elgin to be closer to family. Art spent his career as a pricing specialist for Lindberg Steel, where he worked for over 40 years. In retirement, Art loved to spend time gardening and feeding the birds. He held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them whenever he could. Art will be remembered as a gentle man who was always there to help a friend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the or the Wounded Warrior Project. For information, 630-289-8054 or www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com.
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Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory - Streamwood/ Schaumburg
1640 South Greenmeadows Blvd. at Barrington Road  Streamwood/ Schaumburg, IL 60107
630-289-8054

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 19, 2013
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