Josephine F. Spanich |
Josephine F. Spanich (nee Zelko), Age 90, entered eternal life on Friday, June 13, 2014, at her residence with her loving family by her side. Born in Joliet on Christmas Day, Josephine was always proud to celebrate her birthday with baby Jesus. Mom was a gentle loving wife and mother and will be dearly missed by her entire family.
Survived by her loving daughters, Marty Jo (David) McGinnis and Carol J. (Ronald) Terlep; loving son, John M. (Cheryl) Spanich; cherished grandchildren, Patrick McGinnis, Kelly Brozovich, Julie Feeney, Douglas Terlep, and Sara, Erika and Steven Spanich; 8 cherished great-grandchildren; sisters, Dolores (the late Michael) Frankovich and Lillian (the late Louis) Korilko; sisters-in-law, Mary (the late Robert) and Barbara (the late John) Zelko; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Preceded in death by her loving husband, Martin J. "Hooksey" Spanich; and her parents, Frank and Josephine (nee Opara) Zelko; brothers, Raymond, James, and John; and sister, Sylvia.
Josephine retired from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. She was a member of the Cantigny Post 367 Ladies Auxiliary and KSKJ Joliet Lodge #2.
The family would like to thank the Joliet Area Community Hospice for their care during her last few weeks.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Josephine's name to St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church or memorials to the family.
A Celebration of Josephine's life will begin on Thursday, June 19, 2014, with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 9:20 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church in Joliet for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Mary Nativity Cemetery in Crest Hill. Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435.
Obituary and Tribute Wall for Josephine F. Spanich at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:
Published in The Herald-News from June 17 to June 18, 2014