DONNA JEAN CWYNAR, 80 ROCKFORD - Donna Jean Cwynar, 80, of Rockford, Illinois died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, after a long illness. She was born in Rock Island to the late Konrad (Sonny) and Margaret Nelson, on December 25, 1933. She married Edward D. Cwynar in 1960. They had been married for 54 wonderful years. Donna Jean worked at the Rock Island Arsenal and Illinois Bell before she had 2 children - Tom and David. She then devoted her life to raising her boys and taking care of their family's home. She served as volunteer at her children's school when they were young. She was an avid walker and she enjoyed spending time with her sorority friends. Donna, commonly known as Donnie, was a very soft-spoken woman with a very tender heart and never uttered a negative word about anyone. She enjoyed playing card games with her grandchildren as they were growing up. She was an active member of Holy Family Church and she served faithfully at the adoration chapel weekly before succumbing to her illness. Donna Jean is survived by her husband, Ed Cwynar; her sons, Tom (Connie) Cwynar, David (Joanne) Cwynar; and her grandchildren, Matthew, Kristin, Lindsay, Mallory, and Kaylin Cwynar. She was predeceased by her sisters, MaryAnn and Sonja and both of her parents. The family appreciates the staff at PA Peterson and Heartland Hospice for their heartfelt care of Donna in the past 9 months. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will be held at Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. Visitation also from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Monday at Holy Family. Donna's family would like to request that no gifts be given. If you would like to memorialize Donna Jean, please donate to Bergmark Villa Alzheimer's Unit at PA Peterson Nursing Home, Heartland Hospice, or a
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Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Rockford
1860 S. Mulford Rockford, IL 61108
Published in Rockford Register Star from May 31 to June 1, 2014