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Edward A. Wichelecki

Edward A. Wichelecki, age 87, late of Plainfield, and formerly Chicago and the southwest suburbs, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center with his family by his side.

A veteran of the United States Navy, he served in both WWII and the Korean War. He worked as a special serviceman for the former Peoples Gas (now Peoples Energy) from 1952-1988. Ed was a member of American Legion Post #336, Chicago, and a former volunteer for Palos Community Hospital and Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed golfing and fishing.

Survived by his beloved wife of 59 1/2 years, Alvina H. (nee Nowicki) Wichelecki; four children, Karen (Ray) Buttron of Joliet, Tom (Dena) Wichelecki of New Lenox, Sandy (Suzanne Dukes) Wichelecki of San Diego, CA and James Wichelecki of Plainfield; seven grandchildren, Rebecca (Chris) Ogiela, Jason (Cathi) Buttron, Erica Buttron, Steven Wichelecki, Jana (Ali) Aga, Daniel Wichelecki and Cassidy Wichelecki; seven great-grandchildren, Hannah, Nadia, and Sofia Ogiela, Elizabeth, Joseph and Meredith Buttron and Aari Aga; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded by his parents, Frank and Sofia (nee Lulinski) Wychelewski; six sisters, Maria (Raymond) Balcerzak, LaVern (Adam) Piotrowski, Estelle (John) Lelko, Helen (Theodore) Rys, Dorothy (Fritz) Kirsch and Florence (Richard Graczyk) (Vince) Graykowski; and three brothers, Harry (Eleanor), Joseph (Linda) and John Wychelewski.

Funeral Services for Edward A. Wichelecki will be Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to Holy Family Catholic Church for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL. Visitation Sunday, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

For information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com
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Published in The Herald-News on June 22, 2014
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