Bernardine Kwak
1937 - 2019
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Kwak, Bernardine A. (nee Ksiazek) Beloved wife of 51 years to the late Eugene F. Kwak; loving mother of Monica Martino and Melissa Bottenhagen; dearest grandmother of Matthew (Elizabeth), Michael, Mark, Mitchell Martino and Amanda and Brianna Bottenhagen; great-grandmother of Daniel Martino; devoted daughter of the late Jan Ksiazek and the late Mary Ksiazek (nee Wrobel); dear sister of Irene (late Frank) Kruk, Ann Marie (late John) Harasym, late Jean (late Vincent) Halik, late Stanley Ksiazek, late Walter (late Victoria) Ksiazek, late Casimir Sr. (late Irene) Ksiazek and the late Bruno (late Elizabeth) Ksiazek; dear sister-in-law of Albin (Marilyn) Kwak, Gregory (Lyla) Kwak and the late Anthony Kwak; cousin of Richard Kwak, Christine Marquett and Therese (Thomas) Lizik; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday 10:00 a.m. from SCHMAEDEKE FUNERAL HOME, 10701 S. Harlem Ave., Worth, IL to St. Linus Church for 11:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For info: (708) 448-6000 or

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Oct. 9, 2019.
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October 9, 2019
Saddened to hear of Aunt Bernardine's passing. While there never quite seems to be anything comforting to take away the pain of emotions, please be assured you are all in our thoughts and prayers especially through the transition of your daily routines.
Haddix Family
October 8, 2019
I never have the right words to say except my deepest condolences to Monica and Melissa. Im truly sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a great person with a beautiful smile. She will be forever missed by all. Just know she will always be your guardian angel. Im sure without a doubt all are up in heaven celebrating their reunion. May God watch over you both and your dearest family as well.
Maryjean Paprocki
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