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Lorraine Theresa Sowa

Niles, Illinois

Nov 13, 1924 – Mar 25, 2021 (Age 96)


November 13, 1924
March 25, 2021
Niles, Illinois


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Skaja Terrace Funeral Home - Niles Obituary

Lorraine Theresa Sowa age 96, nee Uryasz, beloved wife of the late Mitchell; dearest mother of Gerry (Gary) Tice, Bill Sowa, the late Pat (the late Dan) O'Connor, Nancy (the late Harry) Akers, the late Marianne (Dan) Levar, Bob (Camille) Sowa, Joan (the late Karl) Kane, and Don (Kathy) Sowa; loving grandmother of Jenny, Mike, the late Kevin, Tim, Kyle, Rachel; great grandmother of Joe, Maria, and Ella; dear sister of the late Millie, and late Chester Bobka, aunt of Cheryl and Randy.Visitation Monday from 4pm, until 8pm at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave Niles. Funeral Tuesday 9:15am to St. Juliana Church for 10:00am mass. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or charity of your choice will be appreciated. Funeral info 847-966-7302.

Lorraine was born in Chicago on November 13, 1924. She graduated from Schurz High School, where she was active on her school newspaper, creating crossword puzzles. Had dream of a floral designer career, but instead worked after high school as a stenographer until she married Mitch, September 3, 1950, and became a full-time wife and mother. Attended a few business classes at DePaul (or Loyola).
Later in life after raising her family, traveled throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs in a marketing position for a grocery distributor "Standard Brands". 
Very active in all aspects of her church, including Guild of the Tabernacle, and a founding member, as well as president of St. Juliana's Friendship Club in 1987.
Rigorous Cubs fan, and lover of all sports, especially those in which her children and grand children participated, including baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, badminton, and tennis.
Always welcomed a good polka, knew her way around the dance floor (Where she and Mitch first met), and had a special place in her heart for a good martini.
She played a great game of Scrabble, Yahtzee, bingo, canasta, LCR  and could be found at Arlington Park Race Track on Mother's Day or in the infield at the Kentucky Derby.
Never forgot to place a bet on March Madness and the Superbowl.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Family was most important to Mom.

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My loving Godmother, you meant so much to me. You were always interested in my husband and kids; you remembered birthdays and special occassions; and I liked when you shared memories of your life. We’ll miss you deeply, yet we know you’ll be watching over us all.

Bob and family Please accept our sympathy! Wow 96! No doubt A full life she lived. Now heaven rejoices . Love Matt and julie Rudnick

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