THERESE SURDELL HEGEWISCH, IL
Therese Surdell (nee Rzonca) age 89 of Hegewisch passed away peacefully on November 6, 2022. Therese was the youngest of 8 siblings and beloved daughter of late John and Veronica Rzonca. Like all her siblings, Therese was born in the home acquired by her parents more than 100 years ago upon their immigration to the US from Poland--a home which remains in the family today. Therese was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans and was rightly proud of both her Polish heritage and her extended family's service to our great country. Her brothers, husband, brother-in-law and nephews served in the US Army, Merchant Marines and Air Force in WW II, Korea and Vietnam. Together they were awarded 3 Purple Hearts, two of them posthumously after her brother, Paul Rzonca, and his namesake Paul Severson gave the greatest sacrifice in WW II and Vietnam, respectively. She was a loving wife for 6o years of Martin Surdell who passed in 2017. Cherished mother of Cindy (Dennis) Stacy, Steven (Jennifer) Surdell, and Terri Surdell (John Steaveson), dearest grandmother of Jacqueline and Ian. She loved her family and rarely missed a Drum Corps competition, Football game or Wrestling match for her children, or a Volleyball match, Baseball or Basketball game for her grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to woundedwarriorproject.org. Therese will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Sadowski Funeral Home of Hegewisch: 13300 S. Houston Ave. Chicago, IL 60633, (773)646-1666. Visitation for Therese will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral Service Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 8:30 am until 9:30 am. Prayers from chapel at 9:30 am for 10:00 am Funeral Mass at Christ Our Light Catholic Church of Hegewisch (formerly St. Florian). Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery of Calumet City.
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