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Bernice Jane Widup

December 1, 1924 May 31, 2018
Bernice Jane Widup
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Obituary for Bernice Jane Widup

Bernice Jane Widup, age 93 of Kenosha, WI formerly of Plainfield, IL, passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the St. Joseph Nursing Home of Kenosha.

She was born December 1, 1924 in Fairmont City, IL to her loving late parents, Franciszek and Karolina Grzywacz.

Cherished wife of the late Ray A. Widup, wedded on November 5, 1949.

Beloved mother of Zachary Widup of Champaign, IL, Kevin (Virginia) Widup of Madison, MS, Denise Widup of Kenosha, WI and Rosemarie (David) Palmersheim of Franksville, WI.

Loving grandmother of Margaret (Kris) Wilson and Rachel (Cody) Tompkins. Great-grandmother of Julia and John Wilson.

Fond sister of the late Mary Vickery, Joseph, Walter and Stanley Grzywacz. Dear sister-in-law of Reggie Grzywacz.

Bernice was a long time Plainfield Resident and St. Mary Immaculate Church member since 1943. She worked as a beautician at Kelly’s Salon and Pink Poodle Salon in Plainfield. She also worked at the Goodie Basket as a hostess and cook. She worked at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant making TNT blocks. Bernice was an active member of St. Mary Immaculate serving in the Mother’s Club, on the luncheon committee and as a room mother for the school. She was a founding member of the Plainfield Civil Defense. She will be fondly remembered for her love of BINGO, roller skating (member of the Rolling Squirrels Club), baking and making doll clothes. She was known as “The Cross in my Pocket Lady” making thousands of crosses and handing them out all over the Plainfield/Joliet area.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 11, 4:00-8:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 AM at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield.

Family and friends will meet Tuesday, 2:30 PM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL for committal services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joseph Home for the Aged, 9244 29th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53143, (262) 925-8130.

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4:00 PM 6/11/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/11/2018 8:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States





10:30 AM 6/12/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary Immaculate Parish

15629 S. Route 59
Plainfield, Illinois 60544

St. Mary Immaculate Parish
15629 S. Route 59 Plainfield 60544 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details


Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Final Resting Place

20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

20953 W Hoff Rd Elwood 60421 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph Nursing Home of the Aged

9244 29th Ave.
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143

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