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Donna J. Tarnowski

October 29, 1933 September 8, 2018
Donna J. Tarnowski
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Obituary for Donna J. Tarnowski

Donna J. Tarnowski (nee Weber), age 84, a 13 year resident of Villa St. Benedict in Lisle, IL, formerly of Chicago and Burbank, IL, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Villa St. Benedict in Lisle, IL. She was born October 29, 1933 in Chicago, IL.

Beloved wife of the late Louis O. Tarnowski, whom she married September 4, 1954 and who preceded her in death on April 29, 1991, loving mother of Joan (David) Blume and Robert (Michelle) Tarnowski, adored grandmother of Matthew (fiancée, Courtney Nelson) Blume and Elizabeth Blume, Joshua (Jena) Tarnowski, Kristen Tarnowski and Jonathan (Kelly) Tarnowski, great-grandmother of Kellyn, Korbyn, Axton and Evangeline Tarnowksi, devoted daughter of the late Clifford and Laura Weber.

Donna had been employed as a bookkeeper at several auto dealerships throughout her work career, primarily at Ferrell Hicks Chevy in Chicago and Pete Georges Chevy in Oak Lawn, IL.

Donna practiced her Catholic faith at St. Thomas the Apostle Church and School in Chicago, where she attended grades first through high school; St. Adrian in the Marquette Park neighborhood of Chicago; St. Albert the Great in Burbank, IL and St. Joan of Arc Church in Lisle, prior to moving to Villa St. Benedict (VSB) in Lisle.

Donna had been a resident of VSB for more than 13 years where she served on the Resident Council, called BINGO, worked the Benedale desk and was a Eucharistic Minister as well. In her earlier years, she had been active as a volunteer in Cub and Girl Scouts; CCD and in her later years, at the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department.

She enjoyed quilting, scrap booking and traveling, including Elder Hostel trips, but most especially, her two weeks in October in Longboat Key, FL. She also loved playing cards of any kind, reading and listening to music.

The family would like to especially thank the staff at Villa St. Benedict for their dedicated and loving care.

Visitation Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel at Villa St. Benedict, 1920 Maple Ave., Lisle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow Wednesday, 11:00 AM in the Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel.

Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's memory may be made to:

Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, (847) 933-2413,


AMITA Health Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, 119 E. Ogden Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521, (630) 312-5000,

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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10:00 AM 9/12/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel

1910 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel
1910 Maple Avenue Lisle 60532 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 9/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel

1910 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel
1910 Maple Avenue Lisle 60532 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

6001 W. 111th Street
Alsip, Illinois 60803

6001 W. 111th Street Alsip 60803 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

AMITA Health Adventist St. Thomas Hospice

119 E. Ogden Ave.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter

8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800
Chicago , IL 60631

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