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home : obituaries : obituaries   May 25, 2016

5/23/2014 10:41:00 AM
Francis Wujek

Francis Joseph Wujek, 93, of rural Mendota passed away May 22, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his wife and children.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Peterstown. The Rev. Jacob Rose, grandson of Frank Wujek, will officiate. Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery with military rites accorded by VFW Post 4079.
Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Monday in Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Hall. Arrangements were provided by Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.
Born Nov. 13, 1920, in La Salle, Frank was the son of Stanley and Agnes (Olsztynski) Wujek. Frank attended La Salle-Peru Township High School. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the USS Oceanus. Upon returning from the war, he married Mary Catherine Stremlau on Aug. 26, 1950.
Frank served as the Troy Grove Township clerk for 28 years and on the Mendota Township High School Boardof Education for 10 years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. He was a farmer and started Mendota Welding and Manufacturing.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine; his children, Rick (Darlene) Wujek, Andrew (Sue) Wujek, Mark (Debby) Wujek, Mary Jo (Jim) Myers, Rosemary (Gary) Rose, Dan (Katie) Wujek, Anita (Frank) Kobilsek, Paul (Mary Beth) Wujek, and Tom (Carrie) Wujek; 29 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward of Litchfield; and one sister, Rosemary Of Oak Lawn.
He was preceded in death by his son, Leo Wujek; one brother, Steve; and one sister, Louise.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Peterstown Teens Encounter Christ Program or the Carton Scholarship Fund for Seminarian Education.

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