Darlene E. Wojcieszek (nee Lazar) of Woodstock, formerly of Norwood Park, died Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family. Darlene was born on November 02, 1937, to John and Mary (Gill) Lazar in Chicago. She married Henry J. Wojcieszek on August 4, 1956; they spent 28 years together before his sudden passing on July 17, 1984.
She was employed by Centel Phone Company for 35 years, but her greatest joy in life was her role as Amma to her grandchildren. She also enjoyed singing, dancing, and cooking for friends and family, who were always welcomed into her home.
Surviving are her children Therese (Paul) Conklin, Dianne Wojcieszek, Lorrayne Karmis, brother Daniel (Carol) Lazar, grandchildren Nathaniel (Ashley) Conklin, Amoreena, Alexandra, Arianna, and Addison Karmis, great-grandchildren Emmibelle and Kane Conklin, and many, many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her spouse Henry, parents John and Mary Lazar, sister Diane Lindgren, granddaughter Harper Karmis, and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
A memorial gathering will be on Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 10 am-noon, with services to follow at Saunders Funeral Home & Crematory, 1745 S. Eastwood Dr., Woodstock, IL; Father Sanchez will be officiating. Inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice in Darlene's name.
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