Edmund Sowa - 90
7/25/1923 - 2/25/2014
Edmund S. Sowa, 90, an Oregon resident since 1987, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon. Born December 26, 1923 in Chicago Heights, the son of Frank and Bernice (Bilinski) Sowa. Married to Rose Luks September 11, 1954 in Chicago. Ed was a US Army veteran, serving in World War 2. Employed as a nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon, Oregon Rotary and served many years on the Board of Directors for Village of Progress in Oregon. Ed was an avid golfer and enjoyed snow skiing. Survived by his wife Rose of Oregon; son, Steve (Cindy) Sowa of San Bruno, CA; daughters, Mary Agre of Libertyville and Joanne (Marty) Romain of Oakdale, MN; and grandchildren, Sam Agre, Haley Agre, Max Romain and Jack Romain. Predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers and 6 sisters. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am Saturday, March 15 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon with Rev Joseph Naill as celebrant. No visitation. A memorial fund has been established to Village of Progress, PO Box 418, Oregon, IL 61061.
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