Genevieve E.Smolinski - 99

5/28/1917 - 6/11/2016

Byron, Illinois

Genevieve E. Smolinski, age 99, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 11, 2016. She was born May 28, 1917 at the family home in Stillman Valley, IL the daughter of John and Elsa (Neilson) Nelson. She attended Stillman Valley Schools. Genevieve worked several years for the Riverside School in the cafeteria dept. in Rockford. She married Howard Lancaster on Nov. 21, 1941 and he preceded her in August of 1976. She than married Frances “Smoky” Smolinski on Mar. 4, 1978 and he preceded her in 1994. Genevieve was a member of the Ebenezer Reformed Church near Oregon. She loved to be in her flower gardens, was an avid reader, do jigsaw puzzles, and collected angels and clocks. She was known by many as a kind and caring person who always put everyone else first, not wanting to impose on anyone. Genevieve loved to travel and would spend winters with her family in Arizona and Florida. She also liked to go on cruises. She was predeceased by her parents, her 2 husbands, 2 brothers; Jonnie and Nels Nelson, 3 sisters; Inez Lenstrom, Virginia O’Bryan, and Jane Young. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Linda (Paul) Chermak of Byron, grandchildren Kristina Chermak of Rockford, and David Chermak of Portland, Oregon, sister Mary High of Mt. Morris, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Ebenezer Reformed Church with the Rev. John Wisdom pastor of the church officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:30 to 11:00 am at the church. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for the Ebenezer Reformed Church.

Visitation:

9:30 to 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Ebenezer Reformed Church near Oregon, IL

Service:

11:00 am, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Ebenezer Reformed Church near Oregon,IL

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