Anita A. Cwiertniak

1969-08-04 - 2024-03-06

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home 5450 W Wilson St Monee IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Friday, March 15, 2024 from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Service Date: 2024-03-16

Service Time: 10AM

Place of Service: St. Boniface Catholic Church 5304 W Main Street, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-534-0016

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Anita A. Cwiertniak (Nee Zidrich), 54, of Monee, Illinois, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2024. She was the beloved wife of Mark, loving mother to Daniel (Alexis Strom) Cwiertniak and Joshua (Cheri) Cwiertniak, and cherished grandmother of Theodore and Carter John. Anita was the devoted daughter of George Zidrich and the late Lorraine Zidrich (Nee Stoba). She was also the half-sister to Robert (Cass) Zidrich and other siblings. Anita was the dear daughter-in-law of Eileen Cwiertniak (late Gene Cwiertniak), fond sister-in-law of Michael A. Cwiertniak (Michelle), and adored aunt of Michael Gene Cwiertniak. She was also a dear friend to many.


Devoted teacher of many years, who gave everything to her past and current students. Lover of dogs. She spoiled Gracie more than her children. She enjoyed spending time with family and spoiling her grandchildren. She dreamed of retiring in Margaritaville where it’s always 5 o’clock.

Visitation Friday, March 15, 2024   from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Monee Funeral Home, 5450 Wilson (at Governors Highway), Monee, Illinois.  Funeral Saturday leaving the funeral home at 9:15 A.M. going to St. Boniface Catholic Church, Monee, Illinois for a 10:00 A.M. Mass of the Resurrection. Interment: Private   Info: 708-534-0016 (tel:708-534-0016)

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anita’s honor to Autism Speaks or The Children’s Heart Foundation



  1. Dawn Dworak on March 7, 2024 at 12:55 pm
    I am very sorry to hear of Anita’s passing. We went to high school together and reconnected on fb. It was easy to see what a difference she made in so many lives. May she rest in peace.

  2. Cheryl Strom on March 7, 2024 at 2:25 pm
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your mother. She will be eternally in your heart and soul .Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Love the Strom Family

  3. Morgan Marshall on March 7, 2024 at 3:13 pm
    Anita was such a great lady! I am so sorry for your loss! Heaven gained a wonderful angel.

  4. Chantal Blount on March 8, 2024 at 2:21 pm
    My deepest condolences to you and your Family (Mark)………

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
    Thus we shall always be with the Lord.
    A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians

    We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,
    about those who have fallen asleep,
    so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope.
    For if we believe that Jesus died and rose,
    so too will God, through Jesus,
    bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
    Indeed, we tell you this, on the word of the Lord,
    that we who are alive,
    who are left until the coming of the Lord,
    will surely not precede those who have fallen asleep.
    For the Lord himself, with a word of command,
    with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God,
    will come down from heaven,
    and the dead in Christ will rise first.
    Then we who are alive, who are left,
    will be caught up together with them in the clouds
    to meet the Lord in the air.
    Thus we shall always be with the Lord.
    Therefore, console one another with these words.

    The word of the Lord.

  5. Lori Chronister on March 14, 2024 at 12:58 pm
    I was so very sorry to hear of Anita’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. She was always so happy and positive in life. She truly cared about her students, past and present. She touched so many lives and made such an impact. She will truly be missed on this earth. May she rest in peace.

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