Julia F. Vasek (nee Zajac), age 97, longtime reside of Steger, formerly of Chicago Heights, died peacefully at home January 15, 2019. Born September 18, 1921 in Chicago Heights. Beloved wife to the late Frank (2005); loving mother of James (Vickie) Vasek, Janet Vasek, Mary Vasek, Carol (William) Troth, and Karen (Steven) Kuersten, caring grandmother of Emily (Michael) Shaughnessy, Rebecca (Luke) Vanderglas, Stephanie Kuersten, Lisa Kuersten, and Linda Kuersten. Preceded in death by her siblings Stanley Zajac, Joseph Zajac and Marie Svancarek; cherished great grandmother to Aidan & Owen Shaughnessy and Henryk Vanderglas.Julia and her late husband were the former owner of Vasek Finer Foods in Steger. She was also a member of the Polish American Club, Polish American Community Fair, active parishioner of St. Liborius, and the Polish Falcon.Visitation Friday, January 18, 2019 from 2pm to 7 pm at Steger Funeral Home 125 E. Steger Road (34th St.) in Steger, IL 60475. On Saturday at 9AM the Rosary will be said at the funeral home and will be leaving for a funeral Mass 10 AM Saturday at St. Liborius Catholic Church, Steger, IL. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Steger. Masses appreciated. 708-755-3400.
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