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Joan L. Kolodziej

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 8:14 a.m. CDT

MORRIS – Mrs. Joan L. Kolodziej, 77, of Morris, Ill., passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Morris Hospital. Joan was born Sept. 6, 1935, in Chicago.

Joan worked as a CNA for many years. She was also employed as a coil winder at Western Electric in Chicago. She loved to be with her animals and to be outdoors working in the garden.

Joan is survived by her children, Mike (Thalia) Kolodziej of Streamwood, Ill., Steve (Roxanne) Kolodziej of Morris, and Karen Labrec of Gardner, Ill. Also surviving are seven grandchildren whom she loved very much, Mark, Matt, Nick and Koryna Labrec and Stephen, Scott, and Samantha Kolodziej. Joan also is survived by one great-grandchild, Saige Erickson/Labrec, whom she adored.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Albert Kolodziej.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held for Joan L. Kolodziej at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington St., Morris. Officiating will be Pastor Thalia Kolodziej.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the family.

Condolences can be made online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home. For further information, contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084.

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