Marianne A. Kaminski

Marianne A. Kaminski (nee Kruzich), 77, of McCook, died March 2, 2022. 

Ms. Kaminski was born Aug. 3, 1944 at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and attended Morton High School in Cicero. 

Following graduation, she worked for the United States Naval Base making ammunition. In 1967, she took a purchasing position at the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, receiving several superior performance awards and retiring in 1995 after 28 years. 

In 1991 she attended The Wilton School in Darien for a course in the Wilton Method Basic Cake Decorating and received a certificate of merit. In 2001, she received a certificate of appreciation from Feed the Children whose gifts had helped provide 100 meals for hungry boys and girls. She also had participated in sending care packages to Soldiers Angels who provide aid to the military, veterans and their families. 

She was a giving and kindhearted person with a funny sense of humor. She enjoyed many things throughout her life, including dancing, donating to foundations, outings with family or friends, blues music, rainbows, sunsets, Harley motorcycles, wildlife, her pet cats (favorite Shadow), collecting cat statues/figurines, also collecting many recipes, and baking her famous Fourth of July cake (blueberries for the stars and strawberries for the stripes).

Ms. Kaminski was the daughter of the late William and Mary Kruzich; the sister of James (Rose) Kruzich, and the late William (Patricia) Kruzich; the aunt of the late William J Kruzich and Roseann (Mike) Norman and Kimberly, James Jr., Kristine and Kathleen Kruzich; the great-aunt of Megan and John Norman, James Anthony, Jacqueline Kruzich and Westin Kruzich; and a cousin to many.

In her memory, Marianne had requested lots of blue flowers. Visitation will be on Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m. until time of prayers at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, 3847 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Barbara Church, Brookfield. Inurnment is a Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. 

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