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Andrew J. Widzisz

Andrew J. Widzisz 70, Woodstock, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home.

He was born July 3, 1943, to John and Wanda (Genca) Widzisz in Chicago. 

On July 14, 1971, he married Wanda Roszczynialska in Chicago.

He enjoyed the outdoors with his family and also liked fishing, hiking and camping. He was also a passionate gardener and enjoyed sharing his crop with friends and family. He loved being Grandpa and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Marcel (Renee) Widzisz and David Widzisz; a daughter, Nadine (Paul) Mateo; five grandchildren, Owen, Julien, Natalie, Will and Liam; a brother, John (Luanne) Widzisz; a sister, Rita (Walter) Niesluchowski; and his lifelong best friend Ronald Bishop.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial gathering will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock, until the memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.

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