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Violet L. Ratajzik

September 23, 1921 ~ December 31, 2015 (age 94)

   Violet L. Ratajzik, 94, of Plainville, Illinois, formerly of Des Plaines, Illinois, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (December 31, 2015) at Sunset Home in Quincy, Illinois.

   Born September 23, 1921, in Riverside, Illinois, Violet was the daughter of William and Bertha Schmidt Gorgen.  She married George Ratajzik Sr on July 18, 1942, in Riverside, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on September 4, 1995.

   Violet was a homemaker who was active as a Girl Scout leader in the Girl Scouts of America.  She enjoyed reading and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  

   Survivors include two daughters, Dianne Drinan (Mick) of Ottawa, IL and Pamm Lord (Joe) of Plainville, IL; a daughter-in-law, Peg Ratajik of Quincy, IL; a brother, Wilbert Gorgen (Florence) of La Grange Park, IL; seven grandchildren, Julia Lacayo of Willowbrook, IL, Matthew Drinan (Nichole) of Princeton, IL, Todd Ratajik of Austin, TX, Ryan Ratajik of Charleston, SC, Jennette Lord of Newhall, CA, Jeanna Parkhill (Brennan) of Barry, IL and JoAnn Lubbert (Aaron) of Quincy, IL; thirteen great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.  

   Violet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; a son, George "Chip" Ratajik; a sister, Laverne Bradley; and a great granddaughter, Ashlynn Parkhill.

   Funeral Services will be held  on Wednesday morning at 9:30  St. Mary's Church in Des Plaines, Illinois.  Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois.

   Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 8:00 at Oehlers Funeral Home in Des Plaines, Illinois.

    Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital or Des Plaines Public Library.
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