March 13, 1926 – January 27, 2019
Danuta Radecki, age 92. Beloved wife of the late Marian. Loving mother of Richard (Carol) and John (Marilee) Proud grandmother of Michael, Debbie, John, Ryan and Emily. Dear sister of Gigi (Joseph) Sobczak, the late Henryka (late Bruno) Ruchniewicz and the late Lester (Anna) Malec. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Danuta showed her fighting spirit by staying alive through World War II. She grew up in Poland, but was sent to Siberia and then India. She remained there until the end of the war when she went to England. There she fell in love, got married, had a son and after a few short years came to the United States. They had a second son and settled down in Chicago, where she spent the rest of her life becoming a wonderful mother, aunt and grandma. Above all else, she loved her family and put everything and anything into caring for them. She was selfless, kind, and will be remembered for her feistiness and determination.
Visitation Friday, February 1st from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.
Funeral Saturday beginning with prayers at the funeral home at 10:15 am proceeding to Our Lady of Victory Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.
Interment will follow to Maryhill Cemetery.
- Visitation Friday, February 1, 2019
- Prayer Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 2, 2019
- Interment Saturday, February 2, 2019
February 2, 2019
Donna was an incredible individual. Her generosity and grace were present in every conversation. She was fiercely dedicated to her family and it was a wonder to see her face filled with joy as she spoke of her grandchildren. Donna never shied away from the hard things that needed to be said in life, but she said them with humor and sincerity. Her life was an amazing journey and we’re so thankful to have been a part of it!
Ed, Sheila, John, Meg, and James Fabiszak/Choi Family
January 31, 2019
Dear John, Marilee, Ryan, and Emily,
Danuta was such a wonderful woman. One of our fondest memories of her is listening to her talk about her life and all that she and Marian went through. Danuta was a mesmerizing speaker, and we would all sit spellbound while she spoke! Danuta also had a great sense of humor! We never knew when she would say something really funny. At all times, she was unfailingly kind and generous to us. Her love for the four of you was immense and always clearly evident. We will miss her very much!
Danuta was the epitome of a life well lived!
Love and our sympathy to all of you,
Ed, Sheila, John, Meg, and James.