Mary Ann Pasko

Born June 26, 1922

Mary Ann Pasko, 95, of Bourbonnais, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at her residence. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and sea shelling. She was also active in the Church of the Nazarene and the Gideon International Auxiliary.

She was born on June 26, 1922 in Huntington County, IN, the daughter of Miner and Dessie (Shaffer) Wine. Mary Ann was a Huntington Township High School graduate.

She was united in marriage to Elmer G. Pasko on October 19, 1941 in Huntington. Elmer preceded her in death on January 1, 2003.

Survivors include a daughter: Ann Schwob of Bourbonnais, IL; a son: Wayne (Jackie L.) Pasko of Westchester, OH; three sisters: Elise Reckard of Huntington; Clara (Max) Beck of North Manchester; Helen Jane Shank of Huntington; a brother: Richard Wine of Huntington; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Corlene Flora, Gracie Wisehart, and three brothers: Earl Wine, Samuel Wine, and Paul Wine.

Visitation will be held on May 8, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Central time, followed immediately by a Memorial Service at Eastridge Church of the Nazarene, 2679 East Court Street, Kankakee, IL 60901. The service will be livestreamed beginning at 2:45 Central time, at

Interment will take place at a later date at Star of Hope Cemetery in Huntington County.

Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of Kankakee Valley, 482 Main St NW, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 The Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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Deena Kissee

May 7, 2018

It was an honor to be one of Mary Ann's caregivers and get to know her and her family!! I will always remember her when someone says "see you later alligator" she never let me leave her apartment without going through the list. One last time I will say to her "Great big hug, Ladybug". Whenever I walked in her room she would say "Joy Joy Joy" then we would break out in song singing "I got the joy joy joy down in my heart". Mary Ann will always hold a special place in my heart!! I won't be able to make the services, but most definitely will watch the live stream!! To her family, you are in my prayers and I am sending you virtual hugs!!!

Lucille and Jeff Helpling

May 7, 2018

Mary Ann was such a precious, loving person and a wonderful Christian woman. She and Elmer were great pillars of faith in the Columbus Avenue Church of the Nazarene where we grew up. They were such an excellent support to my father, Fred MacMillan, who pastored the church and my mother, Jeanette, who directed the youth group. We will forever be grateful for the tremendous Christian example they were to us and the other youth at the church. Heaven is rejoicing as another saint has entered through the pearly gates. There is also a wonderful reunion as Mary Ann and Elmer are once again together and celebrating with my parents. May God give you peace and comfort during this time of loss. Sincerely, Lucille and Jeff Helpling