Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL


Donna Kinowski

July 3, 1944January 8, 2020

Donna G. Kinowski, passed away on January 8, 2020. She was born July 3, 1944 to Eugene and Madonna McCaffrey. She was the beloved wife of 48 years to the late Kenneth J. Kinowski. The loving mother of Kimberly Jacobson, Keith (Kim) Kinowski and Kristin Kinowski.

The proud grandmother of Ashley, Paige, Alexandra, Mia, Whitney, and Jameson.

Visitation and Funeral Service at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6821 Main St, Union, IL 60180 on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9 am until time of Funeral Service at 11:30am. Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S Wolf Rd, Hillside, IL 60162, at 1:45pm.

For information call the Funeral Home at (815) 568-8131.


  • Eugene and Madonna McCaffrey, Parents (deceased)
  • Kenneth J. Kinowski, Husband (deceased)
  • Kimberly Jacobson, Daughter
  • Keith (Kim) Kinowski, Son
  • Kristin Kinowski, Daughter
  • The proud grandmother of Ashley, Paige, Alexandra, Mia, Whitney, and Jameson.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


Donna Kinowski

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Nicholas Slowinski

January 18, 2020

When I was in gradeschool at hillside, the best time of the day was going to lunch and seeing Mrs K. After I left hillside and didn't see here for a couple years, we recconected a few years ago. I would help her here and there at her house in hillside with small things. She will be missed.

Kathryn Vermoch

January 18, 2020

Kim and Keith and family,

Your mom was so engaging and caring and just took people right into her heart. She made us feel a part of the family as soon as we met her. Who else but your mom would make friends with people many states away playing computer games, then detour off a trip out West to meet them for dinner! And she always talked about how precious all her family, each and every one of you, was to her. Being around her always reminded us of the importance and blessings of connection. She took us into her heart and we will always keep her in ours.

Our love to you all,

Kathy & Marc Vermoch

Jim & Eve Pokorny

January 17, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Donna was such a wonderful person, full of joy. Always fun to be around. Our hearts are breaking...

Michael & Betty Vogler

January 17, 2020

Betty and I got to know Donna in 2016 when we bought her Huntley home - when we retired. She was truly a sweet and beautiful person who faced some very difficult times with a patient and loving heart. Always pleasant - we could see the blessed spirit she had, and shared with all those around her. We prayed for her - asking The Lord to be with her in a very special way in the particularly trying days she has recently faced.

She may have left us - but through Christ - we'll see her again in glory.

Our prayers and sympathy to all her relatives and friends.

Michael & Betty Vogler

Kathy Koenig

January 15, 2020

Donna was such a dear friend! I'll miss her so much! But at least now she and Ken are together again! I know she missed him terribly! What an amazing person she was!

Monica Krecl

January 10, 2020

Kim and Keith,

Your Mom was always so sweet to us when we saw her! We are so sad to learn of her passing and our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Love the Krecl Family
Kevin, Monica, Colin and Charlee

Jean (Gallagher) Cavanaugh

January 10, 2020

Donna was my Girl Scout leader at Hillside School, I have fond memories of her. Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tamara Davis

January 9, 2020

Mrs. K, our dear Hillside neighbor, you are now reunited with your beloved Ken. I will cherish fond memories of you. I’m so grateful that we were able to be your neighbors for nearly 20 years before you moved to Union.