Wanda A Kocinec

September 28, 1936June 4, 2018


Wanda, nee: Skamperle (age 81) Wanda passed away June 4, 2018 in her home after a one-year battle with Lymphoma. She is survived by her daughters, Sonia (Jerry) Skiba and Deena Kocinec-Manna (who was also her caregiver), her brother Dan “Dusan” (Sandra) Skamperle from Laurinburg, N.C.; Dear Grandmother to Angelina, Alessandra, Ariana, Nicholas and Michael and Great-Grandmother (Gigi) to Natalia. Preceded in death by Milan Kocinec and Anton Slechta; her parents Dina and Anton Skamperle and her brother Frank “Branko” Skamperle. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at St. Mary’s Slovenian Catholic Mission Church, 14246 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439 at 10:00 am until mass at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wanda’s memory may be made to St. Mary's Slovenian Catholic Mission Church, 14246 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Kocinec and Skamperle families. Information: 708-636-1200.


  • Memorial Visitatin Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 23, 2018

Wanda A Kocinec

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Debbie Zefran-Jerry

June 22, 2018

Dear Deena & Sonia,

Remembering your Mom with you…

You’ll never forget your mother’s face,
The sound of her voice,
The gentleness of her touch;
They let you know you were loved
You’ll never forget the stories she told.
The traditions she handed down,
They let you know who you are.
You’ll never forget the lessons she taught.
The thing she stood for.
They are her gift and your legacy.
You’ll never forget and you’ll always know
That you honor her
Every day, in how you live
And in who you are.

Know they never really leave us… we become them…
May you celebrate every bit of your MOM in you!!!

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Zefran-Jerry

marge gregoric

June 21, 2018

Please accept my sincere sympathy. Thinking of all of you and keeping you in prayer.

Valentina Pesce

June 21, 2018

Cara Wanda il tuo grande amore per Trieste e per noi resterà sempre nei nostri cuori!Valentina Stefano Lidia Pasquale Manuel!

Gil Hannon

June 18, 2018

so sorry for your loss.

Gigi Gentile

June 17, 2018

Deena, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it is si uf you need to talk with someone that's been through it, I'm here.
Hugs to you, -Gigi