Stella Bialowas

October 15, 1930January 23, 2012

Stella Bialowas, 81, of Springfield, formerly of Streator, IL , passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. Stella was born in Konczaki Nowe, Poland on October 15, 1930, the daughter of Tadeusz and Kornela (Rogowska) Michalski. She married Bruno Bialowas on June 1, 1952, they immigrated to America from Poland in 1964, where they settled in Streator. She worked at Owens-Illinois for 22 years until she retired in 1992. Stella enjoyed gardening, sewing, and cooking. She was very proud of her Polish heritage, a member of the Polish National Alliance, St. Casmir Parish in Streator IL, and Blessed Sacrament Parish here in Springfield. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Bruno of Springfield, her two sons; Chet (Maggie) Bilows of Springfield, Joe (Diane) Bialowas of Hudson IL, two grandsons; Adam and Andy Bilows, step-grandchildren; BreAnne and Bradley Nott, two sisters Helena (Jan) Kinach and Stefania Cymbala both of Poland, and brother, Wladyslaw Michalski of New Jersey. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sons at infancy, and an infant granddaughter. A funeral service will be held at Noon on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Bisch Funeral Home, 2931 S Koke Mill Rd, Springfield, IL 62711. With visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield. Rev. Peter Harmon will conduct the services. In lieu of flowers memorials in her name may be made to the SIU School of Medicine for Parkinson’s Research P.O. Box 19666 Springfield, IL 62794. Online condolences to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, January 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 27, 2012

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Bill and Lynne Popielarczyk

February 5, 2012

Chet and Joe,
Lynne and I express our sympathy on the loss of your mom. We are making a donation to the school.

January 27, 2012

Bruno, Chet, Maggie, and sons,
I will not forget such a sweet person Stella was. She was a determined person, yet so nice. (And, she made the best apple pie I ever ate). My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Now she is safe in Jesus arms forever, until we all meet again. I am so happy to have met her in my lifetime.
Sincerely, Marilyn Castles

Barbara Karkowska

January 27, 2012

Panie Bronku z rodzina,
Tak bardzo mi przykro z powodu odejscia Pani Stasi... teraz Pan Bog ma ja w swojej opiece.. wzial ja do swego Krolestwa jako wspaniala i dobra kobiete,jej usmiech i pracowitosc byc moze byla potrzebna Panu ,
Prosze przyjac wyrazy wspolczucia z powodu odejscia zony , matki i babci , ale taka byla wola Boza ..i trzeba sie z nia pogodzic...
niech swiatlosc wiekuista swieci nad jej dusza.
Barbara Karkowska z rodzina POLAND

Teresa Pazur

January 27, 2012

Dla Bronislawa z dziecmi i wnukami.
Wyrazy wspolczucia z powodu smierci zony, matki i babki sla Teresa i Stefan Pazur z rodzina

Tracy McCaffrey

January 26, 2012

Please accept my sincerest sympathy in your time of loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Tracy McCaffrey

January 25, 2012

Adam and Family,

Our most sincere sympathy on the loss of your grandmother. We know how special she is to you. Take care of yourself. With love, Carol, Keith & Amanda

January 25, 2012

Chet, Maggie, Adam & Andy,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom and grandmother. You are all in our hearts and prayers.
Thinking of you all!
Don, Teresa, Sara & Adam Baumhardt