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Eleanora Zdanowicz

September 22, 1926 — December 30, 2018


Eleanora Zdanowicz, 92 of Waukegan passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Terrace Nursing Home in Waukegan.

She was born on September 22, 1926 in Waukegan, Illinois to the late Walter and Frances Rynkiewicz.  On May 8, 1948 she married Walter Zdanowicz Sr.  He passed away on February 11, 2015.  Eleanora attended St. Therese Nursing School and became an R.N.   She worked for a few Dr’s offices and then worked at St. Therese’s until her retirement in 1985.  After retiring she was church secretary first at St. Mary’s in Mundelein and then St. Anastasia’s Church in Waukegan.  She and her husband enjoyed traveling and had gone to Africa, Europe, and Alaska and enjoyed traveling the U.S. to attend Hot Air Balloon Festivals.

Eleanora is survived by her daughter, Janine Clavey, her son Walter (Brenda) Zdanowicz Jr., her granddaughters, Melissa Clavey and Tiffany Zdanowicz, her great grandchildren, Henry, Omalynn, Racquel, Emilio, Robert Sutton and Steven Sutton, her sisters, Dora (Jack) Phillips and Jane (Ray) Norton.

She was preceded in death by her husband Walter in 2015, her parents, her son Joseph Andrew Zdanowicz, her brothers, Walter (Rusty) Rynkiewicz and Carl (Frances) Rynkiewicz.

Visitation will be on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Warren Funeral Home located at 1475 N. Cemetery Rd. Gurnee, Illinois.   Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church located at 624 Douglas Ave. Waukegan, Illinois.   Father Radley will officiate.

Burial will be at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, Illinois.

The family is being assisted by Warren Funeral Home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, January 7, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Warren Funeral Home, Cemetery & Mausoleum

1475 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Anastasia Catholic Cemetery

624 Douglas Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

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