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Margaret A. Cielaszyk

August 23, 1925 September 26, 2019
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Margaret A. Cielaszyk, 94 of Oglesby died at 1:42 p.m. September 26, 2019 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria following a brief illness.

Services and burial will be private. Shields Funeral Chapel, Oglesby is in charge of arrangements.

Marge was born August 23, 1925 in Chicago to Frank and Mary (Gurgovich) West. She married Edward Cielaszyk November 27, 1943 in Sacred Heart Church, Oglesby. He preceded her in death July 30, 1989.

Marge was a lifelong resident of Oglesby and worked at Westclox for many years. She was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church, including the Altar and Rosary Society. Her philosophy of life was “Let go and let God.”

She had a kind heart and always put others first. Family and friends enjoyed her stories of earlier times. Summer vacations spent with her and Eddie are cherished memories for her grandsons. Her words of wisdom for a long life included “Don’t drink; Don’t smoke; Eat the donuts.”

She is survived and will be missed greatly by a son Dennis (Sandy) Cielaszyk of Phoenix, AZ; 2 grandsons, David (Lori) Cielaszyk of Longmont, CO and Eric (Susan) West of Phoenix, AZ; 4 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Sara, Joseph and Evie; and a plethora of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, 7 brothers and 3 sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dickinson House, the Oglesby Public Library or Holy Family Church.

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