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Marjorie Samolinski

December 2, 1927 September 18, 2019
Marjorie Samolinski
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Marjorie Samolinski, 91 of Oglesby died at 9:30 p.m. September 18, 2019 in Cabin Livin’ Senior Care, Hennepin IL.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Shields Funeral Chapel, Oglesby. Monsignor James Swaner will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday in the funeral chapel with additional visitation Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Marjorie was born December 2, 1927 in LaSalle to Dominic and Alida (Dekeyser) Ghighi. She married Vincent Samolinski June 7, 1947 in Sacred Heart Church, Oglesby. He died March 18, 2003.

Marjorie worked at Indiana General and Westclox and was later a homemaker. Her home and yard were always open to the neighborhood children. She welcomed them all and treated them as though they were her own.

She was a member of Holy Family Church and was an election judge. She enjoyed crafts, hiking, baking and making pierogies and was an avid reader. She also wrote poetry, some of which was published. She also enjoyed traveling to places like Ireland and Japan. In fact she loved all things Irish.

She is survived by 2 sons; Gerald (Ann) Samolinski of Phoenix and Michael Samolinski of Oglesby, 4 daughters; Natalie (David) Jordan of Helena, MT, Suzanne (Dennis) Humphrey of Plainfield, Rebecca Gapinski of Peru and Deborah (Eric) Niswonger of Verona, WI, 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, a sister Mary Reed of Columbus, OH, and the neighborhood children she cared for and welcomed into her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband and 4 brothers.

We are sure Mom is looking forward to being reunited with her loved ones, taking long walks with Dad again, and having time to read all those books she never got to.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Illinois Valley Food Pantry or the donor’s choice.


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