MENDOTA — Francis Joseph Wujek, 93, of rural Mendota passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his wife and children.
Born Nov. 13, 1920, in LaSalle to Stanley and Agnes (Olsztynski) Wujek, he married Mary Catherine Stremlau Aug. 26, 1950. She survives.
He attended LaSalle-Peru Township High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Oceanus. He served as the Troy Grove Township clerk for 28 years and on the Mendota Township High School Board of Education for 10 years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. He was a farmer and started Mendota Welding and Manufacturing.
Also surviving are his children, Rick (Darlene) Wujek, Andrew (Sue) Wujek, Mark (Debby) Wujek, Mary Jo (Jim) Myers, Rosemary (Gary) Rose, Dan (Katie) Wujek, Anita (Frank) Kobilsek, Paul (Mary Beth) Wujek and Tom (Carrie) Wujek; 29 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward of Litchfield; and one sister, Rosemary of Oak Lawn.
He was preceded in death by his son, Leo Wujek; one brother, Steve; and one sister, Louise.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Peterstown, with the Rev. Jacob Rose, grandson of Frank Wujek, officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery with military rites accorded by VFW Post 4079.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 26, in Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Peterstown Teens Encounter Christ Program or the Carton Scholarship Fund for Seminarian Education.
Arrangements were provided by the Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota.