Rose Luif

Rose Luif (nee Pawlikowski), 100, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on May 22, 2013. Born on Aug. 31, 1912 in Chicago to Wojciech and Elzbieta Pawlikowski, she attended St. Joseph Grammar School and Lindblom High School in Chicago. She lived on the South Side of Chicago for 60 years before moving to Oak Park in 1973. Before her retirement, she was employed as a bookkeeper at the Macmillan Publishing Company and at the Hemlock Savings & Loan in Chicago.

She loved to read, write letters to family members and needlepoint. She also loved to attend St. Edmund Church and participate whenever possible. She was a member of the First United Church of Oak Park’s sewing group and the Silver Circle Women’s Club.

Rose Luif is survived by her daughter, Rosemary (Jerry) Juravic of Oak Park; her grandchildren, Carla (Chip) Sineni, Jason, and Ryan (Jaime) Juravic of Oak Park; her great-grandchildren, Evan, Ezra and Zoey Sineni; her niece and nephew, Dolores (the late Bill) Crigar and Fred (the late Carolyn) Hindel, and many other nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Luif, and her sister, Angeline (the late Alexander) Hindel. Special thanks to Ann Mellios for her love and attention to Rose.

Visitation was held May 28 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated May 29 at St. Edmund Church, followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Edmund Church, 188 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302 are appreciated.

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