Mercedes E. Kozacki (nee Pasowicz), 100, of Oak Park, died on Dec. 7, 2018. Born in Chicago on Sept. 6, 1918 to Edward and Maryanna Pasowicz, she was the wife of the late Walter; the mother of Mercedes (Charles) Eitz, Marcelline (the late James) Solecki, and Theresa (William) Ringhofer; grandmother of Karen (Richard) Dziagwa, Sharon (John) Szybkowski, Steven (Andrea) Solecki, Walter (Julie) Fisher, Susan Eitz, Sandra (Coby) Crawford, and Nicole (Kingsley) Austin; great-grandmother of Chas, Alexander, Christopher, Christian, Lilliana, Savannah, Kylie, Ethan, Ian, Kierstin and Jake; and the sister of the late Daniel (the late Lena) Pasowicz and the late Adele (the late George) Moritz.
A funeral Mass will be held at Ascension Church in Oak Park at a later date. Interment will be private. Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.