Darlene Joan Wojciechowski, age 79, of Wauconda, died Monday, April 6, 2015, at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. She was born June 16, 1935 in Chicago to Harry and Elizabeth (Milota) Kaczynski.
Darlene was the wife of the late Daniel (April 25, 2002); mother of Michael (Mary Kay) Wojciechowski, Darold (Dori) Wojciechowski, Marty (Carolyn) Wojciechowski, Denise Nalepa-Hucke, and the late Mark (Oct. 1961); grandmother of Brian (Kristyn) Wojciechowski, Ryan (Carrie) Wojciechowski, Maggie Wojciechowski, Ellie Wojciechowski and Darold John Wojciechowski Jr.; great-grandmother of Leah, Alexa, Brooklyn and Logan; aunt and godmother to many.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald.
A resident of Wauconda since 1983; Darlene was a summer resident since 1935 of Williams Park, where her parents had a summer place. She was employed at Marshall Field and was a nanny for three other families for over 30 years. Darlene was a longtime member of Transfiguration Church in Wauconda. She had a lifelong dedication to her family; and she was a wonderful baker and cook.
Visitation will be brom 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. The funeral Mass will be Friday, April 10, leaving from the funeral home for the 11 a.m. Mass at Transfiguration Catholic Church, Wauconda. Interment will be in Transfiguration Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN or to St. Theresa Little Flower in Darien, IL.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.