Marcella V. Kalash, age 92, of McHenry, died Wednesday evening, February 22, 2012, at Crystal Pines Health Care Center in Crystal Lake.
She was born January 9, 1920 in Chicago to Michael and Agnes (Wieczorek) Winkowski.
Formerly of Chicago, she lived in McCullom Lake for 23 years, before moving to McHenry. For the past 7 years, she was a resident of Crystal Pines Health Care Center in Crystal Lake.
Prior to retirement, she was an employee of Admiral Corporation in Chicago, and then transferred to the Admiral plant in McHenry, where she worked as a TV assembler and later as a tester. She held her job at Admiral for 18 years, until the closing of the plant. Later, she was employed by Rae Motors for 4 years, followed by Chroma Corporation in McHenry for 3 years, until retiring in 1987.
She was a proud grandmother who was always eager and willing to babysit for her grandchildren. She enjoyed doing ceramics, and loved to give ceramics gifts to her family for special occasions.
She is survived by four children, Carol (Josef) Schneider of Lakeland, FL, Jacqueline Hoffman of Rockford, Daniel (Barbara) Kalash of Punta Gorda, FL, and Denise (William) Farr of Lily Lake; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Kalash (June 27, 1992); a daughter, Karen Benjamin; an infant son, John Kalash (1942); a daughter-in-law, Susan Kalash (October 17, 1996; two brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2011, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. The funeral blessing will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Park, Northlake.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Center for Sight & Hearing, P. O. Box 5944, Rockford, IL 61125. For information, please call 815-385-2400. Friends may send on-line condolences to the funeral home at www.justenfh.com.