Obituary: Martha M. Bolke (nee Suszynski)

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October 19, 1923 – April 16, 2021

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Martha (nee Suszynski) Bolke, age 97 of Lansing, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Friday, April 16, 2021. Martha was Born October 19, 1923, to Paul and Helen Suszynski in Chicago. Martha was preceded in death by her beloved husband Albert in 1993 after 47 years of marriage, and loving siblings; Adam, Florence, Steve, Eddie, Ted, Theresa (Sue). Martha is survived by her loving children: Al (Cindy) Bolke, Marsha (Louis) Nowaczyk, Penny (Jerry) Goll & Carl Bolke. Loving Grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of eight. Also surviving are many cherished nieces & nephews and devoted sister Irene.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral services for Martha will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church and the final resting place will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Services and burial will be private.

Martha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Martha enjoyed the outdoors, she loved spending time in the yard and working on her landscaping. Martha worked at Sears Robucks Co., for many years in the River Oaks Mall, located in Calumet City, Illinois. A special thanks to the extraordinary staff of Park Place of St. John, Indiana for the loving care and attention especially during COVID when the daily family visits were no longer possible. Martha was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of St Ann Church in Lansing. She was loved by many and she will be deeply missed. Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


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