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Virginia Gorazd

Virginia Lee "Dee" Gorazd

Friday, March 4th, 1932 - Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Virginia Lee “Dee” Gorazd nee Barger, 86, of O’Fallon, IL, born on March 4, 1932, in East St. Louis, IL was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She passed in her sleep on Dec 10, 2018 at home in the company of her family.

Dee was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, church choir, and “Yesterday’s Kids”. She loved to travel and attend her grandson’s hockey games, enjoyed visiting casinos in Las Vegas, NV, Tunica, MS and locally. She always enjoyed the comrade’ of family and friends and loved spending time at family functions and parties. Dee married her childhood sweetheart Harry and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary before his passing in 2012. She was a member of her east side high school alumni girls club, they met and enjoyed each other’s comfort regularly.
She is preceded by her parents Estel John and Cleva Fern (Wagoner) Barger, her husband Herman “Harry” Gorazd, sisters Delores (Oliver) Starks, Carol (Oak) Cummings, Judy Barger, brother/sister in-law Richard and Carol Gorazd.

She is survived daughter; Sandra (Wes) Dugan, son; Steve (Angela) Gorazd, five grandchildren; Jamie Robyn, Eric Higgerson, Stephan Gorazd, Alex Dugan and Matthew Gorazd, four great grandchildren; Wesley, Wilder, Noelani, and Wyatt. Her many nieces and nephews; Sue Obernuefemann, Peggy (Phillip) Schildknecht, Rich (Mary Beth) Gorazd, Mary Jo Frain, Jean (Keith) Hurst and Kimberly (Bob) Wells-Cherry.

Our sincere gratitude to Brightly Assisted Living and to Heartland Hospice who took such excellent care of her. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice www.heartlandhospice.com. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave. O'Fallon, IL 62269.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 625 St. Nicholas Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269 on Friday December 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Msgr. William Hitpas officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Schildknecht Funeral Home
    301 South Lincoln Avenue
    O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
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  • Services

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 10:00am
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 10:00am
    St. Nicholas Catholic Church
    625 St. Nicholas Ave.
    O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Monsignor William Hitpas
  • Interment

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 |
    Friday, December 14th, 2018
    Lakeview Memorial Gardens
    5000 North Illinois
    Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208
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Gene & Trudy Millard

Posted at 04:13pm
We are so very sorry for your loss. Dee Dee was a special Lady and will always remain in our hearts.

Love, Craig and Debbie Schmidt

Posted at 12:56pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Colleen Camarano

Posted at 10:13am
Mr. and Mrs. Gorazd, Stephen, & Matt: My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. May you find peace, comfort, and courage in this tough time.
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Ron Bailor

Posted at 05:17pm
Peace, Prayers and Blessings. Dee and Harry were like a second set of parents, she was an amazing person.
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