---- — Tillie (Theophila) H. Czerwinski, 98, of Scheller, passed away at 9:05 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.
Tillie had been a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Barbara Catholic Church in Scheller and was the oldest parishioner, having been a member since October of 1935. She was a member of St. Barbara Sodality, Mt. Vernon Chapter 688 NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees) and Du Bois Chapter 2327 AARP. She was an avid pinochle player and enjoyed gardening.
She was born Aug. 5, 1914, in Du Bois, the daughter of Frank and Martha (Kujawski) Zmudzinski.
She married Michael Czerwinski on Oct. 14, 1935, in Du Bois, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1982.
She is survived by three children, Richard Czerwinski and wife Sylvia of Scheller, Ralph Czerwinski and wife Debbie of Decatur and Bernadine Kabat and husband Clarence of Waltonville; five grandchildren, Lisa (Allen) Wisniewski, Jacqueline Gustafson, Therese (Garcia) Czerwinski (Rick), Tanya Burda (Bob) and Andy Tomaszewski (Bambi); eight great-grandchildren, Caitlin Wisniewski, Kathryn and Samuel Gustafson, Alexander and Megan Garcia, Brittany Collier and Johnna and Colten Tomaszewski; and one great-great-grandchild, Nicklaus Hartung.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Julia Kabat and husband Ted, Sophia Ratajczyk and husband Leonard and Salomae Hoffman and husband Eugene; and brothers, Gus Zmudzinski and wife Amanda and Dominic Zmudzinski and wife Betty.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Barbara Catholic Church in Scheller with Fr. Dale Maxfield officiating.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa.
Burial will be in the St. Barbara Cemetery at Scheller.
Friends may make memorials to the St. Barbara Catholic Church or Masses and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.