|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1925|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 2008|
PERU, IL - The Rev. Edward J. Bawiec, 83, a resident of Manor Court, Peru, formerly of Oglesby, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at Manor Court.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Valentine Church, Peru. The Most Rev. Daniel Jenky, Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, will officiate. Priests of the diocese will concelebrate. Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery, LaSalle, with military honors by the LaSalle-Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Shields Funeral Chapel, Oglesby, is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Oglesby to Frank and Antoinette (Parat) Bawiec.
He served with the U.S. Army in France during World War II.
Father Ed was ordained June 6, 1954, in Peoria and celebrated his first Mass at Holy Family Church, Oglesby. He was assistant pastor at St. Anthony's, Atkinson; and Holy Cross, Mendota. He was pastor at St. Mary's, DePue; St. Anne's, East Moline; Queen of the Holy Rosary, LaSalle; Immaculate Conception, Streator; and St. Valentine, Peru. He received his senior priest status and pastor emeritus in 1997. He was chaplain of the Oglesby Elks and Catholic War Veterans.
He was a frequent contributor to the LaSalle NewsTribune's religion section.
He also was a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Holy Family School Endowment Fund, St. Valentine Church or St. Margaret's Hospice.
Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 10/19/2008
Francis Bawiec (1873 - 1947)
Antoinette Parat Bawiec (1883 - 1963)
Marie C Bawiec Zinda (1902 - 1988)*
Adam M Bawiec (1907 - 1993)*
Eva Theodora Bawiec Gende (1911 - 2003)*
John Paul Bawiec (1914 - 1973)*
Sophie M Bawiec Morrison (1916 - 2001)*
Catherine Stella Bawiec Mauro (1918 - 1997)*
Edward J. Bawiec (1925 - 2008)
Saint Vincent Cemetery
Plot: Section B102N Lot 436
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Oct 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30881655
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