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Bernice M. Zmia
Bernice M. Zmia, 92 of Streator passed away Friday evening (March 16th) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center with her family at her side.
A visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 – 7 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home with the rosary recited at 3:45PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Wednesday at 11:30 AM at the St. Michael the Archangel Church. Burial will be in the St. Casimirs Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons Ryan, Tony, Tyler, Logan, Cody, Aaron, Chris and Nick.
Bernice was born on July 15, 1925 in Streator to John and Fern (Brooke) Mollo. She married Frank Zmia on April 26, 1944 at the St. Stephen’s Church. He preceded her in death on December 25, 1982.
Surviving are children Valerie (Gary) Wellman of Pontiac, Charlotte Chalmers of Baltimore, Maryland, Frank (Marlene) Zmia of Minonk, John (Cindy) Zmia of Streator, Nancy (Greg) Pflibsen of Streator, Joseph (Nancy) Zmia of Streator and Jane (Fred) McClellan of Streator, grandchildren, Aaron Wellman, Amy Smith, Sharon Chalmers, Lynn Robinson, Christopher and Nicholas Zmia, Leigh Ann Vickers, John Anthony and Ryan Richard Zmia, Victoria and Logan Pflibsen, Cody Zmia, Tyler and Olivia McClellan and 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great- great- grandson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son in infancy, a grandson in infancy and a sister Ann Crane.
Bernice attended St. Stephen’s School and Streator High School. She formerly cooked at the PNA Hall and Twin Creeks Golf Course. Bernice was a member of the former St. Casimirs Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She is currently a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.
Memorials may be made to the PNA Scholarship Fund or to a charity of the donors choice.
My condolences to the Zmia family. She was always very kind to my Grandma Wilkie. God bless.
Lynn Dunning Mar 20 2018 12:00 AM
Marty and I are so sorry to here of your mom passing. Bernice was such a wonderful lady we always enjoyed talking with her when we would see her at Westside. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zmia family
Marty and Gayle Biroschik Mar 20 2018 12:00 AM
Our prayers and condolences to the Zmia family during this sad and difficult time. I can still see your Mom's smiling face and her asking 'how are you' at church or the PNA. She was always one of the kindest, most caring people that I will always remember and keep her in my prayers.
Theresa (Drapa) and Charles Westlund Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM
FRANK & FAMILY
VERY SORRY ABOUT YOUR MOM !!!
LOUIE ELKO Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathies to the Zmia family in the loss of a wonderful woman who touched many lives with her kindness. Known to our family as The Church Lady, for always being at mass with a smile and giving out hugs, she will be truly missed. God welcomed another angel, who probably has already been crocheting slippers, baking & cooking up some wonderful treats in heaven! May all the happy memories carry you through during this time of loss.
The Smith Family: Sarah, Eliza, Melissa, & Joe Mar 18 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Bernice Zmia
Teresa Pazur Mar 18 2018 12:00 AM