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Florence Marie Werderitch (nee Welcing)

April 6,1923 – May 4, 2018

Florence was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 6, 1923 to Ewa and Frank Welcing. After Ewa's passing, Florence was raised in Pulaski, Wisconsin with the help of her paternal grandparents, Agnes and Stanley. When Florence was 7 years old, Frank married Stefania, who became a wonderful mother to Florence.
On November 23, 1945 Florence married the love of her life, Joseph Werderitch. Together they raised two daughters, Linda Marie and Barbara Marie and resided on Chicago's northwest side. At the time of Florence's passing, she had resided on the same street for sixty-three years. Florence will be remembered as the 'Block Matriarch" and "Grandma" to all of the neighborhood children.
Florence was preceded in death by her beloved husband, the late Joseph Werderitch, her loving parents, the late Ewa, the late Frank and the late Stefania Welcing, her sisters, the late Adeline (the late Rudy) Krechowicz, the late Lillian (Martin) Naleway and her brother, the late Raymond (the late Shirley) Welcing.
Florence is survived by her loving and devoted family, daughters, Linda (Wally) Serwa, Barbara (Paul) Caskey, grandchildren, Wendy Serwa, Kristin (Allen) Bilik, Christopher Rossi (special friend, Jessica) and great-grandchildren, Carter, Brooke and Gavin Bilik. When asked of her life's greatest accomplishment, Florence would proudly say, "her family".
Along with her family, Florence will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at St. Francis Borgia Chapel, 8025 West Addison Street, Chicago. Visitation will be held 9:30–11:30 AM with Mass immediately following. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity will be appreciated.
Arrangements made by Schielka Addison Street Funeral Home, Chicago, Illinois.

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7710 West Addison Street Chicago, IL 60634
Tel. (773) 625-3444

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