Bernice J. Raczkowski, nee Gecielewski

Bernice Raczkowski 1

Bernice J. Raczkowski, nee Gecielewski, age 95 of LaGrange Park. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Raczkowski; mother of Dale John Raczkowski; sister of the late Edward (the late Stella) Gecielewski, Irene (the late Stanley) Cwik, Alfreda “Fritzie” (the late Rudy) Zvonek and Richard Gecielewski; aunt of many nieces and nephews; dear friend of many.

Bernice will lie in state, Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Holy Guardian Angels Parish, St. Louise de Marillac Church, Corner of 30th & Raymond, LaGrange Park from 11:30 A.M. to time of Mass 12 Noon.

Due to Covid Regulations a maximum of 100 people will be allowed to attend Mass. Face coverings are required. All wishing to attend Mass with need to Register at:

Additional guests not registered will be allowed to attend if space allows that day. Registration closes Friday, February 26, 2021 at 3 P.M. For those that would like to pay their respects to Bernice, she will be able to be viewed at 11:30 A.M. Households and individuals will be able to view her at the same time. Immediately after paying your last respects you will be ushered to your pew where you will need to remain for the Mass. Social Interactions are not allowed in church at this time.

After Mass, a Chapel Committal Service will be held at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside prior to Entombment.

Memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society, 225 Michigan Ave #1200, Chicago, IL 60601 or Masses to Holy Guardian Angels – St. Louise de Marillac Church. Please send to rectory at 4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513.

Information 708-485-2000 or

For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click on the link below and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o Bernice J. Raczkowski Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

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  1. Carole Raddatz condolence:

    I have fond memories of Bernice and her many nieces and friends when we attended Dury Lane performances at Christmas and our summer dinner at White Fence Farm.

    Rest in peace dear friend.

  2. Monica Gyorke condolence:

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Bernice was a delightful person and I enjoyed our conversations, especially about going for ice cream in Michigan. I’m sure she’s enjoying all the angels in heaven. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

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