Boleslaw Ponulak

Boleslaw Ponulak, age 94 of LaGrange Park, formerly of Cicero, passed away at his home on July 21, 2022. Beloved husband of 71 years of Janina Ponulak, nee Kapusta. Loving father to Richard (Beverly) Ponulak and Donna (George) Biernadski; grandfather of Ricky (Angela) Ponulak, Kathryn Ponulak and Nicholas Biernadski; great-grandfather to RJ, Vinny and Leo Ponulak. Brother of Kazimierz (Zofia) Ponulak of Opole, Poland and his late sister, Krystyna Kliszewska (the late Edward).

Born in Pniatyn, Poland on July 26, 1927, he became a war refugee as a child, that would take his journey through Siberia, Uzbekhistan, Egypt, England and ultimately arrived in the Chicagoland Area in 1957. Proud serving member of the Polish Air Force (Lotnictwo) under the British Royal Air Force during World War II, as well as a 33-year member of the United Auto Workers.

Visitation Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Funeral 10:00 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, Corner of 30th Street & Raymond Street, La Grange Park, IL., Mass 10:30 A.M.

Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to: Polish Scouting Organization of Illinois 6434 W. Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL 60634

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Beverly L Ponulak condolence:


  2. Larry & Christine condolence:

    Deepest Sympathy. Rest In Peace

  3. Larry & Christine condolence:

    Deepest Sympathy. Rest in Peace

  4. Johnnie & Gwenn Slone condolence:

    Deepest Sympathy. Rest in Peace.

  5. Vascik Family condolence:

    Rest in piece Mr. Ponulak
    Prayers to the family.

  6. Yvonne McHugh condolence:

    I am sorry for your loss. I remember Bolek as a really nice uncle, even though I haven’t seen him for some years. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Yvonne, Tom, Ciaran, Ruairi & Finn

  7. Ala, Krysia, Rosa - from Australia condolence:

    Dear Aunty Janka
    Our thoughts are with you
    There is wonderful solace and comfort in the silent communion of prayer.
    Much Love
    From your family in Australia

  8. John & Diane Bellizzi condolence:

    He will be remembered as a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather to RJ, Vinny and Leo. RIP Boleslaw

  9. Katie condolence:

    RIP grandpa you will be missed!

  10. Irene &HenryKowalik and whole Family Kowalik’s. and Woods condolence:

    Rest In Peace wujek Bolek Deep condolences for Ciocia Jasia and Whole Family
    We All will pray for Bolek and his family
    He was like Father for me here great uncle for my children and grandpa for my grandkids
    We all going to miss you and You always be in
    As heat for ever
    R. I.P. Bolek

  11. Basia, Pawel, Max,Milena Klincewicz condolence:

    Our deepest condolences Danusiu,George, Mikus and Family. We are very saddened to hear of your father’s death Danusiu. We’ll be keeping you all in our prayers. We’re very sorry for not being able to join you in prayer on Tuesday. But we’ll be together in our thoughts for you all especially for your Mama.
    Hugs to Ponulak and Biernadski family.

  12. Jennifer Boggess condolence:

    Donna, George, Mikus and Family,
    Deepest condolences on the loss of your father. May he Rest In Peace and may your memories and love ease your grief during this time. Know that you carry him on in your hearts. If I can do anything to help during this time, please do not hesitate to ask.

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