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Therese L. Smajek , nee Czer

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On January 24, 2015 @ 4:04 pm In Obituary | 7 Comments

Therese L. Smajek , nee Czer, age 84, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late Edward Smajek; dear mother of Therese M. Smajek, Barbara H. Smajek and Cheryl (Michael) Wilferd; grandmother of Sherina Girardi, Diana Girardi, Maria Girardi, Michelle Wilferd; great grandmother of Vanessa Lange, Natalie Papa, Christina Figora and Raymond Figora; devoted sister of the late Chester Czer and the late Fred Czer. Visitation Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, Funeral Wednesday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment Private. Memorials appreciated to Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, 333 Mamaroneck Avenue #492, White Plains, NY 10605. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “Therese L. Smajek , nee Czer”

Condolence from George Matsukis on January 26th, 2015 9:39 am

I was sorry to read about your mom’s passing. My prayers go to you and your loved ones.

Condolence from Rosetta Houston on January 26th, 2015 1:59 pm


And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7

I pray that you and your family keep your heads up.

Condolence from Bob & Adrienne on January 26th, 2015 8:31 pm

Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Joseph Manasse on January 26th, 2015 9:37 pm

Smajek Family- Sorry for your loss. Thinking about you through this experience. She was a very loving and kind person. God Bless!

Condolence from Bob Lukas on January 28th, 2015 1:26 pm

Sorry to hear about your mom, with deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Cheryl Wilferd on January 29th, 2015 12:11 am

The past few days have been very trying. Fighting back tears, then letting them flow. Holding in emotions, and bursting into laughter, all while morning the loss of my beloved mom. She was my protector, my mentor, my teacher and my best friend. I can say, I am proud of the woman I am, because of her. Above all she taught me how to love.
I see mom in all of my daughters, I see her beauty and grace, her elegance, her traits, her silly ways, her family values, her spirituality and generosity. But most of all, love. She lives in all of us now. We can celebrate her life, and not be sad for her death. She was fortunate to have a beautiful man, my dad as her soul mate for over 50 years here on earth and now eternally in heaven, They were blessed, and had opportunities to travel to Mexico,Hawaii, Italy, France, Canary Islands,and most US states. many places that you and I can only dream about. She was a vivacious active woman too snow skied, played tennis, majong, rode her bike, loved to read, knit, crochet and sew.
And her grandchildren, she found so much joy in them. Even in her later years, she found so much happiness in her great grand children. Fortunate to know them all, if only for a short moment.
While looking through her pictures and things, Sherina found a paper, a hand written note, probably from many years back. I know she brought this note forward to us now. She wanted us to see during these trying days, and to comfort us. It read:

Affirmation for the rest of my life
I am not my body
I am free
I am as God created me
I am part of a community
I am safe and strong
For I am not of my body
I am free!!

Condolence from jim swan on January 30th, 2015 8:08 am

Aunt Lorraine told me. Sorry I could not make the wake or funeral. I will always remember the good times of the 50’s and 60’s. My sympathy for all of the family.

Jim (Sonny ) Swan

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