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Frances Theresa (Smolich) Sovich

June 29, 1926 ~ April 17, 2017 (age 90)

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April 25, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life
1211 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Chapel Prayers
April 26, 2017

10:20 AM
Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life
1211 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Mass of Christian Burial
April 26, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
416 N Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432

Laid to Rest
April 26, 2017

St. Joseph Cemetery
1500 North Raynor Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435

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Frances Theresa Sovich (nee Smolich), age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2017 with her loving family by her side.

Frances is survived by her daughter, Dolly (the late Joseph) Rambow; grandchildren, Tiffany (Scot) Sebby and Joey (Kate) Rambow; great-grandchildren, Jake Rambow, Gavin and Delainie Sebby and Ava Rambow; daughter, Linda (Scott) Dyke; grandchildren, Martin “Joel” (Orsola) Sovich and Katherine (Gregory) Cash; siblings, Rudy (Lois) Smolich and Margaret Smolich; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Catherine (nee Spelich) Smolich; former husband, Marty Sovich; son-in-law, Joseph Rambow; siblings, Jennie (Rudolph) Dernulc, Mary (John) Strysik, Anton (Mary) Smolich, Anna (Frank) Panian, Katherine Smolich, Frank (Sophie) Smolich, Joseph Smolich in infancy, Edward (Evelyn) Smolich and Louis (Geraldine) Smolich; godchild, Randy Smolich; nephews, Frank Panian, Francis (Bud) Smolich, Joseph Strysik, Jake Strysik and John Smolich; and nieces, Gloria Bell and Mary Catherine Schmitt.

Frances was a member of St. Joseph Seniors, Peter and Paul Society, SNPJ, Joliet Seniors and the Altar and Rosary Society. She worked for Dog’N’Suds as the Manager and retired from Insta-Foam Products after 30 years of service. Her great-grandchildren were the light of her life; she loved spending time with them any way she could. In her early years she enjoyed playing baseball and later never missed one of her grandchildren’s games. Frances had an enormous heart, a tremendous sense of humor and always knew how to make a vacation one to remember. She will be truly missed more than words could explain. We Love You Grandma!

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frances’ name to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Joliet would be appreciated.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Ramesh Patel as well as Bernice, Patricia and Cheri from Essington Place for the wonderful care provided to Frances.

A celebration of Frances’ life will begin on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 10:20 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Joliet for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Joliet. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Joseph Church
416 N. Chicago Street, Joliet IL 60432

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