Maryanne Skole (nee Jankowski)
Age 67 of Joliet, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital with her family by her side.
Born August 30, 1955 in Joliet, Maryanne was a daughter of Edward, Josephine and Geraldine Jankowski. She was raised and educated in Joliet and graduated from St. Francis Academy with the class of 1973. Following graduation, Maryanne found herself working in the medical billing field and made a career out of it for over thirty years until retiring in 2018. During that time, she met the love of her life and would go on to marry her best friend, Sonny Skole in St. Thaddeus Catholic Church. Together they made a home and raised their family.
Maryanne was a devout Catholic and longtime parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Joliet. She was always the gracious host and would love having friends and family over, whether it was for a pool party or for the holidays. You could find her cheering on Notre Dame Football in the fall and Chicago White Sox baseball during the summer. Maryanne just loved a good game no matter what sport. In her free time she enjoyed working in her yard and planting flowers for all to admire. She was a member of the Croatian Club in Joliet as well as a part of the athletic board for St. Joseph School. After retirement, Maryanne and Sonny enjoyed numerous bus trips to area casinos and going on fishing trips up north. Her most treasured times were always spent with her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years: Sonny Skole; children: Sunianne (Jimmy) Pasdertz and Matt Skole (Ashley Boyd); grandson: Hunter Blank; siblings: Raymond (Ruth) Jankowski, Leonard (Edith) Jankowski, Fr. Jim Jankowski, Dick Luzbetak and Barbie Morris; sisters-in-law: Barb (Ed) Mucha and Diane Swanson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Maryanne is preceded in death by her parents: Edward “Stump” Jankowski, Josephine (Dulny) Jankowski and Geraldine “Bum” Jankowski; siblings: Kathleen Luzbetak, Linda Anderson and Phillip Morris; nephew: Scott Swanson; mother and father-in-law: Alice and Cyril Skole, Sr., and sister-in-law: Midge Trautner.
The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. The family requests that guests keep it casual and wear their favorite sports attire. A celebration of Maryanne’s life will continue on Monday, June 12, 2023 with chapel prayers in the funeral home chapel beginning at 9:20 a.m. The funeral will then drive in procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 416 N. Chicago Street in Joliet, for a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow and Maryanne will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery in Joliet.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made as gifts in Maryanne’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.