Mrs. Hattie Lijewski, 94, of La Salle died at 11:45 p.m. Oct. 4, 2009, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

A funeral Mass was today in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, La Salle. Monsignor Richard Pricco officiated. Burial was in St. Hyacinth's Cemetery.

Burgess Funeral Home, La Salle, was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Gaylord, Mich., to Joseph and Josephine (Baniski) Mankowski. She married Joseph Lijewski on Feb. 11, 1934, in St. Hyacinth Church.

Mrs. Lijewski was a member of St. Hyacinth Church, Altar & Rosary Society and Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary. She worked at Westclox for 28 years.

Survivors are three sons, Joseph (Bonnie) Lijewski of La Salle, Ronald Lijewski of Peru and William (Geraldine) Lijewski of La Salle; 11 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Theresa Bejster of La Salle and Agnes Lasik of La Salle; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971; 11 brothers and sisters, and one grandson.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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