Joseph Lewandowski

  • Born: May 6, 1925
  • Died: August 3, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joseph Lewandowski, age 94, of Sterling, died Saturday, August 3, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Joseph was born May 6, 1925 in Oregon the son of John and Katherine (Gritzko) Lewandowski. He graduated from Oregon High School in 1943 and served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII from 1943 – 1945. Joseph was a 2nd LT Bombardier and Navigator. He married Suzanne F. McFadden on September 4, 1946 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on February 6, 2006. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire as a machinist for 25 years retiring May 1, 1987. Joseph was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling and was an avid golfer.

Survivors include four daughters, Kate (Vinnie) Deschamps of Cave Junction, Ore., Mary (Eddie) Tutterrow of Rock Falls, Margie Martens of O'Fallon, Mo. and Judy (Terry) Hammett of Sterling; four sons, Joseph (Sue) Lewandowski of Nelson, John (Judy) Lewandowski of Theodore, Ala., Thomas (Tammy) Lewandowski of Bonita Springs, Fla. and Kazimir (Danella) Lewandowski of Sterling; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and one son, Frank Lewandowski; one grandson, Thomas Lewandowski, Jr.; and ten brothers and sisters.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM at the St. Mary Parish Center Chapel in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial with military honors will be Saturday at 10:00 AM in the chapel with The Very Reverend James R. Keenan officiating. Burial will take place at Rock Island National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Tom and Mary and the whole Lewandowski family I am sorry to hear of the passing of your dad my thoughts and prayers for all

Posted by Tom Johnson - Ormond Beach, FL - Family Friend   August 06, 2019

Sorry for your liss

Posted by Jim and Deb Lawson - Dixon, IL - Family   August 06, 2019