Joann Zenawick Marshinski, age 84 years, a resident of rural Vienna since 1983 and a former resident of Downers Grove, Wheaton and Winfield, Illinois, passed away Monday evening, February 12, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Joann was born May 4, 1933 in Chicago (Cook County) Illinois She was the eldest of four children born to Ramon William Zenawick and Loretta Raskey Zenawick.
On April 18, 1953, Joann married her best friend and sweetheart, Dennis J. Marshinski in Chicago, Illinois. Together, they shared over 64 years of marriage.
In addition to her husband, Joann is survived by: a son –Gary R. (Meg) Marshinski of Westmont; 2 daughters – Laura Marie (Scott) Magruder of Decatur and Diane Rose (Ken) Cowin of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; she was the devoted grandmother of Sean, Shannon and Chloe Marshinski, Sara (Uriel) Portillo, Erin (Brian) Asherman, Ryan (Kelly) Marshinski, Alisha (Shawn) Musgrave, Emily (Aaron) Stowell, Scott Magruder, Derek (Brianna) Roepke and Wayne (Jennifer Goeckner) Roepke; she was a loving great grandma to David and Mackenzie Chalmers, Zeke and Everett Asherman, Lucas Marshinski, Rowan Stowell and Kutter Roepke; a caring mother-in-law to Sandra Marshinski of Wheaton; a fond sister of Ramon (Dianne) William Zenawick, Jr. of Lincolnwood; and a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Joann was preceded in death by: her parents, a son – Steven J. Marshinski; a grandson – Joshua Lankford; a brother – Ronald Ramon Zenawick and a sister – Frances Cordello.
Joann had been employed as a secretary and cashier.
She had a passion for gardening and enjoyed a variety of handcrafts, including crochet and knitting. She also enjoyed playing bingo and slots. Joann loved hosting the hog roast and reunion which has been held annually at the family farm for over 25 years.
She is fondly remembered by all as the “hat lady” for her love of beautiful hats or, as she referred to them, “millinery.”
Joann was a parishioner of St. Paul Catholic Church in Vienna. She had also been a member of the Northern Illinois Mothers’ of Twins Club.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.