Josephine "Jo" Mazurkiewicz Posted: 2021-01-04 16:33:06



Josephine “Jo” Mazurkiewicz, 72, of Marengo, died on January 2, 2021.
Jo was born in Germany on March 29, 1948 to parents Thaddeus and Ruth (nee Mandel) Duciewicz. While attending a wedding, Jo caught the eye of Chester Mazurkiewicz and it was love at first sight! They married on June 6, 1970 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past year.
Jo was a shining example to her family of what a strong woman should look like. She was strong willed, affectionate, thoughtful, and kind. She had the uncanny ability to make you feel welcomed and loved. Her family was her whole world, and she was always ready to go on an adventure with her grandchildren. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Jo is survived by her beloved husband, Chester Mazurkiewicz, her children, Jeannette (Charles) Perreault, Michael (Patricia) Mazurkiewicz, Christopher (Corissa) Mazurkiewicz, her grandchildren, Joseph, Cameron, Madison, Dylan, Sophia, Chase, Jesse, Bella, and Jax, her siblings, Christine (Fred) Kriesider, and Alice Costello, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Jo’s name to the Huntley Animal House
Services will be private.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to

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Alice Costello 2021-01-04 20:07:58

Her Beautiful lite still shines and always will. Sharing in your sorrow.

DONALD J FAYAD 2021-01-04 20:12:34

To my friends in the Mazurkiewicz family you guys are my family and have my deepest condolences on the loss of your wife, mother and grand mother. I just can not imagine how much she will be missed again you all have my deepest condolences.

Sandie Elliott 2021-01-05 07:20:57

Maz and family... I know that it is hard to be without Jo, and I feel for all of you. Take comfort in all of your memories of her and she will always be with you.

Celine Patkitny 2021-01-05 11:06:07

There is no words to be found at a time like this not enough tesrs ,sorrow Josephine will be missed and out memory"s of her will stay forever.My condolence to the whole family.

Jennifer Bergeron 2021-01-05 11:15:55

Aunty Jo was full of love and kindness. May her husband, kids, and grandkids always feel her love and light.

Cynthia Montgomery 2021-01-05 11:20:17

Jo was my work out friend for many years. I have fond memories of playing Mexican Train and getting together with our Aerobics gang. I am so sorry for the family’s loss. I will miss Jo, a beautiful person. Cynthia Montgomery

Cathy Paez 2021-01-05 11:52:33

Jo will be missed, She was the life of the party. Prayers during this time for her loving family. Cathy

Loretta Pearson 2021-01-05 12:34:43

My heart is sad today. I know that everyone will remember Jo as a lovely person. I certainly do.

Joel McCloskey 2021-01-05 17:45:39

We send our love to you during this difficult time. Our hearts are saddened but our fond memories will last forever. God bless.

Jeffery and Colleen Johnsen 2021-01-05 18:48:34

So very sorry for the loss of Jo. She was beautiful person inside and out. She will be greatly missed by many!

Lido 2021-01-05 21:11:12

Her hugs were warm, her smile sweet and her words comforting. I loved, respected and admired Jo and I will miss her greatly. My heart will always hold her with care. To her so beloved family go my deepest condolences.

Virginia Stuhrberg 2021-01-05 23:07:23

Alice, I am truly sorry for the unexpected & abrupt loss of your sister. There is little that can be said or done to console at a time like this. Just know you are not alone with your grief. It is shared by those who care for you. I will reach out to you, in the weeks to come, hope you will let me extend myself to you, if there is any way I can be of help. Meantime, please accept my deepest sympathies, both to you & your family. Virginia

Hamid “HAM” Paredes 2021-01-06 14:21:41

Jo will definitely be missed. It was a wonderful pleasure to work with her at Blu Sky Creative. Whenever she was working in the office, her warm smile was there to greet all of us as we walked in. Her love for bowing and traveling and her family was very evident in the conversations we had. She was always a kind to myself and my 2 young boys who would spend time with us at the office during summer breaks. My prayers and condolences to Chester and the rest of Jo’s family.

John Slivka 2021-01-06 16:39:21

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Judy Gleeson 2021-01-06 16:44:35

My most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your wife, sister, mom and grandmother. I have so many wonderful memories of Jo and our fun times together with the aerobic gals! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Sending God‘s peace for comfort, strength and love.

Jennifer Bergeron 2021-01-06 18:08:41

Aunty Jo was full of love and kindness. May her husband, kids, and grandkids always feel her love and light.

Jennifer Bergeron 2021-01-06 18:58:49

Aunty Jo was full of love and kindness. May her husband, kids, and grandkids always feel her love and light.

rick roeschel 2021-01-06 22:18:58

so sorry to hear about this Jo was such a sweet lady and always had fun bowling with her and chester

Loretta Pearson 2021-01-07 08:48:10

My heart is sad today. I know that everyone will remember Jo as a lovely person. I certainly do.

Rich and Heidi Rybar 2021-01-07 12:08:02

So sorry for your loss. We will always remember Jo's smiling face. Fabulous Wife, Mother and dear friend to all of us. She will be missed.

Kurt Begalka 2021-01-08 11:20:17

Dear Chester and family, It was great sadness that I read of Jo's passing and the fading of yet another bright light during these dark times. She was a valued member of the McHenry County Historical Society's "family" and had a passion for local history. We will miss her sense of humor, willingness to pitch in and easy going nature. Rest in peace.

Jimmy Karfis 2021-01-08 15:56:33

Mike I’m so sorry to hear about your mom our condolences from myself and my family to you and your family

Kelli and Rob Dusek 2021-01-08 19:55:01

A smile and kindness like Jo's will never be forgotten. Your laugh and warmth were immeasurable. My deepest condolences. May her wonderful memories flood your hearts with love, not loss. You're all in our thoughts.

Danny and Shana 2021-01-08 20:39:12

We are stunned at the loss of such an absolute beautiful soul that will be greatly missed by so many. Thank you Jo, for the laughs and smiles you gave away so effortlessly. Our hearts are with you Chester.

Alicja Korol and Family 2021-01-10 20:16:39

Uncle Chester, we are so saddened to hear about Aunt Jo's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sending our love and deepest condolences to the whole family.

Witold Nakonieczny (Jozefa’s son) 2021-01-10 20:26:56

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Jo. Sending love and condolences to Uncle Chester and the whole family. Thinking of you from Poland.

Nancy Roozee 2021-01-11 00:13:57

On behalf of the staff and volunteers of the McHenry County Historical Society, we extend our deepest sympathies to Jo's family. Jo was a regular weekly volunteer who could always be counted on for fun conversations and completing her jobs conscientiously and accurately. We will miss her dearly; she was a good friend.

Kirsten Baseley 2021-01-23 09:14:41

I am so saddened by Jo's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of working side by side with her for close to 15 years. Jo was warm, kind, bright and always one of the most loyal and detailed team members ever. She adored her family and Chester and loved her life with her family. Words can not express how much I will miss her. She was an incredible person and a dear friend. Rest in peace, Jo. You are truly loved and missed by many.