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Genevieve Georgette "Jenny" (Kapusta) Ozanic

January 23, 1927 ~ December 21, 2017 (age 90)

Name: Genevieve Georgette "Jenny" Ozanic     Age: 90
Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:10 am  Place: Villa Senior Care Community, Sherman, IL
Born: January 23, 1927  Place: Benld, IL
Father: the late:  Peter S. Kapusta     Mother: the late:  Magdalene R. Koniak Kapusta
Spouse: the late: Joseph John  Ozanic, Jr. died October 24, 2003
      Date of Marriage: November 17, 1956
      Place of Marriage: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Benld, IL 
Schooling:  attended Benld Grade School and graduated from Benld High School High School with the Class of 1945.    Graduated from St. John Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois  with a degree as a  certified nursing assistant.
Church:  St. John Paul II Catholic  Church formerly Church of The Ascension, Mt. Olive, IL.  Member of the Altar and Rosary Society she worked at the chicken dinners and funeral lunches and was known by the ladies as the "gravy lady".  She attended mass daily.
Occupation: Nursing Assistant at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, Illinois and Country Care Nursing Home, Staunton, Illinois. //  An accomplished  cook in various area restaurants.
Organizations: became a Dominican Tertiary in 1954. //   Received The Woman of Distinction D.C.C.W. award in Springfield, Illinois. She was affectionally nicknamed "MamaO" as an ABATE member & volunteer for 5+ years, making gravy and dressing for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner, serving the elderly & needy in Springfield.
Interests: Loved baseball all of her life and was a fanatical St. Louis Cardinal Fan.  
Survivors:  1 Son:  Mike Ozanic //  6 Daughters: Mary  Ozanic of Denver, CO  //  JoAnn Ozanic of Las Vegas, NV  //  Kati (Bernd "Yolle") Ozanic- Lemberger of Houston, TX //  Jennifer Ozanic of Houston, TX //  Alice (Stacey) Furlow of Springfield, IL // &  Bobbi Ozanic (Companion Howard Nation)  of Springfield, IL // 1 Sister, Leona Colette Kapusta a.k.a. Sister Mary Stephanie O.P. of Springfield, IL // 4 Grandchildren, Josie,// Jacob //, Josef "Sepp" //  & Lilli.
Preceded in Death: Parents, Peter S. & Magdalene R. Koniak  Kapusta //  Husband, Joseph John Ozanic, Jr.  // 1 Son; Joseph John Ozanic III a proud Eagle Scout // 1 Brother: Sylvan Peter Kapusta // 1 Sister:  Florence Eleanora Kapusta a.k.a.. Sister Mary Bernardine O.P.
Visitation:   10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 until the time of service at  11:00 a.m.  Saint John Paul II Catholic Church, Mt. Olive, 
Funeral  Mass:  Begins at 11:00 a.m. December 28, 2017  with daughters Bobbi & Alice leading the rosary at the beginning of the mass..
Burial:  Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive, IL.
Clergy: Father Tom Hagstrom & Father Larry Anschutz
Pallbearers:  Son: Mike Ozanic // Grandsons: Jacob Furlow & Sepp Lemberger // Son-In-Laws: Stacey Furlow and Yolle Cemberger //  & Friend: Howard Nation.
Lunch:  for family and friends will follow in the St. John Paul II Church Hall. served by the ladies of the Altar & Rosary Society  
Memorials:  Union Miners Cemetery
Becker & Son Funeral Home  Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.

 Service Information

December 28, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint John Paul II Parish
705 east Main Street
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

Funeral Mass
December 28, 2017

11:00 AM
Saint John Paul II Parish
705 east Main Street
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

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