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Edward J. Wujek

April 7, 1922 ~ November 21, 2018 (age 96)

Edward Joseph Wujek, 96, of Litchfield, passed away Wed., Nov. 21, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield.  Mr. Wujek was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp. and served on Guadalcanal in the South Pacific during WWII.  He was born on Apr. 7, 1922 in LaSalle – Peru, IL, a son of Stanley & Agnes (Olsztynski) Wujek.   

He married Amelia Lola Garcia on June 29, 1946 in DePue, IL.  She preceded him in death on Nov. 6, 2014. 

Edward was a member of Holy Family Parish in Litchfield and Holy Cross Parish in Mendota.  He served as a volunteer on the Mendota Ambulance service for several years. Over the years, he was self-employed as a farmer.  He had also owned a restaurant, worked as a truck driver and was a watchmaker. 

He is survived by:


   1 son, Dr. Roger (Donna) Wujek, of Litchfield

   1 daughter, Susan Wujek of Chillicothe

   2 grandchildren, Dr. Dan (Rachael) Wujek;

                              Michelle (Roy) Schieferdecker, all of Litchfield

   6 great-grandchildren, Julia, Anthony & Joshua Bader

                                       William & Michael Wujek & Lane Schieferdecker

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 2 brothers, Frank & Steve Wujek; 2 sisters, Louise Witte and Rosemary Allert.


A prayer service will be held Mon.., Nov. 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  Fr. Robert Porter will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m.  Cremation will follow the services.   The family suggests memorials to HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. 

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Donations may be made to:

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Foundation
1215 Franciscan Drive, Litchfield IL 62056

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