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Marion J. Konieczny age 78, of Plainfield, died Thursday, January 3, 2002 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, IL. He was born November 21, 1923 in Chicago, IL.

Survived by his wife, Adele (nee Chudzik); five children, Raymond of Morris, IL, John of Plainfield, IL, Janice Duda of Villa Park, IL, Elizabeth (Jerry) Zezulka of Ada, Michigan, Michele Foran of Plainfield, IL; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Emily (Stanley) Novak of Carefree, Arizona, and Jeanette (Walter) Shipinski of Batavia, IL. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary, and sister, Lottie Glos.

He served U.S. Army WWII. Retired truck driver J.I. Case and International Harvester in 1989. Member American Legion Post #13. Plainfield resident the past 25 years.

Visitation 4-9 p.m. Friday at Overman-Jones Funeral Home, 309 Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 129 S. Division St., Plainfield, IL. Interment will be private.

The Herald News (Joliet, IL) - Friday, January 4, 2002

(courtesy of J. Edward Ross)

Grave marker for Marion J. Konieczny who, despite what was stated in the obituary at left, is buried in Section 9A Site 934 of the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood (Will county), Illinois.

Marion enlisted in the Army on 15 February 1943 and was a member of Company G, 508th PIR.

He was hospitalized in March 1943 while the regiment was training in jump school at Fort Benning.  He may have suffered a jump related injury and did not return to the 508th.


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