VIOLET RUTH PETKUS Violet Ruth Petkus left St Josephs Medical Center in Joliet, IL on 22 April 2017 to join holy angels and other saints of God in heaven with her Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Born in Rockdale, IL on 26 November 1921, she was preceded in death by her remarkable parents Joseph and Mary Anne (nee Jankauskas) Smaidris, her beloved brothers Stephen and James and her dear sister Stella Anderson. The widow of her loving husband, Joseph J. Petkus, she is survived by her sons Joseph J. Petkus III, Bruce G. Petkus, his wife Stephanie R. (nee Stempien) Petkus, and their sons Michael and Gregory. Dear nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren and also mourn her loss. "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1). Visitation for the late Violet R. Petkus will be held at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home at 1500 Black Rd, Joliet, IL 60435 on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a. m. Her funeral at St. Patricks Church in Joliet will follow at 11:00 a.m. Please join in as we commemorate her precious life on earth, and also at the grave side service after the funeral. Anyone wishing to contribute charitably in her name may want to consider Rainbow Hospice.
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