Marie Helen Szymcek
Marie Helen Szymcek, 94, of Granite City, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born December 8, 1919 in Panama, the daughter to Joseph and Anna nee: Kwiatkowski Costa.
In 1936 she married Victor Szymcek at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East St. Louis.
She was one of the first ladies to work as a realtor and was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Rose Szymcek of Granite City, Nancy Harshany of Lenexa, KS and Janice Groboski of Bonne Terre, MO; sons, Victor J. Szymcek of Herrin, and Anthony Alexander of Albany, OR; 16 grandchildren, Gabrielle, Angela, Nathan, John, Jill, Victoria, Tashia, Tim, Barbara, Philip, Becky, Pat, Jeff, Laura, Dawn and Darin; 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband,Victor Szymcek; mother, Anna Costa; father, Joseph Costa; daughters, Barbara Duffin and Judith Szymcek; son, Joseph L. Szymcek; sisters, Stella Cygan, Rosemary Costa and Josephine “Babe” Sak; and two grandchildren, David and Dennis Duffin.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Wojstrom Funeral home & Crematory. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com