Michael Anthony Sikorski, 96, of Granite City, passed away at 4:55 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at his home.
He was born June 20, 1920, in St. Louis, a son of the late Michael Anthony and Mary (Pulinski) Sikorski. He married Florence A. (Cleary) Sikorski on June 29, 1946, in St. Louis and she passed away on Dec. 28, 2009. Michael retired from Alfred Weber Dress Company after many years of dedicated service as a pattern cutter. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II with the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and enjoyed watching baseball. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends. He is survived by seven children, Thomas Timmons of Arnold, Mo., Robert (Jeanie) Timmons of Roan Mountain, Tenn., Mary (Stanley) Liszewski of Warren Robin, Ga., Doris Tucker of Collinsville, Patricia Warren of Granite City, Kathy Hunt of Mitchell and Lawrence (Cindy) Sikorski of Dolphin Island, Ala.; 29 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerome Sikorski of St. Louis; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by five children, James Timmons, Judith Jeffries, Joanie Sikorski, Michael Sikorski and Gerald Sikorski; two brothers, Marice and Floyd Sikorski; and a sister, Rosemary Hendricks.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, with Father John Patrick Day, CP, as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or to Heartland Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home; irwinchapel.com.