Born: June 16, 1918
Died: January 17, 2013
Prayers for Arthur John Cwerenz of Elgin since 1991 will begin 9:15a.m. Monday January 21, 2013 at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Rd.) Streamwood/Schaumburg to Church of the Holy Spirit. Mass 10:00a.m. Interment St. Joseph.
Visitation will be held Sunday 2:00 - 8:00p.m. at the funeral home.
Arthur, 94, died on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Rolling Meadows. Arhur was born June 16, 1918 in Chicago to Frank and Emily Cwerenz. He married Helen Sawicky of Stambaugh Michigan, on June 7, 1947 at St. Philomena Church in Chicago and she survives.
He is also survived by his son, Jim (Laurie) Cwerenz of Johnsburg, and his daughter Bonnie (Allan) Berkner of Streamwood; five grandchildren; Kristy(Bill) Fry of Elgin, Jim Berkner of Chicago, Amy Cwerenz of Burnsville, MN and Diana and Brian Cwerenz of Johnsburg and two great grandchildren, Austin and Alex Fry of Elgin.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers; Edward, Jacob, John and Herman.
Art grew up in Chicago on Tripp Avenue. Part of the “Greatest Generation”, he served in the Army in World War !!; and was awarded the Purple Heart. After marrying Helen they lived in Chicago until 1973 when the family moved to Addison. In 1991, Art and Helen moved to Elgin to be closer to family. Art spent his career as a pricing specialist for Lindberg Steel where he worked for over 40 years. In retirement Art loved to spend time gardening and feeding the birds. He held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them whenever he could. Art will be remembered as a gentle man who was always there to help a friend.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Wounded Warrior Project. (630) 289-8054 or www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com.