Born: September 13, 1944
Died: January 03, 2014
Bernadette “Cookie” A. Luchinski (Miedziak), 69, formerly of Franklin Park, IL, Mesa, AZ and most recently Naperville, IL passed away in her sleep January 3, 2014. She was born in Chicago and spent most of her life in Franklin Park. Until she moved back to Illinois, she continued to do what she loved – care for children, at St. Timothy Catholic Church daycare in Mesa.
She is survived by her sons Thomas (Lona Noel Prexler) and Daniel (Amy Smiley), and daughter Tammie Anne (Mike Schaffer), and grandchildren Hannah Christine, Leah Danielle, Tyler Braden, Ariana Rose, and Alexa Marie. She is also survived by her brother Steven E. Miedziak(Kathy Samuelson) of Laramie, WY.
Bernadette was preceded in death by her husband Edward S., daughter Debra Marie, and her parents Steven and Albina (Ciasto) Miedziak.
Visitation will be held at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL on Wednesday January 8 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Prayers will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday January 9 at the funeral home, followed by funeral mass at 10:00 at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 480 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn. Final interment will be at Mariposa Gardens, 400 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ on Saturday January 11, beginning with a visitation at 10:00 a.m. interment following at 11:00.