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Delores M. Katich

Delores M. Katich, 96, of Wilsonville, passed away at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 at 9:13 a.m.

She was born April 20, 1927, in Benld, to George Chiado and Mary Margherio Chiado Bernardini.

She married George W. Katich on Nov. 25, 1948 at St. Joseph’s Church, Benld.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1996.

She was a homemaker.  Delores enjoyed cooking, canning, and going to their cabin call the 6 Pack Den on the river at Hardin.

She is survived by her son, George (Debbie Magee) Katich Jr. of Lake Zurich; sister, Catherine Roglis of Mt. Clare; sister in law, Ruth (Jim) Kirk of Festus, MO; several nieces and nephews.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, brother, Victor Bernardini and sister, Evelyn Brania.

Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld and with the Funeral mass held at St. Joseph’s Church, Benld.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Church or Benld Cemetery.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, is in charge of the arrangements.