Obituary for Martha Bolke (1923-2021) – Lansing, IN

Martha Bolke (nee Suszynski)

October 19, 1923 – April 16, 2021

LANSING, IL – Martha (nee Suszynski) Bolke, 97 years old, from Lansing, Illinois, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021, peacefully surrounded by her family. Martha was born on October 19, 1923 to Paul & Helen Suszynski in Chicago. Martha was led to her death in 1993 by her beloved husband Albert after 47 years of marriage and loving siblings; Adam, Florence, Steve, Eddie, Ted, Theresa (Sue). Martha is survived by her loving children: Al (Cindy) Bolke, Marsha (Louis) Nowaczyk, Penny (Jerry) Goll and Carl Bolke. Loving grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of eight. Many valued nieces and nephews and devoted sister Irene also survived.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral services for Martha will be held in St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the final resting place in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Services and funeral will be private.

Martha was a loving woman, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Martha enjoyed the outdoors, she loved spending time on the farm and working on her landscaping. Martha worked for many years at Sears Robucks Co. in the River Oaks Mall in Calumet City, Illinois. Special thanks go to the exceptional staff at Park Place in St. John, Indiana, for the loving care and attention, especially during Covid, when daily family visits were no longer possible. Martha was a devout Catholic and parishioner at St. Ann’s Church in Lansing. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. SCHROEDER-LAUER FUNERAL HOME was entrusted with the organization.

Published by The Times on April 20, 2021.

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