Julia M. Lingwall, 88, of the Kewanee Care Home, formerly of 704 E. 9th St., Kewanee, passed away at 1:05 AM, Monday, May 27, 2013 at the home. She was born June 3, 1924 in Pana, IL, the daughter of Frank and Julia (Spinner) Matuszyk Sr. She married Richard D. Lingwall on October 6, 1951 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1993.Survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Dwight) McComb of Madison, WI and Susan (Norman) Von Holten of Sheffield, a brother, John Matuszyk of Kewanee, a sister, Sister Ann Margaret Matuszyk of Hamburg, NY, three sister-in-laws, Patricia Heise, Margaret Matuszyk and Marie Matuszyk, all of Kewanee, six grandchildren, Sara (Joel) Powers of McFarland, WI, Scott, Andrew and Emily McComb of Madison, WI, Jill (Dusty) DeRycke of Storm Lake, IA and Jay Von Holten of Macomb, IL and two great grandchildren, Claire and Caroline DeRycke of Storm Lake, IA and many nieces, nephews great nieces and great nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Agnes and Mary Helen, two brothers, Joseph and Frank Jr., a brother-in-law, Edwin Heise and two siblings in infancy.
Julia was a lifelong resident of Kewanee. In the 1940's she worked at the Walworth Company in the shell plant division. For more than 30 years, she and her husband owned and operated Kewanee Redi-Mix Concrete Co. where Julia handled the bookkeeping and answering the phone. She was a member of the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She loved roller skating, the Chicago Cubs, Polka music and spending time with her grandchildren. Julia was well known for making homemade Polish “kielbasa” sausage out of her Northside kitchen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 1at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Celebrant will be Rev. Anthony Bernas. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, May 31 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with a rosary being recited at 4:45 PM. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kewanee. Memorials will be directed to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.