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Thomas Iwanski

December 20, 1930 — January 9, 2024

Davenport Crystal Lake

Steadfast friend. Enthusiastic handball player. Owner of the world's first floorboard-less car. Maker of the Chicago jazz scene. Player of "Tiger". Kisser of boo-boos. Helper with homework. Fixer of any and every thing. Proprietor of the finest garage workbench on the northwest side of the city.

Working side-by-side, taught his daughter how to change the oil on the family car. Weaver of words in search of a punchline. Sliver remover. U.S. calvary, minus the horses. Inexplicable fan of hospital food. Lifelong provider. Lifelong example. Builder of easels, drawing boards and one incredible family.

Son. Brother. Husband. Uncle. Brother-in-law. Father-in-law. Father. Grandfather. Great-Grandfather. Emphasis on great.

Loving husband of Antoinette for 67 years.

Ideal father to Jean Heckman (Jeff) and John. Doting grandfather to Cameron (Nicole) and Jacob (Allison). Astonished great-grandfather to Huxley, Emmett, and Gideon. Uncle to a host of fond nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be greatly appreciated. You can make a donation online at https://www.stjude.org/donate or via mail 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2024 from 10am until the time of Mass at 12pm at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 1023 McHenry Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Entombment will follow at Maryhill Catholic Cemetery, 8600 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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