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Marilyn C. (Née Tomac) Strle

December 28, 1948 — June 18, 2022

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Marilyn C. (Née Tomac) Strle, age 73, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in the comfort of her home.

Born December 28, 1948 in Joliet, Marilyn was the daughter of August A. and Catherine M. (Née Plese) Tomac. Marilyn resided in the Joliet/Crest Hill area her entire life.

Marilyn served many individuals in the local community through public service positions and various industries like aviation, hospitality and healthcare to name a few. Marilyn joyfully retired from the workforce to pursue hobbies and interests such as walking/hiking, kayaking, photography, painting, drawing, traveling and playing music. Marilyn enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s events.  Many will remember Marilyn for her bright personality, kind and generous heart, zest for lifelong learning, her love of nature, appreciation of the fine arts, active lifestyle and passion for her family and friends.

Marilyn is survived by her sweetheart and partner of 7 years, Tom

Demask; daughters, Shelly (Jeff) Maliska and Jennifer (Dwayne)

Marcum; grandchildren, Holly and Jeffrey Maliska II, Joelle

Marcum, Bethany (Jeremy) Darby and Alec Marcum, and loving

brother, August (Karen) Tomac. Marilyn is also survived by her pets

JD, Tigger, Tomster, Puff and Socks. 

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, August and Catherine

Tomac.

Marilyn’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring

staff of Lightways Hospice (Chrissy, Kathy, Georgette, Julie, Blanca)

and the many professionals that have worked with and cared for

Marilyn over the past few years.  Special thanks to Millie with

Comfort Keepers for her loving care.

A celebration of Marilyn’s life event will be held on Saturday, July 16,

2022 at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black

Road, Joliet, IL 60435. Family will greet relatives and friends from

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. followed by a Commerative tribute at 3:00 p.m.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the genuine care and direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL 815-735-2125, in celebration of Marilyn’s fervent life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider planting a tree, adopting a pet or

making a donation in Marilyn’s name to Lightways Hospice, Will

County Humane Society or the organization of your choice in

celebration of her beautiful life with us.

Relatives and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book by logging onto: www.PleseFuneralservices.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marilyn C. (Née Tomac) Strle, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation and Gathering

Saturday, July 16, 2022

1:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home

1500 Black Rd, Joliet, IL 60435

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Commerative Tribute

Saturday, July 16, 2022

3:00 - 4:00pm (Central time)

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home

1500 Black Rd, Joliet, IL 60435

Plant Tree

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