Genevieve Bazan (1923-2016)

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January 20, 1923 – January 14, 2016 

Genevieve Bazan, age 92, of O’Fallon, born January 20, 1923 in Jakobka, Poland, died Thursday, January 14, 2016 at her home, with family at her side.

Mrs. Bazan immigrated to the United States with her husband and young son in 1950. After raising six children, Genevieve worked as a trim assembler with Brown Shoe Company. She was a devoted wife and mother, and took great pride in cooking, always preparing good meals in her home. She was a much-loved mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband Vincent Bazan, whom she married June 27, 1948 in Germany, and who passed away Febraury 6, 2014; her parents Josef and Viktoria, nee Waberska, Szymczak; and her son Richard Bazan.

Surviving are her five children Eugene (Diane) Bazan of Fairview Heights, Theresa (Vernon) Swalley of Caseyville, Edmund, Carol and Patricia Bazan, all of O’Fallon; daughter-in-law Margie Bazan of Nevada City, Calif.; and five grandchildren Isaac (Gillian) Bazan, Malachi (Anisa) Bazan, Rose (Chris) Hall, all of Calif.,  Grace (Jeff) Nelson, of Memphis, Tenn., and Gregory Bazan of Fairview Heights, Ill.

Memorial donations are suggested to Heartland Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended to the family by visiting

Visitation was held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O’Fallon. Funeral took place following visitation on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at the funeral home, with Rev. James Deiters officiating. Private interment at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Arrangements entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home O’Fallon, Illinois.