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Barbara M. Dworzak

September 7, 1941 — April 17, 2023


Barbara M. Dworzak

Gastonia – Barbara M. Dworzak, 81, passed away on April 17, 2023.

Barbara was born on September 7, 1941 in to the late Samuel and Ruth Casalino. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas Dworzak.

Barbara was strong in her faith and thought and prayed for others before herself. She loved her family fiercely and had a great love for all animals.

She is survived by her children; Lauri Dworzak (Angie) and Christine Dworzak (Pete); brother, Bill McMurray (Jan); her grandchildren, Rheannon Rivera, Kevin Schuetz, and Daniel Schuetz; and her long-time partner, Trevor Reisz, who cared for her through thick and thin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday April 25, 2023 at St Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 700 N. River Road, Des Plains, IL 60016.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local animal shelter.

Condolences may be made online at

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the family.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

10:00 - 11:15 am (Eastern time)

St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic School

411 N Wheeling Rd, Prospect Heights, IL 60070

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