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Mary TF Ziemkowski

October 17, 1948 — December 1, 2023

Coal Valley, Illinois

Mary TF Ziemkowski, 75, of Coal Valley, Illinois, died Friday, December 1, 2023, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa.

A memorial mass is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Coal Valley, with Father Anthony Ego officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline.  The family will greet friends at a funeral luncheon back at the church immediately following burial.  Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley, is entrusted with arrangements.

Thank you, Jesus, for an amazing ride on my very full satisfying life with your ongoing presence, support, & abundance of wonderful miraculous gifts! And the unfolding awareness of letting you be God! Yes Jesus Your Way! Thanks for ALL, Jesus!

I have been alive with YOU from deep within & surrounded by YOU, incredibly supportive people & amazing creation sharing passions which have mutually energized us to be who we are all created to be!

Thank you sooooo much for all of my precious, multi-talented, gifted, graced spiritual companions:

John & Mary, my folks, who with you gave me life!

Mike, my loving, prayerful, generous, creative, innovative, supportive, unflagging, humorous, ever unfolding Precious Rose of your love… Your perfect choice of a husband for me!

Melissa, our wise, insightful, inspiring, straightforward, incredibly versatile, adventurous, personable, empathic… fun soccer passion sharer… Your perfect choice of a daughter for us!

JC, our motivated, inspiring, intelligent, focused, pensive, innovative IT chef griller… with whom you graced our family as the perfect choice of our son-in-law for us.

Nicole, our compassionate, loving, gifted, animal whispering, organizing, creative, artistic, lyrical dancer… Your perfect choice of a granddaughter for us!

Ann, my encouraging, empathic, financially savvy, energized, holistic theatre/marketer, world issue mutual phone fixer, NPR enjoyer, fellow sports fans… my bestest sister I ever had!

Mary Jo, my capable, event organizer, generous, attentive, focused, encouraging, faithful loyal family heritage keeper… wonderful sister-in-law!

And for all the other life giving people I’ve encountered along my path of life (you all know who all of you other special people are as well)!

I also very much appreciate your other many generous gifts, Jesus: Eucharist, spontaneous prayer, photography, hyper-sensitivity, empathy, journaling, creative writing, sticker art, nature exploring (especially Birch Lake & our yard), gardening, walks, runs!

All your generosity has brought me much joy, happiness & fulfillment in YOU… sometimes midst mountain top celebrations or valley pain & suffering… & yet through all, Jesus, You’ve always been there with us all!

I am now experiencing the fullness of Your Eucharistic Presence… definitely better than a million pictures… lol!!!

May you all continue to receive & share all Love in Christ’s Peace celebrating life giving opportunities midst light & shadow till next we meet in a different dimension… awaiting the final fulfillment of Christ’s flourishing plan for us all… My Huge Hug for ALL & I LOVE You sooooo much!

Should you choose please make a donation to the charity of your choice in my name… in lieu of flowers…

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Mass

Saturday, December 9, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church

220 E. 22nd Avenue, Coal Valley, IL 61240

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Graveside Service

Saturday, December 9, 2023

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