Mary Kowalewski, 72, of Bensenville passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. She was born on June 21, 1948 the daughter of Ralph and Irene (Stefanski) Laine. At a wedding for her cousin, she met the man who would be the love of her life, Keith Kowalewski. He made her the beautiful, blushing bride she was born to be on August 21, 1971. The lived happily together and raised their 5 children in Bensenville. She was the matriarch of four generations and her tradition of love and family will live on through he children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She will forever be missed but we all find comfort that she has finally been reunited with her late husband.
She is survived by four devoted daughters: Jeanie (Robert) Cowan, Lena Kowalewski, Gwenn Kowalewski, and Katie Kowalewski; her adoring son, Keith Kowalewski Jr; her four cherished grandchildren: Dillon Cowan, Nathan (Breanna) Cowan, Trever Dux, and Raina Rodriguez; her two precious great grandchildren: Stirling and Genevieve Cowan; her dear brother, Ralph Laine; and her two loving sisters: Renee Boyle and Karen Laine; as well as many other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her late husband, Keith and her parents, Ralph and Irene Laine.
Private services are being held for the family. Arrangements handled by Geils Funeral Home. For information, please call: (630) 766-3232.