Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Ardell Rose Woitalewicz, "Della"

Passed away on September 30, 2019

Ardell Rose “Della” Woitalewicz, age 86, late of Hammond formerly of East Side.  Passed away September 30, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Gilbert.  Loving mother of Gerry (Julie) Woitalewicz, Robert (Donna Havlovick) Woitalewicz, Pam (Joe) Benkovich and the late Tim Woitalewicz.  Devoted grandmother of Stephanie, Megan, Jenna, Danielle and Shannon.  Cherished great-grandmother of 9.  Dearest sister of Mary Lou Kempe.  Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Ardell was a retired employee of Illinois Central Railroad and former employee of South Shore Hospital.  She was a longtime parishioner of St. George Church, an avid bingo player and enjoyed gambling.  Visitation Friday 2-8pm. Funeral Services Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00am at the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617.  Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.  773-731-2749.  www.elmwoodchapel.com.

Funeral Service:
Elmwood Chapel
11200 S. Ewing Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:00 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Road
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm

"Many fond memories of you and my mom. You were a very kind hearted soul who always smiled and brought joy to those that you met on your journey in this world. May your memory be a blessing to your family. "
- Jojo Laczkowski Ellison Hine
October 1, 2019 5:12 pm

"I'm so sorry for your loss i have a lot of good memories "
- Mary compateso
October 1, 2019 7:40 pm

"So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother , Grandmother . We will always have wonderful memories of going out with your Mom and Dad to all the Polka places when we were younger . Oh the fun we had . 8 people in one car singing Christmas songs in the middle of July with all the windows open . Cherish your memories ❤️❤️"
- Toni Sawicki
October 2, 2019 4:57 pm

"Gerry, Pam and Robert, Ardell was one of the greatest in all areas. But mostly....the greatest Mom around.... all the kids felt like she was their mom too they could all talk to her like she was one of us. We all loved her immensely. And we love you guys... We pray that God will be with you now. "
- George and Kathe Mijatovic & Family
October 2, 2019 7:39 pm

Candles Lit
"You've brought joy to all those blessed to have known you. You'll be missed by all, Buscia. "
- Brian & Kristy O'Neill
October 1, 2019 8:27 pm

"We will miss you so much, Buscia! Watch over us, we love you. Stephanie, Aiden, Jackson and Rylan "
- Stephanie Guenther
October 2, 2019 6:12 am

"We love you so much, Buscia! "
- Jenna Benkovich
October 2, 2019 9:28 am

"Sorry for your loss of your Mother, Grandmother, n Sister, y'all are in my thoughts n prayers, God bless y'all"
- Marcella Godbold
October 2, 2019 5:48 pm