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WALTER R. WINIECKI

August 2, 1922 February 24, 2009
WALTER R. WINIECKI
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Obituary for WALTER R. WINIECKI

WINIECKI, WALTER ROMAN WWII US NAVY FIGHTER PILOT, CALL SIGN “WINNIE”. US NAVY/AIR FORCE PACIFIC FLEET, COMMISSIONED TO USS KITKUN BAY CARRIER CVE-71. SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED NAVAL AVIATOR MISSIONS IN HIS COMPOSITE SQUADRON VC-63 FLYING THE F4F WILDCAT, F6F HELLCAT AND THE FM2 AIRCRAFT OVER 600 HOURS ABOVE THE PACIFIC OCEAN. A GRADUATE OF ST. JOHN OF GOD, LINDBLOOM, TOP GUN FLIGHT ACADEMY, WINGS WERE CEREMONIOUSLY PRESENTED IN PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, DePAUL UNIVERSITY WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION. MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDED SAINT VALENTINE’S LODGE, GOOD FELLOWSHIP CLUB, ST. JOHN OF GOD CHOIR, P.R.C.U.A. WALTER WAS REUNITED WITH EUGENIA nee SOJKA. LOVING FATHER OF CELESTE (JOE) HLOUSCHEK, BRIAN & THE LATE DARRYL WINIECKI. HE ALSO CELEBRATED A JOYOUS REUNION WITH STEVE (VIRG), ED “WHITEY” (CLARA), JOE (RITA), SIGMUND (MILDRED) & HELEN. WALTER’S LIFE EXEMPLIFIED COURAGE, HONOR & STRENGTH. HIS STRONG FAITH AND PERSEVERANCE NAVIGATED HIM THROUGH LIFE’S JOURNEYS. STRONG IN SPIRIT AND DEVOTED DEDICATION WAS INSPIRATIONAL IN DAILY LIFE. WE ARE DEEPLY HONORED BY THE DISTINGUISHED PRIVILEGE THAT YOU ALLOWED US TO TAKE YOUR FINAL FLIGHT WITH YOU. YOU HAVE BEEN CLEARED FOR TAKE OFF. GODSPEED DAD. YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN YOUR WINGS. VISITATION FRIDAY FROM 2 TO 9 P.M. FUNERAL SATURDAY 9:00 A.M. FROM THE ROBERT J. SHEEHY & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 9000 W. 151ST STREET, ORLAND PARK TO ST. BRUNO CHURCH, 4751 S. HARDING, CHICAGO, MASS 11:00 A.M. INTERMENT RESURRECTION CEMETERY. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS DONATIONS TO DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, P.O. BOX 14301, CINCINNATI, OH 45250 WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

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Visitation

Friday

27

Feb

2:00 PM 2/27/2009 2:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 2/27/2009 9:00:00 PM
ROBERT J. SHEEHY & SONS FUNERAL HOME - ORLAND PARK

9000 W. 151ST STREET
ORLAND PARK, IL

ROBERT J. SHEEHY & SONS FUNERAL HOME - ORLAND PARK
9000 W. 151ST STREET ORLAND PARK IL
United States

Service

Saturday

28

Feb

11:00 AM 2/28/2009 11:00:00 AM
ST. BRUNO CHURCH

4751 S. HARDING
CHICAGO, IL

ST. BRUNO CHURCH
4751 S. HARDING CHICAGO IL
United States
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