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Harriet Musielak
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Obituary for Harriet Musielak

Harriet (Jadwiga) Musielak was born on February 10, 1925 in Zarzecze, Poland to John and Adolfina (nee Krywulko) Nowicki. She died Monday, February 26, 2018 in Arlington Heights.

Harriet was a compassionate, high-spirited lady, who loved to laugh, and whose amazing strength enabled her to look beyond life’s challenges, from surviving life in a WW II slave labor camp to the hardships of building a good life from nothing for herself and her family. She loved people, especially children, as well as animals, and always saw the good in others while never in herself. Harriet was truly after the heart of God. She had a passion for spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandson, and is loved dearly by all.

Harriet is survived by her children, Barbara (Gerry) Cukierski and Hank (Michelle) Musielak; son-in-law, Richard Nitka, grandchildren, Michael (Sandra) Cukierski, Nick (Alyssa) Cukierski, Brianna Musielak, Justin Musielak, Tim Nitka and Kristin Nitka; and great-grandson, Connor Cukierski.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kazimierz Musielak, her daughter, Theresa Nitka, her parents, and siblings, Maryla, Anna and Michael.

Visitation Monday, March 5, 2018 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 North Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Prayers 9:15 am, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the funeral home proceeding to at St. James Catholic Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 for a 10:00 am Funeral Mass. Committal Prayers to be held at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to following charities:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org., Every Dog Counts Rescue at www.edcr.org and Live Like Roo at Livelikeroo.org.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFuneralHome.com or (847) 253-0168.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

5

Feb

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Prayers

Tuesday

6

Mar

9:15 AM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

6

Mar

10:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church

831 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-9959

Every Dog Counts Rescue

Live Like Roo

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