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Katherine Bystricky

Published August 17,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Katherine Bystricky, 79, of Gurnee, IL, was born to eternal life on August 15, 2020 at her home surrounded by family.  She was born on June 28, 1941 in Poland to Józef and Rozalia (nee Matyasik) Dawiec and immigrated to the United States when she was 21 years old. She married Cyril Bystricky, and traveled the world with him, in service of our country, until his retirement from the United States Army.  They settled in Highwood, IL where she worked tirelessly managing their home, and helping to raise and to provide for their two daughters.  Her life was characterized by her dedication to her family and to her faith.  Her warm, inviting smile lit up a room and she will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. Katherine is survived by her children Katherine (Daniel) Clancy and RoseMary (Ross) Adams, her grandchildren Bryan Clancy, John Clancy, Meredith Clancy, Katherine Adams, and Jack Adams, and her sister Anna Weglarz of Poland.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cyril M. Bystricky, her siblings: Jan, Maria, Wladyslaw, Józef, Stefania, Apolonia, and her cousin John Jeziorski. A visitation and funeral Mass are scheduled for August 20, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am with the Mass commencing at 11am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be privately held at Fort Sheridan Cemetery in Highwood, IL. The funeral Mass will be live streamed through St. Gilbert’s Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/StGilbertChurch/.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Memorial donations may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

14 replies on “Katherine Bystricky”

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Kathy, your Family, Relatives and Friends.
    All my Love,

  2. I remember Auntie Kathy as such a bright, fun loving, generous and hard working soul. May our memories of her keep her alive in our hearts. Love to her family and friends. LuAnn Zubak

  3. Momma Bystricky you were my second mom, spending time with me during holidays when my mother could. You were a joy and always had a smile for me and a hug . Momma Bystricky you will be missed. Thank you for all the fond memories. ❤️

  4. Our group from the health club where we met Kathy will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

  5. Aunt Kathy was a wonderful, caring and sweet woman. I consider myself very lucky to have her in my life for 51 years. My father, mother and sisters all adored her. I have so many fond memories of growing up with the Bystricky Family. She had a beautiful smile and laugh and I will always treasure every moment spent with her. May she rest in peace knowing that she touched the hearts of so many around her.

  6. There was nothing like her smile and her laugh and her no nonsense comments! Will miss hearing her voice. Love to all the family

  7. Dear Kathy and family:
    Please know Dan and I are holding you close in our prayers and heart during this difficult time. All of you have another guardian angel to look over you and to pray to.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kathy’s family and loved ones. We have all lost a great friend and an even better person.Kathy, you will be sorely missed in our weekly activities.
    May you rest in peace.

  9. Dear Kathy and family,
    Sending all our love and prayers to all of you. Prayers for peace in your heart and loving memories.
    With love and our deepest sympathy,
    The McKays

  10. We appreciated the livestream of the beautiful memorial service at St. Gilbert. Hers was a life clearly well lived. Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers for your entire family.

  11. We were sorry we couldn’t be with you for the beautiful memorial mass, but appreciated the livestream. Hers was a life clearly well lived. Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers for your entire family.

  12. Kochana Ciociu Kasiu, odpoczywaj w pokoju wiecznym. Rodzina w Polsce modli się o spokój Twojej duszy.
    Modlimy się również o pokój w sercach Twojej najbliższej rodziny ; córek , zięciów i wnuków.

  13. Kathy and Rosemary,
    I was very saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her and how actively involved she was in your lives! She was always kind to me; at the commissary, pool anywhere she ran into me. My prayers and thoughts are with you both.

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