LILLIAN M. MATLOCK (nee Prajzner), age: 91 of East Chicago, IN, passed away December 17, 2021. She was born on February 25, 1930, to the late Joseph & Mary Prajzner, the 7th of 8 children. She was raised in Calumet City, IL, and made her homes there and in East Chicago.
She was preceded in death in 2003 by her loving and devoted husband of over 49 years, Stephen A. Matlock; as well as older sisters: Josephine Prajzner, Bernice (late Chester) Bolanowski, Estelle (late Chester) Radecki,Genevieve (late Albert) Pietzrak, and brothers: Edward F. Prajzner, Stanley F. Prajzner, and Frank Prajzner.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children: two sons: Stephen M. (Linda) Matlock of Indianapolis, IN, and Mark (Deborah) Matlock of Highland, IN; one daughter Linda M. (Dianne Bach) Matlock of Las Vegas, NV; one grandson: Gavin Matlock; four granddaughters: Abigail (Josh) Cantwell, Bethaney (Josh) Wolf, Hayley Matlock, and Sarah Bass; 7 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; Treasured and appreciated friends who assisted in Lillian’s care: Angela Rodriguez, Jennifer Herr, and Sarah Bass.
Lillian worked in the nursery of St. Margaret Mary Hospital in the late 1940’s; during this time she enjoyed big band dancing, ice-skating, roller-skating, and nickel-juke boxes….until she became a wife and mother in 1953. She was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle and St. Stanislaus Catholic Churches during her lifetime. She was a Life Member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Unit #3029, and a Life Member and Past President of the American Legion Unit #369 Auxiliary 8/40, where she travelled the country for over 50 years with her husband representing the veterans of Post #369 at National and State conventions. She enjoyed casino gambling and was a classic movie enthusiast.
Services will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2022 beginning with visitation at Castle Hill Funeral Home: 248 155th Place, Calumet City, IL from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial to follow across the street at 11:00 a.m. at Jesus, Shepherd of Souls Catholic Church (formerly St. Andrew the Apostle) at 768 Lincoln Ave, Calumet City, IL 60409. Lillian will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, IL.
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